$30,000 Donated to Charities by nib Foundation


Three Kiwi charities will receive a slice of $30,000 from the nib foundation as part of nib New Zealand’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Rob Hennin, nib’s CEO, says following a public vote Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ will receive $15,000, $10,000 will go to food waste reduction initiative KiwiHarvest, and $5,000 to mental health organisation Clearhead.

Hennin says while nib has supported members’ health needs, mainly through the provision of financial protection, the firm is evolving to support more Kiwis to take proactive care of their health and wellbeing.

Rob Hennin, CEO of health insurer nib NZ.
Rob Hennin, CEO, nib NZ.

“We see a real opportunity to demonstrate the role and value of private health insurance in helping improve health outcomes and mitigate potentially avoidable or unwarranted healthcare treatment,” he said.

“We’ve paid out more than $1.4 million in health and travel claims over the last decade, and we’re also proud to have supported over 27,000 Kiwi members through our targeted health management initiatives.

“So far, our partnership with Māori rōpū and HealthScreening NZ has helped over 64 members to identify risks of heart disease and offer personalised health advice to prevent more serious health troubles later in life.”