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13 Dec 2016

An agreement between private insurers and the Earthquake Commission (EQC) will simplify how home and contents insurance claims are resolved for people affected by the Kaikoura Earthquake. Under the agreement, private insurers...

23 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand believes a significant cause of damage to commercial property buildings following the 14 November Kaikoura earthquake series is a failure to comply with non-structural, seismic restraint...

18 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advise people who have uninhabitable homes due to earthquake damage to contact their insurer directly for help with temporary accommodation. Most home policies as well as contents policies...

16 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand advised today that insurers are working hard to minimise any disruption to the availability of insurance for people putting offers in on houses. Following the 14 November 2016 earthquakes,...

14 Nov 2016

 The Insurance Council of New Zealand are advising people to contact their insurer as well as the Earthquake Commission as a result of the earthquakes in the early hours of Monday morning. People who have suffered damage to...

01 Nov 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $19 billion to settle commercial and residential claims since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, of which nearly $9 billion...

04 Oct 2016

Following a disciplinary process, the Board of the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today Youi NZ Pty Ltd will pay the maximum financial penalty of $100,000 and has been warned that any future misconduct risks...

08 Sep 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomed the announcement today from NZTA that water damaged light vehicles will now need electrical and pyrotechnic safety components replaced.  Tim Grafton Insurance Council Chief...

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