Top Brokerages 2020

So far, this year has been one of dramatic change. From the Black Summer bushfires, floods, hail and drought to the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic, 2020 has forced brokers to step up to help their clients survive. In this year’s edition of the Top Brokerages, IB set out to identify the brokerages that are leading their clients…

“Watershed moment”: Business interruption case fronts the Supreme Court

The insurance industry’s “watershed moment” is currently underway in the Supreme Court as it hears the contentious case of whether the coronavirus pandemic can be exempt from certain infectious diseases exclusions in business interruption policies. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), Hollard Insurance Company and HDI Global Specialty SE have each submitted pleadings to the…

Make sense of the insurance market

A hardening market can mean higher premiums and tougher underwriting decisions – so it pays to get an expert on your team. Like any market, the business insurance market experiences different cycles that can affect pricing and how easy it is to get cover. Depending on the stage of the cycle we’re in, this can…