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    Hi Everybody,

    does anybody know whether your employer pays a health insurance for you when working on WHV or do you need to pay it yourself?

    One of the WHV conditions to get a work permit is to have an insurance. Does it need to be a whole year cover?

    If the employer pays that for you while working, wouldn't you double pay it?

    thanks.

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    Hi,

    The employers dont pay for your health insurance, thats entirely down to you.

    You would need to take out cover for the length of your visa as immigration will probably want to see it when you arrive at the airport.
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    Is that the same on Visitor permit Taffy? Do we need to be covered already for when we arrive?

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    Health care is only compulsory under certain conditions of certain visas. They are usually only in place where the 2 countries concerned do not have recipricol health agreements in place.

    Coming from the UK, you do not need medical insurance, but none the less it can be very worth while having!
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    thankx Taffy, it means I will pay my insurance for 12 months before arriving to NZ.

    Good to have it sorted out.

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    if anybody is interested in insurance, I have found this link. Prices seem reasonable.

    www.healthinsurance.co.nz

    There are two plans you can choose from - the Protector NZ$4922 , Premier NZ$615.00 / 12 months.

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