- It can't cover everything – you'll still incur out of pocket expenses if you need medical care.
Several Australian visa types require visitors to take out overseas visitor health cover (OVHC). Bupa offers several OVHC types and all options are 100% compliant with Australian 485 and 482 visas.
Bupa is good if:
Bupa is not great if:
Review by our insurance and innovations editor Gary Ross Hunter
Bupa offers six OVHC plans:
|Essential Lite||Essential||Essential 50||Mid 60||Premium||Premium 90|
|Weekly starting cost||$22.39||$25.96||$31.81||$42.68||$61.99||$91.09|
|Amount of costs covered||Medium||Medium||Medium||Medium||High||High|
Unlike many other insurers, Bupa offers several extras insurance options, including:
Bupa will pay 100% of the cost of emergency ambulance transport across Australia. Ambulance services aren't generally free in Australia.
We looked at the 2021 Ombudsman health insurance complaints. Here's how Bupa stacked up:
This chart shows the weighted volume of complaints received by each health fund, according to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The lower the number, the better. Only non-restricted funds with a national market share of at least 0.1% are included here. Bupa is eleventh overall in this ranking. The weighting ensures that funds are compared fairly; larger funds serve more customers so can potentially get more complaints.
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