Fairfax and health insurer Nib partner up

Fairfax Media has announced a new partnership with health insurer Nib.

The companies have launched Done, a new range of affordable, tailored health insurance designed to make it easier for the surprising number of Kiwis that don’t have any health cover.

Only 30 percent of Kiwis have health insurance, whereas home, car and contents insurance are higher on most people’s lists.

The online-only product lets consumers play around with simple quoting tools to choose the best type of cover to suit their needs and can price in a matter of minutes.

It offers everyday cover and hospital cover to ensure Kiwis can get their health back on track quickly.

Fairfax Media chief executive officer Sinead Boucher says Done is another example of its commitment to find new ways to fund journalism in New Zealand by partnering with industry experts and leveraging the marketing strength Fairfax’s audience brings.

Done follows on from other recent partnerships like Neighbourly, Stuff Fibre, energyclubnz and most recently Stuff Pix.

“We are committed to creating new businesses and services that we know Kiwis will value and we’re open to talking with other businesses about opportunities where we can partner to leverage our competitive strengths,” says Boucher.

Nib chief executive officer Rob Hennin said the health insurer was excited to have partnered with Fairfax. 

“We believe there is a real opportunity for private health insurance to help reduce the ever-increasing health cost burden on the government by helping facilitate access to healthcare,” says Hennin.

“This new strategic alliance does exactly that, helping to reach some of the 70 percent of Kiwis who are currently living without private health insurance.”

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