2014 News

September

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Sep
2014

Zurich Voted National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) General Insurer of the Year 2014

Zurich has been voted for a second year in a row General Insurer of the Year. The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) is arguably Australia's most prestigious general insurance industry recognition.

August

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Aug
2014

Zurich and Ausure partner to ensure Australian school students start their day with breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet according to the YMCA, 25% of students come to school hungry. In response to this issue, the YMCA commenced its schools’ breakfast program in 2006.

July

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Jul
2014

Goods in Transit (Carriers) Insurance on Z.streamXpress

Goods in Transit (Carriers) on Z.streamXpress with improved underwriting questions and the added benefit of Additional Expenses (Consequential Loss including delay and loss of market) delivers a fast and easy response when quoting and closing carriers insurance.

1
Jul
2014

NEW - Online lodgement of Motor Claims

Zurich puts the customer at the centre of everything we do. More than ever, we want to make claims a service that is easy to access and to navigate.

June

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Jun
2014

Insurance Business 'Brokers on Insurers Survey' - Zurich named Insurer of the Year

Zurich has been named Insurer of the Year 2014 achieving 9 of 11 categories with 7 Gold and 2 Silver awards in the ‘Brokers on Insurers’ Survey.

19
Jun
2014

What if you could see how specific risk improvement actions affect your risk profile?

As a business owner or risk manager, one of your many roles is to manage the risks associated with your business – ensuring your operation is safe and sound and minimising incidents that could lead to disruption. Your job might have just become easier.

May

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May
2014

30 June - Are you ready?

For many of us, this will be another June, for some, it will be their first. One thing is for sure, we always walk away learning something new.

7
May
2014

Zurich Cyber-risk report - seven industry papers released

Following the release of Zurich’s new strategic report Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections Of Cyber Risk, breaking new ground in thought leadership on cyber risk.

1
May
2014

Zurich Cyber-risk report released

The release of Zurich's new strategic report The Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections Of Cyber Risk breaks new ground in thought leadership on cyber risk.

April

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Apr
2014

Zurich to focus on full commercial and global corporate range in three-year strategy

An increased focus on the global corporate sector; further expansion into the small to medium enterprise (SME) market; and better tailored products for larger Australian companies, are at the heart of a three-year local strategy confirming Zurich’s long-term commitment to Australia.

9
Apr
2014

Updated commodity listing on Z.streamXpress for marine cargo

What do carpets, porcelain, coal, electronic equipment or dry groceries have in common? They are just a small number of the commodities for marine cargo now listed on Z.streamXpress.

3
Apr
2014

Zurich draws on global network to internally appoint new Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) welcomes Marc Luginbühl to the role of Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand, effective June 1, 2014. Marc has spent the last eight years serving in a variety of Financial Lines roles most recently as Head of Financial Lines for Zurich in Switzerland.

March

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Mar
2014

Easy vehicle selection for commercial motor with Z.streamXpress Motor

Take the hassle out of vehicle selection when you are quoting commercial motor with Z.streamXpress Motor's new capability.

17
Mar
2014

Zurich’s updated Privacy documents

We have recently updated our privacy disclosures. The Privacy Collection Statement contains information about how Zurich collects, uses, discloses and handles personal information, including the personal information of insureds and claimants.

13
Mar
2014

New Directors and Officers Liability policy with broadened trigger points

Zurich is proud to launch our new Directors and Officers Liability coverage. In conjunction with our financial strength, international program capabilities and experienced claims team, it enables us to continue offering your clients a strong value proposition.

13
Mar
2014

New Security & Privacy Protection cover – because you can’t outsource liability

In today’s world, the likelihood of a data breach is continually escalating. So is the cost. Any company that handles data – whether on employees, customers, suppliers, or business partners – is exposed to potential business costs, regulatory investigations and lawsuits associated with a breach.

5
Mar
2014

Z.streamXpress outage this weekend

From Saturday 8 March 2014 at 05:00 for approximately 24 hours, ending Sunday 9 March 2014 at approx 05:00 (AEST), the Z.streamXpress application will be unavailable.

January

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Jan
2014

Chauffeur Vehicle Composite Cover Insurance – now live on Z.streamXpress

Z.streamXpress is the 'go to' electronic solution for business, motor, strata, workers compensation (WA, ACT and Tasmania) and marine cargo insurance solutions. As part of our ongoing investment, Zurich has launched its latest product – Zurich Chauffeur Vehicle Composite Cover Insurance on Z.streamXpress.

2013 News

October

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Oct
2013

Marine brand campaign - engage your clients on marine logistics

Zurich has launched a comprehensive branding campaign focused on our expertise in marine logistics.

