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28/07/2015 - 3:09pm

Do you understand your health insurance policy? If not, and if you haven't sought help and advice, you may have a policy that doesn't cover for your most pressing needs.

22/07/2015 - 4:39pm

Have you ever received hospital treatment, either as part of your private health insurance benefits or via the Medicare healthcare system? If so, did you leave feeling like you had ongoing support during your recovery period?

22/07/2015 - 2:39pm

In many ways, Australia is now a safer country than it has perhaps ever been, with workplace accidents and road injuries both consistently falling in recent years. However, while injury rates are dropping, sedentary lifestyles pose a different kind of risk.

Many members of the Australian workforce spend their nine-to-five hours at a desk, in a car or otherwise in an inactive position. Experts say that in the long term, that type of lifestyle is likely to have a negative impact.

20/07/2015 - 4:26pm

Around half of the Australian population have a private health insurance policy, providing benefits for a range of medical issues as they arise.

However, choosing a policy is a process of balancing cost against quality. No one wants to be overcharged, while finding that your policy does not offer the medical benefits you originally thought it did is a worst-case scenario.

20/07/2015 - 11:14am

Australians have a close relationship with cosmetic surgery. According to Sculpt, a plastic surgery based in Perth, Aussies spend around 40 per cent more than the United States on plastic surgery per 10,000 people.

09/07/2015 - 5:46pm

Australia is a land of opportunity for people looking at moving to the country for work. Not only is the land down under largely welcoming of immigration, but a study by Roy Morgan Research showed that real unemployment in June was down for the fourth consecutive month across the country.

08/07/2015 - 11:39am

If you're planning to go on a cruise for your next holiday, you're not alone. More than one million Aussies took a cruise holiday last year, research from Cruise Lines International Association recently reported.

In a country of around 23.8 million, it's a fair proportion of people taking to the seas. And why not? Many enjoy the relaxed and all-inclusive nature of the modern cruise ship getaway.

03/07/2015 - 3:23pm

The new financial year is upon us. While you won't see Sydney's Harbour Bridge lit up by thousands of fireworks like you would on 1 January, the new financial year is just as pivotal as its calendar-based cousin - at least for businesses.

30/06/2015 - 10:50am

Towards the end of last year, Australia's largest health insurance provider, Medibank, underwent a stark transformation as the company was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

The stock traded initially for $2.15 to institutional buyers and $2 to the public - including policyholders, who were given the option of registering for more shares than non-Medibank customers.

24/06/2015 - 12:49pm

The United States may be infamous for its health care - especially in terms of cost and the availability of it. However, the country is doing much to try and balance it in terms of quality.

In particular, the US is on a path of digitalisation, utilising current and upcoming technologies to find new cost savings - and provide a better level of care in the process.