The Federal Government has introduced a number of wide-ranging reforms designed to make private health insurance more affordable and straightforward for consumers. The changes are meant to help people choose the cover that best suits them and their family. The majority of the reforms begin rolling out from 1 April, 2019.
Canstar has compiled a series of articles plus a video with more information on these changes and how they may impact you. The topics covered include:
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Finance News - April 17th
Private Health Insurance Reforms 2019: What’s Changed?
According to an APRA report published prior to the reforms coming in, private health cover is currently at an 11-year low with only 44.6% of Australians covered. In addition to this, Roy Morgan research found that...– Read more
Health Insurance - April 8th
Health insurers offering up to 10% discount for young adults
A number of changes to health insurance kicked in from 1 April, 2019 across the country. The Federal Government has rolled out reforms in an attempt to make it easier for Australians to choose a health insurance policy, including...– Read more
Health Insurance - April 4th
Health Insurance Reforms: Boosting the Powers of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
The Federal Government plans to provide the Ombudsman with more power to enable it to investigate and resolve the complaints of health fund members more efficiently. What is the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman? The Private Health...– Read more
Health Insurance - March 22nd
Health Insurance Reforms 2019: What do I need to know about the new clinical categories?
Insurers may also choose to offer additional cover under the Basic, Bronze and Silver categories to meet the needs of their consumers. These upgraded policies can feature the name of the category along with the word...– Read more