Business Insurance FAQ

Business Insurance policies vary considerably, mainly between Insurers seeking to provide an advantage over another competitors package, or to suit different types of occupations or industries. This of course can influence greatly the price too.

It is an Insurance Broker's duty to find you the best cover at the best price, but this is not always clear cut. It is best therefore to prioritise your requirements for the coverage you desire the most balanced against not just price, but also claims service reputation.

Make sure your Insurance Broker discusses your needs for the insurance based on all the risks you can identify that your business simply could not carry on its own.

On this page we discuss many of the sections of a Business Insurance policy that are vital and will vary between insurers. Remember, at CPR we here to help you with this process, because CPR Insurance are experts that will save you!

Business Interruption Cover - you cannot afford to go without it!

Removal of Debris cover - Do not under-estimate

5 steps for getting your Business Interruption cover right

Legal Liability Insurance - Can you afford to be sued?

Burglary is still a vital cover

Money needs Separate Cover

Seasonal Increases in Cover - Vary with you peak periods

Under Insurance - do not be caught short

2011 - The year of the Catastrophe

Be aware of Average/Coinsurance Clauses

Business Risks of a food wholesaler

Business Risks of a Cafe Owner

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D&O premium pool ‘must treble’ to return to profitability

A new report – called "Show Me The Money!" by insurer XL Catlin and law firm Wotton + Kearney – is the second in a series of three white papers on securities class actions and their impact on the Directors & Officers Liability (D&O) market. The main conclusion is that Directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance premiums are under-priced significantly and need to rise strongly to restore profitability. The main risk areas are those exposed to securities class actions, 

It says Directors & Officer's Side A, Side B and Side C cover has been chronically underpriced since at least 2011, while the frequency of class actions is increasing as more plaintiff lawyers and litigation funders enter the space.

The analysis suggests last year’s overall premium pool of about $210 million would need to increase by at least three times to establish a profitable market, if it is assumed all other factors stay unchanged.

“Recent market developments would indicate most D&O insurers are now endeavouring to restore some semblance of profitability to their portfolios after years of market losses,” the report says.

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75% of Cyclone Debbie claims settled

In the 6 months since Cyclone Debbie devastated Queensland and parts of northern New South Wales:

• more than 31,000 homes and business have been repaired or received settlements from their insurance company

• more than 20,000 families have had possessions replaced

• more than 4,500 motor vehicles have been repaired or new vehicles provided

• hundreds of local builders and trades have been working on properties to repair the damage and destruction caused by the cyclone

• over $5 million has been paid EACH DAY to assist local communities, residents and businesses.

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