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APRA releases quarterly private health insurance statistics for December 2017

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its quarterly private health insurance publications for the December 2017 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 31 December 2017:

 

December 2016 December 2017 Change
Premium revenue $22.6 billion $23.5 billion +4.2%
Total fund benefits $19.5 billion $20.2 billion +3.9%
Net profit after tax $1.32 billion $1.42 billion +7.0%
Total assets $12.6 billion $13.3 billion +5.9%

Key ratios for the private health insurance industry in the year ended 31 December 2017:

  December 2016 December 2017 Change
Gross margin 13.85% 14.10% +0.25 pp
Net margin 5.21% 5.16% -0.05 pp
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