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13 May 2021
Nathan Wallis – Why confidence is an important contributor to your child’s learning
Find out why it’s not just about what your child learns, but how they learn, plus some top tips from nib parenting expert, Nathan Wallis

22 April 2021
Osteo vs chiro vs physio: Who should you see?
If you’ve been dealing with some aches and pains - whether that’s a sore back caused by working from home or a pulled hamstring after exercising - it may be time for you to see a health professional to get it sorted. But when you’ve got different recommendations thrown your way, how do you know which option is best to help manage your condition?

16 April 2021
Flu vaccinations in 2021 – what you need to know
Getting the flu vaccine is one of the best ways to ward off colds and stay healthy over the flu season. It’s important to get immunised, as it not only helps to protect your own health, but also prevents the spread of the virus to the community.

16 April 2021
Your COVID-19 vaccine questions answered
We need vaccines to help bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control and get us back to a new normal, but you might have some questions about it. With vaccinations already being rolled out in New Zealand, we sat down with nib Group Executive Chief & Health Medical Officer Dr Mellissa Naidoo to answer some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

15 April 2021
Debunking 7 top myths about COVID-19 vaccines
There’s so much information about the COVID-19 vaccine circulating that, at times, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction, especially with some false information spreading quickly and widely on social media. So, with the help of nib Group Health & Chief Medical Officer Dr Mellissa Naidoo, we’re debunking some of the biggest COVID-19 vaccine myths.

04 March 2021
Is looking after your eye health, getting overlooked?
If you’ve ever wondered how much eye treatments cost in New Zealand - we’ve got you! Check out this article where we break down the costs, plus a guide on when you and your family should have your eyes checked.

15 February 2021
Helping your employees stay heart healthy
It’s Heart Awareness Month, so encourage your team to take care of their heart health, whether that’s reminding them to book in for a check-up or promoting healthy lifestyle habits such as good nutrition and exercise. Check out our tips to help your employees stay heart healthy.

10 February 2021
Glenn’s journey back to back health
This is the story of long-time nib member, Glenn, and his journey to being free from back pain with nib’s Healthier Joints Pain Management programme.

04 February 2021
Dental care too expensive? It doesn’t have to be
In New Zealand, basic dental care is available free-of-charge for eligible children up to the age of 18. This helps set the stage for positive habits into adulthood, encouraging people to take a proactive approach to oral health by driving home the importance of looking after your teeth. Unfortunately, the cost of dental treatment for adults in New Zealand can be prohibitive for a lot of people, and many Kiwis opt to put up with bad (and painful) teeth rather than pay to visit a dentist.

15 January 2021
How to manage your kid’s screen time and social media use
Technology, social media and digital devices are now part of our everyday lives – and during a year which saw us spending more time indoors and juggling working from home with parenting, you may have found yourself leaning on them more than usual to keep your kids occupied. For anyone who has struggled with the impact these technologies have on their children, it may be welcome news to know you’re not alone.

08 December 2020
Loneliness and isolation – Lifeline’s top tips
Lifeline Aotearoa’s Senior Clinical Advisor, Dr Fiona Pienaar shares how to spot the signs of loneliness and isolation and shares some top tips.

08 December 2020
Debunking five common sun safety myths
Whatever your skin colour, you need to protect yourself from the sun.

04 December 2020
Download nib Go! Magazine Issue 4 | Summer 2020-2021
In this latest edition of nib Go! Magazine, we explore the many ways organisations have adapted to support their new-look flexible workforce – delving into the WFH debate, providing tips to promote shift worker wellbeing, and looking at the changing face of workforce management.

03 December 2020
Bedtime 101 – Top tips to help kids get a good night’s sleep.
If you’ve ever felt concern over your children’s sleeping patterns or habits, you’re not alone. Our second annual State of the Nation Parenting Survey found sleep to be one of the top three health concerns Kiwi parents have for their children, with 31% of respondents having experienced worry over issues such as kids getting too much or too little sleep, or having disrupted sleeping patterns.

02 December 2020
Money talk – tips for having tough financial conversations with your kids
Many Kiwi families have experienced changes to their financial situation this year, as the economic impact of COVID-19 has seen many affected by reduced hours, pay-cuts and (in some cases) job losses. In fact, findings from our second annual State of the Nation Parenting Survey showed that 42% of parents had seen their financial situation worsen as a result of COVID-19, including 10% who said it had gotten a lot worse.

27 November 2020
Nathan Wallis – Tips for working parents: Maximising quality one on one time with your child
Struggling to spend quality time with kids? Parenting expert Nathan Wallis shares tips on how working parents can fit in more one on one time with kids.

27 November 2020
Nathan Wallis – Why the first 1,000 days are most important for your child’s development
The first 1,000 days of existence (from conception to a child’s second birthday) have a large impact on a child’s development. In the early days, a baby’s genes interact with the environment to determine what kind of brain is needed for the rest of their life. To maximise the first 1,000 days of your child’s life and give them the best foundations for their future, here are my top parenting tips:

20 November 2020
Diabetes 101 - nutrition quiz with the Blues
The treatment of New Zealand’s diabetes epidemic, which affects more than 250,000 Kiwis, costs our country an estimated 11% of its total health budget each and every year.

16 November 2020
How to effectively manage behavioural issues in your children
78% of parents surveyed indicate their children experienced at least one change in behaviour or health that lasted two weeks or longer in 2020. The COVID-19 lockdowns will have seen many routines and rituals be interrupted this year. Routines offer predictability, which is vitally important to children’s mental health and wellbeing – so when routines are disturbed, it can have a real impact on their behaviour.

