Private health insurance report 2017-18

This report analyses key competition and consumer developments and trends in the private health insurance industry between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, including ACCC enforcement and other actions relating to the health sector.

In the report, the ACCC acknowledges that its observations are made in the context of ongoing implementation of a series of reforms to the sector, with the aim of making private health insurance simpler and more affordable.

It is the 20th report prepared by the ACCC in compliance with an order agreed to by the Australian Senate, requiring the ACCC to provide a report on: '… any anti-competitive practices by health insurers or providers, which reduce the extent of health cover for consumers and increase their out-of-pocket medical and other expenses.'