LMI respond to Cyclone Marcia

Just a quick up date if I may. LMI are attending to claims through our LMI Mining, Claims and Forensic divisions. I and the LMI team thank those that have entrusted their claims or their client’s claims to our care. We have claims experts in the field in Rockhampton, Biloela and surrounding mines, Thangool, and Yeppoon. If you have any clients that require assistance with […]

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Why you shouldn’t rely on Banks for Building Insurance Valuations

Today we have a guest blogger, Andrew Nock of Andrew Nock Valuers. Andrew’s business and LMI work together often with his firm doing the property values and LMI the business interruption calculations. In my long term dealings with Andrew I have found his valuations to be accurate when it really matters, that is at the time of a loss. What I particularly like is that […]

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Fire Service Levy in New South Wales Set to Rise Again

I have been on long standing campaigner for the removal of Fire Service Levies from insurance. I genuinely believe it is a disincentive for home and business owners to insure adequately and, in some cases, not to have insurance at all. This of course has a terrible effect on the family in the case of home and contents owners and on the shareholders, employees and […]

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A reminder about the importance of good housekeeping

li LMI have been involved in a number of fires involving restaurants and in fact we were appointed on a new one in Melbourne today. While not all have involved in the build up of grease and fat, it is a common cause of fires in this industry. It is extremely important as a basic risk management strategy to ensure that there is regular and […]

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Blog Question on some Business Interruption issues

Hi Allan We have been appointed on this account and the latest information we have is that the client designs  outdoor furniture etc and provides a quote to the client to supply (but not install).  When they secure the order, they engage a manufacturer to produce the goods at the manufacturer’s premises.  When the goods are ready, they are transported by carrier to the location […]

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Lessons we can learn for our businesses by watching others – JetStar v Mirror Mirror

After a long week last week with early starts and travel to 3 cities, I was looking forward to flying home Friday night after a full day of training on the Gold Coast. I lined up to board the JetStar Flight home and they weighed everyone’s bag which of course made them very popular. I travel light as I really do not like having to […]

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Thanks to all those that read the blog – there are quiet a lot of you.

I use WordPress as the vehicle to operate this blog from. They provided some stats recently which I thought would be of interest. Some of it was a surprise to me. People from 79 countries have read articles in the 4th Quarter of 2014, from the AllanManning.com blog with Australia and New Zealand being the most frequent readers with Malaysia not far behind. Using their words […]

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Don’t put it off – nominate for the Valerie Baker Memorial Award

Insurance is such an important service for our customers right through to the strength of our economy. With so much negative press, it is fantastic to see quality awards being offered to those true professionals in our industry. One of the premier awards is The Valerie Baker Memorial Award. This Award recognises excellence in professional practice in the General Insurance intermediary sector including both broking and underwriting agencies.  It […]

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We think our fire fighters have a tough job

My daughter is studying in Chicago at present. With the wind coming off Lake Michigan in the winter it can be extremely cold. Last night their time they had 250mm (8 inches) of snow. Trying to work in these conditions must be close to unbearable but these guys go out and continue to protect and minimise loss of life and property. And we think our […]

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