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Ben Bowen

Quin Scalzo | Executive Chairman of Scalzo Food Industries speaks about his company's relationship with Whitbread.  

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Ann Farrugia
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Professional Indemnity Client Meeting
Lia de Sousa

A specialist strata insurance broker can alleviate the heavy burden by;

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Lidia Siljanoski Account Manager
John Paul Whitbread

In 2006, Lidia accepted a position to lead a brand on behalf of Whitbread that specialised in servicing the medical and dental industry. 

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Life fatherson
Michael Giansiracusa

Life Insurance provides financial protection to those you care for most. Should the worst happen, it pays a lump sum benefit to your loved ones.

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Landlords Keys
Lia de Sousa
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Professional Indemnity Look at Contract
Ben Bowen

Professional Indemnity Insurance protects any person or entity who provides advice, especially for a fee, against claims of negligence made against them.  If a loss can be attributed to a failure to uphold professional standards by any employee, a Strata Manager risks being sued for a breach of duty.

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Company Directors
Lia de Sousa

It's important for Strata Managers who handle insurance for their clients to understand the advantages of being an Authorised Representative as opposed to being a simple Distributor. We explain the difference.

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John Paul Whitbread

While many insurance brokerages today are expanding through mergers and acquisitions, Whitbread Insurance Brokers are enjoying remarkable organic growth through our unwavering commitment to our founding values, and by empowering our clients, people and the community to thrive.

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Life
Michael Giansiracusa

At one point in their working lives, 60% of Australians will be unable to work for a period of more than a month. 

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Strata Insurance Colour Building
Lia de Sousa

Strata Insurance is designed to protect you and your property as a lot owner. It provides general insurance cover for common property under the management of a strata title or body corporate entity. The premiums for strata insurance are typically shared amongst the lot owners as part of their strata...

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Company Directors
Michael Giansiracusa

There are 13 Australian Acts that companies must comply with, including but not limited to;

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John Paul Whitbread

When a fierce fire took hold of a neighbouring tenancy, Charles' store was afflicted with smoke damage to carpets, stock, machinery and the ceiling - all of which needed either intensive cleaning or total replacement. The damage left Charles wondering how he would be able to open for business to complete...

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DIY Strata Property Management
Lia de Sousa

Like any field of expertise, the idea is that you pay a little more upfront for greater savings down the track. This holds particularly true for properties that form part of a strata scheme (generally two or more lots on the one title).

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Management Liability Understand
John Paul Whitbread

Interestingly, Management Liability has evolved from the Director’s & Officer’s (D&O) Insurance and now encompasses the covers that were previously available under separate policies such as Employment Practices Liability, Fidelity Guarantee (Staff dishonesty), Tax Probe, Statutory Liability and several other sections.

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Public Liability Insurance Step on Rake
Ann Farrugia

Recently a Strata Manager asked us to review the Public Liability Insurance of a building maintenance company to ensure that the interests of the Owners Corporation were protected. 

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Insurance is an Investment
Ben Bowen

A neighbouring tenant had an accidental fire, which caused considerable damage to surrounding properties.  For Charles’ store it resulted in smoke damage to carpets, stock, machines and the ceiling - all of which either needed cleaning or replacing.

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John Paul Whitbread

Whitbread company director, John Paul Whitbread was interviewed by The Age about the escalating cost of insurance, due to premium increases and the soaring fire service levy.

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Residential Strata
Lia de Sousa

Strata Insurance provides cover for a range of circumstances specifically related to living in a strata community, including:

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Business Interruption
John Paul Whitbread

According to Dr Allan Manning, approximately 84% of SMEs think they are fully insured but almost half fail after an insurable loss as they don’t have critical insurance covers such as Business Interruption Insurance. 

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Business Interruption Open
Holger Schnabel

Business Interruption insurance protects businesses from a loss of income, explains Ross Cameron, Cameron Research Managing Director. “If your place burnt to the ground, you have fire insurance, but if you can’t pay your rent or for example, you still have ongoing costs from one of your suppliers getting flooded...

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SCA VIC

We’re so excited to be one of the Gold sponsors at the Strata Community Australia (Vic) Symposium today! We would love you to drop by for free coffee and to chat about all things Strata!

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Insurance Claim Fallen Tree
Renee Cassidy

Strata insurance policies are designed to provide cover in the event that a tree is blown over during a storm and causes damage to your property.

