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Health lifestyle guide

Health Insurance for students

Peace of mind while you study

Suncorp Health Insurance offers you a choice between different levels of Hospital and Extras Cover, so even the most budget-conscious students can find one that suits them best.

Before you're 30

Eligible members must be 18-29 and not a dependent under the policy. Discount calculated at 2% for each year an eligible member is ages under 30, to a maximum of 10% for 18 to 25 year olds. Visit the website for more details.

Save up to 10% on Hospital Cover

Basic Hospital Plus

Looking for something simple and affordable?

If you’re looking for Health Insurance that includes the essentials in case you need to go to hospital — Basic Hospital Plus has you covered. Plus, it offers unlimited emergency ambulance transport*.

What’s more, by getting Health Insurance before you’re 30, you can save up to 10% on your Hospital Cover until you’re in your 40’s.

*Residents of QLD and TAS have ambulance services provided by their State Ambulance Schemes

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Unlimited Emergency Cover

Whether Basic, Bronze, Silver or Gold, if you require an emergency ambulance, we’ve got you covered1. Plus, we don’t have any caps on the number of times you use that cover.


This is just a summary. For full details about what is and isn't covered, read the Policy Booklet.

The benefits of being a student and living at home

As a student, money can be tight. If you’re under 25 and a full-time student, there’s a good chance you may be covered under your parents’ Health Insurance policy as a Student Dependant.

You could be a Student Dependant if:

  • you’re aged between 21 and 25
  • you’re not married and you don’t live with your partner
  • you’re currently a full-time student, and
  • you’ve been added to your parents’ policy.

Sound like you? If so, get familiar with the health cover policy your family has. If your family is already with Suncorp Health Insurance, explore the different levels of Hospital and Extras Cover, so you know what you’re covered for.

Stress less about healthcare while you study

You probably have plenty on your plate while you’re studying. That’s why Suncorp Health Insurance make it simple to claim, and easy to talk to someone when you need it.

A great base level cover

If you’re starting a new Health Insurance policy from scratch, you can choose from a range of simple and affordable levels of cover, like Basic Hospital Plus.

Cover with your family

If your parents have health cover with Suncorp Health Insurance, and you satisfy eligibility criteria, you can be added as a Student Dependant. This means while you’re aged 21-25, you can enjoy the same health cover benefits they do.

Optical

When you’re buried in textbooks and staring at lecture screens, your eyes may feel some strain. With Starter Extras, you can be covered for 65% back^ on optical and more.

^Annual limits and waiting periods apply.

Not available to: (i) QLD residents who have ambulance services provided by their State ambulance schemes; (ii) TAS residents who are covered under state ambulance schemes in TAS and when travelling in mainland Australia except NSW, SA or QLD; or (iii) pension and health care card holders who have ambulance services provided by State ambulance schemes (check entitlements with Centrelink if unsure).

Suncorp Health Insurance is issued by nib health funds limited ABN 83 000 124 381 (nib), a registered private health insurer, and is marketed by Platform CoVentures Pty Ltd ABN 82 626 829 623 (PC), a Suncorp Group company. PC is an authorised agent of nib and receives commission from nib. Read the policy booklet before buying this insurance.

Unlimited Emergency Cover

Whether Basic, Bronze, Silver or Gold, if you require an emergency ambulance, we’ve got you covered1. Plus, we don’t have any caps on the number of times you use that cover.

Before you're 30

Eligible members must be 18-29 and not a dependent under the policy. Discount calculated at 2% for each year an eligible member is ages under 30, to a maximum of 10% for 18 to 25 year olds. Visit the website for more details.

Registered as a Student Dependant

A Student Dependant is a member who is not the Policyholder or the Policyholders Partner and who: is aged between 21 up to the day before their 25th birthday, is engaged in full time study, and​​ is not married and does not have a defacto partner. This person is covered under the family’s health cover at no extra cost. When adding them to the policy you will be required to supply the name of the institution they are studying at and the expected date of graduation.

Medicare Levy Surcharge

The Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) is a government tax on top of the normal Medicare Levy and impacts singles with a taxable income of over $90,000 or families (including couples and single-parents) with a taxable income of over $180,000 who don’t have an appropriate level of private hospital insurance for the full financial year.

Holding any Suncorp Health Insurance Hospital Cover product means you won’t pay the MLS if your income is above the government threshold and you maintain your hospital cover for the full financial year.

Read the Suncorp Health Insurance Policy Booklet for more information.

Save up to 10% on Hospital Cover