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Does OSHC provide cover for Covid-19?

Due to the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Novel Coronavirus), the Australian Government has announced that as of 1 February 2020, all travellers, including international students, arriving from any part of mainland China, regardless of nationality, will be subject to enhanced border control measures to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the Australian community.

We understand this is stressful for students. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and helpful resources for international students.

What if I am unable to return to Australia to continue my study due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions?

We encourage students to contact their education provider to discuss possible deferment of studies if they be are unable to return to Australia to continue their studies.

For further information about changes to your student visa visit the Department of Home Affairs.

What if I need to change the dates of my OSHC?

Please contact Annalink OSHCstudents and our agents to discuss updating your policy start and end date.

Are there any restrictions on how many times the policy dates can be changed?

There is no limitation on how many times a policy start date and policy end date can be changed for your OSHC.

If you have any concerns about what COVID-19 may mean for your student visa, we encourage you to discuss your situation with the Department of Home Affairs.

Does my OSHC provide cover fo Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)?

Cover is available to AGA OSHC policyholders for medical services provided in hospital and out of hospital, including PBS prescription medicines and emergency treatment*.

Limits, exxclusions and terms and conditions apply. Please note that waiting periods may apply for treatment for pre-existing conditions. Students can contact Annalink OSHCstudents to discuss their individual case or read the OSHC policy wording for further details*


Have a question?
Contact us at info@oshcstudents.com to assist you with any of your OSHC enquiries.

For more information read Does OSHC provide cover for Covid-19(part 2)?

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I trust Allianz Care since it is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia, with the medical centres where I only have to pay for what is left from insurance support. (no need to claim later). Besides, those centres are located at the centre of the city, close to schools. Very convenient, right? Credits to Allianz Care for providing reliable medical centres for health check and treatments.

Baek Ah Yeon | University of Queensland

Ariella Pei

I’ve been living with homestay family for 2 years. I’m now 19, I can move out but I don’t want to leave my host, who has become my family. It feels like I’ve met my second family. Thanks OSHCstudents for sending me to this homestay!

Ariella Pei | University of Canberra

Chatchawat Paton

I realised how important insurance was when I started living in Australia. There I switched to using Allianz Care instead of the previous service. Allianz Care is extraordinarily good in its consulting service and customer care. I’ve learned a lot about Australian health care, also I was consulted with mental issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am very happy now.

Chatchawat Paton | Torrent University

Xiaoyu Cheng

Thanks to Allianz Care, every time I claimed my medical receipts it processed much more quickly and easily than I expected. I was initially a bit concerned since Allianz Care is more expensive than other insurance companies, but now I can ensure that it is totally worth the money.

Xiaoyu Cheng | Monash University

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