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25 Mar 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has welcomed the confirmation from the New Zealand Government that insurance is one of the identified essential services to New Zealanders during the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 period – in...

03 Mar 2020

As the Coronavirus situation continues to develop the Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging those who have purchased travel insurance to speak with their insurer to clarify what cover they may have. ‘’While some insurers...

02 Mar 2020

Provisional results show that insurers spent more than $118.8* million last year supporting their customers recover from the impact of severe weather events, with over 18,000 claims made. “What was looking to be a benign year...

05 Feb 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is issuing advice to those in the flood affected areas following a state of emergency being declared on Tuesday 4 February, 2020, for Southland, Fiordland and Clutha. With the focus on...

29 Jan 2020

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) is urging people to seek more information following the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. ICNZ cautions that broad exclusions...

14 Jan 2020

As the recovery effort in the wake of the unprecedented November Timaru hailstorm continues, the insurance industry is advising people considering buying hail damaged vehicles to be well informed. With thousands of vehicles...

19 Dec 2019

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) are pleased to announce the 2019 ICNZ and ANZIIF Scholarship has been awarded to Euan Osborne. Euan is an...

18 Dec 2019

It’s that time of year - the season of gifting and hopefully taking some time away for a well-deserved break. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when claims spike, with an increase in instances of house and car break-ins...

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