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

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

HIF Australia

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.

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Introducing our New HIF Member App

Introducing our New HIF Member App

HIF Australia
Did you know there's a new and improved HIF Member app? Replacing our previous SmartClaim app, we’ve now made it even easier to make a claim and access your membership info, policy details and claims history all in one place. It’s just one more way we’re making a ‘hifference’ for our Members.
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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. 
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Perth Wildcats Stay Healthy With HIF

Perth Wildcats Stay Healthy With HIF

HIF Australia
HIF and the Perth Wildcats are pleased to announce a renewed three-year partnership, following the success of our work together over the past five years. Perth Wildcats chief executive officer Troy Georgiu said this week, “Having partners closely aligned to the Perth Wildcats culture and its values is extremely important. Like the Wildcats, HIF is a very proud and highly successful Western Australian brand and one that is committed to looking after and rewarding its members, this demonstration of loyalty and long term commitment is a testament to the strength of our relationship and one that we are very grateful for.”
 
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80,000 West Australians are waiting to see a public hospital specialist

80,000 West Australians are waiting to see a public hospital specialist

The West Australia has reported that, "Almost 80,000 West Australians are waiting to see a public hospital specialist to find out if they need surgery, with an average waiting time of more than a year at Fiona Stanley Hospital." In fact, the waiting to wait patients who need to be assessed for surgery show that at the end of December last year, 79,517 patients were were waiting for their first appointment.
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Why Do You Need Travel Insurance?

Why Do You Need Travel Insurance?

HIF Australia
It’s that time of year again! Aussies are starting to plan their Christmas holiday travels, and typically this involves journeying by plane or boat. According to money and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au"Something that doesn't always come to mind is the importance of travel insurance. Planning your trip could be so exciting that booking insurance might even be forgotten altogether. But having protection in place is important in case something goes wrong." In her latest article for HIF, Bessie explains the the reasons why travel insurance is so important.
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