17 November 2023 - James Willoughby is the winner of the MAS Best Presentation Award at the inaugural NZ Medical Students Association Student Research Forum with his research on bacterial biofilms.
13 November 2023 - the Government has announced a new land categorisation system that is being implemented in regions impacted by the severe weather events - what does this means for your claims and ongoing insurance?
9 November 2023 - Environmental responsibility has always been important at MAS so we've become a Toitū net carbonzero certified organisation.
1 November 2023 - As part of our continued focus on enhancing our members’ investment experience, MAS has made some fee changes to our Schemes.
26 October 2023 - Global share markets take a breather as rates push higher. Market sentiment shifted during the September quarter, with share markets, both international and domestic, ending in negative territory.
2 October 2023 - MAS has announced a range of enhancements to help improve our Income Security insurance product that are effective as of 28 August 2023.
26 September 2023 - MAS has won two Gold awards in the 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM (Human Capital Management) Excellence Awards for the MAS Protect Accreditation Programme.
8 September 2023 - The New Zealand Dental Association Employment Fair is not your average job expo, it’s more like real-life speed dating for job opportunities.
6 September 2023 - Kishan Seger has been named as 2023’s Young Engineer Award winner, an accolade proudly supported by MAS as part of the Engineering New Zealand ENVI Awards.
4 September 2023 - MAS's Annual General Meeting for 2023 was held online on 30 August and here is the report.
14 August 2023 - MAS invites our Members to join us at the MAS Members' Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM).
03 August 2023 – The MAS KiwiSaver Scheme and the MAS Retirement Savings Scheme have launched new tools and been recognised for responsible investing.
17 July 2023 - STONZ (a union advocating for and run by resident medical officers) and MAS have agreed to work together to support RMOs throughout New Zealand.
11 July 2023 - The quarter was dominated by investors changing views on whether central banks could engineer a slowing in economies sufficient to reduce inflation, without forcing a recession.
23 June 2023 - MAS is helping you address climate change through your investment in the MAS KiwiSaver Scheme and/or MAS Retirement Savings Scheme.
22 June 2023 - MAS has again been nominated as one of three finalists for Best Ethical KiwiSaver Provider in New Zealand at the upcoming Mindful Money Awards on 29 June.
19 June 2023 - The New Zealand Association of Artist Doctors, supported by MAS, performed in their annual concert. There was a tap dancing troupe and 50-piece orchestra.
In June 2023 the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) filed proceedings against MAS in the High Court in relation to the self-reported issues and breaches of the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA).
01 June 2023 - MAS has contacted impacted Members after a fulsome review was completed as part of our Conduct and Culture programme. Some Members have yet to receive their funds.
31 May 2023 - MAS is calling for nominations for the role of Practitioner Trustee of MAS Members’ Trust 2023
31 May 2023 - Entries are now open for the 2023 Sustainable Business Awards, Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest sustainability awards. For the fourth year running, MAS is sponsoring the Social Impactor category.
25 May 2023 - The dominant theme for financial markets during the year was the efforts of central banks to bring multi-decade high inflation under control and the risks that this presented to economies.
3 May 2023 - Frequently asked questions: Annual statement and tax certificates for the year ended 31 March 2023.
17 April 2023 - The quarter was another one characterised by volatile financial markets as investors’ expectations that inflation was near its peak see-sawed between optimism and pessimism.
12 April 2023 - MAS has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for its house, car, and contents insurance for the seventh year in a row.
24 March 2023 - MAS is a platinum sponsor of the NZ HR Awards which honours excellence in the industry.
17 March 2023 - Our investment webinar Navigating Volatility: Investment Strategies for Turbulent Times is now online.
3 March 2023 - A webinar with experts where we'll share how we’re responding to this changing and turbulent environment and offer suggestions about what you can do.
27 February 2023 - MAS is proud to be one of the partners of the collaboration that created Docket, led by the Sustainable Business Network.
24 February 2023 - Over six thousand people took part in the MAS 5.5km Fun Run/Walk at the 2023 Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays on Sunday.
2 February 2023 - MAS has joined the Trees That Count movement to create a healthier future for Aotearoa New Zealand, MAS will fund native trees on the Member’s behalf.
Updated: 15 February 2023 - Are you affected by the weather around the North Island? We have a team standing by to take your call and assist you with claims.
18 January 2023 - Changing expectations for inflation continue to drive financial markets.
Updated 27 February 2023 - We are undertaking our annual review of premium rates.
12 December 2022 - A Kiwi drink company committed to doing environmental and social good won the 2022 MAS-sponsored Social Impactor category at the Sustainable Business Awards.
