With the dizzying cost of private health insurance, the downsizing of discounts and the growing number of Australians opting for the exit, the health funds have taken out a series of sweeteners to enroll new members before the end of the # 39; financial year.
From gift cards worth up to $ 500 to 120,000 frequent flyer points and six free weeks, private health funds seem to be more enticed new members than to take care of their faithful.
And the incentives come from those who do not have adequate coverage are pushed to pay Medicare Levy Surcharge, adding up to 1.5 percent to their tax account.
The CUA offers gift cards worth up to $ 500 for a combined hospital and extra policy, while BUPA offers 120,000 Frequent Flyer Velocity points for couples and families occupying the final health coverage.
Singles receive 60,000 points.
Qantas Insurance offers 100,000 frequent flyer points at the time of access plus two points for each dollar value of the prize each month.
NIB distributes a $ 200 Egyptian VISA card for those who register online while HIF, TUH and health.com.au give away $ 100 gift cards.
In this time of year it is normal that health funds give up waiting periods of two and six months and most do.
Laura Crowden of iSelect said that, while in this time of year there are usually quite profitable offers, it seems that there is more than usual.
But she warned that she was sucked into offers that could actually end up being more expensive in the long run, giving you a cover you don't need or give you cover you do.
Offers arrive while premiums rise by an average of 3.25 percent in April.
Most offers end on June 30, although some continue until July.
Waiting periods of 2 and 6 months waived for extras for combined policies
$ 200 Visa eGift Card (online only)
6 free weeks for hospital and extra coverage. Furthermore, the 2 and 6 month extras on the extras have expired.
6 free weeks in addition to waiting periods of 2 and 6 months waived of the selected extras
Subscribe to Bupa on Ultimate Health Cover and you could receive 120,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer Points for couples and families or 60,000 points for singles * to propose for your next vacation.
6 free weeks (online only) in addition to waiting periods of 2 and 6 months waived for combined policies
Enjoy 2 Qantas points for every $ 1 of your prize every month.
In addition, earn up to 100,000 signs on Qantas points and skip waiting periods of 2 and 6 months for extras with hospital coverage and extra.
Credit card $ 100 for any combined policy
Up to $ 500 of eGift for any combined policy
Receive a $ 100 EFTPOS card when you sign up only for hospital policies, combined or extra
Exemption from the optical waiting period and 2 months on extras for combined policies
Waiting periods of 2 months waived the new customers for the combined policies, $ 100 eGift Card
1 month free plus waiting periods of 2 and 6 months waived for extras for combined policies
Join GMHBA and receive a free month only for combined and extra hospital policies
Receive 6 weeks reimbursement only for hospital policies and combined policies
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