Health

A day in the life of a hospital treating team: ensuring best patient care

Raymond Yeow discusses the structure and operational practices of hospital treating teams with a view to inform future model design for hospital infrastructure, workforce analytics projects, or productivity initiatives.

Fast five with Fintechs  - an introduction

Elayne Grace outlines a new Actuaries Digital series where we spend five minutes with Australian Fintech and Insurtech companies, asking about their products and start-up journeys so far.

Fast five with Fintechs - Plenty Wealth

Greg Einfeld, Director at Plenty Wealth outlines his journey in fintech and where he sees his business, and the broader fintech landscape heading.

Aggregators within Private Health Insurance – Part 2

In Part Two of this two-part series, Andrew Gower discusses growth of aggregators has led to material impacts within the Australian health insurance market.  These impacts have made acquisition of new customers less profitable; leading to an increased focus on loyalty and developing deeper relationships with customers.

The Appointed Actuary Role: Back to the future

Responsibilities of the Appointed Actuary (AA) role have expanded in recent years with an increased focus on compliance activities, reducing capacity for the AA to be involved in the provision of strategic advice to the Board and senior management.

Inspiring Change: Interview with Actuary and Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

In this Q&A, Meng shares why she loves working in "revolutionary disability reform", and the advice that changed how she approaches work and measures success. All ahead of her talk at the upcoming Young Actuaries Conference (YAC)!

Aggregators within Private Health Insurance – Part 1

Aggregators have become an important part of the Australian Private Health Insurance (PHI) industry, however, they are often seen as having negative impacts and pushing up prices. Here, health actuary Andrew Gower discusses the history and impact of aggregators.

Genetics - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores the broader future implications of genetic testing for society, medical professionals and the insurance industry, featuring co-author Jessica Chen.

Private Health Insurance and Bill Shock - The Dialogue Podcast

The next instalment of the Dialogue Podcast series explores how a simple innovative addition to private health insurance (PHI) can alleviate 'bill shock' and reduce out-of-pocket costs for those diagnosed with cancer.

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2018 Agenda – Key themes for financial services players

Chief Editor Angat Sandhu's first Editorial focuses on key themes at play in our industry, from regulatory paradigm shift, to heightened customer expectations, and finding efficiency though technology and data analytics.

Why is health insurance getting more expensive?

Positive reform of health insurance affordability in Australia is only possible if the root causes of premium inflation are understood. Here, Simon Lim of the Institute’s Health Practice Committee tackles this complex issue.

What you missed at the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar

The 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar welcomed over 300 delegates to Sofitel Brisbane Central this week. With over 50% of delegates being non-actuaries, there was a great diversity of thought and experience presented in four plenary and 48 concurrent sessions.

Workplace rehabilitation services need shake-up - Opinion

icare’s Group Executive Workers Insurance, John Nagle, says the transformation within injury and disability schemes discussed at this week's IDSS, aligns closely with icare’s focus on the needs of the injured worker and improving workplace safety.

Mental Health and Insurance - finding a better way

Co-author of the Institute's latest Green Paper 'Mental Health and Insurance' lets us in on the work behind the scenes, and tells a story to get us thinking - how can we find a better way to insure mental illness?

Actuaries report takes the lead in national mental health and insurance conversation

Lucy Brogden, Co-chair of the National Mental Health Commission thanked and congratulated the Actuaries Institute on a "timely" report at the 'Mental Health and Insurance' Green Paper media launch.

An update from the Premium Allocation Approach work stream

Here, Brendan Counsell of the Institute of Actuaries’ AASB 17 Implementation Taskforce provides an update on the ‘premium allocation approach’, or PAA to assist Australian actuaries involved in implementing the new accounting standard. 

5 minutes with the IDSS Mental Health Plenary speakers

Mental health is a serious issue for Australian society, and for our injury and disability schemes. A Plenary, together with a number of Concurrent sessions, will explore the complexities of this 'difficult problem', at the fast approaching 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS). Here, Gillian Harrex and Raewin Davies interview the four esteemed speakers in the Mental Health Plenary. 

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Behavioural economics and fraud under microscope at IDSS

Fraud poses a critical risk to the sustainability of injury and disability schemes across Australia. Ahead of the 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS), Hugh Miller outlines where fraud risk will be discussed in the Program, as well as opportunities to improve outcomes in the industry through behavioural economics.

IDSS to tackle mental health and insurance challenges

Mental health is a key theme at this year’s Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (IDSS). Here, Hugh Miller outlines some of the issues - including exercise benefits, best practice claims management, and secondary harm - that will be explored by speakers in depth.

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Actuary breaks new ground in public health research

Actuary Jananie William explains how she traversed traditional actuarial fields and came to work in public policy. Using actuarial techniques and some amazing data, she provided a detailed analysis of birth-related public health system costs and their drivers – the first ever study of its kind.

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