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Assessing Risk Management Framework effectiveness has been made easier

Ansvar is proud to launch RMA Online – a comprehensive self-assessment tool that puts organisations in control of reviewing and improving their frameworks. Backed by Ansvar’s highly regarded Risk Maturity Model, RMA Online guides you to assess the effectiveness of your framework through the lens of risk governance, risk resources and risk processes Our risk […]

Peter Bailey appointed as Chief Underwriting Officer

We are delighted to announce that Peter Bailey will be joining Ansvar as Chief Underwriting Officer. Recently coming from AIG Australia as Head of Portfolio Solutions, Peter is a senior financial services executive with over 30 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry and has held senior leadership positions in both Australia and the […]

A Message from David Henderson, Benefact Group Chair, Ansvar Australia Limited Board Update

Patricia Kelly retires as the Chair of Ansvar Australia Board Today we announce the retirement of Patricia Kelly as the Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director of Ansvar Australia Board, effective 23 March 2024. Patricia joined the Board in May 2014 and has made an outstanding contribution throughout her nine-year tenure. On behalf of the Benefact […]

Ansvar announced as an Excellence Awardee in 2024 Insurance Business Australia Awards

After a round of nominations, Insurance Business has recently announced the excellence awardees for the Insurance Business Australia Awards 2024. This year Insurance Business has introduced new categories including CEO of the Year, Employer of Choice, Philanthropy and Community Service and Lifetime Achievement Prize. We are pleased to announce Ansvar has been shortlisted as an […]

A Message from Patricia Kelly, Chair of Ansvar Board of Directors, Ansvar Australia Limited Board Update

Richard Harding appointed new Independent Non-Executive Director of Ansvar Australia Board.  I am pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Harding as an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Ansvar Australia Board, effective 1 March 2024. Richard currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Insurance and Care NSW (icare). With over […]

How do Boards get a glimpse of operational risk

Six key approaches for Boards get a glimpse of operational risk A Board’s key functions are to provide supervisory guidance for company strategy, manage enterprise risks, hire, manage and fire (if required) the CEO and ensure financial solvency and legislative compliance of an organisation. For some Board members, it can be hard to find the […]

Strengthening Your Risk Framework

Australia’s care sectors (aged care, child care, disability services) are all in the midst of major change.  Royal Commissions, system-wide reforms and significant abuse findings have led to legislative changes and greater responsibility and accountability for Boards & Directors of care services.  All these changes create uncertainty, and uncertainty can give rise to strategic risk. […]

Six key approaches for Boards to get a glimpse of operational risk

A Board’s key functions are to provide supervisory guidance for company strategy, manage enterprise risks, hire, manage and fire (if required) the CEO and ensure financial solvency and legislative compliance of an organisation. For some Board members, it can be hard to find the right balance between providing guidance and getting too involved in day-to-day […]

Strengthening your Risk Framework

Australia’s aged care sector is in the midst of a seismic shift. System-wide reforms, changed funding models and significant changes in legislative requirements for aged care providers and directors – all of which create uncertainty. Uncertainty can give rise to risk. For the sector, keeping vulnerable people safe, managing significant workforce and financial risks and […]

Are you templating or tailoring your organisational frameworks, policies and procedures?

In this guest post, Stephen Ratcliffe, Senior Risk Consultant at Ansvar Insurance, discusses the impact of the Royal Commission on the care sector, and the emergence of third-party companies to assist with compliance. He looks at the challenges faced in the implementation of policies and the important role of management in developing implementation plans, conducting […]

Common gaps in risk management frameworks

To be successful in business means to have a purposeful and confident attitude to the future – whether that be to continue to serve vulnerable people, to remain insurable and to be resilient. But this doesn’t just happen automatically. The key is to take a consistent and effective way to managing risk across the whole business […]

A Case Study: Third party risk using labour hire companies

Case based scenarios for Boards and Executives: Could this happen to your organisation?   A Case Study:  Third party risk using labour hire companies A disability services organisation (DSO) was supporting a participant with autism, including a history of violent behaviour with known triggers. The participant resides in a property which is designed to manage […]

Ian Ireland retires and David Cole appointed Chief Commercial Officer

After 14 years with Ansvar Insurance, Ian Ireland, General Manager, Client Solutions has decided to retire.  Ian joined Ansvar Insurance in 2008 as the Regional Manager, QLD becoming Deputy General Manager, Sales in 2013 and progressed to his current role shortly after.  During his time with Ansvar Insurance, Ian’s dedication and commitment has been unwavering, […]

Ansvar appoints new National Manager SME & Business Packages

We’re so excited to welcome Michelle Hay as our new National Manager SME and Business Packages. Michelle will be responsible for leading the distribution of Small to Medium Business (SME) Portfolios as well as the performance and service standards of Ansvar’s Business Package Underwriting team. Michelle has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry […]

2023 Insurance Business Hot List

Insurance Business has just released the 2023 Insurance Business Hot List which represents the best of the best in the Australian insurance industry.  Over 500 insurance professionals were considered for their thought leadership, innovation, and industry contributions over the last 12 months.  Of the 500 contenders, only 49 outstanding leaders were selected. We are very […]

Are your clients’ ready for the Christmas shutdown?

