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  •   Home > News > Politics

    A shake-up to New Zealand's disaster insurance

    A shake-up to New Zealand's disaster insurance

    28 June 2021


    The world-first programme aims to simplify making claims after a natural disaster.

    The Earthquake Commission and eight private insurers are joining forces to create a single point of contact system.

    In the past, claims were assessed by the commission, then a private insurer - creating delays and stress.

    But from Wednesday, just one claim needs to be made to sort out any coverage.

    Earthquake Commission Minister David Clark says this will remove complexity during a difficult time.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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