The Courier-Mail

Reap health fund benefits

Apply these obscure strategies to turn health insurance financial pain into savings, writes

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HEALTH insurance is one of the biggest financial hits on Aussie households, but there are more ways to save money than you might think.

While it’s common to hear advice such as shop around, cancel extras cover or drop obstetrics if your baby-making days are over, there are some strategies that fund members don’t usually hear about .

Abigail Koch from comparethe­market.com.au says you can save hundreds of dollars a year by doing some extra homework and examining the potential of some more obscure strategies. for people using specific health care providers. premium. “If you know you want to be covered for certain treatments such as assisted reproducti­on or eye surgery, but don’t expect to claim these for a couple of years, a fund with benefit limitation periods on these items may be an option,” Koch says.

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