405 visa health insurance

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The subclass 405 visa is for self-funded retirees without any dependents, who want to live in Australia during their retirement years.

Adequate health insurance is a mandatory requirement for this visa. This might be found with an insurer from your home country, but it might be easier to go with an Australian insurer, whose policies are specifically designed to meet visa requirements.

Your health insurance must:

  • Be fully comprehensive
  • Provide coverage that is at least equivalent to Australia’s Medicare system, including cover of no less than 85% for hospital, emergency and general practitioner services
  • Provide coverage of pharmaceuticals

These are stricter requirements than some other types of visa, and you will generally want to be looking at comprehensive overseas visitor health cover (OVHC).

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Basic Working Visa
Basic Working Visa
  • From $69.00 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public hospital (shared room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($4,000 benefit)
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Essentials Working Visa
Essentials Working Visa
  • From $92.10 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public hospital (Shared room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover (public hospital)
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($4,000 benefit)
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Budget Workers Cover
Budget Workers Cover
  • From $85.70 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public hospital (shared room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover (public hospital)
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($20,000 benefit)
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Value Plus Visitor Cover
Value Plus Visitor Cover
  • From $106.17 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation
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Budget Visitor Cover
Budget Visitor Cover
  • From $75.62 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras
  • Pregnancy cover (restricted benefit)
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation
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Details Features
Intermediate Working Visa
Intermediate Working Visa
  • From $107.45 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (shared room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($6,000 benefit)
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Mid Workers Cover
Mid Workers Cover
  • From $120.85 per month*
    • Working visa compliant
    • Public & private hospital (shared room)
    • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover (restricted benefit)
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($20,000 benefit)
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Basic Visitor Cover
Basic Visitor Cover
  • From $138.67 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras
  • Pregnancy cover (restricted benefit)
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation
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Details Features
Comprehensive Working Visa
Comprehensive Working Visa
  • From $228.00 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($8,000 benefit)
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Comprehensive Working Visa ($500 excess)
Comprehensive Working Visa ($500 excess)
  • From $188.95 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($8,000 benefit)
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Workers Cover Plus
Workers Cover Plus
  • From $186.15 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation ($20,000 benefit)
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Overseas Visitors Health Cover
Overseas Visitors Health Cover
  • Enquire now for pricing
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras (available separately)
  • Pregnancy cover
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
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Top Visitor Cover
Top Visitor Cover
  • From $322.83 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras (included in policy)
  • Pregnancy cover (family policy only)
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation
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Mid Visitor Cover
Mid Visitor Cover
  • From $273.00 per month*
  • Working visa compliant
  • Public & private hospital (private room)
  • Dental & optical extras
  • Pregnancy cover (restricted benefit)
  • GP (doctors) visits cover
  • Emergency ambulance cover
  • Medical repatriation
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*Pricing is based on a single male planning to live and work in the State of New South Wales on a working visa who is not applying for permanent residency, is not from a country that Australia has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) with and is not eligible for cover under Medicare. Prices reflect the April 1 premium rise and are accurate for November 2017 but are subject to change in the future.

Who can get a subclass 405 visa?

In order to get a 405 visa you must:

  • Be at least 55 years or older. Your partner can be of any age.
  • Have no dependents, other than a partner.
  • Have an income of at least AUD65,000 per year, or AUD50,000 if you’ll be living in a regional area.
  • Have a designated investment of at least AUD750,000 in Australia, or AUD500,000 if you wish to live in a regional area.

This is the only retirement visa. If you’re not eligible for this, you might still be able to get a parent visa instead.

How to find the right health insurance

You can contact an insurer to ask whether a policy meets v

isa requirements, or can check by looking at:

  • The exclusions: If your policy excludes any treatments, such as cardiac-related or spinal procedures, it might not meet visa requirements.
  • The coverage: You’ll generally want to look for a policy that covers 100% of the MBS, (the Medicare coverage) and no less than 85%.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Your policy will need to include cover for pharmaceuticals.

Andrew Munro

Andrew writes for finder.com.au, comparing products, writing guides, sniffing out deals and looking for new ways to help people get the most out of their money.

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