Elective Surgery wait times halved!
Fri May 3rd 2019
A recent survey carried out by Southern Cross in partnership with Kantar TNS delivered some interesting findings about the benefit to New Zealand employees of having health insurance. 2000 employees ...
The Importance Of Getting Your Paperwork Right
Mon July 23rd 2018
Your insurer isn't trying to be difficult when asking for additional information – there's a specific reason behind every request. Annoying and frustrating though it may be, it's important to ...
Things Left Unsaid...
Fri July 6th 2018
It can be scary to contemplate what might be around the corner. Mentally we try to stay positive about the future, and avoid thinking about the worst that could befall ...
Does My Insurer Understand Me
Fri June 1st 2018
I am fine, I am healthy. Aren't I? Health can be a complex issue in life's journey of bumps, bruises and illnesses. Your doctor is there to look out for ...
Something So Small...
Fri May 11th 2018
Andrew is one of those fathers who exudes optimism, warm smiles, career success and a wisdom beyond his 37 years. Unknown to many, he is also a man who has ...
E.P.A… don’t you mean E.P.Yayy!
Wed Feb. 28th 2018
Who have you entrusted to make decisions about your personal welfare and finances should you be unable to make these decisions for yourself? By appointing someone you trust you can ...
Trauma Insurance: Be Protected
Tue Oct. 17th 2017
No one wants to contemplate suffering a serious illness, but the sad fact is that many people can and do face this challenge every day, often with a devastating impact ...
NIB Claims Stats
Wed Aug. 23rd 2017
Having private health insurance is important for many reasons. Whilst our Public health system offers good access, it does not fully substitute for health insurance. We thought you would be ...
Health Insurance: What Are The Benefits?
Mon Aug. 14th 2017
If you’re fit and healthy, health insurance can sometimes seem like an unnecessary expense. New Zealand has a great public healthcare system after all, which will take care of you ...
Case Study: Erik
Fri June 10th 2016
While Erik couldn't see the point of life insurance, he could see Michael made some good points about trauma cover, medical insurance and income protection.
Buying life insurance? Look out for these 6 traps
Tue June 7th 2016
Life insurance is one of those things on everyone's to-do list but often it tends to end up at the bottom of the list. Watch out for these 6 traps.
Advantages of using a Financial Adviser over online insurance
Tue April 5th 2016
We are bombarded nowadays with getting quotes here or saving money there. There are so many options and promises it is hard to make a clear decision.
All you need to know about: Income Protection Insurance
Wed Feb. 17th 2016
Income protection provides cover to one of your greatest assets…. Your Income!
Case study: Abigail
Thu Dec. 17th 2015
Abigail and her husband led a full, happy life until terminal cancer brought it to an abrupt end. Find out how Cave Financial were able to help Abigail through this ...
Life, health, wealth: Insuring your other assets
Thu Nov. 12th 2015
No one wants to think about dying, becoming sick or disabled, or losing their job, but when it comes to insurance, ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away.Unfortunately, many ...
Personal Finance: Tragic tale sparked trauma insurance
Wed April 8th 2015
South African surgeon Marius Barnard went down in history as part of the team, led by his brother Christiaan, which performed the first human heart transplant operation in 1967.But he ...
Leading causes of death
Thu March 19th 2015
Humans aren't very good at risk assessment. We’re often more worried about scary things we can't control – like air travel or stranger danger – and less concerned with the ...
Sat Nov. 1st 2014
Natalie Murphy went through cancer without the support that life insurance can provide.She didn't want that to happen to anyone else so she approached Asteron through her insurance adviser, so ...
Can I claim income protection premiums?
Wed Oct. 1st 2014
Not sure if your income protection premiums are tax deductible or lost your tax certificate for your income protection policy?