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Health Insurance News

22/09/2015 - 11:08am

One of the main reasons why people choose to buy private health insurance is the added confidence they receive from knowing they are covered in case a serious injury occurs.

21/09/2015 - 10:38am

Lifetime health cover (LHC) is a complex policy. The incentive to buy private health insurance early on in life is designed to help people plan for the treatment of any health conditions as they get older.

11/09/2015 - 2:56pm

How much can stress cost your business? According to Safe Work Australia, you're likely to be paying your share of the $10 billion bill the country is handed each and every year due to employee stress.

That's around $5,000 for each business in Australia, though its a rather unscientific estimate, with the total amount relying on the number of people you employ, as well as how you manage health issues in the workplace.

09/09/2015 - 3:28pm

For the most part, returning from holiday is the worst part of the experience. Having to head back to the nine-to-five lifestyle after a relaxing and invigorating break away is rarely welcomed.

08/09/2015 - 4:09pm

There is a misunderstanding among some health insurance policyholders that public-hospital-only cover will allow them to bypass the often long waiting lists seen in most facilities.

28/08/2015 - 11:54am

When it comes to attracting, retaining and getting the most out of workers, businesses have two paths to take. They can either keep their capital investments low and their place of employment relatively uncompetitive, or spend a little on offering employees an incentive to arrive, stay and work to a high standard.

20/08/2015 - 6:07pm

Every three months, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) releases its quarterly report, shining some light on Australia's health insurance market.

18/08/2015 - 5:43pm

Health Minister Sussan Ley and the Australian Government have released a discussion paper on possible reforms to primary health care. The aim is to gather information and inform any decision by the federal government to develop Medicare in line with the growing threat of chronic diseases, in the hope of alleviating some of the pressure on hospitals.

17/08/2015 - 12:04pm

Alcohol is Australia's most widely used drug. According to the Australian Drug Foundation, 86.2 per cent of Australians aged 14 years and over have admitted to drinking alcohol at least once in their lives.

Meanwhile, around 20 per cent of them drink to an extent that causes health-related harm at some point. It is for health reasons that the Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently called on both federal and state governments to do more.

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.