Moving house can be an extremely busy and stressful time, but it's important to keep your head so that you can get essential tasks completed without adding more to your workload.
One activity that you must get done when moving homes is the update of your health insurance policy.
Let your health fund know about changes to your address to help avoid problems later on, when you may need to use your health insurance.
Notifying your health insurer will also aid in making sure important mail and correspondence gets to you.
If you are moving interstate this may affect the amount of premiums you pay or the benefits you are entitled to, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) states.
For example, health cover offered for some funds for ambulance services may vary between states because of differences in ambulance arrangements in each state.
While you are updating your address details for your health insurance, you may want to consider reviewing your policy as well.
Changes to private health cover will come into effect from April 1, with premiums rising by an average 5.6 per cent.
Your health consultant can assist you in comparing health insurance policies to help you get a better deal.