Kaumaatua Health Insurance

Southern Cross Health Insurance now available under the Kaumaatua Grant.

We’re pleased to announce that our first kaupapa in partnership with Southern Cross Health Insurance is now live and available.

The Waikato-Tainui Kaumaatua health insurance scheme is now an available option within the Kaumaatua Grant.

This option provides our kaumaatua access to Waikato-Tainui HealthEssentials – a plan that provides cover for day to day healthcare services, through Southern Cross, valued at $1,250, for just $500 – that’s only 50% of your total entitlement under this grant option!

HealthEssentials provides cover for a wide variety of day-to-day healthcare services, including:

  • GP consultations,
  • Dental consultations and treatment,
  • Optometrist consultations,
  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses,
  • Physiotherapist,
  • Osteopath,
  • Chiropractor,
  • Registered massage therapist,
  • Acupuncture,
  • Dietician or Nutritionist

What better way to get those lingering worries or issues seen to and ensure you’re caring for your own tinana, as much as you do for your whaanau.

To make things even easier for you, there is no ‘stand-down period’ – which means you’re able to start accessing these benefits right from the moment you’re signed up! PLUS, there is no ‘co-payment’, meaning you will be reimbursed for 100% of the actual costs of the eligible healthcare service (up to the annual limits).

In these uncertain times, it is paramount that we are all looking after our health and wellbeing, leaving less questions unanswered and taking action to control what we can. Let us, and our friends at Southern Cross, tautoko you on your hauora journey – kia kotahi ai taatou katoa.

You can apply for your Kaumaatua Grant (HERE) and opt in-to the Waikato-Tainui Kaumaatua health insurance scheme.

Terms, conditions & exclusions apply, including benefit sub-limits. For full details, request a copy of the policy document from the Waikato-Tainui grants office.

Southern Cross has a range of other health insurance plans. If you want to know more, call Southern Cross on the numbers below to speak to a Southern Cross representative. Note that as these plans are NOT available under the Waikato-Tainui Kaumaatua health insurance scheme, you would need to pay the premiums for these plans yourself:
If you’re not a Southern Cross member – 0800 800 305 (Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm).
For existing Southern Cross members – 0800 800 181 (Monday- Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm).

If you require any further information, assistance with your application forms, or would even like an application pack sent to you, call 0800 TAINUI (0800 824 684) or email [email protected], and one of our amazing Tribal Connectors will assist you.