What is health insurance?
One of the more common types of personal insurance, health insurance is paid out to cover medical expenses and private healthcare.
We’re fairly lucky in that the public health system in New Zealand does a pretty good job in emergencies, but for all of those ‘non-urgent’ (but still distressing!) scenarios, it can be tricky to get the level and timeliness of care you need. Health (or medical) insurance is a way to skip the long waiting lists and ensure that you can access the best medical care to get you back on your feet faster.