Why do Engineers need insurance?
Some people ask what engineers do. We think the question should actually be ‘what don’t engineers do?’ Many items we use everyday have all been possible because of engineers’ ability to combine maths and science with creativity. So if you’re operating your own engineering business, it’s important to make sure you take steps to adequately protect it with suitable insurance.
Like all small businesses, there are risks in the operation of your business. Some incidents could have enough financial strain to completely bring your practice to a stop. Insurance that is customised for the common risks in your industry should be a key consideration when deciding how to protect your business.
Don't just insure, be sure
Business insurance can be complicated. What you think you’re paying for isn’t always what you get. As a broker and Engineers insurance specialist, Aon helps you find a policy customised for the common risk of your industry so you’re more confident that you’ve found the right type of insurance for your business.
Why Aon for Engineers Insurance?
Don't just insure, be sure.
Right type of cover
- Aon arranges Insurance tailored to protect against common risks in the Engineers sector
- We help you to understand how your policy protects against the common risks as an Engineer
- Competitive premiums thanks to Aon’s scale and influence.
- A team of experienced Engineers insurance specialists to help you at every step
- We help you make claims and advocate on your behalf
- Australian based teams.
Easy to manage
- Quotes online or over the phone on 1300 836 028
- Options to take out premium funding loans to pay monthly. Fees and charges will apply
- Adjust your policy any time. Terms and conditions may apply
- Easy renewal management
- Online requests for certificates of insurance.
Rely on Aon’s industry expertise in Engineers insurance
Business insurance can be complicated. What you think you’re paying for isn’t always what you get. At Aon, we want you to feel confident you’ve made a smart decision for your business insurance needs.
As SME specialists for Engineers insurance, we understand the risks that businesses like yours face and how to insure against them. We know insurance policies and understand that the detail of your policy wording is critical to providing the type of cover your small business needs. That’s why we help you by arranging policies customised for the common risks of your industry.
Our team of Australian-based SME insurance experts are here to support you and your business every step of the way. We’ll give you access to the relevant information required to help you understand the cover options available to you so you can feel more informed about your choice of insurance.
A key part of this policy is Business Interruption, which can provide protection for lost revenue in the event your business is unable to operate as usual due to an insured peril.
Business Insurance is made up of a number of cover sections, and you can choose the sections that relate to your business. Cover is also available for damage to money (if you keep cash on premises), portable contents such as mobile phones and laptops, and Public Liability.
Management Liability insurance can also help cover Employment Practices claims made against you by current or former Employees.
Cover benefits of Engineers Insurance
Flexible Professional Indemnity Cover Limits Choice of cover limits from $1m to $10m to help protect against legal costs and claims for damages in the event a third party alleges that you have been negligent in performing your services or giving advice, and as a result, they have suffered injury or financial loss.1
Automatic Reinstatements If a claim amounts to your maximum cover, the policy automatically reinstates your cover value - up to five times to the full original amount.1
Cost Exclusive 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.1
Run-off cover if you retire or leave the profession, you can apply for run-off cover, which can help to cover the costs for claims relating to incidents that occurred when you were working. If you retire or leave the profession, you can apply for run-off cover, which can help to cover the costs for claims relating to incidents that occurred when you were working.1
Vicarious Liability If you engage consultants, contractors, subcontractors, or agents, we can ensure you’re covered if they make any errors or omissions.1
Aon can arrange cover between $1m and $10m. Premiums will vary based on the level of cover you select.
Professional Indemnity insurance policies arranged by Aon are ‘Claims made and notified’ policies. This means that the policy only provides cover for claims made against you whilst the policy is in force (subject to policy terms and conditions). If the policy lapses, is not renewed or is cancelled, there is no cover available under the policy for claims made against you after that time.
If you plan to retire or leave the professional, you may need to arrange Run-Off cover. Run-off cover provides cover for claims made against you after your current Professional Indemnity policy expires. Run-off cover is NOT automatically provided; you must apply for run-off cover AND be accepted by your insurer in order to have run-off cover apply. If your policy is lapsed, not renewed or cancelled, and you have not applied for run-off cover, you may be uninsured for any claims made against you after your current policy expires, lapses or is cancelled.
For example if a client makes a claim against you for an act, error or omission due to that past work performed then the policy you have in place at the time of the claim, not the time of the work will respond.
Am I covered if third parties are at fault?
If you engage consultants, contractors, subcontractors or agents, Professional Indemnity insurance arranged through Aon includes cover where they make any errors or omissions for which your business is liable. This part of the policy is known as Vicarious Liability cover.
Can I get project and construction management cover?
Yes. If you’re project managing or construction managing as well as doing the design work, we help ensure that you’re covered for all parts of the role (as specified on your policy schedule) – not just the design. This is an optional extra, and an additional premium will apply.
Do I need to take out separate cover for employees?
If you employ staff, you will need to take out Workers Compensation Insurance. You can speak to your state regulator about your needs as coverage and legislation varies between different states.
What is an automatic reinstatement?
Under Professional Indemnity Insurance arranged through Aon, if a claim amounts to your cover maximum, the insurer will automatically reinstate your cover value – up to five times. For example, if you are insured for $1 million of cover and you have a claim that hits $1 million, the insurer will reinstate the cover value so that the next claim still has $1 million of cover.
Why might I need Cyber Insurance?
If you use the internet for work, or if you store any client data electronically, you may need Cyber Insurance. This helps cover expenses and legal costs associated with a data breach, loss of client information or cyber-attack. Costs can include computer expert services, data recovery, ransom and legal costs.
If you’d like to discuss your insurance needs or if you are an existing customer, call us on 02 6190 0958 between 8.30am and 7:00pm, Monday to Friday (AET. except public holidays).
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 02 6190 0958 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 02 6190 0958 or email@example.com
How do I renew my policy?
Your renewal offer and schedule 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 02 6190 0958 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look to send your documents as soon as possible.
What are your opening hours?
Our opening hours are 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday (AET, except public holidays). If you need to contact us out of hours you can email us at email@example.com and we will pick up your query on the next business day.
Can I pay for my policy monthly?
Yes you can, monthly payments can be arranged through a premium funding agreement with Hunter Premium Funding2 to help you spread the costs of your insurance across the year. Please note that the total overall cost is higher if you pay monthly. Contact us on 02 6190 0958 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
2Hunter Premium Funding is a third party independent of Aon, however Aon will receive a commission if you pay for your policy through a premium funding agreement with them.
Professional Indemnity Insurance for Design Professionals is arranged by Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 AFSL 241141 (Aon) as agent for the insurer, Insurance Australia Limited trading as CGU Insurance, ABN 11 000 016 722 AFSL 227681. If you purchase this insurance Aon will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Please let us know if you would like any further information.