17
Oct
2013

Zurich Voted National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) General Insurer of the Year 2013

Zurich has been voted General Insurer of the Year 2013. The National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) is arguably Australia's most prestigious general insurance industry recognition.

September

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Sep
2013

Victorian Fire Services Levy (FSL) Transition

As you would be aware, the 12 months ended 30 June 2013 was the last year in which insurers were required to contribute to the cost of Victoria’s fire services.

July

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Jul
2013

Business Travel now live on Z.streamXpress

Recognising that SME clients have different needs when it comes to travel insurance, Zurich has just launched its latest product – Business Travel insurance – on Z.streamXpress . Business Travel can be conveniently added to any Business Insurance policy or taken out as a stand-alone policy.

1
Jul
2013

Make July 2013 your Marine cargo insurance rewards month

Simply bind your new business and renewals on Z.streamXpress for a chance to win!

June

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Jun
2013

Insurance Business 'Brokers on Insurers Survey' - Zurich named Insurer of the Year

Zurich took out 9 of 11 categories with 8 Gold and 1 Silver in the inaugural ‘Brokers on Insurers’ Survey. This has earned Zurich the award of Insurance Business ‘Insurer of the Year.’

13
Jun
2013

Why choose Zurich as your insurance partner?

By partnering with Zurich you can take advantage of a coordinated approach to insurance and risk management. We will work with your clients globally and locally, across Life and General Insurance, creating a variety of benefits for you.

These include new economies of scale, long term stability and enhanced service. We will support you with a joined up team of experts across each discipline, to better understand your exposures and add sustainable value through claims service and risk engineering.

May

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May
2013

Are you ready for June renewals?

As we come into the busy June renewal period, know that Zurich’s got it covered. We’re focused on supporting you, our brokers, and we are committed to doing what it takes to win your customer’s business.

16
May
2013

From simple to complex, marine insurance solutions at your fingertips

If your customers move goods, they will need marine cargo insurance, whether they are an importer, exporter or simply moving their goods overland within Australia.

March

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Mar
2013

Zurich fleet insurance, your automatic choice for a comprehensive motor solution

For all your light commercial, heavy transport, plant and equipment fleet needs. To be a market leader in motor fleet, you need to put your foot on the pedal when it matters.

February

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Feb
2013

Introducing Zurich’s new business insurance XpressQuote

Welcome to XpressQuote - a dramatic upgrade to Zurich's Z.streamXpress electronic delivery system, again placing it at the forefront of technology.

22
Feb
2013

Lori Messori takes up National Broker Manager role

Zurich Financial Services Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Messori as National Broker Manager as Keith Till steps down from the role to retire after 50 years with the Zurich organisation.

8
Feb
2013

Zurich announces launch of marine cargo products on ‘Z.streamXpress'

Zurich's Z.streamXpress electronic delivery system leads the Australian marine insurance market with the first electronic solution offering full life cycle marine cargo products including:

January

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Jan
2013

Victorian Fire Services Levy - Adjustment in rates from 1 March 2013

Following on from our update in December regarding the Victorian Fire Services Levy, Zurich has again reviewed its management of the Fire Services Levy collection rates.

16
Jan
2013

Digital misinformation, climate change and pandemic risks featured in WEF’s 2013 Global Risks Report

The 2013 Global Risks Report, published annually in advance of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, addresses some of the world’s most pressing risks.

16
Jan
2013

Economic and Environmental Resilience the responsibility of Companies, Government and Communities

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just released its Global Risks Report 2013, based on survey results from some of the world’s leading financial and academic institutions including Zurich.

2012 News

December

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Dec
2012

Zurich Financial Lines delivers

Zurich is pleased to announce the launch of three new wordings in Financial Lines and details of our Security & Privacy Protection product, demonstrating our commitment to delivering the broadest range of products in the Australian market.

10
Dec
2012

Victorian Fire Services Levy - adjustment in rates

We wrote to you in October updating you on Zurich’s position with regard to the Victorian Fire Services Levy.

4
Dec
2012

50% - glass half full or half empty? And where do you stand?

Broker survey results now out. Earlier this year, we asked for your views on Digital Media and how you are leveraging the opportunities for your business. Zurich’s online survey on Digital Media, sent out to 4400 brokers in September, generated 702 responses.

November

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Nov
2012

Harness the benefits of Z.streamXpress for your Trades business

Get the added value of extended cover with greater speed and efficiency. Specifically designed for Tradies, under the Zurich Business Insurance wording. See how trades measure up.

