News.com.au: Get yourself private health insurance without paying a cent

Bupa’s Head of Customer Value, Tim Strahan, explains how if you're a full time student aged between 21 and 25, you can remain on your parents’ Health Insurance cover at no extra cost.

Bupa has more than 4 million members with 102,000 of those members aged between 21 and 25 and listed as children on their parents’ policy.

Bupa’s Head of Customer Value, Tim Strahan, said there are many people who can still fall under their parents’ cover and not have to pay a cent.

“There are a lot of customers who are in their late teens that are covered under their family cover until they turn 21, which is standard,’’ he said.

“But if they continue studying up until the age of 25 they continue to be covered on their family cover.

“If they decide to go into the full-time workforce after age 21 they need to start thinking about their health insurance options.”

Bupa said that if you are working and no longer studying and are aged between 21 and 25 you can stay on your parents’ cover at an extra cost, but once you reach 25 you need to consider taking out an individual policy.

The cost to remain on your parents’ policy is cheaper than taking out individual cover.

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