How to be more prepared for an election in 2019
Insurance industry jobs: The number of people who work in the insurance industry has been on a steady rise since 2014, with an average of 11,000 people working for insurance companies in 2016.
The figures are expected to increase by about 1,000 in 2019.
Insurance industry fees: The average fee charged by insurers to customers has risen by about 6.5 per cent over the past five years, to $20.19 per visit.
However, the average annual increase has been lower than average for the insurance sector overall.
The average annual premium increase is about $1,500.
Health insurance: A majority of Australians have a health insurance policy, and almost two-thirds of those people have one or more health insurance policies.
The majority of people with a health policy pay the full premium, with the average premium for a single policy paying $2,200.