Media releases 2017

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Media releases 2017

Sep
20

Switch off for a better break these school holidays

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 by Janine Kendall

These days we rely on our smart phones to keep us connected to the world, but research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) suggests the devices may be doing just the opposite.


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Sep
15

Southern Cross delivers top value and growing membership

Friday, 15 September 2017 by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross Health Society has today released its annual financial results, showing solid growth in membership as it continues to deliver excellent value for money.


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Sep
01

Beware the ordinary in extraordinary places

Friday, 1 September 2017 by Janine Kendall

Sometimes it’s the everyday things, not the extreme-action adventures, that cause travelers to come unstuck.


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Aug
30

Free dental care for low income Kiwis

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

A healthy smile is important when it comes to first impressions so Southern Cross Health Trust and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) have teamed up to offer low income adults free dental care.


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Aug
21

Pet owners opting for oodles of Spoodles and Cavoodles

Monday, 21 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross Pet Insurance data shows the number of designer dogs insured has increased 22 times over the past decade, with Cavoodles and Spoodles the most popular in 2016.

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Aug
01

Kiwi workers still soldiering on when sick

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

More than 40 per cent of kiwis are still turning up to work sick, despite a continuing improvement in business culture that encourages unwell staff to stay home.


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Aug
01

Workload the leading stressor for NZ businesses big and small

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

Workplace stress continues to rise across New Zealand businesses, with general workload now being the leading cause of anxiety not just for larger enterprises, but smaller ones too.
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Aug
01

Kiwi businesses still need to gear up for third age

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

Three in four New Zealand businesses still don’t have policies or arrangements in place for older workers despite the country’s ageing workforce.


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Aug
01

New survey reveals health of Kiwi workers and workplaces

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 by Janine Kendall

The latest Wellness in the Workplace Survey results released by Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ have revealed a current picture of workplace health and wellness for Kiwi workers.


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Jun
26

Man’s best friend costing a fortune

Monday, 26 June 2017 by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross Pet Insurance has released a list of the top five unusual claims from the past year to highlight the odd situations pets can get themselves into, and the financial headaches they create for the unprepared.


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Jun
19

Kiwis urged not to rely on fundraising in lieu of travel insurance

Monday, 19 June 2017 by Janine Kendall

One in six New Zealanders is putting themselves at risk by travelling overseas without insurance, instead relying on public appeals for money to pay medical bills should something go wrong.


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Jun
12

A winter walk could be just what the doctor ordered

Monday, 12 June 2017 by Janine Kendall

Winter is here and as the temperature drops it can be tempting to go into hibernation. But while the chilly days offer little motivation to get off the couch, keeping active is key to taking care of your health.


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May
25

New and enhanced benefits for Society members

Thursday, 25 May 2017 by Janine Kendall

From July 17 Southern Cross Health Society will be introducing or enhancing a number of member benefits as well as expanding its Affiliated Provider programme, now in its twentieth year.


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May
16

New Head of Distribution for Southern Cross Health Society

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 by Janine Kendall

Kerry Boielle has joined Southern Cross Health Society as Head of Distribution, overseeing direct and intermediated sales.


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May
16

Southern Cross appoints new Travel Insurance CEO

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross has appointed Chris White to lead its Travel Insurance business, taking up the role earlier this month.


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May
08

New Cancer Assist gives Kiwis money and options

Monday, 8 May 2017 by Janine Kendall

New Cancer Assist product add-on provides extra financial support at a time when emotional, physical and financial pressures can mount.


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Mar
17

New Zealand’s first charity mobile dental clinic clocks up 400 smiles

Friday, 17 March 2017 by Janine Kendall

Just four months into its journey, New Zealand’s first charity mobile dental clinic has already given more than 400 disadvantaged patients new reasons to smile, with free dental procedures.


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Mar
01

Additional medical expertise for Southern Cross Health Trust and Hospitals Boards

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 by Janine Kendall

Doctors Martin Misur and Arthur Morris have been appointed as Trustees of the Southern Cross Health Trust and Directors of Southern Cross Hospitals Limited.


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Feb
02

Southern Cross Pet Insurance release top claims

Thursday, 2 February 2017 by Alistair Gray

Any pet owner will attest to the fact that dogs will eat almost anything and cats make full use of their nine lives.
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