Why choose Medibank Overseas Workers Cover?

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Visa compliant cover

Medibank offers a range of cover options that can meet your visa health insurance requirements for working or studying in Australia.

Receive your visa health insurance certificate as soon as you purchase online.

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Protect against the unexpected

No matter which Medibank Overseas Workers Health Cover you choose, your cover includes unlimited emergency ambulance Australia-wide+

Bright minds, get 6 weeks free with award winning Overseas Workers Covers.

Join Medibank and maintain eligible Overseas Workers Health cover by 31 March 2024 and you could get 6 weeks free after your first consecutive 42 days. Plus, if you track any activity in the Live Better section of the My Medibank app within 42 days of your cover start date you could receive 10,000 Live Better Points (which you could redeem for up to $100 in gift cards) as a single/single parent, or 20,000 Live Better points (which you could redeem for up to $200 in gift cards) as a family/couple.‡

CURRENT MEDIBANK OSHC MEMBERS use promo code: OSHCGRADSAVE NEW MEMBERS use promo code: WORKER6
CANSTAR 2023 WORKING VISA HEALTH COVER

 

Medibank awarded Canstar’s ‘Outstanding Value’ for Overseas Working Visa Cover 

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

You have four levels of cover to choose from

Each one includes unlimited emergency ambulance cover.^ When you purchase online, you’ll get your visa health insurance certificate straight away.

Overseas Workers Base Hospital

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

A great option if you want to meet your visa health insurance requirements (condition 8501) on a budget, along with the peace of mind of having a top hospital cover, but don't need cover for outpatient service like seeing a GP.

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Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Visa condition 8501 compliant
  • Includes all 38 clinical categories of hospital treatment
  • Choice of $300 or $500 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards included medical services in hospital.

  • Pays 100% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across all 38 clinical categories

Extras

  • None

Overseas Workers Standard Hospital and Medical

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

An all-round option for if you want to meet any visa health insurance requirements (condition 8501) while having comprehensive cover to help with the cost of everyday medical services, like seeing a doctor, but don't need outpatient pregnancy and birth services or assisted reproductive services.

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Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Visa condition 8501 compliant
  • Includes 37 clinical categories of hospital treatment (excl. Assisted reproductive services)
  • Choice of $0, $250 or $500 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards included medical services in and out of hospital.

  • Pays 100% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across 37 clinical categories
  • General Practitioner (GP) consultations
  • Most out-of-hospital medical services (blood tests & x-rays)
  • Allied Health services billed with an MBS item number~

Extras

  • None

Overseas Workers Advanced Hospital and Medical

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

Comprehensive hospital and medical cover that meets visa condition 8501 and includes a wide range of services from pregnancy and birth and assisted reproductive services to heart and vascular system admissions plus helps reduce expenses for GP (doctor) visits, x-rays and blood tests.

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Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Visa condition 8501 compliant
  • Includes all 38 clinical categories of hospital treatment
  • $500 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards included medical services in and out of hospital.

  • Pays 125% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across all 38 clinical categories
  • General Practitioner (GP) consultations
  • All other out-of-hospital medical services (blood tests & x-rays)
  • Allied Health services billed with an MBS item number~

Extras

  • None

Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras

from
$79.10
/ fortnight
$88.88 / month

Our only overseas health cover with extras, which is ideal for families and for meeting any visa health insurance requirements (condition 8501). It has comprehensive hospital and medical benefits, and pays 85% back at Members' Choice providers (up to annual limits)* for things like dental and physiotherapy.

View details

Hospital

Pays benefits towards accommodation and medical costs for included medical procedures in hospital. This includes charges for treatment you receive from doctors, specialists, surgeons and anaesthetists.

  • Visa condition 8501 compliant
  • Includes all 38 clinical categories of hospital treatment
  • Choice of $0, $250 or $500 excess

Medical

Pays benefits towards included medical services in and out of hospital.

  • Pays 200% of the MBS fee
  • Inpatient medical services across all 38 clinical categories
  • General Practitioner (GP) consultations
  • All other out-of-hospital medical services (blood tests & x-rays)
  • Allied Health services billed with an MBS item number~

Extras

Helps you pay for everyday general health services like dental, optical, remedial massage and physiotherapy. 

  • Look after your day-to-day health & wellbeing with dental, optical, physio and more.
  • If you use a Members' Choice provider you will be able to claim 85% back on the cost, up to annual limits, of services that are included in your cover*
  • 100% back on up to two annual dental check-ups & cleans at any Members' Choice dentist #
  • See better value with 100% back on optical (up to annual limits) at all recognised providers**

Things you should know

Waiting periods, annual limits and out-of-pocket expenses may apply

^For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.

~Services not provided by a doctor but are billed with an MBS item number. For example, eye checks and services related to chronic disease and mental health management plans.

