Take more control of your cancer journey

Wed March 3rd 2021

AIA Cancer Care is a specialised type of health insurance that covers costs associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of cancer. With this new product, you can get access to a broad range of private treatment options and faster access to the latest cancer drugs.

In New Zealand 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year[1]. While this is an alarming statistic, many cancers can be successfully treated if diagnosed early. It is estimated that one in three people diagnosed with cancer in New Zealand are cured[2].

In the unfortunate event that you’re diagnosed with cancer, having more choice and control over your treatment plan can make your journey to recovery much easier.

AIA are committed to helping you live healthier, longer, better lives. With AIA’s newest health product AIA Cancer Care, they are helping you on your journey to better health by giving you more choice and control of your cancer treatment plan.

AIA Cancer Care is a specialised type of health insurance that covers costs associated with the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of cancer. With this new product, you can get access to a broad range of private treatment options and faster access to the latest cancer drugs.

Did you know the cost of the non-Pharmac funded cancer drugs can cost up to $25,000 per month ($300,000pa), whilst treatment for Metastatic Melanoma or Lung Cancer costs up to $200,000?

With AIA Cancer Care you’ll be covered for:

  1. Getting a diagnosis: covers the cost of specialist consultations, diagnostic imaging, and testing
  2. Accessing the best treatment: follow your best course of treatment when and where it suits you. You'll have access to Pharmac and non-Pharmac subsidised Medsafe indicated cancer chemotherapy drugs
  3. Recovery support: you'll have support to improve your health and wellbeing faster
  4. Ongoing care and monitoring: get ongoing support an monitoring for peace of mind and to catch any cancer recurrence early.
  5. Unlimited claims for cancer surgeries, including covering the cost of Surgeon, Anesthetist, Radiologist and hospital fees 
  6. Up to $500,000 of extensive cancer cover for every stage from diagnosis to treatment (including the cost of Pharmac and non-Pharmac subsidised Medsafe indicated cancer chemotherapy drugs), and recovery
  7. $5000 for diagnostic imaging and testing to confirm a cancer diagnosis
  8. Options to have treatment overseas, including cover if you reside in Australia after taking out your health policy
  9. Support benefits, including but not limited to, a $2500 mental health support benefit and a public hospital cash grant
  10. Health screening allowance including bowel, breast, cervical, prostate and skin screening

What's more, with eligible policies you also get the added benefit of earning Airpoints Dollars™ for premiums paid, and have the opportunity to join AIA Vitality - a science-backed health and wellbeing program that rewards your healthy choices.

With AIA Cancer Care, you’re in control. Get in touch to find out more.

1 Ministry of Health. (2020, February 3). New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2020. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/new-zealand-cancer-action-plan-2019-2029
2 Ministry of Health. (2021, January 12). Cancer. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/cancer

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