Media releases 2019

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Media releases 2019


Southern Cross Health Society first health insurer to invest in digital human innovation

Monday, 15 April 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society will launch an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital assistant later this year, in what is believed to be a world-first for a health insurer.

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Kiwis urged to maximise use of 120-240 hours of ‘wellbeing time’ a year

Thursday, 28 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society (SCHS) has launched a new campaign, Lunch Well, to encourage Kiwis to ease the impacts of modern life through active use of lunch breaks to benefit their wellbeing.

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Southern Cross Rehabilitation invests in Active+

Monday, 25 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Rehabilitation, a subsidiary of Southern Cross Hospitals, has acquired a stake in North Island health business Active+.

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Southern Cross Health Society wins gold for member engagement

Friday, 1 March 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Southern Cross Health Society has been recognised for its revamped member engagement programme, winning four awards at the NZ Direct Marketing Awards, including two golds.

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Crowdfunding not a substitute for travel insurance

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 by Campbell Gibson

Uninsured Kiwi travellers shouldn’t expect crowdfunding campaigns, and the generosity of hardworking New Zealanders, to help foot the bill if they get into trouble while overseas, urges Southern Cross Travel Insurance.

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The most purrplexing pet insurance claims of 2018

Monday, 4 February 2019 by Campbell Gibson
Blankets, sewing needles and hair ties aren’t what comes to mind when you think of a typical pet’s diet. Yet that’s exactly what some of the cats and dogs insured with SCPI ate in 2018.

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