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Corporate Health Insurance News

21/07/2016 - 3:55pm

According to the 2015 edition of the Stress and Wellbeing Survey from the Australian Psychological Association (APA), last year was a difficult one for the mental health of the nation as a whole. One in three of us reported having a significant level of distress in life, while anxiety symptoms were the highest they have been for the last five years.

20/07/2016 - 9:55am

Diabetes is likely one of the most common chronic diseases in modern Australia, with 1.2 million people across the nation now living with it, according to the World Health Organisation. This in itself is a troubling number, and it is not an Australia-only problem; it is a global concern. However, what is even more worrying is the apparent acceleration of this issue, as Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson explains:

11/07/2016 - 11:31am

It's an established fact that a healthier workforce is a happier and more productive workforce. Keeping your staff able-bodied translates directly to better business outcomes in everyday operations, but we still have a problem when it comes to health in Australia.

17/06/2016 - 4:23pm

The 40-hour working week has become a standard in Australia; five days a week, nine in the morning to five in the evening. It's become such a common idea that people often forget just how much time this is, particularly in regards to how it affects their health. Mankind never evolved to be sat at a desk for eight hours a day, after all. For 13 per cent of the population, that 40-hour week stretches to 50 or more, according to the OECD.

26/05/2016 - 10:18am

Much like the trials and tribulations faced by families, small businesses are finding it difficult to compare corporate health insurance. There's a great benefit to Australia's competitive health insurance landscape: there are plenty of providers trying to offer the best products for the most affordable price.

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.

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.

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?

18/03/2016 - 4:35pm

With health insurance premiums rising on April 1, members, as well as those looking for their first private health cover policy, will be scouring the market for a deal.

15/03/2016 - 3:48pm

Australia's private health insurance is a beast with many arms, and they're all flailing in different directions. Focus on your Medicare levy surcharge for too long, and you might get blindsided by lifetime health cover; try and get your head around which health fund to go with, and you might miss important deadlines and end up paying more.

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