KiwiSaver-style incentives to boost health insurance coverage would ease the burden on the public health system and help more New Zealanders get access to surgery, Health Funds Association says.
New data shows thousands more people missed out on surgical assessments in the December quarter.
"Health has had massive funding injections from Government but the system can't cope by tax funding alone. People are falling through the cracks in the public system, while we have a private health insurance system which is massively underutilised, with just 29% of people covered," chief executive, Roger Styles said...MORE»
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Insurers say competition and pressure from advisers is forcing them to come up with better policies than those offered by banks.MORE»
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Fidelity Life has named a new chief executive to replace Milton Jennings - and the successful candidate is from another life company.MORE»
A decision not to pursue explicit commission restrictions has been welcomed by New Zealand insurers.MORE»
I get sick of reading articles in mainstream media about premiums being higher than claims and this being considered a bad thing.MORE»
Insurers say there has been strong demand for products that require no underwriting.MORE»
Adviser associations are hoping the Financial Markets Authority will act quickly on any instances of bad behaviour among insurance advisers.MORE»
[SPONSORED CONTENT] Not-for-profit health insurer Accuro, is celebrating 45 years taking care of New Zealanders – a huge milestone for the organisation that was started in the Wellington offices of the Hospital Boards’ Association in the old DIC building in Lambton Quay.MORE»