Business interruption still largely misunderstood

One senior figure says more needs to be done before organisations truly understand their level of risk


Source: Business Online Business interruption still largely misunderstood

Smashing the glass ceiling in insurance

In the case of getting more women into leadership positions, there are some already blazing the way in the industry


Source: Insurance Business Online Smashing the glass ceiling in insurance

Cover-More enhances travel insurance offering

The insurer rolls out new major benefits in their policies to reflect the evolving needs of travellers


Source: Business Online Cover-More enhances travel insurance offering

OnePath upgrades life insurance adviser portal

The enhancements will help advisers provide a “timely and appropriate outcome” for clients, says head


Source: Insurance Business Online OnePath upgrades life insurance adviser portal

Biggest threats to Australian SMEs revealed

But are SMEs protected against these risks?


Source: Business Online Biggest threats to Australian SMEs revealed

AUB Group names new CFO – again

After a failed attempt earlier this year, it seems the group has finally found its latest senior exec


Source: Business Online AUB Group names new CFO – again

CBA admits unfair credit insurance sales

It has admitted breaching obligations under the Corporations Act


Source: Business Online CBA admits unfair credit insurance sales

Are brokers doing enough to close the protection gap?

One senior industry figure says more needs to be done to educate consumers


Source: Business Online Are brokers doing enough to close the protection gap?

ANZ bank to pay out millions following ASIC reviews investigation

Body hands down hefty undertaking as a result of “systemic failures”


Source: Business Online ANZ bank to pay out millions following ASIC reviews investigation

Cyclone-hit groups encouraged to apply for relief

Foundation to help community organisations get back up after storm battering


Source: Business Online Cyclone-hit groups encouraged to apply for relief

Strong Winds Collapse Hangar At Houston Airport¸ Millions In Damage

Strong winds took down a large hangar at Hobby Airport overnight when severe storms rolled through southeast Houston. No one was inside the hangar when it happened. No one was hurt. The Houston Airport System says the runway that was once covered by debris from the collapsed hangar reopened sometime after 3 p.m. Wednesday¸ but that part of a neighboring taxiway is still closed. According to HPD Lieutenant Larry Crowson¸ police received a call a little after midnight to assist the fire department at the hanger owned by Jet Aviation.
Source: The Page – USA Strong Winds Collapse Hangar At Houston Airport¸ Millions In Damage

Two Virginia Beach Homes Burned By Kid Playing With Fire

Firefighters have extinguished a two-alarm fire that caused heavy damage to two homes in the Pecan Gardens area of Virginia Beach. The fire also killed a cat at one of the homes. As of 4:30 p.m. another cat from the home where the one cat died was unaccounted for. Fire officials say two more cats were in the other home¸ but haven’t shared whether they’ve been accounted for at this time. The blaze started at a shed between the two homes in the 500 block of Grant Avenue just after 3 p.m. Firefighters received a call at 3:15 p.m. and got the fire under control approximately 30 minutes later. Investigators determined the fire was started by a juvenile playing with fire.
Source: The Page – USA Two Virginia Beach Homes Burned By Kid Playing With Fire

DUI Driver Repeatedly Swerved Before Crashing Charter Bus

A charter bus headed to the Masters golf tournament overturned on a Georgia interstate Thursday¸ injuring 15 people and snarling traffic as scores of fans made the pilgrimage to one of the sport’s premier events. The bus driver was charged with driving under the influence. The bus carrying 18 passengers crashed about 8:45 a.m. Thursday¸ just as fans were driving in for the tournament’s first round. Sgt. Chris Wright of the Georgia State Patrol said the driver ran off the right side¸ then overcorrected and caused the bus to overturn in the median. Some passengers suffered broken bones and head injuries¸ Wright said¸ but none were life-threatening.
Source: The Page – USA DUI Driver Repeatedly Swerved Before Crashing Charter Bus

Worker dies after being struck by tractor attachment

A man in his 20s has died after being struck by a tractor attachment at a property at Carwarp, near Mildura.


Source: WorkSafe News Worker dies after being struck by tractor attachment

Labor seeks explanation for rebate cut on ‘junk’ policies

Scrapping the rebate would affect millions of low-income earners, critics say


Source: Business Online Labor seeks explanation for rebate cut on ‘junk’ policies

Former Westpac head joins Willis Towers Watson

Senior appointment comes as firm seeks to strengthen its Asia-Pacific financial services capabilities


Source: Business Online Former Westpac head joins Willis Towers Watson

Brokers on insurers: last day

Final call for entries and your chance to win a pair of Bose headphones


Source: Business Online Brokers on insurers: last day

Far out Friday: Alleged scammer foiled by dash-cam

Footage serves as yet another example of why dash-cams can be a savvy investment


Source: Business Online Far out Friday: Alleged scammer foiled by dash-cam

IAG announces Investor Day 2018

The group will brief investors about its strategy, with specific sessions on its Australian and NZ businesses


Source: Insurance Business Online IAG announces Investor Day 2018

Hundreds Of Accidents Reported On Slick Minnesota Roads

Roads slickened by a spring snowstorm caused a messy and dangerous commute for drivers throughout the state Tuesday night. The State Patrol and local authorities responded to stalled vehicles¸ spinouts and cars in ditches as snow totaled 8.2 inches in Minneapolis and St. Paul and 6.5 inches in St. Cloud.With a low of 9 degrees overnight¸ roads were expected to be treacherous again into Wednesday. Temperatures below freezing and drifting snow were expected to combine to create continued hazardous conditions. Statewide¸ the patrol reported 421 crashes¸ 32 with injuries¸ in 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday evening.
Source: The Page – USA Hundreds Of Accidents Reported On Slick Minnesota Roads