Private health insurance

Alternate Term Label:
Demand for private health insurance
Health insurance premiums
Medibank Private
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Blog post

COVID-19 and private health insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic presents both opportunities and challenges to private health insurers, with short-term and long-term impacts and questions being raised about its role and relevance during this time.
Discussion paper

Private eyes…, hips, etc

The research in this paper suggests that Australia’s private health insurers are set to enjoy a windfall of between $3.5 billion and $5.5 billion over the next six months.
Report

Report to the Australian Senate on anti-competitive and other practices by health insurers and providers in relation to private health insurance

This report analyses key competition and consumer developments and trends in the private health insurance industry between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, including ACCC enforcement and other actions relating to the health sector.
Commentary

Young people dropping private health hurts insurers most, not public hospitals

New private health insurance data show young people are continuing to drop their cover. But the industry's argument a youth exodus will put pressure on public hospitals isn't necessarily right.
Report

Saving private health 2: Making private health insurance viable

Younger consumers are spending more on private hospital insurance, but getting less value for their money. The industry faces major issues, as costs for older people rise and younger people leave. This report lays out a transition to make private hospital care better value for...
Report

Saving private health 1: reining in hospital costs and specialist bills

Private health insurance premiums could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals were made more efficient and stopped over-servicing, according to this Grattan Institute report. The report also highlights the additional costs generated by a handful of ‘greedy’ doctors charging their...
Report

AMA private health insurance report card 2016

The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card provides consumers with clear, simple information about how health insurance really works. It provides information to show the differences between private health insurance policies and the disparity of benefits paid by health insurers for medical treatment which may...
Report

AMA private health insurance report card 2017

The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card provides consumers with clear, simple information about how health insurance really works. The 2017 Report Card shows that there are a lot of policies on offer and that these provide significantly varying levels of cover, gaps and management...
Report

AMA private health insurance report card 2018

This Report Card shows that there are a lot of policies on offer and that these provide significantly varying levels of benefits, cover and gaps. Furthermore, it highlights the significant variation that can occur on a State-by-State basis.
Report

AMA Private health insurance report card 2019

This is the fourth in the AMA’s annual series of report cards on private health insurance. It is designed to assist patients/consumers by highlighting the differences in private health insurance policies, the operations of funds, and the changes implemented by the Australian government.