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07/08/2015 - 4:23pm

With more than one million members across Australia and New Zealand, nib is one of Australia's largest health insurance providers. The fund is also set to become substantially larger, with the acquisition of World Nomads Group (WNG) announced last month. 

The $95-million deal expands nib's travel insurance capabilities, after taking 100 per cent ownership of WNG - Australia's third largest travel insurance provider.

03/08/2015 - 11:52am

The cost of health insurance is generally considered the factor that separates the 50/50 split of Australians with and without policies.

31/07/2015 - 11:34am

Not all holidays and excursions are for a relaxing time in the sun; some are designed to give holidaymakers a jolt of adrenaline and something completely different from the nine-to-five.

31/07/2015 - 11:31am

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common afflictions that can strike a person in the modern day. In fact, according to Diabetes Australia, it is the "epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia's health system".

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.