News and insights for Australian businesses

Insuring Success in the Event of Cancellation
22 August 2017
Political turmoil, adverse weather conditions and late withdrawals of key personalities can all lead to events being cancelled or postponed, leaving organisers with significant bills. As event organisers there is much to consider in preparing ... >>
Client Alert: NSW Government Defers Introduction of Fire and Emergency Services Levy
04 June 2017
Marsh has previously advised that, from 1 July 2017, a new levy would be introduced on property owners via council rates to fund fire and emergency services in NSW. Known as the Fire and Emergency Service Levy (FESL), this new funding model would rep... >>
Client Alert: Insurance and Advice for Businesses Affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie
29 March 2017
Heavy rains, high winds and flash-flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie, have caused extensive damage across North Queensland. On Tuesday 28 March, the Insurance Council of Australia declared the cyclone a catastrophe. However, it wil... >>
Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats
20 February 2017
Cybercrime is one of the leading risks facing Australian businesses, and the plumbing sector is not immune to potential attacks. Any business that holds client information could be exposed to significant expenses resulting from a cyber-attack. Gov... >>
Leading Rural Services Provider Landmark Joins Marsh Advantage Insurance Network
31 January 2017
Melbourne, 1 February 2017 - Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, today announced that leading rural and financial services provider, Landmark Operations Limited (Landmark), is to become an authorised representative of ... >>
Bushfire Fears Highlight Need to Review Insurance
20 December 2016
With forecasts predicting a dry summer, farmers in bushfire prone regions need to review their insurance cover, Marsh Advantage Insurance authorised representative, Benjamin Edwards warns. By taking the time to assess their insurance needs now, farm... >>
Disaster recovery hotline available
22 February 2015
During the cyclone season, it can be difficult and overwhelming to stay prepared. Sometimes, even the best laid plans can fall to the wayside. In the wake of Cyclone Marcia, we have provided some tips on how to handle the devastation and a hotline ha... >>
The importance of proper asset valuation
27 January 2015
Underinsurance among small to medium businesses has achieved widespread airplay ever since the Queensland floods back in 2012. But one area of underinsurance that is often neglected is accurate replacement values for assets. Miscalculating the cost ... >>
Catastrophic fire season a prompt for insurance review
02 January 2015
With dry weather predicted for the upcoming summer, the time is right for businesses in bushfire prone areas to review their insurance cover. “The damage fires can do not just to rural properties, but also to suburban and coastal areas means a... >>
Protection when you're going gangbusters
20 January 2014
When a business is growing at the speed of light, often making sure it’s protected is the last thing on the business owner’s mind. But that’s exactly when having the right insurance in place is essential. It means that if the busine... >>
Global broker launches Marsh Advantage Insurance for SME market
03 December 2013
In order to serve the increasingly complex risk and insurance needs of Australia’s growing small and medium-sized business segment, Marsh today announced the launch of Marsh Advantage Insurance. Operating Australia-wide, this national brokerage... >>
Your business and client data – it is protected?
01 September 2013
The security of the information in your business is paramount. As the latest statistics show, cyber crime is on the rise. To address this, governments around the world are introducing rigorous laws to help protect consumer and business information an... >>
Insurance for home businesses - what do you need?
31 August 2013
If you run a business from home, you’ll need to consider which insurances you require to make sure you’re properly covered. Insurance adviser, Hamish MacLean, explains how to be certain you’re insured when you work from home. Acc... >>
Insurance for import/export businesses
30 August 2013
There are many special nuances in the area of transport and marine insurance. If your business regularly ships or transports goods, and the terms of your policy are properly structured, it means in the event your goods are lost or damaged, your insur... >>
Best practice business continuity planning
30 August 2013
Recent natural disasters have placed business continuity planning front and centre for companies. So how should a business best plan to ensure it can keep going in the event of a crisis? Let’s take a look. What is it? Marsh business conti... >>
Insurance gap closed for HTN
30 August 2013
Industry training specialists HTN provide the hospitality industry with skilled apprentices and trainees. The insurance policy was up for renewal so HTN decided to have its business’s existing insurance program to ensure it was fully covered fo... >>
The crossover between business and personal insurance
30 August 2013
Making the right decisions about your insurance policies is essential to ensure that, if you do suffer an illness or accident, you are fully covered. Whilst we all have personal insurance needs, the stakes are higher for business owners. Not only do ... >>
Beating underinsurance: the importance of asset valuation
30 August 2013
Underinsurance among small to medium businesses has achieved widespread airplay ever since the Queensland floods. But one area of underinsurance that is often neglected is accurate replacement values for assets. Miscalculating the cost to replace ... >>
McKnights Retravision up and running after flood damage
23 August 2013
High intensity rainfall and storms caused flash flooding, power outages and property damage in various parts of Melbourne during February 2011. One of the businesses affected was McKnights Retravision which operates a store in Melbourne and another i... >>
Protecting your family and your business when tragedy strikes
08 August 2013
No one likes thinking about how they or their family will be affected if they experience a serious illness or accident or, even worse, if the illness or accident is fatal. But there are a range of different insurances such as income protection an... >>
Best practice claims management
01 August 2013
It’s critical to understand and follow the various claims management processes if you want to give your business the best possible chance of maximising your policy entitlements following a major insurable loss. This process starts with taki... >>
The right approach to insurance keeps a business on its feet after a disaster
01 August 2013
How’s this for savvy? In September 2010, in response to media reports the summer La Nina weather pattern was expected to be eerily similar to the system that produced the catastrophic floods in South East Queensland in 1974, the owners of Allen... >>

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