- Verified customer
I have paid 12 months for my fathers visitor cover. After applying visa extension, contacted the company for providing updated documents from immigration. Then came to know that my father’s cover is expired 4 days prior and they can’t provide cover for more than 12 months. The only reason for not providing cover is that they have to cover pre exiting conditions after 12 months.
I got a OVHC cover for my mother last year.Last week saturday early morning I got a email saying That her insurance policy is cancelled on my request.(Which I haven't requested)I was on my way to a regional town 500 kms away from home with mother.I was really stressed if something happened on the way.even the call center was closed.
I had to wait till monday to call them .Then NIB telling me that insurance product is not longer available and it cant be reinsured.
What a scam no one told me about that and didnt give me a proper notice for that.how much of a time I had to wasted to sort the issue.
I was about to give them my family hospita cover.But now never recommend to any body.
Life saver insurance
Hi everyone,i read all comments but i am not agree with all ,That is my personal experience,I was in life threatening condition ,Nib saved me ,they are still saving me ,life concern is too big for everyone ,guys commenting and giving bad reviews on that small things as compared to my issue ....Nothing is important then your life guys ...Don’t judge them on basis of technical issues and lateness of claims ...I know it’s frustrating but definitely they will not push you do anything...i think patience is best options ...there are ways to solve problems...but anyway thanks to NIB ...so solute to your serving...thanks
- Verified customer
Scam, misleading pricing, OK customer service
For the past 2+ years, I have had two different health insurance policies with NIB. The way they communicate the pricing for their services is shameful, to say the least.
On their website, they bluntly state the Budget Visitor Cover costs $14.40 per week. I signed up for the cover and ended up paying more than $17.00 per week instead! This is theft, bigotry, and absolutely criminal activity. This is the very definition of a SCAM. These people should be ashamed of themselves for being so incompetent that they can't even update the information ...on their website... Or maybe they are not incompetent - they deliberately want to lure people into buying a cover and then ripping them off until they realize that something is wrong. What an absolute disgrace! Their customer support team is just fine though. They helped me cancel my policy within minutes so that NIB cannot scam me anymore. My recommendation to anyone looking for a health insurance cover for visa purposes is to do some research. There are literally much more transparent and genuine providers available in the market.
NIB the health insurance provider that are good until you have a claim!
NIB are a Health Insurer who are great...until you have a claim!!! Take out a policy with NIB at your own peril!! Let The Buyer Beware. I have had 2 hospital claims in the past 4 weeks, only ever been to hospital once before for overnight. Because of NIB's Medigap Policy on offering a paltry amount to the providers many practitioners refuse to be part of it...leaving the poor old customer to pay a one-off priced account. I just got caught for anaesthetist account for varicose vein op, price $1,180!!!
Anyway I have transferred my membership (customer) to another fund see ya NIB!! Not Happy Jan!
Dreadful and misleading
After being a member for years , I had a period in Europe and now have to face a wait period , never made a claim , but when I called it’s all impossible . Even when I try to make a dentist appointment , I can’t get a straight answer to what I will be up for . The NIB dentist couldn’t give me the price. All really dishonest and confusing and I regret paying in for years to get the cold shoulder and let baffled when I ask for a simple thing , what will I be up for it I get a scale and clean from their dentist . I feel I am about to be scammed again like a moth to the bright lights !!
Disgraceful NIB - GO ELSEWHERE for insurance (tell everyone you know)
NIB will gladly accept premiums, if you try making a claim they will very efficiently and effectively refuse that claim and then invest a great deal of time and resources to defend their decision.
The worst insurance i have ever had
I was so blinded by their low repayments and little did i know, i am not covered much at all until I actually searched for other health insurance. I am paying heaps for way lesser covers than other insurance have. So if you are thinking of getting insurance from them, make sure you have compared other insurances coz they are way too expensive and you dont even get much cashback as well.
And I added my other daughter to the policy so a new card was supposed to be sent out but 3mos have past, no card so we paid upfront for dental. Called them to ...
Chose another insurer
Every single time I deal with NIB I end up speaking with the complaints department or going to the ombudsman. They have been at fault in every case. They care more about clearing claims off their books than the customer. They do not properly note the accounts when you call so beware you’ll have to get them to review call recordings otherwise they will plead ignorance when they make mistakes. I will be looking elsewhere for healthcare and would never recommend NIB to my worst enemy.
Really happy with the service
Staff is always very helpful and patient, I am very happy with their services and have recommend their services for a few friends.
I have been with NIB for around 5 years.
No longer value for money
I have been with nib for over 20 years and have now decided to pull the plug. Nib do not participate in "known gap", but offer "medigap" which most specialists in qld do not participate in, therefore anytime I need to have a procedure I am out of pocket a considerable amount. Anyone considering changing health funds should ask which of the above does the fund participate in and also check which private hospitals does the fund have agreements with as I was very surprised nib do not have agreements with quite a few top private hospitals in SE qld.
