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Articles tagged with 'health insurance'

How health insurance is bought these days

13 June 2022 - I opened up an old data file recently and found that roughly one third of financial advisers were quoting health within a year of us adding that feature to Quotemonster.

How to design and fund a sucacessful health system: an expert’s view

5 April 2022 - A top health expert is calling for changes in the way public healthcare is funded in New Zealand, saying the current taxpayer-funded pay-as-you-go system is unsustainable, despite the government’s upcoming health reforms.

Telehealth can help manage home isolation cases

17 December 2021 - With more and more New Zealanders self-isolating at home after testing positive for Covid-19, the role of telehealth services is in the spotlight now more than ever.

Accuro supports Wellington air ambulance

23 November 2021 - Not-for-profit Kiwi health insurer Accuro Health Insurance has joined forces with the Wellington-based Life Flight Trust and is now its principal air ambulance supporter.

Unvaccinated may face higher premiums

15 November 2021 - Kiwi life and health insurers have some big decisions to make about how they plan to cover those who choose not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

AIA offers Best Doctors to group scheme customers

9 November 2021 - AIA NZ is extending access to the highly sought-after Best Doctors service to all group scheme customers.

nib set to expand into life insurance

8 November 2021 - Health insurer nib is buying Kiwibank's life insurance business which will see it expand into the life insurance market.

nib offers two months free cover online

2 November 2021 - nib New Zealand has launched a new campaign through its online application tool, nibAPPLY, offering eligible Kiwis who apply through their adviser two months’ free health cover.

Covid puts pressure on premiums

2 November 2021 - Where is this Covid thing going to take us with health and life insurance?

New accounting standards = more costs for insurers

1 November 2021 - Kiwi insurers are set to face more compliance costs when the latest international-level accounting standards come into effect at the end of this year.

AIA NZ offers more support to advisers

28 October 2021 - AIA NZ continues to support advisers and their businesses with the release of a small business support package.

The lives we could save

20 October 2021 - All the focus on Covid-19 has overshadowed the more mundane ways that hundreds of New Zealanders die each year.

FSCL sees spike in overall complaints

15 October 2021 - Complaints made to FSCL have gone up in the past year but remain on the low side for health and life insurers while complaints against finance companies and lenders have dropped.

AIA's 5590 report; reduce risks - live longer

13 October 2021 - We all know that two things in life are inevitable - death and taxes - but according to new research, 90% of all New Zealand deaths are linked to behaviours that cause preventable, non-communicable diseases.

Bad backs dominate health cover claims

1 October 2021 - Surgery for bad backs has topped the list of most expensive surgical claims funded by Southern Cross Health Insurance with the highest individual claim coming in at $222,000.

[UPDATED] Feedback prompts changes to Asteron's trauma cover

28 September 2021 - Asteron Life’s upcoming changes to its trauma policy have been led by customer and adviser feedback with the company saying it's responding to feedback wherever possible.

[OBITUARY] Highly respected adviser passes on

24 September 2021 - Admired for his intense loyalty, honesty, love of family, friends and golf, well-known insurance adviser Steve Richens has passed away suddenly at the age of 66.

Insurance industry complaints on the rise

10 September 2021 - The latest Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme Annual report has been released showing accepted complaints have increased by 25% across the insurance industry.

AIA offers one month free on new policies

8 September 2021 - AIA NZ will waiver the first month’s premium on qualifying new policies as a way to support both advisers and customers during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

AIA NZ recruits internationally experienced CTO

6 September 2021 - AIA NZ has recruited a new chief technology officer who has extensive experience in IT operations, software, and infrastructure delivery working in organisations in London, New York, Auckland and Singapore.

Hey guys, find out which parts of the body break down by age

3 September 2021 - When it comes to surgery on men young people get things up top fixed while older guys get operated on lower down. 

Asteron offers Best Doctors package to advisers

2 September 2021 - Asteron Life is extending the benefits of its popular Best Doctors service, currently only available to customers with disability insurance products, to eligible insurance advisers.

Health insurance claims top $400m in last quarter

30 August 2021 - New data reveals Kiwi's have been paid out $400 million in health insurance claims in the quarter to June 30.