The Ansvar Risk Engineering Team would like to remind you that, if your organisation is shutting down for some well-earned rest and recharging over the Christmas period, there are several steps you should take to prepare and ensure a smooth shutdown.   The key recommendations include: Communicate with employees and customers Communicate the shutdown dates […]

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What Does Landlord Insurance Cover?

If you’re a landlord, you might be wondering if you need to get landlord building insurance, or rental property insurance as it’s sometimes called. The answer is yes! Landlord insurance is an important way to protect your investment and safeguard your rental income. In the points below, we’ll cover everything you need to know about […]

What Does Contents Insurance Cover?

Many people believe that their home insurance will cover the contents of their house in the event of it being lost for whatever reason. However, this is not always the case. In fact, most home policies have limitations on the types and amounts of coverage for the contents of your home. That’s why it’s important […]

What Is Underinsurance? What Happens if Your Business Property Is Underinsured?

You’ve probably heard of the term “underinsurance” before, but what does it actually mean? In short, underinsurance is when a business does not have enough insurance coverage to protect its assets in the event of a claim. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause of underinsurance is simply not […]

What Insurance Will I Need for Fundraising Events?

Enjoy peace of mind that you’re covered for whatever the day of your fundraiser throws at you, with this rundown of insurance for fundraising events in Australia. Planning a fundraising event can be a daunting task, but with careful planning and execution, it can be a successful and rewarding experience. A key component of event […]

What the world needs now is ERM

Are current approaches to risk up to the task? A leading specialist provider of insurance and risk management solutions explains why organisations may be asking themselves the wrong questions   RISK IS CHANGING and old approaches are proving shaky, but a new model is ascending. Enterprise risk management (ERM) is about taking a holistic organisation-wide […]

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Risk management to stop sexual abuse at institutions

Tasmania is holding a commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse at its institutions. The hearings conclude in August and are the latest investigation in Australia of the sexual abuse of children, the aged or other vulnerable people. The last decade has seen three Commonwealth Royal Commissions, numerous parliamentary inquiries and increasing numbers of court […]

Does Public Liability Insurance Cover Volunteers?

If you’re a volunteer in Australia (or an organisation that works with volunteers), it’s important to know the extent to which volunteers may be covered by public liability insurance. This type of insurance can protect volunteers and non-profit organisations in a variety of circumstances, should anything unfortunate occur in the process of carrying out their […]

Am I Able to Get Insurance if my Property is Heritage-Listed?

If you’re the proud owner of a heritage-listed commercial property in Australia, then you’re probably eager to take out adequate insurance. Similarly, if your business is renting a heritage-listed commercial property, you’re likely to be interested in getting coverage for the contents of the building. But how does insurance work for historic buildings that are […]

What is Community Insurance?

Community groups work hard to benefit the public in various ways, and as such they are an essential component to any well-balanced society. However, it’s important to make sure that the people working within your community group to make a real difference are as safe and protected from risks as possible. Does a community club […]

Why do caregivers need liability insurance?

There are few professions as selfless (and necessary) as care work. As a qualified carer, you are helping people gain access to the support they need, and empowering many to reclaim their independence and enjoy an improved quality of lifestyle. However, the aged care sector is not without its risks, which is why it’s crucial […]

What is School Insurance?

Kids will be kids – even when they’re at school. And in a place where hundreds of children spend more than 30 hours a week, it’s inevitable that there will be accidents and mishaps from time to time, which is why it’s crucial for schools to have the right insurance coverage for when the unexpected […]

What Insurance Does a Community Group Need?

Community groups come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is the need for insurance. Whether your group is a small community club or a large non-profit organisation, there are specific types of insurance your community group will need in order to protect yourself from potential risks. This could […]

Why is Public Liability Insurance So Important for Charities?

