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Is this your year to get healthy? Here’s how nib can help

We're committed to helping you keep healthy all year round

People doing the ropes at the gym as a trainer instructs them
People doing the ropes at the gym as a trainer instructs them

Each January around the world, thousands of New Year’s resolutions are made with the best intentions.

And while some of us resolve to switch careers or travel more, many of the most popular resolutions are about making healthy lifestyle changes – quit smoking, drink less or lose weight.

And that’s where nib members have a real advantage.

At nib, we’re committed to keeping you at your healthiest all year round, so we offer a number of programs and benefits available to eligible members1 to help keep you on track.

Get personalised nutrition and fitness advice to help manage your chronic illness

Did you know that being overweight or obese increases your likelihood of suffering from chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis and respiratory disease? If you’re already living with a condition like this nib may be able to help.

We offer our Health Management Programs to eligible nib members at no additional cost2 who’ve been diagnosed with, or are at risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes or respiratory disease. Perfect for those who struggle to keep motivated and need some extra support, it includes personalised coaching with nutrition, fitness and lifestyle advice. With your coach, you’ll be able to set up your own health goals, get advice on the questions to ask your doctor and education on how to maintain your optimal level of health – so you can make long-term changes.

Quit smoking

If your resolution is to give up smoking, we want to help you achieve it; that’s why we offer Extras covers that include benefits for nicotine replacement therapies that are ordered by your GP, including gum, patches, inhalers and lozenges. The aim of these therapies is to help you quit by replacing some of the addictive nicotine you’d normally get through a cigarette to help ease the withdrawal symptoms.

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Manage your osteoarthritis pain

For each additional kilogram you weigh, there’s a four-fold increase in the force exerted through the knee. We understand that the discomfort of knee and hip osteoarthritis can be excruciating, so we offer the Healthy Weight For Life™ Program – aimed to help you better manage your joint pain from the comfort of your own home. The program, which is available to eligible nib members at no additional cost3, includes more than $800 worth of meal replacements, a portion control eating plan, an activity plan with strength, balance and mobility exercises and ongoing support to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Receive support for anxiety or depression

Living with anxiety or depression isn’t easy, but there is support available. SilverCloud is a digital mental health solution designed to support and promote positive behaviour change. It provides access to a comprehensive range of content and tools to help you reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.

nib members receive free access to SilverCloud via the nib App.

Interested in finding out whether you’re eligible for any of our Health Management Programs, or simply keen to get more information? Visit our Health Management Programs page.

Are you looking to make this year your healthiest year yet? Check out our range of exciting benefits and exclusive offers through nib Rewards. We’ve partnered with more than 150 retailers, so you can unlock serious savings on everything from gym memberships to workout gear and nutrition programs. Find out how you can save today.

*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.

¹Messier, S., et al. Weight loss reduces knee-joint loads in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2005. 52(7): pp 2026-2032