Stevie Young

Your health is your wealth

“I live a pretty fast paced life” - Doesn’t that sound familiar?! Based in mid-Canterbury, Territory Manager Stevie Young knows how to get the most out of life and her Southern Cross health insurance. See how Stevie makes the magic happen here.

It’s a brisk dawn at Mt Hutt ski field and Stevie's truck is the first to arrive in the carpark. Down goes the back, out come the snowboards and on goes the bacon and eggs for a tailgate breakfast with her mates before hitting the slopes.


Welcome to Stevie’s life. A go-getter Cantabrian, she loves her job and loves the outdoors, and is happiest with a cup of coffee in one hand, her phone in the other. It’s no wonder she loves the My Southern Cross app.

Crawl, walk, run, race: it’s a family thing

Maybe her parents had an inkling that Stevie and her brother (a keen mountain biker) were going to be a handful because they signed them up to Southern Cross as soon as they could crawl!

“Someone once told me as a kid that you had to fall off your horse a hundred times before you were a good rider. I think I took that to heart!“, she jokes. “I guess it’s always been our “insurance”, excuse the pun, to make sure that we were covered regardless of what we did.”

“Your health is your wealth! If you don’t have your health you’ve got nothing.”

It’s hardly surprising that over her lifetime, Stevie has had a surgery claim, and she also gets the most from her health insurance in other ways too. "I don’t think you realise until you download the app that there are some really cool benefits you’ve just got no idea about.” 

When she’s not working Stevie plays hockey, golf, snowboards, runs and plays drums in the Ashburton Pipe Band. All of which take a toll on her body.

“I’m really lucky because Seed Force, my employer, now pays for my health insurance. I’ve used it for chiropractor appointments, physio, a nutritionist and diagnostic tests.* The app also has info about the discounts that you can get as well, like on my glasses.*”

Stevie has also used the Being Active benefit that is available with some plans.** "I’ve done the Peak to Pub race from the top of Mt Hutt to the pub in Methven. I got money back for actually being out and doing some fun stuff.”

"The app fits into my lifestyle”

“The app fits into my lifestyle. It allows me to track what’s happening, where my claims are, and I can process things really quickly on the run. I just take a photo and away it goes. Done and dusted.”

Health insurance gives you the peace of mind that you’ll be able to get the treatment you need, when you need it. Southern Cross has a range of plans to suit your needs and budget.

Get a free online quote for your family now.

*Not all benefits are available on all Southern Cross health insurance plans, check policy documents.
**The Being Active benefit offers $50 per claims year, conditions apply, check policy documents.