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19 Jan 2018

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 book. One in five travellers don’t take out travel...

06 Jan 2018

The Insurance Council is advising people affected by recent heavy rain and flooding to contact their insurer as soon as possible. “When it’s safe to do so, take pictures of any flooding or weather-related damage – this will help...

21 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council is advising holders of home and contents insurance to check with their insurers before renting their properties out over the summer. The Council is warning consumers that if they don’t speak to their...

18 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council today released figures showing that 82% of all claims resulting from the Kaikōura earthquake have been fully- or partially settled. The figures, taken as at 30 November, show 96% of residential and...

11 Dec 2017

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...

06 Dec 2017

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...

05 Dec 2017

The Insurance Council of NZ is encouraging consumers of insurance and community and consumer groups to have their say on the review of the Fair Insurance Code. The Code sets high standards for general insurers who are members of...

28 Nov 2017

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...

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