AMA - Private Health Insurance Report Card 2018

The button link provides access to the latest AMA’s annual series of Report Cards on private health insurance. It continues to be designed to assist patients/consumers by highlighting the differences in private health insurance policies and the operations of funds

The Report Card provides you with some indicators to help choose the right cover, noting that what is important in a health insurance product differs for each individual or family. Areas of interest include the heading titles listed below…

PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AUSTRALIA

  • How health care is funded
  • Premiums
  • Cover
  • Policies with restrictions
  • Out of pocket costs related to doctors’ fees
  • No gap and known gap
  • BUPA’s new gap arrangements in 2018 – reducing choice

BENEFIT SCHEDULES AND OUT OF POCKET COSTS (GAPS)

  • Changes in benefits
  • State-based comparison of gaps.
  • Gaps

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PERFORMANCE

  • Growth in profits
  • Growth in exclusions
  • Growth in complaints

TREATMENT OF PRIVATE PATIENTS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS

PUBLISHING DOCTORS’ FEES

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE HEALTH INSURERS AND THEIR PRODUCTS