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01/09/2017 - 3:55pm

Why do we need private health insurance in Australia when our public health system remains one of the world's best? After all, insurance can be costly, and many don't fully understand the benefits it provides. To help you make an informed decision, here are four of the most compelling advantages of private health insurance. 

28/08/2017 - 2:21pm

Private health insurance has always been a volatile business, with consumers becoming increasingly critical of price increases that happen like clockwork every year. Since 2013 the average price of private health insurance has increased by roughly 23 per cent according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, and that's having a profound effect on coverage levels.

21/08/2017 - 3:04pm

Thousands of whitepapers, industry studies, opinion pieces and articles discuss the effectiveness of workplace incentives. But the question still remains: do they really work? 

The effectiveness of workplace incentives in Australia 

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.

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