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    My health fund is going up from $89 a fortnight to $110 as of 1 April. So I'm tossing up whether to pay for a year upfront or change funds. We currently have obstetrics with a $500 excess with Australian Unity and I can't seem to find any that are cheaper. So I'd love to hear who everyone is with.

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    Bupa, medium level hospital cover and no extras. $230 per month for a family. Insane.

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    I'm not looking forward to finding out how much mine is going up, we already pay $290/month but that is for top hosp (no extras). Will be dropping to basic or medium after this baby is born.

    Can you go through iselect to find a cheaper fund then negotiate with your current fund?

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    We have top everything but might cut it back after my husband has surgery on his back.

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    BUPA top hospital and silver extras, was already $189 a fortnight but I don't know new payment but will be reassessing and dropping probably hospital cover down from the top but then knowing my luck I'll need it, I think 2015 was the first year I didn't go to hospital!

    It's crazy how much faster than inflation and in turn wages these policies are going up!
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    We're with BUPA. Platinum extras and hospital cover with $250 excess

    Our monthly premium is going up to $415 a month. I'm furious and going to change to HBF next week.

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    Forgot to add we are with teachers' health. Sometimes it annoys me the amount we pay but can't get it cheaper anywhere else as it's exclusive to the education community and a non-profit organisation.

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    With Latrobe. Top hospital no extras (reviewed and over last 5 years we had never even come close to recouping extras charges - apparently usual for most policies). Pay annually in advance for tax benefit and to avoid annual price hike. Latrobe is MUCH MUCH cheaper than Bupa/HCF/NIB/Medibank. They have being fine with 2 private hospital births at our choice of private hospital/obstetrician plus a few other procedures in the private system.

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