Who is a dependant?

There's plenty of jargon involved with private health insurance - this can even include different terminology around the types of people who are covered. One example is dependants - what does 'dependant' mean for us?

Basically, a dependant is a person aged up to 31 years, who does not have a partner and therefore may be eligible to be on their parent or guardian/s policy. If you've got family cover, your dependant/s can be covered up to the age of 31 on extended cover, regardless of whether they're a student or not.

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