I have been an insurance adviser for the past nine years specialising in cover for when your health fails. Previously, I was with ACC in a variety of roles for five years. This has helped me in understanding the rehabilitation process and how disablement affects not just the person, but their families as well.
I was born and raised in Christchurch, and went to school at Mt Pleasant Primary and Shirley Boys’ High, before studying journalism in Timaru and travelling abroad.
Outside of work, I run and get to the gym when I can (occasionally), and enjoy spending time with my wife Sheree, and three busy kids Arthur, Ted, and Olive. When time allows, I like to relax with a craft beer, and a few good friends.
What do I do?
Provide advice. While you can obtain insurance cover in a number of different ways – online, direct with an insurer, through a bank, none of these providers take the time to get to know you and provide advice on the cover that you need.
I am an insurance adviser for personal and business risk, I don’t advise on lending, as I want to focus on one area and do it well. I have no ties to any insurer, which allows me to fit the best options of cover to your needs.
ACC is a world-class scheme, but it does have its limitations. It is only cover for injuries caused by accidents. This means that illnesses, wear and tear, and degeneration are specifically excluded in the legislation.
I can provide advice on a risk plan that encompasses ACC and makes sure you have the best cover to suit your needs.
Of the people requiring six months or more off work,
80% are due to illness, while only 20% are due to injuries.
Ensuring that you have the correct insurance plan is important, but this is only tested when a potential claim occurs. It is my promise that I will be there at claim time to assist, so that the plan we have implemented is going to work out as advised, and expected.