Gallagher News and Insights

What are my obligations for protecting my business’s workers?

27 February 2020

You might not think about it if you’re the owner of a small business, but workplace injuries and related illnesses cost billions yearly in insurance claims – and it is a legal requirement to have workers’ compensation insurance. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your business is compliant.

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Gallagher earns World’s Most Ethical honour for 9th consecutive year

26 February 2020

Gallagher is extremely proud to be recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies  for the 9th consecutive year.

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Does my business need industrial special risks insurance?

20 February 2020

Is your business booming, or does your operation use specialised products, plant or equipment? Industrial special risks (ISR) insurance provides cover for growing businesses or those with valuable assets. Here’s how it works.

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Assessing the risks in your workplace: A simple guide

18 February 2020

If you own or run a business, managing risks in your workplace is essential to your productivity, profitability and the safety of your people. Here are some suggestions for identifying potential issues and being proactive about preventing them.

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Cyber security package for small business endorsed by government

14 February 2020

A new cyber security product designed to help small businesses and released in partnership with Gallagher has been selected by AustCyber for government funding. BrAin box, a plug-in device that uses artificial intelligence to monitor a business’s computers and systems, is one of 17 recipients of almost $8.5 million from AustCyber to boost Australian cyber security.

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Protect against these business risks in 2020

12 February 2020

What are the most important risks identified by the global business community for 2020? We look at what they are, what they mean, how they rank and which risks are of most concern to Australian businesses.

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Framework for navigating political risks in business

10 February 2020

Tapping opportunities in foreign countries calls for careful balancing of what can be achieved with what might go wrong – and planning for both.

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Australians turn to employers for help as financial stress spikes

03 February 2020

Australians are turning to their employers for guidance as personal financial stress spikes, new research reveals. The Gallagher Employee Financial Confidence Report shows the major causes of financial stress for Australian employees include unexpected costs, insufficient savings and rising living expenses.

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Protecting your business against the spread of coronavirus

30 January 2020

Last Updated March 12, 2020

Does your business have a plan for protecting employees against the coronavirus pandemic? As increasing numbers of cases are being reported it’s important to have a response in place. Here are some guidelines for containment and keeping your business’s staff safe.

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Do I have enough insurance for my small business?

29 January 2020

Small business owners, are you protecting your own interests? We look why many SMEs fall into the underinsurance trap and what business operators need to be aware of to effectively safeguard their enterprises.

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Rebuild your business after bushfire

15 January 2020

Returning to something approaching normal can seem a monumental task in the aftermath of a disaster like a major fire, but statistics show the sooner you can resume trading the more likely your business will be to survive.

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Top business insurance insights, a year in review

20 December 2019

We take the opportunity to revisit the posts our blog visitors read the most from the last 12 months, outlining key points to be aware of across the market. Included: transport sector challenges, the background to the combustible cladding issue, how to get a competitive deal on insurance cover, and affirmative action on gender equality in the insurance industry.

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Does my business need product liability insurance?

19 December 2019

Quality standards in Australia are high – but accidents and oversights do happen. If your business produces, sells or transports consumer goods they can present potential hazards to members of the public. Here’s what you need to know about this risk and how you can protect your business.

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Tried and trusted: 40 years protecting fuel carriers and distributors

13 December 2019

For over 40 years Gallagher has been the proud insurance partner to the fuel industry. Managing risks for transporting fuel and other dangerous goods calls for an in-depth understanding of the practicalities involved; a comprehensive insurance solution with the scope to meet the needs of the sector, and a 24/7 emergency response when it’s required. That’s what we do for our clients at...

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Silicosis: What you need to know to protect your people and your business

11 December 2019

Silicosis has become a bigger work safety concern than asbestosis. We look at the types of materials that present a risk, who it affects, how Australian regulators and the insurance sector are responding to the emerging threat and what you need to know now.

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Surviving a fire: critical steps

06 December 2019

f you have to deal with a fire threatening your property preparedness is the key to survival. If the threat is imminent here are some of the critical points to follow, from surviving the fire itself to what you need to do to support an insurance claim for damage to your property or business premises. Always remember that property can be replaced but your life cannot. Fires are extremely...

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Gallagher Rising Stars: meet Emma Mekisic

02 December 2019

The Gallagher Chief Executive Rising Stars Program for 2019 is aimed at nurturing skills development and fast-tracking the careers of promising staff members through a combination of workshops and practical hands-on challenges to solve business problems.

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The ultimate guide to insurance for the construction industry (Free Ebook)

29 November 2019

Download our jargon free guide to the 'must have' insurances to mitigate risk in the construction industry.

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Don’t let a computer failure bin grape harvest profits

27 November 2019

From venerable traditions Australia’s wine industry has embraced the productivity gains and cost savings achieved by technology. But what happens when a system fails?

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Navigating today's business insurance – Market Overview Report H2 2019

25 November 2019

The just-released Gallagher Market Overview Report delivers a big picture perspective covering structural changes within the insurance market and their impact on underwriting requirements ‒ and what this means for your business.

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