Are you a Queenslander? Make sure you're getting the right cover by comparing your health insurance options.
Private health insurance offers cover for a wide range of medical treatments and expenses not covered by Medicare. With private hospital cover in place, you can choose your doctor and hospital, avoid lengthy waiting lists and be covered for theatre fees, intensive care, drugs and more.
If you take out private extras cover, you can be covered for the cost of general treatments such as optical, dental, physiotherapy and chiropractic services.
Compare health funds and cover online or with help from an adviser
Who are the largest funds in QLD?
Use the interactive pie chart below to view which health funds have the largest market share in the State of Queensland. The option to view the largest funds in the other Australian states and territories, along with the national leaders is also available.
How does the cost of health insurance in QLD compare?
Queensland is the second most expensive state or territory for those wanting private health cover. A combined package offering both hospital and extras coverage will set a family back $6,378.54 per year, on average. Hospital cover on its own will cost $4,690.98 per family, per year, while extras cover only will cost $1,874.88.
The cost of private health cover varies from state to state and depends on the claims history of the residents of that state. As health insurance in Queensland is quite expensive when compared with most other parts of Australia, it pays to shop around for cover that offers the best value for your money.
How does ambulance cover vary?
The Queensland Government covers the cost of ambulance transportation and treatment for its residents. No matter where they are in Australia, Queenslanders can enjoy the security and financial protection that this state-funded initiative offers, and they don’t need to worry about finding private health insurance that includes ambulance cover.
In most other Australian states and territories, residents need to pay for ambulance costs out of their own pocket or take out ambulance cover through a private health fund or their state-based ambulance service.
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