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Private health premiums set to rise

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Health Minister Greg Hunt wants health insurers to deliver the lowest premium rise in more than 15 years but families could still have to pay $200 a year more.


Insured breast cancer patients worse off, report finds

breast cancer

Breast cancer patients with private health insurance appear to be financially worse off compared to those who rely on Medicare, a report has found.


Australians want insurance against the burden of old age

old age

With the cost of caring for the elderly increasing, and the population ageing, Australia needs new sources of funding for aged care. In many parts of the world some of the cost is borne by private insurance, and new research shows there is demand for this in Australia as well.


The unexpected cost of taking out private health insurance later in life

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It’s a sobering day when we realise we are no longer ‘spring chickens.’ The realisation can come at the arrival of grandchildren or a Seniors Card, but for many of us it may simply come with some creaky joints, additional doctors’ visits or the need for medical procedures your parents used to talk about. Laura Crowden,


Manchester terror attack: travel insurance cover explained

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The horrific terror attack in Manchester has triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the UK. The terrorism threat in Britain has been upgraded from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ (the highest of the UK’s four domestic threat levels). What should travellers do if they are visiting the UK?


Top tips for first time cruisers

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First time cruisers are urged to take out travel insurance


Dodgy knees and cataracts most common ailments, says Medibank


Hip and knee replacements were among the most common procedures and ailments claimed by privately insured patients last financial year, according to a new Medibank report.


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