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59% of Aussies plan to be smarter with money in 2017^
 


A recent survey suggests the majority (59%) of Australians plan to be smarter with their money in the new year.^
So now that 2017 has arrived, it's a perfect time to sort your health cover before your savings resolution becomes a distant memory.

Plus, who wants to cut down on the fun things when you could save on health insurance like the Blake Family from Victoria? They found a health policy better suited to their needs and saved $90 per month!

Being on the right policy is vital, otherwise you could end up not being covered for what you really need, or paying for cover you're unlikely to use - such as pregnancy. So read up on our top 5 tips and find peace of mind with a better value health policy in 2017.

59% of Aussies plan to be smarter with money in 2017^

Here's 5 ways to find a better value health policy 

Simply get a great deal on eligible health insurance with iSelect by November 14, 2015 for your chance to win 250,000 Qantas Points*

Where could 250,000 Qantas Points take you?

Take the family diving in Noumea

Skiing trip for two in Japan

Live the dream in LA

Culture adventure in Singapore

Enjoy culture and coastal reefs on a gorgeous island getaway.

Get to the slopes of Japan for some perfect powder.

Fly the family to Singapore and enjoy some of the best street food in the world. 

Head to the home of the movies and enjoy the glamour of Hollywood.

*Taxes fees and carrier charges may apply in addition to Qantas Points required for reward flights. Destinations quoted are based on a Classic Flight Rewards (flying Economy) from Sydney to Noumea return for four persons are 144,000 Qantas Points (accurate as at 15 October 2015). From Sydney to Narita (Tokyo) return for two persons is 144,000 Qantas Points (accurate as of 15 October 2015). From Sydney to Singapore return for two persons is 192,000  Qantas Points (accurate as of 15 October 2015). From Sydney to Los Angeles return for two persons is 144,000 Qantas Points (accurate as of 15 October 2015) View full terms and conditions 

 

Offer ends November 14, 2015. Compare with iSelect today

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^Excludes corporate offers and special deals.

iSelect compares policies from our partners whose logos appear above.Due to commercial arrangements, not all policies available from our partners are compared by iSelect and not all policies compared by iSelect will be available at all times.


A recent survey suggests the majority (59%) of Australians plan to be smarter with their money in the new year.^
So now that 2017 has arrived, it's a perfect time to sort your health cover before your savings resolution becomes a distant memory.

Plus, who wants to cut down on the fun things when you could save on health insurance like the Blake Family from Victoria? They found a health policy better suited to their needs and saved $90 per month!

Being on the right policy is vital, otherwise you could end up not being covered for what you really need, or paying for cover you're unlikely to use - such as pregnancy. So read up on our top 5 tips and find peace of mind with a better value health policy in 2017.

Compare from our range of health funds and switch to a plan that suits your current needs and budget.




* Excludes corporate offers and special deals
 

Tip #2

Look for payment discounts

Tip #1

Tip #1

Review your current policy 

When your life stage or circumstances change, it's important to make sure you still have the right cover. For example, you wouldn't want to be a 25 year old covered for dentures, a grandmother insured for IVF, or paying for pregnancy cover when your baby making days are over. 

Tip #1

Tip #2

Look for payment discounts.

Some providers offer a discount for paying by direct debit rather than credit card. If you're in the position to do so, you may be able to save by paying the cost of your annual premium up front.

Tip #1

Review your policy to ensure it suits your current lifestyle.

When your life stage or circumstances change, it's important to make sure you still have the right cover. For example, you wouldn't want to be a 25 year old covered for dentures, a grandmother insured for IVF, or paying for pregnancy cover when your baby making days are over. 


Some providers offer a discount for paying by direct debit rather than credit card. If you're in the position to do so, you may be able to save by paying the cost of your annual premium up front.

Tip #3


Many people think that by changing policy or provider they'll need to re-serve their hospital benefit waiting periods, but this simply isn't true. Changing your health insurance policy is easy. Any hospital benefit waiting periods you've already served on your current policy are protected by law when switching to the same or lower level of cover. 

Waiting periods are protected


Many people think that by changing policy or provider they'll need to re-serve their hospital benefit waiting periods, but this simply isn't true. Changing your health insurance policy is easy. Any hospital benefit waiting periods you've already served on your current policy are protected by law when switching to the same or lower level of cover. 

Waiting periods are protected

Tip #3

Tip #4

Compare from a range of health funds in one place

Tip #4

Hospital cover could help you avoid paying more


The private health insurance rebate is available to Australian or permanent residents with a Medicare Card who earn under a certain income as a single or household. It can be claimed when buying health insurance to reduce the cost of your premium, or as a tax rebate when lodging your tax return.


It's worth comparing with a health insurance comparison expert, as like-for-like costs can vary significantly between different funds. Plus who wants to spend hours searching online for a health policy, when you could be searching for last minute Christmas gifts? At iSelect, our service is free to customers and you'll pay the same price as going direct to the fund.~

Tip #5

The government could cover a large portion of your hospital policy cost

Tip #5

Compare from a range of health funds in one place


It's worth comparing with a health insurance comparison expert, as like-for-like costs can vary significantly between different funds. Plus who wants to spend hours searching online for a health policy? At iSelect, our service is free to customers and you'll pay the same price as going direct to the fund.~


The private health insurance rebate is available to Australian or permanent residents with a Medicare Card who earn under a certain income as a single or household. It can be claimed when buying health insurance to reduce the cost of your premium, or as a tax rebate when lodging your tax return.

^Galaxy Research commissioned by iSelect, November 2016
1,122 Australian household decision maker attitudes towards new year financial resolutions.

~ Excludes corporate offers and special deals.

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