Articles tagged "private health insurance"

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.

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.

Revamped Health CPD Course

Bronwyn Hardy and Barry Leung outline the Actuaries Institute's updated online Private Health Insurance CPD Course in light of significant changes in the private health insurance sector.

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.

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Seminar eyes Future of Private Healthcare

Nick Stolk reviews the recent ‘Future of Health Seminar’ that saw industry leaders discuss product complexity, premium increases and the lack of customer engagement in Australia’s private health insurance market.

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.

How to lose your shirt in private health insurance: Part one

In this first instalment of a two-part series, actuaries working in the Private Health Insurance (PHI) industry examine the prudential risks to capital in PHI in Australia.

Compulsory Health Insurance - Should government still be the health insurer of first resort?

Four Finity consultants ask: could and should insurers be given more of a role in the funding of primary care?

Counting the benefits - evaluation of healthcare programs

More than 35% of all health care costs in Australia are attributable to four chronic diseases. In light of this and their recent paper, actuaries Bronwyn Hardy and Barry Leung canvas disease management program issues for Australian private health insurers.

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