Slingshot Insurance

Introducing Slingshot Insurance! Slingshot House & Contents Insurance is underwritten by Tower, a Kiwi born and bred insurance company with more than 150 years’ experience.

It's now super easy to bundle insurance with your Slingshot broadband plan. For every insurance policy you add, you can save $5 a month on your broadband bill. That means you could score a $10 monthly discount on your broadband bill when you add a House and Contents Insurance policy. Too easy!

The savings apply to new Slingshot services bundles only. Savings are off your broadband plan charges, starting from the first full billing period after bundle service is activated, and pro-rated to your chosen billing frequency. Bundles must remain active. Minimum contract term and exit fees apply to the broadband plan. Slingshot Insurance is backed by Tower (eligibility criteria apply). Full bundle Ts&Cs available here.

It’s easy to get cover,
and you could save.

Bundle up with Slingshot

Add Slingshot House and Contents insurance, power and mobile to save $35 a month on your broadband plan. The more you bundle, the bigger the discount.

We work your way

No more waiting on the phone, book a time that works for you. Talk to one of our friendly team members or, simply lodge your claim online. Easy!

Flexible billing

Pay your bills when it suits. Choose from weekly, fortnightly or monthly billing. You can even choose the day of the week that works for you!

Why bundle up with Slingshot?

Bundling makes things simple. You can keep on top of your services in one place with one, easy to manage bill. And with Slingshot, it also makes things more affordable. Bundle House and Contents Insurance and score a $10 monthly discount on your broadband plan or, a $5 discount when you bundle either House or Contents policies. Plus, we have great savings on things like power and mobile. The more you bundle, the bigger the discount!

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Let’s get started

Slingshot Insurance is available to our eligible broadband customers. If you already have broadband with us, get insurance cover now to start saving! If not, click here to make the move to Slingshot broadband.

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Manage your Insurance

Sign in to your My Slingshot account to make a claim or schedule an appointment with one of our Insurance experts.

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House, Contents and Landlord's House Insurance

House Insurance
Contents Insurance
Landlord's House Insurance

When sudden accidental loss or damage occurs, House Insurance covers the cost to repair or rebuild your home, up to your selected level of cover, plus an extra 20% if the house is destroyed by fire.

House Insurance covers

Extended sum insured for fire - If your house is destroyed by fire, this benefit gives you up to 20% more cover than your sum insured. Excludes fires following natural disasters.

Sustainability upgrade - If your house is destroyed, we'll provide up to $15,000 for you to add or upgrade to sustainable products in your new house. Excludes natural disaster losses.

One event, one excess - If an event damages or destroys your contents and house, and you have both insured with Slingshot, you'll only pay one excess.

Compare the main benefits of our House Insurance Cover

The following table provides a summary of the main benefits.

Essential
Everyday
Everyday Plus

Extended sum insured for fire


Sum insured plus 20%

Sum insured plus 20%

Sum insured plus 20%

Sustainability upgrade


Up to $15,000

Up to $15,000

Up to $15,000

One event, one excess

Natural disaster damage

Gradual damage to your house


Up to $1,000

Up to $2,000

Up to $3,000

Temporary accommodation


Up to $15,000

Up to $25,000

Up to $30,000

Keys and locks lost or stolen


Up to $500

Up to $1,000

Up to $2,000

Landscaping


Up to $1,000

Up to $2,000

Up to $5,000

Removal of debris

Carpets extended replacement

-
-

Liability protection


Up to $20m for physical damage

Up to $20m for physical damage

Up to $20m for physical damage

Slingshot Insurance benefits are subject to terms, limits and exclusions. For full details read the relevant policy wording.

Choose between our cover options, to insure your contents in case they are lost, damaged or stolen.

Contents Insurance covers

Accidental damage anywhere in NZ

No matter where you are in NZ, if your contents are accidentally damaged, we’ll cover them. Some policy limits apply.

Replacement for damaged contents

If your contents are accidentally damaged, we will replace, repair or pay you their replacement value, up to your policy's limits.

Leisure and recreational equipment

We'll cover the things you love for accidental damage, like your surfboards, kayaks and camping equipment, up to your policy's limits.

Compare our Contents Insurance Cover

Essential
Everyday
Everyday Plus

Replacement value

Accidental damage anywhere in NZ


Up to $5,000

Up to your sum insured

Up to your sum insured

One event, one excess

Mobile phone


Up to $500

Up to $1,000

No single item limit

Jewellery - per item


Up to $1,000

Up to $2,500

Up to $10,000

Jewellery - total


Up to $5,000

Up to $15,000

Up to $30,000

Home office equipment

-

Up to $5,000 at your house, up to $750 away from your house

Up to $5,000 at your house, up to $1,500 away from your house

Prescription glasses and contact lenses


Up to $1,000

Up to $5,000

Up to $10,000

Recreation and leisure equipment


Worth $500 or less

Worth $1,500 or less

Worth $2,000 or less

Keys and locks lost or stolen


Up to $500

Up to $1,000

Up to $2,000

Contents in temporary storage

-

Up to $20,000 (maximum 12 months)

Up to $20,000 (maximum 12 months)

Visitors' personal effects when they are staying with you

-
-

Up to $500

Credit or debit card fraud

-

Up to $1,000

Up to $1,000

University and boarding school cover for your children


Up to $5,000

Up to $5,000

Up to $10,000

Liability protection


Up to $20m for physical damage

Up to $20m for physical damage

Up to $20m for physical damage

Slingshot Insurance benefits are subject to terms, limits and exclusions. For full details read the relevant policy wording.

