Why Are Public Liability Premiums Increasing?

Are Public Liability Premiums Increasing?

According to Steve Sloan from Publicliabilitycomparison.com.au public liability premiums are increasing, and here’s why.

Insurers Hardening Market

“Insurers have been through a cycle of lower premiums that have reduced the returns to their shareholders. They are now in the position where they need to raise the premiums to improve the situations. Lower premiums coming to an end

Many public liability insurers that last year were offering lower premiums to get new policy holders are raising the premium on renewal

More excess in the event of a claim

Others are raising the standard excess in the event of claim, most have gone from the first $400 to $500, making claimants think twice about claiming in the event of small third party property losses.

Stamp Duties

Most states use insurance stamp duty to balance their budget. NSW in particular removed stamp duty only to reinstate in a move that left consumers and insurers confused and out of pocket, as NSW controls so much of the insurance pool, the administration costs of the changes were reflected in premiums across the country.

Insurers mergers and acquisitions

Some of the insurers that’s offer public liability insurance for tradies and small business have gone through some ownership and management changes. This includes brands like Calibre, Vero and Zurich.”

Steve Sloan recommends getting a comparison every time your policy is due for renewal. “Let the market cycles help you get the best premium, but check with your broker to make sure the policy wording and inclusions are the same or better than your existing cover.”

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How Much Public Liability Insurance Do You Need?

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How Much Public Liability Insurance Do You Need?

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How Much Public Liability Insurance Do You Need

How Much Public Liability Insurance Do You Need?

In Australia insurers generally offer 5 Million, 10 million and 20 million dollar cover options, but how much public liability insurance do you need? According to Steve Sloan a broker with Insure 247 “It will depend on your occupation, risk exposure, and legal requirements”

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Public Liability Insurer CGU explain "Every business is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ rule for how much public liability insurance your business needs. Sometimes the amount of public liability insurance you need will be dictated by the contracts you work on – for example, some corporate and government contracts will stipulate a minimum amount of public liability."

Consider this*

If your dealing with the public $5 Million is now the minimum offered, if your dealing business to business you should consider $10 Million and if you are dealing with local, state or federal government, shopping centres or mining companies they will generally ask for $20 Million.

$5 million public liability insurance

Public liability coverage of $5 million will provide basic protection. This amount might be adequate if your business has limited public interaction. Nonetheless, the majority of insurance advisors suggest that businesses in Australia should carry at least $10 million in public liability insurance due to the country’s increasingly litigious nature. Although the lower premiums of $5 million coverage might appear attractive, they are becoming less suitable for businesses and frequently fall short in covering claims, especially those concerning personal injuries.

5 million pubic liability insurance

$10 million public liability insurance

$10 million public liability insurance is moderate cover that will suit businesses with a larger exposure to the public or that may have a business to business risk, or where you are required by contract to maintain that level of cover.

$20 million public liability insurance

$20 million is a more comprehensive cover, required for business with a high exposure to the public, or companies that enter a local, state or federal government contract or work on one of their facilities.

20 million public liability insurance

Please note that any advice given has been provided without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It is also based on information we have obtained from you. You must ensure the information is accurate and complete. Otherwise, this advice may be based on the inaccurate or incomplete information. You should consider whether the advice is appropriate in light of your objectives, financial situation, and needs

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Publicliabilitycomparison.com.au we compare public liability quotes from Australia’s top insurers. We quote broadform liability cover, which covers your business against claims for personal injury to another person (other than employees) or damage to property owned or controlled by someone else, or advertising liability. Property damage, personal injury or advertising liability which gives rise to legal liability must happen during the period of insurance and be caused by an occurrence in connection with your business activities, Broadform also cover product liability.

If you are still unsure speak to a broker or talk to our team on 1300 315 255, to discuss your requirement.

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Consumer Protection Insurance

Consumer Protection Insurance When Is it Required?

If you are an Electrician in Queensland or a Plumber in Victoria you may be asked to have Consumer Protection Insurance added to your Businesses Public Liability Policy what is it? Who requires it?

Consumer Protection Insurance for Electricians in Queensland

A person who performs electrical work in Queensland must have an electrical work license authorising the work. … Licensed electrical contractors are required to meet specific insurance requirements. This will include having a minimum of $5 million public liability insurance, with a $50,000 consumer protection

Consumer Protection Insurance for Victorian Plumbers

Victorian consumers have a level of insurance protection when they use licensed plumbing practitioners. Licensed plumbing practitioners must obtain certain qualifications. They will also need experience and hold insurance coverage required by law before being licensed by the VBA.

The full terms and conditions of the required insurance are provided in the Ministerial Order – Licensed Plumbers General Insurance Order 2002 (the required insurance).

Consumer Protection Insurance is Not Professional Liability Cover

Note that these policy’s do not cover Professional liability (any liability of whatsoever nature directly or indirectly caused by, in connection with or contributed to by or arising
from the rendering or failure to render professional advice or service by the insured, or any error or omission in connection therewith). For cover for this contact your broker about Professional Indemnity Insurance.

At Publicliabilitycomparison.com.au we quote broadform liability cover. This covers your business against claims for personal injury to another person (other than employees) or damage to property owned or controlled by someone else, or advertising liability, property damage, personal injury or advertising liability which gives rise to legal liability must happen during the period of insurance and be caused by an occurrence in connection with your business activities, Broadform also cover product liability.

If you are still unsure speak to a broker or talk to our team on 1300 046 787, to discuss your requirement.

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Public Liability Comparison helps Consumer Protection find cheaper public liability quotes by comparing Australia’s top insurers. Compare quotes for Consumer Protection in Vic & Melbourne, NSW & Sydney, SA & Adelaide, ACT & Canberra WA & Perth and throughout rural Australia.

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What Should You Disclose When Applying For Public liability insurance

Disclosure

What must you disclose when applying for a public liability insurance policy

  • You must disclose previous claims
  • Disclose if you or any directors have ever been declared bankrupt?
  • Or been involved in a company or business which became insolvent or subject to any form of insolvency or voluntary administration (e.g. liquidation or receivership)?
  • Disclosure if you or any directors have been convicted of any criminal offense (other than minor traffic convictions)
  • Your full occupation including the different business activities (perhaps you're a cleaner, you will need to advise where you clean and when)

A disclosure made from the list above may not preclude you from getting insurance, the insurer will, however, consider them before offering a premium.

What are the consequences of a non-disclosure?

Failing to provide the correct disclosure will give the insurer certain rights, as a result of a non-disclosure in the Insurance Contracts Act. This may result in:

  • Claims being denied
  • The policy may be canceled
  • It could result in a fraud charge

If you are still unsure speak to a broker or talk to our team on 1300 046 787, to discuss your requirement.

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