Facts about using Insurance Brokers

Australia’s brokers are valuable to you

The Australian broking industry is growing stronger as more consumers appreciate more their value as advisors, negotiators and time savers.

The popularity of insurance brokers as a medium for distributing and purchasing insurance will increase as they continue to become better qualified and demonstrate their value to businesses.

There are 3,000 registered insurance brokers  with 25,000 people employed in the sector according to industry research firm Ibisworld.

Industry revenue for 2011/12 is approximately $10.8 billion.

One of the key challenges for the industry will be how to deal with climate change and the increasing number of natural disasters. This is expected to bring price rises from insurers which will require new strategies and negotiations with insurers combining loss control in return for discounts. The ability to present a client’s risk in a more cost effective way will achieve greater outcomes for all.

Another aim for brokers is that going forward, there are fewer underinsured individuals. This depends on their ability to advise and influence their clients and start looking to form relationships with external experts such as Risk Managers, Building Inspectors, Workplace Health & Safety Consultants, Human Resource Consultants and IT Consultants, to name a few who can value add to the risks facing a modern business. A referral network of specific experts to assist business coordinated by an Insurance Broker will demonstrate their value.

It is thought that with the ageing of the general population, older persons are more inclined to insure both themselves and their assets and also have the funds to do so. However, there is no doubt that the Insurance Industry’s ability to educate the general public about Risk and Insurance in a more effective manner will also have a greater effect. How we use the media, the internet and our Professional Associations to do this is another new challenge.

  

Latest News

Robert Cooper - one of 100 faces of small business

This week it was announced as part of Small Business Week,  that Robert has been named one of the 100 faces of small business for a State Government promotion on the great value that small businesses play in the State of Queensland.

You can see Robert's entry here:

It is the third accolade for CPR Insurance Services in a month and after seven and a half years in business is a real pep up for the company.

For Robert, it is the culmination of many years experience, becoming well qualified, experiencing the highs and lows of a career and always wanting to contribute to his community. Sometimes, these things just come together and you receive recognition for your efforts.

Robert says that there is no doubt that starting your own business is a huge challenge, but with the right research and planning, the right people around you and a good set of values that you apply to the vision of the company, you have a very good chance of making it all succeed.

Robert says he is lucky. He has a strong supportive Wife, Mandy, who is also part of the business, along with efficient and hard working staff such as Julia McLauchlan and Aidan Harmer who are building up their own skills in a learning environment. 

However, the most important and most supportive people for CPR Insurance Services are our clients who have stuck by us and supported us over the past seven years. Our focus remains on providing the best possible service we can and always acting in their best interests. To all our clients, we say thank you!

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CPR Insurance wins Brokerage of the year

CPR Insurance Services picked up the award for the Best Brokerage (1-5 staff) in Australia, last Friday Night (4th May 2018) at the Insurance Business Magazine Awards held at the Westin in Sydney.

Judging came from various parts of the industry. It is a great honour to be recognised for our hard work and particular Business values we follow. A full list of winners is listed here.

Success comes from having great staff, and we thank Aidan Harmer and Julia McLauchlan as important support staff for helping us win such an award.

CPR Insurance has been in operation for more than 7 years now and is only successful because of the wonderful support from our staff, insurers and most importantly, our fantastic clients who put their faith and trust into our company to be their Risk Advisers and Brokers. 

Thank you to all.

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