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Aug 2017

New Comparison Service Allows Australians to Save Big on Their Health Insurance

With the cost of living rising, Australians are under the pump like never before. The cost of housing, fuel, groceries and education all seem to be increasing by the day, but thanks to a new comparison service there might be one area where you can st...

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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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Jun 2015

Benefits of Private Health Insurance

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 privat...

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Jun 2015

No Waiting Period Health Insurance

When you first purchase private health insurance, there may be a waiting period before certain medical expenditures are covered. The law limits waiting periods for hospital services. However, there are no legal limits on how long you will need to wai...

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May 2015

Medicare Levy Surcharge

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...

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Apr 2015

Ombudsman Complaint Letter Templates

The following letters are templates that you can modify and send to the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO). How They Work: Download the template letter that meets your requirements and open it with your word processor. Then input your person...

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Apr 2015

Health Insurance Extras Cover

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 for ...

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