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Older Aussies with health insurance are being hit by rising gap fees

Gap fees have risen again and it’s older Australians who are getting the worst of it. To avoid being hit in the hip pocket, here’s how you can take action now.

Health Insurance

Misplaced loyalty is stopping baby boomers saving on their health cover

Older Australians are often paying too much for cover they’ll never use. Here’s how they can take the power back and cut costs.

Health Insurance

Health insurance changes leave many surprised with lack of cover

Private health fund members, experts and the insurers themselves are warning people to check their cover, after changes this year mean many people may have different exclusions than they once did.

Finance News

How much more will you pay for health insurance?

Health insurance premiums are set to increase on 1 October. How much more will you pay for private cover? This private health insurance rate rise calculator can help you find out.

Health Insurance

Heath fund profits plunge as premiums set to rise

The Consumers Health Forum has called for a ‘thorough rethink’ of private health insurance as thousands of younger Australians abandon the sector despite the pandemic.

Health Insurance

Private health accused of failing Aussies during COVID crisis

Popular funds Medibank Private and Bupa have come last in a CHOICE analysis of private health COVID-19 responses.

Health Insurance

Spring into action and save

There’s no better time than now to review your health insurance

COVID-19

What you need to know about telehealth and optometry

Opticians are now offering telehealth appointments for urgent eye care conditions and dispensing glasses. Here’s what you need to know.

Health

Failed talks see 42 private hospitals cut from funds’ lists

More than one million Australians will be unable to access treatment at 42 Healthscope private hospitals after 8 June without incurring out-of-pocket costs.

COVID-19

Elective surgery: What is and isn’t allowed during COVID-19

What elective surgery is and isn’t allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Your questions answered.

COVID-19

Health funds should reimburse COVID-19 windfalls to members, says CHF

Health funds must level with their members and give specific undertakings now to return the funds they save as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of elective surgery, urges the Consumers Health Forum.

Insurance

Why you should review your health cover every year

With health funds set to lift the price of cover within days, we asked an expert in the field how to minimise the damage.

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