On an overcast morning in spring 2018, OrbitProtect was alerted to a tragic road accident. One of our policyholders was struck by a car while crossing a busy road in Christchurch, along with two other pedestrians. She sustained critical injuries and was taken to Christchurch Hospital by ambulance.
In our effort to support students with their unexpected medical needs without having to make a claim, we introduced the OrbitPay card. By using the card at our authorised medical providers, International Student policyholders do not need to pay for their doctor visits and prescriptions (terms and cover limitations apply) as these providers have a direct billing agreement with us.
Online video doctor consultations (Telehealth) are now available.
New Zealand is a great place to study and work, and is a popular destination for people from all around the globe. But it’s also one of the most expensive places in the world to be if you not a Kiwi or a resident and you happen to require medical attention.
Leaving home and traveling overseas to study in a new environment can be daunting. But it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience, and with the right insurance cover and support you can relax and make the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.