Interview with Achmea Risk Specialist and firefighter Mark Vayro (Part 1) We sat down with Risk Specialist and firefighter Mark Vayro to hear first-hand about his experience on the ground as a volunteer firefighter. Passionate about keeping farmers farming in the Toowoomba, Lockyer and Southern Downs regions in Queensland, Mark was among the thousands of […]
Millah Murrah Paratrooper is the “perfect package” according to the proud owners of Australia’s most expensive Angus bull, the Cowan family. The Cowan family have partnered with Achmea farm insurance and have grand plans for the future. Ms Cowan said the first priority after their record purchase was to insure Paratrooper, using specialist insurer Achmea, also […]
Our experienced Claims Team has been working tirelessly to assist clients who have been impacted by the catastrophic bushfires. Communities are facing a recovery effort on a scale never seen before, and as Australia’s specialist farm insurer Achmea is part this rebuild. Our experienced Claims Team is committed to the continuity of your business. Our […]
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 […]
Backed by more than 200 years of experience, Achmea farm insurance is committed to reducing on-farm risks. We believe reducing risks can keep unexpected repair bills and premiums down. 2019 has been another difficult year across major broadacre cropping areas of Australia. But for those that do have crop to harvest and with harvest underway in […]
Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction, an important United Nations initiative. Committed to protecting and enhancing agricultural communities, Achmea farm insurance actively supports greater risk awareness and disaster reduction.Reflecting on the recent deadly bushfires in northern NSW which have devastated local communities, Achmea Risk Specialist Allan Cowan said impacted farmers shared three common themes. […]
The bushfire season has started early and it’s predicted to be much worse than normal. Authorities say this is the worst start to the Queensland bushfire season in recorded history and the summer outlook suggests that conditions are unlikely to improve. Additionally, with dry ground, the threat of instant grass fires from lightning strikes poses […]
As reported by the Stock & Land this week, there has been a sharp increase in livestock theft and rural crime. The latest farm related crime figures [June 2019] by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency indicate that in the last five years, there has been a 63 per cent increase in the number of reported […]
As one of the major sponsors this year of the Sheep and Wool Show and Sale, Achmea is thrilled to be in Bendigo this weekend. Thousands of farmers, traders and members of the public will come from all over the country for the largest event of its type in the world. Hear all about Achmea’s […]
The 2019 Queensland sugarcane crush has commenced and our Senior Risk Specialist Alison Treston is encouraging farmers and the general public to be extra vigilant to avoid collisions with cane trains. “As farmers, we drive around six months of the year without the cane trains so extra awareness is needed,“ Alison said. “It’s a legal […]
“The drought is unprecedented, it’s the worst I have seen in all my years on the land,” she says. “The wait for rain continues and we sit down with each and every farmer to talk about what matters most to their livelihoods.”
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.
From humble beginnings in the Netherlands more than 200 years ago to Australia’s specialist rural insurer: Risk Specialist Allan Cowan describes Achmea’s multi-year partnership with Angus Australia and how its unique insurance offering and growing regional footprint is keeping farmers farming. By Allan Cowan, Risk Specialist with Achmea for farmers across the New England, North […]
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.