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Make sense of the Insurance Market

The Insurance market

Like any market, the insurance market experiences different cycles that can affect pricing and how easy it is to get cover.

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Are you under-insured?

Under Insurance

Your business is probably one of the most valuable assets you have - so it makes sense to protect it in good times and bad. 

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Landlord Insurance at a glance

Landlord Insurance

Like home insurance, landlord insurance can cover your rental property and its contents against risks like storms, floods and fire. It can also cover the damage that tenants can cause to your contents - and even loss of rental income. 

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Strata Insurance at a glance

Strata Insurance

If you own a townhouse, unit or apartment and you're sharing common space with others, you don't want to be left to foot the bill if there's damage to shared parts of the building or items. Strata Insurance protects the building and common areas or facilities, with the premiums paid for by the owners' corporation. 

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Professional Indemnity Insurance at a glance

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Anyone can make a mistake - but if your business is found liable for negligence, the costs can be financially devastating. Not only can it lead to an expensive lawsuit, but your business' hard-earned reputation may be damaged as a result.

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Marine Transit Insurance at a glance

Marine transit

Marine transit insurance is important for businessess involved in shipping or recieving goods, operating watercraft commercially, repairing vessels, running a marina and more.

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Motor Insurance at a glance

Motor Insurance

If your car is damaged in an accident where you're at fault, having comprehensive motor insurance helps to pay for repairs - or can replace it altogether if your car is written off.

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Public & Products Liability at a glance

Public & Products Liability

If an accident or unforeseeable incident causes damage or injury to someone (other than your employees), you may be found legally liable to cover the costs.

Public liabilty insurance can help to protect your business from the financial risk of liability claims - giving you the certainty you need to trade with confidence. 

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Home & Contents Insurance at a glance

Home & Contents Insurance

If your home and its contents were damaged or destroyed in a natural disaster or accident, or all your valuables were stolen, could you afford to replace them?

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Corporate Travel Insurance at a glance

Travel Insurance

When business travel doesn't go to plan, Corporate Travel Insurance can help to cover out-of-pocket costs to you business and employees. 

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Cyber Protection Insurance at a glance

Cyber Insurance

Cyber Protection Insurance is relatively new form of cover. It's designed to help protect your business from the financial impact of computer hacking or data breach. 

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Contract Works Insurance at a glance

Contract works insurance

When you're working on a construction site, plenty of things can go wrong. Damage or loss to a building could cost you time, money and even your reputation. Meanwhile, an onsite injury can result in considerable pain, stress and financial loss.

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Management Liability Insurance at a glance

Management Liability

When you're running a business, you may be personally liable for any actual or alleged breaches of the Corporations Act. 

And it's not just large companies that are exposed - small and medium business owners and officers could be at risk as well.

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Business Insurance at a glance

Business Insurance

A business takes years to build - but an accident or disaster could destroy it all in minutes. That's why businesses should help protect themselves with a quality business insurance pack.

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Understanding copyright for architects and building designers

Understanding copyright for architects and building designers

There’s a common saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes to building design, where considerable time and effort has been put in, the last thing you want to see is a replica of your work produced by someone else.

That’s why copyright is so important to the building industry. It ensures your rights are protected.

How can you ensure that your designs, drawings and plans are protected? And what can you do to avoid infringing on someone else’s designs? We take a look at what you should know when it comes to copyright for architects and building designers.

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Why is it important to list all business activities on your insurance policy?

business activities

When it comes to your insurance, you need to make sure that not only do you have the correct policies set up, but they are tailored to cover your particular needs. 

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cgib featured in Tilt Magazine!

cgib featured in Tilt Magazine!

Thank you to Build in Common for featuring our article in their latest edition of Tilt Magazine. If you are building or renovating this magazine is a great resource, check out page 11 for some great information on insurance for owner builders.

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The tradie's guide to insurance

The tradie's guide to insurance

You've got your tools, you've got your ute, you've got your ABN. You're all set, right? Not so fast. It's important to cover your back, too - here's a guide to what insurance you'll need and when.

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What insurance do contractors and sub-contractors need?

Puzzle pieces

As a business owner, hiring a contractor or sub-contractor can be handy for seasonal peaks or one-off projects. A contractor means any person or business you hire on a contractual basis and is not your employee. 

