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Buying health insurance is an important decision - but there are so many myths and misconceptions floating around, that it can be tough to separate fact from fiction.

We want to quash some of those persistent myths once and for all - and test Australia's understanding of health insurance while we're at it - so we created this quick, 2-minute quiz.

Bust the heath insurance myths

Don't miss these health insurance tips

How did you do? Are you a health insurance pro, or could you do with a little expert advice? If you're thinking about buying health insurance, always remember these facts so you can make an informed decision. They might even help you find a better deal!

  • You can split your hospital and extras cover
  • Extras cover includes ambulance cover
  • Couples don't pay less for health insurance
  • You won't pay more if you're old or sick
  • Hospital cover could help you cut your tax bill
  • You might get a discount for paying annually
  • You won't be charged for cancelling your policy
  • You don't need to re-serve waiting periods if you switch
  • Extras can cover things like prescription sunglasses and gym memberships
  • Some kids can stay on their parent's health insurance until they're 25

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Here's some May 2020 health insurance deals

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Get 6 weeks free + Skip 2 & 6 month waiting periods

Get 6 weeks free after 60 days. Offer applies for hospital + extras combined policies.

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Medibank Health Insurance Deals Medibank Health Insurance Deals
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Get 6 weeks free + Waive 2 & 6 months waiting period on extras

Join eligible combined hospital & extras cover by 30 June 2020 for new members.

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nib Health Insurance Deal nib Health Insurance Deal
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Get a Visa gift card upto $400 when joining hospital + extras

Offer applies when joining hospital + extras cover online. Ends June 30, 2020.

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PeopleCare Health Insurance Deals PeopleCare Health Insurance Deals
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Get 6 weeks free + Waive 2 & 6 months waiting period on extras

Join hospital only or combined hospital & extras cover by 31 July 2020 for new members.

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AAMI Health Insurance Deals AAMI Health Insurance Deals
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Up to $150 off + Waive 2 & 6 month waiting periods on extras

Offer applies when joining hospital + extras cover by 31 May 2020.

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Qantas Health Insurance Deals Qantas Health Insurance Deals
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Get 120,000 Qantas Points when joining or switching to Qantas health insurance

Offer applies when joining with Gold hospital and Top extras cover by 30 June 2020. T&Cs apply.

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Suncorp Health Insurance Deals Suncorp Health Insurance Deals
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Up to $150 off + Skip 2 & 6 month waiting periods

Offer applies when joining hospital + extras cover. New members only.

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Popular Health insurance deals coupon codes

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1 May 2020 Get 6 weeks free + Skip 2 & 6 month waiting periods 6WF****
1 May 2020 Get 6 weeks free + Waive 2 & 6 months waiting period on extras 6FR****
22 May 2020 Get 6 weeks free + Waive 2 & 6 months waiting period on extras 6WE****
1 May 2020 Get a Visa gift card upto $400 when joining hospital + extras ********
1 May 2020 Up to $150 off + Waive 2 & 6 month waiting periods on extras ********

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