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Quick start guides for health insurance

Questions about health insurance? We've got answers. Browse our guides to see what health insurance topics could apply to you.

Do I need health insurance ...

For tax purposes?

What you need to know about health insurance, government incentives and tax.

If I'm turning 30?

Be in the know about government surcharges that may affect you after the big 3-0.

If I'm a student?

Or are you coming of your parents cover? Discover your health insurance options.

Hospital and extras cover explained

A general guide to give you a rundown of how hospital and extras cover works.

How do I ...

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Find the right cover for me?

Compare packages to get the cover that suits you.

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Switch to Medibank?

Switching to one of Australia's leading health funds is easy.

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Contact Medibank?

Drop in to one of our retail stores or talk with our expert staff online 24/7.

Canstar outstanding value Australian health insurance

Canstar awarded ‘Outstanding Value Insurance’ 12 years in a row

We’re proud to deliver outstanding value health insurance products designed to suit your needs. But don’t just take our word for it.

Useful resources 

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What are the common hospital procedures for someone like you?

Our interactive tool reveals the common procedures, what you might pay out-of-pocket and how health insurance could help manage the costs.

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How much extra tax could you pay without hospital cover?

Use the Medicare Levy Surcharge Calculator to find out if you're eligible, or discover how much extra tax you may be paying by not having Hospital cover for a full tax year.#

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Understanding Health Insurance

Health insurance can be tricky to understand. To help, we have put some handy guides together to get you started.

*For families, the income thresholds increase by $1,500 for each MLS dependent child after the first. Please note the threshold information above is a general guide only and may vary according to your particular circumstances.