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New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards 2021

      CONGRATULATIONS! Broking Professional of the Year Faith Owens, Bridges Insurance Large Broking Company of the Year Insurance Advisernet New Zealand ...

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PIQ Welcomes New CEO, Simon Casford

In October, Professional IQ College welcomed new CEO, Simon Casford. A business leader who has been at the helm of change, innovation, and growth many times, Simon brings extensive experience in the education sector, having held st...

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Closing the Gaps

Quick Checks from PIQ

For many Fire & General advisers, attaining the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 (NZCFSL5) has either been ticked off the list or is well underway. Which is a great place to be some 16 months before the competen...

IFSO Case Study

Methamphetamine contamination confusion

Through a financial adviser, a couple held insurance on a rental property. In June 2020, the couple discovered that their rental property had been damaged by methamphetamine contamination. They made a claim through their financial...

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Under the influence of drugs

QUESTION: Policy exclusion: "This policy does not insure loss to or liability arising from any insured vehicle while it is being driven by any person who is under the influence of any intoxicating substance or drug."...

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Shared fence dispute

QUESTION: Our client has a shared fence with a neighbour. The fence blew down during some of the big storms. Our client provided a quote to their insurer that stated repairs costs and replacement costs. Their Insurer...

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Pleasurecraft: is insurer on board?

QUESTION: Insured sold their pleasurecraft a year ago, the purchaser has not paid the full amount (will pay remainder later) but essentially owns the vessel. The vessel continued to be insured because the client assumed that...

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Car swap gone wrong

QUESTION: The client had a mutual agreement to swap his vehicle for another vehicle with a third party. However, a disagreement broke out, and our client’s vehicle was taken with the keys and was left with no vehicle....

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Innovating for better health and safety and men...

Employers need to focus on mental health risks and health communications in t...

Workplace harm extends beyond injuries at work. It’s estimated that about 100 people die from workplace accidents every year in New Zealand while the economic and social cost of work-related injuries is $3.5 billion. One in five...

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New windscreen book online solution available for broker partners now

Alongside our broker partners, we’re committed to delivering exceptional customer service that is quick, easy, and convenient. We know how frustrating it can be for clients when they get a windscreen chip, and that’s...

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IAG introduces vaccine mandate

IAG, the owner of AMI, State, NZI, NAC, Lumley and Lantern, has introduced a vaccine mandate for employees working in its offices, and locations where staff interact with the public. The range of Covid-19 health and safety measures...

FSCL Case Study

Service or repair claim contested

Person A runs a small business importing farm machinery and selling it to New Zealand farmers. The machinery is complex so as part of the sale, the insured’s business also installs the machinery and sets it up to the...

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Delta starts automated renewal pilot with brokers

Delta Insurance unveiled a new, digitised renewal process that it hopes will make policies “significantly simpler” for clients. According to chief operating officer Kent Chaplin, automation will allow the company to...

Opinion

Statutory Liability Policies and Pecuniary Pena...

By Crossley Gates and Frank Rose, Keegan Alexander

One of the insurance industry’s best innovations in New Zealand has been the introduction of the Statutory Liability Policy in the 1990s. Even today, more than 20 years later, there is no insurance policy quite like it elsewhere...

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LGBTQ workplace diversity & inclusion: A matter...

LGBTQ is the acronym commonly used to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer/questioning community. Workplace diversity has been en-vogue for some time but many companies are still grappling with defining...

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