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Insurance is about compensation not enrichment

Insurance is about compensation not enrichment. It is not a lotto ticket for a windfall should an insurable event happen. The policy owner should not be in a financially better situation after the event. What insurance should be about is compensating for a likely loss...

60% increase in the cost of treating cancer patients

Reading in the Daily telegraph from London yesterday: A financial adviser, Mr Haefele from UBS believes that the focus for investors should be in emerging markets health care and above all oncology and immunotherapy, a sector which apparently has 300 clinical trials...

Health bill drawn from ballot

It is good news that the private members which seeks to provide a 25% tax rebate on health insurance costs for the over 65’s has finally been drawn from the ballot. The bill also tries to address the issue of encouraging self-insurance for health costs by removing the...

Insufficient sleep may increase night time blood pressure

A recent small study from the Mayo Clinic was presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American college of Cardiology that indicated a finding that insufficient sleep is linked to an increase in blood pressure during night time hours Insufficient sleep...

Some interesting facts on Male mortality rates

                                                                                 I think it is always interesting to look at the statistics around mortality rates in New Zealand to understand the real risks that need to be considered. Nobody consciously thinks about...

Spotlight on skin cancer

Spotlight on skin cancer                                                                                                              It is always enjoyable to be outside in the great summer weather that we having been having. Whether boating or tramping or lying on...

Why males need insurance

Males die younger Males are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer Males are more likely to die of cancer Males are more likely to die of diabetes Males are more likely to die of heart disease Males put of seeing their doctor even when they are sick! Facts Around...

Could consuming probiotics help lower blood pressure?

We have all heard that consuming foods with probiotics, the so called good bacteria, promotes a healthy digestive system but new research suggests that probiotics could also reduce blood pressure Probiotics are  live micro-organisms that occur naturally in the stomach...

Are you looking for health insurance?

If you are looking for Health insurance and are unsure what you need then a meeting with a broker like me is probably one of the best investments of your time. What I can do is help you understand how health insurance works so that you can make the best choice for...

ACC’s safety engagement programme

ACC have started a new safety engagement programme whose aim is to increase awareness around the effects of non-workplace injuries. They have developed a series of injury prevention newsletters which will cover a variety of key issues related to health and safety. The...