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‘In Your Corner’ – New Zealand Cricket Players Association on empowering their pro Kiwi athletes with nib Business Health Insurance

28 Nov 2023

For the second instalment of our ‘In Your Corner’ series which explores how nib supports top athletes to perform at their peak, we’re shining a spotlight on our long standing partnership with the New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA).

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Latest news releases

We’re planning to amalgamate into one

30 Nov 2023

While we use the one name for our insurance business, nib currently operates as two registered companies in New Zealand — nib nz limited (our health insurance company) and nib nz insurance limited (our life and living insurance company). We’re planning to amalgamate into one.

Parents doubt their parenting skills – ‘but they’re doing a great job’, says nib parenting expert

15 Nov 2023

The fifth annual nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey results show that parents are struggling under increasing pressure but care deeply about their kids, are role modelling good habits and behaviours and are looking after their own and their kids’ health for the long term.

Technology still top concern but Kiwi parents are becoming more relaxed about device use and safety - nib survey reveals

07 Nov 2023

The fifth annual nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey found that​​ 40% of parents surveyed are worried about the amount of time their kids spend on devices, down from 45% last year and 49% in 2021.

nib New Zealand begins adviser roadshows; including product refresh and update to support for advisers

24 Oct 2023

Our national adviser seminar series begins this week with briefings for advisers held in 14 locations nationally. The adviser briefings will outline nib’s updated health cover for members and streamlined operational processes. The initiatives announced will go-live in early 2024.

nib survey finds parental concern for kids’ mental health has skyrocketed

13 Oct 2023

More than half of Kiwi parents (57%) are concerned about the current state of their children’s mental health, a trend that’s steadily increased since 2020, when nib found that less than a third of parents cited mental health in kids as a primary worry.

Transforming Workplace Wellbeing with Revolutionaries of Wellbeing

03 Oct 2023

At nib, we believe that employee wellbeing is the key to business success and that’s why we're thrilled to partner with Revolutionaries of Wellbeing. Together, we’re helping more Kiwi businesses create happier and healthier workplaces.

Almost all Kiwi parents facing financial stress: nib survey finds

18 Sep 2023

Almost all Kiwi parents facing financial stress: nib survey finds

nib New Zealand delivers strong result for FY23

21 Aug 2023

nib New Zealand (nib NZ) delivered an underwriting result of $36.1 million for FY23, up from $25.4 million in FY22. FY23 underwriting results include a 12-month contribution of $2.4 million from the life and living insurance business, compared to a two-month contribution of $NZ0.1 million in FY221.

nib survey finds 43% of Kiwi men feel disconnected from friends

12 Jun 2023

nib teams up with mental fitness champion Jimi Hunt and the Blues to tackle loneliness this Men’s Health Week.

Glen Eden Intermediate takes home $10,000 at Blues vs Hurricanes match, thanks to nib

30 May 2023

nib New Zealand (nib) announces the winners of the third nib Little Legends $10K Relay, held during the Blues vs Hurricanes match at Eden Park on Saturday, 27 May.

$10K up for grabs as nib Little Legends Relay returns for 2023

19 Apr 2023

Ten junior rugby teams to compete at the Blues vs Hurricanes match at Eden Park on Saturday, 27 May

nib foundation donates $20,000 to KiwiHarvest to feed whānau impacted by Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle

17 Apr 2023

To support the relief efforts from the devastating Auckland Anniversary weekend floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, nib foundation is donating $20,000 to Aotearoa’s largest food rescue organisation, KiwiHarvest.

nib survey finds 54% of kids do less than one hour of exercise a day

03 Apr 2023

nib New Zealand, the Blues and Nathan Wallis to promote health benefits of kids getting active outdoors.

Kiwi parents worry about kids’ tech use, but struggle to control their own – nib survey reveals

13 Mar 2023

We've released further findings from our fourth annual State of the Nation Parenting Survey. This year the survey shows technology use continues to nag at parents, with the real impacts on health and wellbeing increasingly evident.

nib NZ delivers solid 1H23 result

20 Feb 2023

We've today announced our result for 1H23 with premium revenue at $176.4 million, from $151.4 million , driven by solid policyholder growth across both its adviser and group channels, and one-off adjustments in the first six months.

