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January 2016 News

29/01/2016 - 9:27am

If you're considering taking out health insurance, you won't want to jump straight in and sign on for a policy right away. As the old saying goes, knowledge is power - and that's particularly true in the realm of private health insurance.

27/01/2016 - 10:06am

On Monday January 11, iSelect Limited (ASX: ISU) issued an earnings downgrade that rocked its share price. Citing "several strategic and operational issues" during the 2015 financial year, which persisted into the first few weeks of 2016, the health insurance comparison service saw its shares dip to a record-low 63.5c.

22/01/2016 - 9:24am

If 2015 was a movie, it would have had more plot twists than The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects combined. Last year we saw Australia's biggest insurer, Medibank, begin trading on the stock exchange, the failure of a $7 GP payment plan, and a rise in health insurance premiums.

15/01/2016 - 2:34pm

Are you planning on a different kind of holiday this year? Out of Australia's 12.9 million holidaymakers, 2.7 per cent of them said they engage in some sort of extreme sport while vacationing, according to new Roy Morgan research.

12/01/2016 - 4:27pm

When you last compared health insurance cover options, how did you find the process? According to the Consumer Health Forum (CHF) of Australia, it could be a lot easier and much clearer.

The group has proposed a new way of doing so, through its MyCover reform.

08/01/2016 - 3:40pm

Obesity can be a difficult subject to broach. There are many reasons why people are overweight, including medical and mental conditions that make it difficult for people to avoid the risks of obesity. And yet in Australia, it is a growing problem that medical professionals are trying to address.

08/01/2016 - 3:39pm

On December 13, 2015, the Daily Telegraph broke with news that the private health insurance rebate may be scrapped in favour of a new model. Based on what the newspaper called "leaked" papers from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), a change in the rebate will no doubt have caused concern among private health insurance policyholders.