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13/08/2019 - 2:34pm

Planning a family is a pivotal moment in any couple's life, and one that requires serious forethought.

Among the factors you should be considering is how private health insurance can help the mother through pregnancy and beyond. In this article, we'll explore the role that a good plan can play in covering the costs of medical care, allowing you choice over your obstetrician and making life easier as the due date gets closer.

08/07/2019 - 11:05am

Don't be shy about talking to your employer about corporate health insurance provision. This important employee benefit has advantages for both you and them, and is easier to implement than they likely believe. 

05/07/2019 - 9:54am

If you've never had a serious injury or illness, it can be tempting to think that private health insurance is something for other people. Don't make that mistake.

In this article, we'll demonstrate the downsides of forgoing this vital cover. These include potentially paying additional tax, missing out on reduced premiums and sacrificing the opportunity for quicker medical care should you need it.

16/01/2019 - 1:30pm

This year's private health insurance premium increase will be the lowest in 18 years.

For consumers this is great news, but knowing where to look to find real savings isn't always straight forward. This article will examine the reasons behind the annual premium rise, explain why this year's is comparatively small, and show you why 2019 is the perfect year to invest in a private health insurance policy.

13/12/2018 - 9:12am

Is there anything more important than your health?

Among the many resolutions you'll make for this New Year, there's one you need to stick to - getting clued up on private health insurance

The combination of government reforms and premium increases means that 2019 will be a year of great change in the world of private health. Here's what to expect from the next 12 months.

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:

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.

19/02/2018 - 9:06am

The Labour party has come out swinging at health insurance funds. They called yearly premium increases aggressive and claimed health funds made billions in profit every year. Firstly, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority statistics put total profits of all health funds at just over $1.2 billion. Secondly, premium increases aren't an aggressive move to increase profit - they're quite the opposite.

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