Clearhead launches digital tool to help rangatahi find their purpose

08 Feb 2023

Clearhead, with support from nib foundation, is proud to launch Finding Purpose: a free, interactive digital tool designed to help rangatahi develop a greater sense of purpose and identity to improve their mental wellbeing.

‘In Your Corner’ - The Blues share their experiences of putting their health first, with nib Business Health Insurance

18 Jan 2023

We’re excited to launch the ‘In Your Corner’ series that showcases how nib Business Health Insurance supports employees to perform at their best, because knowing you have someone in your corner if your health takes a turn is crucial.

8 in 10 parents say their kids struggle with physical or mental health issues - nib survey reveals

12 Dec 2022

We've released further findings from our fourth annual State of the Nation Parenting Survey, revealing parents’ concerns for their children’s health and futures. The survey found that 80% of parents say their children are impacted by at least one physical or mental health concern.

Confronting survey results show ‘parents have never done it so hard’, says nib parenting expert

28 Nov 2022

We've released initial findings from our fourth annual State of the Nation Parenting Survey, revealing the impact of the rising cost of living on Kiwi parents.

nib New Zealand backs world-first IronMāori TOA

22 Nov 2022

nib New Zealand and IronMāori are delighted to announce nib as the naming right’s sponsor for the IronMāori TOA full distance triathlon event.

nib New Zealand enters into agreement to buy OrbitProtect

17 Nov 2022

nib today announced it has entered into agreement to buy OrbitProtect, a Kiwi-owned and operated business that helps provide insurance cover for international students and workers, and inbound travellers visiting New Zealand.

nib New Zealand announces Jimi Hunt as its Mental Fitness Champion

21 Oct 2022

nib New Zealand announces Jimi Hunt as its Mental Fitness Champion

nib celebrates 10 years in Aotearoa by gifting $30,000 to Kiwi charities

05 Oct 2022

Three Kiwi charities will receive a slice of $30,000 in funding from nib foundation as part of nib New Zealand’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Millennials and women most affected in New Zealand’s pandemic mental health crisis

07 Jun 2022

More Kiwis are reaching out for mental health support than ever before, with women and millennials most impacted by the pandemic according to our recent claims data.

nib completes purchase of Kiwi Insurance Limited

02 May 2022

We've completed our purchase of Kiwi Insurance Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Kiwi Group Holdings Limited).

Mental health, device use and addiction - nib survey reveals Kiwi parents’ top concerns

23 Nov 2021

We've released the findings from our third annual nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey, revealing what concerns play on the minds of Kiwi parents the most, including some of the lasting impacts the pandemic has had on families.

nib introduces complementary Mental Health cover for Ultimate Health and Ultimate Health Max members

15 Oct 2021

We've launched a new complementary Mental Health cover for eligible Ultimate Health and Ultimate Health Max members to provide greater access to mental health services and help Kiwis continue to keep on top of their health and wellbeing.

Medical Insurance For Children

02 Aug 2021

We've launched a new campaign via our nibAPPLY platform, to help Kiwis better prioritise the health of their families. The Kids Cover Free offer is available through nib’s adviser partner network and provides free base cover for one child for 12 months with every adult insured under a new policy.

Health Cover For Unfunded Medicines

22 Jun 2021

Today we've launched a new health cover option, non-PHARMAC Plus, to provide Kiwis with greater choice and access to potentially life-saving treatments not publicly funded by PHARMAC.

Mood Boost and Wellbeing - with the Blues

09 Jun 2021

Keen to learn more on how to maintain friendships and look after your team mates on and off the field? Tune in to Blues players’ Caleb Clarke, Dalton Papalii and Patrick Tuipulotu as they share their tips.

Mood Boost and Wellbeing - with the Blues

09 Jun 2021

Learn how to boost your wellbeing during your down time with tips and tricks from Blues players Marcel Renata, Patrick Tuipulotu and Dalton Papalii.

Mood Boost and Wellbeing - with the Blues

09 Jun 2021

Mental wellbeing is an important part of your overall health. Taking time to focus on your mental wellbeing can help you and your kids build resilience, manage stress, maintain relationships and cope with life’s unexpected challenges.

Fuel the Body - with the Blues

25 May 2021

Are your kids feeling a little tired and weary after a game? Tune in to see which quick, healthy and delicious meals Akira, Rieko and Dalton whip up after a game to replenish and recover.