It surprises some people to learn that even charitable organisations need adequate insurance to protect themselves against potential risks like claims of compensation for personal injury, property damage, or even defamation. As a charity, you are likely to have public liability insurance as part of your charity insurance policy.   But what is public liability […]

Six common gaps in risk management frameworks

Australians want our aged care sector to thrive. A sustainable, effective, professional, well-run industry means older Australians benefit from quality care – something we may all need, someday. To be successful in business means to have a purposeful and confident attitude to the future, in order to continue to serve the vulnerable, to remain insurable […]

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Reflections on Safeguarding Assessments – 7 Gaps in Practice

Introducing Stephen Ratcliffe, one of Ansvar’s Senior Enterprise Risk Consultants. Stephen has a clinical background as a dietitian working in residential aged care, dementia care and disability services for over a decade, and multiple health management positions in quality improvement, strategy and risk management for 17years. Most recently Director of Strategy, Planning and Risk at […]

Ansvar Strengthens Its Management Team with Two Senior Appointments

We are delighted to share with you great news for Ansvar with two recent senior appointments to our management team. Jenny Bax has been appointed as the National Development Manager and Andrew Flitcroft has been appointed as the National Underwriting Operations Manager. Ian Ireland – General Manager, Client Solutions comments: “We are very proud to […]

Ansvar Insurance, part of the Benefact Group of companies, is proud to celebrate the Groups £100m Giving Milestone

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales joined hundreds of beneficiaries at a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey as Benefact Group celebrated its achievement of giving over £100 million to good causes.     The charity-owned financial services group, formerly Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, is the fourth biggest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition […]

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AM Best Credit Rating Agency Upgrades Ansvar’s Financial Outlook

AM Best, one of the world’s largest credit rating agencies, specialised in the insurance industry, has revised the financial outlook for Ansvar to ‘Stable’. This is up from a rating of negative, and affirms Ansvar’s Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent), in addition to the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “A-” (Excellent).

Ansvar owner becomes the Benefact Group

The new name and brand identity marks an ambitious new chapter for the charitable owned Group and its family of specialist businesses, including Ansvar.

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Top 3 Tips to Strengthen Safeguarding in an Organisation

Over the past decade, Australia has seen three Commonwealth Royal Commissions and countless other parliamentary inquiries, all focussed on the horrific harm being experienced by Australia’s most vulnerable; our children, young people, the aged and those with a disability.

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Ansvar appoints Hetty Johnston AM to lead Safeguarding Risk Management Strategy

Ansvar Insurance (Ansvar) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hetty Johnston AM to lead Safeguarding Risk Management Strategy.

Ansvar tells Aged Care Sector – “Boards need to act now on Risk Management”

Leading Aged Care insurer – Ansvar – wants the sector to know that more effective risk management has become even more critical for all providers, with insurability at risk, and that Ansvar remains committed to assisting providers to deliver effective risk frameworks and governance.

Ansvar participates in LASA Congress – Wednesday 21 October 2020

Leading Aged Care insurer – Ansvar – will be presenting on Day Eight of the virtual congress for the Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) on “Protection, Growth and Resilience: Getting the most from your Risk and Insurance Strategy”.

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Ansvar announces $250,000 Community Education Program Grant Recipients for 2019/2020

Another year, another $250,000 in grants awarded by Ansvar! We are delighted to announce our 2019/2020 Community Education Program successful grant recipients! This year’s programs vary from providing support to grandparents looking after their ‘at-risk’ grandchildren to educating aboriginal young women and girls on life lessons such as empowerment and positive partner relationships.

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Grant applications deadline fast approaching

Every year Ansvar grants up to $250,000 to worthy not-for-profit organisations and the application deadline for our new round is fast approaching on Monday 14th October.

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Perth, Hobart and Adelaide Building Resilience Forums

We live in a complex world with: weather events resulting in abnormal rainfall, flooding, temperature fluctuations, bush fires and melting of polar ice-caps; a rise in the extreme expressions of political will and civil disobedience (whether through acts of terrorism, the Gilets Jaunes demonstrations in Paris, militant Vegans disrupting traffic in Melbourne, or increased religious intolerance); and ongoing financial pressure on organisations and individuals since the GFC.

Building Resilience in Times of Change: Ansvar’s Educational Forums announced

The FREE half-day educational forum is designed to help organisations identify today’s set of risks and how to deal with them to strengthen governance. Ansvar will launch the roll-out of their thought-provoking educational forums, Building Resilience in Times of Change, in regional Victoria, Ballarat on Friday 2nd August. We encourage organisations and brokers to attend and hear from Ansvar’s risk solutions experts on the challenges we face and identify what communities, organisations and individuals can do to be resilient.

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Ansvar grant to help put Sunshine Butterflies into jam!

Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $10,000 to help QLD’s Sunshine Butterflies Disability Support Service kick off a jam-making business involving people living with a mental and/or physical disability.

Ansvar contracts for new Digital Core Insurance Platform

Leading specialists in risk management and insurance solutions in the Care, Community, Faith, Education and Heritage sectors, Ansvar Insurance, has contracted with SSP for an “as a service” platform to run its core business.