AIA NZ improves mental health underwriting

13 August 2021 - AIA NZ is urging its customers to "tell their own story" about mental ill-health when applying for insurance cover.

nib campaign offers free cover for kids

2 August 2021 - nib New Zealand has launched a new campaign - Kids Cover Free - aimed at parents looking for health insurance that covers both them and their children.

Canstar's top five Kiwi health insurers

28 July 2021 - According to a recent survey, AA Health Insurance has won this year's Canstar Most Satisfied Customers Award.

Underwriting delays for nib special offer

23 July 2021 - A recent nib New Zealand campaign offering cover for pre-existing medical conditions has been the victim of its own success with advisers being asked not to supply clients medical notes due to underwriting delays.

FMA report slams insurers

22 July 2021 - The FMA has fired serious warning shots at the general insurance industry saying it is not prepared for new legislation requiring them to ensure good conduct and fair treatment of customers.

nib offers cover for non-PHARMAC medicines

22 June 2021 - nib New Zealand has launched a new health cover option that it says will provide Kiwis with greater choice and access to potentially life-saving treatments.

nib Foundation launches new charity grant scheme

1 June 2021 - The charitable entity of leading health insurer nib New Zealand has launched its first Kiwi grant programme called Health Smart Grants.

Health and wellness top of mind at AIA adviser summit

24 May 2021 - Advisers at the recent AIA NZ Peak Performance summit have been encouraged to look after themselves with the one-day conference focussing on health and wellbeing to support advisers to perform at their best.

Let's give TPD a second look

19 May 2021 - Something of the ugly duckling of the insurance world, once-popular Total Permanent Disability cover (TPD) is now routinely ignored by many advisers.

Not-for-profit insurer Accuro celebrates 50 years in business

18 May 2021 - Accuro began its life in August 1971 as the Hospital Services Welfare Society providing health insurance exclusively to hospital staff.

Slow to adapt and fixed in our ways - the problems with life cover

17 May 2021 - I think there's an awful lot of "we do it this way because we have always done it this way" going on in the life insurance industry right now.

Accuro invests in new digital tech

12 May 2021 - Accuro Health Insurance has announced a major investment into developing a new policy administration system.

Covid could come back to bite Kiwi insurers

11 May 2021 - New Zealand's health and life insurers have weathered the initial storm of Covid-related claims but the Reserve Bank says future outbreaks could change the landscape and providers should be ready.

Six-month results show nib NZ earnings holding up

22 February 2021 - Premium revenue increase of 7.9% reflects “pleasing” post-Covid trend.

AIA new cancer health product introduced

15 February 2021 - Cancer Care is targeted at Kiwis looking for reassurance around cancer coverage.

First quarter claims rise, nib report

17 November 2020 - The health insurer seeing 10-20% lift in claims for the July to September year.

Asteron Life goes live with new mental health support service

8 September 2020 - Asteron Life adds new mental health support service for disability insurance customers.

Nib braces for rush of treatments next year

24 August 2020 - Nib New Zealand has reported an increase in membership numbers, revenue and earnings in the year to June 30.

Health insurers would struggle to cover transgender issues: Styles

8 July 2020 - Health insurers would struggle to provide cover for transgender-specific care, the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee has been told.

Less stressed during lockdown

1 July 2020 - New Zealander’s health and wellbeing had surprising benefits from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Southern Cross Health latest claims statistics revealed

5 June 2020 - Find out the biggest claims paid out by Southern Cross Health over the years. 

[The Wrap] Staying in tune during the lockdown

20 April 2020 - What do you do in a four-week lockdown? Build a playlist. (And compare health apps.)

What life insurers are offering your customers under Covid 19

15 April 2020 - Strategy Financial has provided a checklist, and comment, on the support offered by the various LIFE insurers for customers experiencing financial hardship due to Covid 19.  

nib offers support package

1 April 2020 - Nib New Zealand has announced a Covid-19 support package for its members.

nib: Significant impact coming from Covid-19

23 March 2020 - Health insurer nib has withdrawn its market guidance for the 2020 financial year because of uncertainty about Covid-19.

nib reports local profit lift as group fortunes fall

24 February 2020 - Health insurer nib says growth in number of policyholders helped lift its profit in the six months to December 2019.

