What’s New from UAC Members

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 [...]

ANZIIF General Insurance Claims Handling Framework

2023-09-19T04:34:14+10:00Tuesday 19 September 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

UAC is proud to support the General Insurance Claims Handling Framework. Please find a PDF copy of the Framework below, along with a link that provides further details: General Insurance Claims Handling Framework - Webpage Claims Handling Framework PDF If you have any queries regarding the framework, please reach out to: Brendan Carney National Engagement [...]

Derek Harding joins Australasia Underwriting Leadership Team

2023-08-03T15:58:36+10:00Thursday 3 August 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

Lloyds virtuoso brings technical excellence to fast-growing Underwriting Agency. Australasia Underwriting (AUPL) welcomed Derek Harding to its leadership team this month. Derek brings decades of underwriting leadership experience within Lloyds and globally across three continents. He will focus on widening the product offering within the Lloyds Coverholder's existing Property & General Liability sectors. AUPL’s Managing [...]

Breaking News: Crawford appoints new President

2023-08-01T12:43:26+10:00Tuesday 1 August 2023|What's New from UAC Members|

CRAWFORD & COMPANY® APPOINTS NEW AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT With 30+ years of industry experience, Jonathan Hubbard takes the reins ATLANTA (July 31, 2023): Crawford & Company® (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B) has appointed Jonathan Hubbard as president, Australia, to take effect from August 21, 2023. The announcement comes as current president, Tim Jarman, prepares to retire at [...]


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