News With the majority of TPD claims made for psychological concerns, GP Dr James Antoniadis sees a major red flag about the state of mental health care. Dr James Antoniadis believes the numbers reflect ‘people’s expectations of mental health and what they’re able to achieve in the form of treatment’. Advocates have long been concerned about the health insurance industry potentially discriminating against people with psychological problems, despite the fact mental health concerns are on the rise within the Australian population . New data compiled by the Financial Services Council (FSC) and KPMG Australia around the underlying causes of claims for total and permanent disability (TPD) reflects this rise, finding that mental health conditions are the basis for the majority of claims, at 24.1%. The statistics also reflect an unusual situation in the insurance industry in that a majority of these claims – 91%, slightly higher than claims for […]