A very nice helmet to add to the collection

A very nice helmet to add to the collection

Since an early part of my career I have been a collector of insurance and fire brigade memorabilia. When it comes to fire brigade helmets, the collection started when I handled a claim as a claims preparer for the owner of Mitchell’s Adventure in Sydney. At the end of the claim, obviously pleased with my efforts, he insisted I accept a personal gift of a […]

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2 milestones reached today

2 milestones reached today

Today marks the 1,100 article posted to this site. As with all the services that the LMI team and I have developed, it is designed to educate in risk management and insurance, be a sales tool to insurance brokers, and protect the professional indemnity program of advisers. We were recently told that we had done far more to assist brokers in these areas than any […]

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Business Continuity Awareness Week 14 – 18 May

Business Continuity Awareness Week 14 – 18 May

As part of my doctoral research into how small and medium enterprises can, with the assistance of the insurance industry, better manage a crisis, I came to appreciate the benefits of business continuity plans. They not only are of great benefit at the time of a critical event, in that they allow an organisation to manage the crisis better and therefore recover quicker, they also have a […]

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Baby Wipes: not so flushable!

Back on 25 July last year I posted an article about sewers being blocked as a result of baby wipes being flushed down the toilet. I would like to think someone of authority reads my blogs and actions results, in any event I read with interest that the maker of White King “flushable” wet wipes, Pental Limited (“Pental”), has been fined $700,000 for making false and misleading […]

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Business Interruption Issues Series – Part 4 – Time Excesses – Part C

  This is the third post in this series on time excesses and the fourth on common business interruption issues that started on Monday 10th April 2017.   I continue the examination of time excesses using another case study. Case Study 3: The Policy will not Cover Losses within the First 48 Hours The third case involves a wording that states the policy will not cover […]

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46 years on: a lot has changed, some good, some not so good.

46 years ago, today, I started as a claims officer at the General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation in Brisbane straight from high school. In that first year I assisted in handing claims from Cyclone Ada which hit the Whitsundays in 1970 and later in 1971, it was Cyclone Althea that hit Townsville. Fast forward 46 years and we are back handling claims not […]

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Insurance Article in PNG’s ‘The National’ newspaper

A week or so back, my son Steve and I visited PNG as part of LMI Group’s and our personal commitment to assist in the training of insurance personnel in developing countries. Similar visits have been made to Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and other Pacific Countries. As so often happens I am interviewed by the local press and I thought I would share the article […]

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Having a bit of festive season fun with a serious message

I worked with my son Steve on developing a video spoof of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year but with an underlying serious message. I hope you get a laugh out of it and join the campaign.

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New look to celebrate 5 years of blogging

This month sees the 5th anniversary of this blog with now over 850 articles published. I would like to thank all the readers and particularly those that share the articles and/or pose questions and comments. It remains a privilege to share my thoughts, research and knowledge with such a wide and diverse audience. Two things stand out. First is just how much I have learned […]

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Blog question: Liability Under a Contract Works policy

I received this question and as I have had a few on this subject before I thought it time to post an article on the topic. The question was: Good Afternoon Allan Just wondering if you can clarify the following: I currently have a builder insured on  a Contract Works policy.  Due to the client wanting extra cover (Contract Works) and also due to the increase […]

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