Eruption of White Island: How Does It Affect You?

Are you wondering how the eruption of White Island will affect you? If so, read on.

An unexpected eruption on White Island in the Bay Of Plenty, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, has left some critically injured, and others are still unaccounted for.

Rescue efforts are ongoing, and Civil Defence is advising people to stay clear of designated restricted zones.

The eruption of White Island is considered and known event as of 1:00pm (AEST) on 9th December 2019.

 

Are You Still Covered For Claims Related To The Eruption Of White Island? 

Important note: all medical claims related to natural disasters are covered automatically on all of our international policies, regardless of whether you purchased the natural disaster cover add-on. 
  • If you bought your policy before 1:00pm (AEST) on 9th December 2019, you will be covered for any claims that are related to this event, as long as you bought the natural disaster cover add-on.
  • If you bought your policy after 1:00pm (AEST) on 9th December 2019, you will not be covered for any claims that are related to this event, even if you bought the natural disaster cover add-on. 
  • With the exception of medical costs, you will not be covered for any claims related to this event if you did not buy the natural disaster cover add-on, regardless of when you bought your policy.