Not everyone has an insurance adviser, in fact, not everyone has insurance! However, if there’s one thing that the COVID-19 (including the latest mutation Omicron) pandemic, recent flooding, last year’s catastrophic bushfires and lowest interest rates in memory has taught us, is that the unexpected can and will happen. As far as insurance is concerned, these unforeseen occurrences have combined and resulted in increasing premiums, a reduction in competition, also difficulties in placing some risks in high hazard industries, risks in northern Australia and clients with poor loss records.

This is referred to as a ‘hard market’. It is expected that premiums will continue to increase for property, liability, and professional indemnity insurance over the next 6 months. In your planning for 2022 we recommend that should find a professional insurance adviser, with experience in your industry, who you can build a strong relationship with. A professional adviser works for you, to help you and your business find the best cover to match you budget. Your adviser can also act as your advocate throughout the entire claims process.

If you’re still not convinced that an insurance adviser can help your business, here are eight reasons that should help change your mind.

1. Better Insurance & Risk Advice

When you work with an insurance adviser, you not only benefit from their knowledge of your industry, but also the insurance industry. They can provide you with up-to-date knowledge to help you make the right decisions in managing the financial risks relating to your business, including recommending the right insurance.

At Bayinsure, we are proud to offer insurance advice that will enable you to make an informed decision.

2. Customised Insurance Products

Professional advisers have in-depth knowledge of your industry, no matter what it is, this enables your insurance adviser to work with you to identify risk and develop customised insurance cover tailored specifically to your needs and business risks.

3. More Breadth of Choice

An experienced and well-regarded insurance adviser has access to many different insurance products and a wide range of insurance companies. They will help you find the best fit, matching your business with an Insurer that understands your industry and your business.

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4. One-On-One Insurance Assistance

It’s always good to know that you can deal with the same insurance adviser year after year, not passed on to different people who you need to explain your business to again. Call centres have their place, but they lack personal understanding or ability to offer face to face meetings.

5. Better Use of Time and Less Stress

When you build a relationship with your insurance adviser, you can save a significant amount of time and worry because your adviser knows you and your business and proactively takes the lead with advice. Your insurance adviser will not only arrange insurance for the key financial risks, they will also negotiate and organise your insurance cover, assist with any claims that need to be submitted and act as an advocate with your insurer.

6. Streamlined Claims Process

Claims can be very time consuming, complex and involve a number of specialists or experts, particularly for large or complex claims. Your insurance adviser will assist you with reporting the claim, within the conditions of your policy, help identify immediate ways to reduce or mitigate further loss and speak with your insurance company to get fast approval, as they pay most of these costs. Finally they will act as your claim adviser and advocate to smooth the claims process up to final settlement.

7. Increased Appreciation of Risks

Professional advisers have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your industry or profession. Insurance advisers quickly recognise your business risks and can help you minimise and manage risks, often by arranging specialised insurance cover.

Although business owners are professionals in dealing with risk, it can be difficult to gain a comprehensive understanding of the business and latest industry risks. As business and industries continually change, this can leave you and the business under or uninsured and exposed to significant financial loss. Business risks can include:

  • Property
  • Financial
  • Reputational
  • Operational
  • Legal liability

Your insurance adviser will work with you to identify risks and helps you manage them effectively.

8. Saves Money for Your Business

The ability to identify business risks, develop customised policies, access a wide range of providers, and negotiate competitive premiums all combined to save you and your business time, effort, and money. It’s only with the help of an experienced insurance adviser that these savings can be realised.

In Summary

If you’re in search of an experienced professional insurance adviser, look no further than Bayinsure. We will be happy to discuss your business, it’s risks and insurance requirements, and also answer any questions you may have.

Contact us for more information.

We look forward to helping you look after your business the right way! | (07) 3393 3429 | 0455 INSURE

* The information in this article is general in nature and does not consider your personal situation or objectives nor does it take into account any specific insurance policy terms, conditions or exclusions.

Speak with a Bayinsure Adviser for personal advice tailored to your specific needs and situation.

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