16 November 2020
Tips to support children through exam-time stress
Assignments, exams and assessments are all part and parcel of school life, but for many children they can be a massive cause of stress and anxiety. And for those coming up to formal exams this month, in the wake of a highly unusual and disrupted 2020 school year, this stress may be even more acute.

13 November 2020
Diabetes 101 with The Blues
Right now, there are more than a quarter of a million New Zealanders living with diabetes – a group of chronic conditions that impact your body’s ability to control blood sugar levels.

02 November 2020
The top wellbeing technology trends HR managers should know
At the heart of every thriving business is happy and healthy employees. Not only is looking after your employees the right thing to do, but a healthy workplace is also proven to increase job satisfaction, improve staff productivity and reduce absenteeism. Technology plays a fundamental role in many areas of a business, and its ability to boost employee wellbeing is increasing - fast. By encouraging healthy lifestyles and habits, wellbeing technology can improve employee health, monitor vital signs and alert for any issues.

06 October 2020
Nathan Wallis - how to initiate play based learning
Nathan Wallis, nib parenting expert, explains how a child’s attitude to learning underpins their future outcomes and how this can be developed through play based learning.

14 August 2020
Nathan Wallis Q&A: Your parenting questions during lockdown
As Kiwi families face life in lockdown again, some parents and caregivers may be experiencing new (or familiar!) challenges with their tamariki (children). Our parenting expert Nathan Wallis shares his advice on how to tackle the most common issues.

31 July 2020
The easiest way to fill your script - online
In a world where you turn to Google for almost everything, going online for your prescription medicine seems only natural.

25 June 2020
Flu vaccinations in 2020 – what you need to know
Director-General of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, is urging New Zealander’s to get the flu vaccine in 2020. Influenza is more than just a bad cold. Flu vaccines can protect us against the dangers of this virus. We’ve answered some of your most common questions, below.

12 March 2020
MIGS: The New Revolution in Glaucoma Surgery
nib health insurance covers Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) in Standard Hospital and Premium Hospital policies.

02 March 2020
Where traditional workplace wellbeing programmes fall short – and what you can do about it
Popular traditional approaches to wellbeing can often fall short, so what can organisations do to address those challenges?

23 December 2019
How to break up with your bad habits?
If you know something is bad for you, why can’t you just stop? Kicking bad habits to the kerb is not an easy task, but not impossible either.

23 October 2019
Tech hacks to make life a little easier
Looking for ways to make everyday life a little less tricky and your daily routines simpler? These popular mobile apps could be just what you need.

23 October 2019
5 reasons Kiwis use an online direct delivery pharmacy service
Jill’s is not the only story that will inspire you to make the switch to an online direct delivery pharmacy service.

29 August 2019
Tech that can help you manage your health today
In this ‘anytime, anywhere’, ‘always-on’, ’there’s an app for that’ information age, the opportunity for digital health management has never been easier.

25 July 2019
Some of the biggest flu vaccine questions answered
When the flu can hit you like a bus and leave you out of action for weeks, it’s best to be prepared. So if you didn’t get the flu jab this winter, you might be curious why it’s so important.

25 July 2019
Do children need to wear sunglasses?
Sunglasses are so much more than an adorable fashion accessory for kids. Slathering your child with sunscreen and popping on a hat is standard practice for many parents. But, do your children wear sunglasses and have you ever wondered if they need to? The answer is yes. So let’s look at some ‘eye-opening’ facts as to why they should:

16 July 2019
New Zealand wellness retreats for a healthy holiday
Feel like you might need a break from everyday life? If so, have you ever considered hitting the restart button at a rejuvenating health and wellness retreat? We sure have.

09 July 2019
nib parenting survey: NZ parents’ big concerns in raising children
We’re excited to release insights from our inaugural State of the Nation Parenting Survey, taking a comprehensive look into the concerns and trends facing parents in New Zealand today.

08 July 2019
Dealing with your child’s anxiety around exam time
50% of parents with children between Years 9-10 thought their child felt at least a moderate amount of stress around school assessments.

08 July 2019
Child Mental Health: Tips for NZ Parents
“Mental health” is among New Zealand parents’ biggest concerns. This article highlights many of the resources available.

08 July 2019
Parent Resource: Making the most of quality time with your kids
Parenting can often be a 24/7 job. So, when you have a multitude of other things to juggle (whether that's work, friends, health and fitness, or “me time”) on top of spending time with the kids, how does that impact our perceptions of how well we’re parenting?

08 July 2019
When and how to have the sex talk with your kids
‘The birds and the bees’ isn’t always the most comfortable chat to have with your kids, but it’s an important part of life and a critical part of preparing them for the future.

27 June 2019
7 things you could do with nib Standard and Premium health insurance cover (but probably don’t)
If you only look at your nib health cover when you have to make a medical or hospital claim, you could be missing out.

25 June 2019
Baby steps – tips for first-time parents
When it comes to being a first-time parent, the age-old adage ‘expect the unexpected’ probably sums it up best. While we’re all different and everyone eventually develops their own style of parenting, there’s one thing all parents have in common – when the baby first arrives, it’s all new for both of you.

30 May 2019
How to claim
Whether you have health insurance for everyday things that help you stay healthy, like seeing the dentist or physio, or have more comprehensive hospital cover for ‘just in case’, it’s good to know that with nib, your health cover is there when you need it. So if you do need to use your cover, we’re glad we can support your better health – and we want to make it easy for you to claim (it’s how it should be).

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First Aid of the future

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Doctors, A & E and hospitals

Get to know the New Zealand health system

What’s the difference between your generic and branded medicines?

The app you need in an emergency

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Dr Lance O'Sullivan Q&A

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How much is dental insurance in NZ?

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Make being healthy your life’s work.

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You may not think you need private health insurance. Until you do.

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