Media releases 2013

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Media releases 2013

Dec
16

Preparing for tomorrow's workforce

Monday, 16 December 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Employers are being encouraged to turn silver hair into business gold by adapting their practices to retain older workers.
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Dec
06

Southern Cross membership elects new director

Friday, 6 December 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Members elected a new director to the Southern Cross Medical Care Society Board at it's 52nd Annual General Meeting yesterday.
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Dec
04

Absenteeism costs $1.3 billion

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 by Aimee Bourke

An estimated 6.1 million days of work absences cost the New Zealand economy approximately $1.3 billion last year, according to the first Wellness in the Workplace survey to be conducted here.
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Oct
04

Health of the sexes

Friday, 4 October 2013 by Aimee Bourke

People need to protect themselves for the medical claims they’re most likely to make – that’s the recommendation from New Zealand’s largest health insurer, Southern Cross.
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Sep
13

Southern Cross strong stable and delivering value

Friday, 13 September 2013 by Aimee Bourke

The 2013 financial year saw New Zealand’s largest health insurer, Southern Cross Medical Care Society, retain its strong and stable financial position and continue to deliver excellent value to its members.
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Jul
08

High claiming from kids

Monday, 8 July 2013 by Aimee Bourke

If you’ve ever wondered whether health insurance for children is worthwhile then figures released today by Southern Cross indicate the answer is a firm ‘yes’.
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Apr
04

Top health insurance claim $160,000

Thursday, 4 April 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Cancer, heart disease and spinal conditions were the causes of the highest health insurance claims paid out by Southern Cross Health Society last year.
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Feb
28

Southern Cross welcomes proposed healthcare bill

Thursday, 28 February 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross says the Affordable Healthcare Bill proposed today would result in improved business productivity, increased accessibility to timely healthcare for employees, a valuable safety net for the nation’s most vulnerable, freeing up public health system dollars and resources.
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Feb
18

Gold medallist announced as new health ambassador for Southern Cross

Monday, 18 February 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Olympic gold medallist Lisa Carrington will be the face of a new advertising and social media campaign aimed at helping New Zealanders to take small steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
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Feb
13

Soft drink consumption Southern Cross health and wellness survey

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross Health Society conducted a survey of over 2000 New Zealanders on their consumption of soft drinks.
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Feb
11

Beware illustory benefits

Monday, 11 February 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Kiwi travellers are being urged to check their travel insurance policies to avoid paying for "illusory" benefits.
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Jan
21

The highest health insurance claims of 2012

Monday, 21 January 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Uninsured travellers are placing themselves at risk of medical costs in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, says travel insurance CEO.
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Jan
09

Survey reveals a nation of extreme gym bunnies and sloths

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Exercise is less of a habit, more of a ‘once in a blue moon’ event for a worrying number of Kiwis.
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