Compare car insurance from more than 50 providers
Many of us are used to spending a lot of time picking out the car we want to buy, but it can also be worth taking the time to find appropriate insurance for your vehicle. Canstar compares more than 60 car insurance policies from over 50 providers, to help you choose cover and features that are suited to your situation.
Compare health insurance based on your circumstances
Private health insurance can help pay for certain treatments in the private hospital system, as well as subsidise some out-of-hospital services like dental, optical, physio and chiropractic. With Canstar, you can compare thousands of hospital and extras, hospital only, or extras only policies from a wide range of health insurance providers based on your and your family’s circumstances.
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Car insurance is designed to protect you financially if something happens to your car, or if you’re involved in an accident on the road. Depending on the type of policy, it can cover both damage to your own car (such as from an accident, fire or theft) as well as damage to other people’s property. Compulsory Third Party car insurance is a separate type of policy that can help cover your financial costs if you injure someone else on the road.
Canstar compares comprehensive car insurance policies based on price and the array of positive features included in the policy.
Private health insurance is designed to help you pay for certain healthcare costs that are not covered by the public health system. People covered by private health insurance may also be able to receive treatment in private hospitals, have the option of having a private room in a public hospital and have more control over how, where and when they are treated. Cover is generally divided into two categories: hospital and extras. Most providers also offer you the option of combined hospital and extras insurance.
Canstar has compared thousands of hospital only, extras only, and hospital and extras policies.
Home and contents insurance is designed to help cover the cost of damage or loss caused by certain insured events, like fire, flood and theft. Depending on the policy, home insurance is typically designed to cover damage or loss to your house and fixtures, while contents insurance may provide protection for your personal possessions (this could be anything from your fridge to your designer sunnies).
Canstar has crunched the numbers to compare over 100 building only, contents only and combined building and contents.
Life insurance provides a lump sum payment to a beneficiary if the policyholder dies or in some cases, if they’re diagnosed with a terminal illness. In these situations, a life insurance policy can be put towards costs like paying off the policyholder’s outstanding debt, or helping those left behind to cope financially.
Canstar helps you to compare direct life insurance from 27 different providers – that is, life insurance you can purchase directly from a provider without needing to go through an advisor. You can view a range of policies based on the age group you fall into, your gender and smoking status.
Income protection insurance is designed to replace some of your income if you’re unable to work because of illness or injury. Depending on your policy and insurer, income protection will generally pay you up to 75% or so of your regular income until you can return to work, your agreed benefit period ends or you turn 70 years old, whichever comes first.
Canstar allows you to compare direct income protection (income protection cover you can buy directly from an insurer) based on your age, occupational category, gender and smoking status.
If you rent out your property, landlord insurance can help cover you for a range of different events, from flood, fire and natural disasters to theft or malicious damage caused by a tenant. Some policies can also cover landlords if their tenant fails to pay their rent, or for loss of rent if the property becomes uninhabitable for certain reasons listed in the policy.
With Canstar, you can compare landlord insurance policies from over 40 providers, based on factors including the type of property you own and the kinds of risks you want to insure against.
Whether you’re doing a road trip around Australia or heading overseas, travel insurance can help cover you for a range of accidents and other situations that you may encounter while you’re on holiday. Travel insurance can help cover you for things like medical emergencies, lost or stolen luggage and cancellation fees.
To help you plan for your trip, Canstar compares hundreds of domestic, international and cruise policies from over 90 providers. You can compare policies based on a range of features and inclusions, and for destinations all over the globe.
Pets are part of the family for many Australians, so it’s only natural that you would consider protecting them should they get sick or injured. Pet insurance can help cover the cost of vet bills for your dog or cat (or some other types of pet) in the event of accident, illness or injury. Some policies may also help you cover the costs of routine vet appointments.
Canstar rates over 140 different pet insurance policies from 24 providers, helping you compare your options based on cover type, pet type, breed size and age.
Funeral insurance is designed to pay a lump sum to your family or other beneficiaries upon your death, which they can then use to cover your funeral expenses.
You can compare insurance providers on Canstar’s database based on factors including your age, gender, your preferred level of cover and how you would like to pay your premium.
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a type of health insurance that most international students coming to Australia to study must have. OSHC is designed to help pay for part or all of the cost of visiting the doctor, going to the hospital, using the ambulance service, or buying medicine at the pharmacy in Australia.
Canstar compares policies from all five of OSHC providers currently operating in Australia, looking at both how much they charge in premiums and the features they offer.
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