*Only at Members’ Choice providers. Up to annual limits. Members Choice not available in all areas. Waiting periods apply including 12 months for some dental services.

#Waiting period may apply. Limited to two dental check-ups annually on all extras. Not available in all areas.

**Up to annual limits. Waiting periods may apply. Some services, like lens coating, aren’t included.

Live Better Rewards

With Live Better Rewards, you can earn points by tracking healthy actions. And if you're an eligible Medibank member with hospital or extras, these points can go towards rewards from select partners such as adidas, Fitbit, as well as select Apple products, extras limit increases or a $200 premium payment.*

Here are two popular visas that Medibank’s Overseas Workers Health Covers are 100% compliant for:

They are also 100% compliant for visas 407, 408, 457 and 489.

This information is based on the Department of Home Affairs website and is accurate as of April 2019

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Visa subclass 482

The Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) referred to as the TSS visa, enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where they cannot source an appropriately skilled Australian. TSS visa holders can work in Australia in their nominated occupation for their approved sponsor for 1 to 4 years depending on which of the three streams they apply under.

 

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Visa subclass 485

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. It allows you to work in Australia temporarily after finishing your studies.

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Learn more about Australia's healthcare system

If you need medical attention while you’re in Australia and you don’t have health cover it can be very expensive, whether you’re treated in the public or the private healthcare system. Find out more about the differences between the private and public healthcare system.

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Things you should know

+ For ambulance attendance and transportation to a hospital where immediate professional attention is required and your medical condition is such that you couldn't be transported any other way.
* Must be 18 years or over and have a valid Australian residential address to register for Medibank Live Better. Must be a Medibank member with hospital cover, extras cover, or hospital and extras cover, be up-to-date with premium payments and have signed up to Medibank Live Better with ‘My Medibank’ or have linked their MyMedibank account with their Live Better account to redeem rewards. Excludes Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), Ambulance only cover, ahm covers and other selected covers. Additional terms and conditions may apply to the redemption of a reward depending on the type of reward chosen. See full Medibank Live Better terms.

  Offer commences 1 December 2023 and ends 31 March 2024. For new members on new memberships who have not previously held ahm OSHC, Medibank OSHC or Medibank Overseas Workers Health cover in the past 6 months. Must join and start eligible Medibank Overseas Workers Health covers by 31 March 2024.

Eligible covers include the following covers only:

  • Overseas Workers Base Hospital;
  • Overseas Workers Standard Hospital and Medical;
  • Overseas Workers Advanced Hospital and Medical Cover;
  • Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras.

Excludes Overseas Visitors Health Cover, all Corporate covers, all residential hospital and extras covers, Overseas Student Health Cover, Ambulance Cover, ahm covers, and any other Overseas Workers Health Covers. Must join, start and maintain eligible Medibank Overseas Workers Health covers by 31st March 2024. Must quote promo code ‘WORKER6’ when joining. Not available if the Policy Holder has already taken up this offer, or they have taken up any other discount offer from Medibank within 12 months from the policy start date. Not available to Medibank employees. Not available with any other offer. Member take up of the offer is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Medibank reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time.

6 weeks free terms:
Must keep policy premium payments up-to-date and hold eligible cover for 42 consecutive days from the policy start date to get next 6 weeks free. If you change to an ineligible cover during this period, or you terminate or suspend your cover, 6 weeks free will not be issued.

2 & 6 month waiver terms:
For members joining Overseas Workers Premium Hospital, Medical and Extras Cover, 2&6 month waiting periods on extras will be waived. Other waiting periods may still apply, including 12 months for some dental services. If switching funds, any waiting periods you've already served for comparable extras will generally be recognised if you join Medibank within 2 months of leaving your previous fund. Annual limits on extras apply. If you've reached your limits from a previous fund you may not be able to claim straight away.

Live better terms:
Must keep policy premiums up-to-date and hold eligible cover for 42 consecutive days from the policy start date to be eligible for Live Better rewards points. If you change to an ineligible cover during this period, or you terminate or suspend your cover, the Live Better rewards points will not be issued. Policy Holder will require access to a smartphone and will need to download the My Medibank App and track any Live Better activity within 42 days from the policy start date. Must be 18 years or over and have a valid Australian residential address to register for Medibank Live Better. Policy Holder will need to have registered a My Medibank account and linked their My Medibank account with their Live Better account within 42 days from the policy start date. Live Better rewards points may take up to 10 weeks from your cover start date to be loaded into the Policy Holder’s Live Better account.  Must be up-to-date with premium payments when redeeming Live Better rewards points for rewards. Singles and single parents will receive 10,000 Live Better rewards Points, and families and couples will receive 20,000 Live Better rewards Points. Read full Medibank Live Better terms here: https://www.medibank.com.au/livebetter/rewards/terms/  

 

 

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