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Insurance consumers should welcome FENZ review

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:33 pm | Insurance Council

The Government’s announcement today to review how to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) will be welcome news for those who buy insurance. More >>

LGNZ sea-level rise report not even half the story

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 8:59 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcome Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) report into sea-level rise around the country, saying that the billions of dollars of local government assets identified in the report as at risk from sea-level ... More >>

ICNZ urges people to stay safe this summer

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 9:59 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of NZ (ICNZ) is urging people to stay safe this summer after an analysis of claims data showed that January is the busiest period of the year for burglaries. More >>

Travel insurance and the AirNZ strike

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 1:03 pm | Insurance Council

Consumers are enquiring about whether they will be covered under travel insurance policies for delays and cancellations caused by the proposed Air NZ engineering and logistics staff strike planned for 21, 22 and 23 December. More >>

Insurers welcome EQC Inquiry

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 10:47 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today welcomed the announcement of the Public Inquiry into EQC, headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright. More >>

NZ ranked 2nd riskiest country in the world

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 8:25 am | Insurance Council

New Zealand is ranked as the second riskiest country in the world in a major international study released by Lloyd’s of London. More >>

ICNZ welcomes Canterbury Earthquakes tribunal

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 1:47 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the introduction of a Bill to Parliament today to establish a Canterbury Earthquakes Tribunal because it hopes it will accelerate claim settlements. "The people of Canterbury have been waiting too long to get ... More >>

Insurers settle record number extreme event claims in 2017

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:03 am | Insurance Council

Insurers settled 70,000 claims arising from extreme events in 2017. These included claims arising from the Kaikōura earthquake, extreme weather events and residual Canterbury claims. “2017 was a year that tested the insurance sector’s ability ... More >>

Advice for Kiwis Battling Back-to-Work Blues

Friday, 19 January 2018, 12:38 pm | Insurance Council

Advice for Kiwis Battling Back-to-Work Blues by Booking Winter Getaways Thousands of Kiwis are currently booking winter getaways to battle their back-to-work blues, and the Insurance Council is advising them to consider travel insurance when they ... More >>

Flood Relief Advisory: January Storms

Saturday, 6 January 2018, 1:19 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council is advising people affected by recent heavy rain and flooding to contact their insurer as soon as possible. More >>

Keep Your Christmas Safe From Burglars

Monday, 11 December 2017, 10:58 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging New Zealanders to take steps to protect their homes from thieves this Christmas. “Burglaries are a problem all year round, but they’re particularly prevalent at Christmas,” says ICNZ Chief Executive, ... More >>

2017 Worst Year on Record for Weather-Related Losses

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:49 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. “These figures are a clear sign of the impact ... More >>

Travel insurance advisory: Bali volcanic eruption

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 1:05 pm | Insurance Council

Insurance Council of New Zealand advised people today that if they are about to travel to Bali and have concerns about travelling they should contact their airline or other travel provider they booked with first, and then their travel insurer to ... More >>

Roxburgh Residents Flood Advisory

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12:19 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of NZ is advising residents of Roxburgh and Roxburgh Lakes affected by the weekend’s flooding to be safe when recovering belongings damaged in the flooding and to contact their insurer as soon as possible. More >>

NZ SMEs lagging in uptake of cyber protection

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:50 am | Insurance Council

New Zealand small businesses are lagging in their uptake of cyber protection compared with their Australian counterparts the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. More >>

Vast majority of Kaikōura settlements complete by year-end

Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:33 pm | Insurance Council

Private insurers are on track to meet their target of having the majority of Kaikōura earthquake settlements complete by year-end the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. More >>

Travel insurance advisory: Jet fuel shortage

Monday, 18 September 2017, 12:34 pm | Insurance Council

Travellers caught up in the jet fuel shortage are advised to contact their airline or other travel provider they booked with first, and then their travel insurer if needed the Insurance Council advised today. More >>

Homeowners urged to check for earthquake vulnerabilities

Monday, 11 September 2017, 10:06 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is warning Wellington homeowners to quake check their houses after new research reveals not enough is being done by homeowners to check their biggest asset for earthquake vulnerabilities. Wellington homes are generally ... More >>

Insurance Council rejects Labour’s arbitration tribunal

Sunday, 27 August 2017, 9:02 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand today firmly rejected Labour’s plans to set up an Arbitration Tribunal against insurers in Christchurch. More >>

Cyclones Debbie and Cook insured costs upgraded to $109m

Friday, 25 August 2017, 12:27 pm | Insurance Council

The two cyclones that swept through New Zealand during April and caused residents of Edgecumbe to be evacuated has resulted in insured costs of $109 million the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. More >>

 

 

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