The Accident Compensation Corporation was started in 1974 and has covered Kiwis for a range of medical processes ever since. It’s designed to cover your medical care in case of an accident. They provide no-fault cover for everyone in New Zealand, including children, beneficiaries, students, elderly, visitors and everyone in between.
If you had an accident in New Zealand and it resulted in a broken tooth that requires replacement, then it will be covered by ACC. They don’t cover anything that’s caused by aging or neglect. If you are injured, it’s important that you fill out a claim form and your healthcare provider lodges a claim with ACC as soon as possible, but claims can be made up to 12 months later.
ACC will also cover NZ citizens for accidents that occurred overseas. Make sure you lodge a claim with ACC as soon as possible after the event.
They may also cover some conditions that you were born with. If you are unsure, call them and ask.