nib extends its COVID-19 member support package

nib is extending its Covid-19 member and community support package for an additional three months to make sure its members continue to stay safe and healthy by maintaining their private health cover as New Zealand recovers from the pandemic.

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 6:00AM

Chief executive Rob Hennin, said that while lockdown restrictions have eased and more healthcare services are now available, the Covid-19 pandemic will continue to have ongoing financial and health impacts on New Zealanders.

“We recognise many of our members have experienced financial uncertainty and additional stress during this difficult time, and we want them to be able to continue to prioritise their health and wellbeing,” he said.

“By extending our support package we hope this provides both our members and the community with additional support to assist them as we return to a new normal."

The package is being extended to September 30.

Hennin said the health insurer had seen treatment levels across the country quickly return as Alert Levels were lowered.

“Our initial predictions were that elective surgery would be suspended for many months due to the pandemic. The positive response from all New Zealanders to Covid-19 has instead limited this impact and we are now seeing surgeries that have been deferred pick up again,” Hennin said.

"Pleasingly, we’ve also seen increased access to Everyday health services, such as dental and optical, which is good news for members as they are receiving the treatment and medical procedures they need,” he said.

nib’s COVID-19 member and community support package, includes:

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