Gallagher News and Insights

The right insurance for film and TV to roll cameras again

28 May 2020

As Australian governments continue to ease restrictions, at least 119 film and television productions paused during the COVID-19 shut down are now mapping out their plans for returning to work. When filming resumes it will be under very different conditions and insurance considerations and risk management strategies will need to be examined and changed accordingly.

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Insurance market update: food production challenges from farm to table

19 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Australia’s food production sector on all fronts from a spike in distribution and transportation demands following a period of panic buying through to declining exports and slowing trading conditions in key markets such as China.

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Insurance market update: cyber risk evolving as fast as technology itself

19 May 2020

In light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the delivery of knowledge, goods and services, the perceived value of data and information as a valuable commodity has grown along with the connected risk. Remote worker access to data and stricter device controls are the new security perimeter.

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Insurance market update: business continuity and your Plan B

19 May 2020

Business continuity remains firmly in the spotlight amid trading downturns, lockdown restrictions and empty retail spaces, following on from the recent battering by a summer of bushfires, droughts and storms.

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Insurance market update: board governance and directors' liability

19 May 2020

'The COVID-19 pandemic is placing increased pressure on company directors and executives to communicate robust continuity plans that protect the interests of employees and shareholders, against a backdrop of uncertainty and rapidly evolving risk. In doing so, they will need to respond to a range of concerns — cash flow and liquidity, maintaining reputation, implementing employee safety...

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Trade credit insurance and guidance on COVID-19 implications

13 May 2020

Managing credit risk in the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic environment is critical and should form part of a business continuity plan, as businesses move to manage cash flow and apply for government aid packages (subject to eligibility).

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Business Insurance and Risk Market Update: May 2020

12 May 2020

The Gallagher Business Insurance and Risk Update, May 2020, delivers expert insights and perspective on changes within the insurance market and what this means for your business.

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Middle Market Business Insurance Update: COVID-19 considerations

12 May 2020

Middle market businesses (<$250m turnover, 20+ employees) have specific insurance needs and risk exposures which require careful consideration, particularly in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic environment.

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The new normal: returning to the workplace and taking care of your team

29 April 2020

As the rate of COVID-19 infection drops in Australia, the government and business community are beginning to consider what a return to workplaces might look like. 

Until a vaccine is developed coronavirus remains a threat due to its ease of transmission, and this means workplaces will have to adopt new business models. Here are some workplace health and safety considerations to plan for.

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Mergers and acquisitions insurance: global trends

27 April 2020

2019 proved to be the fifth record year in a row for the mergers and acquisitions insurance market. Mergers and acquisitions insurance products, such as warranty and indemnity insurance, have been increasingly in demand, broader in scope and available in wider jurisdictions, and are being utilised as a staple in transactions. Tax, litigation buy-out and other contingent risk insurance used in...

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Construction and contract works: a guide to COVID-19 stop work orders

23 April 2020

With the Australian government taking extensive measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including various stages of lockdown in major cities, construction site managers and contractors should be prepared to respond to mandated stop works orders. Given the ongoing uncertainty, here’s what you need to know in a quick guide to typical contract works insurance protection.

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Staying cyber safe while working from home

17 April 2020

Our Australian work patterns have changed immensely in response to COVID-19, and when large numbers of employees work remotely, cyber security becomes a primary consideration. 

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A guide to protecting your business premises during COVID-19 temporary closures

09 April 2020

In the wake of coronavirus many businesses have have temporarily vacated premises and/or restricted their use of business locations. 

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COVID-19 and construction: government update and keeping employees safe on site

08 April 2020

 The New South Wales government and City of Melbourne both announced on 2 April that construction sites can operate on extended hours to support the industry through the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction, especially rebuilding in the wake of last summer’s bushfires, is one of the commercial activities deemed essential by the Federal Government.

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Your COVID-19 workers compensation insurance questions answered

07 April 2020

As the Australian business community faces the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners, managers and human resources (HR) teams are also tackling the ongoing responsibilities to workers and protecting our workplaces.

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Why insurance remains critical to your business

07 April 2020

During times of change and vulnerability insurance cover is essential to business operations. Whether they apply to your business assets, employees, clients and customers or members of the general public you service, core insurance remains vital to the ongoing protection of your business.

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Protecting your people during COVID-19

23 March 2020

With the world grappling with its response to COVID-19, keeping your employees safe has never been more important.

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Cyber security and COVID-19: How to protect your business online during the coronavirus outbreak

20 March 2020

In their response to the coronavirus outbreak, employees and other stakeholders will begin remote work and there is increased pressure on an organisation’s cyber security risk management.

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5 step pandemic business continuity plan

20 March 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic is contained it's important to take action on your business continuity plan. Doing this will help guide your employees and your business through these uncertain times. Here we offer 5 risk management and wellbeing strategies to support the protection of both your business and your people.

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How to get your business sums insured right

13 March 2020

Getting your sums insured right is critical if you have to make a claim, but most business owners find them hard to evaluate and many overlook or forget what they need to do.

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