More young New Zealanders are taking out health insurance policies, new Health Funds Association figures show.
The number of lives covered by health insurance rose 1800 in the June quarter, to 1.334 million, or 29% of the population.
The number of people aged 25-35 with cover increased by 3300.
Acting Health Funds Association chief executive Chris pnetecost said that was possibly partly due to the popularity of new, low-cost health insurance products.
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