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Ansvar Grant For Sammy D Foundation Violence Prevention Program

Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $30,000 to the Sammy D Foundation to help it deliver 30 Violence Prevention Programs to a range of junior sporting clubs.

Aged Care Providers fronting Royal Commission – See Ansvar first!

Ansvar National Technical Claims Manager, Christian Muddle, has a simple message for Aged Care providers that are due to give evidence at the Aged Care Royal Commission:

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Ansvar Helps Red Frogs expand “Party Safe” Education Program

Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $20,000 to Red Frogs Australia so it can rapidly expand its High Schools “Party Safe” Education Program in Queensland.

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AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Ansvar Insurance Limited (Ansvar) (Australia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

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$20,000 Ansvar Grant for Leadership Inclusiveness Program

Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $20,000 to Nulsen Disability Services for a unique program which encourages Year 10 and 11 students to actively improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Notre Dame fire to spark vital conversations

Earlier this month, the world watched in disbelief as one of Europe’s most treasured landmarks went up in flames – but while the Notre Dame fire was a devastating tragedy, one industry expert says it will also help spark some vital conversations around the risk management of historic buildings.

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Ansvar grant to help Doncare deliver violence presentation program

Specialist Insurer Ansvar has given $25,000 to Doncare’s “iMatter” Program which is responsible for teaching young people to have an active role in preventing violence and inequality in their communities.

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Ansvar announces $250,000 Community Education Program Grant Recipients for 2019

Specialist Insurer Ansvar today announced the 10 community organisations that will share $250,000 in funding that is provided to specifically assist vulnerable and disadvantaged young Australians. The donation is provided from Ansvar’s national $250,000 Community Education Program (CEP) for 2018/ 2019. This the 25th year anniversary of the grants program. The 2019 recipients are: 1) […]

Major Shake-Up in Serious Incident Response for Aged Care Sector

NEWS RELEASE Aged Care serious incident reporting to change: Roles and implications for Insurance and Risk   A Federal Government commissioned report by KPMG has recommended wide-ranging changes to improve serious incident responses in the aged care sector. The KPMG report recommends broader definitions of reportable conduct by staff to residents including physical, sexual or […]

Hearing 1 of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

NEWS RELEASE Hearing 1 Weeks of February 11 and 18   Ansvar Risk’s Senior Risk Consultant Anthony Black summarises the hearing so far: “The overriding objective of this first two weeks was to obtain perspectives on the aged care system as it currently exists”, Anthony reports. Specifically, Hearing 1 inquired into: a) the concerns of […]

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Ansvar extending National Broker Forum roadshow to Toowoomba QLD

Topic: Protecting Vulnerable People in the Changing Risk and Governance Landscape The FREE half-day forum is designed to help brokers identify today’s set of risks and how to deal with them to strengthen governance. Brokers play an important role in assisting clients with their journey in risk management. Ansvar’s national broker education forum “Protecting Vulnerable […]

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety gets Underway

NEWS RELEASE Hearings commence 11 February 2019   Anthony Black, Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar Risk returned from a preliminary hearing in Adelaide to give Ansvar clients this exclusive preview: 1) More than 5,000 submissions will form part of the evidence 2) Last count, 84 Aged Care providers had submitted responses 3) Commissioner Lynelle Briggs noted: “It […]

Aged Care Providers – Ansvar can help you with the Royal Commission

As proceedings commence with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Approved Providers need to immediately assess what this means for their organisation’s Governance, Risk Management and Insurance. Ansvar can assist you by: – Helping you to assess your corporate and clinical governance, – Helping review and strengthen your risk management, and – […]

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Hobart and Canberra Broker Forums Announced

Ansvar’s 2018 Education Forum “Protecting Vulnerable People” provided enormous insight for brokers and clients as insurance moves from simple “risk transfer” to “greater risk awareness”. Cassandra Heilbronn, Senior Associate at MinterEllison, who attended the Melbourne forum said it was “one of the best insurance events I have attended from a content perspective.” The forums, conducted […]

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You told us – Education Forums a Great Success

ANSVAR’s recent educational forums have been voted an overwhelming success – by you the attendees! “Thank you to everyone that attended and for your valuable feedback, and a big thank you to the Ansvar team for producing a series of professional forums” said Warren Hutcheon CEO Ansvar. The forums, conducted in five states in August, […]

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2018/2019 Community Education Program Applications Open

We are now inviting applications from worthy not-for-profit organisations for grants of up to $50,000 from Ansvar’s annual $250,000 Community Educations Program (CEP). THE CEP grants support sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting on-going education and skills to make a significant improvement to the lives of participants. Ansvar chief executive Warren Hutcheon […]

