NIBA offers broking support to bushfire victims

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NIBA offers broking support to bushfire victims

The National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia (NIBA) has joined other industry players in extending support to those affected by Australia’s worsening bushfire crisis by establishing the Bushfire Community Support Initiative.

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The initiative aims to provide broking support to those who have suffered loss as a result of the recent fires and currently do not have an insurance broker, but need assistance with their insurance claim.

“Many people have lost everything, many have been displaced, and there is no doubt great uncertainty and confusion in the community about what to do next,” said NIBA CEO Dallas Booth. “NIBA wishes to acknowledge the proactive work by the insurance companies and the Insurance Council of Australia to provide immediate assistance and support to those affected by the fires. However, past experience shows that at times of major disasters and community disruption, many people need guidance, help, and assistance with their insurance claims. This is a fundamental part of the services brokers provide to their clients, and this is what they are pleased to be able to offer to the bushfire victims.”

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Those who have suffered loss as a result of the recent fires and need help with their insurance claim are urged to call NIBA's Need a Broker hotline on 1300 53 10 73, so they can be put in touch with an insurance broker. Those who already have an insurance broker should be speaking with their broker, if they have not already done so.