As a paramedic, Natalie Glaser has a highly stressful job, with long hours and shift work.Key points: Natalie Glaser was put onto a basic cover that excluded about 72 per cent of procedures she was once covered for Like millions of health fund members, Ms Glaser's cover was changed as part of a new system to help customers get better value She received an email advising of the changes, but ignored it believing it was just marketing material from her fund
She went to her GP, complaining of an upset stomach.
"I was really scared as well, and I still am scared," she told PM.
But when …
"It just keeps going up and up. It's exorbitant actually," she said.
Yearly building insurance price hikes have pushed up her body corporate fees, in a unit complex where many of the residents are pensioners or self-funded retirees.
His only small comfort during the worst of the downturn was the belief his insurance policy covered him for this exact kind of revenue shock.
His insurer believed otherwise.
Australians have been warned to check their superannuation balances after severe increases in insurance premiums come into effect by the end of the year.
Funds have blamed government legislation designed to sweep away inequities in the super system for the increases in premiums, which can range from double-digit increases on death and disability cover to more than 60% for income protection insurance in some schemes.
But with millions of workers not regularly checking their super accounts for new fees and charges, consumer advocates have warned that people could be paying for expensive cover that they do not want or need.ATO to review super protections for victims of domestic violence under Coalition's early access scheme Read more