insuranceNEWS.com.au https://www.insurancenews.com.au/ General insurance and financial services news from Australia and around the world en-au admin@insurancenews.com.au Copyright 2020 Aid to SMEs: it's not too late for some alternative thinking https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/aid-to-smes-its-not-too-late-for-some-alternative-thinking https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/aid-to-smes-its-not-too-late-for-some-alternative-thinking The insurance response to the coronavirus pandemic, which played out over the past week, was supposed to be an industry-wide solution to keep SME businesses insured and engaged. But it ended up being a solution that angered brokers and caused a great deal of debate...

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'Herding cats' through a coronavirus crisis https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/herding-cats-through-a-coronavirus-crisis https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/herding-cats-through-a-coronavirus-crisis Make no mistake, the general insurance industry wants to do all it can to help consumers and small businesses get through COVID-19...

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:28:00 +1100
How will insurers weather COVID-19? https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/how-will-insurers-weather-covid-19 https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/how-will-insurers-weather-covid-19 Most economic losses stemming from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic will not be insured, and the most notable takeaway for insurers is likely to be the magnitude of the protection gap...

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Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:20:00 +1100
Coronavirus: some insurance questions answered https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/coronavirus-some-insurance-questions-answered https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/coronavirus-some-insurance-questions-answered Declarations of insurance catastrophes haven’t been all that uncommon over the past six months, but the COVID-19 outbreak is unlike anything that has gone before...

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Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:14:00 +1100
Enough is enough: Suncorp steams in on mitigation https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/enough-is-enough-suncorp-steams-in-on-mitigation https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/enough-is-enough-suncorp-steams-in-on-mitigation The insurance industry has been pushing governments to invest more in disaster mitigation for more than a decade – but this summer’s bushfire catastrophe appears to have brought the debate to boiling point…

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Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:23:00 +1100
Coronavirus: should I stay or should I go? https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/coronavirus-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/coronavirus-should-i-stay-or-should-i-go The spread of the coronavirus to a rising number of countries has triggered emergency responses, thrown international stock markets into a tailspin and is causing Australians to reassess travel plans and question their insurance...

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Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:13:00 +1100
The bushfire royal commission: what's at stake for the industry https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-bushfire-royal-commission-whats-at-stake-for-the-industry https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-bushfire-royal-commission-whats-at-stake-for-the-industry Okay, so the stage is set for a bushfires royal commission, one that Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he "thought very deeply" about before deciding to make good on his words and go ahead with it...

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Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:04:00 +1100
Cyber danger: clear, present and more menacing than ever https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cyber-danger-clear-present-and-more-menacing-than-ever https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/cyber-danger-clear-present-and-more-menacing-than-ever Not that many years ago cyber risk was viewed as no more than just a mid-tier peril, not something that would give business executives too much to worry about...

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:28:00 +1100
The changing world of ICA leadership https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-changing-world-of-ica-leadership https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/the-changing-world-of-ica-leadership The decision by Insurance Council of Australia CEO Rob Whelan to step aside after nearly 10 years in the role presents the organisation’s board with some interesting possibilities...

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:15:00 +1100
Hellish predictions come to pass https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/hellish-predictions-come-to-pass https://www.insurancenews.com.au/analysis/hellish-predictions-come-to-pass "Spring blazes promise a summer from hell", warned the headline on the cover of December’s Insurance News magazine...

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