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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What Limit Of Liability Do I Require?

What Limit Of Liability Do I Require?

When you start to look for Public Liability Insurance, one of the first questions you must decide is what limit of liability do you require?

What is Limit of liability?

Insurers will offer limits of liability starting at $5 million, and can go up to $50 million.This is the insurer’s maximum payout in the event of a claim

Steve Sloan a broker with Insure 247, explains;

You should consider your clients when choosing a limit of liability

If you deal with the public, then $5 million would cover most claim situations.

If you deal with other businesses (B2B) then $10 million may be required.

If you deal with local government, state or federal government, airports or ports then $20 million is probably going to be the minimum requirement.

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

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Is Faulty Workmanship Covered Under My Public Liability Insurance

Is Faulty workmanship covered?

Is Faulty Workmanship Covered Under My Public Liability Insurance?

We asked Steve Sloan a broker with Insure 247, if we did repairs for a client that failed would we be covered?

Your public liability policy covers your business, for losses to a third party

“Your public liability policy covers your business, for losses to a third party.

You should check the product disclosure document as each insurer has a different approach to claims as a result of Faulty Workmanship.”

An example of an insurer’s approach to Faulty Workmanship

In the PDS from a leading Insurer it states:

We agree (subject to the terms, Claims conditions, General Policy conditions, Exclusions, definitions and Limits of liability incorporated herein) to pay to You or on Your behalf all amounts which You shall become legally liable to pay as

Compensation in respect of:

1. Personal Injury, and/or

2. Property Damage, and/or

3. Advertising Injury,

However under the “COVER SECTION EXCLUSIONS,” it states
11. Faulty workmanship

for the cost of performing, completing, correcting or improving any work undertaken by You. (this means work that you do to repair or replace would not be covered)

According to Steve Sloan “Subject to the wording, it’s likely that your policy will cover third party losses, but it may have a higher excess.”

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Are all Public Liability Insurance policies the same?

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Are all Public Liability Insurance policies the same?

You know you need public liability insurance to protect your business against claims of third party loss or damage, and there are many Australian Insurers and underwriting agencies that offer cover but are they all the same?

We asked Steve Sloan an Insurance Broker with Insure 247

“No not  all policies offered in the Australian market are the same, some may only offer protection to the public for injury or damage as a result of your business activity, but not your injury or loss as a result of your product. To combine both you should look for Broadform Liability cover.”

“Check if you policy has any exclusions, endorsements, alterations that may take effect in the event of a claim.Some may exclude your importing, some may exclude your professional or legal services. They may have heat exclusions in the event of work done away for your premises.”

Does a higher excess save money?

Sometimes you may save a few hundred dollars in premium by increasing the excess payable at claim, however in the event of a claim the excess may end up higher than the value of the claim. It’s also worth checking the excess as some underwriting agencies have a minimum excess of $5000, likewise in the event of personal injury claims some insurers require no excess at all.

Will they all have the same level cover?

When you get your public liability quote, you will be asked what level of cover you require. Cover generally offered is either $5, 10 or $20 million, you should seek the advice of a broker before arranging the quote to see if the level of cover offered is enough to meet your needs.

What is Legal Liability

Before buying a policy Steve Sloan recommends using the check list below

Public Liability Check List

  • Is it Broadform Liability (Both Public and Product Liability?)

  • Are there any endorsements or alterations to the cover?

  • What are the policy exclusions?

  • What is the excess in the event of a claim?

  • Check the level of cover

 

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