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27
Jan
What Does 2022 Hold for Logistics’ Trends?

Logistics has become a hot term given the protracted supply chain chaos and recent shortage of the crucial diesel engine additive AdBlue.

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27
Jan
Explainer: How Cyber Insurance Helps Your Business

Every 10 minutes on average, another Australian small business reports a cyber crime, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

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27
Jan
What You Can Do to Stop Your Premium Increasing

With such a hardening market for premiums, how can you minimise the anticipated premium rise this financial year?

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27
Jan
Your New Year Insurance Checklist

Businesses that don’t review their insurance cover annually when they make internal changes risk being underinsured and out of pocket when it comes time to claim.

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21
Dec
COVID’s effect on accidents and insurance claims

It’s now two years since the COVID-19 virus appeared and we’ve now got some solid trend data about its impact on accidents and insurance claims.

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21
Dec
The risks of unattended commercial property over the holidays

Leaving your commercial property unattended during the upcoming summer holidays poses many risks. But these can be managed with some forethought.

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21
Dec
Reflecting on Australia’s natural disasters of 2021

Australia has had more than its usual share of natural disasters in 2021.

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29
Nov
Are you aware of the biggest commercial landlord risks?

With commercial property landlords enjoying returns of up to 12%, it makes sense there would be more risks and work involved.

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27
Nov
COVID-19’s implications for your management liability

Your business is undoubtedly familiar with the nuts and bolts of your disaster recovery plan due to the current pandemic. It's a much-changed landscape for risk.

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26
Nov
Why you should tap into the expertise of an insurance broker

Comparison insurance websites are useful. But how satisfied are you with their advice and service?

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25
Nov
How chip shortages impact the manufacturing industry

It might not be until 2023 before the global microchip shortage is over.

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24
Oct
What you should consider when negotiating indemnities in a contract

An indemnity is a promise or guarantee to compensate someone for loss or damage suffered.

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24
Oct
Priority insurance policies for the construction industry

In this article, we’ll explore construction works, product and public liability, business vehicles, material damage, and workers’ compensation.

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24
Oct
Prepare for bushfire season and protect your business

While the promise of warmer weather spells days at the beach and backyard BBQs, spring and summer can sadly also bring bushfires.

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24
Oct
An earthquake happens every day in Australia – are you prepared?

How to prepare your business for a natural disaster

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22
Sep
Manage the risks in your online business

Ecommerce continues to thrive, with Australia now being among the most attractive consumer markets on the globe.

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22
Sep
Cyberthreats are a growing risk to Australian agriculture

One of the biggest banes of agriculture isn't unpredictable weather patterns of droughts and flooding rains. It's cyber threats.

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22
Sep
The public liability court cases your business should know

While public liability insurance isn’t compulsory for some business types and sectors, these actual cases may prompt you to consider this cover.

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23
Aug
5 tips to boost safety in your transport company

How can road transport companies reduce their risks when it comes to safety on site, on the road, or in the office?

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23
Aug
Increasing building costs could mean you’re now underinsured

Most people are aware inflation has been on the rise in recent months due to COVID-19 impacts. However, many are not aware of how significant the impact has been on the construction sector and what that means for their property insurance.

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30
Jul
The most infamous product liability cases from around the globe

Who would have thought finding a decomposing snail in a ginger beer bottle would open up a new principle – duty of care – which is the basis for product liability?

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30
Jul
Your guide to landlord rights and regs around Australia in 2021

Find out what’s happening with regulations in your state or territory.

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30
Jul
How management liability insurance gives your business more power

On average, one in five Australian small businesses have been party to a dispute, with most of them experiencing financial loss.

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30
Jul
What’s a harder insurance market got to do with your business?

The insurance market is a ‘hard’ or sellers’ market right now. So, what does that mean, and what’s the likely impact on your business?

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30
Jun
How to reduce business operating costs – no matter what your industry

Business owners can save a lot of money by making adjustments to the way they operate. Discover three steps you can take to reduce your expenses, regardless of the sector in which you’re engaged.

