Why is private health insurance important?

Private health insurance is there to help you gain more control of your health. If you do need treatment or an operation, you have more control over how quickly it’s done and where. The public hospital system can’t guarantee this for you. That’s why they have long waiting lists for elective surgery. Having health cover with Westfund Health means that if something unexpected comes up, you’ll get treated quickly.

Private health insurance can also help you to avoid the Medicare levy surcharge if you are a higher income earner.