Ansvar announced as a finalist in the 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and the Asia Insurance Review announced the finalists of the 2018 Australian Insurance Industry Awards in early July. Ansvar Insurance is delighted to be shortlisted in the Small-Medium General Insurance Company of the Year category and are amongst RAA Insurance and RACT Insurance in the […]

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Ansvar 2018 Education Forum shaping as “The Best Yet”

Testimonials from brokers and industry clients agree: Ansvar’s 2018 Education Forum “Protecting Vulnerable People” is providing enormous insight for brokers and clients as insurance moves from simple “risk transfer” to “greater risk awareness”. Cassandra Heilbronn, Senior Associate at MinterEllison, who attended the Melbourne forum said it was “one of the best insurance events I have […]

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Register your attendance: Protecting Vulnerable People forum

You can’t fight today’s threats with yesterday’s risk strategies Ansvar is a leading risk and insurance provider for the Care, Faith, Community, Education and Heritage sectors and every year we host educational forums that are relevant to the markets current climate.  Whether you’re a broker or from an organisation in our specialist sectors and want […]

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Meet Adriaan den Dulk, Ansvar Risk’s new Senior Risk Solutions Consultant

Adriaan joins fellow Senior Risk Consultant Anthony Black in Diana Borgmeyer’s team in helping to spread the word about Ansvar’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practices and framework. The South African-born governance expert brings over 21 years of experience in the insurance broking industry to our specialist for-benefit insurance organisation. For the last two years he […]

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Mount Gambier Forum: Managing Risk and Maximising Opportunities

TOPIC: Managing Risk and Maximising Opportunities – Challenging the way we have thought about risk management in the Aged Care Sector Too often we think about risk as mere compliance. Focused on what might go wrong, and not on what must go right. Ansvar recently hosted a forum targeted at aged care providers in Mount Gambier, South […]

Meet Anthony Black, Ansvar Risk’s new Senior Risk Solutions Consultant.

As the newest member of the Ansvar Risk team, Anthony will lead the use of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practices and frameworks for Ansvar’s specialist customer sectors. He’ll work with customers to ensure that their risk management adds value through building risk awareness and capability, improving performance and assisting organisations in achieving their objectives. Anthony […]

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Topic: Protecting vulnerable people in the changing risk and governance landscape

Save the Date Every year we host educational broker forums that are relevant to the markets current climate and we’re delighted to invite you and your colleagues to attend and hear from our expert panelists. Please take note of the dates and locations below. This year our broker forums will focus on protecting vulnerable people in […]

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A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

PRESS RELEASE FROM A.M. BEST HONG KONG – APRIL 20, 2018 A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Ansvar Insurance Limited (Ansvar) (Australia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. The ratings reflect Ansvar’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very […]

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Reengaging disadvantaged young mothers with education

Program: Breaking the Cycle and Building Bridges Zoe Support is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. It is a community based organisation operating within Mildura and surrounding districts. Breaking the Cycle and Building Bridges program will target disadvantaged and disengaged pregnant and or young mother to reengage with […]

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Using tech to deliver risk management step change

Meet Matt Holland, Ansvar Risk – Technical Lead, who has been pioneering reality capture as a better way to capture data and information to help organisations identify and reduce property risks.    As a weekend gamer, Matt could see the benefits of drone and camera technology on changing the way that insurers conduct traditional site […]

Providing disadvantaged young people with the motivation to seek employment

Program: Career Edge Skilling Australia Foundation is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. They will use the CEP grant money to recruit 30 disadvantaged, unemployed young people. The young people will undertake three weeks pre-employment training and work placement leading to a qualification in an area identified by […]

Educating male students on how to overcome battles

Program: Life Matters “The Blueprint to Becoming a Man” Workshop Schools Ministry Group is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. Their program Life Matters “The Blueprint to Becoming a Man” Workshop targets high school aged male students, 12-17 years old. Suicide is the number one cause of death […]

Leading a risk evolution

Meet Diana Borgmeyer, General Manager, Risk Solutions at Ansvar – the woman leading the evolution of risk management services for the faith, community, care, heritage and education sectors in Australia. Diana has built a 20-year career in risk management by keeping her sense of humour and believing in the business and personal value that comes […]

Ansvar to fund first accommodation unit for those at-risk of homelessness

Program: Elevate One Voice for Aussie Youth is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. The grant will cover the full costs of providing the first accommodation unit, based within the Life Restoration Community. The housing community will be available to young people aged 18-25 years, who are homeless […]

Video: Enhancing the lives of those living with autism through surfing

Program: Ocean Heroes Ocean Heroes is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. They will use the CEP grant funds to continue their Ocean Heroes program. The program creates a safe, fun and caring environment for Australian youth in Western Australia with autism spectrum disorder to go surfing. The […]