Older Kiwis hold on to insurance

4 February 2020 - More New Zealanders over 65 are holding on to their private health insurance, which the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says is due to uncertainty over access to public-funded healthcare such as elective surgery.

Southern Cross: No negative impact from commission change

1 February 2020 - Southern Cross says a change to its adviser commission structures has had no negative effect on the business.

Scrutiny sows 'seeds of doubt'

23 January 2020 - Scrutiny of New Zealand's life insurance sector puts "seeds of doubt" into consumers' minds, the Financial Services Council says.

[OPINION] Turbulent year ahead

20 January 2020 - Insurance industry veteran David Pine says 2020 is going to be a turbulent year in the insurance arena; both life and health, and fire and general. But it's not all bad.

Southern Cross launches advisory group

19 December 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has announced the establishment of a Māori governance advisory group in a first for New Zealand’s health insurance sector.

Southern Cross's new digital human answers our health insurance questions

24 November 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society is the first health insurance company on a global scale to launch a digital human.

Introducing AIA Vitality ambassador: Ian Jones

14 November 2019 - In a career that spanned some 11 years, Ian Jones played over 100 games for the mighty All Blacks – 79 of those test matches.

Health insurance coverage jumps

11 November 2019 - Just over 1.4 million New Zealanders now have health insurance, a figure the Health Funds Association says shows that people can see the value in it.

Profit drop for nib

30 October 2019 - Nib says growth in the number of policyholders helped propel its revenue up 8.8% to A$215.5 million in the most recent financial year, although it’s been a tough market to operate in.

Southern Cross Health Society turns around deficit

16 September 2019 - Southern Cross Health Society has turned around last year's deficit to post a surplus of $10.7 million for its most recent financial year.  

Accuro launches mental health tool

12 September 2019 - Accuro is launching a new mental health service for 15,000 of its members.

The willful ignorance of a miopic point of view

10 September 2019 - Sounds angry and somewhat is. It comes from constantly being told that commission-based sales people, especially life insurance advisers, are bottom-feeding scum of the earth.

AIA says Vitality is flying as another insurer tries to shoot it down

28 August 2019 - AIA says its Vitality programme is flying – but one insurer says it goes against what insurance should be for.

AIA Vitality Fittest City report: Let’s get moving

26 August 2019 - 150 minutes. That’s how much time we should be exercising a week to maintain a healthy lifestyle, according to the Ministry of Health. It can seem a bit overwhelming, until you realise that’s about 20 minutes a day.

It's mostly up for health insurer nib

19 August 2019 - Health insurer nib has seen an increase in many of its key metrics for the year to June 30 with increases in revenue, policyholders, claims and a strong net promoter score.

nib aims to make advisers' lives easier with online tool

16 August 2019 - Health insurer nib aims to get the majority of policies issued in real time by the end of the year.

Asteron Life links up with health insurance companies

15 August 2019 - Asteron Life is giving advisers the ability to connect clients' health insurance with their Asteron personal cover, and streamline the application process.

Health Funds shrugs off conduct scrutiny as insured numbers grow

5 August 2019 - The Health Funds Association has moved to separate itself from concerns about conduct in the insurance sector.

AIA and Sovereign products merged into one

29 July 2019 - A year after AIA and Sovereign came together the newly merged company has released a new product suite and its much-anticipated Vitality product.

Wellness for all

18 July 2019 - Health insurer Accuro has launched a free wellbeing programme to all of its 30,000 members.

Insurers welcome mental health boost

6 June 2019 - Insurers hope an increase in mental health funding announced in the Budget will mean they deal with fewer people in crises.

Health Funds: Strike action reinforces value of insurance

30 April 2019 - The Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says strike action by junior doctors is a reminder of the value of private health insurance. 

nib finds ways to target advisers, post Fidelity deal

15 April 2019 - nib is to increase its presence in the adviser market, with the establishment of a dedicated nib adviser support team across the country.

Premium increases: An adviser would have helped

9 January 2019 - Southern Cross clients who complained to the media about premium increases could have found ways around it had they sought advice, one financial adviser says.

