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28/11/2018 - 12:04pm

Expanding your company overseas is one of the most exciting moments in the career of anyone in business. 

However, sending your staff to work in other countries presents some unique challenges - most importantly keeping them safe

This article will provide you with vital information on providing private health insurance for Australian expat employees, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

26/11/2018 - 11:13am

Small businesses have long been a major part of the Australian economy. 

In fact, they represent 97.4 per cent of Australian businesses by employee size, according to research published by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).

25/10/2018 - 1:36pm

The forthcoming round of premium increase applications is likely to be among the most complex insurers have ever made. 

This is mainly due to the wide-ranging private health insurance reforms package announced in October 2017 that aims to make private health cover more affordable and less complex for Australians. However, in order to permit a smooth transition, insurers need to plan ahead.

Here's what you need to know:

23/10/2018 - 8:42am

From Spotify to Netflix, we love the control that comes with the digital age - today personalisation is everything. But how could this extend to corporate health insurance provision? 

Mike Serbinis, CEO of the hugely successful online employee benefits platform League, believes the future of employer provided health insurance lies firmly with preventative, highly individualised cover.

16/10/2018 - 8:35am

The rising cost of private health insurance in Australia is hardly breaking news. Between 2014 and 2018, premiums increased by 29%, based on the industry weighted increases provided by the Australian Government Department of Health over that period, in a pattern that stretches back more than a decade.

05/10/2018 - 9:45am

At first glance the world of private health insurance can be confusing. There's a lot of jargon and a wide range of funds and products to choose from, and the pressure to get it right is even higher if you're an employer looking to invest in health insurance for the benefit of your employees.

31/08/2018 - 3:37pm

From April 1st 2018, premiums for private health insurance increased by an average of 3.95 per cent in a trend that's becoming familiar to Australians who keep up with the news.

05/06/2018 - 1:47pm

A good corporate health insurance plan demonstrates to current and prospective employees that you value their well-being and see them as more than just an asset. It also offers significant benefits to employers that can both affect a company's bottom line for the better, and create a strong workplace culture. Here are some of the top benefits of a corporate health insurance policy.

07/05/2018 - 5:58pm

Private health insurance gives consumers more freedom when it comes to health care. As of 31 December 2017, 45.6 per cent of the Australian population were covered by hospital treatment insurance, according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). The APRA quarterly report shows that health insurance funds are returning the highest percentage of the premium back to members of all insurance types.

12/04/2018 - 5:01pm

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and in order for people who experience such mental health disorders to receive an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment, prompt access to specialists is paramount. Recent research in Australia, however, has indicated that underfunding has led to extended wait times and a shortage of highly skilled mental health practitioners.

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