Fuel the Body - with the Blues

25 May 2021

A healthy breakfast on gameday will help your kids get the energy boost they need to stay fuelled during the game. Check out what Akira, Rieko and Dalton are having for breakfast and what keeps them energised during a game.

Fuel the Body - with the Blues

25 May 2021

Good nutrition is a key component in ensuring a healthy, active lifestyle. It’s why it’s essential our kids understand the importance of developing healthy nutritional habits. These good habits will stay with them as they grow, while helping them stay active for longer.

nib supports Lifeline Aotearoa to increase support as demand surges due to COVID-19

03 Jun 2020

To support the growing mental health needs of Kiwis emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, we've supported Lifeline Aotearoa to increase its service capacity thanks to a $150,000 grant.

nib encourages use of NZ COVID Tracer app to protect member’s health

25 May 2020

We’re committed to helping our members and the community stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we’re encouraging our members and employees to download the New Zealand Government’s new contact-tracing app, NZ COVID Tracer, to continue to protect their health.

Supporting your staff through thick and thin

22 May 2020

Read the Winter 2020 issue of nib Go magazine.

Nathan Wallis: Top tips for looking after kids at Level 3

04 May 2020

Published in The New Zealand Herald on 4 May, 2020. The transition to Level 3 may well have been music to the ears of many parents around New Zealand – light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, with many of the Level 4 restrictions remaining in place, the change will likely have little immediate impact (in practical terms) for many around the country. In fact, after five weeks in full lockdown, some may be wondering how they're going to make it through the home stretch. Here are some broad tips to consider, for some of the most common concerns Kiwi families are facing right now:

nib joins forces with top footy talent to ignite wellbeing conversation

24 Apr 2020

We've teamed up with The Blues (Super Rugby), Newcastle Knights (NRL) and Richmond Tigers (AFL) to launch a new Work to Wellbeing content series.

Workplace Wellbeing Challenges - How To Tackle Them

31 Mar 2020

Sedentary work environments, financial stress, management attitudes, consistency across locations - there are a number of workplace wellbeing challenges which can be tough for HR managers and business owners to tackle.

Coronavirus - Proactive Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe

20 Feb 2020

ARTICLE UPDATED: Monday 16 March 2020 nib Group Medical Advisor Dr Hamish Black provides background information on coronavirus, including how it’s transmitted, precautions and other resource links to keep you and your family safe.

Take your workplace wellbeing to the next level

02 Dec 2019

We’re excited to bring you the Summer 2019 / 2020 edition of nib Go magazine.

nib launches innovative online application tool for advisers

16 Aug 2019

We've developed a new online application tool, nibAPPLY, that will make it faster and easier for advisers to deliver health insurance solutions for their clients.

Network reduces claims costs for members

02 Jul 2019

We've announced an expansion of our First Choice network, which has delivered more than $1 million in claims savings in the first year of operation.

nib and The Blues launch New Zealand-first virtual reality training experience for rugby fans

22 Mar 2019

We’re proud to have partnered with The Blues to launch We’re Sending You In – a virtual reality (VR) tour that gives fans the chance to experience training alongside some of their rugby heroes.

nib-Fidelity Life relationship to change

12 Mar 2019

nib and Fidelity Life and have mutually agreed not to continue their relationship in its current form when their existing agreement ends on 30 June 2019.

nib celebrates RMHC New Zealand partnership by creating the perfect Father’s Day out

31 Aug 2018

As part of the official launch of our partnership with RMHC New Zealand, we created a magical Father’s Day experience for one deserving family.

nib partners with RMHC New Zealand to support families in need

29 Jun 2018

We’re delighted to have launched a new partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) New Zealand that will help make a difference to the lives of thousands of families.

Movies in Parks is back for summer 2018 – and we've got the popcorn ready!

05 Mar 2018

Kicking off from Friday 2nd February, you'll find us at screenings of some of your family favourites all over Auckland

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Celebrate Chinese New Year with nib health insurance.

04 Feb 2018

We're excited to welcome you in the Year of the Dog as part of ASB Showground's, Auckland at Chinese New Year festival on Saturday 3rd February.

Christmas comes early for children visiting the Blues

06 Dec 2017

We've helped a group of 15 children from KidsCan partner school, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Grey Lynn, join some of their Blues heroes at an afternoon training session today.

