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Nibs Top five claims in May 2019

July 10th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

Article published in May 2019 nib newsletter

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At nib, it’s our mission to support your clients’ better health. And its stories from real Kiwi families that have needed to use their cover to stay healthy or get better that remind us why we do what we do. Below are the top claims from nib members last month, reminding us how valuable comprehensive health cover really is:


Amount Details
1
$123,222.30
Spinal surgery
2
$87,214.70
Treatment of breast cancer
3
$79,709.42
Spinal surgery
4
$71,850.77
Cardiac bypass surgery
5
$71,629.56
Aortic valve replacement
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PROPOSED KIWISAVER TAX CHANGES

March 24th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

This article originally appeared on nzhearald.co.nz on the 28 February, 2019.

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver have been designed to redistribute wealth across New Zealand, with the Tax Working Group working on new initiatives to boost savings for low and middle income earners while reducing them for higher income earners. People earning up to $70,000 a year are likely to see benefits under the proposal, most of which will outweigh the extra taxation. Despite these intentions, not everyone is on-board with the proposals, with some critics warning of new complications and unintended consequences.

 

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Kiwis fear being judged as ‘odd’ or a ‘nuisance’ as they cut their environmental footprint

February 12th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

This article originally appeared on Stuff.co.nz on the 13 February, 2019.

Many of us are rather weak-hearted when it comes to telling businesses what we want in return for our dollar.

The idea of exerting our consumer power frightens many of us.

Colmar Brunton’s Better Futures report, published this week, reveals Kiwi consumers’ desire to lead sustainable lives.

One section of it revealed some of our rather timid attitudes.

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 FIT AND FUN: How to ace your New Year’s resolution

February 1st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

This article originally appeared on Stuff.co.nz on the 23 January, 2019.

Run towards your resolutions by entering a fun run event like Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

 

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WHAT SHOULD YOUR KIWISAVER 2O19 RESOLUTIONS BE?

February 1st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

Retirement can be an expensive business. KiwiSaver is designed to make it easy to save for your future.

KiwiSaver is a voluntary, work-based savings initiative to help New Zealanders with their long-term saving for retirement and setting up your children’s future right from the start.

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GIVE YOUR MINI-ME’S THE GIFT OF PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

February 1st, 2019 Posted by Uncategorised No Comment yet

 As parents and grandparents we care most about our mini-me’s.

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OUR ‘SHE’LL BE RIGHT’ ATTITUDE IS KILLING US

November 28th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

This article originally appeared on Stuff.co.nz on the 13th of November, 2017.

Eighteen months ago, I wrote a story on Stuff Nation about our dangerous perception of mental health and our looming crisis. I am ashamed and saddened that since that story, another 606 Kiwis have taken their own lives. What’s more alarming is that 457 of those are men. That’s 75 per cent and indicative of a sinister problem in our country. (more…)

Health Insurance, Mental Health, NZ, Cover

DOES INSURANCE COVER MENTAL HEALTH?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

Even if you have no personal or family history of mental health issues, it’s important to be aware that they can affect anyone at any time. Over 700,000 New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with either depression or anxiety at some time in their lives. Seeking treatment is a big part of the road to management or recovery of a mental health condition, but does your insurance cover that? (more…)

Self care, talking, men

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY MENTAL HEALTH?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

In our previous article, we talked about New Zealand’s mental health crisis, and how to recognise the signs of depression or anxiety. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, here are some self-care tips that may help. (more…)

New Zealand, Mental Health, Alone

WHY DOES NEW ZEALAND HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS?

November 27th, 2017 Posted by Health, Insights No Comment yet

There’s no denying that, when it comes to mental health, New Zealand has a major problem. It seems unthinkable that in a country that ranks top ten in the United Nations’ 2017 World Happiness Report, we are struggling so much with depression and other psychological illnesses. (more…)