The Youth Discount is an initiative designed by the Australian Government that allows Private Health Insurers to offer a premium discount on hospital cover for 18 to 29 year olds.
This discount is completely voluntary, meaning insurers aren’t obligated to give the discount. Health Partners is committed to making hospital cover more affordable for not only younger Australians, but all members, so we are applying the discount to all hospital products for new and existing members.
It’s an aged-based discount. Meaning the younger you are when you take out hospital cover, the higher your discount.
Once you have your age-based discount, it will stay in place until you turn 41 years old.
All you have to do is keep your hospital cover with Health Partners. If you upgrade or downgrade your hospital cover your discount will still stay in place. Once you turn 41, your discount will then gradually phase out, reduced by 2% per year.
The private health insurance system relies on a broad membership base. By offering the Youth Discount we’re helping make hospital cover more affordable, not only for younger Australians but all of our members.
Having hospital cover gives choice and control that the public system can’t.
- Skip public hospital waiting lists
- Decide where you’ll be treated
- Choose your specialist
- Have the same specialist care for you from start to finish
- Recover in the privacy and comfort of your own room – something that can’t be undervalued