According to the National Heart Foundation, around 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack each year. This equates to one heart attack every 10 minutes.
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in Australia, deaths that can largely be preventable. So why aren’t we more educated on how to make sure we have the correct hospital cover in case it happens? Let us break it down for you.
9 out of 10 Aussies have at least one risk factor for heart disease, with 25% of these having three or more risk factors.
There is not one single thing that causes heart disease but there are several risk factors that contribute to it, including:
When it comes time each year to review your health insurance, it is good to reassess your risk factors and take them into consideration when choosing the right level of health cover for you. If you have any of the risk factors above, regardless of your age, it’s a good idea to make sure your hospital health insurance policy includes heart cover.
Don’t assume you are not at risk because of your age as many different factors that can come into place. These can differ from behavioural risk factors like your diet and lifestyle to medical risk factors like your cholesterol and blood pressure.
Cardiac problems and heart disease can happen to people of any age, therefore it’s important to make sure you’re hospital policy includes heart cover for some greater peace of mind that you will be covered if anything was to happen.
This all depends on what type of private health insurance policy you have, give iSelect a call on 13 19 20 and we can find out if you are covered. If you are not currently covered, we can help make sure you are and find the best possible deal for you.
Alternatively, if you already know that you have heart cover on your policy, it’s still worth giving us a call (it’s 100% free) to see if we can save you some money and get you a better deal on your health insurance.
If you need help with understanding your hospital policy you can give iSelect a call on 13 19 20.
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