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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.

04/04/2016 - 9:31am

There's no shortage of information on how you can keep your workplace fit and healthy - from office plants to daily "stretch time" sessions. But is the obvious one passing under your radar?

30/03/2016 - 10:41am

It's not always easy to compare health insurance. Every person, couple and family is different, with their own budgets and health needs, just like each of Australia's health funds is distinct from the other.

29/03/2016 - 8:39am

Confucius probably summed it up best: "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." It's been 2,500 years since the Chinese philosopher muttered these words, and yet we perhaps make things more complicated today than ever before.