Auckland, 18 September 2018 – AA Insurance has been named as a finalist in four categories of the 2018 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards; Direct General Insurance Company of the Year, Young Insurance Professionals Employer, Women’s Employer and Insurance Learning Program of the Year.
Chief Executive Chris Curtin, says he’s delighted to reach the finalist stage of these awards, especially when the quality of submissions is higher than ever.
“We’re dedicated to looking after our customers, as well as being the best employer possible for a dedicated team of great people. We wouldn’t be the company we are today without them, and I couldn’t be prouder of being shortlisted for these awards. It really does validate our performance and position within the insurance industry.”
The Direct General Insurance Company of the Year award recognises general insurance companies that have demonstrated strong performance and outstanding service for their customers.
The Young Insurance Professionals Employer and Women’s Employer of the Year awards recognise organisations that have a demonstrated commitment in these areas, the first to the employment and development of young insurance and finance professionals, the second to improving gender equality and diversity across their organisation and the wider industry. This is the third time AA Insurance has been a finalist in these categories after winning both awards with first-time entries in 2016.
However, it is the first year that AA Insurance has entered the Insurance Learning Program of the Year – an award that recognises companies trying to improve the professionalism of their staff through the development and launch of a learning program.
The awards are held by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), as a celebration of success across the industry. Winners will be announced on Thursday 29 November.
About AA Insurance
AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 930+ staff look after over 480,000 customers with 970,000 policies.
We proudly partner with Variety NZ and Eden Park and have been consistently recognised by: Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands (since 2011) and Quality Service Awards for Car, and Home and Contents Insurance (since 2015), Kantar Customer Leadership Index (since 2019), Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers (2011-2018), and the Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015) that recognises New Zealand’s most successful companies. AA Insurance was also named Consumer NZ People’s Choice award winner for car, home and contents (2019 and 2020).
AA Insurance has an AA- (Very Strong) Insurer Financial Strength Rating given by Standard and Poor’s (Australia) Pty Ltd. For further information visit aainsurance.co.nz.
For more information please contact:
Rachael Joel, Botica Butler Raudon Partners, (09) 303 3862, 021 403 504 or rachaelJ@botica.co.nz
Amanda Fifield, AA Insurance, 027 406 1787, firstname.lastname@example.org