Gallagher News and Insights

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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Know what to expect in current insurance market conditions

12 March 2020

Get the benefit of our brokers’ expert knowledge of how recent events are shaping the availability, cost and terms of insurance cover. We look at the factors influencing market trends, how to plan to meet them and leverage your relationship with your broker to achieve a positive outcome.

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Do I need cyber liability insurance?

10 March 2020

Is your business likely to be threatened by cyber risk? Absolutely. If you’ve got an internet connection you’re at risk of an attack or incident that could potentially close you down or inflict financial damage. Small businesses aren’t exempt: over a third of global cyber attacks target companies with less than 250 employees. Every business needs cyber protection. That's where cyber liability...

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Business risks and insurance in the face of coronavirus

06 March 2020
Last updated: 12 March 2020 at 10:30am

As news headlines about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continue to increase, so has concern over its potential to affect employee welfare, disrupt supply chains, slow business operations and impact business confidence. Businesses should take proactive measures now to review key insurance policies and business continuity plans. Here’s an outline of...

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Are your business decision makers covered for injuries or sickness?

06 March 2020

If you’re running a business and have people in key positions who you rely on to help you steer the company, you want to be sure they’re protected if they suffer an injury at work or become ill. But if you operate in Queensland, workers’ compensation actually excludes senior managers, and in Western Australia it’s optional and doesn’t include non-working partners or trustees. Fortunately...

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How to manage an unfair dismissal claim against your business

05 March 2020

An unfair dismissal claim can be a stressful time for all parties involved. Whether or not the claim is accurate, the time and cost that goes into defending an unfair dismissal claim can have an outsized impact on any business. Below we outline what's involved and how businesses can protect themselves.

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How management liability insurance could help your business

05 March 2020

It’s a myth that only big businesses face the threat of lengthy legal battles over everything from unfair dismissal to sexual harassment claims, employee fraud to occupational health and safety concerns. Small-to-medium sized businesses are increasingly being drawn into legal action, at considerable cost, which can be financially devastating for both the business and its executives.  

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Managing the risk of employee crime

04 March 2020

Employee crime can take on many different forms. From a retail employee stealing items of stock to a finance employee fraudulently paying invoices to themselves, employee crime is a risk that takes a surprisingly large toll on businesses of all sizes.

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Why should I get professional indemnity insurance?

03 March 2020

If your business provides services or advice of any kind, then you run the risk of one of your customers being dissatisfied. And if they’re sufficiently motivated they could bring a damages claim against you and that could involve all sorts of negatives. Here’s an outline of the sorts of situations where this could happen and how you can protect yourself.

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Congratulations to our Insurance Business Awards finalists

02 March 2020

Gallagher is proud and honoured that six of our business talents have been announced as finalists in the Insurance Business Australia Awards 2020. They were selected from thousands of nominations and will go up against the best of our broking colleagues at a national level.

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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

IA 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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