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Private Health Insurance Rebate News

Written by: Jethro Still
27/11/2013 - 1:48pm

Health insurance premiums are set to rise in 2014, and a sluggish response from the health fund rebate will leave Australian families out of pocket, according to a November 25 article from the News Limited Network.

11/11/2013 - 3:01pm

About 16 years ago the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) was introduced to encourage Australians with higher incomes to purchase private health insurance where possible, to help reduce demand on the public Medicare system.

What is the Medicare Levy Surcharge?

04/11/2013 - 2:18pm

Uninsured Australians make up 54.4 per cent of the population aged over 14, with 46.8 per cent of this group 'undecided' as to whether they will take up health insurance, according to the Roy Morgan Consumer Single Source Survey.

31/10/2013 - 2:57pm

NIB, Australia's only publicly listed health insurance provider, announced plans to enter the lucrative overseas medical tourism market at the annual shareholders meeting in Newcastle on October 29.

Medical tourism involves patients travelling overseas to receive surgery and treatments, often at lower prices than are available in Australia.

24/06/2013 - 3:32pm

Private Healthcare Australia is requesting that Australians "take action" against the government's proposed changes to the private health insurance rebate system and medicare levy surcharge.

28/05/2013 - 4:06pm

Labor's plans to cut Australia's private health insurance rebate system by $700 million during the next four years just got one step closer to becoming a reality.

The private health insurance rebate is a government-funded initiative that helps Australians cover health insurance payments.

06/05/2013 - 7:28am

If you're paying private health insurance premiums, you may be eligible for a private health insurance rebate.

This is a government-funded initiative that helps Australians and their families to cover health insurance payments.

Singles earning more than $130,000 and families earning over $260,000 are not eligible for a government rebate, no matter their age.

21/03/2013 - 2:14pm

The health insurance premium increases are set to take effect soon, so in light of these changes we have decided to offer three top tips on getting the best out of your private health cover.

14/03/2013 - 11:10am

One vital fact that you should be aware of - if you don't know already - is that health insurance premiums are going to increase by an average of 5.6 per cent this April.

This premium increase is attributed to factors such as hospital staff wages and the cost of medical equipment and technology.

05/03/2013 - 10:57am

There has been a flurry of activity in the Australian health insurance sector, with proposed changes to private health cover policies set to take effect this year and next year.

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