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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 wh...

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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...

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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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Allianz Partners teams up with travel agent

Travel insurer Allianz Partners has formed a strategic partnership with Jettzy, the first with an online travel agent operating out of New Zealand. Travel insurance issued and managed by Allianz Partners will be integrated into...

Humans of NZI

From Corporal to corporate

Meet NZI’s Corporate Liability Manager, Martin Stroud, who brings life lesson...

Martin Stroud began his insurance career in South Africa 40 years ago. After serving in South Africa’s army for two years, Martin was surprised to learn there were a few skills he’d picked up which he’s been able to...

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Reserve Bank invites views on its proposed new ...

By Andrew Horne - partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua is seeking views on its proposed enforcement principles and criteria.  The proposed enforcement principles will guide the activities of the Reserve Bank’s new...

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Vero removes gender ratings from car insurance ...

Vero Insurance is set to remove gender-based factors from its pricing and underwriting factors, as it feels “that binary gender distinctions are not a true reflection of the gender spectrum of its customers”. The NZ...
(December 2021)

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More extreme weather likely in summer months ahead

Garry Taylor, executive general manager for NZI, on New Zealand’s weather ana...

According to research published in the journa lof Nature Climate Change, at least 85 percent of the world’s population has felt the effects of our changing climate.  As countries around the world report...

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Q&A: Switching on to cyber risk

Liam Pomfret, AIG's Head of Cyber & Professional Indemnity, Asia Pacific, tal...

Are cyber attacks on the increase in New Zealand? If you read the media, it points towards that.  From AIG’s perspective, our cyber claim count in New Zealand has been increasing each year, as it has in other...

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How Covid-19 will change the broker market

The Covid-19 pandemic will lead to significant changes for insurance brokers,...

Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, brokers and insurers have adapted to constant changes.  The crisis has altered the way we live, work and travel, and the insurance industry has moved swiftly to adjust to those changes as...

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Climate disclosure law introduced

New Zealand has introduced a law forcing financial institutions, including insurers, to disclose their climate-related risks. Climate change minister and Green MP James Shaw said the disclosure regime would make New Zealand a...

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