Health Insurance Comparison in Australia

You deserve a health fund that pays more.

“I spoke with Mark who provided such insightful and honest information regarding private health care. He made the process so easy and was able to find me the best deal”

Caroline Sutton

health insurance comparison in australia
health insurance comparison in australia

Health Insurance Comparison in Australia

You deserve a health fund that pays more.

“I spoke with Mark who provided such insightful and honest information regarding private health care. He made the process so easy and was able to find me the best deal”

Caroline Sutton

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Compare Health Insurance with Fair Health Insurance.

We are an Australian-based private health insurance comparison service that uses a holistic approach to providing helpful advice for our clients. Respect, clarity, and care are three core values of our service. Our team’s philosophy is to give every customer the same advice we would offer to close friends and family.

Private Health insurance should be simple.

Why do we need to compare different health insurance funds?

Approximately 14.3 million Australians hold a private health insurance hospital and/or extras policy, which is spread across more than 40 different health funds.

When each health insurer hosts an extensive selection of policy types and levels of coverage – how does one pick through the piles of paper to find a better value policy? Value isn’t just about the lowest price, and cheaper rarely ever means better.

When comparing health insurance, it’s important to match your personal health requirements with a hospital cover and/or extras policy that covers the just-in-cases and pays generously on the things you claim most… and it’s just as important to make sure you’re not paying for things you may not need!

Private Hospital Cover

Extras Cover

Ambulance Cover

You Deserve Fairness

We are striving towards more fairness in the Australian health alliance landscape. Unfortunately, some health insurers can discriminate by paying out much less if you choose not to attend one of their preferred providers.

We’re in the business of helping Australians compare private health insurance policies with health funds that generally pay fairly regardless of which health practice or professional is attended.

You Deserve To Be Heard

There’s only one You. Everyone covered by your policy has a unique set of health needs. We will help you compare private health insurance policies and choose one that better meets your private hospital and extras needs as an individual, couple, or family.

Not everyone needs pregnancy, hip replacements, or orthodontics covered – are you paying for things you don’t need?

Our Health Fund Comparison Promise

We will help you compare health insurances and choose one that better meets your private hospital and extras needs as an individual, couple or family.

Our advisors are adept at helping you compare health funds side-by-side with your current policy, highlighting the pros and cons with honesty and transparency.

What Our Clients Say

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Over 25 Years of Collective Experience

We’ve been helping Australians compare and switch health insurance for over 25 years of combined experience. Our approach to health insurance advice is active listening: we listen to everything that is important to our customers and help match them to a health insurance policy that suits them best.

Health Insurance FAQ

You don’t have to re-serve any waiting periods that have already been served when switching from another health insurance fund. Your new health fund will recognize what you are already covered for and waive the waiting periods if moving to an equivalent level of coverage on your new private hospital or extras policy. In short, anything you are covered for now port across. You may have to serve waiting periods if moving to a higher level of cover but only for the items that were not previously covered.

Private health insurance can benefit you in multiple ways. A private hospital product can cover you in a private hospital for in-patient services with your choice of private doctor, and help you avoid public waiting lists for the procedure. Hospital cover also helps you avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge tax and accruing Lifetime Health Cover Loading (LHC). Extras cover can help cover the cost of health services generally not covered by Medicare like dental, optical, physiotherapy, chiropractic plus more.

Health insurance comparison is very important when selecting your new health insurance policy. It allows you to compare hundreds of products in the market at once. When you compare with Fair Health Care Alliance, an experienced health insurance advisor will take you through an analysis of your health needs to help match you to a great product. You should compare health insurance with Fair Health Care Alliance because we focus on value, increasing payouts on claims, and health fund reputation. It’s not all about what’s cheaper!

The best health insurance fund in Australia is determined by who is asking the question. Health insurance companies come in all different shapes and sizes with an array of numerous policies that suit different health needs across hospital and extras. Features that can determine the best health insurance are policy cost, rebates for the extras you use most, fund reputation with hospitals, and doctors and ambulance cover.

Lifetime Health Cover Loading (LHC) is a penalty that increases the cost of your private hospital cover. The penalty is accrued by 2% for every year you are over the age of 30 and have not held a hospital cover policy while residing in Australia. LHC stops accruing when you take out a policy and can be entirely reset back to 0% by holding continuous hospital cover for 10 years. Other factors can influence what your LHC loading could be.

There are close to 40 private health insurance funds in Australia, and most of them operate on a Not-For-Profit business model. However, the market is dominated by For-Profit health funds such as Medibank and BUPA, with around 54% of insured Australians being with one of the two. Does a bigger health insurance company make them perform better? The data would suggest not.

Freedom of choice means being a member of a private health insurance fund that pays claims and rebates fairly and without discrimination at any health provider in Australia. This means you retain the right to decide which doctor, dentist, physiotherapist, or chiropractor you attend for health treatment without being penalised because your chosen specialist is not a preferred provider with your health fund. It should always be your choice – this is what Fair Health Care Alliance is all about.

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