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Food and Beverage Insurance
Ben Bowen

As a restaurateur, there is always a chance that you will incur costs as a result of a patron falling ill from dining in your restaurant. If you have Business Insurance or Public and Product Liability Insurance your first question might be - will my insurance policies cover me? 

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Insurance Claim Confidence
Renee Cassidy

At Whitbread, we place the claims performance of an insurer right alongside the quality of coverage and price of its policies when it comes to recommending an insurance policy that responds to your specific requirements.

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Business Insurance Women
David Zovaro

Insurance, particularly Business Insurance, is one area of specialised knowledge that can prove to be a quagmire of information for people who are not experts in this field.

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Whitbread Family
John Paul Whitbread

It is with great sadness that we advise our friends, clients and business associates that John Whitbread passed away on Saturday 13th February, 2010.

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Strata Property Professionals
Renee Cassidy

According to Renee Cassidy, Whitbread Claims Manager, Strata Managers and unit owners generally seek the same result; the expeditious and satisfactory resolution of claims. 

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Cyber Liability Insurance Network Security
Michael Giansiracusa

The Australian has reported a hacking incident, allegedly by the Syrian Electronic Army, that closed down access to The New York Times’ official website.

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Product Recall Ben Bowen
John Paul Whitbread

Product Recall: Ben Bowen, our Commercial Broking Operations Manager, shares his insights on the ins and outs of a product recall and how product recall liability insurance can protect your business. Read more in this month's issue of NIBA's Insurance & Risk Professional: https://lnkd.in/bY8sQRK

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Medical Dental Practice Insurance
Lidia Siljanoski

Due to the vast quantity of information collected by the medical industry, only recently has the industry begun to implement online and document management systems in which to store patient data on a large scale.

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Lidia Siljanoski

Well, renewal time has come around again and all your annual policy paperwork has arrived just in time. What to do!? Just pay the premiums and think nothing of it for another 365 days? Think again! Lidia Siljanoski our personal insurance specialist explains.

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Water Damage Claim
Lia de Sousa

Flood is not standard cover

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Whitbread Insurance Brokers
Michael Giansiracusa

Just as accountants can save you thousands of dollars through their deep knowledge of taxation law, insurance brokers have the knowledge to cut through the confusion and complexity of insurance-buying to negotiate the best cover at the best possible price for their clients.

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Lia de Sousa

One responsibility of an Owners Corporation committee is to ensure the property is insured for full replacement and reinstatement value.  A professional property valuer can determine this for the Owners Corporation committee.

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Flood Definition
Renee Cassidy

In 2012, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) introduced a statutory definition of ‘flood’ for insurance contracts.  The main objectives of the legislation were to standardise the scope of cover as well as reduce consumer confusion.

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Insurance Claim Fire
Renee Cassidy

Australia’s forests have adapted to tens of thousands of years of summer fires which clean out the undergrowth and enable new life to grow from the ashes. Add people to the mix and the situation changes.

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Residential Strata
Lia de Sousa

In the article, Jeannette Anderson, founder of strata report compiling company Strata Data WA, says, “The developers sometimes set unrealistic budgets. When they have sold 60 to 70 per cent of the apartments, they transfer ownership [of the strata company] to the owners.  “In the first year of the handover,...

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Water Damage Claim
Renee Cassidy

According to Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Ltd, water damage is one of the most common causes of household insurances claims each year, often resulting in lengthy and costly repairs.

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Landlord Insurance
Lidia Siljanoski

Whilst Strata Insurance will cover the building, common property and legal liability in the common areas of your strata title property, it does not cover the contents of your property or liability within your property.

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Lia de Sousa

As Gold Sponsors of the SCA and with more than 35 years’ experience in the Strata industry, our aim is to help you manage risk so you can think beyond the day to day. For us, helping our business partners is not just about protecting the ‘now’ – it’s about...

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Privacy Changes to Laws
Michael Giansiracusa

These changes take effect from 12 March 2014 and will have significant impact on the way companies collect and deal with various forms of personal information.

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Company Directors
Ann Farrugia

Subsequent to the Financial Services Reform Act (FSRA) in 2004 that now forms part of the Corporation Act, the Financial Services Industry, which incorporates the Insurance industry, has undergone radical changes as to how they provide financial service information.

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Insurance Premium
John Paul Whitbread

The requirement applies to all tax and business activity statement (BAS) advisers who provide tax and BAS services for a fee.

