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19/03/2015 - 8:17am

Creating a health insurance policy that covers your most pressing medical needs can be a complicated task.

On top of any specific health issues, there are common concerns that, without the right level of cover, can leave Australians with lower levels of care.

For instance, if a medical condition is to strike, many private health customers will want to choose their doctor and the location they will receive treatment - something that a complete policy will allow them to do.

23/01/2015 - 3:07pm

Many Australians are more concerned by body image than general wellbeing, according to recent research carried out by Medibank.

The Medibank Health Check quarterly report asked some 1,500 people about their self perceptions, and gathered some surprising results.

08/01/2015 - 3:00pm

The government has recently announced a new initiative which asks Australians to think about how healthy their diets actually are and the effect this can have on overall wellbeing.

A new rating system has been introduced, making it easier for the public to better understand how what they eat can effect their health. Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash explained the thinking behind this new Health Star Rating system.

08/01/2015 - 1:59pm

The Australian Government is set to review the rebate on private health insurance premiums for natural therapies undertaken by private health insurance policy holders. The initial plan was drawn up way back in July 2012, with extended delays pushing back the implementation of the review until 1 April this year.

06/01/2015 - 8:21am

The Australian government is set to roll out a Community Awareness initiative to help the wider population better understand the issues surrounding organ donation.

The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) was set up in 2009 as a way for the government to better manage organ donors - and their specific wishes - across the country. This latest announcement will see over $462,000 provided to over 22 organisations which have the remit of increasing interest and helping Australians better understand what it means to become an organ donor.

02/12/2014 - 3:29pm

During your youth, there can be an inner feeling which makes you believe that you can take on the world and that your health and wellbeing will look after themselves. Many young adults will put finding the right health insurance cover a long way down their list of priorities, but should they be taking it more seriously?

If you are a millennial concerned about your lack of health insurance, here are a few things to keep in mind:

24/11/2014 - 11:46am

When planning for the future, it is pivotal to secure against the most obvious threats, as well as the not so conspicuous ones.

The same can be said when creating a personal or corporate health insurance plan. Knowing the less obvious threats is important to protect against a wide range of injuries and illnesses; however, it is the most pressing health concerns that pose a more clear and present danger.

18/11/2014 - 10:34am

Travelling is one of the greatest ways Aussies can see the world. While our own country is great for local tourism, our seclusion from much of the world makes exploring other countries a thrilling experience.

Travelling is more popular than ever in Australia. A decade ago, there were 18.6 border crossings, according to a recent Australian Bureau of Statistics report. This included people leaving and arriving in the country over the 2003-2004 period.

12/11/2014 - 8:28am

Australia is known for attracting workers from all over the world. On Aussie shores, many can find their skills put to use, and the economy often sees the benefit.

Which is why we have the 457 visa program, to ensure skilled individuals continue to come and add their experience across all states and territories.

Towards the end of the year, Australia has around 25,000 migrant workers in the country, according to a June release by the Department of Immigration and Border Control.

12/11/2014 - 8:25am

It can be easy to find a skewed view on hospital care. Most opinions either come from either bad or good examples of how an individual found their level of treatment - the fact that both can occur shows that it is a imperfect way of gauging the standard of a specific facility.

If you are looking at your health insurance and the level of care you are receiving, or are likely to receive should you fall victim of illness or injury, it is important to know the hard facts.

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