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20/04/2015 - 11:15am

If you've planned a holiday, you'll have a checklist of things to do. Book the time off work, organise flights, buy suitable clothes, arrange for someone to look after your pets - the jobs go on.

This exhaustive to-do list is perhaps why many people don't even think about travel insurance until it comes to the point of purchase. Whether you are shopping online or with a travel agent, the pressure to say yes often leaves holiday-makers with an impulse decision to make.

16/01/2015 - 2:45pm

The government will actively seek to address issues surrounding any Medicare reform, after several of the proposed changes have been brought into question.

With doctors in particular reacting with disdain, certain topics will be in focus when the Department of Health discusses the ongoing issues later this month.

14/01/2015 - 12:31pm

People across Queensland are set to feel the benefit of Australia's first elective surgery guarantee from February 1.

The scheme aims to cut down the waiting lists for elective surgery, but Queensland Health has gone further and pledged to improve every aspect of the patient experience in the state, ensuring that only world class healthcare is delivered. 

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09/01/2015 - 2:35pm

Changes to Medicare proposed by the government have not gone down well with general practitioners across Australia.

Despite the the plan's aim to strengthen Medicare to ensure it is sustainable over the coming years, alterations to bulk billing and the subsequent increases in co-payments has left many doctors in a state of dismay.

08/01/2015 - 1:58pm

Taking out private health cover can give you the peace of mind that should you be in need of treatment, there will be a number of options available. What many policy holders don't understand is how the nuances of using their private health insurance in getting treatment from a public hospital affects them.

07/01/2015 - 1:28pm

The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) has recently released the latest information surrounding its performance, and the wider state of the industry.

The PHIO is a statutory government agency which is tasked with overseeing the health insurance industry and attempting to resolve any ongoing issues between health funds and consumers.

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.

22/12/2014 - 12:01pm

Following the floating of Medibank on the Australia Stock Exchange (ASX) in late November, the immediate aftermath seemed to be overwhelmingly positive. The share price reached $2.22 on its opening day, a figure welcomed by investors who managed to buy their stake in the company for the issue price of $2. 

16/12/2014 - 11:18am

Making that extra effort to go on holiday over the festive period is one option which many Australians choose to take. If you've identified the fact that you're going to need appropriate travel insurance to cover the entirety - or a specific leg - of your trip, then finding the right cover can seem daunting at first.

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:

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