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Money Small
Lidia Siljanoski

While having minimal cover or reducing the scope of your Landlord Insurance is not something we recommend, we understand the importance of getting the best value for money when taking out Landlord Insurance. In saying this however, it is essential that your chosen insurance policy provides adequate coverage and financial...

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Lia de Sousa

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from broking insurance for over 36 years, it’s there’s a lot of confusion in the market about the various types of cover required by people who live in strata titled properties. In short, it’s hard to know where one policy ends and the next begins.

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Extortion Insurance 2
Holger Schnabel

The “hacktivist” group, Anonymous Indonesia tweeted that they had hacked more than 100 Australian websites, replacing their websites with the message “Stop spying on Indonesia!” 

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Extortion Insurance 2
Ben Bowen

Extortion can occur through both physical and cyber means. Common extortion culprits may include disgruntled employees, bitter competitors, opportunistic criminals or computer hackers.

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Renovations
Ann Farrugia

Whitbread Strata Insurance expert Ann Farrugia dishes out her best advice to ensure your insurance is not compromised when performing renovations to your property.

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Cyber Crime Insurance Lock
Holger Schnabel

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reported that they received more than 28,000 reports of so-called advanced fee fraud, but police say many more cases are not reported because of the social stigma involved in falling for a scam.

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Corporate Travel
Ben Bowen

Without a Corporate Travel Insurance policy, your business could end up footing the bill for losses that run into thousands of dollars for disrupted flights, medical expenses, lost or stolen money – these are just to name a few.

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Underground Carpark
Renee Cassidy

A significant increase in the theft of and from cars parked “securely” in Melbourne underground apartment blocks has prompted authorities to issue a serious warning to residents, with police urging apartment dwellers to exercise much greater caution when parking their car.

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Holger Schnabel

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has issued a warning about the threat with at least 10 pharmacists targeted in the last 18 months, according to an article posted by ABC technology reporters Jake Sturmer and Alison McClymont – Thu 16 Jan 2014, 8:17pm AEDT. 

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Environmental Liability Insurance
Ben Bowen

In general, the business community has been slow to focus on the potential environmental impact of its operations - both retrospectively and into the future. However, with pressure mounting on organisations to behave in an ethically responsible manner, it has become impossible to turn a blind eye.

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Cabinet Maker
Lia de Sousa

Strata Insurance – a compulsory policy – provides general insurance cover for the strata building, shared or ‘common’ areas, common property and common contents – basically anything your and their neighbours own collectively.

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Cyber Crime Insurance
Holger Schnabel

As reported by the 7:30 Report in January 2014, internet fraud is costing Australians in excess of $7 million a month.

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Not for Profit
David Zovaro

It is not just the organisation which faces these risks. Board members and senior managers can also be held personally accountable for their actions or failure to act in certain circumstances.

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Safety hands
Renee Cassidy

“Also known as a solicitor letter, a LOD is a formal notice demanding that the person to whom the letter is addressed perform an alleged legal obligation such as rectifying some identified problem, paying a sum of money or acting on a contractual commitment.

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Lia de Sousa

It’s Saturday night and you’re catching up over a few quiet drinks with friends who tell you about this wonderful new way of making money off your property – Airbnb. This prospect gets your brain ticking.

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John Paul Whitbread

Whitbread wishes to congratulate Ivanka Mikulic who was awarded the John Whitbread Group Service Award for 2011 at the company End of Financial Year dinner on Saturday 2nd July.

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Ben Bowen

A breach of your business systems has the potential to cause enormous damage to your bottom line and reputation. Stolen credit card numbers, financial reports, medical records, birth dates and the loss of sensitive personal data can leave your business unable to operate and exposed to litigation and / or...

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Loss of rent
Lia de Sousa

Where your Unit suffers damage accepted as a claim under the Strata policy, and is unable / unfit to be occupied for its intended purpose.

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Director and Officers Insurance
Ben Bowen

Management Liability Insurance is a cover we highly recommend for all businesses.

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Storm Ready
Renee Cassidy

It’s a stormy day, and the wind has been howling all afternoon amid heavy downpours and pelting hail. You approach your driveway after a long day at work, and as you pull in, your eyes widen at the site that greets you – a large gum tree on the property...

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John Paul Whitbread

The Steadfast – ANZIIF Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to the highest academic result in any given module of the Diploma of Insurance Broking by a Steadfast Group Employee.

