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Banking & Finance

Healthcare

Australia’s private health insurance industry – a refreshed view from the sidelines

The last few years have seen a ‘crisis in confidence’ in Australia’s private health insurance (PHI) industry. Rising premiums versus flat salaries are making it increasingly tough for providers to demonstrate value for money to an already unconvinced consumer base. Further fueling this skepticism, Labor’s recent proposal to conduct an industry-wide review and impose a…

1 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Healthcare

Debunking the myths around private health insurance

The Australian Labor Party recently announced a policy commitment to imposing a 2% cap on private health insurance (PHI) premiums, for at least two years pending a productivity Commission review. The proposal was designed to increase affordability within the sector, as flat income rates fail to keep up with premiums rising above CPI. As expected,…

24 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic