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Health Insurance News

13/08/2015 - 12:30pm

Healthcare is one of the most important areas where technology is having an influence. Sure, new inventions are helping workplaces become more productive and allowing people to stay in touch, but when it comes to improving quality of life (or even saving one) perhaps it is in medical science where technology is most important.

10/08/2015 - 9:06am

The Australian population is growing sharply in numbers and becoming older by average at the same time. While this is a good sign that healthcare is largely delivering in the right areas, allowing people to live longer, it also puts an increasing strain on the healthcare industry.

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.