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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 >>

Canterbury claimants should contact insurer

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:13 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) today urged residential Canterbury customers to contact their insurer if they have an outstanding 2010/2011 earthquake claim and are unsure on how the Limitation Act will affect them. Back in 2015, ICNZ advised ... More >>

Insurance Council supports exemptions from Fire Service Levy

Monday, 7 August 2017, 11:49 am | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is supporting the decision by the Government to exempt travel insurance and insurance on certain types of property from having to pay the Fire Service Levy. More >>

How NZ Adapts to Climate Change Needs Stronger Push

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 2:54 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recommendations on long-term planning for climate change fell short in not dealing with how New Zealand should adapt to climate change. More >>

Flood insurance update: Temporary Accommodation

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:33 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to flood damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation. “Reports in today suggest that some people may be displaced from their homes for ... More >>

Insurance flood advisory for Otago and Canterbury residents

Friday, 21 July 2017, 7:08 pm | Insurance Council

With heavy rainfall expected in Dunedin and parts of Canterbury receiving up to 180mm before noon Saturday, the Insurance Council of NZ is urging people in the region to be prepared for flooding. More >>

Private Insurers Paid Out $0.5B Kaikōura Earthquake Claims

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:01 pm | Insurance Council

21 July 2017 - Private insurers have paid out over half a billion dollars in claims from the 14 November earthquake, with $108 million paid to customers in the month of June the Insurance Council reported today. More >>

Tasman Tempest insured costs upgraded to $62m

Monday, 17 July 2017, 10:37 am | Insurance Council

The storm that packed a month of rain into 24 hours has resulted in insured costs of $61.7m the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. More >>

Panel beater skill shortage causing collision repairs delays

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:32 am | Insurance Council

A panel beater skill shortage is causing delays in repairing insurance customers’ cars, not insurer red tape, the Insurance Council reported today. More >>

 

 

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