Landlord's House Insurance protects your investment property. It automatically includes benefits like deliberate tenant damage and tenant rental default. Policy terms and limits apply.

Landlord's House Insurance

Loss of rent if your rental property is made uninhabitable by your tenants. Policy terms apply.

Liability protection for both physical damage and bodily injury at the rental property. Policy limits apply.

Extended sum insured for fire

Repairs due to damage caused by methamphetamine contamination

Rental property's whiteware and window coverings owned by landlord. Policy limits apply.

Deliberate damage to your property by your tenants or their guests

Check out the benefits included in our Landlord's House Insurance Cover

Extended sum insured for fire


Sum insured plus 20%

Deliberate damage caused by tenants or their guests


Up to $20,000 (additional $500 excess per event)

Loss of rent if your rental property is damaged


Up to 8 months' rent

Landlord’s whiteware and window coverings


Up to $20,000

Sustainability upgrade


Up to $15,000

Gradual damage to your house


Up to $2,000

Bodily injury liability protection


Up to $100,000

Property damage liability protection


Up to $20m

Slingshot Insurance benefits are subject to terms, limits and exclusions. For full details read the relevant policy wording.

Keeping Insurance simple for Kiwis.

Forget waiting on the phone for hours. Make your claim in minutes online, or book a time that works for you and we’ll be in touch.


Book a time

No more waiting on hold. Let us know when you are free, and we will call you.


Online claims

Lodge claims online, 24/7. For some claim types you may receive a decision in minutes.


We’re here for you

Our friendly team of Insurance experts is ready if you need to speak with us.


Make a claim

Lodge your claim online, 24/7 and we'll work through the details. If you need some assistance with this, help is always on hand.

Frequently asked questions

It’s important to insure your house for an amount enough to cover all the costs to rebuild your house. You should consider things like demolition costs, debris removal, professional fees and council fees.

If the house is unoccupied for up to 60 consecutive days, the house will still be covered and you won’t need to notify us. However, if your house is unoccupied for more than 60 days, an additional excess may apply if its been unoccupied for an extended period of time.

Our Essential, Everyday and Everyday Plus House Insurance policies are designed for owner-occupiers. If you’re looking to rent out your property, you will need our Landlord's insurance.

Our Landlord's insurance has some added benefits to protect your rental property like loss of rent and from damage caused by tenants.

Check out our Landlord's insurance.

Yes. If your house is damaged in an earthquake or natural disaster, our House Insurance covers you up to your sum insured for the cost to repair or rebuild your house. This includes some cover for retaining walls. If you have extensive garden retaining walls, a swimming pool or a tennis court you'll need to tell us about these, otherwise they won't be covered.

No. Contents Insurance only covers your items while they’re travelling within New Zealand. While they’re in New Zealand, you’re covered for loss or damage of your stuff up to $5,000 under our Essential policy, and up to the sum insured you choose under our Everyday and Everyday Plus policies.

No. Your Contents policy only covers items you own. Each flatmate should consider getting their own insurance to cover their own items.

Your Contents policy does cover your partner and any of your children you live with. Just make sure you include the value of their items in your policy.

All of our Contents policies cover mobile phones with up to $500 cover on our Essential Policy, up to $1,000 on our Everyday Policy and there's no limit on our Everyday Plus Policy.

If you have our Everyday or Everyday Plus policy and you need more cover on your phone, just let us know and we’ll increase the limit on your policy for an additional premium.

Yes. Our Contents policies cover your prescription glasses, sunglasses and contacts. We will repair or replace them if they are damaged, lost or stolen.

If you have an Essential Contents policy, you will be required to pay your excess. For Everyday or Everyday Plus Contents policies, claims for these items have a reduced excess of $100.

We strive to have these essential items replaced or repaired for you as quickly as possible given how important they are in your day to day life!

It can sometimes be quite difficult to figure out how much each item is worth, especially if you’ve owned it for a number of years.

It is helpful to look at the cost for similar items by considering the standard retail price (instead of looking at the price when it's on sale).

Feedback or complaints

If you would like to provide us with feedback about Slingshot insurance or if you're not happy with something to do with our insurance products, please get in touch and we'll do our best to fix it.

Things you should know
  • Slingshot is the trading name of Callplus Services Limited. Slingshot is the insurance promoter and premium administrator, as an agent of Open Insurance Limited, the insurance provider and policy administrator. Tower Limited is the insurance underwriter. Open is Tower's underwriting agent and Open has appointed Slingshot to perform certain functions for it.
  • Slingshot receives a commission from Open on sales and renewals of Slingshot Insurance policies.
  • Your policy comes with a 15-day free look period, which means you can cancel it within 15 days of the start date so long as you’ve not made any claims.
  • Insurance-related information on our website is of a general nature – it does not take into account your individual needs, objectives or financial situation, and is not intended as financial advice. First read the policy wording for the insurance cover you're interested in, to decide if the product is right for you.
  • Savings (insurance bundle discounts) are applied to your Broadband charges from the start of the first full billing period after your policy is issued. The maximum available bundle discount will be an amount equal to your base Broadband plan charges. See the full Bundle Discount T&Cs.
  • Policy Documents and other important information relating to Slingshot Insurance are available here.