New Bupa health insurance restrictions hit 1 September 2018

Dramatic policy changes deemed by the Commonwealth Ombudsman to have been ‘poorly communicated’ have left Bupa customers with no choice but to consider their private health insurance options, the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists warned. The warning comes following the release of The Commonwealth Ombudsman’s June 2018 report into Bupa’s planned hospital policy changes, which are…

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VIC Power Saving Bonus

All Victorian households will receive a $50 bonus if they seek out a better electricity deal on Victoria’s Energy Compare website, potentially saving them additional hundreds of dollars. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will allocate $48 million in the Power Saving Bonus – which is aimed directly at getting Victorian families a better deal from power…

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$5.3B in concessions and rebates waiting for Queenslanders

Queenslanders are being encouraged to check their eligibility to a range of concessions and rebates, including the increased $340.85 annual electricity bill rebate. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government had budgeted for $5.3 billion for concessions and rebates for Queenslanders, including for energy, water, seniors, transport, health, education disability, housing and training. This is equivalent…

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