Resilience is more than just a buzzword across the insurance sector, many companies are taking steps to model various scenarios and events, plus plan their response to them. It makes sense, plus you can test systems before a real event. This news from Healix is specific to NZ, but the model could well be adapted for other countries or regions where risk of earthquake, volcanic activity etc is relatively high. Here’s the word;
The Emergency Alliance represents the formal coming together of New Zealand’s expert relief agencies, who have agreed to collaborate to share knowledge and resources to create efficiencies in their fundraising activities. Through this collaboration, Emergency Alliance is able to provide more efficient emergency assistance to those who need it most. Launched in March, the platform leverages best practice from similar mechanisms operating in 13 other countries.
With this announcement, Healix will be bringing over thirty years of global medical and security expertise to the partnership. Leveraging its understanding of risk and its range of innovative products, Healix will be able to aid the Emergency Alliance’s efforts to act efficiently and effectively when a crisis occurs.
“We are very excited to be working with Healix. Their global network of travel, security and medical experts will provide rich insights and assessments for Emergency Alliance and its members, and are part of our toolbox when we respond to significant global crises,” said Emergency Alliance Executive Director Paul Brown. “Through our Rapid Response Network, we are building a tight family of news media and corporate partners who can amplify our call for help, and we appreciate Healix’s foresight and leadership to commit to this long-term partnership.” he continued.
Jason McLennan, General Manager for Healix New Zealand notes that “when disaster strikes, it’s essential to work with trusted, recognised and well-established organisations, and the Emergency Alliance offers this. With Healix now on board, the Emergency Alliance will have even further strength to handle the increasingly complex emergencies facing us. Climate change, geopolitics, and other issues are bringing a new wave of emergencies that need to be handled efficiently and effectively. We look forward to working with Emergency Alliance in handling these challenges and working together to find and build the solutions that are needed the most.”