HealthCarePlus was created by the unions that protect your rights at work - to protect your health in life.
We give eligible union members (and their families) the chance to be part of a uniquely generous and affordable healthcare scheme that’s designed to benefit you in everyday life, not just when you’re sick… and can often save typical families hundreds of dollars more than it costs, each year. And we 'give back' to the education and public sector as a whole - through our charitable Grants for Good.
— Here’s what you're part of with HealthCarePlus
HealthCarePlus was created by the unions who protect your rights at work - to protect your health in life. We give eligible union members (and their families) the chance to be part of a uniquely generous and affordable health care scheme that’s designed to benefit you in everyday life, not just when you’re sick… and can often save typical families hundreds of dollars more than it costs, each year.
For as little as a few dollars a week, our Primary Care packages help offset your day-to-day health costs across a very broad range of services - making personal and family healthcare, truly affordable.
You can claim a wide range of benefits - with no ‘pre-existing condition’ exclusions - and once you sign up, you (and your family) can continue to access our benefits for life, even if you leave your union.
It’s about healthcare you’ll actually use in normal life - that’s there to maximise your benefit, not minimise our payouts - backed up with comprehensive hospital cover if you need it, through our Hospital Select scheme.
You’ll join thousands of education and public sector workers, who are getting even more value out of their union membership - by accessing healthcare support that’s been specifically designed for the NZ healthcare system, and to work ‘everyday’ for its members.
This means that a typical family, with typical needs, might save hundreds of dollars more than they pay, each year! To calculate your potential savings, just click here.
A not-for-profit provider
While many of us would prefer healthcare to be universal (and free) – today’s reality makes paid cover a necessity for most New Zealanders. But while private providers are there to maximise profits to shareholders, which can shape their costs, benefits (and fine print) - we’re a union-created cooperative, (and NZ registered charity) that only exists to do the best thing, and the right thing, by you.
This means more generous, transparent products and a claims process that’s designed around paying your claim, not hindering it. This leads to more satisfied customers - and more benefits for the education & public service sectors as a whole. See what this means for our members, right here.
Supporting your sector
Created by unions, we only exist to help support and increase the physical, mental and financial well-being of all our members.
We do this in three ways:
More generous healthcare that delivers unique benefits - and lasts beyond your union membership, for the rest of your whanau and the rest of your life.
Supporting resources like our Health & Wellbeing blog articles - that exist for the benefit of our members, and the sector.
Our ‘Grants for Good’ programme - that provides charitable grants to help fund the professional development and training of individual members – and research projects that benefit the sector as a whole.
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Our Primary Care cover is designed to maximise the benefits paid to you, not minimise them. Plus, our Plans have less of the usual barriers and exclusions to join and often pay out more each year to typical families, than they cost. And once you’re a Member, you and your family can enjoy the benefits, not just for the rest of your union membership – but for the rest of your life.