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Cyber Crime Insurance Lock
Ben Bowen

Please be advised that there is a ransom ware Cryptolocker virus circulating via email.  This ransom ware that encrypts all files on the user's computer and network drives, arrives by email stating that there is a parcel ready to be picked up from a local Australia Post office.  

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Strata Property Professionals
Ben Bowen

Professional Indemnity Insurance is essential in today’s complex business environment and forms an important part of any business risk management strategy.  It protects the professional person or firm from damages and legal costs as a result of an act, error or omission in their professional capacity.

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Renee Cassidy

With high demand for property and inner city living, apartment buildings are popping up at record pace. However, with contractors under pressure to meet increasingly tight deadlines, we have seen corners cut and compromises made like never before.

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John Paul Whitbread

Dallas Booth, CEO of NIBA, congratulated Jessica Wilson for the high standard of work submitted to complete the Diploma of Financial Services.  Jessica’s achievement will be recognised in the student of Excellence section of the NIBA bi monthly journal - Insurance & Risk Professional and in the NIBA Gazette.

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Renee Cassidy

If you do not agree with the reason your claim has been denied, or you feel the insurer’s decision lacks sufficient reasoning, you will always have the means available to escalate the matter further.

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NOTED CERTIFICATE OF CURRENCY
Lia de Sousa

In the context of a Strata Insurance policy, a Certificate of Currency is a document which confirms that the insurance policy for the property is current and valid for the date on which the certificate is issued.

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Insurance Claim Fire
Ben Bowen

The content of this article was somewhat confusing for us at Whitbread as the Fire Service Levy was abolished on 1st July 2013 as explained in our post in March 2013.

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Insurance Claim Confidence
Ben Bowen

Professional Indemnity Insurance is essential in today’s business environment and forms an important part of any business risk management strategy. It protects the professional person or firm from damages and legal costs as a result of an act, error or omission in their professional capacity.

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Holiday season checklist
Renee Cassidy

To avoid the sometimes costly mishaps that can occur over the holiday season, we have created a timely list of reminders to help you avoid any disasters in the home.

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House Insurance

Banks will also explain the risks of underinsurance according to an article posted by news.com.au.   Click here to read the full article.

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Denial or FOS
Renee Cassidy

If you do not agree with your insurance claim being denied, and feel the insurer’s decision lacks sufficient reasoning, there are two levels of claim dispute escalation available to you:

Director and Officers Insurance
Ben Bowen

It was ruled that insurers can pay defence costs under D&O policies before any third-party claim on the insurance policy proceeds.

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Charity Hands
David Zovaro

Association Liability Insurance provides protection for the organisation as well as its Directors and Officers from a range of exposures relating to employment practices, fraud or fines and penalties. It also extends to protect against errors and omissions claims that may occur in the provision of advice and training.

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Strata Policy Cover Features
Lia de Sousa

Strata Insurance policies generally cover material damage as a result of an insured peril to the building structure/s, fixed plant, machinery and underground services. The policy also generally extends to provide cover for proprietors’ fixtures, fittings and improvements which form part of the building.

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Insurance Claim Fire
Renee Cassidy

Two homes were destroyed in the fires and meteorologists are warning that Sydney could continue to see warmer than normal conditions for most of September and October, with 1.3 million households in the state classified as “high-risk” this bushfire season.

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product recall
Ben Bowen

These situations are a timely reminder for businesses in the manufacturing, processing and goods distribution industry to ensure their insurance program provides adequate cover for product recalls.

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Colin Knox

The presence of non-compliant cladding in a building is a very serious issue, and while nobody lost their life in this instance, a similar fire in a building which features the cladding could see far graver consequences. 

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Colin Knox

To refresh your memory on what we covered in Crisis Management Part 1 and put this article into context – please click here.

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From a field of 65 candidates, there were nine winners announced, plus those awarded Highly Commended.

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Insurance Premium
Michael Giansiracusa

Swiss Re’s report looks closely at the top 21 economic, technological, environmental and socio-political trends that are threatening businesses, their potential impact and the cascading effect they may have right across the risk landscape into the future.

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Colin Knox

For a comprehensive background on Crisis Management, or to refresh your memory on what we covered in Parts 1 and 2 of our Crisis Management series, please click the relevant links below.

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Ben Bowen

Irrespective of what you do for a living, there is a certain element of risk associated with owning and running a business.

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Storage cages
Lidia Siljanoski

Personal contents, often those of great value, are kept in storage cages and sadly this makes them an attractive target for criminals.

