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Tuesday, 20th May 2014
ATC expands construction & plant underwriting capacity
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ATC Insurance Solutions (ATC) today announced the expansion of its underwriting expertise in the agency’s new Sydney and Brisbane offices with the appointments of three new team members.

Steven Duong has been appointed ATC’s NSW Manager Construction and Plant while Shannon Fullen and Kimberley Biggs join the agency’s Brisbane-based underwriting team in the plant and machinery and construction and engineering portfolios.

ATC Chief Executive Officer, Chris Anderson, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven, Shannon and Kimberley to the ATC team. All three have significant expertise and experience within the construction and engineering and plant and machinery insurance segments and their appointments add significant depth and capability to our underwriting capacity.”

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Wednesday, 14th May 2014
ProSight Specialty Underwriters Ltd selects ATC for exclusive construction industry partnership
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ATC Insurance Solutions (ATC) today announced it had entered an exclusive construction and plant binder arrangement for the Australian market with ProSight Specialty Underwriters Ltd (‘ProSight’), operating through Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd’s of London.

ProSight Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd’s, Active Underwriter, Paul Cusition, said ProSight’s binder arrangement with ATC reflected the insurer’s focus on partnerships which differentiate and deliver additional value to customers. “We only partner with agencies that share our vision of delivering value to customers through superior expertise,” Mr Cusition said.

“ProSight’s partnership with ATC stems from our belief that a focused distribution strategy with specialist underwriting agencies ensures that our customers receive the highest level service from their carrier and their agent,” Mr Cusition said. “ATC’s construction and plant underwriting expertise and market knowledge is unparalleled and the agency has built an enviable reputation for exceptional client service since its establishment nearly five years ago.”

The exclusive partnership arrangement follows a strong start to 2014 for ATC with the expansion of our underwriting operations in Queensland and New South Wales and plans for a strengthened market presence for the underwriting agency in other Australian states. The new Brisbane office is headed up by ATC Director and Construction Head, Shane Sheppard, while newly appointed ATC NSW State Manager, Angie Zissis, is heading up the Sydney office.

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Tuesday, 28th January 2014
ATC builds on performance through new QLD office
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ATC Insurance Solutions (ATC) today announced company Director and Construction Head, Shane Sheppard, had also been appointed ATC Queensland State Manager and will drive the continued growth of the underwriting agency in the Brisbane market.

Shane has been a Director and head of the agency’s construction portfolio since the establishment of ATC about five years ago. ATC’s construction portfolio has doubled in size during the past 12 months and the agency is targeting sustained market growth across its entire product range with the opening of a Brisbane office this week.

ATC Chief Executive Officer, Chris Anderson, said: “ATC has gone from strength to strength during the past few years and Shane is an integral part of our success." Chris said Shane would continue to lead the company’s construction and plant and machinery underwriting teams and would also contribute to the development of new and emerging product lines; such as sports insurance.

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ATC Director, Construction Head and Qld State Manager, Shane Sheppard

“Shane’s construction underwriting team has built an exceptional reputation for client service and we have embedded that culture within our agency as our recognised point of difference,” he said.

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Monday, 20th January 2014
Industry leader appointed to spearhead NSW expansion
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ATC Insurance Solutions (ATC) today announced respected insurance senior executive, Angie Zissis, had been appointed ATC New South Wales State Manager and will spearhead the growth of the underwriting agency in the Sydney market.

Prior to joining ATC, Angie was Finance Director at Marsh Australia and he has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and financial services sectors. He has previously held a range of leadership roles including National General Manager of Freeman McMurrick, Chief Operating Officer at AON Australia and Financial Controller at Alexander & Alexander.

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ATC NSW State Manager, Angie Zissis

The announcement of Angie’s appointment coincides with the opening today of ATC’s Sydney office. ATC Chief Executive Officer, Chris Anderson, said: “We are delighted Angie has joined the ATC leadership team. To have attracted a senior executive with his expertise and experience is a strong endorsement of our recent business performance and our plans for growth in the next few years.”

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Monday, 16th December 2013
Christmas holiday office closure
The team at ATC wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Our office will be closed from 24 December 2013 to 2 January 2014.

For urgent enquiries during this time, please contact:

Underwriting enquiries:
Shane Sheppard, tel 0433 411 651

Claims enquiries:
Cameron McDonald, tel 0488 511 188

Wednesday, 27th November 2013
New TradePack promotion for electrical contractors
ATC is celebrating the success of its trades insurance package - ATC TradePack - with a new promotion for Victorian electrical contractors.

ATC TradePack Assistant Underwriter, Andreanna Murphy, said recent market comparisons showed the company's insurance premiums remain very competitive.

