Better treatment for private health insurance patients is just one of the reasons why taking out a policy can be a good move for Australians of any age, according to Private Healthcare Australia.
The organisation's YouShouldKnow website asserts that in the previous financial year, private healthcare funds paid out a total of $12.3 billion on behalf of their members for hospital and general treatment services – with general treatment cover alone covering $3 billion in costs.
Private hospital cover has a number of advantages when it comes to helping you receive better medical care – in many cases, you don't have to be on a waiting list for treatment and you'll be able to have a choice of doctors.
Your private healthcare policy can also help you take proactive, preventative measures to protect your health and keep you out of hospital altogether.
If you are thinking about comparing Australian health insurance providers, it may be worth enquiring about broader health cover options – including management programs for individuals who are suffering from chronic disease.
Taking proactive measures to address health issues in the workplace can also be a smart move for companies looking to boost their bottom line.
Investing in a corporate health program can show your employees you support them – and may contribute to a more efficient and productive workplace.