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Australian health insurance statistics 2018

Your data compendium for everything from complaints and premium rises to the most claimed for extras services and most popular policy types by state or territory.

As the cost of private health insurance continues to rise in line with spiralling healthcare costs, recent surveys indicate widespread public dissatisfaction with health funds. They also indicate that a growing number of people are thinking about reducing or ending their cover.

But do the figures support this? Let's take a look at the latest health insurance statistics from the side of industry and consumer to see how health funds are performing, who has cover, what they’re getting in return for it and whether Australians really are ditching their health insurance.

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Industry statistics covered

    • Health funds by market share
    • Average annual policy premium
    • Average health fund admin fees per policy
    • Industry premium price rises for 2017
    • Health fund premium rises since 2010
    • Complaints by market share

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Consumer statistics covered

    • Percentage of Australians covered by age
    • Percentage of Australians covered by region
    • The type of cover people are getting
    • The most popular extras services
    • Average out-of-pocket expenses
    • Australians dropping cover

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If you have any queries about these statistics, please contact Sophie Walsh either by emailing sophie.walsh@finder.com or calling 0404 576 822.


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