Articles tagged "PHI"

Mental health matters for private health insurance

Andrew Matthews and Brendan Pon outline reforms to psychiatric waiting periods within private health insurance and how this sits within the broader need to address growing mental ill-health treatment in Australia. 

Health Insurance Reform: Challenges and Opportunities

New Private Health Insurance (PHI) reforms that will come into effect on 1 April 2019 will present health insurers with a range of challenges and opportunities. Shaini Sivagnanam reports.

Private Health Insurance: metallic paint, game theory and product standardisation

The interaction of reforms to categorise all hospital insurance products into Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold with the commercial and political environment will require careful planning and detailed risk assessment, writes Barry Leung.

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.

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.

Modern government service delivery - 2018 Public Policy Essay Competition Winner

Hugh Miller's essay was singled out for its clear communication, logical structure and innovative approach to a growing issue for governments – how to deliver important services within ever tightening budgets.

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.

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.

Chief Risk Officer Survey Results

Brett Riley reports on the results from the first survey of Chief Risk Officers by the Actuaries Institute.

The Challenge of Affordable Private Health Insurance

As health costs increase due to a range of demographic and other reasons, is Australia’s current private health insurance (PHI) system sustainable? Jamie Reid reports.

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