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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.

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nib to back Blues in inaugural Women’s Super Rugby competition

30 Sep 2021

nib New Zealand (nib) and The Blues are delighted to announce that we will be the naming partner of the Blues Women’s team for the inaugural Super Rugby competition launching in 2022.

nib New Zealand delivers improved result and enhanced member experience

23 Aug 2021

nib New Zealand today announced its results for the 12 months to 30 June 2021 (FY21) with premium revenue lifting 9.8% to NZD$277.8 million and underwriting result of NZD$26.8 million up 3.6% on the same period last year (FY20: NZD$25.9 million). Our Chief Executive Officer, Rob Hennin said the business delivered another good result despite the uncertainties and disruptions caused by COVID-19.

nib launches child free cover to better protect the health of Kiwi families

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.

nib launches health cover to provide Kiwis with greater access to 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.

We've teamed up with the Blues for another three years

17 Jun 2021

We've today announced the extension of our long-standing partnership with The Blues for a further three years.

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.

nib foundation launches grant programme to encourage Kiwis to be Health Smart

01 Jun 2021

Our charitable organisation, nib foundation has today launched its first Kiwi grant programme, called the Health Smart Grants.

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 Little Legends $10k Relay gives local junior rugby club a healthy funding boost

03 May 2021

Pakuranga United Rugby Club, from East Auckland has beaten out nine other junior rugby clubs to win the grand prize in the nib Little Legends $10k Relay.

nib marks one year of COVID-19 support for members and community

14 Apr 2021

It’s been 12 months since we launched our COVID-19 support package to assist our members and the wider community impacted by the pandemic. Released last April, the package provided access to a range of initiatives to support member’s individual health and financial needs during the crisis.

nib New Zealand earnings holding up as healthcare treatment bounces back

22 Feb 2021

nib New Zealand today announced its results for the six months to 31 December 2020 (1H21) with premium revenue up 7.9% to NZD$136.1 million and underwriting result of NZD$12.3 million broadly in line with same period last year (1H20: NZD$12.6 million).

nib teams up with Tend in ground-breaking digital healthcare partnership

24 Nov 2020

We've teamed up with digital-first healthcare provider, Tend to offer eligible nib members unlimited access to Tend’s GPs through a secure app on their smartphone.

nib’s 2020 parenting survey highlights the worst (and best) of nationwide lockdown experience

17 Nov 2020

We've released the findings from our second annual nib State of the Nation Parenting Survey, shedding light on the concerns that have been top of mind for Kiwi parents during a year unlike any other.

nib named as one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies

15 Oct 2020

nib Group has been recognised as one of the top 100 most diverse and inclusive organisations worldwide as part of Refinitiv’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Index.

Clearhead develops te reo platform to better support māori mental health

16 Sep 2020

Clearhead, a Kiwi digital mental health company has today launched its translated te reo Māori website and chatbot offering in partnership with us and nib foundation, designed to help reduce the barriers Māori communities often face when accessing mental health services.

nib New Zealand grows membership and revenue while supporting members during COVID-19

24 Aug 2020

We've today announced an improved operating performance for the 12 months to 30 June 2020 (FY20) lifting membership, revenue and earnings. Our Chief Executive Officer, Rob Hennin, said nib performed well in FY20, reporting good financial results alongside its strong focus on supporting members and the community throughout COVID-19.

nib partners with RMHC® New Zealand to provide additional support to kiwi families throughout COVID-19 and beyond

24 Jul 2020

Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) New Zealand has been working hard to continue delivering its support services to families in need throughout the nationwide lockdown (and beyond), bolstered by the support of leading health insurer, nib New Zealand, and its charitable organisation, nib foundation.

Sharing the cost burden of our national health system

19 Jun 2020

Our CEO, Rob Hennin penned this Opinion Editorial for BusinessDesk regarding the importance of sharing the cost burden of our national health system.

nib extends its COVID-19 member support package

10 Jun 2020

We're offering our COVID-19 member and community support package for an additional three months to make sure nib members continue to stay safe and healthy by maintaining their private health cover as New Zealand recovers from the pandemic.

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.

nib helps Clearhead to launch free telehealth tool to support Kiwis and doctors mental health during COVID-19

25 May 2020

Clearhead, an innovative local digital mental health company, has expanded its online platform, with the help of nib and our charitable entity, nib foundation.

Supporting your staff through thick and thin

22 May 2020

Read the Winter 2020 issue of nib Go magazine.

Work to Wellbeing: Part 1 - Work Your Body with James Parsons

12 May 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 from inside our bubbles (as much as possible), can sometimes be a challenge.

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.

nib offers members COVID-19 support package

01 Apr 2020

We've announced a member support package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest workplace wellbeing challenges, as voted by HR managers – and 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.

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

17 Jul 2019

We've launched a new partnership with ZOOM Pharmacy to offer our members an easy way to access their prescription medicines and in turn drive better health outcomes.

