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"What Do I Need to Tell my Insurers?"

Several months ago I watched episodes of Fair Go which made me ponder this question. The episodes have annoyed me, not least because only one side was really told but because this makes our industry look bad and it’s absolutely not! After over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and also as a client who has had a family member on an income-based insurance claim I feel I’m qualified to make a comment on this subject. I do feel for the man on Fair Go as living with a continuous il...

August 29, 2018

‘’Are they trying to get out of the claim?’’

This week we made a difference in someone’s life - we got to call them and tell them their Trauma Insurance claim would be paid. For various reasons this claim did take a little longer than normal, one being the Christmas holidays but on several occasions this client asked me ‘’Are they trying to get out of the claim”. In my experience of over 20 years in this industry I have never come across an insurance company who simply decided they did not want to pay a claim. So, why did this cl...

January 19, 2018

Health Insurance - is it Worth it?

We are fortunate in New Zealand to have a public health system that is free and accessible to most people.  If you experience major trauma, or acute life threatening events, then there is usually treatment and medical care on hand.  We might take this for granted a lot of the time, particularly when we are fit and healthy and have not much need for this type of service.  However as we also know, the health system is hugely underfunded, our population is constantly growing, and the...

October 10, 2017

1 in 3 Will be Affected by This - What if it’s You?

When given a potentially terminal diagnosis, most people are concerned about the possibility of it ending their life.  But the stark reality is  -  what if you get a diagnosis like cancer and live? – that is a concern for other reasons…. Let me explain that a bit further…. It almost seems like there is an increase in cancer nowadays, and there seems to be different theories as to why this is happening.  The reality is, 1 in 3 NZ’ers will have some experien...

July 24, 2017

Insurance is Too Expensive, Or Is It?

Insurance is like paying your accounting bill - you know you need it but could think of other things you'd rather spend your money on.We can come up with a lot of reasons why we don't need it now, or we justify that we're fit and healthy and we really can wait until later to get insurance or increase our cover. But life has a way of not waiting, and things happen beyond our control. How many of you know someone who's had an accident, has been affected by cancer or a serious illness, has had a ...

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