Hunter Life Education program to focus on obesity, drug use and more

Program: Adopt-a-School Hunter Life Education is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. It is a community based, independent organisation working in partnership with schools to ensure Life Education programs are delivered to children in the Hunter region. The grant requested of $47,112 will be used to target schools […]

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Bringing the human and social perspectives to risk management

Ansvar announced it will provide new contemporary and robust risk management solutions including Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Quality Surveys and Online Risk Tools, under the banner of Ansvar Risk. Warren Hutcheon, Ansvar CEO, said: “We understand that helping keep organisations resilient and people safe isn’t only about providing insurance cover and compensation. It’s also about […]

Anglicare: Highlighting our Community Education Program Grant Recipients

Program: Waves of Wellness Anglicare have partnered with Waves of Wellness creating a program designed to support individuals experiencing complex mental health challenges through innovative, recovery-focused projects. The program entitled Waves of Wellness is aimed at youth between the ages of 13 and 25 who struggle with their mental health through surf therapy. The grant […]

Ansvar Insurance recently appointed Jenny Bax to the position of State Manager NSW

Jenny will be responsible for developing new and existing relationships & driving profitable growth in the core sectors that Ansvar work in; faith, care, community, education and heritage. Jenny brings a wealth of experience to Ansvar, having spent over 20 years in senior management roles across Sales, Underwriting & Operations at QBE and CGU both here […]

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Community Education Program 2017/ 2018 Grant Recipients Announced

$250,000 awarded to seven worthy Australian non-profit organisations. Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors has announced the 2017/ 2018 recipients of its annual Community Education Program (CEP) grants. The grants are provided to support sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education, […]

Prepare & get ready for Victoria thunderstorms this weekend

As thunderstorms are due to hit Victoria this weekend it’s important to stay safe and think ahead to be prepared. The Bureau of Meteorology has warned an “unprecedented” amount of rain is expected to fall in Victoria over a three-day period. Very heavy rainfalls are expected in Ballarat, Geelong and Bendigo around the same time with torrential rain […]

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Community Education Program: FAQ’s

As the applications for this years 2017/ 2018 CEP Grants are nearing a close, Friday 13 October, we compiled some questions and answers that we have regularly being asked in the lead up to people submitting their applications. If you have not yet submitted your application as you are unsure about some things please read […]

The Risk Management flipside of good weather

While it has been a pretty great winter in Melbourne and around Sydney, this good fortune could give way to some potentially catastrophic events for people and their property as the relative risk of bushfire rapidly increases. Associate Professor Matthias Boer, at UWS’ Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been quoted in the media as […]

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Ansvar Insurance Announces 2017 Education Forums

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers, has announced the 2017 Education Forum series scheduled to occur across Australia in August. Titled Understanding the NDIS; its implications for service providers and those who provide services to the Sector, this forum is your number one event in enabling you and your organisation to understand what the NDIS […]

NSW ESL reintroduction from 1 July 2017

Ansvar Insurance have previously advised that the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) paid on insurance was being removed and would be replaced by a new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to be collected with council rates effective from 1 July 2017. Prior to the Government’s announcement to defer the FESL reform, we progressively removed the […]

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Do you have a bushfire plan for the 2016 fire season?

Every organisation or community group who operate out of premises that are near dense forest, bush, grass land or the coast need to prepare for the threat of fire and bushfires, and decide on fire plans now. and practice your bushfire plan. The more you prepare your property the better the chance of surviving a […]

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Ansvar Education Forums set record attendance

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers has recently concluded its most successful series of education forums to date, setting a record attendance of more than 300 delegates across Australia. The latest series of forums, titled Innovation Revolution: The New Age of Insurance, provided brokers detailed insight into the changing landscape of the Insurance […]

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Ansvar unveils new broker toolkit

Ansvar Insurance has unveiled a new business resilience toolkit designed to help brokers work with their SME clients in a crisis. The toolkit will help brokers assist their SME clients in the event of a crisis and was presented at the latest series of Ansvar forums. The toolkit consists of three components; a crisis management plan, a business […]

Relocating our Australian head office

We are relocating our Australian head office to Melbourne’s Southbank area from November 1. The new office space at Level 5, 1 Southbank Boulevard, is closer to the CBD and has greater public transport access, making Ansvar more accessible for clients, business partners and staff. We are moving from St Kilda Road on the edge of the […]

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Missed the 2016 Education Forum?