We have responded to the changing face of NZ with next generation health cover

08 Aug 2017

We have launched a new range of healthcare products designed to meet the changing demographics of an increasingly diverse New Zealand.

Blues Player Challenge Episode 6: Haircut

26 Jun 2017

Welcome back to the Blues Player Challenge! This week our boys put their grooming skills to the test!

Blues Player Challenge Episode 5: Cooking

29 May 2017

Welcome back to the Blues Player Challenge! This week our boys put their cooking skills to the test!

Blues Player Challenge Episode 4: Coastguard

24 Apr 2017

This challenge see's our players head to the coast to test their water skills and save as many lives as possible. Check it out here and stay tuned for more coming soon.

Blues Player Challenge Episode 3: Smoothie

12 Apr 2017

In this instalment our boys put their smoothie-making skills to the test! They'll then take to the streets to have it judged by the public!

Blues Player Challenge Episode 2: Stairs

24 Feb 2017

Welcome back to the Blues Player Challenge! This week our boys need to convince every day Auckland office workers to take the stairs rather than lift.

Blues Player Challenge Episode 1: Quiz Time

20 Feb 2017

nib welcomes you to the 2017 nib Blues Player Challenge.

nib employee grant programme helps save a life

31 Jan 2017

Our employees have helped the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust to save another life as the result of the Trust winning of the health fund's Good Cause Grants initiative in New Zealand.

Kiwis taking steps to improve dental health

19 Mar 2015

Kiwis are taking more responsibility for their dental health, as shown by a doubling in the number of preventative dental-related claims paid by nib.

Time to Talk – mental resilience with The Blues

23 Jun 2020

Many Kiwis will be struggling with the impact COVID-19 has had on their family, employment, finances and overall mental wellbeing. It’s important Kiwi men know it’s ok to be vulnerable, and to seek help where it’s needed - so we spoke with The Blues players about getting through tough situations, what mental wellbeing means to them, and their advice for maintaining mental resilience in high-pressure environments.

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We've partnered with ZOOM Pharmacy to support better health outcomes for Kiwis `jjō

26 Jan 2023

We've Partnered with ZOOM Pharmacy

Move Challenge - with the Blues

20 May 2021

Tune in to watch Blues’ players Marcel, Patrick and Caleb as they do the Speed Skater challenge – a great way to improve your balance, coordination and muscle strength.

Move Challenge - with the Blues

20 May 2021

Regular exercise and sport provide a tonne of health benefits for children. It will help improve their fitness and wellbeing while building stronger bones and muscles to help them grow into fit, healthy and strong young adults.

Move Challenge - with the Blues

20 May 2021

Get your legs moving and build your cardio fitness with Frog Jumps. Watch Blues players Caleb Clarke, Marcel Renata and Patrick Tuipulotu, and their trainer Scott Pinfold as they show you how it’s done. Ribbit!

Work to Wellbeing: Part 3 - Body and Movement with Matt Duffie

17 Jun 2020

In these uncertain times, it’s never been more important to take good care of our health and wellbeing – but doing so as New Zealand continues to work, play, exercise and relax while still practicing social distancing (as much as possible), can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at The Blues to create Work to Wellbeing. Over this four-part series we’ll cover fitness, stretching, nutrition and wellbeing – bringing to life tips and tricks from some of our favourite players (and their team of experts), for a holistic routine to help us take care of our minds and bodies under this new normal.

Jessica's story

20 Nov 2017

Hear how Jessica has enjoyed the peace of mind of having her health insurance with nib.

Jacinda's story

27 Apr 2017

Hear Jacinda's brave story of cancer survival.

Karen's story

27 Apr 2017

Hear how Karen's innovative breast cancer treatment helped her recover.

Choosing the right cover for you in 3 simple steps

28 Sep 2016

Choosing private health insurance means no long waits in the public health system and financial support for dentist fees or private hospital costs when you need it. We help explain how to buy the right type of nib health cover for you and your family, in 3 simple steps.

What Is A Waiting Period?

28 Sep 2016

When choosing or using your nib health cover, you need to understand your policy and how it works. So here we help explain what a 'waiting period' is and what it means for claiming on your nib health cover.

Why do I need private health insurance?

28 Sep 2016

If you require treatment for a health issue, you typically have two choices: to access care through the public or private health system.