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 enhances support of advisers to help more Kiwis keep healthy

21 Jun 2019

We'll be launching an enhanced adviser distribution model to help more New Zealanders get the benefit of private health insurance protection from 1 July 2019.

nib Parenting Survey indicates Māori community have greater access to support from family

20 Jun 2019

Survey findings highlight that Māori* parents are significantly more likely to have access to support from close or extended family when it comes to childcare. While 65 percent of all respondents said they had close family available to assist with childcare, this grew to 73 percent among parents who identified as Māori.

nib Parenting Survey highlights Asian communities show heightened levels of concerns as parents

20 Jun 2019

Our findings indicate that parents within Asian* communities were more likely to experience higher levels of concern and pressure relating to technology, education, family and relationships, and health.

nib Parenting Survey highlights sleep as parents’ biggest health concern for their children

20 Jun 2019

Among the 1,200 respondents, issues around quality of sleep were most commonly cited as the biggest overall health concern for parents – with 31 percent of those surveyed reporting this as the issue they believe most impacts their children.

nib Parenting Survey highlights parents’ biggest concerns in raising their children

17 Jun 2019

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.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and nib celebrate one year of universal healthcare for hapū

07 May 2019

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and nib are celebrating the first year of its pioneering Toi Ora programme, which sees enrolled hapū members receive free comprehensive healthcare through our partnership. In its first year, just under 3,000 of the roughly 5,000 hapū members have signed up for the service.

nib creates adviser support team to help Kiwis access health cover

15 Apr 2019

We will be increasing our presence in the adviser market, with the establishment of a dedicated nib adviser support team across the country.

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 joins forces with Uni-Care to protect travellers visiting New Zealand

08 Mar 2019

nib is now providing international visitors to New Zealand with peace of mind during their travels thanks to a new partnership with leading New Zealand travel insurer, Uni-Care.

nib offers members genetic testing to help treat ovarian cancer

06 Mar 2019

Women with ovarian cancer can now access genetic testing services in the private health system to help determine their best course of treatment, following a first-ever partnership between nib New Zealand and the New Zealand Family Cancer Service.

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.

Complementary travel insurance added to enhanced adviser health covers

21 Apr 2018

We’ve unveiled significant enhancements to our adviser health cover product range including the addition of complementary travel insurance for all new Ultimate Health customers.

nib creates unique Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei health and wellbeing programme

05 Mar 2018

We’ve partnered with Auckland iwi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to provide free universal private health insurance for all members of the hapū to help improve their health and wellbeing outcomes.

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.

nib employee Shaves for a Cure with our support

01 Feb 2018

In 2017, nib employees were given the opportunity to nominate a choice of charity closest to their hearts to receive a $5,000 grant as part of our annual Good Cause Grants program.

nib check-up truck taking free healthcare to communities

01 Feb 2018

Throughout the month of January, we'll be partnering with the Well Foundation to offer free health and dental checks for families all over Auckland.

nib to grow market share under new whitelabel health deal

13 Dec 2017

We've further strengthened our whitelabelling capabilities joining forces with Fairfax Media New Zealand to launch a new health insurance brand in the New Zealand market - Done.

nib earns first CQ Tick for cultural intelligence and capability

12 Dec 2017

We've become one of the first corporate organisations in New Zealand to be awarded the "CQ Tick", reflecting our commitment to exploring and responding to gender and cultural diversity both within the workplace and our customer base.

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've partnered with OrbitProtect to take health cover international.

09 Oct 2017

International visitors to New Zealand will soon be able to access health insurance through nib thanks to our new partnership with fellow Kiwi insurance innovator, OrbitProtect.

Introducing Frankie, New Zealand's first virtual consultant for health insurance

08 Sep 2017

We've become the first health insurer to launch innovative artificial intelligence technology to assist Kiwis with their customer enquiries

Nationwide support for network addressing health cost variation

01 Sep 2017

Private health insurance consumers are set to be the big winners with private hospitals, specialists and healthcare providers across New Zealand joining our new First Choice network in a bid to reduce huge health care bills.

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.

New network to tackle huge surgery cost differences across New Zealand

06 Jul 2017

We've launched one of the nation's largest networks of medical professionals, called First Choice, to make health insurance more affordable by better managing medical claims.

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.

New Director appointed to nib Board

01 Nov 2016

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

nib and AA become partners in health

03 Oct 2016

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

Tony Ryall appointed Chairman of nib New Zealand

01 Jul 2016

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

Meet Blues strength and conditioning coach Jason Price

28 Jun 2016

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

Meet Blues physio Mark Plummer

28 Jun 2016

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

Meet Blues nutritionist Dave Shaw

28 Jun 2016

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

Our new health and travel agreement with The Warehouse Group

06 Nov 2015

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.

nib reaffirms commitment to The Blues

08 Apr 2015

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

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.

Former Minister of Health joins the nib Board

13 Feb 2015

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

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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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.

Nathan Wallis: Top tips for supporting kids’ resilience post-lockdown

08 Jun 2020

Many Kiwis have already felt the effects of lockdown in a number of ways – but when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing, it’s widely predicted that the full impact still remains to be seen. Our tamariki (children) are no exception. Here we’ve outlined a number of top tips from our resident parenting expert, Nathan Wallis, on how parents and teachers can best support children to help mitigate the potential negative impact of COVID-19 on their wellbeing and resilience.

Work to Wellbeing: Part 2 - Wellbeing and Resilience with Daniel Ford, The Blues Mental Skills Coach

25 May 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 from inside our bubbles (as much as possible), can sometimes be a challenge.

Keeping the Temuka team trucking

04 May 2020

With an aging workforce, Managing Director Garry Aitken wanted to find a meaningful way to support the health and wellbeing of his 220-strong team.

We’re backing the Blues for another three years

19 Jul 2018

We’ve demonstrated our ongoing commitment to the Blues, announcing a three-year partnership extension with the Super Rugby Club at their annual awards event.

Can taking a holiday increase life expectancy?

01 May 2018

When was the last time you took a proper holiday? Do you use all your annual leave entitlement to rest and recharge? If you don’t you’re not alone. According to a global study “New Zealand workers are among the most holiday-deprived in the world”.

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.

What is a pre-existing condition?

28 Sep 2016

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.

What is a benefit limit?

28 Sep 2016

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.

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.

Why join nib health insurance?

28 Sep 2016

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