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Stories from the team

We started ExtrasJar so people could be better off, and one way to do that is to educate, share and inspire.  That’s what we try and do here.

Insurance

Does my travel insurance cover me for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

All travel insurance policies are different but most have exclusions for pandemics like Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check your product disclosure statement and any government “do not travel” advice before you travel!

Posted on 
Mar 13, 2021
  by
John Connor
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Insurance

Go to the dentist before Christmas or lose health care benefits...it's crazy!

Every year as Christmas approaches, life gets busy. We all have parties to go to, presents to buy, food to prepare and the kids are off school! Why do most of us have to deal with the fact that if we don't book health care extras treatments by the end of the year we lose any benefits!

Posted on 
Dec 16, 2020
  by
Reece Frazier
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Insurance

The budget and private health insurance

The dust has now settled on the federal budget but little has been said about how it will impact private health insurance. The team at ExtrasJar is here to give you the lowdown on a key change announced in the budget and how it may impact you and your family.

Posted on 
Oct 26, 2020
  by
John Connor
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Financial Health

Tax and private health insurance explained

You will often come across terms like “lifetime loading”, “medicare surcharge” or “government rebate” when signing up to a private health insurance policy or completing your tax return. The team at ExtrasJar explains these terms below to help you understand how they may affect you and the amount of tax you pay.

Posted on 
Jul 13, 2020
  by
John Connor
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Insurance

1 in 15 people aged 25 to 29 dropped private health insurance last year. Will the industry survive?

With the pandemic reducing income for everyday Australians and many health services being unavailable due to the lock down, thousands of young people have dropped their private health insurance. Will the industry survive or is reform needed?

Posted on 
May 24, 2020
  by
John Connor
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