The benefits of using an adviser for SME businesses

The benefits of using an adviser for SME businesses

The vast majority of SME owners have a knack for managing their business and their time, which is why they always have one eye on the future. Processes that maximise their time are extremely useful, as are specialists and experts who can manage the details, leaving them to manage the big picture. So, it comes as no surprise to learn that many SME owners leverage experienced insurance advisers to ensure that they receive the right cover at the right price for their business.

If you don’t have a dedicated insurance adviser for your business, here are five reasons why it’s a good idea to reconsider your position.

1. Allocate your time wisely

As a SME owner you need to know every aspect of your business, allocating your time wisely so that you can guide your company forwards. So, do you really need to learn all about insurance? This is a very complicated topic and the only hope you have in selecting the right cover for your business is to compare the pros and cons of numerous policies. If you don’t make the right decision, however, your company can be left under insured and the consequences can be devastating.

2. Utilise the advice of experts

Insurance advisers or brokers are experts in their field. They have spent years honing their craft, continually keeping themselves up to date on changes within the industry that may affect their clients. They are also specialists in specific areas, so if you are in the hospitality industry, for example, your dedicated insurance adviser will have spent time studying the nuances of your industry. This means that you can rely on your adviser to give you the best advice for your business and steer you towards the best type of insurance for your needs.

3. Access uniquely tailored insurance cover

Since your insurance adviser understands your business, they can craft a customised insurance package uniquely tailored to your company’s specific needs. This is a much better solution than simply selecting one of the generic packages advertised by insurance providers that may or may not cover all your needs.

4. Achieve the best deals

Your insurance adviser will not only put together a customised package for your business, but they will also compare all providers, seeking the best deals. Once they find the most competitive rates they will go even further and start drilling down to achieve even better rates for their clients. This is a huge benefit that SME owners can’t achieve on their own.

5. Benefit from faster & more successful claims

With a knowledgeable and skilled insurance adviser on your team, any claims you submit will be handled efficiently and quickly. They know exactly what’s needed to facilitate your claims through the system and if a claim is denied, will also know how to provide additional information that may well change this result. Advisers make it much easier to negotiate with your provider when making a claim.

When you need to renew or evaluate your SME’s insurance cover, it’s good to have an expert on your team who has your business’ best interests as a priority. To find an experienced insurance adviser for your business, contact Lewis Insurance Services on 07 3217 9015 or send us an email by clicking here.

This article was published by our AFSL Licensee, Insurance Advisernet Australia P/L,

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