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Budget 2017: Key issues for doctors

For members of Doctors’ Health Fund, CEO Peter Aroney advises that there are no surprises in the Private Health space and there is no change to the current level of the private health insurance rebate or the medicare levy surcharge. The Government will continue to work on prosthesis reform in the coming months.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Categories: Industry News

Tags: Budget, Budget 2017

Celebrating 40 years


Doctors’ Health Fund, the health insurer created exclusively for the medical community, is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2017. Some highlights from our proud history demonstrate the central role our unique membership has played in making the fund what it is today.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Categories: From Your Fund, Industry News

Tags: 40th birthday, history of the fund

There’s more to your cover than meets the eye


When it comes to understanding out of pocket expenses, knowing what treatments are covered in a health insurance policy is only half the story. The other half is about the performance of the policy.

Friday, 17 February 2017

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Gold, silver, bronze classification may not be the answer


Doctors' Health Fund CEO Peter Aroney argues for greater transparency around the performance of health insurance products at the time of purchase. He says the proposed update to product classifications is only a partial solution for protecting consumers from being stuck with bills they weren’t expecting.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Prostheses pricing reform a small win


In October the federal government announced price reductions to a number of lens, hip, knee and cardiac medical devices (prostheses) effective from February 2017. We explain what this means in the context of next year’s premiums and the direction of industry reform.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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