News and media

31 January 2017

nib employee grant programme helps save a life

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.


Health insurance 101

28 September 2016

Choosing the right cover for you in 3 simple steps

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.

28 September 2016

What is a waiting period?

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.

28 September 2016

What is a pre-existing condition?

Want to know what a pre-existing condition is and how it affects your nib health cover? Here we help make understanding how your cover works, easier, by explaining what it means.

28 September 2016

What is a benefit limit?

What is a benefit limit and what does it mean when claiming on your nib health cover? It’s good to know what limits apply to your cover and how it affects other people covered on your policy. Here we help make understanding how your cover works, easier, by explaining what it means.

28 September 2016

What does 60% back mean?

When looking at nib’s Everyday covers, you might be thinking what’s 60% back all about? We help explain how claiming on our Everyday covers works, so you know what to expect when visiting the dentist or physio.

28 September 2016

Why do I need private health insurance?

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

28 September 2016

Why join nib health insurance?

At nib, we believe health insurance should be simple to understand, easy to claim on, and most of all, great value.

Latest news releases

24 February 2017

Blues Player Challenge Episode 2: Stairs

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.

20 February 2017

Blues Challenge - Quiz time!

nib welcomes you to the 2017 nib Blues Player Challenge.

28 November 2016

New Director appointed to nib Board

We have welcomed barrister, Hanne Janes, as a Director of the nib Board.

03 October 2016

nib and AA become partners in health

We’ve partnered with the New Zealand Automobile Association to offer Kiwis private health insurance called AA Health.

01 July 2016

Tony Ryall appointed Chairman of nib New Zealand

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of former New Zealand Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, as Chairman of our Board.

28 June 2016

Meet Blues strength and conditioning coach Jason Price

nib has teamed up with the Blues and we sat down with the Blues strength and conditioning coach Jason Price.

28 June 2016

Meet Blues physio Mark Plummer

nib has teamed up with the Blues and we sat down with the Blues physio Mark Plummer.

28 June 2016

Meet Blues nutritionist Dave Shaw

nib has teamed up with the Blues and we sat down with the Blues nutritionist Dave Shaw.

06 November 2015

Our new health and travel agreement with The Warehouse Group

nib is joining forces with one of New Zealand's largest retailers to offer private health and travel insurance products under the Warehouse Money brand.

15 April 2015

nib launches travel insurance for holidaying Kiwis

We’re excited to launch our first travel insurance product in New Zealand, giving Kiwis peace of mind when they head overseas on short-term trips.

08 April 2015

nib reaffirms commitment to The Blues

We've upgraded our sponsorship of Super Rugby Club, The Blues, so you'll start seeing our logo on the players' jerseys from the start of the 2016 season

19 March 2015

Kiwis taking steps to improve dental health

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.

13 February 2015

Former Minister of Health joins the nib Board

We're thrilled to announce that former New Zealand Minister of Health, the Hon. Tony Ryall, has joined nib as a Director of the nib New Zealand Board