Why use a broker?

An insurance broker can save you time, money and worry. Just like an accountant or lawyer who provides you with professional advice, based on years of training and experience, a qualified broker can do the same with your insurance.

Insurance can be incredibly complicated to fully understand, and an insurance broker can help you understand the details of a policy and also work out what level of cover you need so that you are properly protected.

Using a broker doesn't necessarily cost more. Often it costs less because brokers have knowledge of the insurance market and the ability to negotiate competitive premiums on your behalf. In addition, because insurance brokers deal with a range of insurance companies directly, sometimes they can access policies that are not available to most consumers.

If the worst happens and you do have to make a claim, a broker will act on your behalf, liaising with the insurance company to negotiate the best possible outcome for the client. So whether it's home, car, life or business insurance, brokers are the best, most trusted source of advice available to make sure you are properly protected.

NIBA runs the free Need a Broker service, which puts business owners and consumers in touch with insurance brokers in their geographic locality, or who specialise in their area of need. The service can be accessed at www.needabroker.com.au or by calling 1300 53 10 73.