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Check Box
Lidia Siljanoski

In terms of insurance, there are many more risks your property can face when your home is temporarily unoccupied. 

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Master Locksmith
Ann Farrugia

Many Strata residents often volunteer to do useful jobs around a Strata property. Whether it be taking rubbish bins out, mowing the lawn or doing a bit of handywork in the common area, volunteering can come in many forms. Unfortunately however volunteers can sometimes sustain unexpected injuries.

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Samarco Mine Tragedy
Colin Knox

In an article published by Fairfax Media, Samarco mine disaster: BHP’s reputation on the line as tragedy deepens award winning journalist Adele Ferguson succinctly identifies the very real and highly damaging issues organisations face when things go terribly wrong. 

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Lidia Siljanoski

It can be very tempting to just “go with the flow” when it comes to your insurance – at the end of the day you’ve paid your premium and ‘you’re covered’! But what happens if your situation has changed since your last renewal? Maybe you’ve renovated your house, you have...

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Residential Strata
Lidia Siljanoski

Even though most homeowners do have Home Insurance, a worrying proportion of people do not insure for the amount required to rebuild and replace their home in a total loss. This makes them underinsured.

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Lia de Sousa

After a concerned OC (Owner’s Corporation) committee member came to us with the question below, we decided to address the issue in more detail to help you understand the potential fallout similar situations may have.

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Lidia Siljanoski

Turn the taps off to your washing machine, dishwasher and/or fridge. If a washer or hose breaks while you’re away and a tap is still on, you could end up with a flooded home!

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Lia de Sousa

While many of the new laws affecting Strata Managers relate to disclosure, there are also several key changes with respect to insurance.

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Noting details
Ann Farrugia

Whether you are an AR, a Distributor, or an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) holder, you are legally required to provide all clients with the following documentation;

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bushfire
Lidia Siljanoski

Whether you live in a rural or a suburban community, in a stand-alone home, unit or apartment, there is always the inherent risk of a bushfire. A mixture of prolonged heat, dry conditions and strong winds can fast create the ‘perfect storm’ where small sparks transform into roaring infernos, and...

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Professional Indemnity Contract
Renee Cassidy

“Also known as a solicitor letter, a LOD is a formal notice demanding that the person to whom the letter is addressed, perform an alleged legal obligation such as rectifying some identified problem, paying a sum of money or acting on a contractual commitment.

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Michael Giansiracusa

"The average woman in Australia is only 92 days away from financial ruin. For men, that period is an ever-so-slightly more comforting buffer of 120 days." according to an article published by news.com.au on November 20, 2014.

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Lia de Sousa

An interesting query regarding unknown business stock being kept in the garage of a residential strata building was sent into Whitbread recently. We have addressed this somewhat concerning issue below.

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According to an article published in the Herald Sun, “Superintendent Tim Hansen said that the holiday season was also peak season for burglars: last January, they raided an average of one home every 16 minutes.  Cash, jewellery and computer equipment were the most common items stolen."

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Note: Some information in this article has been generously provided by Whitbread partner, and leading Australian IT specialists, Surety[IT]. 

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Flood Definition
Renee Cassidy

Although all claims lodged through Whitbread are actioned within 24 hours of notification, there are emergency situations where you may require urgent after hours assistance.

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Holger Schnabel

A tarnished reputation has the potential to reduce the number of individuals that trust, and are willing to donate to a NFP. Given the heavy reliance most NFPs have on donor contributions, as well as the fierce competition in attracting donor dollars, a cyber breach, coupled with possible legal action...

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Renee Cassidy

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared the recent storms in NSW a catastrophe event. The regions affected in particular include – Central Coast, Hunter, Greater Sydney Metropolitan and Illawara regions, all suffering widespread damage.

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David Zovaro
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Shaking Hands
Lia de Sousa

In what is becoming an increasingly litigious society, all Owners Corporation (OC) Committees should have the appropriate cover to protect themselves against risk exposures associated with Strata properties.

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Ann Farrugia

Here we address the ins and outs of flood cover, and whether you can include flood cover within your Residential Strata Insurance policy.

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Lia de Sousa

On 30th April 2015, the National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) released a statement in response to this new offering, cautioning people against obtaining Strata insurance directly from an insurer as opposed to going through a broker.

