The New Order: This Is How To Save on Private Health Cover in 2019

Year on year, as the price of health insurance increases, the new order of value-for-money health insurers is decided and loyal customers get left behind.

Last year, premiums rose by an average of 3.95 across all the health funds in Australia. But your fund won’t have told you that the price of some individual policies was actually reduced. Our independent analysis has shown that the cost of some policies actually decreased by 2 while others rose by as much as 12. At the same time, in spite of premium increases, some funds simply remain cheaper than others.

The constant reordering of value-for-money health funds has created an industry that only rewards active shoppers. Because, while prices simply rise for the loyal customers stuck on outdated policies, funds regularly offer new and better policies to bring in new customers. It’s a system that relies on loyal customers believing that it’s too hard to switch.

But, not only are there no lock-in contracts with health insurance, the industry is actually designed to make it easy to move to a better deal. To start, it’s simple to compare your cover. When it comes to changing funds you’re entitled to keep the waiting periods you’ve already served, along with a refund of any premiums you’ve paid in advance.

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Select your current life stage below.

Step 2: Once you select your preferred coverage options, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes from multiple health funds. As a special offer for Handyman readers, switch before June 30th and get a $100 e-gift card!*

Life Stages

We know how difficult it can be to make sense of the huge range of health insurance policies that are available. Part of our service is our commitment to making your health cover savings quick, simple and effective. Giving you all the tools you need to make affordable health cover a reality.

When our customers come to us they get more than a comparison. They also benefit from our advisers’ years of expertise in comparing health funds. They know of the traps Aussies often fall into, including paying for services they’re unlikely to use at different stages in their life.

We know that you might be worried about having to re-serve waiting periods or about what they could lose by switching. But the reality is that if you’re not increasing your level of cover you don’t have to resit new waiting periods, and it’s actually far easier than you think to pay less and get more.

With the help of our advisers it’s never been easier to understand what you’re paying and why. You can compare your current level of cover to similar policies and see exactly what you could be saving, all at no cost to you.

Since launching, thousands of happy Aussies have already jumped on board. Almost half a million Aussies chose to help them compare health cover last year, citing saving money as their number one reason for using the site.

In the last financial year, our customers saved an average of $362.38^ off their yearly premium. You can join them with just a few clicks. Hurry! Your health cover savings are just minutes away. As a special offer for Handyman readers, switch before June 30th and get a $100 e-gift card!*

Get Started Now:

Step 1: Select your state below.

Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings. As a special offer for Handyman readers, switch before June 30th and get a $100 e-gift card!*

Get Started Now

^Average savings based off 14,534 customers in 2018.
*A qualifying customer who purchases an Eligible Health Insurance Policy that is a single, family, couple, or single parent policy will receive a $100 gift card in the post. Eligible Recipients will receive their Gift Card by post up to 28 days after Health Insurance Comparison has confirmed their eligibility. See full Terms and Conditions and eligibility criteria here.