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Health Cover for a Disability

Sunday, April 08, 2012 at 08:57 am

Health insurance provides security for times when one is unable to work and support one’s basic needs. Health insurance packages vary, though. This is why it is very important to always perform a health insurance comparison prior to obtaining a policy. Disability Benefits under Private Health Insurance No disability coverage is as varied as the […]

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Tiredness and health insurance

Feeling Tired All the Time? What Your Health Insurance Covers

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 08:00 am

Are you feeling tired a lot or struggling with other worrying health issues? You’ll want to get it looked into. Many people are reluctant to consult their doctor out of fear for what it may cost. You may be aware that Medicare will cover GP consultations, but what happens beyond that? If your tiredness symptoms […]

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Health Insurance - Medicare Benefits Schedule

The Medicare Benefits Schedule

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 09:16 am

When you compare health insurance, you may see references to “the Schedule Fee”. This relates to the Medicare Benefits Schedule. Not sure what this is or how it affects you? Read on to learn more.

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Health insurance and palliative care

Understand Your Health Insurance: What Is Palliative Care?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:23 am

Palliative care is for terminal illnesses. This can include conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDs, Motor Neurone Disease, Muscular Dystrophy and Multiple Sclerosis. The aim is to improve quality of life when there is little or no chance of recovery.

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Hospital Cover: Health Insurance for Inpatients vs Outpatients

Saturday, February 04, 2012 at 08:57 am

If you’re not familiar with hospital cover, you might assume that it doesn’t matter whether you’re in hospital as an in-patient or as an out-patient.

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Will Private Health Insurance Cover Everything?

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 08:49 am

As you may know, any type of policy will always have its exclusions and restrictions. Nevertheless the types of coverage available in private health insurance are wide enough to include what you would reasonably expect.

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Health insurance in Australia

Private Health Insurance Comparison for Beginners

Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

There are of course a couple of basic terms and concepts that you may need to understand while making your health insurance comparison.

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Community Rating – What It Means and What To Do If You’re Refused Insurance

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 16:02 pm

Community rating means that all Australians have affordable access to private health insurance. Everyone pays the same baseline premium for their health insurance and health funds are not allowed to discriminate.

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Paying for Private Health Insurance

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Unless money is no object to you, then cost will be a consideration when you compare health insurance options. There’s a lot to learn and consider, but with some time and effort, you can get the coverage you want and feel confident you’re paying no more than necessary.

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Should You Get Private Health Insurance?

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 15:50 pm

The decision of whether or not to purchase private health insurance is an important one in Australia as in many other countries. While private health insurance is not a necessity, there may be several benefits to private health cover, both on a practical and financial level.

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