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Private health insurers pay out record number of high claims

Private health insurers pay out record number of high claims

Private Healthcare Australia has released its 2019 high claims data report revealing health funds paid 367,979 hospital claims where the benefit payment for the episode of care exceeded $10,000. The organisation said this is an increase of 16,700 (4.8 per cent) high claims on the previous year. Of the claims, 28 cost more than $300,000,… 

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Health funds support their members through pandemic

Health funds support their members through pandemic

Australia’s private health insurers paid out $5.4 billion in benefits between April and June 2020 despite the challenging operating environment under COVID-19 restrictions. The latest quarterly APRA data released reveals health funds paid out an additional $100 million in claims on the previous March quarter. Meanwhile, health fund premium revenue fell 1.4 per cent quarter… 

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Claiming prescriptions, injections and vaccinations

Claiming prescriptions, injections and vaccinations

Looking after your health often means accessing prescriptions, injections and vaccinations. If you hold an eligible Extras Cover and have served the two month waiting period, you may be able to claim a benefit towards the cost of some of these pharmaceuticals. Your Policy Summary will provide detailed information on your level of benefit and… 

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Let's get sugar savvy for Dental Health Week

Let's get sugar savvy for Dental Health Week

So, how much sugar is hiding in your trolley? That’s the theme for this year’s Dental Health Week. Dental Health Week (3 to 8 August) provides an opportunity to pull back the curtain on the foods we eat and take a closer look at the hidden sugar in foods, even those that we may think… 

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Community is a priority

Community is a priority

After more than 25 years serving the Orange region, Westfund Health Insurance assures members of its continuing commitment to regional communities into the future. “At Westfund, we pride ourselves on being regionally-founded and based, not-for-profit and devoted to our members,” Westfund’s chief operations officer Jon Goodgame said. “Having a physical presence and commitment to our… 

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