Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

A lot of world’s insurance premium pricing is based on the US Hurricane Season so it is not a good start when such a significant hurricane arrives so early in the season. While our thoughts and prayers are with all of the people in the path of Hurricane Florence, I hope for everyone’s sake that it is not as severe as predicted and damage is […]

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ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

ANNOUNCING – Lessons Learned: Chicago

Today, I consider to be a great day, for it is when I completed the final proof read of my latest book. This one is different as for the first time I co-authored with my daughter, Susan. The book looks at 6 major events over Chicago’s history. These are: The Great Chicago Fire The Haymarket Riots The Iroquois Theatre Fire SS Eastland Tylenol Murders The […]

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Bush fire warnings for NSW and QLD

Bush fire warnings for NSW and QLD

I heard on the news this morning that there is extreme bush fire danger in parts of NSW and QLD. To think that this is coming in historically, the coldest month of the year for Australia, and not the height of summer, is a wake up call that this risk is ever present. Those living in bush fire prone areas need to have a carefully […]

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The insurance industry needed a good 2018 – The Carr Fire in California is the worst in the state’s history.

The insurance industry needed a good 2018 – The Carr Fire in California is the worst in the state’s history.

In Northern California, the Carr Fire has burned at least 110,154 acres since Monday 23rd July and is reported to have claimed at least six lives according to media reports and Cal Fire. The cause of the fire was a “mechanical failure in a vehicle.” To date over 38,000 people have been evacuated due to the fire. It has been reported that the surveying of […]

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Greek Wildfires – an update

Greek Wildfires – an update

While I was over in Fiji to deliver a paper at a conference I heard that Greece had been hit by wild fires. I checked with our staff with a Greek heritage to ensure their families were okay and I immediately dropped a note to our fellow International Institute of Claims Preparers member Fair Consulting’s Managing Director to make sure he and his family and […]

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Thanks InsuranceNEWs and all those that wrote

Thanks InsuranceNEWs and all those that wrote

Just a quick post to thank Terry McMullan and the team from InsuranceNEWS for picking up on my blog post on Monday about the effect that the Australian Government’s decision to remove Insurance Loss Adjusting from the Skilled Migration Program will have on our industry. A number of people saw either the InsuranceNEWS article or my blog post and have written in expressing their concern. […]

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Natural Perils – learn more about floods, hurricanes, sinkholes, and volcanoes with Disaster Week on SBS

Natural Perils – learn more about floods, hurricanes, sinkholes, and volcanoes with Disaster Week on SBS

Coinciding with the release of LMI’s ContinuityCoach.com Version 2.0 next month, SBS is kindly running a 4 part series of documentaries on Natural Perils. While Natural Perils are only 1 of 12 categories of risk that ContinuityCoach addresses, it is an important one with not all necessarily covered by insurance. Sinkholes: Deadly Drops’ Imagine if your backyard just disappeared one day – falling into a […]

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Wear Orange Wednesday – WOW Day – Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Wear Orange Wednesday – WOW Day – Wednesday 23rd May 2018

This Wednesday is WOW day, Wear Orange Wednesday, an initiative by the SES who are encouraging everyone to wear something orange to work or school to show your support for the SES volunteers.   Who are the SES? “The State Emergency Service (SES) is the name used by a number of volunteer organisations in Australia that provide emergency help during and after declared (natural or otherwise) […]

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Guest Post – What does home insurance cover?

Guest Post – What does home insurance cover?

I often get requests from people and organisations seeking to make a guest post on my site. Unless it is meaningful and is not a straight product flog I will certainly share and embrace their articles. (You would be staggered how many requests I get from gambling sites). This guest post is from Alex at Lendi.com.au. What does home insurance cover?   The Wye River […]

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Has ClaimsComparison.com failed?

August 2013 saw the launch of LMI ClaimsComparison.com which provides a star rating of insurers claims service across over 20 classes of general insurance. This led on to the Mansfield Awards for Claims Excellence which were launched last year. The Mansfield Awards being a joint venture not for profit initiative of LMI Group and InsuranceNEWS. There were three reasons for the development of the free to […]

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