Saturday, February 06, 2016

End PHI consumers paying more for less - ADA

The Australian Dental Association will continue to tell the public that private health insurance premium increases have consistently been higher than the cost of living.

Commenting on a call by Health Minister Ms Sussan Ley for more information from the insurers to justify their annual increases, Association President Dr Rick Olive said: “For years the dental profession have been pointing out that private health insurers’ premiums have been rising but the overall amount they actually rebate back to policy holders for dental treatment has hardly improved”.

ADA claims that most people with general treatment policies are paying higher premiums but are not seeing rebates for dental treatment increase commensurate to the extra amount they pay for their policies.

"The Minister cannot allow consumers to pay more for less," Dr Olive said.