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

CPR joins Ausure

We would like to announce to all our Clients, Prospective Clients, Suppliers and Insurers, that Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd trading as CPR Insurance Services, will be leaving National Adviser Services Pty Ltd (NAS) and joining Ausure Pty Ltd as a Corporate Authorised Representative from 5 March 2018.

Fundamentally, there is no difference to you, except our Invoices will look a little different, and the Banking details will be in a different name and account number. Everything else at CPR stays the same.

There are a number of reasons we have made this decision, but the primary reason is for what we believe is best for our clients.

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Special offer to CPR Insurance clients

Employsure are providing a FREE Business Health Check to all our clients and gives you the opportunity to receive an analysis of the health and safety requirements in your workplace. Also. Employsure  will review your employment agreements as well as your wage rates helping you to avoid workplace claims.

Ordinarily this would cost you at least $1,250 but because you are a CPR Insurance client, it is free!

It involves the following review for you.

SAFECHECK

A specialist Work Health and Safety Consultant will visit your workplace and carry out:

A review of your business’ current work health and safety policies, procedures and systems to identify areas of concern or non-compliance

Following the review, you will receive a report summarising the findings and the health and safety

Status of your workplace

WAGE CHECK

A Wages Adviser will review your rates of pay and produce a Wage Check report.

The review will be conducted against the industrial instrument applicable

A report will be supplied advising if the wages are compliant and what steps to take to achieve compliance

CONTRACT REVIEW

A Document Consultant will review an employment agreement and provide recommendations.

The review will highlight compliance issues with the Fair Work Act 2009 as well as best practice

The report will make recommendations to achieve compliance and provide protection to your business.

This will remove any areas of potential dispute and risk

So what do you have to lose? Contact us on 07 3123 1137 and arrange 

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