9 December 2022 - The In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand (ILANZ) Awards celebrated the next generation of rising talent with Fraser McCallum named the MAS Young In-House Lawyer of the Year for 2022.
2 December 2022 - MAS is supporting the 5.5km fun run or walk at the annual Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays event for a third year. MAS Members are eligible for discounted entry.
29 November 2022 - Opt-In Remediation. During a review of our policy processes, we have discovered an error affecting life and disability income policies that were renewed between 2009 and 2017.
18 November 2022 - MAS won three awards at the 2022 Plain Language Awards, including best Plain Language Champion for Phil Belcher, MAS Product Manager Life & Disability Insurance.
26 October 2022 - MAS Members are invited to join a free online discussion about mindful consumption, green wellbeing and how to incorporate sustainability into our everyday lives.
25 October 2022 - Dozens of dentists received job offers as a result of attending the New Zealand Dental Association Employment Fair in August.
14 October 2022 – MAS welcomed Helen McDowall into the newly-created role of Head of Investments and Business Development in late July.
14 October 2022 – We unpack the reason why interest rates have risen sharply and why this may have caused short-term pain but potentially long-term gain.
14 October 2022 – The quarter was a volatile one for financial markets as investors' expectations that inflation was near its peak seesawed between optimism and pessimism.
11 October 2022 – The Board of Medical Assurance Society (MAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason McCracken as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jason will succeed Martin Stokes, who earlier in the year announced that he wished to retire.
5 October 2022 – Global investment markets have been on somewhat of a roller coaster ride over the past few months, and in recent weeks they have weakened significantly. Find out more here.
19 September 2022 – Finalists have been announced for the Sustainable Business Awards 2022 with MAS sponsoring the Social Impactor category, which celebrates businesses striving to improve lives in Aotearoa and abroad.
16 September 2022 - We have made some changes to our Privacy Statement.
9 September 2022 – From 1 October 2022, the Government is increasing the ECQ Cap from $150,000 to $300,000 (excluding GST).
2 September 2022 – MAS's Annual General Meeting was held online on 31 August 2022.
15 August 2022 - MAS invites our Members to join us at the MAS Members' Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM).
10 August 2022 – The MAS KiwiSaver Scheme and the MAS Retirement Savings Scheme have transitioned from restricted to open 'retail' status.
18 July 2022 - The organisers of the 2022 New Zealand Medical Students’ Association Conference believe the experience has taught them skills that will be invaluable to their medical careers.
14 July 2022 - MAS sponsored Jacinta Fa’alili-Fidow’s (founder and CEO of Moana Connect) keynote speech at the inaugural NZ Women in Medicine Conference, which took place in Wellington in May 2022.
13 July 2022 – Aotearoa New Zealand's top ethical and responsible investors were celebrated at the Mindful Money Ethical and Impact Investment Awards 2022 on 28 June.
12 July 2022 – The quarter was dominated by global inflation increasing further to new multi-decade highs.
28 June 2022 - In-house lawyers will benefit from a new partnership agreement between ILANZ and MAS.
17 June 2022 - Since we last reported on investment markets, the global share markets have continued to weaken significantly with the New Zealand share market not immune to the same decline.
03 June 2022 - Abbigail Surridge has been named this year's Emerging HR Practitioner of the Year at the NZ HR Awards 2022.
26 May 2022 - MAS is calling for nominations for the role of Practitioner Trustee of MAS Members’ Trust.
25 May 2022 - In this article, we report on investment markets and what this can mean for our investors.
17 May 2023 - Your policy includes an inflation adjustment benefit. The rate of inflation MAS applies will depend on which policy type you have purchased. A summary of the rates to be applied to different MAS policy types is set out here.
10 May 2022 - MAS has had its responsible investment strategy certified by Mindful Money, reflecting its commitment to making a positive impact through its investments.
02 May 2022 - A programme that helps Wellington tamariki participate in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays has adapted its approach to the Omicron outbreak, ensuring students still have a chance to get active.
28 April 2022 - What does the surging inflation mean for Conservative Fund and Moderate Fund investors?
28 April 2022 - Well-known charity, Mindful Money recognises MAS Funds.
27 April 2022 - In this article with our investment manager, JBWere, we explain what has caused the recent market movements and what this can mean for our investors.
23 March 2022 - Join us for a free online wellbeing event with award winning journalist Jehan Casinader and Registered Clinical Psychologist Dr Dougal Sutherland.
17 March 2022 - Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays moved to an innovative digital delivery model rather than its usual fun run/walk event around the Wellington waterfront which was due to take place on Sunday 20 February.
