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Overseas Visitors Health Cover News

10/04/2013 - 1:24pm

Are you in need of some dental or oral surgery? Do you need a wisdom tooth removed, perhaps? According to the Australian government's Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO), wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most commonly claimed oral surgery services under private health policies.

Written by: Suzanne Still
09/04/2013 - 12:42pm

If you're planning a trip to Australia, you should put some thought into taking out private health insurance.

Accidents happen, and if you're unlucky enough to require medical attention while visiting from overseas, it's important to know what you're eligible for.

26/03/2013 - 3:02pm

If you're planning on visiting Australia some time soon, it's vital that you take care of your health care requirements to ensure you really enjoy your trip - without getting stuck with a costly medical bill.

The Australian government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Malta.

15/03/2013 - 1:43pm

If you are considering a holiday to the golden sands and iconic beaches of Australia or thinking of working in oz, then it's important to know a few key things about getting health care during your stay.

Some visas require visitors to take out health insurance as part of their conditions, with the Visa Subclass 457, among one of them.

28/02/2013 - 10:00am

Residents of countries such as New Zealand, Sweden, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Finland are able to receive some subsidised health services and medicines while visiting Australia due to Reciprocal Health Care Agreements.

22/02/2013 - 12:08pm

If the golden sands and famous outback of Australia are calling you to the land downunder, then there is nothing stopping you from visiting our shores - that is of course if you have got your Visa and health insurance requirements organised.

Depending on the reason for your visit, you may be required to take out private health cover as part of the conditions of your Visa.

20/02/2013 - 3:13pm

If you are from outside Australia and are interested in working in the country on a temporary basis, then you are a likely candidate for the subclass 457 Visa.

There are three key stages in employing a skilled worker under the subclass 457 visa program: the first involves the employer applying to be a sponsor, then secondly nominating a position and finally the employee applying for the 457 Visa.

Written by: Jethro Still
21/12/2012 - 2:51pm

Christmas arrives in less than four days, with New Year's fast approaching - have you come up with your resolution yet?

Many people take a health and wellbeing-related approach to their goals for the year, with some opting to quit smoking, others determined to eat healthier and others still wanting to get more active and join the gym.

If your New Year's resolution is aimed at improving your health, then you might want to consider getting you and your family set up with Australian health insurance.

Written by: Jethro Still
05/10/2012 - 12:14pm

Skilled workers from overseas who have been nominated and sponsored by an Australian employer to work, may be granted the subclass 457 visa.

There are three stages involved in the subclass 457 visa program, with the employer applying to be a sponsor, nominating a position and the employee applying for a visa.

Holding a subclass 457 visa means that you can work for up to four years in Australia, travel in and out of the country as often as you want and also bring your family along with you.

Written by: Jethro Still
11/07/2012 - 5:28pm

There are many things to consider when going overseas, but the level of healthcare you will receive is often overlooked by many travellers.

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) is urging people to think carefully about their wellbeing when they go abroad - and the same goes for those visiting Australia.

Overseas visitors health cover could be just what you need to ensure the peace of mind of friends and relatives when they travel to Australia, knowing it will help cover the cost of any medical assistance they might need.

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