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What's the Best Private Health Insurance provider in Australia for Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM

After receiving a monthly newsletter from MediBank Private promoting a yummy chocolate chili mousse recipe that is low-fat and has 13 teaspoons of sugar per serve and copyrighted by Nestle I have decided to give them the flick.

https://healthhub.medibankhealth.com.au/recipes/7157/?token=Y5E3NZYD13UR

They have frequently sent me bad advice in the newsletters this was the final straw.

Can anyone else recommend a good private health insurance provider in Australia for a young healthy male that follows the Paleo diet? This is just talking in general, I only ever claim on chiro's, physios etc and need the hospital and ambulance cover.

Anyone got some good alternatives that have worked for them?

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on February 13, 2013
at 06:07 AM

Thanks Ozzie Girl. You are spot on there. Actually, thinking more into it all, MediBank is one of the largest therefore must comply with the generic wisdom of low-fat, cholesterol gives you heart attacks etc etc etc which is exactly what us Paleo crew are fighting against. Ill go and check out some of those smaller ones :)

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on February 12, 2013
at 12:46 PM

Hi Jay. I can't recommend an insurer that has a paleo leaning (I doubt one exists), but I do recall recently seeing the results of a huge customer satisfaction survey that covered members of every open-to-the-general-public health insurer in Australia (there's about thirty, from memory).

The very obvious trend was - the smaller the insurer, the happier the customers. People rated the smaller insurers very highly, and tended to keep their cover with the same small insurer for many years or decades, rather than churning between, say, HBF, NIB, Medibank, etc.

I guess it's similar to banking with One of the big four - sure, you get a wide range of services and lots of bank branches, but you'll pay through the nose for them and get sh*tty customer service if you ever have a problem. I stick to credit unions for that reason, they really do appreciate having my custom.

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on February 13, 2013
at 06:07 AM

Thanks Ozzie Girl. You are spot on there. Actually, thinking more into it all, MediBank is one of the largest therefore must comply with the generic wisdom of low-fat, cholesterol gives you heart attacks etc etc etc which is exactly what us Paleo crew are fighting against. Ill go and check out some of those smaller ones :)

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