Special Offer: 15 months for 121
Get 15 months cover for the price of 12 when you take out a new Professional Indemnity policy through Aon.1
Why do CA ANZ Members need insurance?
You’re used to working with numbers and calculations, but while you’re busy keeping your clients’ balance sheets in check, you also have your own math to balance. If you’re operating an accounting firm, you already know how much of an asset your business is to you, so having the right insurance for your own business should be a key part of your equation too.
Insurance for CA ANZ Members. Easy.
Easy to Understand
- Easy to digest information about what insurances your business needs and buy online
- Or it’s an easy call to one of our experienced, friendly brokers on 1300 836 028
Easy to Buy
- Quick quotes available online
- Purchase in just a few clicks
- Options available to pay monthly
Easy to Manage
- Adjust your policy anytime you require, with a quick call
- Request certificates of insurance quickly and easily
- Aon can assist you in filing complex claims
Why choose Aon for Professional Indemnity insurance?
We are proud to be in alliance with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) since 2015 through their Member Benefits Programme. We have worked to deliver a comprehensive suite of products flexible enough to provide you with solutions to best fit the needs of your personal life and business. You will also have the added advantage of direct access to a range of thought leadership material, risk management reports and tools via our new ‘connect’ platform exclusive to Aon clients.
When it comes to insurance for Chartered Accountants, there are a few options available to you. Aon is committed to making life easier for you with insurance that’s easy to understand, buy and manage, so you can get quotes and take out a policy online in just a few clicks. Or if you do need help, our team of friendly experienced brokers are a phone call away to help you understand what insurances you may or may not need, but more importantly, why; helping give you confidence that you’re making a better decision for you and your business.
Public Liability through Aon is offered as part of a Business Insurance policy (see below).
In providing your service, you likely deal with some very commercially sensitive data, and this data may make you a very lucrative target for cyber criminals.2 If you are a member of CA ANZ, you get a $100 discount on cyber insurance.3
Professional Indemnity Insurance though Aon
Choice of cover limits
Cover limits available from $500k to $10m. Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand advise that the minimum required limit for chartered accountants is $2 million where costs are included in additional to this limit.2
Cover for contractors’ breaches
Cover for claims arising as a result of a breach of professional duty committed by any consultant, contractor, subcontractor or agent of the insured (you) for breaches you are legally liable for.2 However, there is no cover for the consultant or contractor’s own liability arising out of the breach.
Cover for SMSF advice
Accountants who hold a limited AFSL, are automatically covered for some limited SMSF activity.2
Cover for wrongful employment practices
Cover for claims from staff alleging an employment practices breach, such as a breach of employment contract, unfair dismissal or discrimination, with a sub-limit of $300k.2
Complimentary legal advice
You can access a total of 2 hours of complimentary legal advice from a legal expert on matters relating to the risk insured by the policy (1 hour per claim).2
If your firm ceases to operate, you can apply for 7 years’ complimentary run-off cover for the firm, which can help to cover the costs for claims relating to incidents that occurred while your firm was operating.2
Excluding Fidelity Coverage, you don’t need to pay any excess towards the costs associated with a legal defence; only the excess towards the settlement of a claim.2
Your high-value client base, the commercially sensitive information you hold about them and the raft of cloud based and online technologies you use all make you susceptible to cyber crime. For cyber criminals, attacking your system wouldn’t require much effort on their part, but the ramifications for you (and your clients) could be far-reaching. Cyber Insurance can therefore help safeguard your business’s viability if you do fall victim to an attack, and help make sure you’re not left with substantial out of pocket costs to rectify your IT systems and get your business back up and running.
Do I need both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability?
Professional Indemnity Insurance applies to claims where clients allege your advice or service caused them financial loss. Public Liability on the other hand helps cover you for claims where a client or members of the public allege they suffered an injury or property damage as a result of your business activities.
How do I make a claim?
You will find details of how to make a claim in the policy wording you receive from us. However, we also appreciate that having to make a claim can be a stressful time. That's why as your advocate we are always on hand to help with any questions. Please do not hesitate to call us on 1300 836 028 during business hours.
What if I need to make a change to my policy?
It is important to keep your policy up to date with the changing shape of your business but also to keep your business and personal information up to date in the event of a claim.
Should your business circumstances have changed, for example you have moved into new premises or you have changed the services that you offer and you are not sure if your existing insurance covers it anymore then you can always call one of our experienced friendly brokers to discuss on 1300 836 028.
How do I renew my policy?
Your renewal offer, schedule and tax invoice will be sent to you via your elected email address approximately 30 days before your renewal date. It is important at this stage to review the details of our offer carefully (remember pricing and coverage levels may have changed so it is important to review). If you are happy with the offer and wish to accept, it is important that you pay for your renewal by the date specified on the tax invoice. Thank you for looking into renewing your policy through Aon. It is greatly valued that you are pleased with the level of service and coverage you receive.
What should I do if I have not received my certificate of currency or renewal offer/documents?
Please accept our apologies. At Aon we strive to deliver best in class service, so we are sorry to hear you have not received your documents. Please contact us on 1300 836 028 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look to send your documents as soon as possible.
2 Subject to the full terms, conditions and limits of the policy. Please review the full policy wording for more information.
3 This offer is only available to new customers who take out a Business insurance or Cyber insurance policy. The discount is on the service fee and the premium remains payable. Offer only available to members with organisations based in Australia.
The Professional Indemnity Insurance for members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 AFSL 241141 as agent for the insurer, Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFSL 227681 trading as CGU Insurance. If you purchase this insurance, Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Further information can be provided upon request.