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It appears my health fund┬áhas increased by $300! I’m thinking of changing to Bupa. Who are you with?

Posted by mom111362, 26th March 2015

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  • We’re with Bupa. I haven’t looked into the others in details and they all seem to increase every year, only this year it seems like a lot more

  • We are with Bupa and think it is very similar to the others. They are all expensive and wish I could drop it and save the money.

  • We are with Bupa and in the last 3 years our cover has gone from $304 to $360 as of April this year. These increases are astounding as our wages have not gone up so we are having to find the money by cutting groceries. I would recommend iselect of comparethemarket in order to compare the different companies. I know I am intending to do so after my baby is born later this year!

  • We are with Bupa and have been for many years, I look around every year, but we have top hospital and general extras, we have had heaps of claims in the last couple of years, over $10k in dental, they paid all but about $1800 of it, and both my husband and myself have had health problems including multiple hospital admissions, they have all been settles without any hassles, easy to get thru to call centre, web site is easy to get around and we have a BUPA office nearby so can go in there if we need to, all in all, I think they offer a great level of service, cost wise they are competitive, there are some occupational funds but most people are not eligible for those so for the rest of us in the general population I think they offer a good service at a competitive price and that is what you need at the end of the day

  • I am with Medibank and I will have an increase indeed, from April 1st. I was thinking of paying one year ahead but that’s so much money. I’m not sure it’s a good idea.

  • I went to iSelect yesterday (online) and you put in what you are after etc and they can give you some rough prices. We’re with Medibank but for what we need they are one of the cheapest (of course not for everyone’s needs). Though I do think now I’ll check our Bupa as well

  • We have always shopped around and we have always paid before the price rise. Saving heaps. Check out your needs every 6-12 months and don’t pay for things you don’t need.

  • Cool I pay annually already. I want to drop maternity, I’ve already got corporate discount through hbf and I think bupa do the same. Might try these two first

  • I would also suggest you find an online health fund calculator and do the comparisons; this may be quite helpful. When I shopped around, I went to each fund with paper work from other funds and was up front and asked them how they were better? Some actually said they could not compete and had longer waiting periods. This ultimately helped me to make an informed decision.

  • I think you need to be clear about what extras you want, what medical conditions you have already, family size and so on – and do a ring around. There are too many variables for anyone to really give you a helpful answer without those details.

  • I beat the price rise by paying my yearly premium now. It’s better than paying an increase of more than $60 a quarter!

  • we are with GMHBA and we are thinking of changing too…

  • Goodness! that is a huge increase! Mine has increased by $10 per fortnight which by comparison seems good! I shopped around and BUPA offered the best rates for families with premiums that are acceptable and work with a family budget. I have not encountered any difficulties with BUPA and they have provided excellent telephone support and information. I suggest you shop around for your circumstances and needs.

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