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Increase In Health Insurance Premium Likely In Australia

... spokeswoman Julia Gillard. "No one likes to see premiums go up in this sector. The funds are only allowed to increase premiums to the extent it is strictly necessary to maintain services and preserve capital adequacy," said fed...

Australian Health funds stand accused

...terday that it had lodged a submission to increase premiums as the Howard Government prepares to consider a sh...fended the right of health funds to increase their premiums for the fifth consecutive year. Under changes introducing by the Government, funds no longer have to...

Insurers Want Breast Cancer Test Results

Insurers in Britain are planning to impose higher premiums on women who have not tested themselves for breast cancer. Insurers have approached government regulators in this regard and are asking that women test themselves for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations,// which play a huge role in the development ...

Health insurance in the future would depend on genetic test results

...anies. Insurers wanted to use the tests to lower premiums to those who were free from certain genetic predispositions to particular illnesses than from those with bad news printed in their genetic makeup. But the disadvantage is that this would lead to families being left penniless and homeless when a bread...

HIV Patient Who Turned 50, Alive and Going Strong

..., and cover her combined life and health insurance premiums if she lived longer than two years. When she died,... premiums. This is because as she turned 50 health premiums jumped to $29,000 a year, money the self-employed woman does not have. Without the insurance, she sa...

Doctors to Reveal Gap Fees Charges to Patients

...whether to completely de-regulate health insurance premiums is under consideration. A proposal to put health insurance packages outside the 30% rebate provided it included acupuncture and gym membership was rejected by the Federal Cabinet....

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

...em that would include reducing medical malpractice premiums that have to be paid by doctors in cases of neglig...ry and obstetrics and gynecology - the malpractice premiums have gone sky high," Swaminathan told IANS. "Moreover, Medicare reimbursements are a concern. So, a...

Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms

...em that would include reducing medical malpractice premiums that have to be paid by doctors in cases of neglig...ry and obstetrics and gynecology - the malpractice premiums have gone sky high," Swaminathan told IANS. "Moreover, Medicare reimbursements are a concern. So, ...

Health Insurance Plans Varies among States

...rkers) pay an average 18% more in health insurance premiums than those in the largest firms (1,000+ workers), ...th actuarial value and adjusted cost. The adjusted premiums are 25% higher for indemnity plans and 18% higher for preferred provider organization (PPO) plans th...

Health Expert Has Urged Public Sectors To Stop Investing In ITC

...charges smokers extra when it comes to calculating premiums on their policies, but deposits the very same money in ITC. It is time that the government of India takes active steps in coming clean and disassociate itself from the tobacco industry." Soman, in 2000, had sent a memorandum signed by nearly one mi...

Doctors Suggest Tax on High Calorie Diet to Deter Intake

...Life insurance companies are considering increased premiums for overweight clients as they suffer from increased rates of heart disease and cancer. ...

Cancer Patients Discriminated Against By Insurance Industry

... travel insurance or are being asked to pay higher premiums even when they can prove they are disease free. A survey conducted by the charity found that 90 percent of cancer sufferers were being denied the insurance. But insurers say that it is not only cancer patients, but anyone with a pre-existing condit...

Keep Australia's GP Workforce Numbers Healthy, AMA Urges

... more time with their patients, ensuring indemnity premiums are not disproportionately high for part-time doctors, keeping general practice financially competitive with other specialisations and supporting GP-led healthcare teams. "GPs look after the health of all Australians. Let's make sure Australia loo...

Medicare Sends out Reimbursement Checks Erroneously

...hecks which erroneously reimburse them for monthly premiums that they paid for prescription drug coverage this...dministration would no longer be deducting monthly premiums for drug coverage from their Social Security check. Medicare officials claim that they caught the...

Malpractice Worry Discouraging Medical Students From Taking Up Obstetrics And Gynecology

...dent concerns about the rising cost of malpractice premiums and medical liability in Florida may contribute to...st expensive average base rate medical malpractice premiums for obstetrician-gynecologists, according to the Medical Liability Monitor. The USF authors acknow...

Medicare Premiums to be Higher Next Year

...dicare coverage of seniors next year. Besides this premiums for the wealthier// beneficiaries will increase by...han $160,000 for married couples) will pay monthly premiums of $106 to $162.10, depending on income. According to a change instituted by Congress as part of th...

Premiums for Health insurance Soar

An annual survey of employers has revealed that premiums for employer-based health insurance has risen over...at employers pay toward single and family coverage premiums - 84 percent and 73 percent, respectively - is virtually unchanged over the last few years.Smaller f...

Obstacles to Reducing Human Injury and Death Due to Medical Error

...the connection between medical liability insurance premiums and the volume of both insurance claims and medica...lpractice lawsuits. American physicians argue that premiums have risen to unsustainable levels. In Japan, malpractice liability premiums do not vary depending o...

Private Health Care: A Bigger Boom

...ed nearly $1 billion in profits this year, to keep premiums down in the lead-up to the federal election. Australian-Industry sources expect increases being sought by individual funds to range between 3.5 per cent and 6 per cent, with the average between 4 and 5 per cent. It is expected that the membership...

Tax Exemption on Health Insurance Premiums, Health is Wealth Indeed!

... wealth. Employees will be permitted to pay health premiums which will be exempted from tax. The proposal is an important government agenda to ensure that heath insurance is reachable to the approximate 6.5 million Californians who are unable to afford the coverage presently. With the new proposal the emplo...

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