Today's Catastrophe declaration is for the area around the northern NSW community of Rappville and fires in the Busby Flat and Drake areas.
He said the industry hoped to reduce some of the emotional and financial stress experienced by residents and businesses.
"Insurers are standing by to help customers in this region, with assessors mobilising to examine properties once it's safe to do so,"
"The ICA is aware police are investigating whether the Rappville fire was the result of arson, and reassure property owners that this will not have an impact on their insurance claims.
"Primary producers are reminded that they may euthanise critically injured animals without having been visited by an assessor. They should ensure they have appropriate records for any insurance claim."
Under the Catastrophe declaration the ICA has:
* Activated its disaster hotline - 1800 734 621 to assist policyholders if they are uncertain of their insurance details, or have general inquiries about the claims process
* Established an industry taskforce to identify and address issues that arise
Community members can also make inquiries via www.disasters.org.au.
This is the third bushfire catastrophe declared this year, and the fourth overall.
Insurers have received 300 claims from last month's fires in northern NSW and south-east
In March, the ICA declared a Catastrophe for the Bunyip bushfires in eastern
The first Catastrophe for the year was declared in February for damage to Townsville and surrounding regions following a monsoonal downpour. Insurers received more than 30,000 claims with losses of