New Faster, Easier Claims Service: Club Marine’s All-New TeleClaims and Online Claims
- Unlike many of our competitors, there is now no need to complete a paper-based claim form to lodge your claim.
- Claims can now be lodged simply over the phone, online or via a mobile device. Members can even use their mobile or tablet to send us photos of the damage while lodging their claim.
- Members can lodge a claim in less than 10 minutes. Small, simple claims may be eligible for rapid settlement to get members back on the water faster.
- We know boats. Our specialist claims staff are highly trained to assess member needs and guide them through the process.
Club Marine, Australia’s leading provider of recreational boat insurance, has announced the launch of its all-new Online Claims and TeleClaims services – two exciting new ways to quickly and simply lodge and process claims online or by phone.
Available to Club Marine members via our Australian and New Zealand websites, Online Claims provides an intuitive, mobile-friendly way for members to lodge claims and get them moving – fast.
“Getting our members back on the water as soon as possible is Club Marine’s priority,” said Club Marine CEO Simon McLean. “We have simplified our claims service as much as possible and made lodging and resolving claims quick and easy for our members.
“We’re committed to getting back to our members within one business day of lodging an Online Claim. Members will receive immediate email confirmation explaining the status of the claim and if it meets the Rapid Claim conditions, we can even confirm that the claim has been accepted.
“When you call an insurance company, you want them to act for you – you don’t want to have to do all the running around yourself. That’s part of the service we offer to our members,” said McLean.
Club Marine Team Leader Client Services, Tim Wiles, is experiencing first-hand how the new system is simplifying day-to-day operations at Club Marine.
“We’ve done away with the old way of lodging a claim using PDFs and forms completed by hand,” says Wiles.
“Most people complete their transactions online, so it was natural for us to add Online Claims to our new TeleClaims service. Now, Club Marine members can simply and quickly lodge a claim at any time of the day, seven days a week, as soon as an incident has occurred, by going to Club Marine’s website and clicking the ‘Claims’ tab.”
Club Marine members who prefer to submit a claim by phone can now call the new TeleClaims service. Just like Online Claims, the process is paperless, with all information required to lodge a claim captured during the first phone call.
While we all aim for safe and trouble-free boating, if something does go wrong, Club Marine recommends contacting the claims team as soon as the event has occurred.
“If a member needs assistance or any support at all, they’re encouraged to contact us right away so we can help them through the claims process and assist as soon as possible,” says McLean.
Go to clubmarine.com.au or clubmarine.co.nz in New Zealand and click on the ‘Claims’ tab.
Members can call 1300 00 CLUB (2582) in Australia and 0800 11 CLUB (2582) in New Zealand, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
THE VERDICT SO FAR …
Since the launch on October 15, numerous Club Marine members and service partners have benefitted from the efficient service provided by TeleClaims.
When Sharon Fielding, of Fishdive Fishing Charters in Airlie Beach, Queensland, called about an incident that had left a hole in the hull of her 6m sportsfisher charter boat, Club Marine was able to guide her through lodging a claim and collected all the information needed right away – during Sharon’s first phone call. With the claim settled and marine repair centre Platinum Marine Services authorised to repair her boat on the same day, Sharon was surprised at how smoothly everything was handled.
“A huge thanks to Club Marine – I appreciated so much the prompt and professional service while I was under a lot of stress from loss of income, upset guests and a hole in my vessel. The case manager was very calming, caring and sincere and I felt I was in good hands.
“It’s great to know everything was taken care of for me and that my boat will be back on the water soon. Many thanks for the great professional service!”
Cameron Nossack, of Regal Marine in Vermont, Victoria, is also pleased with the new, streamlined process and anticipates it will help ease the increased workload over the summer boating season.
“We currently have two insurance claims in progress where both customers lodged their claims over the phone with Club Marine. We emailed quotes for the repairs and both were authorised on the same day,” says Nossack. “The new claims process cuts through the paperwork and lets us get on with helping customers get back to what they want to do – be on the water in their boat.”
Club Marine Limited (ACN 007 588 347) (Club Marine) is the largest pleasure and commercial leisure craft underwriting agency in Australia. The insurer is Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Allianz) ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708. Club Marine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Australia Ltd.
The Allianz Australia Group operates in Australia and New Zealand. It includes one of Australia’s largest general insurers, a leading private workers’ compensation insurer, and a life insurer.
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services. It is proud to be of service to more than 2 million policy holders and over 50% of Australia’s top 200 BRW listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group.
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited has approximately 3300 staff and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the worldwide Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest financial services companies.