Premiums are steadily increasing and the private health insurance industry is in a state of change. Could corporate health insurance be the solution?
Countless Australians don't concern themselves with private health insurance until they wish they had it. That may be because most believe that Medicare and the public system covers them for ambulance and emergency services as well as specialist care, according to a recent Pureprofile study.
A new government initiative could help keep health insurance premiums down in 2018. We take a closer look at what this could mean for everyday Australians.
When it comes to choosing a health insurance provider, you want be assured that you'll have access to quality healthcare, without any smoke and mirrors. However, according to legal watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), some Australians aren't getting the service they deserve.
Here's an overview of what the ACCC is looking to target this year, and what you should consider when choosing your health insurance.
Greg Hunt has taken on the role of Health Minister from the outbound Sussan Ley after she resigned last week amid an expenses scandal relating to her recent property purchase. Mr Hunt is Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's fourth appointee to the role of Health Minister since he took office in September 2015.