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Insurance Management

Marsh Advantage Insurance is a global leader in risk and insurance advice and proudly manages the insurance needs of Archers' clients.

Marsh Advantage Insurance works for YOU, seeking the most suitable policy, negotiating the best value premium and are on your side should you need to make a claim.

All bodies corporate in Queensland must comply with the insurance requirements of the  Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. Whether your scheme is large or small, residential, commercial, industrial or Mixed Use, Marsh is your Strata Insurance Advantage.

Marsh Advantage Insurance does not favour any one insurance company over another and although Marsh Advantage Insurance gets paid a fee by insurers which is included in the total premium you pay, they provide you with quotations from as many insurers as possible, not just those who pay the highest fee.

The Marsh Advantage includes:

  • You will always be provided with as many quotations as possible, not just from the insurer who pays the most fee!
  • A more extensive pool of insurance companies and policies than ever before;
  • Competitive new and renewing premiums;
  • The expertise and advice from one of the worlds most respected insurance broking firms;
  • Arranging of insurance certificates;
  • Attendance at body corporate meetings (if required);
  • Claims handling and advocacy from start to finish;
  • Dedicated account manager that can handle all your insurance enquiries;

Not sure what is covered by the Body Corporate Insurance? Below is a summary of the types of policy sections available and what they actually mean: (The following information is to be used as a guide only as definitions and cover will vary between different insurers. When you are recommended an insurer, we suggest you review the policy wording for a complete overview of definitions and policy covers)

All buildings and outbuildings at the Location(s), including:

  1. fixtures and fittings and fixed furnishings excluding temporary fixtures and fittings as defined by Your Strata Act;
  2. all services to the buildings;
  3. fixed or built in plant, equipment and appliances;
  4. anything perm
  5. floor coverings excluding carpets;
  6. tennis courts, in-ground pools and spas;
  7. all other structural improvements at the Location including fencing, gates, paths and roadways;
  8. retaining walls, awnings, blinds and signs;
  9. marinas, wharves, jetties, docks, pontoons, swimming platforms or similar type facilities (whether fixed or floating) which are used for non-commercial purposes;
  10. any other permanent fixture defined as Your Building in Your Strata Act,

Buildings do not include:

  1. illegal installations;
  2. mobile or fixed air conditioning units servicing an individual Unit;
  3. plants, lawns, trees, gravel, pebbles, rocks, stones, soil, sand, bark or mulch other than as covered under Additional Benefit Landscaping on page 12;
  4. property including removable fixtures that a tenant or lessee is liable for under the terms of a rental agreement
  5. temporary floor coverings, carpets, carpet underlay, curtains, blinds and window coverings inside a Unit.

Covers the unit owner for loss of rent and/or temporary accommodation following damage to your property where:

  • Your buildings or sections of your buildings are unable to be lived in as a result of accidental damage or accidental loss.
  • Other property located near your buildings is damaged and access to your buildings is prevented.

Common contents are domestic appliances, equipment, furniture and fittings for which you are responsible or for which you have assumed responsibility to insure in any common area or while in the building or temporarily removed to another building for repair or service.

Covers for compensation or expenses which you become legally liable to pay in respect of personal injury or property damage, as a result of an occurrence arising in connection with the ownership of the property.

Pays compensation, to any voluntary worker who suffers injury as a result of an accident, which is defined and covered under the policy wording (such as death, loss of sight or limbs, quadriplegia or paraplegia, total permanent disablement).

A voluntary worker is any unit owner or other person working on your behalf in connection with the property and at your direction, without fee or reward or any expectation of fee or reward.

This provides cover for the Body Corporate group funds which are lost as a result of theft, embezzlement, misappropriation, conversion or fraud.

Covers claims made against any committee member (or former members) of the body corporate, arising out of a wrongful act in relation to carrying out their duties in relation to managing the scheme.

Covers breakdown of electrical, electronic and mechanical plant (such as air-conditioning units and pool pumps).

Provides additional cover to your sum insured for building, common contents and loss of rent where damage was caused by an event declared as a state of emergency. Following a catastrophe, re-building costs have in some instances been known to increase by more than 50% due to an increase in demand for construction.

Legal fees, costs, and expenses which you incur in legal proceedings initiated against the body corporate.

Costs incurred in appealing against any an improvement, prohibition notice or determination by any court or tribunal made under any, occupational health and safety or similar legislation.

Covers the cost of professional fees (such as accountants fees) if you are audited by the Australian Tax Office or another government organisation.

Covers accidental loss or damage to Lot/Unit Owners Fixtures and Improvements in a Lot/Unit occupied solely for residential purposes.

The covering of normally dry land by water that has escaped or been released from the normal confines of any of the following:

  1. A lake (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
  2. A river (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
  3. A creek (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
  4. Another natural watercourse (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
  5. A reservoir
  6. A canal
  7. A dam