by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
Journeys : Jun Jul 2012
Private health insurance – three good reasons to have it Having private health insurance can bring great piece of mind and benefits. Here are three reasons to consider getting covered with RACT Health Insurance. 1. You will have access to private hospitals with shorter average waiting times and your choice of doctor. Consumers can visit the MyHospitals website to check the waiting times for hospitals in their area. 2. Avoid paying extra tax through the Medicare Levy Surcharge if you’re ear ning above the Medicare Lev y Threshold. For 2012/13 if you expect your taxable income to be more than $84,000 for singles and $168,000 for couples, single parents and families you could be paying additional tax. 3. Lock in your certified age of entry and avoid paying a Lifetime Health Cover loading if you join private hospital cover by 1 July follow ing your 31st birthday. As with any other insurance, you hope you never need to use it. If you do, it’s nice to know that you’re covered for the best available treatment with RACT Health Insurance. From time to time, the Government may also make changes to some health insurance rules such as the Medicare Levy surcharge and federal gover nment rebate. For up to date information and updates about your health insurance; please visit our website ract.com.au/healthinsurance RACT support for Wildlife Rescue Training A s we head into the dark and chilly season, it’s a great time to remind ourselves to ‘Slow Down, Dusk to Daw n’, a message as important for our own safety as it is for local wildlife. Greg Irons is the owner of Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and passionate driver of the ‘Friends of Carers, Friends of Critters and Free of Charge’ community wildlife rescue program (known as F.O.C .). He recently teamed up with the Hobart City Council to prov ide another Wildlife Rescue Training Course, giving community members the basic skills required to get involved in helping injured animals. Once trained for Bonorong’s FOC program, participants can register to become part of the rescue team that is spread across Hobart and beyond. To get involved or to receive more information about other ways to help email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6268 1184. Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuar y and Hobart City Council would especially like to thank R ACT, who supported this event. For a free Slow Down Dusk To Dawn bumper sticker, please call into any RACT branch or email Donna at RACT email@example.com Apologies, our mistake In the last issue of Journeys we directed readers to a website for further information about diabetes. We missed out the three critical letters ‘tas’ in the website address. It should have been ww w.diabetestas.com.au Read Journeys online R esponding to a recent email survey, some members asked whether they could opt-out from receiving their printed copy of Journe ys and access an electronic copy instead. The answer is yes! To cancel your magazine, just call Lindy George on 6236 4311 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org – then find the full version of Jour neys on the R ACT website at w w w.ract.com.au. We’re also working on a Jour ne ys app for tablets and smartphones – more details to follow in coming months. In our community Winter once-over – do it now! W inter is the season requiring most care and preparation if you’re to stay safe and avoid an incident on wet or icy roads. If you haven’t already done so, now’s the time to give your car a winter once-over. Check your tyres – do they have adequate tread for winter conditions? Check coolant levels and test your battery – lights, heaters and wipers put higher demands on the electr ical system. At Eastlands recently, R ACT patrollers gave free winter checks to dozens of motorists – tyres, batteries and cooling systems were the three most common problems they found. 8 June / July 2012
Apr May 2012
Aug Sep 2012