Private health insurance to rise 5.6 per cent

Private health insurance to rise 5.6 per cent

Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has today approved an increase in the cost of Australia’s private health insurance.

The announcement is part of an annual review of private health insurance premiums, following two months of consultations between the government and major industry bodies.

Ms Plibersek says the cost of insurance will rise by an average of of 5.6 per cent, in line with previous years.

She says this equates to around $1.70 a week more for singles, and a rise of $3.70 a week for families.

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