Which Private Health insurance should I get in New Zealand?

Private Health insurance topic
Do you have it?
If so, which fund is better than others?
Why did you choose it?

Coming from Australia and not elegible for Medicare, I always have BUPA & it was a breeze in the park everytime I needed something. So I am looking for one in NZ as well.
I do not think i will be elegible for the public health care system at this stage.

Are you an Australian citizen? As an Australian I am eligible for public health in Nz and this is the second time I’ve lived in Nz, I don’t have private health insurance in Nz but I do have to pay for the Dr/GP but everyone does.

also If your on a resident or work visa you are eligible for public health.

Some of my friends who arrived from overseas for short trips bought from the following health insurance providers:

  • Southern Cross health insurance
  • NIB health
  • Partner Life Medical Cover
  • AIA Health insurance
  • Accuro Health insurance

You can compare them based on

  • good value for money,
  • customer service,
  • claims service,
  • financial strength,
  • policy offerings and
  • coverage benefits.