What is the best insurance for international students in Australia?
Australia has a special health insurance coverage for international students called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)….Which insurers offer OSHC?
- Australian Health Management.
- BUPA Australia.
- Medibank Private.
- Allianz Global Assistance (subcontracted by Lysaght Peoplecare)
- nib OSHC.
What is the cost of OSHC in Australia?
The cost of OSHC differs depending on the type of cover required. The lowest cost of minimum cover is AUD$478 for 12 months of singles cover, $2,600 for 12 months of couples cover and $4,200 for 12 months of family cover (as of September 2021).
What OSHC covers Australia?
During your stay, OSHC will cover you and your family for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceutical medicines.
Does OSHC count as Medicare?
Generally speaking international students are not covered under Medicare and will instead need to take out Overseas Student Health Cover, otherwise known as OSHC.
What does OSHC insurance cover?
It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products.
Do international students get free healthcare in Australia?
All international students in Australia are legally required to have health insurance for the duration of their studies. Unfortunately, most overseas students aren’t eligible for the free or subsidised medical treatment offered under Medicare.
Does OSHC cover flu vaccine?
Some students think that it is an expensive to get a Flu shot but most of the students don’t know that OSHC insurance might cover the cost of the Flu shot but even if it is not covered the cost of Flu shot is usually around $20 to $40 which is much better than getting sick and missing out on your study, work and life.