17 March 2022 - MAS is supporting BBM’s Foodshare programme, providing much-needed food parcels to whānau across Counties Manukau.
3 March 2022 - Mindful Money, a well-known charity promoting responsible investment in NZ, has just released a list of KiwiSaver funds that have investments in Russian Government bonds or Russian companies with ties to the Kremlin.
23 February 2022 - In this article with our investment manager, JBWere, we explain what has caused recent movement and what this can mean for our investors.
11 February 2022 - MAS has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for its house, car, and contents insurance – for a sixth consecutive year.
10 February 2022 - We’re sad to announce that due to the restrictions in the COVID-19 red setting, we’ve been forced to postpone MAS Talks with Sir Ian Taylor which had been scheduled for March.
20 January 2022 - Returns for MAS funds this quarter improved on results from the previous quarter as global share markets largely shrugged off the challenges from COVID-19 and inflation.
23 December 2021 - For a second year MAS is sponsoring Run and Become, a fun training programme to get hundreds of Wellington kids and whānau ready to participate in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays in February.
22 December 2021 - Social enterprise, Gap Filler, was the winner of the MAS-sponsored Social Impactor award at the recent Sustainable Business Awards, in recognition of their innovative Good Spot parking programme.
We've discovered some incorrect calculations that are affecting a small number of Life and Disability insurance claims. Learn how we're fixing this.
2 December 2021 – Written, produced and directed by talented medical students, MAS has supported the University of Auckland Med Revue now for 4 years. Read on to hear about this year's revue, MAS Presents: Med School Musical.
We've discovered that some Multi-product or Goldshield discounts have been applied incorrectly. We're correcting these errors and refunding those effected.
At MAS, we’re proud of the outstanding insurance we provide our Members. But from time to time we make mistakes and when that happens, our priority is to put things right.
18 November 2021 – Entries are now open for one of the country's biggest fun run events, the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays, where MAS is proudly sponsoring for the second year, the 6.5km fun run or walk.
1 November 2021 - Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards, which recognise the hard work of our country’s primary care medical professionals.
28 October 2021 – Nominations for the 2022 NZ NR Awards, which celebrates the achievements and innovations of the country's top human resources leaders, are closing soon.
18 October 2021 - Returns for funds in the MAS KiwiSaver Scheme and the MAS Retirement Savings moderated after their very strong performance of the previous quarter.
8 October 2021 – MAS has invested in the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) for a third year, cementing its commitment to building a healthier Aotearoa.
27 September 2021 – Jonathan Chambers has been named Young Engineer of the Year – an Engineering New Zealand award supported by MAS.
20 September 2021 – This year's MAS Talks with Sir Ian Taylor have been postponed until the new year. Find out more here.
20 September 2021 – MAS is committed to providing consistent and fair value premiums for Members over time, which is why we are making some adjustments to premium rates for our Life Insurance policies.
20 September 2021 – MAS is committed to providing consistent and fair value premiums for Members over time, which is why we are adjusting premium rates for our Income Security policies.
26 August 2021 – MAS's Annual General Meeting for 2021 was held online on 25 August.
10 August 2021 - MAS invites our Members to join us at the MAS Members' Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM).
14 July 2021 - Financial markets were volatile as investors’ assessment of future inflation and therefore the risk of higher official cash rates changed frequently in response to new data.
30 June 2021 - From 30 June 2021, MAS will be the single point of contact for its Members when they need to lodge house or land claims following a natural disaster.
25 June 2021 - Previously, you could only join the Schemes if you met certain MAS eligibility criteria. From 23 June 2021, we have opened eligibility to join our Schemes to all New Zealanders who meet the broader Government eligibility requirements.
23 June 2021 - We have made some changes to our Privacy Statement.
14 June 2021 - One in four New Zealanders live rurally, and these rural communities face unique issues when accessing healthcare. Each year, the National Rural Health Conference brings together health workers to discuss key issues facing rural healthcare.
11 June 2021 - Medical and dental students from University of Otago took extra special care of some well-loved Dunedinites in May.
10 June 2021 - Two of the country’s best young in-house lawyers were celebrated at this year’s annual In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand Conference in May.
27 May 2021 – MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill one governance role within the MAS Group.
04 June 2021 - New exclusions added to General Insurance policies (effective from 1 July 2021).
13 May 2021 – The 2020/21 financial year offered a stark contrast to the previous financial year and several of our Funds produced their strongest annual return in their history.
