Private Health Insurance

Thinking about private health insurance? Thinking about reducing your Medicare levy surcharge? Need information? There are two websites I visit. Iselect was the one I used to use for deals until I realised that not all the private health insurance companies are listed with them.

So, these days, I visit the private health information site. It has a comprehensive listing of what’s available in each state. It explains some of the benefits (or disincentives) of private health insurance, namely the medicare levy surcharge for those earning more than $50,000 (for individuals) or $100,000 (for couples). There is information about the Lifetime health cover too. The search facilities are not brilliant but there are links to the health fund’s websites.

By combining both, one can pretty much cover all the funds that’s available!

3 Comments so far

  1. Neil (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 12:39 am

    “You’d have to be puffin muffins not to get it”

    Most annoying ad on TV.

  2. Del (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 10:49 am

    I too used iSelect and was interested in what the governments site could do for me but i found it very confusing. It gave me over 30 options to compare, I don’t have that much time :)

  3. James (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Yeah, iselect site is useful to some extent but not without spending a lot of time on it. You might as well get a better deal by asking friends/colleagues what kind of plan they are on and then find what that suits you.

    Personally I hate private health insurance and its too fucking complicated once you get into it..which options you need, why you pay this and that, what is covered and what is not, which hospitals and doctors as in-network and out-network.. why all this fucking complication.

    Its so hard for us old folks to get around all this shit let alone spend hours on the phone with the retarted customer service who don’t give a shit who you are why they should help you.

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