Health funds stats 'hark back 20 years'

7 November 2018 - The number of New Zealanders with health insurance has passed 1.4 million for the first time in more than 20 years.

Little progress made on under-insurance, survey shows

15 October 2018 - New Zealand is not making any progress in tackling its under-insurance problem, new data suggests.

Southern Cross posts first loss since 2014

14 September 2018 - Southern Cross has slipped from surplus into deficit - but its chairman says that's only part of the story.

ACC 'should cover sickness'

12 September 2018 - If ACC were to cover sickness and disability as well as accidents it would disrupt, but not destroy, the personal insurance market in New Zealand.

Consumers will accept fitness trackers if they get a good discount: Study

13 August 2018 - A Massey University study has found that 83% of health insurance customers are willing to share personal health data with their insurers via wearable devices - but they want to be rewarded for doing so.

nib backs controversial TripAdvisor of healthcare site

31 July 2018 - Health insurer nib is backing a new online platform that allows New Zealanders to rate and review their healthcare providers.

Reasonableness on non-disclosure needed

30 July 2018 - New Zealand needs a “reasonableness test” in insurance law, to guide insurers when they are assessing cases of non-disclosure, the Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman says.

Why private health insurance is an investment, not a cost

7 June 2018 - Ask anyone who has ever made an insurance claim to cover an important medical procedure and you’ll hear a ringing endorsement of the value of private health insurance. Having private health insurance gives your clients power to make decisions that need to be made.

nib adds free travel insurance

22 April 2018 - Health insurer nib has added complementary travel insurance for all new Ultimate Health customers.

Claims – the case for applying

10 April 2018 - Many policyholders don't make claims on their life insurance, when they should do Russell Hutchinson says. He reckons, even if in doubt, make a claim and let the company decide.

Southern Cross joins the movement to help Kiwis Choose Wisely

19 March 2018 - Southern Cross Health Society joins the movement to help Kiwis Choose Wisely As part of its commitment to helping members live their healthiest lives,...

Iwi ink health insurance deal with nib

16 March 2018 - Auckland iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has inked a deal with nib New Zealand to provide free universal private health insurance for all members of the hapū...

Partners makes high-profile board appointment

19 December 2017 - Former markets boss takes a role with insurer.

nib gets tick

12 December 2017 - nib has been awarded the “CQ Tick”, reflecting the health insurer’s commitment to exploring and responding to gender and cultural diversity both...

HIV, AIDS and Insurance

5 December 2017 - The fact that times change should "give hope to the poor and pause to the rich", according to one old saying.

Adviser explores what it will take to engage consumers

27 November 2017 - A New Zealand insurance adviser is working on research to determine how much of a discount insurers will have to offer to make customers think it’s worthwhile sharing their activity tracker data.

Priorities and ideals

21 November 2017 - One celebrated robo-advice site does nothing to help the customer decide which insurance to choose when the budget crunch has to be acknowledged.

Sovereign boost commissions; nib offers a new model

7 November 2017 - nib moves to spread commission offer as Sovereign boosts its advisers' pay cheques.

nib marks five years

7 November 2017 - [GOOD RETURNS TV] Advisers are well-positioned to talk to their clients about how health insurance can keep them healthy, happy and productive, once insurer says.

nib gets its latest rating report card on its performance

29 October 2017 - Health insurer, nib, has a sound competitive position and sound capital and earnings, Standards and Poors says in its latest report which gives the company an A- rating.

FMA fast-tracks roboadvice

18 October 2017 - Advisers can expect to see roboadvice in the New Zealand market next year, and the country’s banks and product providers are already developing their platforms.

Getting to Know: Anand Srinivasan

6 October 2017 - Anand Srinivasan has been making waves since he gave up working for a provider to work for himself.

Newpark paying for members to do Level 5 papers

22 September 2017 - Dealer group Newpark is encouraging its members to complete the Level Five insurance papers and it will pay for the training.

