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19/05/2016 - 5:44pm

Disability is a wide and complex topic, and can be a difficult subject to talk about. Whether from birth or from an incident later in life, disability can make a huge difference to how you interact with the world and the people within it - and, of course, vice versa.

As Australians live longer, disability will shortly become less of an outlier and more of an expected part of life, especially in old age. However, with the right cover, living with disability does not have to be difficult.

19/05/2016 - 5:00pm

For some years, Australia has been accommodating to skilled workers arriving on 457 visas. Employers get a larger pool of talent from which they can choose potential job candidates, and jobseekers have the attraction of living and working in one of the most diverse countries in the world.

17/05/2016 - 10:45am

Every year, the Commonwealth Ombudsman (formerly the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, or PHIO) releases its annual report on the industry. The latest edition has recently been published, taking in the 2014-2015 financial year.

In this 12-month period, Australian policyholders got to have their say by taking to the Commonwealth Ombudsman (CO) website and making complaints if they felt aggrieved by their health fund.

09/05/2016 - 11:09am

American director, actor and comedian Woody Allen once said "80 per cent of success is showing up" - but was he wrong? In the workplace, absenteeism is a problem, but so is presenteeism, when people who are too sick to work do so regardless.

It's clearly not an ideal situation. Employees who are sick are unproductive and spread germs around the office, potentially leading to more business absenteeism than if that person stayed home to rest.

09/05/2016 - 10:55am

If you're into extreme sports, you're likely to travel far and wide to partake in them. However, while you put your body on the line on the slopes (that's part of the thrill, after all), one thing you shouldn't take a chance on is travel insurance.

29/04/2016 - 2:55pm

There are near-countless reasons why a business would start using a corporate health plan. They can attract new employees with added healthcare benefits, retain workers through subsidised health insurance and reduce the number of sick days people take.

19/04/2016 - 4:18pm

Family planning is perhaps one of the most common reasons why people look to refresh their private health insurance. No longer are you taking care of yourselves as a couple, there's a whole new human to add to the equation. 

15/04/2016 - 10:20am

Australian private health insurance customers all over the country are tasked with protecting themselves with a level of cover that is both affordable and high quality.

13/04/2016 - 10:47am

Australian airline Qantas and health fund nib have joined forces to offer an incentive for fitness-conscious private health insurance customers.

People who take out Qantas Assure health insurance can download a mobile app, which tracks their fitness and activity levels, rewarding an energetic and healthy lifestyle with Qantas frequent-flyer points.

13/04/2016 - 10:23am

By now, every Australian private health insurance member will begin paying more for their cover. Every year, health insurance premiums rise, and this year was no different.

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