NIB Health Fund (NIB) is underwriting the health insurance of ING Bank of Australia Limited (ING) as part of their distribution partnership.

Through the agreement, ING has joined the nib established line-up of white-label partnerships that has contributed to a long track record of insurer policyholder growth.

“We have created a market of white-label capabilities and today, this channel accounts for about 20% of all our health insurance sales,” said Ed Close, chief executive of Australian Residents Health Insurance.

“With more than two million customers, we have great potential to connect to ING’s existing customer base and provide affordable health insurance.

“This is a great example of how two businesses can work together and empower Australians to finance and access healthcare.”

The range of ING health products is now available through the company’s distribution channels.

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In addition to working with ING, Nib Group (Group) has other new health-focused projects this year.

In his 2021 Sustainability Report, the insurer details his recent health initiatives:

  • More than 2.7 million in funding for numerous community health initiatives, including the group’s charity, the Nib Foundation;
  • Supporting Engati Hutua Iraqi Ivy members through health management programs and the introduction of Kairahi (Ivy Health Navigator); And
  • Launch the Pair to Partner (P2P) journey to become a true health partner for its members.

The group also released its inaugural Modern Slavery Statement and for the first time launched a diversity and inclusion action plan to enhance community sentiment.

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