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John Connor

Insurance

Does my travel insurance cover me for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

All travel insurance policies are different but most have exclusions for pandemics like Coronavirus (COVID-19). Check your product disclosure statement and any government “do not travel” advice before you travel!

Posted on 
Mar 13, 2021
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John Connor
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Insurance

The budget and private health insurance

The dust has now settled on the federal budget but little has been said about how it will impact private health insurance. The team at ExtrasJar is here to give you the lowdown on a key change announced in the budget and how it may impact you and your family.

Posted on 
Oct 26, 2020
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John Connor
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Financial Health

Tax and private health insurance explained

You will often come across terms like “lifetime loading”, “medicare surcharge” or “government rebate” when signing up to a private health insurance policy or completing your tax return. The team at ExtrasJar explains these terms below to help you understand how they may affect you and the amount of tax you pay.

Posted on 
Jul 13, 2020
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John Connor
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Insurance

1 in 15 people aged 25 to 29 dropped private health insurance last year. Will the industry survive?

With the pandemic reducing income for everyday Australians and many health services being unavailable due to the lock down, thousands of young people have dropped their private health insurance. Will the industry survive or is reform needed?

Posted on 
May 24, 2020
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John Connor
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Household CFO

The mother’s dilemma - which child uses my health care limits?

When it comes to health insurance extras, we are faced with a dilemma, which child uses the family limits and which child goes without? There are alternatives which need to be discussed.

Posted on 
May 18, 2020
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John Connor
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Investments

When will the economy recover?

Equity markets have rallied off their lows during April 2020 and the rate of recovery will be closely watched as new economic policies are introduced and restrictions are lifted. The extent to which consumer sentiment rebounds will be a key driver of the shape of recovery.

Posted on 
May 1, 2020
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John Connor
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Insurance

Are insurers trying to profit from the toilet paper saga?

As the health insurance industry struggles to retain customers because of rising insurance premiums, it would seem that some insurers have resorted to questionable conduct to attract new customers.

Posted on 
Mar 14, 2020
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John Connor
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Media Releases

The Investible Games and ExtrasJar

The Investible Games and ExtrasJar

Posted on 
Mar 1, 2020
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John Connor
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Household CFO

Should I save for my own health care extras rather than use insurance?

Should I save for my own health care extras rather than use insurance? I have come to the conclusion health care extras are not worth it and I now save for my own health care extras instead.

Posted on 
Sep 16, 2019
  by
John Connor
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