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How Health Deal Works

Tell us a little about yourself

Prices may vary depending on
your state, age, income and
level of cover

Find a better plan

Health Deal has multiple health funds
to choose from, with brilliant options
to fit most people's needs

Save on your health insurance

Health Deal will try to save you money
and increase your benefits from
your current policy

Enjoy the hassle free switch

Health Deal will handle all the paperwork
for you, meaning you can relax and
enjoy your more tailored policy

Why Health Deal?

Health Deal is a member of PHIIA (Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association) and a proud signatory of the PHIIA Code of Conduct. Furthermore, unlike some other health insurance comparators, we have a dedicated team that listen to 100% of sales calls, to make sure you’ve been given the correct advice when you take out a policy. This has resulted in Health Deal having an exceptionally low complaint percentage and an above industry standard customer satisfaction score from customers surveyed by their new health fund. Our service is completely free, and if we can’t find you a better health insurance policy, we’ll simply tell you to stay put. Find out how we deliver an outstanding customer experience by comparing now.

Remember:

  • You won’t re-serve any waiting periods for anything you’re currently covered for!
  • Our service is free, and there will be no exit fees with your current fund.
  • Switching is easy! Health Deal will assist with all the back of house paperwork for you.

 


 


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Health Insurance Buying Guide

Thinking about comparing health insurance, but don't know where to start? Here are our top 5 tips for finding a better health insurance plan.

1)
Think about your health insurance policy in 3 year blocks

What do you envisage needing coverage for within that 3 years? Get coverage for the things you think could be a possibility and look to cut away some of things you don’t need. For example, most twenty somethings will not require a joint replacement, just like most people over 45 won’t require pregnancy.

2)
Always start with the intention of lowering your premium, whilst increasing your benefits

Remember, anyone within the industry can save you money whilst slashing your benefits, but can they increase your benefits whilst slashing your premium?

3)
If you’re on the fence about whether to have a procedure or surgery covered or not, it’s always advisable to play it safe and keep it covered

We never recommend taking a surgery off that you think you may need for the sake of saving a couple of dollars. Always think in worse case scenarios, if you take a surgery off your policy, would you be happy to wait 12 months to add it back on if you needed it?

4)
Think about how you actually use your extras
You should really look to improve on the things you actually use on a consistent basis and forget about the rest. For example, if you go to see a podiatrist twice per year and claim back $60, is it worth the extra $200+ you could be paying to have it included on your plan?
5)
Ask your health insurance consultant questions!
The consultants at Health Deal live & breathe health insurance. So if you have any questions about anything health insurance related, make sure you ask them. Remember, the more informed you are about health insurance, the better!

Health Insurance FAQ

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions people tend to ask when they compare their health insurance. For our full FAQ please click here.

1)
Will I have to re-serve waiting periods if I switch health insurance?
Yes you will. Waiting periods are in place so health funds can protect themselves against someone joining a health fund, claiming, and then cancelling their policy. If everyone did that, health funds would go out of business. The good news is though, health fund waiting periods for hospital cover are capped. The maximum waiting periods that can be imposed on hospital procedures are as follows:
  • 12 months for pre-existing conditions
  • 12 months for pregnancy and birth related services
  • 2 months for rehabilitation or palliative care (even for a pre-existing conditions)
  • 2 months in all other circumstances
The waiting periods for extras are set by individual health funds, and range from 2 months to three years.
2)
I have a pre-existing condition, will my new fund cover me?

Anyone with a pre-existing condition is protected by the principle of community rating, which means that health funds legally cannot discriminate against you for having a pre-existing condition, or your age or claims history for that matter. If you are already covered for your pre-existing condition with your current policy, then you’ll be covered from day 1 when you switch. If you are new to private health insurance, or you are upgrading your cover, you will need to serve a 12 month waiting period before you can start claiming for a procedure that relates to a pre-existing condition.

3)
Why should I review my cover through Health Deal?

Health Deal is a member of PHIIA (Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association) and a proud signatory of the PHIIA Code of Conduct. Furthermore, unlike some other health insurance comparators, we have a dedicated team that listen to 100% of sales calls, to make sure you’ve been given the correct advice when you switch. This has resulted in Health Deal having an exceptionally low complaint percentage and an above industry standard customer satisfaction score from customers surveyed by their new health fund. Our service is completely free, and if we can’t find you a better policy, we’ll simply tell you to stay put. Find out how we deliver an outstanding customer experience by comparing now.

4)
Will the price go up after I switch?

Each year on 1 April there is a private health insurance price rise, when health funds lift premiums. You’ll be sent a letter or an email informing you of what your new premium will be. You can beat the rate rise each year by paying for your health insurance yearly in March, thus locking in the previous year’s premium.

5)
How does Health Deal get paid?

Health Deal receives a commission from the health fund you decide to switch to. This will not affect the price you pay. Health Deal is completely free to the customer, and you’ll be charged the same premium amount whether you decide to go through us, or through the health fund directly. This is based on the concept of ‘community rating’ and is enforced by Australian law under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.