Insurers going for gold

Three major insurers are in the running to win one of the industry’s highest accolades at the NIBA Convention awards ceremony held on Monday morning, with contenders awaiting the final verdict on the 2015 NIBA General Insurer of the Year award.

This year’s finalists are Allianz, CGU and QBE, with all three insurers ready to tackle the title following Zurich’s fall from the front-runner list.

Allianz and CGU are vying for their first-ever win, while QBE returns to contention after being knocked from the top of the perch by Zurich in 2013, following its incredible 11-year reign.

Zurich narrowly missed the cut this year, after its back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014, showing just how close the call will be at this year’s NIBA Convention awards ceremony.

NIBA Professional Development Executive Linda Evans says: “Once again the vote was extremely close and all our finalists are to be commended for the efforts they put into servicing brokers as effectively and efficiently as possible.”