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How to protect your business against non-compliant cladding

How to protect your business against non-compliant cladding

The UK's Grenfell Tower disaster has had widespread implications for professionals in Australia's contruction industry. Here's how to help protect yourself if you're a contractor who's worked on any Australia building project. 

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Why you need to have the right entities as named insured on your Policy

Named Insured

When it comes to a liability policy, you want to make sure there’s no easy reason for an insurer to decline indemnity.  One of the most common issues we see is not getting the name insured right on a policy. 

You’d think it would be simple, right? But a lot of businesses need help in ensuring all trading entities are noted as insured on the policy schedule.

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When to provide your Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy

When to provide your Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy


Professional Indemnity Insurance provides protection for a legal liability to defend yourself against an actual or alleged error or omission in your work.

It can protect your business and reputation against a range of claims including errors in council submissions, lost documentation, inadequate advice, and acting without proper instructions from your client.

While it’s an important insurance for building designers, architects and other types of building professionals and consultants to have, at times it can be confusing when you should or shouldn't provide evidence of having this insurance for your business.

In this article, we look at the different requirements for Professional Indemnity Insurance as well as the instance for when you should produce your policy if you are asked for it.

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Commercial Landlord Insurance - don't rely on a tenant to protect your assets

Commercial Landlords Insurance

It’s common in commercial real estate leasing for a tenant to pay various outgoings related to the building and its use for the term of their tenancy. But is it a good idea to leave the responsibility of insurance coverage to them as well?

 

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Non-Compliant Building Materials - Professional Indemnity Insurance Exclusion

Non-Compliant Building Materials - Professional Indemnity Insurance Exclusion

You may have heard in the media the many issues relating to the dangers of Non-Compliant Building Materials in particular flammable cladding and the flow on effect this has to Professional Indemnity Insurance Policies. Due to these issues, (such as the cladding building fires in London and Docklands) many of the insurers have reacted by adding policy cover exclusions regarding to claims arising from non-compliant building materials and the insurers are also raising their premiums.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance - Tips & Traps for Contracts

Contract

P.I. Insurance: tips and traps for construction contracts, If you need assistance with contracts please contact cgib and your account manager will advise you on services we can offer. 

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How can we assist you with Contractual Liability?

Contract

Many of our clients are regularly asked to sign contracts. How much do you know about contractual liability and the IMPACT it can have on your insurance policies and even your assets?

Do you have the right cover or are you exposed?
 

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Domestic Warranty Insurance - Process & Application Tips

Domestic Warranty Insurance  - Process & Application Tips

We would like to provide you with an update on the DBI product, process and how we can assist you obtain the Insurance.

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BIS HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH CGIB

Solicitors & Conveyancers

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on some recent changes and enhancements to our business, products and services.
 

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Keep your family, home and business safe this summer

Keep your family, home and business safe this summer

Natural and man-made emergency situations can happen at any time.  A household emergency plan is to help you and your family be better prepared for an emergency. Use it to record evacuation routes from your home and important numbers and contacts.

Assessment and planning to determine what disasters are more relevant to your home and area where you live can help you and your family reduce the impact of the emergency and may recover quicker afterwards.

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Exciting new partnership

Exciting new partnership

As of September, CGIB has merged with former Authorised Representative Building Industry Solutions (BIS). With this merge come new staff and a long established Building Designers Scheme that caters for over 1300 Designers Australia wide.

BIS has forged strong industry support over the last 17 years, by developing and providing a leading-edge product for building designers, that responds to the needs of the profession. Lance Patison the Managing Director of BIS has a technical background in Building Design, Building Surveying and Construction Management.

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Insurance and Small Business

In this edition:

  • WorkCover Insurance
  • Public Liability
  • Equipment and Tools of Trade
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Winter Is Coming - Is Your Business Premise Protected?

Whether your business operates from an office, a retail outlet, a manufacturing plant or something else, the premises, the content and the operation should be insured. Winter is coming and risk of flood and storm damage increases. Now is the perfect time to prepare your business, things that you could do are:

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Keeping Safe This Summer

Keeping Safe This Summer

Over the summer many of us will take a break from work to enjoy a well-deserved holiday, catching up with family and friends out or entertaining at home.

To fully enjoy your break, you need to be fully satisfied that your home, business and car are safe from theft and damage while you are away. And for that extra piece of mind travel insurance is a good way to have yourself covered in the unlikely event of an accident while away.

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