In response to the article posted by us recently: SOUTHERN CROSS LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE WON’T BE PAYING OUT ON LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES OR MEDICAL IF YOU’VE HAD THE COVID VACCINE? Is this true? » Uncensored Publications Limited Stephen Child, chief medical officer for Southern Cross Health Insurance has provided us with an official statement.
Southern Cross follows the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Medsafe on the management of COVID-19, and the utilisation of any vaccinations.
We would like to reassure our Health Insurance and Life Insurance policyholders that their policies will continue in the usual way and in no way be impacted if they receive a MedSafe approved COVID-19 vaccine.
In New Zealand, acute care is provided by the public health system so if treatment is needed urgently after receiving a vaccine, you should go directly to the Accident and Emergency unit at your nearest public hospital.
ACC also provides treatment and support to people if they have an adverse reaction to any vaccine if their criteria for injury treatment is met. This is why vaccine-related treatment injury is a standard exclusion in our Health Insurance plans.
Therefore, as is current practice, if you develop symptoms from the COVID-19 vaccine or any other Medsafe approved vaccine and require treatment, you can lodge a claim with ACC.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the COVID-19 website.
Much thanks to the representatives at Southern Cross for promptly responding to the allegations and clearing up the uncertainty and misinformation on their COVID policy. Great communication guys! Martin