In sickness and in health

You know what they say about the honeymoon period – it doesn't last.

Interestingly though, many Australians stay with their health fund for longer than the person they pledge to spend the rest of their life with.

Wait, what?! 😲

That's right - according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the median length of marriage before separation was 8.4 years out of all marriages that ended. Now compare that to the data from our survey of over 2000 Australians - the average Aussie stays with their health fund for a whopping 11.8 years.

That sounds bizarre, but consider this – our research shows that almost a quarter of Australians have been with their health insurance provider for so long that they don't even remember when they first got it.

We must really love our health funds. Or maybe we're just lazy.¯_(ツ)_/¯

Does this seem familiar?

Australian couple

8.4 years

Average length of Australian marriages that have ended

Health care

11.8 years

Average length of time that Australians have stayed with their health fund

How much do you really love your health fund?

Okay, so shopping around for health insurance isn't exactly fun. But considering how much you spend on it, it's worth taking a peek every once in a while to make sure that you're still head over heels 😍. After all, there are plenty of fish in the sea.

Think about it:

If you don't know the answers to these questions, or you answered, "hmmmmmmmm" 🤔 it might be worth taking a look at switching your policy.

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Is your health fund the perfect fit? If you're not sure, it's worth having a look to see if you can save on your policy, or get more bang for your buck. Not sure how? In a few clicks, you can choose from over 600 policies to find one that's the perfect match for you.

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