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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.

Should I get health insurance... 

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For tax purposes?

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

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If I'm turning 31?

Be in the know about government surcharges that may affect you once you turn 31.

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If I'm a student?

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

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With hospital or extras?

Private health insurance generally consists of hospital cover and extras cover, but what's the difference between the two?

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Understand hospital and extras cover?

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

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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.

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?

If you earn over $90k and don’t have hospital cover, you could pay extra on tax. Use our Medicare Levy Surcharge Calculator to find out more.¹

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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.

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Want to join Medibank?

Call us on 1300 418 626 (AEST/AEDST) | Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm. Saturday, 9am - 4pm. Sunday, Closed.

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Are you an existing member?

Please call us on 132 331 (AEST/AEDST) Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm. Saturday, 9am - 4pm. Sunday, Closed.

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Contact us 24/7

24/7 chat online. Chat to our friendly staff online anytime for advice and help with your health cover.

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This calculation is a guide only. For a more detailed quote of what you might pay we recommend speaking to a financial advisor who will be able to take into account your income and personal situation. Where annual income for Medicare Levy Surcharge purposes is over $90,000 as a single (or $180,000 as a couple/family).

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