insurance

Major health insurers using “sneaky” loopholes to up costs, analysis finds

Half of Australians have private health insurance, with many paying steep premiums for top hospital cover. Currently health insurers can apply to increase premiums only once a year with the Health Minister’s approval. But according to a consumer advocacy group, major health insurers are using “sneaky” loopholes to boost costs of top hospital cover, beyond …

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Hardening insurance market pricing out artists and arts workers

Artist insurance is a vital part of safe working conditions for people in the arts.  But this important coverage was recently threatened. Local community and insurance services including QBE Insurance made changes to their policies so that artists could no longer use equipment that produce and open flame for example, among other things.  Artists remain …

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