Opinion by Herman Kellerman, Apio Group I regularly come across clients who ask their “friends” of the family and acquaintances to quote them on their insurance policies. I always wonder if the client has ever really considered the impact if they chose the wrong broker? So, the...

The joys of a rainy and beautiful summer often come with the irritation of finding an infestation of pests (like termites or ants) inside your home, which can sometimes be more than just an inconvenience to remove but can become costly if they cause damage...

By Caron Whitfield, Head of Marketing and Distribution at Apio Group We have all seen the flyers that get put in our post boxes or stuck on the garden gate, advertising tree felling services. Some of us have even tried to cut down an overgrown tree...

Not sure what to do if you have an accident. #TeamApio put this do's and don'ts list together for you. You Must: Immediately stop your vehicle; Ascertain the nature and extent of any injuries and if able to do so render all possible assistance within your...

Before working with an insurance broker, many clients want to know why they should and what the benefits are. #TeamApio lists these points to help you make a decision. A broker provides you with proper and relevant advice, this makes the claims process simple and...

Risk management is perceived by most people as simply buying insurance. As a result, many companies take out insurance assuming they will be protected from all the risks that they face. As Covid-19 has demonstrated, this approach is a rapidly eroding model that doesn’t take...

Are you keeping you to date with your home maintenance? If not, you could have a nasty surprise on the next claim against your home insurance. That is not all, you need to keep up to date with your policy conditions and that the renewal...

Very few people read their policy wording document, which then results in having to face unforeseen challenges. It is when there is a need to claim that missed or misunderstood clauses result in a possible rejected claim. #TeamApio breaks down some instances that could result...

As we all know, crime in South Africa has been increasing at a rapid rate and this is why it's critical for one to have all their belongings insured. You might think that certain things are more important than others until its gone and you...

Liability Insurance Overview Litigation is a fact of life in South African business. The tough management decisions critical to success in a competitive business environment also carry the risk of unlimited financial liability for both the company and its directors and officers. Companies active in mergers, acquisitions...