Southern Cross reports healthy result

15 September 2017 - Southern Cross says its health insurance membership is growing solidly.

Online offer 'more than quote and compare'

14 September 2017 - A new insurance advice firm is promising consumers a more in-depth online service.

Insurance cover and suicide rates

11 September 2017 - In his latest column Russell Hutchinson looks at the topical election issue of mental health and suicide rates and suggests some ideas for advisers to help them look after their clients.

Accuro: Early days but happy with online response

7 September 2017 - Almost 100 policies have been issued using Accuro’s new instant online service.

nib grows market share and distribution

22 August 2017 - Health insurer nib continues to grow its market share in New Zealand and is now selling half of its policies directly to consumers.

Health insurance claims double in a decade

16 August 2017 - New Zealand’s health insurance industry grew at the fastest rate since 2001 over the past year, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says.

Getting to Know: Michael Naylor

14 July 2017 - Michael Naylor has spent a lot of time studying financial advisers - but he wants you to know he's not a "loony-leftie" academic.

Little medical cover for mental health

10 July 2017 - Many medical insurance policies offer little cover for mental health, a new report has found.

Insurers could do better: FSC

3 July 2017 - Insurers have work to do to better comply with their disclosure requirements, the Financial Services Council says.

Older people priced out of insurance

28 March 2017 - Almost a third of baby boomers have reduced their health insurance cover to keep the cost of their premiums down, research shows.

HFANZ: Health costs need attention, too

21 March 2017 - Government moves to raise the pension age should also consider the cost of healthcare for an ageing population, the Health Funds Association’s chief executive says.

More Kiwis take out health insurance

14 February 2017 - New Zealand has experienced the biggest jump in health insurance coverage in a decade, Health Funds Association (HFANZ) figures show.

Sovereign's medical changes welcomed

16 December 2016 - Sovereign’s changes to its legacy medical insurance products breaks ground. Strategy Financial director Graeme Lindsay says.

Sovereign makes changes to health cover

15 December 2016 - Sovereign has announced a number of key enhancements to its health cover for both new and existing customers. These changes have been welcomed by advisers.

Adapt or die, insurers told

31 October 2016 - The majority of existing insurance firms will probably go bankrupt within 20 years’ time as technology shakes up the industry and they struggle to keep pace, a commentator says.

Releasing claims data not straightforward: Insurers

28 October 2016 - New Zealand insurers offering life and health insurance would need to change a number of processes before they could start publishing data on the number of claims they accept.

Insurers tackle obesity problem

10 October 2016 - New Zealand insurers say obesity can be an issue for underwriters – but they are already a step ahead of their Australian counterparts when it comes to dealing with it.

AA enters health insurance market with nib

3 October 2016 - AA has entered the health insurance market, in partnership with nib.

Partners reinstates up-front commission on health insurance

29 September 2016 - Partners Life had reinstated up-front commissions on health insurance business now that it has completed its capital raising with Blackstone.

KiwiSaver approach to health insurance needed

27 July 2016 - 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.

Accuro ventures deeper into SME market

21 June 2016 - Health insurer Accuro has rolled out two new products to help advisers do more business with small to medium sized enterprises in New Zealand.

Southern Cross targets younger market

19 April 2016 - Southern Cross has launched a new health insurance product  designed for younger people.

Court battle costs broker everything

22 March 2016 - A Napier-based insurance adviser says his reputation is in tatters after being dragged through a court case.

McGuffie charges dismissed

11 March 2016 - A Napier insurance broker has had charges against him dismissed.

Partners quits HFANZ

19 February 2016 - The Health Funds Association, the body representing insurers offering medical insurance in New Zealand, has had to estimate its market data for the September and December quarters after the resignation of Partners Life.

Peer cover a hard sell but new product planned

12 February 2016 - The founder of crowdfunded insurance provider Peercover is branching out into health cover.

Sovereign holds on to market top spot

9 February 2016 - Most insurers grew their books in the December 2015 quarter, new data shows.

Life insurance code 'could work'

12 January 2016 - There is support for the idea of a life insurance industry code of conduct, similar to the general insurance industry’s Fair Insurance Code, which came into force this month.

Insurance site set to launch

5 January 2016 - A new website designed to educate members of the public about personal insurance products is set to launch in the first quarter of this year.

