OSHCstudents-Why shouldn’t you keep traveling the world as you get older? Indeed, data highlights that the number of people aged over 70 holidaying overseas has jumped more than 80% in the last five years. Seniors in Australia have increasingly been traveling to ” bucket list destinations”, where age doesn’t act as a barrier against adventure!
While you may be a travel enthusiast, you may have also found that some travel insurance products have an upper age limit of 70 and that they will not cover many pre-existing medical conditions.
If you visit Australia and want to buy OVHC, you have a variety of choices for insurance providers. However, if you are over 70, only Allianz and Medibank offer you the OVHC policies. Please take note that Medibank will not offer OVHC for the 8501 visa condition, while Allianz offers OVHC for all types of conditions.
If you are over 70 and your visa type is 8501, Allianz is definitely your ideal choice. Nevertheless, you should remember that the start date of OVHC offered by Allianz is after 14 days from the date of payment.
For example, if you successfully make payment on 1 May, the start date of your Allianz OVHC is 15 May. In this case, you can not require to revise your OVHC start date. So we always advise our clients to make payment as soon as possible.
In some cases, when elderly people arrive in Australia, the Australian Customs will check their passport and OVHC cover and if your OVHC is not activated, you do not meet the requirement. In a bad scenario, you will have to fly back to your country and wait for the date that your OVHC is activated.
If you have a plan to Australia, you should be aware of the importance of purchasing OVHC soon.
You are international students or foreigners arrive to Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad who are looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact OSHCstudents Team at email: email@example.com and our partners for further information and assistance.