Category: Insurance

Should I get private health insurance before it’s too late?

Ten years ago, a memorable series of television ads for a health insurance comparison website in Australia introduced a slurry of colourful, confusing, and bizarre terms into our vernacular. “Tossin’ possums”. “Cuddlin’ cactus”. And perhaps most famously, “puffin’ muffins”.

All of these phrases were intended to describe just how stupid one would have to be to not buy private health insurance (at least, through their website). But is that really the case? Would you have to be “puffin’ muffins” not to have private health insurance? In today’s post, we’ll take a look at the question of private health insurance. (With a few tips that apply to any kind of insurance you might consider taking out).

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Do I need insurance?

I was recently asked an excellent question about private health insurance. But the more I wrote about the topic, the more I realised I had to say about insurance in general. So let’s take a look at the thrilling, wonderful world of insurance more broadly (ha!), before we get down to private health cover in my next post.

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