The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) was established in 1895 to represent the fire and general insurance industry in New Zealand.
The Insurance Council is governed by a Board of 10 members, appointed annually at the AGM. The Council aims to assist members in key areas affecting their business through effective advocacy and communication.
ICNZ plays an active role in representing the insurance industry. Our members are all licensed under the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 and are signatories to the Fair Insurance Code that requires insurers to act ethically. The Council also performs an important role in informing and educating consumers about key insurance issues and risks.
Fair Insurance Code 2016
The new Fair Insurance Code, which comes into effect on 1 January 2016, sets a high benchmark for self-regulation of the general insurance industry with higher standards being imposed on ICNZ members when servicing consumers and small to medium-sized enterprises. Download the Fair Insurance Code 2016. Read more. (The current Fair Insurance Code will apply until 31 December 2015)
Protecting New Zealand from Natural Hazards
Protecting New Zealand from Natural Hazards is an Insurance Council paper aimed at decision makers, a 15-point plan to reduce the social and economic impact of natural hazards – heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all. View as PDF (410KB)
A Short Guide to the General Insurance Industry in New Zealand. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the general insurance industry in New Zealand and the vital role it plays in supporting the economy and society. Download General Insurance Handbook
Your First Guide to Insurance
The Young Enterprise Trust and the Insurance Council developed a basic guide aimed at students and members of the public on contents, vehicle and travel insurance. Download Are you Covered? – Your First Guide to Insurance
Confidential Insurance Fraud Report Form
The reality is that insurance fraud has to be paid for by honest policyholders. Insurance fraud is a crime and a cost to our community and every policyholder. Report insurance fraud by completing this confidential form. Open form