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Insurance

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is proud to facilitate insurance for its members under the AMSA Group Insurance Program (The AMSA Insurance). The benefits of the AMSA Insurance are detailed below.

Who Arranges the Insurance?

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) ABN 84 144 866 277 in association with Everest Risk Group Pty Ltd (ERG) as Corporate Authorised Representative (No 276869) of Insurance Advisernet Australia Pty Limited (IAA – Australian Financial Services Number 240549), has arranged access for members to Public & Products Liability, Voluntary Workers Personal Accident, Industrial Special Risks & Association Liability (The Insurance).

AMSA is a Group Purchasing Body providing a financial service under the exemption granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) under Class Order CO08/1

The following information is of a general nature and does not take into account your own personal needs or particular objectives. We recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions Guide along with the details of cover and policy wordings to make sure the programme is right for you and your Men’s Shed.

As an AMSA member you have access to member coverage and premiums which have been negotiated for your benefit.

In relation to this offering AMSA will act as your representative in negotiating coverage terms and premiums for the benefit of all participating members. Further we will act as a conduit between members and our IAA Authorised Representative Everest Risk Group Pty Ltd (276869). As part of this arrangement and at no charge to our members, we undertake to provide the following documentation and information to members as provided by ERG including:

  1. Financial Services Guide Financial Services Guide, inclusive of contact details for our ERG Authorised Representative
  2. Policy Schedule and Tax Invoice
  3. A copy of (or access to) the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, detailing the product terms and conditions
  4. Renewal notices and
  5. If applicable cancellation and/or notice of non renewal

Please Note: The Insurance package offered via ERG is provided to members of AMSA who participate in The Insurance programme.


Who do we contact to discuss The Insurance?

AMSA
Mel White
Phone: 1300 550 009
Email: amsa@mensshed.net

For ease of reference, where you are sending AMSA an email, we suggest putting the name of your shed in the ‘Subject’ line.

What is included in these policies?

We suggest you review the Frequently Asked Question guide, along with the policy wordings as follows:

  • Public & Products Liability Wording
  • Voluntary Workers Personal Accident Wording
  • Industrial Special Risks Wording
  • Association Liability Wording – Available upon request by Men’s Shed committee members

Due to certain changes occurring, we suggest you familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions of each.

In providing this facility to members, AMSA will not receive any rebates or commissions from IAA, its Authorised Representative or the Insurer for arranging the issue of insurance coverage.

AMSA does not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence and, as such, advises that you should consider obtaining your own financial product advice about the above product and its suitability to your individual needs from an appropriately qualified Financial Services Advisor.

Important Notices

1. English Language

Please note that these are important legal documents and if you cannot read and understand English you should ask a qualified translator to explain the documents to you.

2. Your Duty of Disclosure

Before you enter into a contract of general insurance with an Insurer, you have a duty, under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984, to disclose to the Insurer every matter that you know, or could reasonably be expected to know, that is relevant to the Insurer’s decision whether to accept the risk of the insurance and, if so, on what terms.

You have the same duty to disclose those matters to the Insurer before you renew, extend, vary or reinstate a contract of general insurance.
Your duty, however, does not require disclosure of matters:

  • that diminishes the risk to be undertaken by the Insurer,
  • that is of common knowledge,
  • that your Insurer knows or, in the ordinary course of his business, ought to know,
  • as to which compliance with your duty is waived by the Insurer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to view some of our Frequently Asked Questions.


The AMSA Insurance Manual

Please click here to view the Manual


Application For Insurance Coverage

Please click here to apply for the AMSA Group Insurance Scheme