"We currently only insure electrical contractors, so we have a very deep knowledge of the industry. That expertise means we can offer Australia's best value trade insurance," said Andreanna.

All new ATC TradePack policyholders will go in the draw to win a $500 Good Guys voucher - there is one to be won every month.

To obtain a quotation, contact ATC TradePack on (03) 9258 1700 or read more about our
TradePack product range including public and products liability insurance, tools cover and income protection insurance.

Wednesday, 10th July 2013
ASIC acts on ATC breach report
ATC Insurance Solutions advises that the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) has completed an investigation after ATC last year discovered fraudulent practices by its then National Claims Manager, Travers Loy, and reported the breach to the regulator.

Earlier today, ASIC announced that it had permanently banned Mr Loy from providing financial services after the regulator’s investigation found that Mr Loy had misappropriated more than $1.2 million in funds sourced from trust accounts held by ATC on behalf of ATC’s insurance underwriters.

The investigation found that Mr Loy ‘fabricated and submitted 38 false claims’ during the period June 2010 to May last year. Upon discovering the misappropriation, ATC submitted a breach report to ASIC and assisted the regulator with its investigation.

ATC Insurance Solutions Chief Executive, Chris Anderson, confirmed that the funds misappropriated by Mr Loy had been repaid to the respective underwriters. “Although none of our underwriting partners is out of pocket, this was clearly a very serious breach by a trusted former senior staff member.

“We appreciate the strong support of our underwriting agencies, broking partners and clients during this difficult period,” said Mr Anderson. “We have since undertaken a thorough review of our processes and procedures and have implemented a range of new practices to prevent any similar breach from occurring in the future.”

As the matter is still subject to criminal court proceedings, ATC is unable comment further on the case.

For more information, refer to the
ASIC media release or contact ATC Communications on tel +0419546245

ATC jumps on the back of Australian Rules
Strathmore Football Club this week announced ATC as proud sponsor of two of the Club's junior teams.

Club President, John Elliott, said: "We are thrilled to have ATC as a jumper sponsor for our two under 18 sides, competing in the Essendon District Football League.

Club President, John Elliott, said: "We are thrilled to have ATC as a jumper sponsor for our two under 18 sides, competing in the Essendon District Football League."

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"Community sporting clubs, such as ours, are a positive influence in the lives of many young men and their families. Equally, our partnership with ATC and other businesses are the backbone of our Club."

ATC Chief Executive, Chris Anderson, said "Many of the people insured through our various income ptotection polices, live and work in the northern metropolitan suburbs. We believe it is important to contribute positively to those communities in ways that will enrich and positively influence the lives of those we insure."

In the first matches sporting the ATC logo on Strathmore's gold and blue jumpers, it was wet, miserable and muddy after a huge Melbourne downpour over several days. Strathmore's 18.5 Division 3 side thumped Essendon's Doutta Stars by a massive 77 points but the 18.5 Premier Division team came second to the Doutta Stars by eight goals.

ATC is also a proud sponsor of several junior and senior cricket teams at Aberfeldie Sports Club.

Claim forms simplified for group accident and sickness
ATC has recently conducted a comprehensive review of its group accident and sickness claim forms to further simplify the claims process for claimants.

As a result, a new Accidental Dental Injury claim form has been developed which significantly reduces the paperwork for this type of insurance benefit.

Plus, a range of changes have been made to the Accident and Sickness claim form to make the process clearer, gather better information and help fast-track the claims process.

ATC Acting Claims Manager, Cameron McDonald, said: "We understand the importance of accessible, streamlined claims services. That's why we continuously evaluate our processes looking for ways to improve the claims experience.

"We're confident the updated forms will make our claims process simpler, clearer and even faster for claimants."

ATC's expo stand wows brokers
ATC has kicked off the annual round of broker trade expos with a fantastic display at Melbourne's NIBA exhibition.

The display was voted in the top three - an improvement on the special mention received during the past two years. ATC's new marketing collateral also proved a hot favourite with attending brokers.

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ATC Chief Executive, Chris Anderson, said: "It was gratifying to see the significant broker interest in our developing product range; particularly our new medical indemnity cover.

"I am confident we will do very well at the upcoming interstate expos and I'm certain we will bring home a trophy this year for the best stand."

ATC's claims services excels
Protect is Australia's leading industry severance scheme with more than 24,000 members nationwide. ATC underwrites Protect's group accident and sickness policy.

Last year, Protect's group insurance cover helped 534 members and their families. And each step of the way, ATC's dedicated claims service was there to assist and support Protect members.

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