Case studies and success stories

Industry: Manufacturing
Size: 70 staff
Business challenge: Improve the wellbeing of employees and take preventative action to protect employees health 

Business solution: Fully subsidised health insurance giving staff access to private healthcare

 

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Industry: Personal care
Size: 50 staff
Business challenge: Retaining staff and reducing employee sick days 

Business solution: Subsidised health insurance 

Kimberly-Clark New Zealand may be a relatively small cog in the global company’s very big machine – but through a 20-year partnership with Southern Cross and a range of other initiatives, it’s doing more than its fair share to support its people’s health and wellbeing.

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Industry: Logistics
Size:  200 staff
Business challenge: Attracting and retaining employees
Solution: Fully subsidised health insurance

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Industry: Electricity
Size:  360 staff
Business challenge: Attracting and retaining employees
Solution: Fully subsidised health insurance giving staff access to private healthcare

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Industry: Education
Size:  1500 employees
Business challenge: Improving employee wellbeing and engagement
Solution: Voluntary health insurance work scheme

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Industry:   Construction
Size:  80 employees
Business challenge: Attracting and retaining staff

Solution: Fully subsidised health insurance for management staff, plus discounted rates through a voluntary scheme for remaining staff
It started as a relationship about a building, but today the link between Southern Cross and Foster Construction is much more about building a relationship.

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Industry:  Construction
Size: 35 employees in Queenstown and 10 in Cromwell
Business challenge: Retaining staff and reducing employee sick days
Solution: Fully subsidised health insurance
AJSaville, a Queenstown-based construction business with a record of award-winning performance, is now earning accolades from its staff for its recently introduced health insurance scheme with Southern Cross Health Society.

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Industry:  Customer service
Size: 45 full-time staff and 150 casual workers
Business challenge: Improve the wellbeing of employees and take preventative action to protect employees health
Solution: Subsidised health insurance
A heartfelt commitment to helping people help themselves has led Wellington company Corporate Connect to offer its staff fully subsidised Southern Cross health insurance.

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Industry: Manufacturing
Size: 20 employees
Business challenge: Attracting and retaining staff
Solution: Subsidised health insurance
When Canary Enterprises decided to offer its team a comprehensive, fully subsidised health insurance package, it had only one provider in mind: Southern Cross.

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Industry: Construction
Size: Mike Greer Homes: 50 employees; Switched on Property: 120 employees
Business challenge: Retaining and attracting staff
Solution: Subsidised health insurance

For two Christchurch companies, Southern Cross health insurance is more than a commitment to health and wellbeing – it’s also vital to their success as employers of choice.

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Industry: Government
Size: 48 employees
Business challenge: Retaining staff
Solution: Subsidised health insurance, health checks

If you were planning to close your business within the next few years, what would you do to keep your staff with you, right to the end?

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Industry: Manufacturing (Fertiliser)
Size: 600 employees
Business challenge: Retention        
Solution:
Subsidised health insurance, health checks

'Positively thriving' is Ravensdown's recruitment and career brand. From this platform, the company demonstrates a commitment to staff welfare that goes further than most.

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Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical services
Size: 1600 employees
Business challenge: Supporting employee wellbeing
Solution: Subsidised health insurance, health checks, flu vaccinations

When engineering consultancy Beca was named New Zealand’s Most Reputable Organisation in 2011, it was for much more than its outstanding technical, financial and service performance.

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Southern Cross Medical Care Society (trading as Southern Cross Health Society) has an A+ (Strong) financial strength rating given by Standard & Poor’s (Australia) Pty Limited. The rating scale is: AAA (Extremely Strong), AA (Very Strong), A (Strong), BBB (Good), BB (Marginal), B (Weak), CCC (Very Weak), CC (Extremely Weak), SD or D (Selective Default or Default), R (Regulatory Action), NR (Not Rated). Ratings from ‘AA’ to ‘CCC’ may be modified by the addition of a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standing within the major rating categories. Full details of the rating scale are available at www.standardandpoors.com. Standard & Poor’s is an approved rating agency under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010.