Nuisance calls. They don't speak to you
After getting a quote online, I have received 16 calls in 5 days in which I answer, you hear someone on the other end, no one speaks to you, then they hang up. Never would I join this unprofessional company who haven't even mastered a basic customer requirement..COMMUNICATION!!!
Bad customer service
I changed after 34 years from AHM to Qantas Health, which is NIB. Their customer service after signing up is non existent. I wait for a $12 refund for cancelled travel insurance since March. So before experiencing problems with their health insurance, I will leave them immediately
Horrible experience. They will hold your policy as a hostage.
Been with NIB for almost 5 year, due to the situation described below I have been paying double for my health insurance. I have severe tooth pain. Dental clinics are not accepting my insurance. Excruciating pain. NIB created a wall of "we don't care" kind of attitude. This has been dragging for almost a month now.
After stuff up by NIB, I have switched all my products with this company, including their health insurance.
Health insurance was the only one I had problems in switching. They would hold Clearance Certificate hostage. For almost a m...onth I'm not double charged for my insurance. After, I have unsubscribed from all their marketing and canceled the policy and requested clearance certificate: - Still spammed by their system, no matter how many STOP messages to TXT I send, or Unsubscribe buttons i push. - Clearance Certificate Still not released. - Still charging my bank account for almost a month now.
10 year customer leaving
Have paid NIB for over ten years and have only ever claimed one payment in this time.
6 months ago i begun a process of getting an invasive surgery done. 6 months ago i did all the right things and made sure i was completely covered by NIB for everything relating the surgery (except the anesthetist wasnt covered but that is okay as i had learnt that 6 months ago) Now here i am days before the surgery and i am being told that NIB wont cover the surgery or the private hospital when i was told months ago that i was? Now i have to fork out thousands of dollars in a matter of days even though i have spent what? tens of thousands with NIB over the years?
Thank you. . .
In 2018 the optometrist incorrectly filled out my script which caused further damage to my eyes. Furthermore, I was assured my direct debit would be put on hold when I moved overseas. Nope, payments came out and there was absolutely no support when I tried to rectify the situation.
- Verified customer
NIB - not interested in benefits
NIB are the worst, ten years of membership payments and then when I need a sinus surgery operation they will not to pay for the theatre costs, anesthetist - just a few select surgery items and that's with medicare's contribution - what is the point of years of payments for cover, paying the excess and then when you're told the day before surgery by the hospital your insurance will pick and choose only a few items and you're going to have to stump up $13k before surgery and you'll be left out of pocket well over $10k? Instead it's been months ...of pain and now lost employment, constant flu like symptoms (not such a great look in 2020!) while I ride it out with another insurer and beg for treatment by the now backlogged public system due to the virus. NIB - thanks for nothing, I won't be recommending you ever. Check your policy for "restricted services" if you're with them, or considering joining them - because they might not be there for you when you need them.
- Verified customer
No Trust for this company
I have called up to switch over from other health fund, when i switch over, i was indicated that i am eligible for the 6 weeks free. After 6 weeks, they did not give me any rebate nor there is no communication from this company. Although their cover is cheap but when things happened, they did not do what they have promised,
Also, my policy and cover was not reflected correctly and I have to call them up three times to get it fixed. I highly doubt the professional from their policy officer with no apologies.
As a result, i put all other insur...ances on hold and i decided to switch to other company since they have lost their trust. When you join, they are very polite and friendly but when things happen, they have completely deal with you in different attitude. Make sure you have made things clear when you switch over, also do not be attracted by the price and discounts because when things happened you will never get your claims or rebate. whenever you asked, always ask them to email it to you (in writing).
Avoid this company
They never pay you claim with the same criteria.
Same doctor, same bill paid, different amount received back!
I Always had to chase them to pay the claim.
Not a good customer service over the phone, they hire people that can not speak English or understand 100% what you saying!
Cheap company, cheap service, they do not pay you more then 25 %of your claim, don’t trust them, hopefully this company will be shut down!
Note for NIB, don’t even try to contact me to discuss this feedback. Hopefully people will choose other company after my feedback.
Questions & Answers
Hi Do you refund anything on the $100 my GP charges for an iron infusion? Cheers Mark
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hi.........this is divya.. i am an international student and i want to take health insurance for my mother and daughter who are here on visitor visa subclass 600. can i get the quote for monthly premium for both. age of my mother is 60 and my daughter is 2 years. we live in victoria.
plz provide the quote
thanks and regards.
Thank you for your message.
Please contact our nib International Working & Visitors Cover team (OVHC) to obtain a quote. Phone: 1800 775 204, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, webpage: www.nib.com.au/overseas-working-visitors. Our International Businesses teams are available 8:30am to 6pm weekdays (AEST).
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