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Growth in health claims, premiums

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:10 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers have seen modest growth in claims and premium over the past year as public health spending growth continues to be reined in. More >>

Budget misses ‘big picture’ on health - HFANZ

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:28 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Today’s Budget is just “tinkering” with health and does nothing to resolve the unsustainability in the present funding model, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says. More >>

Health insurance closes in on $1 billion claims milestone

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 3:40 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The health insurance industry will fund a billion dollars in health claims this year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Health insurance boost first since 2009

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:28 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance numbers are showing signs of growth after more than four years of decline, in a reflection of New Zealand’s improved economic outlook, according to the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Health insurance boost first since 2009

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:24 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance numbers are showing signs of growth after more than four years of decline, in a reflection of New Zealand’s improved economic outlook, according to the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Elective funding ‘band-aid’ gives wrong message

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 7:17 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Public funding for another 1800 elective surgeries is a sticking plaster approach that misses the big picture and gives New Zealanders the wrong message on future health funding, says the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Expectation public hospital waiting lists will just get long

Monday, 6 January 2014, 4:25 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

More than half of New Zealand adults believe public hospital waiting lists will only get longer in the future, according to research by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) and the Private Surgical Hospitals Association (NZPSHA). More >>

Lengthy time off work for sick and caregivers costly

Monday, 30 December 2013, 12:21 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

An average of five weeks per person is being lost from the workforce as a result of surgical waiting list back-ups, a new survey has found. More >>

280,000 New Zealanders wait for public surgery

Monday, 9 December 2013, 1:17 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

An estimated 280,000 New Zealanders currently need elective surgery, with 170,000 of these not even making the waiting list, according to research released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) and the Private Surgical Hospitals Association ... More >>

Health insurers pay out record claims

Friday, 15 November 2013, 10:05 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers have paid out half a billion dollars in claims in the past six months, mostly on elective surgery, following back-to-back record claims quarters, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

ACC levy cuts mustn’t be at expense of access to surgery

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 10:23 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers want ACC to add a principle to its levy-setting process to ensure adequate access to surgical treatment in rehabilitation, reducing the number of surgery claims being rejected and appealed. More >>

Health Insurance Numbers Down 0.5 Percent

Friday, 24 May 2013, 11:43 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

The first three months of 2013 saw a reduction of half a percent in the number of New Zealanders with health insurance cover, according to figures released today by the Health Funds Association. More >>

Health Insurance Industry Welcomes Affordable Healthcare

Thursday, 28 February 2013, 3:33 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

February 28, 2013 MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE Health Insurance Industry Welcomes Affordable Healthcare Bill The Health Funds Association (HFANZ) today welcomed the announcement of a New Zealand First member’s bill proposing: • A 25 percent ... More >>

Record health claims underline sector’s value: HFANZ

Monday, 11 February 2013, 11:34 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

2012 was another record year for health insurance claims paid – at $876 million – up 5.2 percent on the 2011 year, according to figures released today by the Health Funds Association. More >>

Health insurance outlook improves with public uncertainty

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 4:45 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The number of New Zealanders covered by health insurance in September was virtually unchanged from the previous quarter, according to data released today. More >>

Pharmac extension welcomed

Friday, 7 September 2012, 5:10 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The Government’s commitment to extending the Pharmac model to medical devices and supplies has been welcomed today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). Association chief executive Roger Styles said Government efforts to rein in health inflation ... More >>

Health insurance numbers stabilising - HFANZ

Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 10:25 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

The number of New Zealanders with health insurance is showing signs of stabilising after several consecutive quarters of decline, according to figures released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

US Supreme Court decision ranks health funding No. 1 issue

Friday, 29 June 2012, 12:11 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Today’s landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court shows future funding of healthcare is the biggest public policy issue of our time, according to Health Funds Association chief executive Roger Styles. More >>

Health Insurance Numbers Down 2 Percent: HFANZ

Friday, 27 April 2012, 11:52 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

The number of New Zealanders with health insurance dropped almost 2 percent in the year to March, according to figures released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Health insurance numbers stabilising: HFANZ

Friday, 10 February 2012, 2:20 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Data showing the recent decline in health cover is stabilising has been welcomed today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). Chief executive Roger Styles said the December 2011 quarter saw a decline of just 0.1 percent in lives covered, though ... More >>

 

 

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