What We Do
"Unimutual has a thorough intimate knowledge of the unique specific risks that the higher education sector face. Unimutual protection policies are structured with this knowledge in mind and they have proven their proficiency at covering those risks for universities in particular, for over 25 years. Staff are all highly experienced in their field.”
Charles Sturt University
Unimutual provides the following discretionary protections as an alternative to conventional insurance:
General and Products Liability Protection
Covers liabilities arising from personal injury (including death), other injury and property damage caused by a protected event during the protection period.
Professional Liability Protection
Covers legal liabilities to pay damages as a result of claims arising out of any negligent act, error or omission in relation to the Member’s professional business.
Covers legal liabilities to pay damages as a result of claims made for bodily injury (including death) arising out of any negligent act, error or omission in relation to the provision of medical and/or veterinary services.
Clinical Trials Protection
Covers liabilities for damages or compensation and claimants’ costs and expenses for bodily injury to any research subject arising from an occurrence in respect of any clinical trial undertaken.
Covers the material loss of assets such as buildings, plant, machinery, stock and merchandise, and personal property, and also extends to claims for protection for loss of revenue, increased cost of working, loss of rental income and additional expense resulting from interruption or interference to the business.
Covers claims arising out of an actual or alleged breach of personal and corporate information held by the member, including claims arising where the data has been passed to an outsourced provider.
Examples include the contamination, destruction, modification or corruption of data, denial of access, theft of access codes, unauthorised access and use, cyber extortion, network interruption, defence costs, data administrative fines, investigation costs, forensic services and reputational repair support.
Whereas the property and liability covers will respond to pollution caused by a sudden release, Environmental liability cover responds to losses arising from gradual release over an extended period, including resultant claims, remediation and legal defense costs.
A base level of Environmental Liability protection is automatically provided to all Members who take up property and liability classes with Unimutual, with a number of cover enhancements available as priced options:
- Pre-Existing Pollution Conditions, 1 – Year Retroactive Date, Business Interruption, Underground Storage Tanks, Crisis Management, Contractors Pollution Liability Extension, Construction Work, Contractors
- Pollution Liability Extension – Asbestos & lead abatement program, Transportation Coverage, Asbestos coverage caused by an Insured Peril, Asbestos coverage for BI & PD only.
Losses solely and directly caused by an Active Assailant Event occurring during the Protection Period within the Geographical Limits as stated within the schedule including;
- Public Relations consultancy costs by a Mutual approved consultant
- Relocation expenses for the Member
- Counselling and/or psychiatric expenses
- Medical expenses other than counselling or psychiatric expenses
Unimutual also arranges Management Liability Insurance, including Directors and Officers Liability Insurance, underwritten and issued by Chubb Insurance.
Our value-added services you’ll enjoy as a member of Unimutual include:
- Risk management training, tools and resources
- Risk consultancy services
- Risk engineering services
- Business continuity planning
- Sector collaboration
- Networking and educational in-person events
- University Risk Days
- Annual risk reviews