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nib launches travel insurance for first time in New Zealand

nib launches travel insurance for first time in New Zealand


nib, New Zealand’s second largest health insurance provider, has launched its first travel insurance product for Kiwis with a new partnership announced today with global travel insurance provider, World Nomads Group (WNG).

The new travel insurance offering complements nib’s core health and medical insurance business by providing a range of simple and compelling products for New Zealanders heading overseas on short-term trips.

nib New Zealand, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Rob Hennin, said the new product-line provided the health fund with a major opportunity to tap into a large and growing market in New Zealand.

“Kiwis are travelling more than ever with many of these travellers looking to take out insurance to ensure they are covered for the unexpected while away,” Mr Hennin said.

“We can now offer our customers a fantastic travel insurance product that will provide them with essential medical cover when travelling abroad,” he added.

The introduction of nib branded travel insurance supports nib’s continued expansion and diversification in the insurance space in New Zealand. Since its purchase of TOWER Medical in 2012, the health fund has re-branded as nib, launched one of the first ever direct-to-consumer health cover ranges in the country and in September last year, began offering international health cover for Kiwis travelling and working overseas for extended periods.

“This new range means that we can provide Kiwis with peace of mind by looking after all of their insurance needs. Whether it’s domestic health and medical insurance or cover for both short and long-term overseas travel, we’ll have our customers covered,” Mr Hennin said.

The nib travel insurance range is now available to customers via nib.co.nz or by calling our Contact Centre on 0800 888 nib.

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