nib offers additional support for frontline health workers

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nib has announced it offering its members who are frontline health workers a $250 wellbeing rebate to support their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The insurer said the rebate, which is now available, is designed to help those supporting communities to keep healthy.

“As a health insurer, we appreciate the huge sacrifices that frontline healthcare workers are making to prepare our health system as well as keep our members and the broader community safe due to this crisis,” said nib managing director, Mark Fitzgibbon.

“Our doctors, nurses and paramedics are working long hours in a high stress, elevated risk environment and it’s vital that they stay on top of their own health and wellbeing throughout this crisis,” he added.

The insurer said its members who are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a medical practitioner, nurse, nurse and midwife, midwife or paramedic, can receive $250 in nib rewards to access a range of health, wellbeing, retail or food offers.

“We’ve heard from our members who are working in these situations that they are finding it difficult to take the time to take care of their everyday needs such as visiting the grocery store or buying a pair of trainers while they are on their feet for extended periods,” said Mr Fitzgibbon.

“As a small token of our appreciation, we wanted to help ease the load by ensuring they can purchase items such as food, active wear, groceries and entertainment, all from the comfort of their own home.”