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Travel Insurance Underwriters

In case you didn't notice, we know a few things about travel insurance. So, if you're looking to find cover for your trip, you've come to the right place. Comparetravelinsurance.co.nz compares travel insurance from a range of brands... but don't be fooled, things may not be as they seem! Although there are many brands, there are only a handful of insurers in New Zealand that actually issue and underwrite the policies that you purchase.

Pick a reputable underwriter

When you take out a policy, you're paying the insurance company and the underwriters a fee to cover your risk. If something goes wrong, you could end up in a world of pain if your policy isn't backed by a reputable underwriter with an experienced claims team. The whole point of travel insurance is to help you, not just in the event of a medical emergency, but also when you have to make a claim. Fortunately for you, all brands listed on our site are underwritten by reputable insurers. All brands listed offer 24/7 emergency assistance to help you in your time of need. All brands listed are supported by a strong claims team that make it their priority to have legitimate claims paid fast. We do our best not to list riff raff!

Compare underwriters for more option

If you're struggling to find cover for a particular scenario, perhaps for a pre-existing medical condition you may have success looking at policies from different underwriters rather than comparing several standard policies from the same. There is likely to be more variance between what's covered and what's not between different underwriters or niche brands.
Some of New Zealand's major travel insurance underwriters to look out for include: Allianz, Lloyds, Tower and QBE

Who underwrites who?

We've put together an impressive list, but it's important to note that it is not exhaustive. There are plenty of other brands in the market. We don't want to trick you about our service either, so we've marked which travel insurance brands we provide quotes for, and those that we don't. Check out which insurer is behind each policy to help you in your hunt for the best cover for your holiday.

Insurer Underwriter Do We Compare Quotes?
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds yes Go To Insurer
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  
Zurich Australian Insurance Limited  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  
Tower Insurance Limited  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  
Chubb Insurance New Zealand Ltd yes Go To Insurer
Cigna Like Insurance New Zealand Ltd  
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds yes Go To Insurer
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd  
Zurich Australian Insurance Limited  
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds yes Go To Insurer
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited yes Go To Insurer
QBE Insurance Australia  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  
Southern Cross Benefits Limited Trading  
IAG New Zealand Limited  
Tower Insurance Limited  
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds yes Go To Insurer
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited yes Go To Insurer
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds  
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited  
Certain Underwriters of Lloyds yes Go To Insurer


General Advice Warning: The contents of this article were accurate at the time of writing. Insurers change their policies from time to time, so some information may have changed. You should always read the Product Disclosure Statement of your chosen insurer to understand what is covered and what isn't. The information provided is of a general nature only and does not take into account any personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making a decision you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your personal circumstances.
 

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