Health Insurance

Introvert or Extrovert, Normal or Abnormal: The Problem with Personality Types

05 February, 2016

The idea that people can be classified into types has a long history. Writing 23 centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Theophrastus sketched 30 characters that are instantly recognisable to this day.…

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Health Check: How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food

04 February, 2016

Hippocrates said circa 400BC that “food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food”. He would probably turn in his grave if he saw the amount of highly processed, sugary food and drinks…

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Health Check: How to Exercise Safely in the Heat

02 February, 2016

Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.…

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Health Check: Why Diets Fail

01 February, 2016

Almost everyone who has tried to lose weight has tasted the bitter pill of failure. That feeling you get when, despite all your desires to be healthier, to fit into sassier clothes or to shimmy through…

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Keeping People Healthy is Good for Insurers' Bottom Line

29 January, 2016

Australia’s population is in the midst of considerable demographic change, with a proportional rise in older age groups. Medical successes can now save the lives of those who would have died from illnesses…

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Private Hospitals, Health Insurance and the Rise of Caesarean Births

27 January, 2016

The proportion of women who give birth by caesarean has risen dramatically in the developed world over the past few decades, with rates in Australia almost doubling, from 18% in 1991 to 31%…

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Private Health Insurance Means Test Passes – What Now?

26 January, 2016

The government finally got its bill on means-testing private health insurance rebates for high-income households through the House of Representatives this morning. Fortunately, the dire predictions…

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Study Reveals Large Health Care Cost Variations

25 January, 2016

Australians with private health insurance are being encouraged to research the costs of medical procedures before committing to a hospital or health care centre. A report released by Private…

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Australian Health Survey Reveals Nutrition Habits of the Nation

21 January, 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the findings of their latest Australian Health Survey, and the results reveal some interesting facts about the state of our nutrition habits as…

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Important Things to Know About Your Private Health Cover

20 January, 2016

One vital fact that you should be aware of - if you don't know already - is that health insurance premiums are going to increase by an average of 5.6 per cent this April. This premium…

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Health Insurance Tips for Dental Care

19 January, 2016

Are you in need of some dental or oral surgery? Do you need a wisdom tooth removed, perhaps? According to the Australian government's Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO),…

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Hospital Stay Lengths Studied

18 January, 2016

Regardless of your health insurance status, sometimes a trip to the hospital can result in you being admitted overnight or even longer. The average stay in hospital…

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Did You Wait Too Long to See a Health Professional?

15 January, 2016

When you last visited a health care professional, what did you think of the waiting time? A new piece of research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that many Australians considered…

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Solving Australia's Aged Care Puzzle - What's Happening in Elderly Healthcare

14 January, 2016

The Australian population is growing sharply in numbers and becoming older by average at the same time. While this is a good sign that healthcare is largely delivering in the right areas, allowing…

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Health and Wellbeing Programs: What they Cost a Company

13 January, 2016

When it comes to promoting a healthy culture in the workplace, there are generally three types of employer: those who understand the benefits of a program to boost it and are doing so; those who understand…

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Are Australians More Concerned With Body Image Than Health?

12 January, 2016

Many Australians are more concerned by body image than general well being, according to recent research carried out by Medibank. The Medibank Health Check quarterly report asked some 1,500 people…

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The Rising Costs of Having a Baby

11 January, 2016

It is a sign of Australia's quickly growing population that newborns are brought into the world with increasing frequency each year. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were…

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What's the rule with Health Insurance and Pre-Existing Conditions?

08 January, 2016

While you may consider private hospital cover a useful buffer 'just in case' you ever experience any health ailments, those with pre-existing conditions can also benefit from a health…

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Who is Covered by Your Family Health Insurance?

07 January, 2016

Family health insurance can provide coverage to protect your family's needs, however there are some areas that are not always black and white. If you have children or dependants…

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The Benefits of Corporate Health Plans

06 January, 2016

Providing a corporate health plan within your business could provide many benefits for you, your company and your employees, according to the American Center for Disease Control…

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