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Does insurance cover bad weather?

bad weather at the airport

Does insurance cover bad weather?

Melissa was caught out by a snowstorm on her last trip to Europe.

Health fund solution ‘discriminatory’

health insurance

Health fund solution ‘discriminatory’

A report that recommends charging younger people less than older Australians for private health insurance ...

Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

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Doctor greed fuels health fund woes

Private health costs could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals ...

When travel providers go bust

Travel SOS: What happens when travel providers go bust?

When travel providers go bust

Kaye wonders what recourse travellers have when their travel companies fail.

What to do when holidays go wrong

How to ensure your travel insurance claim is successful

What to do when holidays go wrong

Ever had an incident overseas, only to find your insurance claim was unsuccessful?

Are you underinsured?

Are you underinsured?

Are you underinsured?

Aussie property owners could have their homes underinsured by up to 66 per cent.

Aged blamed for price pain

knee replacement

Aged blamed for price pain

Funds blame an ageing population and a failure to attract new members.

Health condition of most concern

The health condition that most concerns older Australians

Health condition of most concern

Aussies aged over 70 worry about their health less than 18-30-year-olds.

Super fund tops the dodgy list

The superannuation fund that tops the Shonky list

Super fund tops the dodgy list

Shonkys go to AMP superannuation, Medibank, Kogan, Ikea, Freedom Foods and pet insurance.

Plan to subsidise the sick

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Plan to subsidise the sick

Paper urges Government to subsidise sicker Australians’ health insurance costs.

Watchdog goes after super funds

Watchdog goes after super funds on junk insurance

Watchdog goes after super funds

ASIC says funds are failing to comply with a new code of conduct.

Fleeced by funeral insurance

Treasurer announces plans to stop funeral insurance ‘rip-offs’

Fleeced by funeral insurance

Mr Frydenberg says that that funeral expenses policies should be treated the same as life ...

Private health insurer in hot water

Private health insurer in hot water

Private health insurer in hot water

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Medibank Private.

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

‘Of course it’s concerning, we know people are finding it hard to cover the cost ...

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

What to do if you are injured overseas

What to do if you are injured overseas

What to do if you are injured overseas

Here’s what to do if you sustain an injury while abroad.

Money back for travel mishaps

Travel mishaps where you can claim your money back

Money back for travel mishaps

There are a range of unexpected incidents that Australian travellers can be reimbursed for.

Where climate change will hurt most

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Where climate change will hurt most

Revealed: the areas where global warming is set to wreak most havoc.

Insurance claims: Your rights

Understanding insurance claims: What are your rights?

Insurance claims: Your rights

Making a claim on an insurance policy isn’t as simple as a quick phone call ...

Are insurance bonuses income?

Does Centrelink treat insurance bonuses as income?

Are insurance bonuses income?

Brendan wants to know how Centrelink will assess bonuses from his life insurance policy.

Expect ‘awful stories’: insurers

Expect ‘awful stories’: insurers

Expect ‘awful stories’: insurers

Insurers are deeply concerned about a government crackdown on life insurance policies.

Beware health fund ‘rip-offs’

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Beware health fund ‘rip-offs’

Mike explains why he is covered for pregnancy and IVF – in his 70s.

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

Your car may start tracking you

New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Norma is worried her husband’s life insurance policy is robbing them of pension payouts.

Private health cover in spotlight

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Private health cover in spotlight

Are baby boomers’ concerns about private health cover finally being heard?

Top three cruise concerns

Revealed: Top three cruise concerns

Top three cruise concerns

Cruisers reveal their biggest concerns about cruising.

Aussies dropping dental visits

Aussies dropping dental visits

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last ...

Royal commission recommendations

Royal commission recommendations

Royal commission recommendations

Banking report slams industry for putting profits before people.

Health insurers should be wary

The government needs to stop protecting private health insurers

Health insurers should be wary

The government saved private insurers, and now it needs to put them in the spotlight.

Is private health insurance a rort?

Friday Flash Poll: What’s your take on private health cover?

Is private health insurance a rort?

Enthusiasm for private health insurance is waning.

Hospital patients lack support

Hospital patients lack support

Hospital patients lack support

Research finds lack of support in hospitals is putting patient wellbeing at risk.

The place with the highest premiums

The place with the highest premiums

The place with the highest premiums

A range of complex issues means property owners in some areas pay more for insurance.

Don’t fall for funeral insurance

Don’t fall for funeral insurance

Don’t fall for funeral insurance

Funeral insurers have convinced many consumers to pay too much for their costs.

Another health cover exodus feared

hospital cover

Another health cover exodus feared

Health forum seeks value for money with greater transparency around surgeons’ fees.

Aussies exit private health insurance

Aussies exit private health insurance

Aussies exit private health insurance

Many people are abandoning their private health insurance policies.

Pressure builds on health cover

waiting room

Pressure builds on health cover

Fears for public health system as more people shun private cover.

