OUR EXPERIENCE WITH BUSINESS INSURANCE
Big enough to provide total insurance solutions, the perfect size to give considered, individual and tailored advice.
Since the early 1980’s, Atlantic Insurance has assisted small, medium and large businesses insure their assets and liabilities in Australia and overseas from our Head Office in Melbourne, Victoria. We work in a wide range of industries and our experienced Client Managers provide specialised risk management and insurance advice to protect your business.
We pride ourselves on the way we handle your claims. In fact, the Client Manager who looks after you & your insurances is usually the person who works on your claims to ensure you receive fast and fair settlements.
Whilst we have built a strong reputation looking after the insurance needs of Trades, Plumbers, Aged Care and SME Businesses our growing team has a depth of experience across a wide range of industries including Manufacturing, Online Retailers, Commercial Property Owners, Hospitability, Wholesaling, Civil, Transport, Engineering, Construction, Technology, Food/Beverage, Importers, Agriculture, Mining, Rail and Professional Services to ensure that we can provide comprehensive insurance solutions to protect your assets and liabilities.
Atlantic prides itself on keeping its clients front of mind. We remain privately owned, advice given to protect your business is given with the unique perspective of knowing what it takes to protect businesses and what keeps business owners awake at night.
ATLANTIC BUSINESS INSURANCE ADVANTAGES
- We meet with you to understand your business and insurance requirements
- We have access to a wide range of products and insurers covering all classes of insurance
- Your claims are handled by your Client Manager at Atlantic Insurance and not a call centre
- Monthly premium instalments available which is great for your cash flow
- Competitive premiums
BUSINESS INSURANCE COVERAGE CONSIDERATIONS
Atlantic appreciate that no two businesses are alike and each require a unique approach to ensure its assets and liabilities are adequately protected.
When deciding on the appropriate level of protection and policies required to protect your business our experienced Client Managers will complete a thorough needs analysis with you and provide an opportunity to meet with you at your premises to ensure we have a good understanding of your operations. Our recommendations will be based on your business activities, location, asset levels, turnover, number of employees, agreements with your customers, use of technology and importantly your guidance on what risk you wish to transfer to insurers. Often our experienced Client Managers can assist you point out risks that can be managed through internal risk controls rather than incepting an insurance policy.
We find there are many different ways to structure a comprehensive insurance plan depending on the size and activities of your business and Atlantic has relationships with all of the major insurers that operate in the Australian Insurance market.
Click below for more information on common insurance policies we discuss with our Business Insurance Clients.
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BUSINESS INSURANCE – OUR OBSERVATIONS
Traditionally Businesses have had insurance of their assets front of mind thereby ensuring Buildings, Contents, Vehicles and Plant / Equipment are adequately protected in the event of loss of damage. Whilst this remains extremely important unfortunately as Australia becomes more litigious careful consideration must be given to ensuring a businesses liabilities are covered including the defence costs against an action bought against the business or its Directors.
Atlantic’s Client Managers have a depth of experience providing recommendations on Public and Products Liability Policies to provide coverage for property damage and bodily injury following your negligence and Professional Indemnity Policies which will provide you with protection against claims of negligent professional advice. Careful consideration must also be given to ensure Directors and Management of businesses are personally protected. Our Client Managers have a good understanding of Management Liability Policies which are designed to provide protection against negligence in the performance of a Directors or Managers duties as criminal prosecution for civil litigation can be initiated by your creditors, shareholders, employees, customers or a range of government bodies.
Managing the risks associated with a Cyber Breach has also become a major priority of businesses and covering this risk requires the experience of a Client Manager who understands the impact of a Cyber claim and the differences in cover offered by insurers. Atlantic work with a wide range of insurers and can provide recommendations on providing cover for incident response, forensic investigation, data and system recovery, business interruption, a ransom demand, consumer redress funds and even fines and penalties. We recommend that Cyber Insurance is considered as part of any comprehensive insurance plan.
CURRENT CLAIMS LANDSCAPE
Atlantic do not see claims as an interruption to our workflow, we see them as an opportunity to highlight our value. As weather patterns continue to change, as Australia becomes more litigious and due to the increase in cyber incidents, unfortunately the likelihood that a business will experience a claim has never been higher. As your claim will be handled by the Client Manager who arranged your Insurance you have comfort knowing that you have an experienced Client Manager advocating for the fast and adequate settlement of your claim. As insurers are continuing to focus on profitability this has never been more important.
Following recent weather events and increased claims costs insurers are currently dealing with an escalation in claims costs, delays in supply chains and challenges reinstating property following a major loss. This is where initial insurer selection is extremely important. Our experienced Client Managers will be able to provide advice when arranging your covers on the attitude of insurers towards claims and in most cases the panel of builders that are utilised following a loss.
Finally, an important consideration when arranging Cyber Insurance is the incident response support provided by your insurer following a Cyber incident. Our Client Managers can assist in setting out this process when helping you decide what Cyber Insurer is right for your business.
Not necessarily. Direct Insurers generally only recommend one insurance product and will likely only be competitive for some industries which are often low risk. Our Client Managers have access to a wide range of insurers and importantly will recommend the insurer that is right for your business.
We will be very involved. This includes assisting you to determine if cover is available for your loss, assistance with lodging your claim, liaising with assessors right through to negotiating a fast and fair settlement.
All of Atlantic’s Client Managers have experience looking after the needs of Business Clients and hold the qualifications required to maintain our AFSL licence.
Not always. Whilst we will provide feedback on the insurers we have approached, the cheapest insurer may not necessarily be the best fit for your business due to exclusions / endorsements contained in their policy.