Cover Notes

Cover Notes provides you with an update on stories of interest to risk advisers. In this issue Brian Klee of Special Risks provides more information on the Revised Insurance Guidelines from the Human Rights Commission and what it means to advisers.

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 2:12PM
Also, Southern Cross has a new initiative to help people save on health insurance and Pinnacle Life trumpets a new award.

New guidelines from the Human Rights Commission are designed to help insurers and consumers understand their rights and meet their responsibilities under the Human Rights Act. Brian Klee of Wellington firm Special Risks says under the new guidelines:

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SX offers deal to members
Research shows on average New Zealanders spend around $1,500 each, or $2,200 per family of four on out-of-pocket health and wellness costs such as purchases from pharmacies or fitness shops.

Health insurance Southern Cross has launched a card, Southern Cross Plus, providing discounts and exclusive offers to its 830,000 members.

"This significant step ensures that we focus more on proactive and preventative health care," group chief executive Ian McPherson says.

"Traditionally health insurance has been about sickness and covering the costs of a medical event once it happens.

Insurance site gets a gong
Pinnacle Life has won an international IMA Award for the design and implementation of its online life insurance website.

Pinnacle Life's site was launched in May and offers qualified consumers the ability to get a life insurance policy entirely online – using electronic underwriting with no human involvement in the process.

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