How to save on travel insurance

How to save on travel insurance

How to save on travel insurance

Smartraveler and CHOICE share tips for saving money on travel insurance.

How to bequeath life insurance

How to bequeath life insurance

How to bequeath life insurance

Patrick asks Rod Cunich for help on how to bequeath insurance on his wife’s life. ...

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Main drain on retirement savings

Research reveals that rising energy costs are hurting retirees the most.

The issue with insurance fine print

The issue with insurance fine print

The issue with insurance fine print

Government-mandated insurance disclosure doesn’t help make purchasing decisions.

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Medical mishaps more likely

Australian travellers urged to be vigilant of health while on holiday.

Super giants face class action

class action

Super giants face class action

Slater & Gordon launches ‘Get Your Super Back’ class action.

Flight delay insurance

Flight delay insurance

Flight delay insurance

Travellers can now be covered for the cost of a delayed flight.

Life insurance sales ban on books

ban on 'death' insurance sales

Life insurance sales ban on books

ASIC threatens life insurers with enforcement action over sales tactics.

Best travel insurance policies

Best travel insurance policies

Best travel insurance policies

Experts Choice Travel Insurance Awards

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Not too late to check if you are owed a refund for buying junk car ...

Should I keep my life insurance?

Should I keep my life insurance?

Should I keep my life insurance?

Noel Whittaker tells Andrea whether she and her husband should ditch life insurance.

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Want to do a price check on out-of-pocket medical expenses? Now you can.

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

How unaffordable is health insurance?

Can older Australians continue to afford the rising cost of health insurance?

Super insurance costs to soar

Super insurance costs to soar

Super insurance costs to soar

Removal of default cover set to have a big impact, accounting firm warns.

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Rush to quit private health cover

Survey finds big jump in the number of Australians abandoning their cover.

Which plans are most baffling?

Insurance, mobile phones, super or energy. Which is most confusing?

Which plans are most baffling?

Olga Galacho reveals the plans and products that are most confusing.

How to reduce home insurance costs

Nine ways to reduce your home insurance costs

How to reduce home insurance costs

Home insurance costs can take a chunk out of any budget. Here's how to minimise ...

Health insurance complaints soar

Private health insurance complaints rise by 30 per cent

Health insurance complaints soar

Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Dentists slam private health cover

Calls for tax incentives to allow individuals to save for their own health care.

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Call for insurance rule exemption that disadvantages policyholders to be dropped.

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Tired of paying huge car costs? Recoup those expenses by renting out your four wheels.

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor plans to cap private health premiums if it wins election

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor will cap private health insurance premiums should it win the next election.

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Gap charges causing hip-pocket pain

Many privately insured patients face high out-of-pocket medical costs.

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Health fund revamp to keep you ill

Older Australians’ health is being compromised.

Tips to save on insurance costs

Tips to save on insurance costs

Tips to save on insurance costs

It might be as simple as picking up the phone and asking.

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Health insurance value ‘eroded’

Transparency, complexity, affordability the key words.

Car insurance rip-offs

Car insurance rip-offs

Car insurance rip-offs

Don’t get taken for a ride by shonky salesmen selling junk car insurance.

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.

Fund launches aged-based pricing

Fund launches aged-based pricing

Fund launches aged-based pricing

Older workers to suffer from new insurance pricing policy.

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

Review needed on health fund costs

The Government needs to make good on a promise to improve health cost transparency.

Car insurance costs don’t add up

Car insurance costs don’t add up

Car insurance costs don’t add up

Anti-poverty group urges rethink of vehicle insurance to increase fairness.

Do you need your extras?

chiropractor

Do you need your extras?

Private health insurance is increasingly expensive; are your extras giving you value?

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

New document identifies health insurance reforms that will lower premium costs.

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

hand holding stethocope in front of a world map

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

How far does your Medicare cover extend when you travel?

Can you demand a refund?

health insurance form

Can you demand a refund?

If you want a refund for add-on junk insurance, here’s what you need to know.

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Commonwealth Bank announces refund program for customers and staff.

Are super savings going up in smoke?

Are super savings going up in smoke?

Are super savings going up in smoke?

ASIC finds some super funds have inappropriate default settings.

Should you consolidate your super?

Should you consolidate your super?

Should you consolidate your super?

There are sound reasons to consider combining your superannuation balances.

What’s hot in Berlin?

Side view of the brandenburg gate in berlin

What’s hot in Berlin?

Six wonderful things to do in Berlin.

Save with Boomers Travel Insurance

Boomers Travel Insurance – exclusive offer saves you 10 per cent

Save with Boomers Travel Insurance

Specialist travel insurance for baby boomers and older travellers.

Ensure your car is road-trip ready

Man packing car boot for road trip

Ensure your car is road-trip ready

A little preparation will help your road trip go off without a hitch.

