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Health Funds and Industry News

25/08/2016 - 10:17am

Corporate health insurance is a major consideration for many employees that affects whether or not they work for a particular company, as well as whether they stay at that position. The right health plan can help you keep hold of key talent, as well as attracting more of the same calibre of worker. 

Here's why and how.

What makes corporate health insurance attractive?

18/08/2016 - 11:35am

Planning to have a baby? Make sure your private health cover is up to scratch at least 12 months in advance of the the expected delivery date.

Raising a child is often considered a matter of planning more than anything else. Where are they going to sleep, when are you going to take time off work, are you in the right financial place to be able to support them adequately - these are only a few of the questions that many potential parents are going to be asking themselves.

18/08/2016 - 11:32am

Plastic surgery is not, contrary to popular belief, solely about cosmetic surgery. Tummy tucks, face lifts, nose jobs - these are certainly covered under the umbrella of plastic surgery, but surgeries that correct congenital abnormalities, burns, or traumatic injuries are also considered a part of plastic or reconstructive surgery. This could be to retain or create a more regular appearance for the person involved, but is also often performed in order to improve function as well.

17/08/2016 - 11:31am

Private health insurance is as much an emotional product as it is a medical or financial one. It could be the difference between a permanent injury and a temporary one, the policy that separates an easy fix from a long slog to recovery, and may very well be one of the most important pieces of paper you ever sign.

27/06/2016 - 11:02am

The Federal Budget for 2016/2017 has been wrapped up already, but the forthcoming federal election promises to put a stone in the shoe of those who think more changes aren't coming. Elections are full of different promises and policies, and if you are concerned for the future costs and efficiency of your health insurance, it's worth while to take a look at what the result could mean for your finances and health. 

23/06/2016 - 1:55pm

The Federal Budget is one of the most significant dates of not only the political calendar, but the financial one too. Every industry waits with bated breath to see if this is the year they see that much-needed funding boost, or if cuts will put a further strain on resources.

20/06/2016 - 2:21pm

Understanding your private health insurance has long been a significant headache for Australians. Figuring out what you are covered for and, perhaps more importantly, what you aren't, can be a complex and time-consuming business for the average consumer.

With over 40,000 different kinds of private health cover available in Australia, it is understandable why it has become an important arena for the upcoming election.

10/06/2016 - 10:55am

When it comes to technological development, there is one particular law that is often quoted. Or rather, not a law, but a prediction. Moore's Law, developed by the eponymous Gordon E. Moore in the 1970s, to be exact. This concept in simple terms states that the overall processing power of a computer will double every two years.

31/05/2016 - 10:05am

With the new Federal Budget announced, private health insurance consumers are likely looking to see what's in it for them. After all, April's 5.59 per cent premium increase did nothing to help affordability, though many families won't want to renege on their health insurance benefits.

17/05/2016 - 10:45am

Every year, the Commonwealth Ombudsman (formerly the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, or PHIO) releases its annual report on the industry. The latest edition has recently been published, taking in the 2014-2015 financial year.

In this 12-month period, Australian policyholders got to have their say by taking to the Commonwealth Ombudsman (CO) website and making complaints if they felt aggrieved by their health fund.

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