Our 2016 Broker Education Forums was the most successful series of education forums to date, setting a record attendance of more than 300 delegates across Australia. Read our review here If you missed the 2016 Broker Education Forum – you can download our presentation. Click here to download  

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Applications opened for 2017 CEP Grants Program

Applications are now open for our annual Community Education Program (CEP) Grants. The CEP provides a range of grants to organisations supporting Australian youth through programs that fall under two categories – Empowerment and Education & Outreach and Support. Since the grants were first awarded in 1994, Ansvar has contributed over $10 million to education and […]

Relationships ‘crucial for brokers in data-driven world’

By Insurance News Brokers must focus on client relationships to provide personalised advice as the community becomes increasingly comfortable with disruptive technologies, a forum on innovation heard today. Warren Burns, director of technology think tank the Leading Edge Forum in Asia, says improved data and software have expanded the opportunities for automated advice that can […]

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As barriers drop, drones set to soar

By Insurance Business Online As barriers against the use of drone technology continue to be overcome, one industry leader believes the technology is set to have a big impact on the insurance industry Warren Hutcheon, CEO of Ansvar Insurance, told Insurance Business that the recent decision by the business to use drones highlights the importance the technology […]

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Ansvar Insurance Announces the Use of Drones in Risk Assessment

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers, announced the addition of drones to their risk assessment toolkit.  Ansvar has made a significant investment to certify four risk advisors to offer nationwide coverage of this new level of service. Ansvar is the first insurer to obtain its Operators Certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority […]

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Ansvar Insurance announces 2016 Education Forums

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers, has announced the 2016 Education Forum series scheduled to occur across Australia in August. Titled Innovation Revolution: The New Age of Insurance, the forums will explore technological changes impacting the future of insurance and how changes in society will influence the insurance market. “The nature of the […]

Ansvar Insurance brings faith community together for Arson Forum

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers, has conducted an interfaith arson forum in Geelong in response to the recent spate of church fires. In partnership with Catholic Church Insurance, the forum included speakers and experts from the Geelong Interfaith Network, the Victoria Police, the Country Fire Authority and the Victorian Council of Churches. […]

Ansvar Insurance releases new Business Insurance Products

Ansvar Insurance, one of Australia’s leading specialist insurers, has released a new range of Business Insurance products tailored for its market sectors. Ansvar Insurance is committed to continually improving its product offerings and these new policies reflect industry developments as well as emerging risks faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Australia. The new […]

Ansvar Insurance Announces Changes to Board of Directors

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith, Heritage and Strata sectors, announced the appointment of Michael Grantham as a non-executive director to its board. Michael’s expertise in transformational change will help ensure that Ansvar is in a strong technological position to remain market leader in its specialty sectors. […]

Thermographics: Assisting Ansvar in providing technology-rich assessment solutions

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar providing thermographic assessment certification for all its risk assessors Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors has announced that all of their risk solution advisors have now obtained certifications in thermographic technology demonstrating the progressive adoption of technology across the business. Thermographic cameras provide […]

Ansvar Offers Insurance Solutions to the Strata Communities

Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith, Heritage and now Property Strata, today announced a partnership with CSI Strata Underwriting to offer insurance solutions to strata communities across most of Australia, launching Ansvar into a new business sector. Ansvar currently offers risk solutions to many properties in the heritage and […]

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Ansvar’s Community Education Program Announce 2015/ 2016 Grant Winners

$250,000 awarded to nine worthy Australian non-profit organisations. Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors has announced the 2015/ 2016 recipients of its annual Community Education Program (CEP) grants. The grants are provided to support sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education, […]

Specialty Insurer Ansvar Announces Two New Senior Appointments

Ansvar Insurance today announced the appointment of two newly created roles. John Leavey has been appointed to the new position of National Manager for Northern Strategic Partners. Hannah Sparkes also joins Ansvar in a newly created position, as Business Development Underwriter for SA & NT. Further assignments include Darren Fennessy assuming the position of Casualty […]

Youth Justice and Advocacy Group Whitelion benefits from Ansvar Property and Liability Insurance

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar provides risk solutions to help Whitelion manage risk while providing outstanding services to vulnerable members of the community. Melbourne, Australia, 30th November 2015: Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Community sector has announced its retention of Whitelion for the second year in a row. Whitelion, a Christian organisation that provides support […]

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EMERGING TRENDS IN CARE, COMMUNITY, NOT FOR PROFIT AND OTHER SECTORS

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors, has announced the next series of national education forums in October and November. In addition, Ansvar has announced they will launch two refreshed products at the forums. The forums, titled Emerging Trends in – Care, Community, Not for […]

Ansvar Announces Three Senior Appointments

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors today announced that Vito Giudice has been appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer.  Further new appointments for the firm see Diana Borgmeyer taking on the role of Head of Client Risk Solutions and Helen Auricht appointed […]

