We are not a typical health insurance advisor. The role we play in the market is two fold. For consumers, we are a comparison and advisory service offering recommendations from our approved list of products. For the private health insurance industry, we are an outsourced marketing channel offering a more cost effective way of gaining new members.
The fees we are paid go to activities including our marketing campaigns across TV and radio, investing in our patent protected Customer Decision Support (CDS) system technology and investing in our employees.
Critically, our fee arrangements mean that our participating funds do not pay us unless we deliver a member. We take on the risk that our marketing will deliver members. This means that by working with us no private health insurance fund is putting marketing money at "risk". This also provides a vital service for small to medium sized funds that are looking to expand their product awareness nationally but can't afford to take that level of risk.
Our marketing efficiency comes from creating a pool of marketing dollars. By allowing our participating health funds access to these marketing dollars, iSelect is increasing real choice for consumers in the market.
iSelect may receive a fee from participating funds when a health insurance policy is purchased through iSelect.
Key things you should note about our fee arrangements:
As we incur all of our costs such as marketing, set up and transfer of your policy (if you are moving funds), compliance and sales at the time of purchase of a policy our preferred fee structure is to be paid a one-time fee.
Fees may be paid as either: