Insurance Advisernet represents a network of over 40 independent insurance brokers looking after 16,000 clients and employing over 170 staff nationwide. Our role is to provide our members with access to a platform of services that ensures they can provide their clients with leading insurance products, technology and policy wordings. Our focus is to provide key services to our members that reduce the administrative burden and assist them in ensuring they are compliant, so their focus can be on providing high quality risk advice that business owners can trust. Today we’re one of the largest and most respected General Insurance businesses in New Zealand.
Insurance Advisernet New Zealand was established in 2006 as a joint venture between Insurance Advisernet Australia and New Zealand investors. In 2010 Insurance Advisernet Australia took a majority shareholding in our business. This provided membership to the ASX-listed AUB Group, one of the top general insurance broking groups in Australasia. With more than $4.5 billion of gross premiums under management it gives us unrivalled buying power that now spans every major insurer in New Zealand and Australia, plus access to overseas insurers including Lloyd’s of London.
Because of our unique offering of added value through our member brokers, today we are one of the leading and most respected General Insurance businesses in New Zealand.
Meridian General Brokers is a proud and long-standing member of Insurance Advisernet, a national network of independent Fire and General insurance brokers. The collective buying power of this group allows us to offer you the best available insurance solutions at the best available price.
Insurance Advisernet gives us access to one of the largest databases of risk profiling in New Zealand. This enables us to provide a detailed hazard report on almost any industry in New Zealand. With the benefit of this report we can then work with you to identify all of these exposures and develop a programme to ensure that your business is protected correctly.
Using Insurance Advisernet, we are able to negotiate excellent rates and exclusive insurance solutions from major New Zealand insurance companies. We can also access the Australian insurance market and Lloyd’s of London for risks that are difficult to insure locally.
Belonging to the Insurance Advisernet network means we have the latest insurance broking IT platform, systems and infrastructure. Our team constantly improve their skills through the network’s outstanding professional development programme.
All insurance premiums are handled by Insurance Advisernet and paid into a separate Trust Account which is audited annually (refer Audit Report below). Insurance Advisernet are responsible for paying your premiums to the insurance companies. This allows you to have confidence that any monies paid by you (in addition to your rights under the Intermediaries Act) are paid to the insurer. We will not handle any of your premiums or have access to any of those funds.
As an Insurance Advisernet member, we hold $100M Professional Indemnity insurance, one of the highest levels of any broker in New Zealand (refer Certificate of Insurance below). We firmly believe that adequate insurance is a foundation of best business practice, and we practice what we preach.
At Meridian General Brokers, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality advice, products and service. Insurance Advisernet helps us achieve this aim.