Reviewing your private health insurance policy may be the last thing you feel like doing, but it can also be empowering to take control of your finances. You can check your cover still suits your needs and perhaps even save some money in the process.
Many of our members have questions about private health insurance after a breast cancer diagnosis. Here are some tips from Laura Crowden, Corporate Affairs Manager at iSelect, an insurance comparison service.
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Access discounted taxi fares and car parking through state and territory government programs. This includes discounted parking at hospitals
Causes of financial stress and ways to manage it.
Making decisions about work and understanding your employee rights when you are diagnosed with breast cancer is important
Many supports and services are in place to ensure regional and remote patients receive the same quality of care as in larger towns and cities
You may qualify for an early claim to superannuation and/or insurance policies and access these earlier than retirement
If you live in a rural area, Patient Assisted Travel Scheme can help with travel expenses to specialist services
If you are self-employed, you may need financial advice or support to continue your business during breast cancer treatment