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Category: General Guides

Oct 2016

Why These Health Insurance Myths Could Blow Your Budget

Health insurance can be a confusing business, and many people don’t have a great handle on how it really works. If this applies to you, you may find yourself falling for some of the myths and misconceptions that many people believe about health...

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Sep 2016

The Dos and Don’ts of Private Health Insurance

Let’s face it, health insurance can be hard to get your head around, and it’s this confusion that means that many Australians don’t have the right kind of cover or don’t buy it at all. That’s why we’ve put this post together to help you t...

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Jul 2016

How to Avoid the “Gap” When You Go to Hospital

Many people assume that Hospital cover will automatically pay for everything if you need to go into hospital but unless you stay solely within the public system, there will usually be some out-of-pocket costs to contend with. This can have a devastat...

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Jun 2016

Taxes and Your Health Insurance

With a new tax year just around the corner, it’s worth thinking about how your health insurance can be affected by your financial situation. Most Australians pay a mandatory 2 per cent Medicare levy (unless they have low household income) which hel...

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Feb 2016

Should Smokers Have to Pay More for Health Insurance

2016 is gearing up to be a year of health care reforms that will shake up the nation’s funding and hospital system. Recent reports suggest that Health Minister Sussan Ley will conduct a comprehensive review of the private health system, including m...

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Feb 2016

5 Ways to Save Big Money on Your Health Insurance

The rising costs of health insurance premiums means that many Australians are concerned about whether they can continue to afford to keep their cover, and this is likely to be fuelled further by the next round of rate rises in April. Contrary to m...

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Feb 2016

Health Insurance Rate Rise Survival Guide

Health funds will be raising their rates again in April, which can prompt many consumers to think about downgrading their existing cover or dropping it altogether. Before you make any hasty decisions, you’ll be pleased to know that you are not obli...

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Dec 2015

How to Switch Health Insurance

Over half of Australians have some degree of health insurance. Consumers have the option to shop around among multiple health funds to find cover that meets their needs. The key to consumer choice in the health market is the portability system. Ac...

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Aug 2015

Lifetime Health Cover Loading

The public healthcare system in Australia i.e. Medicare, covers Australians for many health care costs. It comprises three aspects i.e. hospital, medical and pharmaceutical. Hospital: You can receive treatment as a public patient in a public ...

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Aug 2015

Experts Claim Health Insurance Costs May Rise By Another 6% in 2016

Health insurance costs have been on the up and up in recent years, with a cumulative increase in average premiums well over 30 per cent since 2010. This staggering figure is now predicted to grow further as experts predict another big increase in hea...

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