Budget Direct promises Health Insurance without the hard sell

May 17, 2013

One of Australia’s best value insurance providers has added another product to its rapidly expanding range, with the launch of Budget Direct Health Insurance.

Once only offering car insurance, Budget Direct has successfully expanded to Home and Contents, Travel, Life and now Health Insurance.

Budget Direct Health Insurance will be sold online via www.budgetdirect.com.au. Which means customers can make their choices in their own time, at their leisure, with no hard sell. The website is backed by phone and web-chat support, so customers can get all the support they need during the purchase and claim process.

Budget Direct’s Antony Dunstan says the online option is perfect for those who might have had negative experiences shopping around for better health insurance deals over the phone.

“We’ve proudly saved Australians money on their Car insurance for 13 years, now we can do the same for them when it comes to their Health Insurance,” says Mr Dunstan.

Awarded by Canstar as one of Australia’s best value car insurers seven years in a row, Budget Direct has kept that philosophy with its Health Insurance offering. Budget Direct Health provides quality Australia-wide hospital cover at competitive prices. Also on offer is the flexibility of choosing up to 85% back on extras with premiums to suit many budgets.

“With Health Insurance premiums increasing once again this year, there’s never been a more important time for customers to shop around. Loyalty is an admirable quality, but it shouldn’t come at a price,” says Mr Dunstan.

Budget Direct Health Insurance is brought to the market through a partnership between the award winning low cost insurer and GMHBA Ltd. One of Australia’s fastest growing health insurers. We chose GMHBA because they have more than 75 years experience in the category and have a proven track record in product innovation.

Existing Budget Direct customers with a current Car, Home, Travel, Life or Roadside Assistance policy will be eligible for a 10% discount. On offer is a range of covers to suit many; from top, mid and basic hospital, as well as top and basic extras cover.


For further information or interviews please contact Brad Seymour, Director Partnerships & Communication, Budget Direct (Auto & General) at 07 3377 8937  or mediaenquiries@budgetdirect.com.au

Budget Direct was established as an insurance provider in Australia in 2000.  It is part of the international Budget Insurance group of companies headquartered in the British Isles. The group provides more than 6.8 million policies to insurance customers and administers $2 billion in premiums annually. Budget Direct offers Motor, Home & Contents, Health, Life and Travel Insurance as well as Roadside Assistance.

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