News and Media Releases - Bupa Australia and NZ | Bupa (,release)

2019
19
July
2019
| 07:56 Australia/Melbourne
A mental health expert has praised Instagram’s decision to trial the removal of the tally of ‘likes’ on posts, following a major shake up to the way users engage on the platform. ...
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19
July
2019
| 05:19 Australia/Melbourne
Gerald Marion has been appointed Bupa Australia and New Zealand’s Chief Customer and Strategy Officer. ...
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12
July
2019
| 00:00 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa has officially commenced operations under the Australian Defence Force Health Services contract following a 6 month handover. ...
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11
July
2019
| 07:32 Australia/Melbourne
A catchy new song written by kids, for kids, is bringing a life-saving message to Aboriginal communities at risk of rheumatic heart disease. ...
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03
July
2019
| 00:45 Australia/Melbourne
As Australia’s flu season gets off to a deadly start, Big Issue vendors around the country have rolled up their sleeves to receive a free flu vaccination donated by Bupa. One of them, Mark, shares his story. ...
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24
June
2019
| 03:28 Australia/Melbourne
Australia is becoming a nation reliant on spare parts and tune ups for our bodies with health insurer Bupa revealing knee and hip replacements were the most expensive claim items in 2018. ...
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17
June
2019
| 09:49 Australia/Melbourne
A new online community helping people over 55 make friends is exploding in popularity, thanks to a mother and son who were concerned about the loneliness epidemic. They’ve also created a new app to help people let their loved ones know they’re OK.  ...
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12
June
2019
| 10:18 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa today announced that Bryan Mogridge ONZM has been appointed as Chairman of Bupa Australia and New Zealand following the resignation of the Honourable Nicola Roxon. ...
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11
June
2019
| 07:25 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa has apologised to customers and arranged refunds after a direct debit fault resulted in some people being double charged for their health insurance premiums.  ...
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03
June
2019
| 10:55 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa's Managing Director Dr Dwayne Crombie has weighed in on a new independent report highlighting the urgent need for change within Australia's health system. ...
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03
June
2019
| 05:22 Australia/Melbourne
These days 96 year old former pilot Frank Dell can be found soaring through the hallways of Bupa Aged Care in St Ives. But in the past, he was just as familiar with flying high over Germany in World War II as he was with carrying Royals. ...
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31
May
2019
| 07:55 Australia/Melbourne
For National Reconciliation Week, we asked members of our reconciliation working group to reflect on the theme 'grounded in truth, walk together with courage'.  Listen to Stacey Beckers, Caitlin Bennett and Majella Casson discuss what reconciliati...
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30
May
2019
| 01:40 Australia/Melbourne
A new player is helping to answer Australia’s most ‘googled’ health queries, with Bupa launching Health Link. The website has been designed to provide people with the health information they’re looking for and connect them to tools, services and supp...
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28
May
2019
| 08:58 Australia/Melbourne
Children and elderly people are forging meaningful relationships at Bupa Aged Care Ashfield through an intergenerational playgroup, making senior residents feel young again. WATCH ...
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27
May
2019
| 06:23 Australia/Melbourne
From high-powered executives to frontline health professionals and construction workers, there’s one sweet incentive getting Australian workers prepared for flu season - lollipops. But, it appears not all flavours are considered equal. ...
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24
May
2019
| 04:15 Australia/Melbourne
Health insurer Bupa has used National Palliative Care Week to encourage innovation and partnerships across the health sector, to help give choice and information to people facing palliative care. ...
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21
May
2019
| 01:59 Australia/Melbourne
With the federal election result settled, health insurers say they’re focussed on providing value for members and keeping costs down.  ...
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17
May
2019
| 04:32 Australia/Melbourne
Health insurer Bupa today revealed customers had saved more than $18 million in out-of-pocket dental costs in the six months since it launched a new gap free dental scheme, Members First Platinum. ...
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17
May
2019
| 02:41 Australia/Melbourne
At a time when almost half of all LGBTIQ+ people feel the need to hide their sexual identity at work, read how Bupa’s Pride Network and Pride Champions are turning that around. ...
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14
May
2019
| 05:58 Australia/Melbourne
Housing stability in the first 1000 days of a child’s development has a potential economic benefit of $3 billion annually, according to new research from PwC and the Strong Foundation. ...
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02
May
2019
| 03:55 Australia/Melbourne
Twin sisters Concie Marshall & Leila Moag have made it to their 100th birthdays side by side, both still sharp, witty and surrounded by love. They share their secret to longevity, and it’s not something you would ever guess. ...
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01
May
2019
| 02:52 Australia/Melbourne
Health insurer Bupa announced today it will move to digital membership cards, a change that will save the creation of more than one million membership cards and up to 5,000kg of plastic annually. ...
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26
April
2019
| 05:15 Australia/Melbourne
For the first time, the World Health Organisation has released guidelines on screen time, physical activity and sleep for children under five, saying it's time to bring back a focus on playing. Amongst the recommendations, no screen time for toddlers...
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24
April
2019
| 07:32 Australia/Melbourne
With an average age of over 90, there are only a small portion of Australia’s World War II veterans, such as Ken Crawford, who are still alive. ...
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18
April
2019
| 13:00 Australia/Melbourne
Having seen first-hand the value of making websites accessible to people with a disability, Bupa Front End Developer Megan Bouchier is a passionate advocate for ensuring everyone can use Bupa's online resources. She and her team have put accessibilit...
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16
April
2019
| 02:34 Australia/Melbourne
Bupa confirmed today it has reimbursed aged care residents and proactively engaged with regulators, including the ACCC, after a 2018 internal review found residents in a limited number of its care homes were not receiving Extra Services as intended. ...
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08
April
2019
| 02:58 Australia/Melbourne
Laughter echoed throughout the Bupa Bankstown aged care home as Western Sydney Wanderers players Josh Risdon, Marc Tokich, Jaushua Sotiro and Daniel Nijic lifted the spirits of residents. ...
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05
April
2019
| 06:37 Australia/Melbourne
A sewing group at Bupa Aged Care Tumut is not only providing residents with the skills to make their own clothing but is helping them to patch the gap between young and old. ...
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02
April
2019
| 03:15 Australia/Melbourne
For the first time in almost 20 years, Bupa Health Insurance customers can now choose a higher hospital excess in return for a lower premium. Customers under 30 will also automatically start receiving new aged-based discounts.  ...
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01
April
2019
| 12:22 Australia/Melbourne
Teachers say the first year of the new Kids Helpline @ School Wellbeing program, funded by Bupa, has been a huge success. The emotional wellbeing program was delivered to 204 schools around Australia, almost 3 times the target number. ...
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