Benefits of being an NZMA member
As an NZMA member, you will be actively supporting our important advocacy and leadership activities on behalf of the medical profession. At this time of great change in the health sector, it is more important than ever for the medical profession to be represented with a strong voice. To ensure our effectiveness, we need the support of as many doctors as possible. Unity within the medical profession gives us strength.
By becoming a member of the NZMA, you will be helping the profession retain a strong national voice. Your financial contribution will also benefit you and your practice as you take advantage of our extensive member services and benefits.
More details are available about our advisory service and financial benefits. A membership leaflet is also available, outlining the member benefits: Representing you today and throughout your medical career [pdf].
A list of current membership rates is available: Current membership rates 2016-17 [pdf]. Rates are pro-rated based on our subscription year, which runs from 1 October to 30 September.
A special, discounted group membership rate is also available to groups of doctors who become NZMA members.
The discount applies to full membership subscription, or low income rate (if applicable), and payment is made via the group rather than by individuals. At least 75% of doctors in the group must become members to be eligible for the discount. Further information is available in this flyer [pdf], or by contacting Anna Phipps.
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NZMA members have access to:
Member advisory service
This service includes advice on the interpretation and practical application of legislation of key importance to doctors, such as the Privacy Act, the Employment Relations Act, the Health and Disability Consumers' Rights Code, and much more.
It provides advice about managing staff, employee and employer rights and obligations, entering into individual employment agreements, hiring locums, structuring a practice, retention of medical records, plus much more.
Access to the members-only section of the NZMA website.
New Zealand Medical Journal
The New Zealand medical profession's leading scientific journal is available to all members on-line at www.nzma.org.nz/journal.
NZMJDigest is a digital magazine, featuring highlights from the NZMJ, along with Medspeak (the NZMA Chair's Editorial), news and views from the NZMA, and other health sector news. NZMJDigest is published 10 times a year, with members and subscribers receiving email notifications.
This weekly email bulletin provides news and information about NZMA activities and medical issues, and the opportunity for member feedback.
Membership financial benefits:
- NZMA GPCME Conference: Members receive $150 discount on full registration.
- 5% discount on SmartCare and SmartCare+ plans for current NZMA members and 12 months FreeStart health benefits at no cost for new doctor members and trainee intern members with Accuro Health Insurance.
- Westpac's long partnership with the NZMA to support the financial wellbeing of New Zealands medical professionals provides our members with a range of benefits, aimed at giving you more value across your business, merchant and personal banking needs.
- NZ Forex Foreign Exchange: receive or transfer funds internationally online with no transaction fees and at better rates than the banks.
- Air NZ Koru Club: NZMA members are entitled to Air NZ Koru Club corporate rates for individual membership.
- Discounts of 8-12% on most models from our exclusive vehicle partner Volvo.
- Receive corporate rates on car rental and points towards your choice of rewards programmes with Avis Rent a Car.
- 15% discount on legal expenses insurance premiums with Rothbury Wilkinson Insurance Brokers (policy underwritten by Lumley's).
- Discounts, easy online ordering and FREE DELIVERY on stationery, office supplies and consumables with New Zealand Office Supplies.
- Debt collecting at a competitive low cost package to provide a quick, effective, and easy online access with National Revenue Corporation.
- Pre-employment screening with Morley Security & Investigation Group (MSIG). NZMA has negotiated excellent rates for this service.
- Receive up to 20% off Michelin, Dunlop and Good Year tyres and 10% off Wheel Alignments at Beaurepaires outlets around New Zealand.
- Discounts on selected quality New Zealand and imported wines through the NZMA Wine Club.
- Medicus Indemnity New Zealand Inc: Receive 10% discount on annual premium charges for medical indemnity insurance.
- Receive up to 46% discount on full retail subscription fee from MagShop.
- Petals online flower ordering and delivery: 10% discount on flower and gift orders.
- Pay only core cost + 12% on everything in Noel Leeming stores.
- Join Cherrytree—The Club for Smart Shoppers, and receive a $200 gift voucher to be used on purchases from the club, as well as reduced annual renewal fees.
- NZMA discounts with KeepItSafe – secure online backup for medical practices.
- Corporate membership rates with Jetts 24 Hour Fitness at any of their 56 gyms around New Zealand.
- NZMA members receive a 30% discount off the RRP of Samsonite’s luggage range.
- Become a Health Informatics NZ (HiNZ) member and receive a discounted annual member rate, and a discount on HiNZ Conference registration.
- Receive a free, no-obligations needs analysis, and a 20% premium discount for life, trauma and income protection with Medsure.
- MFAS are offering a free review and a financial plan worth $1,500 to NZMA members.
Products and services are continually being sought and developed. Members are welcome to put forward suggestions for consideration.