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30
Jun
What you need to know about the claims process

No business wants nasty surprises. So, when an adverse incident means you need to claim on your insurance policy, we will manage the process on your behalf

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30
Jun
The hidden costs of equipment breakdown

Unreliable equipment can be the death knell for a business, with the costs of equipment failure and downtime tricky to accurately predict and calculate.

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30
May
Does your office productivity need a boost? Try these simple tips

With 2021 now in full swing, how can you build higher productivity in your office?

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30
May
Buying secondhand equipment? The low-down on your insurance options

Will today’s bargain be tomorrow’s burden? With used business, farming, and construction equipment in high demand, it’s worth assessing the benefits and risks of buying secondhand.

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30
May
The risks of underinsuring your business

Underinsurance is more common than you think. Industry figures show up to 62% of small-to-medium-sized businesses don’t have correct-value insurance.

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30
Apr
Insuring your whole business? Is that even possible?

Wouldn't it be simpler and easier if you could insure your whole business with a single policy? There are two types of insurance that can do just that. This article will demystify industrial special risks insurance (known as ISR) and Business Pack Insurance, so you can consider which umbrella protection suits you best.

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30
Apr
How to protect your hotel for potential losses

Disruption has been a constant theme for hotel owners thanks to online booking platforms, home-sharing, Airbnb, and, more recently, the pandemic. So, how can you bolster your business against the risks of potential losses?

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30
Apr
How COVID-19 has changed your workers’ compensation liabilities

We're all aware of the dangers of workers contracting the coronavirus. What then is the fallout for employers' role across the country in keeping staff COVID-19 safe?

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20
Feb
Your business’s safety net: Why you need crime insurance

As technology advances, the landscape of business risk is changing. Companies are more exposed to crime than ever, which can lead to serious financial and social repercussions. Here’s how you can mitigate your risks with an effective crime insurance policy.

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20
Feb
Protect your business against these top cyber threats in 2021

With about 60% of targeted attacks on small-to-medium businesses, cyber security should be a top priority. This year, we expect to see many Australian businesses tackle the following top four cyber threats, as part of best practice data protection.

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20
Feb
Four ways to reduce your business risks in the uncertain business climate

In an unpredictable business environment, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult planning to eliminate, minimise or control risks to your operations. This article offers four types of insurance that can help you deal with uncertainty.

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20
Feb
Why you need tailored hospitality insurance

In hospitality? Your business faces a range of industry-specific risks including food contamination or spoilage, burns from hot surfaces, and equipment breakdown. Here's why tailored insurance is a recipe for success.

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29
Dec
Asset Protection: How to plan for the unexpected

The right business asset protection strategies can help safeguard your personal and professional wealth against unexpected claims and liabilities. As your brokers/advisors we can help keep you covered.

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29
Dec
Sole traders’ biggest risks and how to insure for them

Sole traders enjoy the "simplest and cheapest business structure", according to the Australian Government Business Register. You're in full control. You make the business decisions. But there are also a range of risks you need to be aware of.

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29
Dec
Heavy commercial transport: what could possibly go wrong?

Heavy commercial transport helps keep our economy running smoothly, but there’s a lot that can go wrong if you’re running a transportation business. Are you up on the risks of heavy commercial transport?

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29
Dec
Landlord insurance demystified in under 3 minutes

Has COVID-19 made you unsure about managing the risks of owning an investment property? This article will update you on what landlord insurance will and won’t cover now that the COVID-19 pandemic has arrived.

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29
Nov
Is your business waterproof? Here’s your storm preparation checklist

What will the next storm bring to your business? Stop the guesswork & start your plan with this checklist.

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29
Nov
Purchasing insurance directly or through a broker/advisor

What’s best for your business - buying your insurance cover directly or through a broker/advisor? These are the surprising differences and the pros/cons of both.

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29
Nov
Why marine transit insurance makes sense now more than ever

Goods lost or damaged in marine transit is something no business wants to experience. So, whether you’re looking to protect your risks with your goods moving within Australia, or cover exports or imports, marine transit (also called cargo) insurance could make sense.

