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Health Insurance or “Self-Insurance”? What You Need to Know

Health Insurance or “Self-Insurance”? What You Need to Know

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Have you ever heard of the term “self-insurance”? It’s being referred to as an alternative to the traditional process of taking out a health insurance policy as a safety net. But can you really afford to self-insure and is it the safest option? According to finance and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au, “The answer is probably not. You never really know when a medical issue can pop up and how much it’s going to cost you, the reality is that not everyone can afford to fork out $35,000 when the time comes.” With this in mind, Bessie  discusses the importance of having health insurance and being covered if the worst happened.

A Breakdown of Some of the Major Changes of the Health Insurance Reforms

A Breakdown of Some of the Major Changes of the Health Insurance Reforms

HIF Australia
Late last year, the government announced changes to the private health insurance industry in Australia. The goal was to make health cover more affordable, relatable and accessible to everyday Australians who may think that health insurance is not that easy to get. The changes, which will be rolled out gradually between now and February 2020, are mapped out in a 22-page document – not the most digestible format for everyday Australians! With this in mind, we caught up with finance and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from Finder.com.au to breakdown some of the major health reform changes and how might they affect you. 
Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

HIF Australia
Are you planning on getting pregnant soon? If you've answered yes - congratulations, how exciting! Now may be the time to start thinking about private health insurance, both for the peace of mind that you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong, but also to ensure that you have the most comfortable pregnancy possible. Whether you’re taking out a policy that offers pregnancy cover or you’re looking to switch to a family policy, private health insurance is worth looking into as soon as you decide to start a family. In this article, money and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au explains the things you need to know about private health insurance and pregnancy.
What You Need to Know About the Medicare Levy Surcharge Before June 30

What You Need to Know About the Medicare Levy Surcharge Before June 30

HIF Australia

It’s that time of year again! The end of the financial year is quickly approaching and there are a few things you should probably be aware of. If you’re thinking about taking out private hospital cover in the near future but you lack the motivation to do so, putting it off may mean you’ll be affected by certain fees and charges, especially if you’re earning over $90,000 per year. In this article, HIF guest blogger Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au explains what the Medicare Levy Surcharge is and how you can avoid paying it. 

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