Health insurance

Australians to pay an extra $821 million in private health insurance
Australians will pay an estimated extra $821 million per year for their private health insurance from April 1, but it's no April Fools' Day joke.
Govt changes mean more health cover hikes
The federal Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, last week approved an average premium rise of 5.57 percent across the private health insurance sector. For those with private health cover, it means the cost of yet another household expense is about to rise.
Australians paying over odds for insurance
Australians miss out on $750 million a year by failing to shop around for insurance, new research claims.
Bottom line: Streamlining insurance options
Should you put all your eggs in one basket?
Protect your greatest asset: your health
Nannas have always known it! "As long as you have your health," they say, the implication being that everything else will follow. And it turns out that — as is often the case — Grandma is right.
Health premiums set to squeeze Australians
Australian health insurance customers bracing for a five percent rise in premiums from next month, have been advised to shop around.
Insuring your body parts
Insuring body parts has a surprisingly exotic connotation, despite the morbid subject matter, thanks to the hundreds of celebrities who have chosen to insure their various bits and pieces over the past century.
How to choose hospital insurance
Find out how to find a better policy and save.
Insurance policies: strange but true
Space travellers and celebrities — this insurance is for you.
Health insurance or not?
With premiums for private health funds going up yet again, the big question is still whether you can afford not to be in one. Paul Clitheroe investigates.