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Things you didn’t know you could do with your nib health cover

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When it comes to your private health insurance, do you only check in when it’s time for a check-up? If you’re an nib member, that means you could be missing out.

In addition to peace of mind, potentially shorter waiting times and protecting yourself against the unexpected, your nib health cover has a number of other benefits you might not know about.

To help, we’ve outlined a few ways you can maximise your benefits today.

1. Save on the everyday

Who doesn’t love a good discount? If you’re sick of paying full price, then unlock access to a world of exciting benefits and exclusive offers through nib Rewards. This members-only program can save you money and help you live better; it’s a total win-win.

With 150+ retailers (think Myer, Cotton On, The Iconic and Kmart), 500 Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller restaurants and serious savings on everything from groceries to gym memberships, nib Rewards is our way of helping you live a fun, healthy and rewarding life.

Interested? Find out how you can save today.

2. Find the right provider at the right price

If your teeth are giving you grief, or your eyesight has literally seen better days, it can be tricky to work out which provider is going to be the best option for you for a check-up.

To keep your out of pocket expenses low, our nib First Choice network should be your first port of call. It’s our community of specially-selected health providers who have agreed to provide nib members with quality healthcare and great customer service at an affordable price.

You can choose to see any dentist or optical provider of your choice, but by choosing an nib First Choice provider, it simply means you could pay less. Through our partnership with Whitecoat, you'll also be able to read reviews of practitioners to help inform your decision and book online.

Search the nib First Choice network now to find a provider.

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3. Get help with your health

At nib, we want you to be at your healthiest. So, if you need a helping hand to manage your joint pain, weight, diabetes, heart health, anxiety or depression, you might qualify for one of our health management programs at no additional cost for eligible members.*

  • The COACH Program: This program is designed to assist members who have been diagnosed with or who are at high risk of coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The program includes over the phone coaching, practical nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle tips and support to help you achieve your health goals.
  • Healthy Weight For Life: This specialised knee and hip arthritis management program has been designed to help you better manage joint pain and get back to doing what you do best. The program includes over $800 worth of meal replacement products, personalised service and online support.
  • MindStep: Designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression, the MindStep Program is a phone-based service with a tailored support program. MindStep is designed to help you take control of your symptoms and manage your recovery from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you need to get in shape, keep out of hospital or improve your mental wellbeing, our health management programs are delivered by qualified health professionals and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

If you’re interested in our programs, complete this form and we’ll contact you to discuss your needs and check to see if you’re eligible to participate.

*Available to eligible nib members who’ve held Hospital Cover for 12 months and served their relevant waiting periods. Additional criteria vary according to each program.

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