Private health insurance increases



CPI vs private health insurance premium growth since 2008

2008

Average premiums: 0%

Average premiums (rebated): 0%

Consumer Price Index: 0%

2009

Average premiums: 6%

Average premiums (rebated): 6%

Consumer Price Index: 2.4%

2010

Average premiums: 12.1%

Average premiums (rebated): 12.1%

Consumer Price Index: 5.4%

2011

Average premiums: 18.4%

Average premiums (rebated): 18.4%

Consumer Price Index: 8.9%

2012

Average premiums: 24.4%

Average premiums (rebated): 24.4%

Consumer Price Index: 10.6%

2013

Average premiums: 31.3%

Average premiums (rebated): 31.3%

Consumer Price Index: 13.4%

2014

Average premiums: 41.4%

Average premiums (rebated): 39.5%

Consumer Price Index: 16.7%

2015

Average premiums: 52.7%

Average premiums (rebated): 48.1%

Consumer Price Index: 18.3%

2016

Average premiums: 63.5%

Average premiums (rebated): 56.4%

Consumer Price Index: 19.8%

2017

Average premiums: 73.5%

Average premiums (rebated): 63.9%

Consumer Price Index: 22.4%

2018

Average premiums: 81.5%

Average premiums (rebated): 70.3%

Consumer Price Index: Not available

Sources: ABS, Department of Health
Annual CPI change based on March quarter values
2018 premium values based on 3.9% growth prediction

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