From 2018 private health insurance premiums could deliver more value after the Federal Government moved to change the way it prices hip and knee replacements. Prostheses such as artificial hips and knees contribute to around 14 per cent of hospital benefits paid by private health insurers.
Congratulations to the Sunshine Coast Council for winning the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) of Excellence Award for our sponsored category 'Workplace Wellbeing' owing to their fantastic program FRESHminds.
You shouldn’t feel forced to elect to be a private patient when in a public hospital. As an Australian citizen you’re entitled to free public hospital treatment and shouldn’t have to use your private health insurance to pay for a public hospital treatment.
This measure will continue to pause the income thresholds at which people qualify for the Government’s private health insurance premium rebate. This pause will continue from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2021.
Reform of private health insurance regulation is under way.