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Independent and trusted tests, reviews and comparisons of health insurance, travel insurance, life and income protection insurance.

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Health insurance comparisons

We cut through health insurance jargon to help you decide what’s best for your budget.

30 Jun 2014 | We review 20 open funds in Australia, with recommendations to suit a variety of people in different life stages.

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Pet insurance reviews

We review pet insurance and compare 17 pet insurers in Australia to reveal the best.

4 Apr 2014 | Pet insurance reviews from CHOICE not only reveal the best value cover but also expose common traps.

Home warranty insurance is not so sweet.

Home warranty insurance

Home owners find little value for money when it comes to home warranty insurance.

6 Mar 2014 | Home warranty insurance is supposed to protect homeowners from incompetent builders, but it doesn’t do much to protect against unscrupulous ones.

Extras health insurance

Should you drop extras health insurance?

Private health insurance is increasingly expensive and your extras health insurance may not give you value for money

28 Feb 2014 | Extras health insurance is meant to help with smaller ongoing costs, such as a dental check-up or new glasses or contact lenses. But how much does it really help?

Mental health and insurance

Mental health and insurance

Is the insurance industry missing the mark when it comes to mental health risks?

6 Feb 2014 | The insurance industry’s indiscriminate approach to risk assessment around mental health can mean the denial of cover, higher premiums or rejected claims, even if the illness is under control.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance review

Get to know your travel insurance policy so you don't find yourself stranded at home or abroad.

29 Jan 2014 | We review 22 brands of travel insurance and 89 policies in total, covering travel to Asia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Worldwide.

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Life insurance

How to make sure you're financially prepared should the worst happen.

25 Oct 2013 | It’s more important than ever to know how much you’re paying for life insurance and what you'll get in return. We look at term life insurance policies from 15 insurers and 10 large industry super funds.

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Cheap health cover - members only

Restricted membership health insurance funds deliver top policies at lower prices – and you may be able to join one.

27 Aug 2013 | Restricted health membership funds deliver top insurance policies at lower prices – and you may be able to join one.

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Insurance comparison sites

Looking for a new health, car, or home insurance policy? CHOICE's review of comparison websites reveals some hidden catches.

22 Aug 2013 | Looking for a new health, car, or home insurance policy? CHOICE's review of comparison websites reveals some hidden catches.

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Commission rebate schemes

With health insurance premiums on the increase, switching to a commission rebate service may put some money back in your pocket.

24 Apr 2013 | Rebate services return a portion of the commission made on the purchase of insurance policies that would have otherwise gone to a broker to you.

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