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Health Insurance News

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.

12/01/2016 - 4:27pm

When you last compared health insurance cover options, how did you find the process? According to the Consumer Health Forum (CHF) of Australia, it could be a lot easier and much clearer.

The group has proposed a new way of doing so, through its MyCover reform.

08/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Obesity can be a difficult subject to broach. There are many reasons why people are overweight, including medical and mental conditions that make it difficult for people to avoid the risks of obesity. And yet in Australia, it is a growing problem that medical professionals are trying to address.

08/01/2016 - 3:39pm

On December 13, 2015, the Daily Telegraph broke with news that the private health insurance rebate may be scrapped in favour of a new model. Based on what the newspaper called "leaked" papers from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), a change in the rebate will no doubt have caused concern among private health insurance policyholders.

15/12/2015 - 2:57pm

While spending Christmas in the Australian summer sun is a fantastic experience, many of us are planning to go overseas and see what the festive season holds abroad. The extra time off gives individuals and families a chance to relax and recuperate before the new year begins.

15/12/2015 - 11:00am

If you're considering private health insurance, you'll likely be weighing up the risk vs reward. Is the cost of health insurance worth the coverage?

In your quest to understand and weigh up the range of health-related risks that may lie in your or your family's future, medical experts are hoping to raise awareness of one that lies a little under the surface - musculoskeletal conditions.

15/12/2015 - 8:34am

Christmas famously only comes around once a year - and, unfortunately, so do annual increases to health insurance premiums. As the former approaches, hopefully bringing with it a bit of time off from work, it could be an opportune moment to arrange your health insurance.

11/12/2015 - 2:51pm

Do you know what your employees' New Years resolutions are? Nielsen recently looked into some of the most common ones, and found that many people can be helped along by a company's corporate health insurance benefits.

07/12/2015 - 4:15pm

Stress is a rather silent affliction. We touched recently on how it is costing Australian businesses more than $10 billion each and every year in productivity issues; however, the effects go much deeper than just in the workplace.