Media releases 2018

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Media releases 2018

Jun
18

Eight hour ‘Live Well’ benefit for employees believed to be first in New Zealand

Monday, 18 June 2018 by Jo Lawrence-King

Southern Cross Health Society has announced the one-year trial of a ‘Live Well’ day: offering all employees up to eight hours’ paid leave to attend personal health, wellbeing and ‘life admin’ appointments.


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May
14

‘Take Life Back’: call to action from Health Society

Monday, 14 May 2018 by Jo Lawrence-King

Southern Cross Health Society this week launched a fresh new brand platform - ‘Take Life Back’ - urging Kiwis to reclaim the things that are important to their health and wellbeing.
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May
14

Curiosity almost killed the cat - 10 unusual pet insurance claims

Monday, 14 May 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Pet Insurance has released its 10 most unusual claims of 2017, with the list dominated by dogs who have an appetite for everything from gloves and cotton buds to duvets and even dead pets.
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May
03

SCTI encourages travellers to ‘Free Your Adventure’ in new ad campaign

Thursday, 3 May 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Travel Insurance has launched a new trans-Tasman campaign encouraging people to think about their individual sense of adventure, rather than what may or may not happen to disrupt it.
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Apr
23

Online era presents benefits and issues for GPs

Monday, 23 April 2018 by Jo Lawrence-King

Research by Southern Cross Health Society reveals that digital and online tools can provide benefits and challenges to GPs.
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Apr
04

New North Shore Surgical Centre will offer orthopaedic treatment

Wednesday, 4 April 2018 by Campbell Gibson

A group of orthopaedic surgeons has teamed up with Southern Cross Hospitals in a joint venture to build a state-of-the-art day stay hospital in Milford on Auckland’s North Shore.
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Mar
21

Prevent chocolate poisoning your dog this Easter

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Chocolate eggs are all part of the fun at Easter but dog owners need to be on alert for wrappers and chocolate left lying around.
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Mar
14

Society joins movement to help Kiwis Choose Wisely

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 by Campbell Gibson

As part of its commitment to help members live their healthiest lives, Southern Cross Health Society has become a sponsor of Choosing Wisely.
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Mar
06

SCTI reveals most expensive claims of 2017

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Kiwi travellers don’t need to be heading on an intrepid journey to land themselves in a foreign hospital with a massive bill – it could happen from something as simple as falling down stairs.
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Feb
19

Southern Cross Travel Insurance strengthens executive team in line with growth strategy

Monday, 19 February 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Eight months into his role Southern Cross Travel Insurance’s Chief Executive Chris White has made three senior appointments to support the company’s vision for growth in Australia and New Zealand.
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Jan
31

Timely travel insurance saves couple more than $53,000 for cancelled trip

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Travel insurance saved Auckland couple Donna and Peter McConnell $53,000 when they had to cancel their “trip of a lifetime” cruise in November due to Peter’s illness.
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Jan
19

New Year resolutions

Friday, 19 January 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Employers can play a role in helping staff keep their wellbeing resolutions.
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Jan
18

Southern Cross Health Society awarded Rainbow Tick

Thursday, 18 January 2018 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society is today being awarded the Rainbow Tick, recognising the health insurer’s commitment to providing an inclusive and progressive workplace.
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