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I'm young: Why would I take out health insurance?
As a young person, you're probably living in the now. The future is looming on the horizon, a kaleidoscope of seemingly endless possibilities and unique experiences, but perhaps you don't think too much about it as yet. And that's only natural. But what if we told you that health insurance is a gift you can give to 'future you'?
Five steps to winter wellness
The cold season is here, which means shorter days, cooler nights, and perhaps waning motivation. But before you go into 'hibernation mode', we collated some handy winter wellness tips from some of New Zealand's top insurers - to help you kick your immune system into gear and chase away the winter blues.
Pre-existing condition(s)? Yes, insurance may still be possible
Looking for new cover? If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may be wondering how it may affect your new insurance application
Health insurance for kids
Health insurance for children is an easy way to safeguard their future.
Do you know what you can claim?
Claim time can be a stressful time for anyone, but it's also when the value of having insurance really comes to life. So here are some pointers to help you make the most of your cover - by knowing when to claim on it.
A day in the life of a good sleeper
We all know how vital a good night's sleep is: there are simply too many health benefits to mention. Sure, some people are born sleepers - (pun alert!) they can do it with their eyes closed. Others, though, not so much.
Health insurance through the life stages
Young and single or retiree? Is your family growing - or are your children flying the nest? Health insurance can give you faster access to private healthcare at any stages of life.
DHB surgery backlog: How to get faster access to care
In New Zealand, we're certainly lucky to rely on low-cost access to public healthcare, especially when it comes to emergencies. But when it comes to non-urgent care, access to treatment often involves long waits — and the pandemic has exacerbated this issue.
SmartCare+ is Accuro's top rated individual product for those who make their health a priority. The SmartCare range has been recommended by consumer experts for best product and price as well as highest customer satisfaction since its launch in 2008.
When and why do I need to review my cover?
When was the last time you reviewed your cover? Many things can change in life, and sometimes, these changes happen very quickly. Whether it's a big milestone or something seemingly small, each life event can affect your finances, your goals, and insurance needs.
We're working towards a healthier New Zealand, empowering all Kiwis to live healthier lives.
UltraCare is a premium surgical and healthcare plan for those who want the highest level of cover.
Health insurance claim limits
These limits are the maximum your insurer will pay if you were to claim on a surgery.
Does health insurance work overseas?
New Zealand health insurance cover won`t protect you.
What is health insurance?
Health insurance is a way to avoid public waiting lists, and access top medical care when you need it.
New Zealand's best little health insurer
Accuro is a New Zealand-owned, not for profit insurer. We put our 30,000 members before financial gain.
What is a health insurance exclusion?
Depending on your medical history you may find an exclusion on your insurance.
Will New Zealand health insurance work in Australia?
Some insurance companies offer health cover in both New Zealand and Australia.
At nib, Health Comes First and we believe that health insurance should be easy to understand, easy to claim on and most of all good value.
Health insurance for 50-plus
Some may say that life begins at 50. It's when you're most likely to reap the fruits of your hard work. A big part of your mortgage may be paid off. And if you have kids, they might be achieving their own financial independence.
Have you "outgrown" your insurance?
"Change is the only constant in life" - you've probably heard this quote before. And if you're in the second half of life, chances are you've already experienced some of life's biggest changes. Children grow up and become independent, the amount you owe on your mortgage shrinks, and your last day of work gets closer.
Getting cover for non-Pharmac medical treatments
Insurance is all about having flexibility and choice, and when it comes to taking care of your health, there's no such thing as "too many treatment options".
Frequently asked questions
Some frequently asked questions about health insurance
What is a health insurance excess?
Your excess amount is the part of your claim that you agree to pay.
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