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What to do if you’re not happy with your claim

You might be surprised to know that insurance companies typically pay out on the overwhelming majority of claims made in Australia. However, if you are one of the very small percentage who has an insurance claim rejected each year, or if you are unhappy with the amount your insurer has deemed payable for a claim, it’s important that you know that there is a process in place through which you can make a complaint and seek an alternative resolution. Here is

5 Farm Insurance Quote Tips

Farm Insurance Tips As with any business, owning and operating a farm can leave you open to a range of risks, all of which can be helpfully mitigated by appropriate insurance covers. If the business you own is farming-based, you might be pleased to find that, when it comes to insurance cover, you have a range of options. Let’s have a look at those options so that you know what they are and can then go ahead and do some further

QBE Announces New CEO Pat Regan

Australian Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Pat Regan as Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, effective 1 March 2017. Pat Regan joined QBE in June 2014 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer, and became an executive director in October 2014. Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.   Please note that any

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Zurich Agrees To Buy Australia’s Largest Travel Insurer

Zurich has agreed to buy Australia’s largest travel insurer Covermore for an estimated $741 million. Who is Cover-More? Started in 1986 in Sydney Covermore has around 40% of the travel insurance market share. In Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Cover-More travel insurance is underwritten by the Munich Re Group. Zurich Australia. In 2015 the insurer provided cover for 2.2 million travellers. “The sale of the company at a significant premium to market is an attractive outcome for shareholders,” Cover-More Chairman Louis Carroll said. Under

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Does All Business Insurance Cover Flood?

Some business insurance claims in Australia has been the result of 1 in a 100-year flood, leaving many many businesses unaware and unprepared for the loss Does all business insurance cover flood? Does all business insurance cover flood? No according to Steve Sloan insurance broker with Insure 247? “Business insurance policies that cover property loss or damage can be altered to include flood insurance and the loss of income as a result of a flooding event, however, each policy and insurer have

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Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President

Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) have announced the return of Mark Milliner as President from July 1, 2016. Mark Milliner, who is IAG’s Chief Operating Officer, previously held senior roles at Suncorp, most recently as CEO Personal Insurance. He was a Director of the ICA Board from 2009 to 2015 and was President from 2012 to 2014. The appointment follows the retirement of Andy Cornish from the ICA Board. Mr Cornish, formerly Chief

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QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager

QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager   QBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Broughton as Executive General Manager for Corporate Partners & Direct, reporting directly to Tim Plant, CEO of QBE’s Australian & New Zealand division. Andrew will commence in January 2017, following relocation from the UK to Sydney with his family. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance sector, in both Australia and the UK with brokers and agencies across both commercial and personal

New CEO at Zurich Australia Announced

New CEO at Zurich Australia Announced Tim Bailey, the CEO of Zurich Australia’s local Life and Investments division, has been named CEO of Zurich Australia. Prior to his appointment as Australian Life & Investments CEO, Tim held the roles of Chief Risk Officer and Head of Strategy of Zurich’s Global Life business. He has been with the Zurich Group for more than 15 years, in a variety of senior strategic and management roles, in the UK and globally. Tim is a qualified chartered accountant.   Arrange Quotes

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Adequate insurance does your business have it?

Does your business have adequate insurance? 90% of small business owners in Australia think they do. However if you purchased business insurance over 3 years ago this might not be the case. Business insurer Vero has come up with some tips for business owners Why is underinsurance such a problem? Building regulations can change. Market movements such as inflation, skills shortages and the increasing cost of building materials. Changing needs of liability limits. One of the biggest causes of underinsurance is the increasing cost of

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5 Reason You Should Have Business Interruption Insurance

What would your business do in the event of a loss Most businesses insure against third party loss with public liability insurance, and most cover their asset with business insurance In 2015 insurer CGU conducted analysis of policies placed with them by Steadfast Insurance Brokers across the property and business interruption classes, they found that 60% of the insured chose not to insure against interruption. Your competitors will be happy to deal with your clients while the business is down Where would your customers

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