The Pros and Cons of Using a Preferred Provider Service

If you make a claim on your health insurance, your claim will only be successful if your health insurance provider recognises the provider you have decided to use. When an insurance provider recognises a provider, they will often have arrangements for payment which can help to reduce the cost of treatment. A preferred provider service offers a number of benefits and disadvantages compared to other healthcare options. Below is a guide to everything you need to know. [Read More]

2 Vital Health-Related Tasks To Complete Before You Leave For Your Bali Holiday

Bali is an incredibly popular destination for Australian holidaymakers. The beautiful scenery, rich culture and friendly people coupled with the close proximity to Australia and inexpensive travel costs mean that well over a million Aussies visit the island each year. Unfortunately, it's not always cocktails and relaxing for many visitors. Many people become unwell during their Bali trip, usually caused by gastrointestinal illnesses from foods and drinks or exposure to exotic diseases such as malaria, rabies and dengue fever. [Read More]

Where and When To Go For Skin Tests To Check For Cancer

Most Australians are absolutely well informed about the need for skin tests to check for cancer but have no idea when and where they should go for those tests. Here is some information to help you determine the suitable time and location you should go for skin cancer checks. When Should You Go For Skin Tests? You should go for skin tests at least once every year. A check by a physician is crucial because he does more than visually examine your skin. [Read More]

Two Simple Ways to Keep Your Healthcare Costs Low

If you're on a tight budget and would like to minimise the amount you spend on healthcare, here are two tips which may help you to do this. Live a healthy, active lifestyle One of the most effective ways to reduce your risk of having to pay costly medical bills in the future is to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. A huge number of the most common health conditions that affect people today are directly correlated with unhealthy lifestyle choices. [Read More]