Cancer Companion Now Available in New Zealand


Fidelity Life customers can now access the firm’s new evidenced-based holistic cancer support, Cancer companion.

First unveiled at Fidelity Life’s Engage 2022 adviser conference in July, Cancer companion is delivered by oncology experts CancerAid and leading global telehealth specialists Teladoc Health.

This is the first time their combined services will be deployed in New Zealand, following successful collaborations with insurers in Australia.

Cancer companion is designed to complement existing treatment plans and consists of three main components:

  1. Cancer Coach, a personalised care programme including an app to help track, manage and improve symptoms
  2. Second Medical Opinion, providing access to a network of world-leading cancer specialists
  3. Mental Health Support, for one-on-one therapy sessions

All components of Cancer companion are optional and available to eligible Fidelity Life trauma cover customers with a cancer diagnosis. There is no additional cost to customers.

The service is not available on the company’s group trauma covers, Fidelity Insurance (previously Westpac Life) trauma covers, any other cover types (e.g., life cover, income protection, key person cover etc).