2016 News

August

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Aug
2016

And the Voice of the Broker Survey August 2016 winners are...

In early August, Zurich conducted the Voice of the Broker Survey which was sent to over 6,000 brokers and we received a great response and valuable feedback.

July

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Jul
2016

Zurich launches Digital Resolve

Join forces with us to resolve cyber incidents. DigitalResolve offers a 24/7 incident response solution which harnesses the specialist resources you need to recover from a damaging cyber event.

19
Jul
2016

Launch of Zurich Heavy Motor Accident Assist

As part of our continuing investment in motor, we are excited to confirm that Zurich Heavy Motor Accident Assist has launched. This provides our heavy motor customers with 24/7 accident assistance for vehicles over five tonnes.

June

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6
Jun
2016

Severe Weather Update

At Zurich, our thoughts are with those who may be impacted by the weather events in Australia.

During such an event, our catastrophe plan is put into immediate action and a catastrophe claims team deployed ready to provide swift and professional assistance.

May

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26
May
2016

Zurich's motor and fleet insurance focus

We've made it our business to streamline motor and fleet insurance, getting customers back to business fast. Our new video explains why Zurich is a specialist in motor and fleet.

24
May
2016

Launch of five factsheets developed to explain our core positions

We have developed five fact sheets that explain our core positions in a simple one page flyer. These encapsulate the product highlights, their key benefits and the flexibility of the options we can tailor ensuring efficiency and reducing admin.

4
May
2016

Changes to NSW Fire Service Levy collection rates

The NSW State Government announced in December 2015 it will abolish the NSW Emergency Services Levy (ESL) (commonly known as the Fire Services Levy (FSL) on insurance policies, in favour of a property based levy to be paid alongside council rates from 1 July 2017.

February

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Feb
2016

Gift card winners from our February 2016 broker survey

Zurich conducted a broker survey in mid February to gain feedback on our Commercial Insurance products, underwriting and service. The survey was sent to over 6000 brokers and we received a great response.

19
Feb
2016

Commercial team: changes to support technical and underwriting excellence

Zurich Australia has streamlined its underwriting structure within the Commercial segment to support technical and underwriting excellence.

2015 News

December

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15
Dec
2015

Zurich plans to cease offering CTP Green Slips in NSW from 1 March 2016

Subject to regulatory approval, Zurich will cease offering CTP Green Slips in NSW from 1 March 2016.

Zurich has applied to the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) to withdraw from the NSW CTP Green Slip market.

November

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20
Nov
2015

Enhancements launched for Zurich Fleet Insurance

Since 2014 we’ve taken the hassle out of vehicle selection by automatically presenting a year, make and model of the vehicle.

We are now delighted to announce the delivery of additional enhancements to Zurich Fleet Insurance delivering even more value.

20
Nov
2015

Enhancements launched for Zurich Commercial Motor Insurance

Since 2014 we’ve taken the hassle out of vehicle selection by automatically presenting a year, make and model of the vehicle.

We are now delighted to announce the delivery of additional enhancements to Zurich Commercial Insurance delivering even more value.

6
Nov
2015

Update: Management Liability Insurance Commercial

The launch of Management Liability Insurance Commercial allows brokers to bundle up to seven types of cover, including a Cyber Security and Privacy solution, as part of the Business Insurance package through Z.stream.

October

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13
Oct
2015

Overcome by cyber risks? Economic benefits and costs of alternative cyber futures

Zurich has released a new strategic report on cyber risk, Overcome by cyber risks? Economic benefits and costs of alternative cyber futures.

1
Oct
2015

StrategicRISK’s 2015 Asia-Pacific Risk Report

The StrategicRISK report, sponsored by Zurich, examines the key political risks of operating and investing in the Asia Pacific region. It includes findings, analysis and insights of a benchmarking study which saw ‘adverse regulatory or legal changes’ topping the list of concerns amongst Asia Pacific Risk Managers surveyed.

August

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7
Aug
2015

Management Liability Insurance Commercial – now available on Z.stream

Z.stream is the 'go to' electronic platform for brokers and the system continues to transform how we do business, as we deliver market leading solutions for packages and ISR, Liability and Motor Fleet.

May

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26
May
2015

Build your business in June with Zurich Commercial Insurance

The launch of Zurich Commercial Insurance on Z.stream lets brokers offer single or bundled solutions for industrial special risks (ISR) and liability, commercial motor and motor fleet

April

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27
Apr
2015

Zurich Financial Lines Forum

Cyber security and privacy protection insurance … It’s here! Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance: The importance of taking time to get the structure right.

