How we’re working through COVID-19 (coronavirus)

How we’re working through COVID-19 (coronavirus)

*This page is regularly updated. Last update Monday, 30 March 2020

To support the New Zealand Government’s Response to Covid-19, from Tuesday, 24 March all our offices will be closed.

FMG are still available to advise you, provide new cover and handle and pay claims, we’re just changing the way we do it.  Choose one of the contact options below and we will do our utmost to get back to you within 48 hours.

How to contact us

To lodge a claim – please follow our online process here.

To enquire about an existing claim - please email claims@fmg.co.nz with your claim number in the subject line. Please use your account number of you can’t remember your claim number.

To request a quote - please follow our online process here

For general enquiries – please contact us here

You can contact your Rural or Commercial Manager or Personal Risk Advisor directly

You can use FMG’s online platform ‘Connect’, (if you’re eligible and have registered).

If your query is urgent, or you are unable to send or receive email, give us a call on 0800 366 466 to leave us a voicemail.

 

Advice and Insurance

If you have any travel insurance queries, please contact our partner Cover-More in the first instance https://www.covermore.co.nz/

Further information on what COVID-19 means for your FMG insurance covers is available here.

As we’re all required to remain at home, we won’t be carrying out any site or face to face visits until further notice.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work through these un-familiar circumstances together. Rest assured, FMG is still here and ready to help

 

Look after yourself

It is normal to feel stressed or anxious during this time, and we encourage you all to look after yourselves and continue supporting your friends, family, workers and local communities.

Farmstrong www.farmstrong.co.nz

Rural Support Trust http://www.rural-support.org.nz/

Mental Health Foundation of NZ https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/

Payment queries

We appreciate that working through the Covid-19 lockdown, on top of drought, winter planning and other issues is challenging. If you’re struggling to pay your insurance premiums, then please contact us so we can work with you:

Some of the options we can discuss on a case to case basis include:

Reviewing your insurance – this could help you can save on premiums but still have the cover you need – contact@fmg.co.nz

Looking at how we can help manage your premium payments at this time paymentservices@fmg.co.nz

New interim contact number for credit card payments

If you just need to make a credit card payment, then please call us on our dedicated credit card payment line - 09 551 8838. This is a secure payment portal.

When you phone this payment line you’ll be prompted to enter your policy number, the amount you need to pay and your credit card details.

Please note depending on your location, there may an associated toll phone call charge.

Additional support

FMG continues to follow all the advice provided by the Government and the Ministry of Health on limiting the spread of the virus.

Ministry of Health – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NZ Government - https://covid19.govt.nz/

COVID-19 Healthline - 0800 358 5453     

MPI Safe Practice Register - mpi.govt.nz         

ICNZ Covid-19 Page - icnz.org.nz 

MPI – Essential services list

NZ Shearing Contractors (NZSCA) - Operating procedures

Safe travel – https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covid-19-coronavirus

NZ Trade and Enterprise – Information for exporters

Employment NZ – Workplace response to coronavirus

Tenancy Services – What landlords and tenants need to know

WorkSafe – Workplace preparedness for coronavirus

Financial Support - https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/financial-support/

NZ Federated Farmers  - COVID-19 Advisories