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With the cost of living always on the rise, a dependable insurance plan can not only provide peace of mind - but also may just be a life saver. Read more in the articles and stories below.

Woman must pay $1500 a week to stay alive

Because the drug she needs isn’t covered on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, a Tasmanian cancer sufferer will have to fork out $1500 a week for treatment to save her life.

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Million-dollar babies

When the end of the year nears and the holidays gear into full swing, we’re reminded of just how much our kids cost.

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Insurance Claims Paid in 2012

The risk store has compiled this table to show the contribution that the life risk industry makes to its policyholders’ families and businesses.

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Breast cancer drug available at a cost

A new drug designed for women with advanced breast cancer has officially hit the market, but the treatment will soon carry a $45,000 price tag.

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Record cost for an operation

A patient underwent a $304,119 operation for a brain aneurism in what is believed to be Australia's largest medical claim.

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Boy undergoes 5 heart operations, with little money to help

An insurance payout would have helped Olga Smitala subsidise the care and treatment of her five-year-old son, Alexandro, who suffers from a congenital heart condition.

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Selling the family home to pay for a life saving cancer drug

Diagnosed with cancer for a second time, Queenslander Greg Ostrofski says he cannot wait any longer. He will consider selling his house to pay for life saving drug treatment.

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It costs how much to raise kids?!

You’ll be amazed at just how much it costs to raise 2 kids in Australia today. Do you have enough cover in place to provide for your kids’ future?

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