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24/02/2016 - 10:27am

It was earlier in February when Sports Minister Sussan Ley told the world how big the disparity is between our male and female sports stars. Ms Ley said there is "no defensible reason" why different genders of sports people should be given different standards of travel and accommodation, with female sports teams often missing out.

22/02/2016 - 11:28am

Private health insurance helps millions of Australians find a better, more personalised level of medical care. For instance, as a private health insurance member, you have a choice of the medical facility from which you receive non-emergency treatment, you get to pick your physician and there are a range of extras to help you keep fighting fit, such as dental and eye care.

22/02/2016 - 11:23am

Australia's largest health insurance provider, Medibank, says more Australians are relying on hospital care and are using more services than ever before.

According to a new Medibank press release, the health fund paid out more than $3.47 billion in healthcare benefits to its members in the 2015 financial year, an increase of 3.4 per cent from the previous financial period.

12/02/2016 - 8:51am

Health insurance premiums are rising. On April 1, all health insurance rate rises will be finalised and just about every policy and product after that time will be charged at a new, higher price.

03/02/2016 - 3:51pm

It's something employers will have had an inkling about for some time, and an increasing amount of research has proved that it is almost entirely true - happy employees make for better workers.

While millions of employers look at ways to improve productivity through technology, outsourcing and other means, there's an easier, more cost effective way of doing so: simply make your employees happier in their jobs, and engagement will grow.

02/02/2016 - 10:30am

Those who have been following Medibank Private's early steps on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will have noticed a few ups and downs. Since Australia's largest health insurer gave up its public status for stock-market flotation in November 2014, the market has proved highly changeable for shareholders - many of whom are Medibank customers.

29/01/2016 - 9:27am

If you're considering taking out health insurance, you won't want to jump straight in and sign on for a policy right away. As the old saying goes, knowledge is power - and that's particularly true in the realm of private health insurance.

27/01/2016 - 10:06am

On Monday January 11, iSelect Limited (ASX: ISU) issued an earnings downgrade that rocked its share price. Citing "several strategic and operational issues" during the 2015 financial year, which persisted into the first few weeks of 2016, the health insurance comparison service saw its shares dip to a record-low 63.5c.

22/01/2016 - 9:24am

If 2015 was a movie, it would have had more plot twists than The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects combined. Last year we saw Australia's biggest insurer, Medibank, begin trading on the stock exchange, the failure of a $7 GP payment plan, and a rise in health insurance premiums.

15/01/2016 - 2:34pm

Are you planning on a different kind of holiday this year? Out of Australia's 12.9 million holidaymakers, 2.7 per cent of them said they engage in some sort of extreme sport while vacationing, according to new Roy Morgan research.