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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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Oct 2011

Compare Private Health Insurance: Hospital Cover

From extra coverage to tax benefits, there is much to consider with private hospital cover.  It could very easily be well worth the cost, when you factor in all of the advantages.  Read on to learn the basics on this type of insurance. What is...

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Oct 2011

Private Health Insurance Discounts

Insurance policies almost always involve talk of discounts.  Whenever you compare private health insurance or other insurances, you should be looking at possible ways to save with discounts.  In Australia, there are some particularly interesting op...

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Sep 2011

Health Insurance and the Medicare Levy Surcharge

The Medicare Levy Surcharge can be a burden if you fail to consider it.  The extra tax will be applied under certain conditions, which makes awareness important.  Read on to learn about how it works and how to avoid it. What Is the Medicare Le...

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Sep 2011

Why You Need Health Insurance

There are many reasons individuals and families choose to purchase private health insurance. These reasons can include saving on taxes, as well as coverage for dental and optical treatments. The importance of health insurance can't be ignored; it is...

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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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Jul 2011

Health Insurance Tips for Single Parents

With money often being tight for single parents, you might well wonder whether you can afford to take out health insurance. While you can save some money in the short term by not having private health insurance, do you have the financial means to dea...

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Nov 2010

Knowing the Lingo: A Health Insurance Glossary

Purchasing a health insurance policy may seem quite a daunting experience when you consider the phrases bandied about. This alphabetically-arranged glossary aims to explain some of the more commonly used terms. Acute Care Certificate – This applie...

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