Travel insurance for older Aussies

Hands protect a place symbolising travel insurance

Travel insurance for older Aussies

Travel insurance for older Australians: tips for buying travel insurance.

Insurer denies cover to save baby

Family told by insurer that saving their baby daughter is ‘elective’

Insurer denies cover to save baby

An Aussie family has been told by their insurer that surgery to save their daughter ...

When do you book travel insurance?

When should you purchase your travel insurance policy?

When do you book travel insurance?

When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …

Why buy domestic travel insurance?

Domestic travel insurance: why you should consider buying domestic cover

Why buy domestic travel insurance?

Here are five good reasons to should consider buying domestic insurance.

Choosing the right travel cover for you

How to choose the right travel insurance for you

Choosing the right travel cover for you

Here’s how to choose the right travel insurance for you, so you can spend more ...

Why is travel insurance important?

Travel insurance reminder on a post it note

Why is travel insurance important?

Having the right level of travel insurance cover is critical when travelling.

Can travel insurance cover Airbnb?

Travel Insurance: does it cover Airbnb stays?

Can travel insurance cover Airbnb?

Will travel insurance cover your Airbnb stay?

ASIC’s life insurance warning

ASIC’s life insurance warning

ASIC’s life insurance warning

Car dealers are charging consumers up to 18 times more for life insurance products.

Has your insurer misled you?

Has your insurer misled you?

Has your insurer misled you?

The ACCC has delivered a scathing review of the private health insurance industry.

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Australians who are sticking with current service providers could be losing big bucks.

50 questions to ask an adviser

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50 questions to ask an adviser

YourLifeChoices has 50 useful questions you may wish to ask.

ASIC reviews One Big Switch

ASIC reviews One Big Switch

ASIC reviews One Big Switch

One Big Switch is under review by ASIC.

How to have fun

How to have fun

How to have fun

Here’s our behind the scenes review of the Apia Good Times Tour.

The Good Time are back

The Good Time are back

The Good Time are back

Apia is proud to present the 2015 Apia Good Times Tour – back, bigger and ...

Three major myths about insurance

Three major myths about insurance

Three major myths about insurance

Taking out insurance can be a great way to protect your loved ones.

Insurance, accidents & your rights

Insurance, accidents & your rights

Insurance, accidents & your rights

If you have an accident life can be turned upside down in an instant.

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands of Australians have been sold into invalid insurance products.

Are you storm ready?

Are you storm ready?

Are you storm ready?

How prepared are you for dealing with wild summer weather?

Learn from your financial mistakes

Learn from your financial mistakes

Learn from your financial mistakes

While mistakes can’t always be avoided, you can try and learn from them, including those ...

Still going strong

Still going strong

Still going strong

Olympic swimmer Shane Gould is still going strong. She shares her past triumphs and talks ...

House fires jump 20 per cent

House fires jump 20 per cent

House fires jump 20 per cent

Find out how you can keep your home safe

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

Your lifestyle is the secret to longevity

What can we learn from those living in the world’s Blue Zones?

How to avoid being car insurance poor

How to avoid being car insurance poor

How to avoid being car insurance poor

Although you simply can’t be without it, you don’t want to pay a fortune for ...

Choosing the right insurance

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Choosing the right insurance

When receiving a renewal notice for an insurance policy most people just sign on ...

Beware the small print

Beware the small print

Beware the small print

How many of you also cast aside your insurance renewals without reading the details?

Private Health Insurance Rebate

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Private Health Insurance Rebate

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Kerri is keen to know which income year will determine ...

Credit cards – friend or foe?

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Credit cards – friend or foe?

Credit cards offer a convenient alternative to carrying cash or using cheques. If used ...

Smartphone insurance

Smartphone insurance

Smartphone insurance

Smartphones are really just mini computers these days. Unlike computers, however, we shove them ...

Protection from power surges

Protection from power surges

Protection from power surges

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jenny wants to know if her home and contents insurance ...

Can a health fund refuse cover because of age?

Can a health fund refuse cover because of age?

Can a health fund refuse cover because of age?

As you age you may give more consideration to covering your health. YOURLifeChoices ...

What’s not covered by private health insurance?

What’s not covered by private health insurance?

What’s not covered by private health insurance?

Q. Carol A trip to the specialist often results in expensive tests ...

Are you in the right super funds?

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Are you in the right super funds?

To maximise retirement benefits, investors must be proactive in managing their super, warns ...

Are you insured?

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Are you insured?

As the devastation reeked by the recent floods becomes evident, people naturally start to worry about how they will rebuild their lives and replace their possessions. Some insurance companies do not cover flood damage however, customers of Apia can have peace of mind that they are covered. ...

Do I have enough insurance?

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Do I have enough insurance?

Making sure you are getting a good deal with your insurance means shopping around. Get several quotes, being careful you are comparing like with like. Like for like can be product related or policy conditions related. For example, make sure you are quoting on the same excess level. Does ...

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