13 May 2021 - Annual Statement and tax certificates for the year ended 31 March 2021: Frequently asked questions
In 1921 a group of Napier doctors agreed to form an unlikely venture: an insurance company formed as a mutual to serve the needs of doctors. A century later, MAS is still thriving. In many ways it has been a century of success against the odds...
22 April 2021 - The MAS KiwiSaver Plan and MAS Retirement Savings Plan have around $1bn invested in international equities (shares). This means the success of our Plans depends on carefully managing our investment in international equities.
21 April 2021 - Over the past quarter, COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use and are being rapidly rolled out around the world. This means that the prospects for economic growth have significantly improved.
MAS is one of the most affordable car insurance providers in New Zealand with outstanding customer satisfaction, according to a recent report by Consumer NZ.
30 March 2021 - Dr Julie Wharewera-Mika and Ms Mafi Funaki-Tahifote have been appointed joint Heads of Foundation for the MAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of insurance and investment provider MAS.
15 March 2021 - With most New Zealand banks phasing out cheques in the coming months, MAS will no longer accept cheques after 31 May.
24 February 2021 - More than 13,000 people participated in this year's Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays, 5,827 of those in the 6.5km Fun Run/Walk, which MAS sponsored for the first time. Among those were a huge number of MAS staff and Members.
11 February 2021 - This year’s New Year Honours saw a number of MAS Members recognised for work spanning disciplines including veterinary science, women’s health, sustainability and public health.
27 January 2021 - News of the approval of several vaccines for COVID-19 propelled international sharemarkets to record levels, boosting returns for the MAS funds and closing out an extraordinary year on a positive note for investors.
17 December 2020 - MAS has been awarded the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for its house, car, contents and life insurance – for a fifth consecutive year.
23 November 2020 - Congratulations to Pathfinder Asset Management, who has taken out the MAS-sponsored Social Impactor Award at this year’s Sustainable Business Awards.
24 November 2020 - In 2021, MAS turns 100 years old, and to celebrate, we’re creating a series of short documentary videos to tell the stories of our Members and staff over the past century.
4 November 2020 - MAS is excited to be category sponsor at Brendon Foot Supersite Round the Bays 2021. Join us at this iconic event!
2 November 2020 - MAS is working with the Earthquake Commission to make it easier for Members to submit claims relating to natural disasters.
27 October 2020 - The quarter began strongly as confidence grew that a vaccine for COVID-19 would be found this year, and as governments and central banks around the world announced further measures to help their economies offset the lockdown damages.
9 October 2020 - MAS is proud to be a category sponsor of the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays fun run/walk in Wellington this summer. The event will be held on 21 February 2021, and is one of the three largest events of its kind in New Zealand.
5 October 2020 - We want to reassure our Members that unless we have contacted you to discuss replacing these parts, you are not affected by this problem.
5 October 2020 - MAS is proud to be sponsoring the Social Impactor Category at the Sustainable Business Awards 2020.
23 September 2020 - MAS is committed to providing consistent and fair value premiums for Members, which is why we are making some adjustments to our premium rates for our life insurance policies.
4 September 2020 - MAS's Annual General Meeting for 2020 was held on 26 August and, for the first time was conducted, entirely online.
12 August 2020 - MAS is returning $1.7m in savings made on reduced motor vehicle claims during the COVID-19 lockdown.
10 August 2020 - MAS invites our Members to join us at the MAS Members' Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM).
22 July 2020 - What a difference a quarter makes. In stark contrast to the March quarter, the June quarter produced one of the best quarterly returns for our multi-asset class funds.
22 July 2020 - A PIR update for Members.
1 July 2020 - Ten MAS Members have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for their pulbic service in fields ranging from nursing to oncology, education, the Pacific community, and the veterinary profession.
29 June 2020 - Today we are very pleased to announce that the MAS Foundation is supporting an exciting new collaborative research initiative to develop a safe protocol for disinfecting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for potential safe reuse.
28 May 2020 - Do you want to be a Director at MAS? We're looking for someone who can achieve strategic goals, financial performance, and meets regulatory expectations.
21 May 2020 - Annual Statement and tax certificates for the year ended 31 March 2020: Frequently asked questions
19 May 2020 - At MAS, we're always looking for ways to make our business more sustainable and to reduce our environmental impact. That's why we're changing the way we send important policy documents to our Members, including annual policy renewal notices.
4 May 2020 - For a farming nation like New Zealand, vets are on the frontlines of keeping our livestock healthy and our economy humming. That’s why MAS is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the 36th World Veterinary Association Congress.
24 April 2020 - Are you financially effected by COVID? We've created a hardship fund for Members and are supporting local communities during this difficult time.
