News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Press Release on NZ First Affordable Healthcare Bill


Removing FBT On Employer Subsidies For Health Insurance Is A Positive Move

The NZ Association of Accredited Employers supports the NZ First private member’s Bill that would remove FBT from employer contributions to employee health insurance.

Carl Stent, Chair of the Association states that, “taxation on employer contributions to employee wellbeing is counterproductive and a disincentive to increase health initiatives that arise out of the workplace. Our members take a personal interest in their employees’ health and safety by directly managing work related injuries through the ACC accredited employer programme. For more than a decade FBT has limited the interest of accredited employers to extend lessons learnt into wider employee wellbeing initiatives.

Mr Stent notes that, “the health and wellbeing of the workforce contributes directly to the health and wellbeing of the economy. Taxation that acts as a disincentive for employers to assist employee’s health and wellbeing makes no sense.”

--

About the NZ Association of Accredited Employers (NZAAE)
The NZAAE represents the interest of employers who are part of the ACC Accredited Employer Programme (also known as the ACC Partnership Programme. www.nzaae.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: 'Dunkirk'

The British have an extraordinary penchant for celebrating catastrophic military defeats. It is not only the Battle of Hastings, the Charge of the Light Brigade, and Gallipoli that have become immortalized in prose, poetry, and movies ...
More>>

Conservation: Gecko Stolen From DOC Visitor Centre

A long-term resident at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre has been stolen. The Marlborough green gecko was reported missing on 19 July. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Rare Ingredients

When I heard Kiazim was publishing a cookbook, I jumped at the opportunity... I was back in New Zealand, but how hard could it be to create Turkish-Cypriot cuisine on the opposite side of the world? Well, it turns out — pretty damn hard. More>>

Remembrance: British Memorial Design Revealed

After years of work with Weta Workshop, the British High Commission has revealed the final design of the United Kingdom’s presence in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Whole Intimate Mess

Alison McCulloch: Walker’s account of what she went through is harrowing and intimate, and, at risk of sounding trite, very brave. More>>

Howard Davis: The Kuijken String Quartet

Chamber Music New Zealand has scored another coup with the Kuijken String Quartet's current tour of New Zealand. As the co-founder of both La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986, Sigiswald Kuijken is internationally recognized ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland