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A reader has queried whether QPR takes the sum insured into account in our Research Ratings. And the answer is yes, we do consider the amount paid by each insurer. In fact amount paid are a vital part of a... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at moneyblog
Introduction Medical costs in our country continue to rise significantly causing increases to Health Insurance. In New Zealand, the medical inflation rate is estimated to be around 9-11% Although we update the amount scores with every product change it is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at moneyblog
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Introduction The World Health Organisation states that 130 different types of brain tumours exist. A benign brain tumour is a non-cancerous growth in a distinct area of the brain. The survival rates for patients with benign brain tumours are higher... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at moneyblog
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Introduction The Ministry of Health estimates that over 263,000 New Zealanders are living with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational Diabetes, with the highest incidence in Maoris, Pacific Islanders and South Asians. Many insurers do offer cover for diabetics, however,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at moneyblog
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Introduction Inflation is often overlooked when customers are looking to purchase Life Cover. Although it may not be necessary for short term policies, it is however, a valued feature for long term policies (i.e., those that are in place for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at moneyblog
As of 15 March 2021, Westpac no longer offers Gold Term Cover (death, critical trauma, TPD) and Gold Disability Income Cover (Indemnity Income Protection). Existing policy holders, however, can continue to make amendments (i.e. increase and decrease cover amounts). Westpac... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at moneyblog
Introduction Medical insurance is one of the most hotly contested areas of product comparison. Adjustments are made frequently to many features. Exclusions, however, are complex and difficult to compare. Although we update our exclusions ratings with every new product change... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at moneyblog
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