Articles tagged "Health Insurance"

Q&A with Deputy Chief Actuary at Medibank, Adam Stolz

We ask Deputy Chief Actuary and General Manager Pricing at Medibank, Adam Stolz, what it was like working on the Vitality program by AIA in Australia, and about the big challenges and opportunities facing the health insurance industry.

Mental Health and Insurance - Understanding. Validating. Contributing

Chief Actuary for Medibank Private, Andrew Matthews outlines the prevalence of mental health conditions, government spending, and the role of insurance in improving services.

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.

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.

The Health Insurance Challenge in Australia

Ignatius Li of Deloitte and the Actuaries Institute's Health Practice Committee looks at some key challenges facing the health sector, including private health insurance reforms, ahead of the much anticipated 'Future of Health Seminar in Melbourne next month.

An Introduction to iCare, the "social insurer"

Despite the rain the room was full when Dai Liu presented an Introduction to icare Insights Session at the Institute on 16 March, 2017. Jamie Reid reports on an informative session about the largest general insurance service provider in Australia.

Insurers in Quest of the Perfect Heart Attack Definition

Earlier this year Australian life insurers were in the spotlight, allegedly using “out-dated” medical definitions in their Trauma policies. As a consequence, many insurers review(ed) their medical definitions and claims management practices, with particular focus on the definition for heart attack.

What Insurers can learn from Pokémon Go!

Actuarial analyst Amy Li outlines some of the weirder headlines flowing on from various brands and insurers jumping on the Pokémon GO bandwagon, and how the ‘gamification of exercise’ and augmented reality could transform insurance.

Health Insurance in Australia: A Sustainable Future?

Health Actuary Ignatius Li discusses risks to the sustainability of Australia’s private health care system, ahead of the Institute’s inaugural Future of Health Seminar.

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Actuaries in Health – A Rewarding Career

The Young Actuaries Program continued its Melbourne Evening Speaker Series in August with a presentation from Barry Leung and Evelyn Njoo of Defence Health, writes James Morris.

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