Have you ever heard of the term “self-insurance”? It’s being referred to as an alternative to the traditional process of taking out a health insurance policy as a safety net. But can you really afford to self-insure and is it the safest option? According to finance and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au, “The answer is probably not. You never really know when a medical issue can pop up and how much it’s going to cost you, the reality is that not everyone can afford to fork out $35,000 when the time comes.” With this in mind, Bessie discusses the importance of having health insurance and being covered if the worst happened.