Business Property & Asset Insurance
Small Business Insurance Package
A small business insurance package provides insurance covers for small businesses in a single policy. It's designed for SMEs with up to 20 employees and assets of up to $10M, and can provide cover for the main risks faced by most growing businesses, including public and product liability.Get an online quote on a Small Business Insurance Package.
For Larger Businesses
If you operate a larger business, or are looking for a tailored business insurance solution, we can refer you to a skilled advisor at Aon who can give you expert advice and put together a comprehensive package to meet your needs.
What is asset protection insurance?
Traditional business property insurance protects the buildings, equipment, stock and possessions of your business from physical threats such as fire, flood, theft or malicious damage. Most people are familiar with this type of policy since they are similar to those you would take out on your own house, car and home contents. This insurance covers the cost of repairing or replacing your lost or damaged stock or assets.
Another popular form of business insurance is ‘business interruption’ or ‘business continuity’ cover, which protects you against financial losses should you have to temporarily halt your operations for some reason. Whether your loss is due to physical damage to your property, or other circumstances outside of your control such as a power outage or industrial action, this type of insurance protects your income and is often used in conjunction with property insurance.
There are also other types of specialised insurance which can help you to protect your company’s physical and financial assets. These address more insidious threats such as fraud or crime by one of your employees; theft or infringement of intellectual property; and breaches of your network security. You can also take out insurance which covers your goods or equipment in transit.
Why do I need asset protection insurance?
Every business has assets. Depending on the kind of business you have, these assets may represent a substantial investment. They could include offices, factories, manufacturing equipment, technology and vehicles. If you operate a manufacturing or retail business you may also have a high value of stock to protect. Property insurance helps you to meet the costs of repair or replacement, and get your operations back up and running as soon as possible, should something happen to your premises, merchandise or equipment.
Even service businesses, with no stock and fewer physical assets, may have financial reserves, intellectual property or technology which is essential to their operations. How would it affect your business if you lost access to your computers or communications network? What would it cost you, in reparations and reputation, if your security were breached and your customers’ private data were stolen? What if one of your employees embezzled some of your funds and you were unable to recover the money?
If you have business or equipment loans you may be required to take out property insurance as a condition of your financing. We can help you to assess the individual threats your business faces and provide find insurance for any type of asset.
How much will my property insurance cost?
The cost of your property insurance premiums may depend upon many factors, including
- The type and value of your assets
- The amount of cover you want to take out
- The amount of excess you decide upon
- The location and security of your property
- Whether your assets are together or spread across several locations
- Whether you want to insure assets which are static or in transit
- The type and likelihood of the threats you want to insure against
You can take asset insurance as part of our Small Business Advantage insurance, brought to you in partnership with Allianz. Combine it with a range of other types of business cover in a single policy.
Business Property & Asset Insurance
For many companies, insurance is a fundamental part of doing business. Public liability cover, for example, may be a basic requirement of your operating licence. In many cases your potential clients, suppliers or investors will want to know that the financial stability of your business is protected. You may need to provide evidence of your insurance arrangements as part of the tender process for contracts, or during negotiations for credit lines or funding.
Even if you aren’t required to take out business insurance, it’s prudent to do so. You’ve worked hard to build up your business and without protection you could lose everything you’ve achieved to a single event, like a storm or fire.
Business insurance can cover you for many types of risk, from theft and damage to lost income or liability claims.
Your business is unique, and so are the opportunities and risks you face. Your insurance needs may depend on a wide range of factors, including
- The nature of the work you do
- The type, value and location of your assets
- Whether you manufacture products or carry high volumes of stock
- Whether you provide advice which may be relied upon by your customers
- Whether you work in public spaces or on customers' premises
- The legal and management structure of your company
- Whether you have employees, and the size of your team
- The physical, financial or reputational risks which threaten your company
The most popular types of business insurance include:
- Public or product liability
- Asset or property insurance
Both these essential insurances are options within our Small Business Advantage insurance, available online.
Other common business insurances include professional indemnity and management liability insurance, which can also be incorporated into your Small Business Advantage policy.
There are also specialised insurances available to mitigate more specific threats, such as transit insurance, machinery breakdown and electronic equipment. If you’re looking for more specialised policy, simply contact our friendly team on 1300 467 872 for information.
You could have immediate cover for all your major risks, without waiting for quotes from brokers. Our Small Business Advantage insurance package gives you the option to take out comprehensive protection against loss or damage to your property, interruption to your business and public or product liability claims plus a wide range of other threats.
If you need more specialised business insurance cover, 1300 Insurance is still the smart choice. We work with every major provider of business insurance in Australia and have close relationships throughout the global insurance marketplace. Our advisors have extensive risk management expertise and detailed knowledge of all the diverse business insurance products available in the market.
We'll also guide you through the underwriting process and support you throughout the lifetime of your insurance policy with a dedicated account manager, claims support and ongoing information.
Our small business insurance package is brought to you in partnership with leading Australian insurance provider Allianz. It enables you to tailor your business cover to suit your needs, all in a single, affordable policy. It’s designed to suit more than 2,000 professions and offer protection against all the major risks faced by most businesses, including theft, damage or business interruption due to natural disasters, and public or product liability insurance.
We also offer packages designed for office-based professionals and for tradespeople and service providers.
The cost of your small business insurance policy is your monthly premium. The amount you pay may depend a number of factors, including
- The type of work your business does
- How many employees you have
- Where your business is located
- How much stock you carry, if any
- The nature and value of your business property
- The size of your business and your annual profits
- Which types of cover you choose to take out.
All these things can determine the type of risks you face and the likelihood you will need to make a claim, which is the information used to calculate your premium.
You can find out what your premium amount will be by clicking on the "Get a Quote" button below.
Our small business online insurance has a 14-day cooling off period. So if you have second thoughts after buying your cover you can cancel it within two weeks and get a full refund, provided that you have not made a claim.
As long as you pay your premiums when they are due, your small business online insurance policy will remain in place for the period shown on your policy document.
If you do not pay your premiums on time we may be entitled to reduce or refuse to pay a claim and cancel your policy.
You can cancel your policy at any time. The cancellation will be effective on the date we receive your request and an administration fee will apply.
If you decide to cancel your policy, we will refund the proportion of your premium relating to the unused period of insurance, less the administration fee and any non-refundable government charges. However, we will not refund any premium if you have made a claim.
When you buy your small business insurance through 1300 Insurance in partnership with Allianz, you can spread the cost of your premiums without paying extra. Whether you opt for annual or monthly instalments, you’ll pay the same total premium to protect your business.
Premiums payable by instalments may be subject to minor adjustments (upwards or downwards) due to rounding, and financial institution transaction fees may apply.
It’s really important that you keep up to date with your premium payments. If you do not pay your premiums on time we may be entitled to reduce or refuse to pay a claim and cancel your policy. This means you will not be covered for loss, damage or interruption to your business due to theft or natural disasters, or for public or product liability claims or any other type of cover you have taken out.
Generally, you can claim a tax deduction for the premiums your business pays on most types of business insurance. However, this is not always the case for all types of insurance, so it’s important that you contact your tax advisor for advice on the individual circumstances of your business.
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