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Government Reform Packages for Private Health Funds Causing More Discouragement

Government Reform Packages for Private Health Funds Causing More Discouragement

While private health insurance members await their yearly premium increase on 1 April 2018, you might soon have to pay even more to remain covered for joint replacements, IVF, hearing loss surgery, heart attacks and insulin pumps.
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Why private health insurance premiums are rising

The Real Reason Private Health Insurance Premiums Keep Rising

There are only 31 days left before health insurance premiums will rise by an average of 3.95%. The number of people who can afford to pay health insurance premiums has reached a new low with only 46.5% of Australians having private health insurance hospital cover, according to APRA’s 2017 quarterly statistics.
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Kogan health insurance

Kogan.com Officially Launches Health Insurance

Online retailer Kogan.com and health insurer ahm are now offering budget-friendly health insurance policies under the new brand ‘Kogan Health’. The agreement between Medibank’s wholly owned subsidiary Australian Health Management (ahm) and Kogan.com will be for an initial three year period.
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Comparing Expert Trending Industry News - HBF and HCF to merge

Not For Profit HBF and HCF Reveal Unexpected Merger

Together, HBF and HCF might become the nation's third-biggest health insurer, combining the largest health fund in Western Australia with its East coast competitor. Such a union could create a $4 billion company with a combined 2.5 million customers and 18.5% market share.
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