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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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Apr 2016

The Mental Health Reforms: What They May Mean for Your Health Care

Back in November, the government outlined proposed changes for mental health services and this has led many people to wonder what the reforms might mean for their access to mental health support. Around 4 million Australians are affected by mental...

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Apr 2016

4 Treatments Your Family Needs on Their Health Cover

Deciding what to include in your health insurance cover can be very confusing and many families simply don’t know how to strike a good balance between keeping the costs down and making sure that your policy includes the things you may need. For ...

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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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Feb 2016

Loneliness “As Risky As Diabetes in Aged”

We all know that poor nutrition, lack of exercise and smoking are all leading causes of health problems, with lots of attention being placed on these areas. However, you may be unaware that there is another often overlooked culprit that can be just a...

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