Southern Cross introduced health insurance to New Zealanders in 1961, and is one of New Zealand’s trusted and well-known brands. The biggest provider of health insurance in New Zealand they provide cover to over 800,000 members.
The Southern Cross Healthcare Group has a range of brands and entities all with the same philosophy to deliver better value health care under a not-for-profit umbrella. Southern Cross also provides travel insurance, pet insurance and has its own hospitals. Most recently in 2016 Southern Cross Life Insurance was launched using Cigna as the insurer.
Southern Cross Medical Care Society currently has a A+ (Strong) financial strength rating by Standard & Poor’s.
Being the biggest health insurer Southern Cross shares your interest in keeping medical costs down, they make life easier by skipping public waiting lists and giving you choice when you receive treatment. They also option numerous bolt on options to suit those who require extra benefits from their insurer. As an example they offer critical illness insurance as an option to add to your health insurance, which is only available to Southern Cross members.
On average they pay out 87 cents out of every $1 in premiums it receives back to its members in health insurance claims each year.
Current Health Insurance products they offer include: