We are growing – new partnership with NB Invest

As one of the leaders in property insurance, insurance brokerage company NB Invest from Belgrade successfully markets over one billion euros of non-life insurance with domestic insurance companies. NB Invest, founded in 2013, has concluded brokerage contracts with all domestic insurance companies.

With both domestic and foreign companies as their clients, they manage to provide optimal insurance conditions, adequate coverage, and a favorable insurance price. And now, together with Gortyna, they will be in a position to provide the best possible support whenever their clients have an insurance claim.

Our claims services will be available to both NB Invest and their clients. And that list is really impressive: Auto Čačak, Educons University, Univerexport, Olympic Committee of Serbia, etc.

As stated by Božidar Todorović, General Manager at NB Invest, “In the insurance business, we always try to define the risks surrounding the client’s business and later find adequate insurance coverage. This is the adopted standard in our business, and we have gained a recognizable name on the domestic market because of it.”

Both NB Invest and Gortyna will work side by side to improve and upgrade the levels of services that they provide and establish a cooperative relationship beneficial to all parties involved, especially clients.

The client of our partner is our client!

New partnerships, new opportunities

Although you will find them on our client page, we ought to look at brokerage companies as our partners! That is why we see our agreement with Aspekt IFA posredovanje u osiguranju as a new partnership and a new opportunity. An insurance broker is an insurance advisor or consultant who knows the insurance market, understands the client’s needs, and helps and mediates when concluding contracts. An insurance broker does not sell insurance but takes on the client’s work in searching for and choosing the best offer.

With the same goal in mind: to provide the best possible service and solutions to clients, this cooperation is a perfect fit.

This cooperation will be beneficial for all parties: the insured, that is, clients, Apsketf IFA and Gortyna.

Founded in 2008, Aspekt IFA has a long track record of success. It is established as a trustworthy company that has the interest of its clients in the first place. This is why we truly believe that this cooperation has a great future and that it will lead to an improvement in the level at which both companies provide services.

Aleksandar Marinković, Founder and General Manager, stated: “I am thrilled and excited that we managed to find common ground and common interests with Aspekt IFA. Both companies seek to provide the best service to their clients and put clients first. This is why it was easy to arrange this partnership, and we look forward to helping clients of Aspekt IFA with regard to their insurance claims. Aspekt IFA was the first insurance brokerage company to recognize what we do and how we do it. I am thankful to their Founder and Manager Branko Divjaković for trusting us with their client.

The client of our partner is our client!

Blue Card System began to operate between Russia and Belarus

The first agreement concluded by the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RSA), within the framework of the Blue Card System with the Belarusian Transport Insurance Bureau (BBTS), began to operate in full on September 2, 2023.

On June 30, 2023, the Council of Bureaux suspended the membership of the Belarusian and Russian  Green Card Bureaux from participation in the Green Card System. Due to this suspension, an agreement on the “Blue Card” was concluded between the RSA and the BBTS on June 1, 2023. In accordance with this agreement, after June 30, drivers still have the opportunity to issue policies for trips to the Republic of Belarus, while the policies already issued have continued their validity.

Additionally, agreements with the National Associations of Motor Insurance of Turkey and Azerbaijan were reached, ensuring the validity of “Green Card” contracts signed before July 1, 2023, for the entire time period for which they were granted. With these associations, agreements that are comparable to those with the BBTS are also being negotiated.

The agreement reached between the RSA and the BBTS came into full effect on September 2, 2023. With a few exceptions, it specifies regulations for the “Blue Card,” which are essentially the same as those for the “Green Card” system. Thus, “Green Card” forms are now being issued as proof that the contract was signed, and fresh “Blue Card” forms will be provided starting on January 1, 2024.

Through checking the availability of insurance by state registration in the bureau’s centralized databases, a request for confirmation of insurance can be issued for both an identified and an unidentified policy. The insurance confirmation request will be answered within six weeks, just like before. The vehicle in this case was previously only recognized as insured when sending a request under an identified contract, but unlike the “Green Card” system, any vehicle is recognized as insured in the absence of a response, regardless of which policy the request was sent to, identified or unidentified.

Since settlements were previously made in euros, the primary settlement currency is now the country where the accident occurred.

We find this to be important news since the effects of these decisions and agreements are yet to be determined.

A supercell storm hit Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia, causing exceptional material damage

Last night, a supercell storm hit Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia, causing exceptional material damage and, unfortunately, several deaths.

The scenes from the region this morning are apocalyptic, from smashed cars, collapsed buildings, downed trees, and broken glass, all the way to downed cranes.

What creates additional concern is the meteorologist’s announcement that the region will be hit by another storm today afternoon. That’s why we bring you instructions on what to do and what not to do during these storms:

Hazards during storms include:

  • very strong winds,
  • heavy and abundant rainfall,
  • lightning strikes,
  • possible hail.

During strong storms, the following measures should be taken if you are in an open area:

  • secure all objects that can fly away due to strong wind or heavy rain and cause material damage or injury to citizens,
  • secure windows and exterior doors and close all interior doors,
  • avoid contact with kitchen and bathroom taps, radiators and other metal objects, as they will corrode the conductors.

If you are outdoors, follow these instructions:

  • stay away from any tall structures (masts, poles, towers), and keep in mind that the safe distance is equal to the height of the structure,
  • avoid tall trees, fences, telephone cables, and power lines,
  • try to find shelter in a building or in a car, and if that is not possible, sit on the ground,
  • avoid standing near buildings or cars that you cannot enter as cover,
  • if you are in the forest, take cover under the branches of low trees – never stand under tall trees in the open,
  • avoid the boundary between forest and open space, rather enter the forest,
  • avoid open fields, hilltops and mountaintops, banks, ditches or other wet places,
  • do not cross the water, do not swim,
  • do not hold an umbrella or other metallic conductive objects in your hands (golf clubs, fishing rods, etc.),
  • avoid being near metal objects, bicycles, camping equipment and the like,
  • do not stand upright, squat or at least bend down, without touching the ground with your hands, and if you are in a group keep a distance of 5 meters between you.

If you find yourself in a car during a severe storm:

  •  stop the car on the side of the road away from power lines and trees that may fall on the car,
  • stay in your car and turn on your side lights until the storm passes,
  • close the windows and do not touch metal objects in the car,
  • avoid flooded roads.

Gortyna remains at your disposal for any claims that you might have caused by these storms.