The Insurance Council of Australia Board has released a new General Insurance Code of Practice which sets out standards that are beyond legal requirements.
ICA members and other Code participants will start to transition to it from 1 January 1, 2020, with all Code signatories to be compliant by January 1, 2021. All Code signatories will also be required to introduce and implement a publicly available policy to support customers affected by family violence by July 1, 2020.
The Code sets out standards for insurers, distributors, service suppliers
The claims investigation standards include timeframes for updating a customer on the investigation process, requirements regarding requests for information and requirements as to how the investigation interview should be conducted.
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Author: David Jacobson
Principal, Bright Corporate Law
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