Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
If you currently have an injury that is covered by ACC you are entitled to Acupuncture therapy. All you require is your ACC claim number. ACC will then pay towards your treatment. ACC funds Acupuncture as well as Moxibustion, Cupping and Tuina (Chinese medical massage). For more information click here.
Southern Cross Insurance Members and Acupuncture
If you currently hold the Wellbeing Two policy with the additional Body Care Module you can claim for Acupuncture. For more information click here.
Education Benevolent Society (EBS) Members
50% of the net cost of specified expenses for Acupuncture will be covered.
EBS is a not for profit organisation dedicated to employees in the New Zealand Education Sector.
EBS is 100% owned by these Education Unions and only members of, or people employed by these organisations can access EBS benefits.
The Education Unions are as follows:
NZEI – NZ Educational Institute
PPTA – Post Primary Teachers Association
TEU – The Tertiary Education Union (was ASTE & AUS)
TIASA – Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association
ISEA – The Independent Schools Education Association Inc (formerly ISTANZ)
PSA – NZ Public Service Association University and Education Services Groups.
The following organisations also cover all or some of the cost of Acupuncture treatment for their employees: NZ Police, NZ Post, Air New Zealand, Kiwi Rail, and Veteran’s Affairs.