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01/06/2020 - 12:25pm

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our modern world to its core; from creating the new normal of work-from-home policies to avoiding any public place besides the grocery store, today's living conditions are ones we never thought we'd be forced to see in our lifetime.

25/03/2020 - 3:49pm

There may be periods in your life when working isn't possible. You could be forced to take an extended unpaid leave to care for an ill family member, or take maternity leave to care for a new baby. If your employer provides access to or subsidises private health cover for employees, you may wonder, "Is my corporate health insurance policy still valid if I'm not working?"

The answer depends on a multitude of factors.

25/03/2020 - 11:20am

Every year, Australian health insurance rates can increase but 2020 will see the lowest average increase to premiums within the field in 19 years.

The past two decades have seen health cover premiums go up anywhere from 3.25% to 6.2% per year. This year, the request from the industry was for a 3.52% rise, but the final government-approved increase came in at just 2.92%. The increase will go into effect 1 April 2020.

22/01/2020 - 9:50am

Are you offering corporate health cover to your employees? As an employer, you may find that making a range of personalised health options a cornerstone of your employee benefit plan makes all the difference when attempting to attract and retain top talent. But how do you determine what to offer, and how can tailored business health insurance be achieved?

22/01/2020 - 9:42am

Does your employer routinely send you overseas for work? Are you wondering if your corporate health cover is designed to follow you out of Australia? This guide to corporate health insurance and corporate travel insurance can help you determine whether or not you may be covered for health care outside of the country, and what questions to ask your employer about your coverage.

20/01/2020 - 3:51pm

Being able to provide your employees with corporate health insurance options can be a big selling point for your organisation. By offering perks like health cover, you can attract high-value, talented employees, and retain them, reducing the high cost of employee turnover and remaining competitive in your industry.

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.

25/06/2019 - 4:36pm

The world of employment is changing. 

Among the shifts in the landscape, a growing gig economy means that businesses are having to try harder than ever to attract and, crucially, hold onto the highest quality people. If this sounds familiar, and you're looking for ways to ensure staff loyalty in your organisation, supplying highly regarded benefits is an excellent option