October

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Oct
2012

Victorian Fire Services Levy - rates reducing

In May Zurich outlined its position with regard to the Victorian Fire Services Levy.

September

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Sep
2012

How are you embracing the digital media revolution?

Complete our survey and you may win one of three $100 Myer/Coles gift cards

July

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Jul
2012

Zurich highlights broker benefits for SMEs

New research from Cameron Research Group has revealed SMEs are increasingly aware of the benefits offered by insurance brokers.

March

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Mar
2012

NSW & Victorian flood events – our Claims teams are ready to respond

Many parts of New South Wales and Victoria are currently impacted by heavy rain and flooding. Our local claims teams in Sydney and Melbourne are monitoring the situation and are ready to assist you.

January

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Jan
2012

Zurich releases Companion policy in response to the Bridgecorp Decision

Designed to address concerns raised by the Bridgecorp decision by the NZ High Court in September 2011, Zurich have developed the Companion Directors and Officers Defence Costs and Expenses Insurance policy for the New Zealand and Australian insurance market.

2011 News

December

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Dec
2011

Important enhancements to our Management Liability Policy

Zurich has listened to broker feedback and has implemented important enhancements to our Management Liability policy effective immediately.

November

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Nov
2011

Workers’ Compensation Insurance in WA – premium rate changes effective 1 October 2011

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2011 was passed by the Legislative Council on 17 August 2011 and will come into effect from 1 October 2011.

24
Nov
2011

Bringing global expertise and knowledge closer to our customers

Zurich General Insurance has announced that Daniel Fogarty, currently COO, is to become Executive General Manager heading up a new ‘Corporate’ business with responsibility for managing the case underwriting, customer and distribution of the Global Corporate and Mid-Market customer segments.

22
Nov
2011

Zurich - three times a winner at the 2011 UK Risk Management Awards!

The best international risk management talent was honoured on 16 November as the winners of the Risk Management Awards 2011 recognising excellence and innovation in all facets of risk management were announced at the Lancaster Hotel in London.

16
Nov
2011

Prawns on the lawn 2011

Zurich's 35th Annual Prawns on the Lawn event was held this year on 3rd November at Roma St Parklands (Brisbane).

8
Nov
2011

Zurich launches Security and Privacy Protection Insurance

You can outsource processes, but you cannot outsource liability. Recent headlines tell the ongoing stories of lost or stolen personal information, customer records, millions of credit card records are compromised, a laptop containing patient information is stolen, a disgruntled employee downloads thousands of confidential records on a USB stick before leaving the company, a supplier decides a company’s customer list would make for good prospecting and copies it. The costs of data breaches can be overwhelming.

October

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Oct
2011

Zurich launches Product Recall Insurance proposition in Australia/NZ

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Product Recall Insurance proposition within Australia and New Zealand.

10
Oct
2011

Important improvements for Z.streamXpress...

We have listened to you and made it even easier to do business with Zurich. Zurich is happy to announce a series of improvements to Z.streamXpress. These are a result of consultations with a number of brokers across Australia and feedback from Z.streamXpress users.

August

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Aug
2011

Strata renewals on Z.streamXpress

Following the successful launch of Strata on Z.streamXpress for new business, we are ready to process renewals through our online system using Sunrise Exchange.

July

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Jul
2011

Zurich strengthens state-based claims teams with Customer Care Manager appointments

The spate of catastrophes Australia has suffered in recent times made it abundantly clear that insurers needed people on the ground to quickly help brokers and their customers in their time of need.

June

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Jun
2011

Zurich reaffirms commitment to providing automatic flood insurance

Following the catastrophic Queensland and Victorian floods, Zurich today reaffirmed its commitment to provide automatic flood insurance to its commercial customers.

May

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May
2011

Major initiatives to make Zurich more 'hands on' in helping brokers- Zurich Xpress Underwriting Centre Goes Live

As at 30 May 2011, Zurich’s Xpress Underwriting Centre has been rolled out to all States across Australia with SME & Package underwriting services being managed out of the centre in Sydney.

24
May
2011

Zurich's Financial Lines Forum 2011

Zurich is delighted to host a Financial Lines Forum in Australia. It’s an event not to be missed. We’ve pulled together a team of experts that includes Paul Schiavone, Global Head of M&A, Zurich UK, as our keynote speaker and our own global and local leaders.

17
May
2011

Zurich Australia General Insurance is number one with large sized organisation - Aon Risk Survey

Zurich Australia General Insurance has been named the most respected insurer.

January

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Jan
2011

Z.streamXpress winners announced

Binding new business on Z.streamXpress during the month of November put brokers into the competition to win a $500 WISH Gift Card.