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Business Insurance and Risk Market Update: May 2020

Published 12 May 2020

The Gallagher Business Insurance and Risk Update, May 2020, delivers expert insights and perspective on changes within the insurance market and what this means for your business.

This update is aimed to equip you with information and insights that will assist you in managing your business needs of today and in devising forward-looking strategies for the evolving conditions of the future.

In recent months Australia has witnessed a series of events of unprecedented scale and impact, from extreme weather catastrophes to the subsequent blow to the recovery process dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this update, our experts provide insights and perspectives on how current market conditions are impacting:

  • financial and professional risks - board governance and directors’ liability
  • business continuity  - what's your Plan B 
  • cyber - risks evolving as fast technology itself
  • food production - challenging times remain from farm to table
  • claims - preparing for a new normal.

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Gallagher provides insurance, risk management and benefits consulting services for clients in response to both known and unknown risk exposures. When providing analysis and recommendations regarding potential insurance coverage, potential claims and/or operational strategy in response to national emergencies (including health crises), we do so from an insurance and/or risk management perspective, and offer broad information about risk mitigation, loss control strategy and potential claim exposures. We have prepared this commentary and other news alerts for general information purposes only and the material is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, legal or client-specific risk management advice. General insurance descriptions contained herein do not include complete insurance policy definitions, terms and/or conditions, and should not be relied on for coverage interpretation. The information may not include current governmental or insurance developments, is provided without knowledge of the individual recipient’s industry or specific business or coverage circumstances, and in no way reflects or promises to provide insurance coverage outcomes that only insurance carriers’ control.
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