What is health insurance?Having good health is invaluable. Health insurance takes care of your medical bills and provides you with faster access to medical care that suits your needs.
Why you need it
Our public health system and ACC do a great job of supporting people who require urgent medical attention. However, relying on the public system for conditions that are non-urgent or non-accidental can result in long waiting lists and delayed treatment. Health insurance removes the worry around unexpected medical bills so you can focus on getting the right treatment and start your recovery sooner.
With health insurance you'll have:
- faster access to treatment by avoiding public hospital waiting lists
- less financial stress by reducing your costs of private treatment and time off work
- more choice of when you receive treatment for qualifying conditions.
How much will it cost without health insurance?
Accessing treatment through private health insurance gives you control over when and where you’re treated, the surgeon who treats you, and helps you pay towards the cost of your treatment – which otherwise might be unaffordable or significantly impact the lifestyle you’re used to.