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02/08/2017 - 3:38pm

Pouring money down the metaphorical drain is the worst nightmare of most business owners. That's why before starting any new initiatives to improve your business you should be sure that they'll make a positive difference - corporate health insurance in Australia is no exception. 

But it can be tough to know what questions to ask when buying corporate health insurance, and to figure out what's really important. 

18/07/2017 - 10:58am

When we're young we're kept occupied by university, career, relationships and everything else involved with the transition into adult life. Understandably, private health insurance in Australia often isn't a blip on our radars - but it should be.

10/07/2017 - 11:25am

Business efficiency. 

It's a phrase thrown around so often that it loses meaning, but it's also an essential factor of any business's success. A recent OKI study found that 78 per cent of businesses intend to implement new initiatives to improve cost efficiency in the next year.  Are you looking to do the same? How can you get started?

06/07/2017 - 10:02am

Articles, opinion pieces and statistics about Australia's brain drain flood the internet and intermittently appear on back covers of our nations most respected newspapers. It's certainly a topic of hot contention, but is it a real concern for Australian businesses?

26/06/2017 - 4:36pm

Countless Australians don't concern themselves with private health insurance until they wish they had it. That may be because most believe that Medicare and the public system covers them for ambulance and emergency services as well as specialist care, according to a recent Pureprofile study.

08/06/2017 - 4:54pm

If your business is sending employees overseas to work for extended periods, expatriate health insurance is absolutely essential. What are the risks of not being insured? And what does expatriate health insurance look like?

Why is expatriate health insurance so essential?

08/06/2017 - 2:37pm

There's no doubt health insurance premiums are a necessary cost for millions of Australians. In fact, a total of 13.5 million people have health insurance in our country, according to the most recent statistics provided by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

That's why it's such exciting news that a new initiative by the Government could put downward pressure on premium increases in 2017 and beyond. We've had a closer look.

31/05/2017 - 1:01pm

The way we work and live is quickly changing. We spend more and more time sitting still, staring at computer screens at work or televisions at home, and unsurprisingly our workforce's physical and mental health is declining as a result.

25/05/2017 - 11:31am

Those with private health insurance are being bumped up elective surgery lists in public hospitals, ahead of publicly funded patients, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows.

The report also details a number of trends that suggest having a private health insurance policy means better, quicker healthcare - even in public facilities. What does this mean for the average Australian? 

24/05/2017 - 2:26pm

Wise men say that the most important thing you have in life is your health. That's why it's so shocking that Australian Prudential Regulation Authority data shows only 47 per cent of  Australians have health insurance policies that cover general hospital treatment.

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