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Guidance for Corporate travel insurance clients following upgraded travel warnings

Guidance for Corporate travel insurance clients following upgraded travel warnings This information is current as at 19th March 2020 and replaces any previous guidance issued. The Australian Government yesterday upgraded its travel warnings worldwide and stated that no Australian should travel overseas. Detailed information on what this means for Corporate travel insurance is provided below. The key points to note are: Clients currently overseas should return home immediately Domestic travel booked from today will not be covered for claims relating to COVID-19. Bookings already

Public Liability Insurance Quotes

Does Your Public Liability Policy Cover Your Subcontractors

Public Liability Cover For Your Subcontractors Companies have been urged to check their public liability policy if they engage subcontractors, with some insurers not offering cover to companies that have more than 30% of their income derived through subcontractors. Does Your Public Liability Policy Cover Your Subcontractors Some insurers offer cover for your subcontractor’s others will explicitly exclude them.  It’s also important for any company engaging subcontractors to check their certificate of currency to avoid exposure to your business, if your insure check with

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance Premiums In Line For Huge Increases

The Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) says ministers have failed to address the immediate professional indemnity (PI) insurance crisis, focusing instead on long-term reform. Despite “encouraging signs” on building regulation improvements at last week’s Building Ministers’ Forum in Sydney, AIBS CEO Brett Mace says “nothing arising from the meeting will give comfort to building surveyors and other industry professionals faced with unworkable PI insurance policies right now”. The scale of combustible cladding and other defects on buildings across the country has

Why Do You Need Landlord Insurance

Why Do You Need Landlord Insurance? As a Landlord, you know the value of a good investment, and most Landlords have insurance cover, but do they have all bases covered? Insure 247’s Steve Sloan explains some basic cover options; Landlord Property Cover – Defined events Defined events are basic property cover policies for a range of perils like fire, storm, burglary, leaking pipes and motor burn out cover. Most Landlord Insurers offer this type of cover, however, some risk may not be covered, for

Zurich Australia CEO Resigns

Zurich Australia CEO Resigns Zurich Australia has confirmed the resignation of CEO Rajbir Nanra, Mr Nanra has 25 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region insurance and finance sector. He was appointed Zurich’s Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance in January 2016. Chris Waterman, Zurich’s head of commercial insurance for Asia Pacific will assume the role   About Zurich Australia Zurich Australia is the Australian arm of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) – a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local

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Landlords Insurance Checklist

Landlords Insurance Checklist Whether you are a landlord of a residential property or a commercial property, Landlords Insurance should be one of the first considerations when purchasing a property. So, what is it and what should you look for in a policy? A landlord’s risk to their assets can generally be put into three main areas, property, income and liability. Cover is available for each risk and some can be combined under a single policy to save on premium.   What should landlords consider

Why House Insurance Premiums Can Be Deceiving

House Insurance Premiums Can Be Deceiving Not all house insurance policies are created equal, basing your decision on the lowest house insurance premiums is possibly the worse insurance decision you can make according to Steve Sloan a broker with Insure 247. “There are two types of home and content policies offered in Australia, generally they can be categorized as Accidental Damage and Defined Events. Defined event policy’s are a budget offering from insurers that offer cover for common events like, fire, theft

New CEO at QBE

New CEO at QBE Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO), following an extensive global search. Vivek joins QBE from icare, the NSW Government administrator that manages the state’s insurance and care schemes. Vivek played a critical role in the formation of icare in 2014 and was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to this he co-led the Asia Pacific Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey &

Steadfast announces acquisition of Whitbread Insurance Group

  Steadfast Group (ASX: SDF) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Whitbread Insurance Group, a leading general insurance broker and strata-focused underwriting agency, for a price of $95 million. Whitbread Insurance Group WIB, established in 1978, is focused on the small-to-medium enterprise general insurance market with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Axis, established in 1999, is a specialist underwriting agency focusing on niche areas of property and liability. The broking operation will join Steadfast Group’s

Insurer Calibre

Change of Owner for Insurer Calibre

Change of Owner for Insurer Calibre With effect from 31st August 2017, The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd (‘Hollard’) has acquired Calibre Commercial Insurance Pty Ltd (‘Calibre Insurance’) from Munich Holdings of Australasia Pty Ltd. Insurer Calibre New Underwriter Hollard will also become the underwriter of the portfolio from 1 April 2018. Up until this date all new and renewal business will continue to be underwritten by Great Lakes Australia. As an APRA regulated insurer with a strong credit rating* Hollard supports a number

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