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Health insurers welcome measuring specialist referrals

Friday, 12 June 2015, 11:42 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers have welcomed the announcement by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman of the pending release of a report by the Ministry of Health measuring the outcome of GP referrals to public hospitals. More >>

Health budget still doesn’t address funding model: HFANZ

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:58 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Today’s Budget increase for health represents only a fraction of elective surgical demand and doesn’t address the need for an improved funding model, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says. More >>

Health insurance claims hit $1 billion

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:33 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance has funded a billion dollars in healthcare in the past year, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Health insurance can help bridge public funding gap

Monday, 9 March 2015, 11:32 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance could be funding up to three times the present level of healthcare in future, according to a study by the New Zealand Institute for Economic Research (NZIER) released today. More >>

Younger policyholders boost health insurance numbers: HFANZ

Monday, 9 February 2015, 11:53 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

The number of New Zealanders with health insurance rose again in the December 2014 quarter, up 1000 to 1.333 million, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Strategy needed to avert health funding crisis - HFANZ

Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:31 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

A strategy to avoid a looming public health financing crisis is among recommendations from the health insurance industry contained in a briefing paper for Government ministers released today. More >>

Independent wait list monitor needed: HFANZ

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:48 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

In the wake of yet another study critical of access to public surgery, health insurers are calling for regular independent monitoring of elective surgery need. More >>

Health claims hit record

Monday, 3 November 2014, 12:30 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance claims paid hit a new record of $265 million in the September quarter as policy numbers continue to stabilise, according to data released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

Health Insurers Tackle Fraud

Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:09 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Private health insurers in New Zealand have agreed to establish an integrity register to tackle fraud and undesirable billing practices in health insurance, believed to cost $29 million in claims every year. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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