The new TSS visa came into effect on March 18, and it will provide skilled migrant workers with the opportunity to work in their specialised field for an approved sponsor in Australia. As with the old 457 visa, holders and applicants of the TSS visa are required to have adequate health insurance under condition 8501.
Corporate health insurance can be an effective way of keeping the staff you can’t afford to lose. However, introducing a plan may be complex and challenging, and sometimes doing so can cost more than you’d thought. We have a look at these challenges and suggest solutions.
The Australian Tax Office will be investigating over 20 million foreign visa holders over the next three years. That means migrants and visitors need to ensure they’re meeting every single visa condition – including relevant tax obligations, super contributions and health insurance.
Health insurance premiums are are set to increase on April 1 and some industry commentators have taken this chance to criticise health funds, labelling them greedy and the increases excessive. Is this really the case, and what’s driving these premium increases?