Why is my premium rise different to the industry average reported in the media?
The industry average is calculated using figures from every health insurer, in every state. It's just a standardised figure. There are several factors that influence your premium, like which state you live in, the kind of cover you have, the excess you've chosen, and the general claiming pattern of members. Your premium could also be impacted by the Australian Government Rebate on private health insurance and the Lifetime Health Cover loading.