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APRA releases its Quarterly Private Health Insurance Statistics for June 2018

Thursday 16 August 2018

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its quarterly private health insurance publications for the June 2018 quarter.

The publications provide industry aggregate summaries of key financial and membership statistics for the private health insurance industry.   

Key performance statistics for the private health insurance industry in the year ended 30 June 2018:

  June 2017 June 2018 Change
Premium revenue $23.1 billion $23.9 billion +3.6%
Total fund benefits $19.8 billion $20.5 billion +3.4%
Net profit after tax $1.40 billion $1.37 billion -1.7%
Total assets $13.8 billion $14.4 billion +4.6%

Key ratios for the private health insurance industry in the year ended 30 June 2018:

  June 2017 June 2018 Change
Gross margin 14.01% 14.16% +0.15 pp
Net margin 5.13% 5.22% +0.09 pp

Copies of the June 2018 quarterly publications are available on the APRA website at: https://www.apra.gov.au/publications.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.