Advertising of soft-dollar tempters not a good look

17 December 2015 - New Zealand’s insurance industry is focusing too much on soft commissions, which will not do anything to improve its standing in the eyes of consumers, it has been claimed.

Southern Cross tackles fraud

25 November 2015 - Southern Cross has launched a phone line for people to dob in those they suspect of insurance fraud, but it says it does not have any concerns about advisers.

Spike in adviser complaints: FSCL

3 November 2015 - Complaints about insurance brokers to disputes resolution scheme Financial Services Complaints Ltd  (FSCL) have doubled over the past year.

Health insurance coverage increases

2 November 2015 - Another 3400 people took out health insurance in the September quarter, Health Funds Association data shows.

All change for products and pricing

2 November 2015 - Over the past few weeks there has been so much product and pricing activity it has been hard to keep track of it all. In strict alphabetical order the companies that have made changes include: AIA, Accuro, AMP, Asteron Life, BNZ Life, CIGNA, and Sovereign.

ANZ exits health insurance market

15 October 2015 - [UPDATED] nib is strengthening its position in the health market by acquiring OnePath’s medical book for $26.67 million.

Understanding excesses

12 October 2015 - More people are broke – and more people are wealthy – meaning more diverse choices for excess levels and waiting periods

$500k health claims unlikely for now

9 October 2015 - AIA is unlikely to have to pay out many claims that reach the full extent of its new $500,000 medical cover.

AIA makes major play in health insurance market

1 October 2015 - AIA has signalled its growth intentions with enhancements to its personal product range, and launching with a new health product that lifts medical cover to $500,000, with a discount regime to make their insurance products more affordable for customers.

nib plots more growth

25 August 2015 - nib New Zealand says it expects its growth to accelerate and is planning a new adviser offering later this year.

nib backs health insurance bill

20 August 2015 - Health insurer nib has lent its support to a bill that would require parent category migrants to have health insurance, and maintain it for 10 years.

Call to back health insurance bill

14 August 2015 - New Zealand’s Health Funds Association (HFANZ) is urging Parliament to support a member’s bill that proposes a 25% health insurance rebate for retirees and other measures to incentivise coverage.

Commission, replacement not an issue, summit hears

4 August 2015 - A recent PAA "summit on accessibility of advice" shows industry consensus that adviser remuneration and replacement business are not problems in and of themselves, the association’s president says.

Cheap policies capture younger clients: HFANZ

28 July 2015 - More young New Zealanders are taking out health insurance policies, new Health Funds Association figures show.

Award winner puts theory into practice

17 June 2015 - Despite spending many years working as a business development manager, Jon-Paul Hale says there were still things that surprised him when he jumped the fence to become a financial adviser.

Sovereign courts farming community

10 June 2015 - Sovereign is making a play for the rural market, sponsoring this year’s Rural Bachelor of the Year competition at agricultural expo Fieldays.

Southern Cross: Claims keep growing

27 May 2015 - Southern Cross paid out 2.3 million claims last year, worth $803.4 million.

New Zealand advisers won't dodge bullet: Rickerby

26 May 2015 - New Zealand financial advisers should be prepared for commission cuts such as those happening in Australia, one adviser who works on both sides of the Tasman says.

Budget not enough: HFANZ

24 May 2015 - This year’s Budget did nothing to address the need for a better health funding model, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says. HFANZ acting chief executive...

Defence Force seeks AFAs

18 May 2015 - The New Zealand Defence Force wants financial advisers. It has put out a request for proposals via the Government’s Gets website, which promotes available...

Cancer cover suits direct market

18 May 2015 - Cigna Life has launched Cigna Cancer Cover Insurance, which it says is well suited to the direct market.

Cosignia acquired

13 May 2015 - It will be business as usual for insurance advisers who deal with Cosignia, despite the sale of the firm’s assets to Australia’s largest third-party claims administrator.

Insurance jobs up

11 May 2015 - Seek is reporting 40% year-on-year growth in the number of insurance and superannuation jobs advertised on its site. A spokeswoman said most of the increase...

AMP supports commission cut

7 May 2015 - AMP New Zealand has lent its support to colleagues across the ditch, who have slashed advisers' upfront commissions on life insurance to 80% of the first year’s premium.

