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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.

20/07/2016 - 9:55am

Diabetes is likely one of the most common chronic diseases in modern Australia, with 1.2 million people across the nation now living with it, according to the World Health Organisation. This in itself is a troubling number, and it is not an Australia-only problem; it is a global concern. However, what is even more worrying is the apparent acceleration of this issue, as Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson explains:

20/07/2016 - 9:53am

Winter is a time of year that is often dreaded by many Australians. The days get shorter, the nights get darker, the weather gets colder and more miserable - many people likely wish we could skip straight from autumn into spring.

18/07/2016 - 10:00am

If you aren't part of the recent "Pokemon Go" craze, you will still almost certainly be aware of it. Large groups of people, young and old, all wandering about the cities, streets and roads of our nation, eyes glued to their phones. We've been seeing this sort of behaviour for years, a byproduct of the digital age: But the enormous success of the Pokemon Go game has turned this level of distracted walking up to 11.

07/07/2016 - 12:18pm

Australia has a huge number of visitors coming to our shores - both tourists and those who are looking to live and work temporarily and permanently. A huge part of this process is the use of 457 visas, which allow Australian businesses to sponsor overseas workers and bring their talents to an Australian enterprise.

In theory, it is a win-win situation for both parties. The business gets a wider talent pool, while the employee gets an opportunity that they may otherwise not have been able to achieve.

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.

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