The NSW Court of Appeal has just delivered its judgment in the joint ICA and AFCA endorsed BI test case relating to the Quarantine Act. A copy of the judgment can be viewed here. The court has made the following declarations: 1. Summons dismissed. 2. Declarations that: On the proper construction of the “Tourist Parks [...]
LONDON (November 4, 2020) Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B), the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management and outsourcing solutions to carriers, brokers and corporates is pleased to announce the acquisition of Australia-based HBA Group as part of the continuing expansion of its Crawford Legal Services (CLS) in the UK and [...]
The team at Professional Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (ProRisk) is absolutely delighted to be awarded Underwriting Agency of the year for 2020. Defining excellence in the insurance industry, this award recognises ProRisk for its innovation, market leading products, claims management and service delivery. Customer service, strong claims management and technical knowledge are the backbone of [...]
The Insurance Business Awards held 22 October define excellence in the Insurance profession, recognising leading companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months. The Underwriting Agencies Council sponsored the awards for: Australian Underwriting Agency of the Year and Underwriting Agency BDM of the Year. We are pleased to announce that UAC [...]
Professional Risk Underwriting Pty Ltd (ProRisk) is pleased to announce that today we have launched our new Association Liability Policy for small to medium sized Associations and Not for Profits (NFP). ProRisk’s Association Liability Policy is suited to Australian based Associations and NFP with up to 500 employees, and a turnover of less than $25m. [...]
The 2020 NIBA Convention promises to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before. The 2020 NIBA Convention is shaping up to be the virtual event for a reimagined world, featuring exclusive insights, inspirational speakers and a brand-new take on networking. GET READY FOR THE VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE An experience unlike any other, #NIBA2020 will take [...]
The ATO is reminding entities with Common Reporting Standard (CRS) or Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting obligations that CY19 reports are to be lodged by 31 July 2020. Entities that need extra time to prepare and lodge reports can apply for an extension via either: the Business Portal Online services for agents Small reporter [...]
Continuing uncertainty about travel and physical distancing requirements because of the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Brisbane Underwriting Expo scheduled for Wednesday 15 July.
The Federal Government has announced a third stimulus package to encourage businesses to retain employees throughout the Covid-19 crisis. The package includes a JobKeeper subsidy payment for businesses, sole traders, businesses without employees, not for profits and charities that experience a decrease of at least 30% of their turnover relative to a comparable period a [...]
The Melbourne Underwriting Expo (scheduled for Friday 22 May) has been postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. At this stage, the Brisbane Underwriting Expo is still scheduled for Wednesday 15 July. UAC will provide more information as soon as it’s available.