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18/01/2017 - 9:52am

Have you ever had to take time off work because of something unexpected? Chances are the people in your workforce have as well, and it might have left you without an employee for a day or two. Depending on the illness, it might have even been longer, and kept your productivity low for a number of weeks. If a core part of your workforce isn't present because of a treatable illness, you'll feel hard done-by.

18/01/2017 - 9:52am

Have you ever struggled with your fitness, or had heart pains related to a lack of exercise? It could have been something more serious than just a tweak in your chest, it might have been a chronic disease. Approximately 22 per cent of Australians reported having a chronic cardiovascular condition in 2011-12, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). That's just under 4 million people.

17/01/2017 - 10:59am

Australia's two largest hospital operators want to remove the private health insurance sector, and allow  consumers to establish medical savings accounts, according to an Australian Financial Review article from October 2016. The medical savings accounts would empower people to deal directly with private hospitals, and Ramsay Health Care and Healthscope are leading the charge for the initiative.

13/01/2017 - 9:20am

Have you recently looked at your private health plan and been disappointed? More than 5 million people reviewed their private health cover in the last 12 months, as stated in a Guardian Australia article from November 2016. As premiums rise but cover remains the same, people become less satisfied that they're getting what they're paying for. The next time your employees review their private health cover, a corporate health insurance could prove very useful.

13/01/2017 - 9:19am

Are you looking at getting a better corporate health insurance policy for your business in the next few months? If you decide to go it alone, there's going to be a lot of legwork to do, because you'll be sorting through all of the current available providers by yourself.

21/12/2016 - 12:00pm

Private health cover premiums have risen more than three times the inflation rate this year, according to a news.com.au article from September 2016. As a result, the proportion of Australians registered for private health cover has fallen for the first time in 15 years.

12/12/2016 - 10:15am

Are you losing out on top talent in your field because your business doesn't offer the best benefits? You might not have the best corporate health insurance plan available, while competitors do. For a prospective hire choosing between your company and another, they will go for the one that benefits them the most.

06/12/2016 - 2:56pm

Have you ever had a negative experience with a private health insurer? Based on the number of complaints that the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman received in 2014-15 (4,265), you may well have been angered because of something that your insurer did. If you're looking to change insurer, comparing the most appropriate plans for you could be a challenge without the help of the specialist brokers at HICA.

06/12/2016 - 11:31am

Have you recently had to change the level of cover in your private health insurance plan, simply because the premiums were becoming too expensive? You're not alone. As premiums are rising, and people are trying to avoid government surcharges for not having appropriate health cover, they're reducing their plans to almost useless levels, according to an article in The Guardian on November 18.

29/11/2016 - 8:15am

Have you ever tried to compare all of the possible private health insurance plans on the market? It's virtually impossible. Even if you do find a plan that you think could work for you, you're never sure that it's the absolute best one out there.

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