We will require supporting documentation to substantiate the claim, such as original copies of receipts, policy reports, airline reports and proof of ownership.
It is important that travellers tell us immediately when they become aware of any circumstances that may give rise to a claim. If you require assistance with a claim while overseas, you need to call us and we will give advice on what to do. If you are asked to fill in a claim form, we must receive the completed claim form within a reasonable time. To reduce delays in processing a claim, travellers should attach to their claim form - police reports, proof of delay, receipts and proof of ownership documents for any items lost stolen or damaged.
How to make a claim
To make a claim please click here to be taken to our online claims portal.
As part of your claim you may be required to:
1. Provide us with supporting documentation such as original invoices. receipts, and other vouchers relating to your expenses or loss.
2. Produce your policy details
3. Provide us with all the information we require to enable us to consider the claim.
What documentation is required to make a claim
You must give us any information we reasonably ask for to support your claim at your expense, such as, but not limited to, police reports, valuations, medical reports, receipts or proof of ownership. If required, we may ask you to provide us with translations into English of such documents to enable us to carry out our assessment of your claim.
- For loss or theft of your baggage or personal effects you should notify the local police or local government authority with 24 hours and you must obtain a copy of the incident report.
- For damage or misplacement of your baggage or personal effects caused by the airline or any other operator or accommodation provider, report the damage or misplacement to an appropriate official and obtain a written report, including any offer of settlement that they make.
- For medical or dental claims please contact Allianz Global Assistance as soon as practicable and ensure that you retain all reports, receipts, doctor’s certificates and other information.
Important claims information
We will pay all claims in New Zealand dollars. We will pay you unless you tell us to pay someone else. The rate of currency exchange that will apply is the rate at the time you incurred the expense. Depreciation will be applied to claims for Luggage and Personal Effects at such rates as reasonably determined by Allianz Global Assistance. If you can make a claim against someone in relation to a loss or expense covered under this policy and you do not get paid the full amount of your claim, we will make up the difference. You must claim from them first.
If you require emergency assistance while you are travelling you should contact Allianz Global Assistance. When you call please have your name, policy number, details describing your emergency and a contact phone number, including area code to provide ready for the operator.
Within New Zealand: 0800 486 686
Australia Toll Free: 1 800 554 114
UK Toll Free: 0808 589 3893
USA Toll Free: 1 800 326 1543
Reverse charge call through telephone operator: +64 9 486 6868
It is important that travellers tell us immediately when they become aware of any circumstances that may give rise to a claim. If you require assistance with a claim while overseas, you need to call us and we will give advice on what to do. If you are asked to submit a claim, you must do this within 30 days of your return to New Zealand. To reduce delays in processing a claim, travellers should ensure documentation is submitted at the time of claim.
How we will settle the claim
Once we receive advice of the claim:
- we will acknowledge that we have received it and may ask for further information or assistance that we may require to enable us to process the claim;
- we may appoint an assessor, investigator, or medical adviser to assist us with the claim.
- if the traveller details their bank account number on their claim form, our claim settlement will be credited directly into that account. Otherwise a cheque will be sent.
Claims will normally be settled when the traveller returns to New Zealand, except for overseas medical claims. We may, at our option settle urgent claims whilst the traveller is overseas.