News and Media Releases | Bupa (health-insurance)

2018
07
June
2018
Bupa says it will be contacting customers to ensure they've understood previously announced changes regarding the removal of minimum benefits paid for some services, highlighting what the change involves and how affected customers can upgrade if they...
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05
June
2018
Bupa has strengthened its ties with the local community in Melbourne’s west, with in-store language support for Vietnamese and Hindi speakers at a new store in Sunshine. ...
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05
April
2018
Consumers are being left in the dark by hospitals and specialists when it comes to out-of-pocket costs, according to a report by a prominent consumer group. ...
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26
March
2018
While the majority of doctors are doing the right thing, patients should be told when a doctor's fee will be higher than usual and they need to be able to know why. ...
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15
March
2018
An inspirational 33-year-old stroke survivor is attempting to walk around the entire country on a ‘Stroll 4 Stroke’ to raise money for medical research and help teach people about the early stroke warning signs. ...
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07
March
2018
Bupa has reassured health insurance customers they will still be able to use the Medical Gap Scheme in public hospitals under the new changes, if they pre-book their treatment as a private patient at least two working days before admission.  ...
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05
March
2018
There has been a lot of discussion about changes Bupa has announced to the ‘Medical Gap Scheme’, with many of our customers asking what it means for their cover. Here are answers to some of the most common questions. ...
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05
March
2018
The scaremongering around ‘managed care’ could not be further from the truth.  ...
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02
March
2018
This year Bupa has decided to follow the practice of many other large private health insurers and removed payment for what is called ‘minimum benefits’. ...
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27
February
2018
Bupa’s Head of Customer Value, Tim Strahan, explains how if you're a full time student aged between 21 and 25, you can remain on your parents’ Health Insurance cover at no extra cost. ...
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22
February
2018
Improving the health system and cutting unnecessary expenses is better than finger pointing for rising costs, says Dr Dwayne Crombie, Bupa Australia’s Managing Director of Health Insurance. ...
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25
January
2018
Bupa today announced an average health insurance premium increase of 3.99 per cent in 2018, the lowest such increase in 16 years. Following today’s approval by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, the change will take effect from 1 April 2018. ...
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03
January
2018
Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director of Bupa Health Insurance, discusses why comparator websites should be more transparent about their commissions and the impact that has on premiums. ...
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2017
17
December
2017
Bupa, Australia’s largest health and care group, has announced an innovative pilot that will see new parents receive no out of pocket costs directly related to midwifery and obstetrician fees.  ...
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02
November
2017
The Federal Government says it’s looking closely at how state run hospitals are charging privately insured patients for public admissions. ...
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13
October
2017
Bupa answers some frequently asked questions to help you understand the private health insurance reforms, announced today by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. ...
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12
October
2017
Bupa today welcomed the private health insurance reforms made by Minister for Health, The Honourable Greg Hunt, MP, and commended the government for taking action to improve affordability and accessibility for health insurance customers. ...
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02
October
2017
As cost of living pressures mount, Bupa has revealed that the average customer could be almost $600* a year better off simply by being more selective about where they go for dental, physiotherapy and chiropractic treatments. ...
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28
August
2017
Dr Dwayne Crombie, Managing Director of Bupa's Health Insurance, responds to comments about private health insurance made by Australian Medical Association President Dr Michael Gannon at the National Press Club. ...
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25
August
2017
Listening to what our customers want is the best way to cut through the noise in private health insurance, says Justin James, Director, Customer Growth, Bupa Australia & New Zealand. ...
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21
August
2017
Figures showing a jump in private patients being treated in public hospital emergency rooms prompt the Federal Government to demand change. ...
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29
July
2017
Australia’s largest health insurer, Bupa, is again urging large scale reform of the health system to bring costs down and improve affordability. ...
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17
July
2017
In a letter to the ANZ Journal of Surgery, Dr Chris Dalton, the National Medical Director for Bupa ANZ asks why are so many knee arthroscopies still being performed? ...
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28
June
2017
Are you likely to need to take out private health insurance to avoid Lifetime Health Cover loading? ...
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29
May
2017
While the health benefits of sports are well known, Bupa has released figures showing the costs of common sports injuries. ...
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21
April
2017
Australians are turning to private health funds to combat healthcare costs, writes Dwayne Crombie, and Bupa is up to the challenge ...
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18
April
2017
Bupa is helping to provide people with choices on how and where they want to receive palliative care. ...
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10
April
2017
Listen to Dwayne Crombie, Bupa's Managing Director of Health Insurance, chat to 774 ABC Melbourne's Jon Faine ...
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03
April
2017
Listen to Bupa's Managing Director of Health Insurance Dwayne Crombie chat to 4BC's Ben Davis and answer listener questions ...
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30
March
2017
Bupa's Managing Director of Health Insurance Dwayne Crombie joined 6PR's Morning Show host Gareth Parker on 30 March 2017. ...
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