Most visitors to Australia that arrive on the 457 Visa will be required to have a special medical insurance plan set up as a condition of that visa.
You can get an idea of the cost of this medical insurance at a number of Health Insurance companies in Australia, some of which are listed below.
A list of Insurers that provide suitable cover for 457 Visa Holders:
- Medibank Private
- HBA Health Insurance Administration – part of Bupa
- MBF – part of Bupa Australia
- Australian Unity
- Exfin International Pty Ltd
- IMAN (NIB Health Funds)
There are also a couple of companies that help you to select the best insurer, from their selected panel. They do not charge for this service, as they are paid by the Health Insurer, in the same way that an Insurance Broker operates.
You may be able to apply for an exemption from the 457 health insurance visa requirements if you are covered by a reciprocal health care agreement and you have enrolled in Medicare, the Australian public health care system.