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Private Health System News

15/04/2016 - 10:20am

Australian private health insurance customers all over the country are tasked with protecting themselves with a level of cover that is both affordable and high quality.

30/03/2016 - 10:41am

It's not always easy to compare health insurance. Every person, couple and family is different, with their own budgets and health needs, just like each of Australia's health funds is distinct from the other.

29/03/2016 - 8:39am

Confucius probably summed it up best: "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." It's been 2,500 years since the Chinese philosopher muttered these words, and yet we perhaps make things more complicated today than ever before.

22/02/2016 - 11:28am

Private health insurance helps millions of Australians find a better, more personalised level of medical care. For instance, as a private health insurance member, you have a choice of the medical facility from which you receive non-emergency treatment, you get to pick your physician and there are a range of extras to help you keep fighting fit, such as dental and eye care.

22/01/2016 - 9:24am

If 2015 was a movie, it would have had more plot twists than The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects combined. Last year we saw Australia's biggest insurer, Medibank, begin trading on the stock exchange, the failure of a $7 GP payment plan, and a rise in health insurance premiums.

15/12/2015 - 11:00am

If you're considering private health insurance, you'll likely be weighing up the risk vs reward. Is the cost of health insurance worth the coverage?

In your quest to understand and weigh up the range of health-related risks that may lie in your or your family's future, medical experts are hoping to raise awareness of one that lies a little under the surface - musculoskeletal conditions.

24/11/2015 - 1:44pm

The Australian government is consistently assessing whether the private health insurance industry is fit for purpose. After all, while the general perception may be that the power is with the health funds, it's the applicable industry bodies and decision makers that have to approve any vast changes - particularly those based around pricing.

19/11/2015 - 3:25pm

The Australian government has long had a focus on ensuring that citizens maintain their health and wellbeing. Naturally, much of this mantra is funnelled to the general population through policies surrounding insurance.

12/11/2015 - 11:46am

Health insurance is top of many Australian's list of things to keep and maintain. After all, there can be no better feeling than knowing health treatment will be subsidised in the event it's needed. In the past, many chose to pursue policies that were encompassing by nature, but came with higher costs from the outset.

Unlocking value for money

30/10/2015 - 9:54am

Maintaining general good health and wellbeing is a priority for many Australians, so private health insurance can be a no-brainer. However, finding the right policy is often complex, and it can be all too easy to switch off to the nuances and end up with an agreement that isn't a precise fit.

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