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Tag: "Private Health Insurance"

May 2012

How to Get the Most From Your Health Fund

Did you know that many health funds will reward you for being a member? Private health funds often offer reward programs, discounts and other bonuses to get you on board and keep you as a member. While this should never be your main goal in a healt...

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Mar 2012

Get Members-Only Discounts via Your Private Health Fund

Registering with a private health fund affords many advantages and opportunities for Australians seeking better health care. You’ll have access to a choice of doctors, shorter waiting lists, and broader choice in where you are treated. In additi...

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Feb 2012

Compare Private Health Funds: the State of Health Fund Report

As March approaches, Australians who have private health insurance (or are interested in purchasing it) eagerly await the State of Health Fund Report, which is released annually by the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman. This report evaluates the pri...

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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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Feb 2012

Private Health Insurance for Dental Treatment: Can You Afford It?

The question should really be: can you afford not to have dental cover? This really depends on your financial circumstances and your dental health needs. Dental insurance may seem expensive, and those who are in the lowest socioeconomic classes may n...

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Feb 2012

Health Insurance Over 30: Lifetime Health Cover

The community rating system of Australian private health insurance more or less equalizes rates for similar insurance products, regardless of medical conditions or claims history. However there are other aspects that can affect premiums. Age in pa...

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Feb 2012

Know Your Health Insurance: Ambulance Cover State by State

In this day and age, health insurance is is becoming more valuable as health care costs rise. As the cliché goes, “Health is wealth,” and like any other valuable asset, your health should always come first. Australia has a nationwide public hea...

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Feb 2012

How to Save Money on Your Private Health Insurance

A discerning private health insurance subscriber should compare health insurance policies and premiums on the market and select one that meets his or her needs. However, time invested in comparison shopping is not the only factor that determines your...

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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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