While planning for study abroad in Australia we plan everything, where to study what to study, where to travel what to see or what to eat and where to live. These are all the fun parts of traveling or living far from home. Living alone can be the life-changing experience for many students who travel to study abroad, you got to learn so much and explore the different side of the world, a different perspective of people and different behaviors. Sometimes these new adventures and rushing new life takes you that point where you miss your family and loved ones. Times like when you are alone or especially sick, you need your loved ones around you to pamper or look after you.
And that’s why when you travel to study in Australia, its important to look for the best overseas student health cover (OSHC). The insurance covers the cost of medical care for an international student while they study or live in Australia. It is a mediatory requirement for all the student visa holders in Australia. An international student has to maintain their (OSHC) during their student visa.
Below Edvise hub mentioned few important details, which will surely help you, if you are planning to live and study in Australia as an international student. Read on to know more about it.
Following are the famous OSHC provider that offers health insurance to international students in Australia.
- Australian Health Management
There is a legal process to get any of these insurances. It is a deed for the provision of OSHC is an official, legal document that outlines the rules and that insurer must comply with if they wish to provide OSHC policies.
What OSHC covers?
Medical insurance for international students in Australia covers any new illness or injuries, which requires emergency assistance. You can consult a doctor for any sort of emergency condition and that will be covered by your OSHC. Even any sort of emergency surgery would be included in OSHC.
It’s important to know and research about the health insurance you are about to get. Most of the OSHC does not cover regular checkups. Yes! You have to pay for that separately. You might have to pay additional coverage for dental or eye insurance as well. If you are coming to Australia with pre-existing conditions or chronic illness. That need some prescribed drugs, make sure to go for insurance that covers your potential medical needs.
Who can be contacted if assistance is required?
Usually, in an emergency and rush, we forget so many things and cannot really figure out who would be the perfect person to contact. International students with OSHC should get in touch with their insurer first. Even if you are experiencing trouble with your OSHC you should first talk to your insurer if it is not resolved, you can contact private insurance ombudsman (PHIO), a free service that helps students with OSHC related inquiries and issues.
These are the few details about overseas student health care, which is mandatory for every student who wants to study in Australia. It’s important to know about all the crucial part of studying abroad in Australia and to help you all Edvise hub always tries to come up with the most accurate information. If you have any questions or inquiries, you can contact us at Contact@edvisehub.com and for more information; you can check our other Blogs as well.