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New Zealand 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. 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 options

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, Great Lakes, 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.



Do we compare quotes?

1Cover Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
American Express Chubb Insurance Australia Limited
AA Travel  Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
Air New Zealand  Zurich Australian Insurance Limited
ASB Cigna New Zealand 
ANZ Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
AMP Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
Cigna  Cigna New Zealand 
Columbus Direct Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
Countdown Cigna New Zealand 
Cover-more Zurich Australian Insurance Limited
Downunder Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
Kiwi Cover  Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
NIB  Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
NZ Travel Insurance Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
NZ Post Tower Insurance Limited  
QBE QBE Insurance Limited
Southern Cross  Southern Cross Benefits Limited
State  IAG New Zealand Limited
STA Travel  Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
Tower  Tower Insurance Limited 
TID  Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
Worldcare  Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
World Nomads  Certain underwriters at LLoyd's
Webjet Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
Zoom Travel Insurance Certain underwriters at LLoyd's


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