How to minimise being underinsured

Many Australians, especially those who own businesses, discover they don’t have the cover they need in the worst possible circumstances. Insurance is one of those subjects that many people glaze over. So, just to test how knowledgeable you are about this important but unsexy topic, see how many of the following you can answer. Questions…

How to reduce your business insurance costs

More expensive premiums, higher excesses and narrower coverage are set to become an insurance reality for many Australian businesses. Here’s how SMB’s can prepare for a hardening market. Australian businesses have benefited from a soft insurance market for some years now, but it’s time to prepare for a change. We spoke with Steadfast Broker Technical…

Four steps to appeal a rejected insurance claim

Few things are more devastating in business than thinking you’re covered for a loss only to find out your insurer has rejected your claim. Here’s how to appeal that decision. Just because you’ve received bad news, doesn’t mean you should give up. There are a number of avenues for appealing such a decision, and a…

5 tips for insuring a shopfront

When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of risk that could cripple your fledgling business before it can soar. Running a business from home is one thing, but taking the leap to a…

What insurance terms mean

A lack of understanding around what insurance jargon refers to could cost you dearly. Here are some industry terms and concepts you should be clear about before signing anything. Insurance is a contract (i.e. a legally enforceable agreement) between two or more parties. It typically involves an individual or business paying premiums to transfer specific…