Waikato-Tainui and Southern Cross partner to ensure kaumaatua have easy access to healthcare

Monday, 4 April 2022

It is with great pleasure that today we’re announcing the start of our committed journey to increase awareness and access to quality healthcare for our kaumaatua, through a new partnership with Southern Cross Health Insurance. Adding yet another tool in our kete to provide to our whaanau, for the betterment of their hauora and financial security – through the kaumaatua medical grant.

Southern Cross is a New Zealand owned, not-for-profit health insurer, with 895,000 members across Aotearoa. Since 2017, Southern Cross has held the title of “New Zealand’s most trusted health insurer*”, so what better partner to help care for our whaanau and iwi.

We acknowledge that health insurance may be a very unfamiliar space for many of our whaanau, so with the tautoko and expertise of Southern Cross behind us, we can’t wait to offer more health and wellbeing benefits to our kaumaatua through Southern Cross health cover.

Jason Ake – Deputy Chief Executive & GM Communications and Engagement – adds “Amohia ake te ora o te iwi – this was our catch cry to help centre our approach to COVID-19, however it has a much wider appeal because quite simply, the health and wellbeing of our people must remain paramount every day.

We all make sure our vehicles have a current warrant of fitness, so we just have to apply the same standards to the people driving them e hoa ma.  That means more quality time with whaanau and friends and you can’t put a price on that.

The kaumaatua medical grant opens 1 April 2022 and our first kaupapa with Southern Cross will be available on the 1st of May 2022. So standby for more great news to come.

* Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands 2017-2021.