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 Risk 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 ever […]
It has been an extremely tough week for our agricultural communities in NSW and Queensland and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder to help protect the livelihoods of our clients. We thank the NSW Rural Fire Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services for their brave work during these catastrophic bushfire conditions. These are unprecedented fire conditions […]
Achmea, Australia’s specialist farm insurer, was honoured to join Mr Mark Rutte AC, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, his delegation and representatives from other Dutch companies in Australia at a recent breakfast meeting at the Sydney Opera House. It was a privilege to speak with Prime Minister Rutte about the significant economic footprint of Dutch […]
Several major bushfires are affecting large parts of northern NSW and south-west Queensland at the moment. As Australia’s specialist farm insurer, Achmea encourages farmers to stay informed and tune into warnings issued by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service. With an ‘above normal’ fire potential, bushfires can quickly […]
Protecting livelihoods through proactive risk mitigation is at the heart of Achmea’s approach to farm insurance. As Australia’s specialist farm insurer, we have today launched the Achmea Bushfire Risk Mitigation Series to help you prepare your farm for the challenging bushfire season. Over the next few weeks, Achmea Risk Specialist Mark Vayro will share his […]
Achmea farm insurance is proudly supporting bull sales with our 8% stud stock insurance. Local Achmea Risk 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% rate […]
By WA Risk 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. Strong winds were experienced across the state with each […]
The Long Paddock has been a lifeline for graziers but does leave drivers exposed to risk. 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 north west of the state earlier this year, almost […]
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 […]
In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay today, Achmea recognises the resilience and strength of women on the land. "Diamonds are formed under pressure", says Achmea CEO Emma Thompson. "...We are seeing female leadership emerging".
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.
Keeping an eye on cost, and checking key expenses from time to time, including farm insurance when an opportunity arises, is "a critical part of running a farming business," according to Wee Waa cotton grower and 2017 Nuffield Scholar Daniel Kahl. Daniel said for insurance to be cost-effective it's important your policy is flexible, remains relevant and provides the right level of cover for the things that you don't have an appetite for covering yourself.
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.
Under-insurance: a significant risk ahead of the fire season Our Risk Specialist for Eyre Peninsula (EP) Brett Klau encourages farmers to develop a bushfire survival plan and look at which items on their farm pose significant risks. Undertaking appropriate risk mitigation now can help reduce unexpected repair bills. When asking farmers across the EP how […]
Achmea CEO Emma Thomas and Dubbo Risk 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.
Nearly 100 women from the New England region showed us there’s a real appetite to achieve greater equality for women in Australian agriculture at a recent Leadership on the Land symposium hosted by Achmea 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.
Achmea Australia is excited to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Emma Thomas. This announcement comes after the news that current CEO Timo van Voorden is returning to the Netherlands.