23
Apr
2015

Important information for those affected by the recent weather events in New South Wales

At Zurich, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the weather events in New South Wales.

16
Apr
2015

Zurich's Solutions for Corporates

In this guide you will find a comprehensive overview of the solutions that Global Corporate offers in Asia Pacific.

16
Apr
2015

Zurich introduces 'Insight Direct'

Zurich has launched a quarterly broker newsletter to share expertise and insights for the corporate market in Asia Pacific.

March

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18
Mar
2015

Zurich embraces future of tech with Z.stream

Adrian Riminton, Executive General Manager of Commercial for Zurich, explains how the launch of the new Z.stream Commercial product was as much about the rise of new technology as it was the market

16
Mar
2015

Tropical Cyclone Olwyn

At Zurich, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the weather events in Western Australia.

11
Mar
2015

StrategicRISK’s 2015 Australia Risk Report released

Zurich is proud to bring you StrategicRISK’s 2015 Australia Risk Report, which looks at the major challenges for corporates operating in this highly competitive marketplace.

5
Mar
2015

It’s never been easier to do business your way: Zurich launches Z.stream Commercial

Zurich changes the game for brokers with the launch of Z.stream Commercial – our first–to–market electronic solution for ISR, Liability, Commercial Motor and Motor Fleet.

February

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20
Feb
2015

Queensland weather events

At Zurich, our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the weather events in Queensland.

12
Feb
2015

NEW online lodgement for Property claims

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

January

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29
Jan
2015

Outsmarted – the perils that go with smart cars

Connected vehicles promise a world of advantages, from safety technology and route advice to toll payments and recovery of stolen vehicles.

29
Jan
2015

Smart risk management around smart cars and connected vehicles

Smart car technologies and connected vehicles are capturing the attention of companies that manage their own fleet. These technologies offer companies a new set of tools that can help improve safety, reduce fleet operational cost, increase efficiency and improve productivity.

20
Jan
2015

WEF Global Risk Report released

The Global Risk 2015 report has just been released by the World Economic Forum. This report was compiled by some of the world’s leading financial and academic institutions including Zurich. Zurich's contribution to the content of this report is one of the many ways we are continually aiming to help our customers to understand and reduce their exposure to risk.

7
Jan
2015

The rains are coming!

Be prepared - unusual weather conditions are coming together to deliver intense localised rainfall later this week across Victoria, New South Wales and parts of Queensland.

2014 News

November

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11
Nov
2014

Commercial Crime insurance solution

Zurich is pleased to announce the launch of our new Commercial Crime insurance wording.

10
Nov
2014

G20 Summit in Brisbane - operating hours

As you will be aware, Brisbane CBD will be closed on Friday 14 November 2014 for the G20 Summit. As a result, Zurich’s Brisbane office will also be closed.

3
Nov
2014

We're evolving - with you in mind
A message from Daniel Fogarty

In my conversations with many brokers over the past year, I have heard a number of comments around what you want from us. Consistency, service excellence, contact with decision makers, superior technical skills and access to our global expertise are top of the list.

October

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14
Oct
2014

Marine Cargo Insurance

Zurich's Z.stream electronic delivery system leads the Australian marine insurance market offering full life cycle marine cargo products - making it easier for you to transact your new business and renewals.

1
Oct
2014

Prepare your customers for summer

With long term weather forecasts Australia-wide projecting a hot October and November and with cyclone season approaching, the whole insurance industry is firming up its catastrophe response plans.

1
Oct
2014

What can you do to ensure a smooth process at claims time?

Make sure that your customers’ sums insured are up to date. Value of a building, cost of removing debris and rebuilding and labour costs are elements that are best reviewed annually to maintain an adequate sum insured. It has been said many times before, but it is even more critical at the time of a catastrophe. An insufficient sum insured will affect the payout, especially when it comes to a total loss.

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.stream

Goods in Transit (Carriers) on Z.stream 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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24
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.stream 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.stream.

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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27
Mar
2014

Easy vehicle selection for commercial motor with Z.stream Motor

Take the hassle out of vehicle selection when you are quoting commercial motor with Z.stream 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 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.

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.

5
Mar
2014

Z.stream 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.stream application will be unavailable.

January

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22
Jan
2014

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

Z.stream 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.stream.