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The 5 levels of cancer protection

When we’re young, we like to think we’re invincible. Despite its prevalence in older populations, cancer can strike at any age. And having the key insurance policies in place—medical, trauma, income, life and total permanent disability—can help shoulder some of the stress and financial burden that comes with such a life-changing diagnosis. 

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BRAVEday’s tenacity helps secure second cancer insurance claim

Every year when the bills for their health, trauma and life insurance came around, Dona's husband would grumble at the cost and swear it would be the last year they’d pay before she would convince him otherwise. In 2016, she was glad they did. 

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BRAVEday helps New Zealanders claim over $480k in medical insurance

We might be small, but we’re still making a big difference to Kiwis affected by health issues. In the last financial year, we have helped our clients claim over $480,000 in medical insurance. This was part of the record-breaking $1.454 billion medical claims lodged from March 2017 to March 2018.

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What cancer screenings does medical insurance cover?

Early detection is critical when it comes to fighting cancer, and regular cancer screenings play a crucial role. However, not all screenings are publicly funded and often subsidised screenings don’t kick in until a certain age, leaving everyone else wondering where they stand.

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Insuring against cancer: is private health insurance worth it?

Cancer is New Zealand’s biggest killer. Every year, it claims over 9,500 Kiwi lives. Each day, an average of 63 new cancer cases are registered. What’s more, by 2035 the number of people it affects is expected to increase by 50 per cent. While we can’t cure cancer (yet), we can be prepared for it.

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“I really hit the lotto”: Megan’s lucky turn in her fight with breast cancer

Like all New Zealand women, when Megan turned 45 she became eligible for a free mammogram screening offered through BreastScreen Aotearoa. But like many of us, she put it off until she saw the mobile screening unit in Orewa.

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Health insurance and cancer: why only some drugs are covered

When it comes to treating cancer, many patients rely on their medical insurance cover to help fund the financial cost of treatment. However, not all policies are the same—and where some policies could help you access lifesaving drugs, others might not.

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Protecting a work in progress: A guide to contract works insurance for tradies

Before the first peg goes in the ground and the first nail is hammered, you need to arrange contract works insurance for your building project.

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What happens when products fail? A guide to implied warranties for tradies

As a builder or tradesperson, you don’t always have control over the materials you use on a project. The owner or an architect will sometimes specify the materials they want you to work with, whether you’re familiar with them or not.

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Work vehicle insurance to keep tradies on the move and on the job

A ute or panel van is as important to a tradie as their tools. What would be the impact on your business, or livelihood if your workhorse was out of action for several days?

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