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29
Nov
Do you know your key legal and regulatory obligations?

As a business owner or manager, paying attention to legal and regulatory basics can save you a big headache down the track.

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29
Oct
How to protect your manufacturing business from these important risks

Smart manufacturing businesses have protected themselves for these risks - are you one of them?

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23
Oct
Bushfire proofing your business to ensure commercial survival

Bushfires can wreak havoc and cause damage and devastation. Defend your business by getting prepared, having a plan and ensuring you have the right coverage to financially protect your assets.

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23
Oct
The effects of cutting or cancelling your business interruption insurance

Economic uncertainty may have prompted you to reduce, change or cancel your business interruption insurance. That’s a natural reaction in these uncertain times. However, it's important to know how that could impact your business and possibly come back to bite you.

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23
Sep
How does fleet insurance work?

While it isn't a compulsory insurance, fleet motor insurance is designed specifically for commercial vehicles - which is how it is different to regular run-of-the-mill motor insurance and also how it might be relevant to your business.

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23
Sep
Empty building or business? Here’s how to manage your risks

With many businesses currently vacated, what are the risks of unoccupied buildings and how can you manage them?

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23
Sep
These global risks affect every business

Cybersecurity, Mother Nature, rules, political mayhem and business interruptions: how’s your business covering these global risks?

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23
Sep
5 questions to ask your cyber insurance provider

Aussie SMBs must ask these key questions before choosing insurance to protect themselves from ransomware and other cyberattacks.

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23
Aug
Why using an insurance broker makes good business sense

As a time-poor business owner, shortcuts can be tempting when looking for insurance cover but this could cost you in the long run. Find out how having a broker on your side could help you make savvy insurance decisions

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23
Aug
How public liability and professional indemnity insurances are often confused

Do you know the difference between public liability and professional indemnity insurance? Your business might need both - here's what you need to know.

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23
Aug
Protect your fleet with the right insurance

Managing the insurance needs of company vehicles can be time-consuming. It’s time to think about fleet insurance.

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23
Aug
Can your insurance weather the storm?

Insurance is a key concern when extreme weather strikes. That’s why business owners should regularly review insurance cover. Here’s what you need to know.

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20
Aug
Adapting in changing times

2020 is certainly not the year we were expecting. COVID-19 has affected family, friends and businesses in different ways across Australia, and the world.

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16
Jul
Cyber Security in the time of COVID-19

Phishing scams have increased dramatically as COVID-19 has forced large numbers of Australians to work from home.           

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16
Jul
Lessons learnt from fighting fire

Even insurance experts aren’t immune to the damage that a property fire can create. Managing Director at LMI Group and leading risk and loan assessor, Dr Allan Manning, narrowly avoided disaster after his home caught on fire in 2018.

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16
Jul
Fit-for-purpose: business planning for the months ahead

As Australia emerges from lockdown, businesses are now facing the next hurdle. 

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26
Mar
Are you underinsured?

Cash flow is the lifeblood of business. So if a disaster like a fire, burst waterpipe, or legal proceedings against you halts your operations, your business could fail.

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26
Mar
Public and products liability insurance at a glance

We live in a litigious age, with even the most careful business owners at risk. Even when you’re not at fault, you may still have to shoulder hefty legal costs.

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19
Mar
Why small businesses use an insurance broker

Every small business owner faces unique set of risks – so a one-size-fits all approach to insurance may not give you the cover you need.  

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27
Sep
Cyber cover: do you need a separate cyber policy?

With so much business activity taking place online, does your business have a robust risk management strategy?

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30
Aug
Preparing for social media risks

Everyone’s on social media – and for good reason. It’s the best way to reach a wide audience, especially for new or growing businesses.

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15
Nov
How to reduce your business insurance costs

Every business likes to keep its costs low. And, the more insurance you need, the higher your premiums will be.

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8
May
How to minimise being underinsured

When you go into business for yourself, insurance probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But protecting your assets with effective risk management, and the right insurance cover, is more important than you may think.

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