What’s New from UAC Members

UAC member launches new Syndicate at Lloyd’s

2024-05-21T12:47:28+10:00Tuesday 21 May 2024|What's New from UAC Members|

UAC member Agile Underwriting Services (Agile) this week announced that it has received the final regulatory permissions from Lloyd’s for its Agile Underwriting Services Syndicate 2427 (AUS 2427), which is now cleared to commence writing business. Focused initially on Australia and New Zealand and writing accident and health, aviation, casualty, construction, financial lines, and property [...]

Press Release: Hutch launches new PI insurance

2024-04-24T13:01:48+10:00Wednesday 24 April 2024|What's New from UAC Members|

Hutch Underwriting Launches New Professional Indemnity Insurance with Integrated Cyber Coverage [SYDNEY, NSW ] - Hutch Underwriting (Hutch), renowned for its innovative digital insurance solutions and exceptional broker service, is excited to announce the launch of its new Professional Indemnity insurance product. Available from Friday, 12th April, on Ebix Australia's Sunrise Exchange under the product [...]

One in five UAC members now benefit from BAIS insurance technology

2024-02-29T12:03:05+11:00Thursday 29 February 2024|What's New from UAC Members|

BAIS insurance technology is a proud member of UAC and now supports one in five of its members. Its flagship insurance platform, iBAIS 2.0, and exceptional level of service, have been attracting Underwriting Agencies to it for many years. The company has an interesting history. BAIS was ‘in the cloud before the cloud even existed’ [...]

Epsilon merges with Wellington and Aster

2024-02-12T10:50:19+11:00Monday 12 February 2024|What's New from UAC Members|

Specialty underwriter Epsilon will join forces with Wellington Underwriting and Aster to offer a full suite of underwriting support and complex risk placements for Australian brokers. Epsilon CEO Morgan Long said the merger of Wellington and Aster into Epsilon was an exciting opportunity to strengthen the capacity and support for brokers nationwide. The business will [...]

Professional indemnity and D&O specialist joins Meridian Lawyers

2024-01-23T11:08:19+11:00Tuesday 23 January 2024|What's New from UAC Members|

National law firm Meridian Lawyers continues its strategic growth plans with the appointment of Principal Stephanie Weeks. Stephanie’s specialised practice focuses on professional indemnity and directors’ and officers' liability, acting as both defence and coverage counsel on instructions from Australian and London insurers and reinsurers, ASX-listed entities, insurance brokers, and SMEs. Stephanie has represented clients [...]

Occuhealth become the new proud owners of Survey Services

2023-12-07T12:03:23+11:00Thursday 7 December 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

Over the past few months, we have been in negotiations and decisions have been made to further enhance our service lines that Survey Services offer Australia wide. As a result of these discussions and effective Wednesday, 1 November 2023 Occuhealth Pty Ltd (‘Occuhealth) are the proud new owner of Survey Services. Occuhealth currently provide the [...]

Meridian Lawyers secures cyber expert from Clyde & Co

2023-12-06T11:35:32+11:00Wednesday 6 December 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

National law firm Meridian Lawyers has secured the appointment of cyber law and IT liability expert, Principal Matthew Pokarier, to its national insurance team. His arrival brings the number of hires to the firm to more than 110 this calendar year. Matthew has a career spanning more than 25 years, providing legal services to the [...]

Community Underwriting 2023 Grants Program Recipients

2023-12-06T11:37:28+11:00Tuesday 5 December 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

Community Underwriting is pleased to announce the completion of its Small Grants Program for 2023. Under our unique business model, Community Underwriting allocates 5% of our annual surplus to clients that have renewed their insurances with us. Our insurer partners Berkley Insurance Australia and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company provide additional contributions which enables us to [...]

How Australia’s Insurance Companies are Combating Talent Shortages with International Talent Partnering

2023-12-06T11:41:45+11:00Tuesday 26 September 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

Struggling in a skills shortage market According to the Hays Salary Guide FY23/24, a survey of more than 14,000 respondents revealed that 90% of insurance employers noted a shortage of skilled employees. In fact, the insurance sector ranked seventh among the industries most affected by skill shortages in Australia. The most in-demand roles within the [...]

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