Cotton Australia and farm insurer Achmea Australia (Achmea) have announced a new strategic alliance that recognises cotton growers’ contribution to a sustainable future for the Australian cotton industry. The new alliance will support cotton growers through an insurance reward for those who are certified through the Best Management Practices program (myBMP), Cotton Australia’s voluntary farm […]
After receiving more than 1458mm of rain over ten days in early 2019, Burdekin farmer Rob Ahern faced a significant damage bill, including the rebuild of his house, but says farm insurer Achmea ‘has been absolutely wonderful’. The monsoon trough which hit North and far North Queensland between 25 January – 14 February 2019, impacted […]
Help protect your livelihood with our Business Interruption cover Mark Vlaminckx (pictured), Chief Financial and Operations Officer at specialist farm insurer Achmea explains how our business interruption cover can help you get back on track if something unexpected happens. “At Achmea, we believe farmers cannot afford to be over or under-insured. Insurance is one of […]
“Girls can be farmers too. Know you can truly be all you ever want to be”. Achmea Chief Executive Officer Emma Thomas recently responded to a dad on Twitter who asked women in agriculture to help him convince his daughter Sylvie that she can be a girl and a farmer. Read Emma’s letter to Sylvie […]
The GenAngus Program is postponed due to COVID-19, as announced today by farm insurer Achmea and partner Angus Australia. Due to the concern and uncertainty created by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we made the decision to postpone the successful GenAngus program to later this year. The GenAngus program was was due to take […]
Recognising the resilience of farmers is a focus on Australia Day for specialist farm insurer Achmea. While Australian farmers are known for their resilience, it is something that has been put to the test of late, from dire farming conditions to the unprecedented bushfires and damaging hail storms experienced in recent months. Farmers have endured […]
Manage on-farm risks during unprecedented fire conditions with Achmea’s Bushfire Risk Mitigation Series by Farm Insurance Specialist Mark Vayro. Passionate about minimising risks, Mark is a volunteer firefighter in Queensland and shares his risk mitigation strategies to help you protect yourself and your farm. This is one of the most dangerous bushfire seasons we have […]
Emma Thomas, Chief Executive Officer at specialist farm insurer Achmea, was delighted to welcome Robert Otto, member of Achmea’s Executive Board to Australia. With 14 thousand employees, the Achmea Group supports the lives of 13 million clients worldwide. Achmea is active in six countries including Australia, with Mr Otto responsible for Achmea’s international portfolio. Mr […]
With above-normal fire conditions predicted across the Albany region, Farm Insurance Specialist Max Brown from specialist farm insurer Achmea, encourages farmers to take action and prepare their properties now to reduce the risk of underinsurance. According to the latest Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook, the 2019-20 fire season for the Albany region has the potential to […]
Market-leading stud stock insurance rates available at the Brahman Gold City Sale Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Richard Reynolds caught up with Anastasia Fanning, Associate Manager of the Australian Brahman Breeders’ Association Limited who said there are some very good bulls on offer at the Gold City Sale this Friday, 1 November. Richard is proud to […]
5-star claims service rating for Achmea farm insurance As a specialist farm insurer, we know the most important thing is to be there for you when you need us. Over the years Achmea farm insurance has supported farmers around Australia through the toughest times and our claims service has been a key driver for farmers […]
Achmea 2019 Finalist Direct General Insurer Specialist farm insurer Achmea Australia has received its second consecutive nomination in the category of Direct General Insurance Company of the Year. The 16th Australian Insurance Industry Awards are hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), and they recognise outstanding individuals and businesses […]
Achmea farm insurance is proudly supporting bull sales with our 8% stud stock insurance. Local Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Allan Cowan is attending the sales in the New England area and was delighted to support the Lotus Herefords bull sales with our stud stock insurance cover this week. Allan is offering buyers Achmea’s market-leading 8% […]
Storm-proof your farm with our risk mitigation strategies By Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Steve Field. The first week in June saw our first proper cold fronts hitting Western Australia. While for the great majority it brought some needed rainfall to start the season it was also a sharp reminder of what comes with the rain. […]
Achmea Farm Insurance Specialist Mark Vayro shares his risk mitigation strategies to help keep livestock on the road safe and reduce the risk of collisions. As reported by the Queensland Times today, Queensland motorists should take care on rural roads as the drought continues to impact graziers. While flooding rains have caused catastrophe in the […]
Achmea was established in 1811 by farmers for farmers. Many of our people still have their origins from the land, including our CEO Emma Thomas. Emma’s passion for farming started on her grandparents’ merino sheep farm in the high country in Central Otago, New Zealand. During the second World War in 1942, Emma’s grandmother, along […]
Brad Cavanagh from Harden has been selected to participate in the inaugural GenAngus Future Leaders Program, a leadership program designed by Angus Youth and partner Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer.
Speaking with ABC NSW Country Hour, Ian Simpson explains how farmers can assess whether they have adequate farm insurance or not. He stresses that farmers should have their properties assessed if they're in doubt. He notes that disasters are inevitable, and that farmers should be prepared for the worst.
Achmea CEO Emma Thomas and Dubbo Farm Insurance Specialist John Malone spoke with journalist Bernice Han from Insurance News magazine to talk about the devastating drought and Achmea’s direct partnership with farmers.
Achmea horticulture specialist Louis Vrieze spoke about Achmea Australia’s heritage in the Netherlands, establishment in Australia less than five years ago and its continuing commitment to keep farmers farming in a recent article published in the Autumn 2018 edition of Soilless Australia.
The NSW Government has advised that the Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL), which was due to be removed from all NSW insurance policies on 30 June 2017, is to remain being collected via insurance policies.