20 April 2020 - Each year we send you a summary of the activity in your MAS KiwiSaver Plan or MAS Retirement Savings Plan account, together with a tax certificate.
20 April 2020 - The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic during the quarter saw virtually every country in the world go into lock down as authorities sought to contain the virus. As a result, business activity plummeted...
Updated: 19 August 2021 - MAS will do whatever we can to support the mental, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing and resilience of our Members. Read more here.
3 March 2020 - The spread of coronavirus - or Covid-19 - has been the focus of media attention for several weeks. As well as the global health implications, there is increasing speculation about the impact of the virus on financial markets.
3 February 2020 - MAS has now moved to a risk-based pricing model, which means taking into greater account of the particular risks faced by houses in different regions around the country when it comes to setting premiums.
22 January 2020 - From 1 April 2020 the rules around making withdrawals from KiwiSaver schemes are changing to make things easier for people over 65 and people with life-shortening congenital conditions.
28 January 2021 - Whether you believe in resolutions or not, the start of a new year is a good time to review your finances. We've put together some tips to help you make the most of your savings as we kick off 2021.
22 January 2020 - The fourth quarter of 2019 was marked by strong returns, with many share markets hitting record highs as investors reacted positively to signs that the trade dispute between the United States and China was close to being resolved..
9 January 2020 - Nine MAS Members have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2020.
5 December 2019 - For the fourth year in a row, MAS has won the Consumer NZ People’s Choice Award for four insurance categories – house, contents, car and life insurance.
2 December 2019 - Five external trustees have been appointed to the MAS Foundation, a new philanthropic initiative which will support health promotion, initiatives, education and research.
21 October 2019 - Under the MAS Responsible Investing Strategy, for the responsible investing mandate of our international equities, we only buy shares in international companies that have sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
21 October 2019 - The old saying "when elephants fight, the mice get trampled" could equally be applied to the battle between the United States and China over trade.
11 October 2019 - MAS protects what matters most to our Members, and with more of our lives moving online, cybersecurity is more important than ever. That’s why we’re proud to support Cyber Smart Week (14-18 October) – an initiative organised by CERT NZ.
1 October 2019 - How can marketers build awareness of personal wellbeing under great pressure? Join this networking event, hosted by MAS and MANZ, to find out.
30 June 2019 - We have recently undertaken a review of our Income Security product and this has resulted in an increase to your base premium.
30 June 2019 - To ensure we're meeting changing Member needs, we regularly assess the market and review Member feedback to identify ways to improve our products and services.
2 September 2019 - We would like to update you on the outcome of resolutions presented to Members at this year’s AGM held in Christchurch on Wednesday 28 August.
13 August 2019 - MAS would like to invite Members to attend the 2019 AGM.
1 August 2019 - The MAS commitment to responsible investing has been further developed. So now within the responsible investing mandate of our international equities, we're choosing to only buy shares in companies that are leaders in their industries..
1 August 2019 - Financial markets continued to shake off the extreme weaknesses of the December 2018 quarter and the unit price of all our Funds ended the June 2019 quarter at new month-end highs.
18 July 2019 - The Earthquake Commission (EQC) Act 1993 established the New Zealand government’s natural disaster insurance product, known as EQCover. In February 2019, the Act was amended, bringing in key changes to the law...
7 June 2019 - The Marketing Association and MAS are delighted to announce their new partnership to support New Zealand marketers and the marketing profession.
30 May 2019 - MAS is calling for nominations for candidates to fill two governance roles within the MAS Group.
30 January 2019 - Learn more about how a new bill might bring changes to KiwiSaver in 2019.
31 January 2019 - New Reserve Bank changes are making it easier to buy your first home. And MAS wants to help you get there!
26 October 2018 - MAS has achieved a new high with MAS KiwiSaver Plans and MAS Retirement Plans exceeding $1.5 billion for the first time.
30 January 2019 - 2018 has been significantly more volatile than 2017 as international share markets fell sharply. What does this mean for MAS KiwiSaver investment products?
29 October 2018 - Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming changes we're making to some of our portfolios, along with the joy investors experienced in the quarter.
24 July 2018 - Reports on investment performance in our quarterly investor update.
27 June 2016 - On 23 June 2016 UK voters were asked: ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ Voters opted 51.9% in favour of ‘Leave the European Union’.
24 December 2018 - MAS was once again the top overall performing insurer, scoring top in both the 2018 and 2016 survey results.
29 January 2019 - New Zealand's financial sector regulators, FMA and RBNZ, have published a joint report on the conduct and culture in the life insurance industry.
Update: 15 February 2017 - Here is everything you need to know about Kaikoura Earthquake Claims.