NZASA-registered acupuncturists are recognised by the following Insurance companies:


Southern Cross

Wellbeing One and Two policies with the additional Body Care Module

The benefit payable is $500 per claim year for acupuncture, with a limit of $500 per claim year in total across all alternative healthcare services covered.

  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathy or Chiropractic
  • Homeopathy or Naturopathy consultations
  • Remedial Massage therapy


Health Essentials

The benefit payable covers 75% of the cost of acupuncture treatment up to $250 per year.

If a Southern Cross member is uncertain about their entitlement they should contact the Southern Cross call centre on 0800 800 181 Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm.


Education Benevolent Society (EBS)

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



NZASA-registered acupuncturists are recognised by ACC

NZASA has been recognised in the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Act since 2005, and therefore NZASA’s registered acupuncturists can become ACC Treatment Providers.

This means a person on ACC can be referred to a registered acupuncturist and have part, or all, of their fee for treatment covered by ACC.  The amount ACC will cover depends on the specific details of that person’s claim.

ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all NZ residents and visitors to NZ.  As an ACC treatment provider, you are able to treat people and claim your fees (or part-fees) directly from ACC.