Natural Hazards Insurance Act dispute resolution scheme consultation
Consultation closes: 5pm, Wednesday 6 March 2024
We’re asking for your feedback on a new, independent dispute resolution scheme. The scheme will support insured homeowners who wish to dispute the outcome of their natural hazards insurance claim, under the new Natural Hazards Insurance Act.
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Consultation opens today on a new, independent dispute resolution scheme to support insured homeowners disputing decisions about their natural hazards insurance claims under the new Natural Hazards Insurance Act 2023 (NHI Act).