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Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZ’s Evaluation

Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZ’s Health Insurance Evaluation

September 1, 2014

Accuro Health Insurance has once again featured in Consumer New Zealand’s evaluation of health insurers and the policies they offer.

Consumer New Zealand’s annual evaluation of health insurance has seen Accuro Smartcare + and Partners Life Private Medical singled out for the cover offered by those two policies.

Accuro has been recognised by Consumer NZ in their last five evaluations in a row.

In its July 2014 issue, Consumer NZ assessed the benefits and pricing of policies from eight major players in health insurance over a number of specific profiles ranging from a single person aged 30 to a couple in their 40s with two children to a retired couple.

Consumer NZ asked the health insurers to provide quotes for their hospital and surgical policies which cover expenses relating to hospitalisation and elective surgery, including diagnostic procedures such as scans that aren’t associated with hospital admission.

Consumer NZ then singled out Accuro’s Smart Care + as one of two policies which meet its criteria.

Accuro’s Sales and Marketing General Manager, Kelleigh Aston, says her company is proud to again to be evaluated by Consumer NZ. “We are a not-for-profit provider who offers the community the best and most comprehensive cover at the lowest possible price,” she says.

“Consumer NZ’s findings have been pivotal in our development as an important player in the health insurance industry and for providing the best policies for members. Many of our members are health professionals themselves which demonstrates that Accuro is the company of choice when carers want someone to take care of them.”

Kelleigh Aston points out that Accuro, as a not-for-profit organisation, isn’t required to make a profit for shareholders. “Therefore we can provide the best return at the best possible price for our members,” Kelleigh says. “This approach is supported by more than 40 years experience in the industry.”

She emphasises that health insurance should be as important as house and contents cover. “People look after their possessions but not themselves, and their health is essential to maintain earning potential and care for their children and loved ones. Contents insurance makes it easy to replace a damaged TV but not have a hip or knee replaced or a faulty heart repaired.”

A hip replacement can cost up to $29,000, hysterectomy up to $19,000 and a cardiac bypass up to $50,000.*

“Health insurance provides you with fast access to medical professionals for non-urgent procedures. It removes the choice of waiting on a list for elective treatment or paying for private health care yourself which can be expensive.”

Kelleigh Aston says Consumer NZ’s independent evaluation of health insurers “reinforces our commitment to put our members first.”

Consumer NZ’s report comparing health insurance providers can be read at www.consumer.org.nz

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