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? Think of the insurance cycle as a clock. At the top, the 12 mark, where we’re heading, is the hard market, when insurance premiums get pricey. At 3 o’clock, you’ll … [Read more...] about What’s A Harder Insurance Market Got To Do With Your Business?
At Geelong Insurance Brokers, we pride ourselves in supporting community, it's just part of who we are as a business. One of the ways we do this is through active participation and sponsorship of local charities and community groups in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. Our Managing Director … [Read more...] about Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary!
Short of inventing a time machine, it's hard to reverse a bad history of insurance claims. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your risk profile and avoid being slugged with expensive premiums or higher excesses and onerous policy conditions. Identify the problem Not … [Read more...] about How to fix your risk profile
You’d expect your insurance premiums would stay the same, if not decrease if you’ve continually improved your risk management over a long period in business and made no claims. Despite that apparent logic, insurance premiums across the board keep rising. This article explains how insurers work out … [Read more...] about Why do my insurance premiums keep rising?
You've got your business strategy sorted, plenty of marketing ideas and your revenue prediction for the next year looks promising. Running a business is exciting - so exciting that it's easy to forget some of the more mundane but critical aspects like regulatory and legal obligations. Here, … [Read more...] about Do you know your key legal and regulatory obligations?
Purchasing insurance directly or through a broker/advisor? Here are the differences you need to know
Half of the $19 billion Australians spend on general insurance each year is purchased through insurance brokers/advisors - the rest is bought directly from insurance companies. Curious about that even split? This article explains the differences between buying your policies through a … [Read more...] about Purchasing insurance directly or through a broker/advisor? Here are the differences you need to know
Product recalls require comprehensive coverage ‘Product recall’ is a phrase no business or manufacturer wants to hear, especially as they make for great media headlines - as the recent strawberry recalls showed. Being proactive and having media plans, recall strategies and appropriate insurance in … [Read more...] about Product recalls require comprehensive coverage
Hayne Royal Commission - what it means for the industry The insurance industry has faced the full force of the Hayne Royal Commission, with the media highlighting tales of consumer suffering and the follies of financial executives. With the final report due by February 2019, what are the practical … [Read more...] about Hayne Royal Commission – what it means for the industry