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Monday 1 May 2017
PAYG withholding tax on income protection benefits
From May 2017, as required by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), we will be withholding PAYG tax from weekly benefits payable under our income protection policies. This will assist our insured customers to better manage their tax affairs during their claim, rather than facing a larger tax bill at the end of each tax year.

We are writing to all insured customers who have a current income protection claim with us, who will need to complete a Tax File Number Declaration form and return it to us (if they have not done so already).

If you require further information regarding this matter please don’t hesitate to contact our claims team on (03) 9258 1770 or click the following link to download the form:


Monday, 25 July 2016
ATC appoints industry leader Sampath Soysa to new position of Chief Operating Officer

ATC Insurance Solutions is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Sampath Soysa to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

Soysa will oversee ATC’s claims and legal departments, but will also play a key role in expanding ATC’s distribution capability with a strong focus on its broker intermediated business.

ATC has previously had a long relationship with Soysa who has handled many large and complex property and liability claims from his time at Moray and Agnew and more recently as a Partner at Gilchrist Connell.

"We have a great respect for Sampath’s legal and business development capabilities", commented ATC’s CEO, Chris Anderson. Anderson further commented that Mr Soysa is recognised as an industry leader with his outstanding work at YIPs over a long period of time, and his profile and expertise will further enhance ATC’s delivery capability.

In his most recent role prior to joining ATC, Soysa founded the Melbourne office of leading national insurance law firm, Gilchrist Connell.

ATC is a leading Lloyd’s of London underwriting agency specialising in Construction, Plant & Equipment, Accident & Health, and Sports related insurance products.

Mr Soysa will commence with ATC November 2, 2016.

Monday, 25 July 2016
ATC makes key appointments in A&H and Sports
ATC Insurance Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Martin to Head of Accident & Health and Sports. Tim emigrated from the United Kingdom four years ago to take up a position as Senior Accident & Health Underwriter with ATC. Tim has over 14 years insurance experience including senior underwriting positions in the London market with AIG and Chubb.

Tim has successfully managed a number of ATC’s large Accident & Health programs over the past couple of years and along with Shane Sheppard, ATC Director, has established a rapidly growing Sports Insurance Division.

Further to the initial success of the Sports Division, ATC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Keogh to the position of Senior Underwriter – Sports.

ATC’s CEO, Chris Anderson, commented that he was thrilled with the promotion of Tim who had proven to be a talented underwriter with strong relationships in the London market and most importantly, someone who was able to achieve results. In respect of Ross’s appointment, Chris was very pleased to add a person of Ross’s capability and experience to its growing Sports Division.

Monday, 30 March 2015
Plant & Machinery specialist joins ATC team
ATC Insurance Solutions (ATC) today announced the appointment of Trent Rogash to the position of Plant & Machinery Underwriter; based in the agency’s Brisbane office.

Trent has specialised in the Plant & Machinery product class for a number of years and has held various senior positions within the insurance industry including responsibility for product development. He also has a strong understanding of Lloyd’s binding authorities and procedures.

ATC Construction Head and Queensland State Manager, Shane Sheppard, said: “We are thrilled to have Trent on board as he brings a large amount of expertise, knowledge and experience with this class of insurance.”

Wednesday, 14th May 2014
ProSight Specialty Underwriters Ltd selects ATC for exclusive construction industry partnership
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
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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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.

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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