New CEO Announced

Wednesday 18 January 2023|Latest News, News|

UAC is excited to announce the appointment of Jenny Bax, in the role of Chief Executive Officer. Jenny joins Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) with a wealth of knowledge in the insurance sector, with more than 25 years of insurance industry experience and a proven track record in successfully leading distribution, [...]

New directors join UAC board

Friday 9 December 2022|Latest News|

The Underwriting Agencies Council has four new directors. The new directors, who will each serve for two years, were declared elected at today’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Sydney. They are: Colin Fagen, founder and managing director of Blue Zebra Insurance Simon Lightbody, CEO of Steadfast Underwriting Agencies and Miramar [...]

CAT 221 Weekly Update

Thursday 24 November 2022|Latest News|

SE 224 Daily Tally 24 November There has been a 5.7% increase in SE 224 claims overnight to 3,037 total. SE 224 Daily Tally 21 November The claim count for SE 224 rose by 26.5% over the weekend to 2,175. ICA CAT 221 Dashboard (GR) as of [...]

Agencies offer tailored home-based business insurance

Wednesday 3 August 2022|Latest News|

The debate about whether domestic insurance policies should cover home-based businesses lacks an understanding of how the insurance market operates, says William Legge, General Manager of the Underwriting Agencies Council. “Traditional domestic home insurance policies were not designed to cover businesses operating from home because the risk assessment is different,” [...]

Do you know your employer obligations when it comes to Parental Leave?

Friday 6 May 2022|Latest News|

Do you know your employer obligations when it comes to Parental Leave? With Mother’s Day happening this week, it is a joyous occasion for many mothers in the workplace to celebrate. For employers, understanding leave obligations can be a challenge, especially regarding your employees’ entitlements. For information on this, download [...]

Updated data shows 2022 flood was Australia’s costliest

Wednesday 4 May 2022|Latest News|

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) today provided updated data on the storms and floods that impacted South-East Queensland and coastal New South Wales in February and March, showing that the event is estimated to be Australia’s costliest flood ever. Using actual claims costs from 197,000 claims across both states, [...]

UAC Board 2021 – 2023

Thursday 9 December 2021|Latest News|

Following the AGM today, the newly elected board and positions are: Chair - Kurt Nilsen Deputy Chair - Emily Walker Treasurer - Trent Brown Company Secretary and Public Officer - Heath Amber Director - Jeanene Hill Director - Anthony Porter Director - Mike Edmonds Director - Simon Lightbody

Victorian Earthquake… appears to have caused manageable insurance damage despite some graphic pictures

Thursday 23 September 2021|Latest News|

This article from JP Morgan Securities Australia shared with permission. Victoria was struck by an earthquake that caused damage in Melbourne. Our interpretation of media reports and early estimates of losses suggest that economic losses are likely to be ~US$100m – with insured losses for the whole market likely to [...]

Congratulations to UAC Young Guns

Thursday 1 July 2021|Latest News|

UAC members’ future leaders feature heavily in Insurance Business magazine’s 2021 Young Guns list. General insurance’s rising superstars - all age 35 and younger - were nominated by their colleagues, managers and mentors for demonstrating excellence. Insurance Business reviewed all nominations and narrowed the list down to 41 most outstanding [...]

ProRisk wins ANZIIF’s Most Valuable Team for 2021 award

Friday 25 June 2021|Latest News|

ProRisk’s claims team has been awarded Most Valuable Team for 2021 by ANZIIF. Chloe Thomas, Group Claims Manager for ProRisk, said the award was a testament to the “smart, dedicated, hardworking, professional, and empathetic people” in the claims team. “Fantastic humans working collaboratively and proactively to deliver an outstanding claims [...]

BAIS & Wilbur

Friday 11 June 2021|News|

Insurance technology companies announce tie-up to take insurance and claims solutions to a new level Thursday 3 June 2021 (AEDT): Australian insurance technology providers Wilbur and BAIS are pleased to announce the formation of a unique relationship to provide leading edge, end-to-end policy and claims solutions to the insurance industry [...]

Australian BI Test Case Judgment Delivered

Thursday 19 November 2020|News|

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 [...]

Business Service Member Crawford & Company acquires HBA Group

Monday 9 November 2020|News|

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 [...]

ProRisk takes out Underwriting Agency of the Year 2020

Thursday 5 November 2020|News|

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 [...]

Insurance Business Awards 2020

Tuesday 27 October 2020|News|

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 [...]

Future of insurance report available

Tuesday 11 August 2020|Latest News|

In late May, UAC asked agency member principals to complete a survey for Business Service member Clyde & Co about their experiences in the Covid-19 pandemic and what they expect the future of insurance will look like. Thanks to all who participated. The results are now available. Download the report. [...]

JobKeeper 2.0 starts after Sept

Friday 31 July 2020|Latest News|

The second tranche of the JobKeeper scheme changes the eligibility test for employers and the amounts paid to employees. UAC accountant and Business Service Member WLM Financial has prepared information on what the new scheme looks like. If your business currently receives JobKeeper, arrangements will remain unchanged until 27 September [...]

Portal assists small business recovery

Monday 29 June 2020|Latest News|

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is ready to help SMEs emerging from hibernation and keen to make the most of easing Covid-19 restrictions. ASBFEO’s My Business Health web portal has useful information for small business owners ready to re-open or ramp up their operations. It’s a [...]


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