IMAN Health Insurance Visitor Cover Review

Our verdict: IMAN health insurance has basic and budget cover for working visa holders, but doesn’t offer comprehensive cover.

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Pros

  • At $62.40 a month, it's around $10 a month cheaper than equivalent policies with Medibank and Allianz.
  • Their two policies, Budget and Basic, are good if you want fairly low-level and affordable cover, but there are other funds offering more comprehensive plans.

Cons

  • There is no extras cover with a Budget policy, so if you want it, you'll need to upgrade to Basic.
  • It's not available to everyone – only Australian visa holders.

IMAN health insurance: Our verdict

IMAN is a health insurance provider specialising in cover for Australian visitors. It is underwritten by nib, Australia's 4th largest health insurer by market share, so you'll get access to the same expansive private hospital network.

IMAN is good if:

  • You're an Australian visa holder.
  • You need healthcare as part of your visa requirements.

IMAN is not great if:

  • You aren't on a visa.
  • You want more comprehensive cover.

Review by our insurance writer Gary Hunter

What types of health insurance does IMAN offer?

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Budget Visitor Cover

This is a budget option that lets you meet your visa requirements and avoid paying extra for benefits you don't want. Hospital and ambulance cover are included and nothing else.

  • Starts from around $15 per week.
  • Pays 100% of the cost of overnight and same-day hospital stays, ward fees, operating theatre and intensive care costs.
  • No extras available.

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Basic Visitor Cover

This covers more hospital costs, starts from around $23 per week and pays 100% of the cost of overnight and same-day hospital stays, ward fees, intensive care and operating theatre costs. It also pays benefits towards prescription medicine. Cover includes:

  • Rehabilitation.
  • Eye treatments.
  • Gastroscopies.
  • Tonsils Removal.

IMAN health insurance complaints

We looked at the 2020 Ombudsman health insurance complaints. IMAN is issued by nib. Here's how the health insurer stacked up against its competitors:

  • It received a smaller percentage of complaints than its market share.
  • It had proportionally more complaints than six other health funds, including Bupa, HBF, and Medibank.

This chart shows the weighted volume of complaints received by each health fund, according to the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The lower the number, the better. nib is seventh 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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    StephenApril 9, 2018

    Please advise on cover for a 410 Visa Holder living in Australia

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      JoshuaApril 9, 2018Staff

      Hi Stephen,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder.

      As a 410 visa holder living in Australia, you may want to explore our non-Australian residents life insurance to find the right health insurance for you.

      On that page, you will see an online form which you can fill out to get a quote.

      As a non-resident senior, you can still find a policy that fits your needs. Of course, it will ultimately depend on the insurer and your circumstances. Seniors can find it harder to get life insurance regardless of residency, and it may be particularly difficult for non-resident seniors. It will generally be easier to find funeral insurance than a full life insurance policy.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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