Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched a line of Accident & Health insurance products in New Zealand, it was announced today.
The new A&H products include corporate travel insurance, group personal accident insurance and expatriate insurance.
The move follows on from BHSI’s entrance in the A&H market in Australia earlier this year when it was announced that Daniel Kenny would head up Accident & Health across Australasia.
BHSI NZ country manager Cameron McLisky
said: “BHSI is committed to providing companies and employees in New Zealand with skilfully tailored A&H protection, backed by stellar financial strength.
“As we move into the A&H market, we will be continually enhancing our A&H solutions and leveraging technology to elevate worker wellness and benefits, while reducing employer costs.”
The new products already address contemporary concerns of travellers, BHSI said.
“BHSI’s corporate travel insurance provides certain emergency assistance and access to concierge services to help employees address emergencies they face while travelling or that impact their home or family while they are away,” the company said.
“A lump sum benefit is provided to support travellers returning home after witnessing or being closely impacted by a terrorist event.”
The company has also made best use of the latest technology to ease the claims process, with all products enabled for online claims lodgement and SMS notifications to claimants throughout he claims adjudication process.
Emergency management companies Dynamiq and First Assistance would provide emergency travel, medical and security assistance along with concierge services to BHSI’s A&H policyholders.
Both companies maintain 24/7 emergency operation centres in New Zealand and Australia, BHSI added.
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