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Health insurance numbers up more than 20,000

Friday, 25 August 2017, 2:06 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurance numbers have risen for the ninth quarter in a row, with an extra 20,500 New Zealanders taking out cover in the year to June, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). HFANZ chief executive Roger ... More >>

Strong growth in the health insurance industry

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:20 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Strong growth in the health insurance industry over 2016/17 has been noted in the Health Funds Association's annual review, released today. Key points of the review include: * the strongest growth in health insurance coverage since 2001; * the industry's ... More >>

Huge health funding boost welcome

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:42 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The huge boost to health funding in today’s Budget has been welcomed by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

That's Super sorted - what about health?

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 11:06 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

The Health Funds Association (HFANZ) today renewed its call for more to be done to diversify health funding sources to reduce the future projected burden on taxpayers. More >>

Record $1.136b in health insurance claims paid in 2016

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:11 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers funded an additional $100 million in healthcare in 2016 as more Kiwis took out health cover, according to the latest figures from the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Baby blip boosts health insurance coverage

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Higher birth rates and young families taking out new policies have caused a surge in health insurance numbers in the year to the end of June, according to the latest figures from the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

Insurance can help meet surgical shortfall - HFANZ

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:28 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says tens of thousands more New Zealanders could be getting timely access to surgery each year if the Government looked seriously at measures to boost health insurance coverage. More >>

Ministry figures confirm waiting list pressure

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 5:20 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Ministry figures confirm waiting list pressure District Health Board data released today has confirmed more and more people are waiting for elective surgery. The Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ) says the latest specialist referral figures ... More >>

280,000 New Zealanders waiting for surgery, wait times up

Monday, 11 April 2016, 10:17 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Independent research shows the number of New Zealanders waiting for elective surgery remains at 2013 levels, despite increases to both public and private health funding. More >>

Referred elective surgery need just the tip of the iceberg

Monday, 7 March 2016, 4:22 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The Health Funds Association (HFANZ) says the Government has made a good start in measuring the unmet needs of New Zealanders referred for elective surgery, but stresses that this subset of unmet need is part of a much bigger picture. More >>

Affordable Healthcare Bill defeat disappoints

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 11:32 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Health insurers have expressed their regret that the New Zealand First-sponsored Affordable Healthcare Bill failed to get past its first reading in the House yesterday. More >>

Health insurance coverage rises

Monday, 2 November 2015, 12:14 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The number of New Zealanders with private health insurance cover has continued to increase over the past year, along with the total value of claims paid, according to data released today by the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

New chairman appointed for Health Funds Association

Monday, 7 September 2015, 11:44 am | Health Funds Association of NZ

Accuro Health Insurance chief executive Geoff Annals has been elected chairman of the Health Funds Association (HFANZ), the industry organisation representing health insurers. More >>

Removal of FBT key to improved wellness in the workplace

Monday, 31 August 2015, 3:44 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

Passing the Affordable Healthcare Bill so that fringe benefit tax is removed from health insurance would greatly improve wellness in the workplace, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) said today. More >>

Affordable Healthcare Bill important for New Zealanders

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 2:24 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

The drawing today of the Affordable Healthcare Bill from the member’s bill ballot is an important one for New Zealanders, according to the Health Funds Association (HFANZ). More >>

More young adults taking out health insurance: HFANZ

Monday, 27 July 2015, 12:09 pm | Health Funds Association of NZ

More New Zealanders aged 25-35 are taking out health insurance policies, according to statistics released today by the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ). More >>

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 >>

 

 

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