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Feb 2012

Health Insurance News: Private Health Insurance Rebate and Medicare Levy Surcharge

You may already have seen or heard the news about Australian health insurance: the Government has plans to change the way the Private Health Insurance Rebate and Medicare Levy Surcharge are calculated. This may mean added costs for many Australians, ...

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Jan 2012

Health Insurance Comparison Australia: 2011 in Review

2011 was an important year in Australian health insurance news. There has been plenty of debate as to where the country is headed in terms of private health insurance, and the issues keep resurfacing as the country leaders strive to determine where t...

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Jan 2012

How Age Matters in Medical Insurance Comparison

Various factors can affect your health insurance costs, but age is a prominent one. Here are some of the ways that your age can have an impact on your health insurance premiums and medical expenses. Older means greater health risk Generally speakin...

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Nov 2011

Carry Your Health Insurance Details With You!

Health insurance is certainly a powerful resource – and it can be extremely convenient.  However, you might cause yourself some headaches if you don't have your health insurance details with you when you need them.  Read on to find out more about...

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Sep 2011

Compare Health Insurance Limitations: Experimental Treatments

It is vital that you know how some common limitations and your health policy interact.  This can be especially relevant when you compare private health insurance while searching for a new policy.  Experimental treatments can certainly be a limitati...

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Sep 2011

Health Insurance on a Budget: Cover for Minor or Major Care?

For tough budgets, health insurance can be a matter of options.  You won’t be able to get the best coverage, with high limits and great deductibles.  In the question of what cover to purchase, there are some points that can help you make the righ...

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Sep 2011

Health Insurance and Terminal Illness: What You Need to Know

Nearly 144,000 people die each year in Australia. Many of these people have terminal illnesses that cannot be cured by modern science. Palliative care can help patients with terminal illness by providing support and medication to improve the quality ...

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Aug 2011

Health Insurance for Australians Holidaying Abroad

It’s tempting to skimp on insurance when travelling abroad to cut costs, but this can completely backfire on you if you get ill or are injured during your trip. Without adequate travel insurance in place, you could quickly find that the cost of med...

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Aug 2011

Private Hospital Insurance to save tax? Minimal or full cover?

Do You Earn Over $80,000? If you earn over $80,000 for an individual, or $160,000 for couples and families (family threshold increases by $1,500 for each dependent child after the first), you are liable for a Medicare Levy Surcharge which is an ex...

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Aug 2011

Private Health Insurance Provides Extra Protection For Australians

Summary of Medicare Benefits Health insurance is available to all Australians through Medicare, the government’s public health system that provides free treatment in hospitals and government-subsidized treatment for out-of-hospital treatment....

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