Looking for experienced policy drafters

Every part of LMI is growing and we are always on the look out for good people with technical skills in claims, underwriting and risk management. One part of the organisation that continues to grow is our policy drafting area.  We have approached on a great many projects already this year. The experts we are after include those with the skill and experience to draft […]

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Blog Question: new exclusion on professional indemnity policies in respect of non-compliant building materials

I recently received this email: Hi Allan, Further to your posts regarding issues with shoddy building products, unfortunately insurers are now seeking to exclude this risk in a very heavy handed manner. In particular, exclusions to professional indemnity insurance for building surveyors, architects etc that removes all cover irrespective of fault. The below clause for example is extremely onerous & removes all cover even in […]

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LMI Mining attending claims due to Cyclone Debbie

There has been a good deal of news regarding the effect of Cyclone Debbie on the supply of coal to the world. We at LMI have been keeping a close eye on this and assisting many mining clients to calculate their business interruption losses as a result of the damage. What many readers do not know, is that LMI have a specialist mining division that […]

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Blog question: Do you have this endorsement for the Industrial Special Risks Policy

Hi Allan, Was attempting to locate a copy of the following endorsement wording; REPELXB4. Thank you for any assistance possible. Regards Darren [surname and email provided] At LMI, as part of our policy library, we retain a copy of all the Industrial Special Risks (“ISR”) Policy endorsements we know of along with what we refer to as the Coach’s Comments which is our thoughts on […]

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Blog Question: Schedule v Certificate of Currency v Certificate of Insurance

I received the following question from someone new to general insurance. Allan Certificate of insurance Certificate of currency Schedule What is the effective difference (if any) between these terms? Regards Oliver [surname and email provided] Hi Oliver, I could write a book on all that is going through my mind in preparing to reply to your question.

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Blog Question to better understand co-insurance under an Industrial Special Risks Policy

Hi Allan, Thank you for your very informative article below: http://www.allanmanning.com/accidental-damage-v-specified-damage-v-unspecified-damage/ I am regularly asked about the Asset Schedule by my team members “First a test for under insurance. Under a standard Mark IV or Mark V ISR property claims are tested with  85% co-insurance. whereas business interruption is tested with 100% average or co-insurance.” If the insurer is immediately looking at the Asset Schedule […]

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Insuring Trusts

Following on this week’s theme for the blog of who to name on the policy, I focus today on trusts. I do this before I tackle liability and financial lines policies where trusts are common place.  The important issue to remember is that a trust is not a separate legal entity, it is a relationship where the trustee is under a legal obligation to administer trust […]

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Latest LMI PolicyComparisons now available

As an ongoing service to our valued subscribers to LMI PolicyComparison Australia, I list below the policy comparisons that have been added to Australia’s premier policy features and benefits comparison website in the last month. You can now view these comparisons at www.PolicyComparison.com. AAMI Landlord Insurance – A01460_0214B Achmea Australia All in One Farm Pack – AIOFP_VA2.0_1114 Allianz Farm Pack – POL065BAFI_1014 Allianz Marine & Transit Underwriting Agency […]

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LMI Appointed by Talbot Underwriting Australia to Help Design and Draft Wordings

I am pleased to announce that LMI has entered into a long term arrangement to assist Talbot Underwriting Australia develop and draft a suite of policy wordings for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Talbot Underwriting Australia’s Managing Director, Adam Matteson, and I finalised the details at a meeting last week. This sort of project really excites me, as it allows the knowledge that the LMI […]

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