Latest Posts: Insurance Tips

Should Smokers Have to Pay More for Health Insurance

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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 making...

5 Ways to Save Big Money on Your Health Insurance

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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...

Benefits of Private Health Insurance

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Australian residents and some visitors on student or work visas have Medicare coverage to provide payment for their hospital treatment expenses. If you already have Medicare coverage, you may be uncertain of why you would also need to purchase private health insurance...

Medicare Levy Surcharge

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Purchasing health insurance is a smart financial decision for many different reasons, but one of the many financial benefits associated with buying a policy is that you can avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge. The Medicare Levy Surcharge is assessed on people whose...

Ombudsman Complaint Letter Templates

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Many customers who invest in private health insurance are very happy and satisfied with the coverage and customer service they receive from their insurance companies. However, there are still instances when formal complaints or questions are warranted. Customers who feel they are...

Health Insurance Extras Cover

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In Australia, most people are required to purchase Hospital cover or will be subject to a Medicare Levy Surcharge. Many people also get a rebate to help pay premiums. The purpose of Hospital cover is to pay for emergency treatments or treatments...

The Private Health Insurance Rebate

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Purchasing health insurance is very important for your well-being and your financial protection.  Without hospital cover, you could face restrictions on care, be limited to visiting a public hospital only, and still be left with large bills if you saw any providers...

Guest Post: I Was Once a Health Insurance Sceptic

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This is a guest post from Kirsty at My Home Truths.  —– I  was once healthy. Apart from being prescribed glasses at age 5, I was pretty much health issue free for the first two decades of my life. I rarely needed...

Private Health Insurance at a Lifetime Milestone

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Entering your thirtieth year can mark a major milestone in the progress of a lifetime. In Australia, reaching that mark often includes making key decisions about private health insurance (PHI) for singles, couples and young families. The interwoven threads of financial incentives...