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More Australians are looking to shop around for a new insurance provider rather than simply renew their existing cover.

The majority of household Insurance policies are automatically renewed without approaching other insurers. However, there is an increasing trend to shop around prior to policy renewal, according to the latest findings from Roy Morgan Research’s General Insurance Industry Report.

In the 12 months to August 2012, 14% of households approached another company prior to renewal compared to 10% in 2008.

However, this increased trend to compare price before renewal is an indication that policy holders are increasingly price sensitive and as a result, some are deciding not to insure. More than half of all policy holders that shop around before renewing do so because of price.

The report, based on personal interviews with over 9,000 household insurance customers each year, also found home owners of all levels of income have turned their backs on household insurance during 2012 and created a deepening underinsurance problem.

One problem is, cheaper covers can be found but the cover can be greatly reduced. However, something is better than nothing. The proportion of Australian home owners holding a household insurance policy has declined from 92.2% in 2008 to 90.1% in 2012,

The adoption of household insurance is largely dependent on income, with the lowest being the under $15,000 pa households (83.9%) and the highest is the $100,000+ pa group with 93.7%. However, the decline in household insurance is across all household income groups.

Rising premiums and natural disasters including floods in particular have received publicity regarding the extent of coverage and the definitions used by the industry but price still remains the most important consideration.

Having an increasing trend for people to shop around at renewal time is a positive one providing consumers are aware of any change in terms and conditions. Our concern is that they do not.

By using an Insurance Broker and combining your needs, and getting them to obtain the best cover at the best possible price, gives you the best result. Get the Broker to go to the market for you.

You do get what you pay for. Balance price with the cover you need.

 

  

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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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