Tag: private health insurance

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

Healthcare

Private Health Insurance – Paying for Value for Health Fund Members

Much debate has taken place since News Corp’s publication of the AMA’s list of fees - in health insurance. See AMA’s Private Insurance Report card for more details.   At Informa Insights, we did some research on what industry leaders have commented on this year’s controversial report. National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke says in…

5 Apr 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Civica and Fraud Detection in the Private Health Insurance Industry

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit we spoke to Richard Fiddis, the Managing Director of Civica International and Rob Thomas, the Managing Director Health Solutions at Civica International about fraud detection and the work they do in the health sector of Australia. Can…

26 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Ian McAuley: Public Finance & Australia’s Healthcare System

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed in our upcoming 15th Annual Health Insurance Summit, we spoke with Ian McAuley, Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Sector Finance at the of University of Canberra about his research on Australia's health system. Can you…

14 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

The Federal Election, Medicare & You

With the Federal Election being held tomorrow, the issue of Medicare and (by extension) Private Health Insurance has once again been thrown into the spotlight with both the Coalition and Labor promising to keep Medicare public and ensure that our system and ensure that our system is free from privatisation. We spoke to Dr Paul…

1 Jul 2016, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

How can we make healthcare more affordable for Australians?

The Australian healthcare system is one of the top four amongst the western countries according to a recent report conducted by the Commonwealth Fund. Yet the industry is met with soaring demand, underfunding and resource constraints. Private health insurers are playing a more important role than before to help and improve the healthcare system, in…

7 Jul 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

AMA calls for reassessment of private healthcare

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently released a position paper that urges key groups to reassess the country's private healthcare system, especially regarding the role of GPs. According to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton, the 'Position Statement on Private Health Insurance and Primary Care Services 2014' draws attention to the need to extend the scope of…

26 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights