Health fund deals for March 2017
Looking to snag a better deal when you switch funds? See what is on offer before the 1 April price rise.
Are you thinking about switching health funds before rates rise on 1 April 2017? If you are but are unsure of which fund is right for you, perhaps one of these offers may sweeten the deal.
Every year, in a bid to win new customers, health funds release a range of health insurance deals and discounts around the health insurance premium increase. This year gift cards seem to be a popular bonus, with funds offering various gift cards ranging from $50-$200 to new members who join before the end of March.
Other funds are offering waiting periods waivers, so you'll get coverage sooner.
As it is only the first day of March, some funds have not released their bonus offers yet. We will update the table as new offers come in.
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While not a deal specific to the rate hike period, Railway and Transport Health Fund is offering new members who join between 1 February 2017 and 30 April 2017 the chance to win an Apple iWatch.
Remember, just because a fund isn't actively advertising a deal, it doesn't mean you can save on cover. In preparation for this article I spoke with a sales representative for one of the bigger funds via online chat and was given a choice of $100 vouchers for either the fund's optical partnership, New Balance or Spa and Wellness. It never hurts to ask.
Want to save even more? If you're planning on paying your premiums upfront for the next year to lock your rate in before the premium increases come into effect on 1 April, why not look for a fund that offers annual payment discounts. We recently broke down the list of funds that offer discounts of between 2% and 4% discounts for members paying their premiums upfront.
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