Make sense of the insurance market

A hardening market can mean higher premiums and tougher underwriting decisions – so it pays to get an expert on your team. Like any market, the business insurance market experiences different cycles that can affect pricing and how easy it is to get cover. Depending on the stage of the cycle we’re in, this can…

Protecting Your Commercial Assets In Business

For business owners in Australia, insurance needs to be a priority. With so many potential threats to a business, having the right insurance coverage can keep your business and your personal finances significantly safer. The challenge for Australian entrepreneurs is that there are so many different types of insurance policies available that it can often…

What is Underinsurance?

Insurance is a form of risk management, delivered in the form of an insurance contract. The purpose of that contract is to hedge against the risk of uncertain future events, such as catastrophic weather or accidents. Underinsurance is when you do not have insurance that covers all of your risks, or when you have coverage,…

Bushfires and business interruption

Some insurers have already started to pay claims to bushfire-affected businesses on the NSW South Coast, as their business interruption insurance policy provides for weekly payments. Having this support has been important for affected firms to stay in business. It allows them to maintain their cash flow and pay regular outgoings such as rent and…

The Client Experience

What is the “client experience” and what does it mean to you…the client?. Have you ever felt like you are simply a client number and not an actual person to a service provider? Recent research has shown that you, as a broker-client, need to know that you are important to the business providing services to…

Cyber Risk Insurance

Cyber insurance first emerged in the late 1990s as a response to Y2K concerns. Since then, there has been an escalation in the reliance on technology, and the cyber risks of doing business have exponentially increased. It is still an emerging area of risk and insurance, and not all policies are created equally. There is…

Travel Insurance – Changes and Pitfalls

Anyone who is travel savvy buys Travel Insurance when they’re venturing on a trip because they know that it can be a life saver. What could be more reassuring? Cover for all those unexpected dramas that could cost you thousands, like emergency medical expenses, lost and stolen baggage, flight delays and cancellations. Even legal expenses…

Does the Corporate Veil still protect Directors?

Directors are starting to see why the ATO introduced Single Touch Payroll. This data has enabled the ATO to identify businesses, who are not complying with their responsibilities for Superannuation Guarantee (SGC) and PAYG withholding tax obligations. With the recent introduction of new legislation, the ATO will be allowed to collect estimates of anticipated GST…