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ANSVAR LAUNCHES ANNUAL 2015/ 2016 CEP GRANTS PROGRAM

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors has announced that applications are now open for their annual Community Education Program (CEP). Through the CEP grants, Ansvar supports sustainable programs for Australians under the age of 25, promoting ongoing education, skills training and programs making a significant difference […]

Ansvar Refreshes Management Liability and Professional Indemnity Policies

MEDIA RELEASE Series of Refreshed Products Announced Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors has refreshed its Professional Indemnity and Management Liability Insurance Policies. These refreshed policies are the beginning of a broader portfolio overhaul which reflects Ansvar’s commitment to continually evolve its product offerings. Ansvar continues […]

Simon Munday Promoted to CFO for Ansvar Insurance

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors today announced that Simon Munday has been appointed to the position of CFO.  In this role Munday will be responsible for all aspects of financial management with particular focus on partnering with the commercial areas of the business […]

Ansvar Insurance Records Significant Profits

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Community, Care, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors, has posted its best results since 2008 with a profit before tax of $11.6 million.  In addition A.M. Best Asia-Pacific Limited has affirmed its financial strength and issuer rating of A- (excellent).  The outlook for both ratings is […]

Houses of Worship Targeted in Serious Arson Attacks

MEDIA RELEASE Over the past 12 months in Australia, there have been many suspected serious arson attacks against various houses of worship,  some of these have included the historic Uniting Church in Ocean Grove VIC,  Garden City Mosque in Toowoomba QLD and St Jude’s in Carlton VIC.  Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the […]

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Education Forum – Running the Risk: Risk Management II for the NFP Board

Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith and Heritage sectors, will convene a series of broker education forums nationally in April and May. The forums, titled the “Running the Risk: Risk Management II for the Not-for-Profit Board”, are designed to provide brokers with the latest legal and business information to help […]

Ansvar retains International Network of Churches contract for 2015

MEDIA RELEASE Melbourne, 11 February, 2015 – Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, today announced that the International Network of Churches (INC) has renewed its national insurance contract. Previously known as the Christian Outreach Church, this contract represents one of Ansvar’s leading faith accounts. This marks […]

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Ansvar Awards $240,000 in Grants for Community Education Program

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Community Education Program (CEP) Grants, which provides funds to organisations supporting young Australians through education and life skills programs. The number of applications for this year’s grants were high and signifies […]

Ecclesiastical announces £23.5M full year donation to charity in 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Specialist financial services group Ecclesiastical has this week announced that it donated a staggering £23.5m to charity during 2014.  This follows a further recent grant of £7m and reflects the company’s strong business performance in 2014.  The donation is another significant step towards the company’s ambitious goal of giving £50m to charity over […]

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Ansvar Launches Annual 2015 CEP Grants Program

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, today announced applications are now open for their annual Community Education Program (CEP). Ansvar’s CEP program provides a range of grants to organisations supporting Australian youth through programs that fall under two categories – Empowerment and Education, and […]

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Ansvar Broker Forum Address “Betrayal of Trust” at Melbourne Event

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors will convene a series of broker forums in May. The Melbourne forum, entitled “Betrayal of Trust”, expected to attract a large number of brokers, will feature an address by Nick Wakeling, MP for Ferntree Gully, and Committee Member […]

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Ansvar Awards $250,000 in Grants for Community Education Program

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, today announced the 2014 grant recipients of its annual Community Education Program (CEP), which provides grants to organisations supporting young Australians through education and life skills programs.  Nominations for this year’s grants program have more than doubled compared […]

Ansvar Unveils New Website to Provide Information Boost for Brokers

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community (including not-for-profit), education, faith and heritage sectors, has opened its virtual doors to a revitalised version of www.ansvar.com.au, designed to fulfil the growing information needs of its intermediary partners. The newly launched website is a flagship investment of the company’s marketing program and a […]

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Ansvar Supports Community Education for Two Decades

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors, has announced that applications are now open for its very successful Community Education Program, which provides grants to organisations which support Australian youth through education and life skills programs. Established in 1994, the grants are aimed at programs […]

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Top Ratings Reveal Strength of New Ansvar

MEDIA RELEASE A.M Best Asia-Pacific Limited this month awarded Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Community, Care, Education, Faith and Heritage segments, with a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of a-.  The insurance rating agency recognises the outlook for both ratings is stable. “We have been faced with […]

Ansvar Shows its True Colours at Steadfast

MEDIA RELEASE Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Community, Care, Education, Faith and Heritage segments today announced this week’s SteadFast 2013 conference as the most successful to date. Given Ansvar’s recent overhaul of the business, and the almost completed change management program, SteadFast provided a timely opportunity for Ansvar to reach out and […]