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Renee Cassidy

Excesses can be a confusing area when it comes to Strata Insurance claims, particularly around who is responsible for paying the excess. Whitbread's Strata Insurance specialists sought to provide some clarity on this issue in a recent LookUpStrata Q&A article when asked about a specific Strata Insurance Claim.

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Business Closed
Ben Bowen

Business Interruption (BI), also known as Consequential Loss insurance, is an essential insurance cover that helps maintain a business’s income should it be forced to cease trading, or reduce trading capacity for a specified period of time, due to an insured event impacting the business’s gross profit e.g.

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Distracted Driving
Renee Cassidy

The top ten causes of driving distraction are listed below as published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

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Lia de Sousa

Unfortunately the frequency Strata Managers are faced with these issues is growing, and none are a problem that can be brushed aside. Strata Managers may either be held liable or joined in legal action if they have failed, or been alleged to have failed to disclose true information in relation...

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Cyber Crime Insurance Lock
Ben Bowen

In 2015, The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its first ever public national cyber threat report exposing just how rampant and dangerous cyber risk is for Australian businesses.

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Cyber Liability Insurance Network Security
Lia de Sousa

Cybercrime has been a hot topic in the news recently, making headlines around the world.

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Renee Cassidy

It has been the prediction of many experts, that this coming summer will see multiple regions across Australia face a higher than usual bushfire risk. These regions include NSW, Victoria, Southern Queensland and WA.

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Lia de Sousa

Strata Insurance provides cover for a range of circumstances specifically related to living in a strata community, including:

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John Paul Whitbread

Whitbread are excited to be attending the Master Locksmiths Association 2015 Conference & Trade Expo at Twin Waters, QLD this week from the 22nd – 24th October.

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Cyber Signature
Holger Schnabel

Hackers were found to have breached the systems at Aussie Farmers Direct, in an attempt to blackmail the business for money, before they released the private customer data online.

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Holger Schnabel

It has today been reported by ABC News that a 'massive' cyber attack has occurred at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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Cybercrime
Holger Schnabel

With each New Year comes the release of more advanced technology. Unfortunately along with these exciting advances comes new exposures to Cybercrime, with hackers continually unleashing new methods through which to target and exploit individuals.

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Corporate Travel
John Paul Whitbread

Such events often lead to extremely volatile and dangerous periods of civil unrest as tensions reach boiling point, and unfortunately it can be inevitable for tourists to become caught in the fallout.

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Building
Ben Bowen

Did you know that the annual uninsured loss for businesses in Australia is nearly an astounding $5 billion? And that 1 in 8 businesses do not have any insurance cover at all?

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fire
Ben Bowen

The ESL is a specific rate that the NSW Government charges insurance companies for property-based policies that carry an associated fire risk e.g. building and contents, landlords, farm, etc. The levy supports the work of emergency services in NSW, such as Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Rural Fire Service and the SES, who...

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Lidia Siljanoski

As the bushfire season approaches this statistic really underlines how imperative it is to have the right insurance cover and sums insured for your home and contents. The right cover will help to ensure you are in a position to finance the full cost of reinstating your home in the event...

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Renee Cassidy

State authorities have warned residents to either stay home or leave work early to ensure that they do not get caught outside once the weather changes.

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Ben Bowen

With some companies receiving hundreds of malicious threats daily, it is reported that businesses need to focus more on monitoring their networks and detecting potentially malicious activity to help prevent cybercrimes from occurring.

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Lia de Sousa

While both changes are important to note, the change in the Act that will affect your premium, and be of greatest concern come July 1, will be the broadened ‘property type’ definition. 

At the recent Whitbread Group of Companies Meeting, the company directors; Angela, Claire and John Paul Whitbread announced the Whitbread Foundation’s $1,000,000 commitment to The Hunger Project Australia over the next 4 years.

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Ben Bowen

Ben Bowen, Whitbread’s General Manager | Broking, shares his insights into the perils of importing goods into Australia, and the things to watch out for when it comes to your insurance.

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Manufacturing
Ben Bowen

With over 40 food and beverage products recalled so far this year (as of 5th October 2017), the impact of a product recall can cause severe damage to a manufacturer’s reputation and bottom line.

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Business Hand Shake
John Paul Whitbread

Since starting out, Whitbread has established strong and valued relationships with our clients and accumulated large, diverse and loyal client bases; this change allows us to expand services and ultimately the value that we bring to you by combining Steadfast’s strength and network, both domestically and internationally, with our expertise.


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