Australia and its iconic cities consistently rank highly among the best places in the world for happiness, living standards, and lifestyle.
It’s no surprise that consequently the country, and especially its big cities, is a hugely popular place to live, and citizens from around the world will often seek employment or other opportunities to move to the country. If you’re planning to live in Australia, one of the many things to consider is taking out private health and medical insurance.
With Now Health International, you can ensure your healthcare needs are covered wherever you live in Australia.
Australia has one of the leading healthcare systems in the world.
Healthcare provision in Australia is delivered via a combination of the public Medicare health system and by private services. Although healthcare is accessible to all in Australia, Medicare does not always cover treatment costs in full. As such, the Australian Government actively encourages all citizens to take out their own private health insurance cover.
By having private health and medical insurance cover, you will help to ensure that you can massively reduce your potential medical bills for any treatment you or your family may require. Additionally, in the event of medical emergencies or other matters of urgency you can get the treatment and care you need quickly from the hospital, clinic, or doctor of your choosing.
If you live in Australia, ensure you have your own adequate private health insurance with Now Health International.
How you access healthcare in Australia depends on your residency status.
Even if you are entitled to Medicare cover it is recommended that you supplement this entitlement with private health and medical insurance package. Once you apply to become a permanent resident of Australia you will be entitled to enrol into Medicare, pay the Medicare levy through your income, and access the public healthcare system. When you can apply to become a permanent resident will depend on your initial visa conditions among other factors.
Temporary residents in Australia are not covered by Medicare for any medical costs. If you’re planning on moving to Australia to work, you’ll need to prove you have at least a minimal level of private health insurance cover to qualify for a working visa.
Organise your private healthcare cover today with Now Health International.
Our health and medical insurance plans start from as little as USD 32 per month for our WorldCare Essential Plan.
This plan will cover you for any in-patient and day-patient care you require in Australia, the costs of which can easily reach thousands of dollars even for minor injuries and treatment.
You can also get our more affordable SimpleCare plan that gives cover for big medical events. Prices start at USD 30 per month.
Our other healthcare plans cover you for outpatient care, dental treatment, and maternity care if required, costs again that can quickly add up to thousands of dollars depending on your medical needs.
Choose the healthcare plan you need today, and join thousands of Now Health International members happy in the knowledge their medical costs are covered.
“I am so grateful to the Now Health Team for everything they did for me and my family. My rare condition was completely unexpected and it was distressing to discover this while I was pregnant. However from the initial diagnosis all the way through to my kidney transplant, the team were nothing but supportive and ensured I could access the best care when I needed it most. Having the reassurance that my mother’s transplant donor costs would be covered was also a real relief. Thank you Now Health!”