ISO no longer?

29 April 2015 - The Insurance and Savings Ombudsman scheme is planning a name change.

Insurers should be promoting wellbeing: Sovereign

29 April 2015 - Insurers have a role to play in encouraging New Zealanders to be proactive about their physical and mental health, Sovereign’s chief officer of brand, innovation and marketing, Chris Lamers, says.

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

25 April 2015 - Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand.

Advocates let advisers get on with business of advising: Kelly

22 April 2015 - A company that offers to sort out contentious insurance claims says it can provide a boost of up to 8% to a financial adviser’s bottom line.

Make disclosure automatic: Whyte

21 April 2015 - Insurers could be given online automatic access to clients’ medical records, to avoid issues of non-disclosure, an industry commentator has suggested.  

Former Health Minister joins nib board

13 February 2015 - Health insurer nib New Zealand has appointed former Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, to its board. Ryall brings a wealth of experience in the local health...

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Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
AIA - Back My Build 6.19 - - -
AIA - Go Home Loans 8.74 7.14 6.75 6.39
ANZ 8.64 7.74 7.39 7.25
ANZ Blueprint to Build 7.39 - - -
ANZ Good Energy - - - 1.00
ANZ Special - 7.14 6.79 6.65
ASB Bank 8.64 7.14 6.75 6.39
ASB Better Homes Top Up - - - 1.00
Avanti Finance 9.15 - - -
Basecorp Finance 9.60 - - -
Bluestone 9.24 - - -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
BNZ - Classic - 7.14 6.79 6.65
BNZ - Green Home Loan top-ups - - - 1.00
BNZ - Mortgage One 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Rapid Repay 8.69 - - -
BNZ - Std, FlyBuys 8.69 7.74 7.39 7.25
BNZ - TotalMoney 8.69 - - -
CFML Loans 9.45 - - -
China Construction Bank - 7.09 6.75 6.49
China Construction Bank Special - - - -
Co-operative Bank - First Home Special - 6.79 - -
Co-operative Bank - Owner Occ 8.40 6.99 6.79 6.65
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Co-operative Bank - Standard 8.40 7.49 7.29 7.15
Credit Union Auckland 7.70 - - -
First Credit Union Special - 7.45 7.35 -
First Credit Union Standard 8.50 7.99 7.85 -
Heartland Bank - Online 7.99 6.89 6.55 6.35
Heartland Bank - Reverse Mortgage - - - -
Heretaunga Building Society 8.90 7.60 7.40 -
HSBC Premier 8.59 - - -
HSBC Premier LVR > 80% - - - -
HSBC Special - - - -
ICBC 7.85 7.05 6.69 6.59
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Kainga Ora 8.64 7.74 7.35 6.99
Kainga Ora - First Home Buyer Special - - - -
Kiwibank 8.50 7.99 7.79 7.55
Kiwibank - Offset 8.50 - - -
Kiwibank Special - 6.99 6.79 6.65
Liberty 8.59 8.69 8.79 8.94
Nelson Building Society 9.00 7.65 7.25 -
Pepper Money Advantage 10.49 - - -
Pepper Money Easy 8.69 - - -
Pepper Money Essential 8.29 - - -
SBS Bank 8.74 7.74 7.09 6.95
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
SBS Bank Special - 7.14 6.49 6.35
SBS Construction lending for FHB - - - -
SBS FirstHome Combo 6.19 6.14 - -
SBS FirstHome Combo - - - -
SBS Unwind reverse equity 9.95 - - -
Select Home Loans 9.24 - - -
TSB Bank 9.44 7.79 7.55 7.45
TSB Special 8.64 6.99 6.75 6.65
Unity 8.64 6.99 6.79 -
Unity First Home Buyer special - 6.55 6.45 -
Wairarapa Building Society 8.60 6.95 6.85 -
Lender Flt 1yr 2yr 3yr
Westpac 8.64 ▼7.49 7.35 6.99
Westpac Choices Everyday 8.74 - - -
Westpac Offset 8.64 - - -
Westpac Special - ▼6.89 6.75 6.39
Median 8.64 7.14 6.82 6.65

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