Getting ahead of the flames: how you can prepare for bushfire season

Bushfire maintenance

An Aussie summer is the dream vacation for holidaymakers across the globe. Endless stretches of beach, unique marine life and surf culture charms millions of tourists every year. But for residents, the arrival of summer can be unnerving as fire season draws closer and bushfire preparation becomes front-of-mind. Over the last few years, fires have spread at intense rates, displacing homeowners and obliterating anything in its path.

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Protect your possessions with contents insurance

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At Allsure Insurance, we know that your belongings can transform a house into your home. As a homeowner or renter, your household items are key assets that needs their value protected. Contents insurance covers the financial cost of repairing or replacing your personal possessions and fixtures, such as white goods, electrical appliances, jewellery and sporting equipment. This insurance covers household items that belong to you and to the family members who live with you. When considering the various contents insurance policies, you should also consider the value of your possessions, taking into account what you could afford to replace if something went wrong.

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Important changes to COVID-19 WorkSafe requirements

As trusted Allsure clients, we want to make sure you’re well-aware of recent changes regarding COVID-19.

As of 28 July 2020, Victorian employers are now required to notify WorkSafe immediately when they become aware that a worker has received a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis. More precisely, an employer must notify WorkSafe as soon as they are informed that:

An employee, contractor, or an employee of a contractor has received a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, and
The individual has attended the employer’s workplace in the 14-day period prior to the onset of symptoms or the confirmed diagnosis, whichever occurs first.

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Cybersecurity during COVID-19 continues to threaten businesses

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Australian businesses have been urged to recognise the high level of ransomware threat from cyber adversaries. Scamwatch has received over 3900 scam reports mentioning the coronavirus with over $3.1 million in reported losses since the outbreak of COVID-19. Ransomware acts as a method of extortion, locking a computer’s content and displaying a message requiring victims to pay a ransom in order for them to regain access. The emails delivering ransomware to Australian victims often mirror the branding of trusted and reputable corporations as part of their techniques.

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