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Changes to New South Wales Emergency Services Levy

4th July 2018

What is New South Wales Emergency Services Levy (ESL)?
The New South Wales ESL provides funding for emergency services in NSW, including Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service all of which
help keep our community safe.
 
The levy is collected by insurers on behalf of the NSW Government and is included in residential and commercial property policies and motor insurance policies.
 
What’s changed with the NSW ESL?
In December 2015, the NSW Government announced it would abolish ESL from insurance premiums and replace it with a new Fire and Emergency Services Levy (FESL) to be paid
alongside council rates. 
 
Insurers have been preparing for the transition to the FESL for more than a year and had already ceased to collect NSW ESL on affected policies. On 30 May 2017, the NSW
Government announced new plans to indefinitely defer the abolition of the NSW ESL collection on insurance premiums.
 
How will NSW emergency services be funded now?
As a result of the NSW Government announcement, ESL is now reinstated on insurance premiums and insurers are required by law to continue to collect the levy on behalf of the
NSW Government. 
 
What does this mean for policy holders?
In line with government legislation, we will collect ESL as part of your insurance premium until further notice.
 
If I didn’t pay NSW ESL last year, why am I paying this year?
All eligible policies will now have the ESL included in their total premium in line with the new legislation passed by the NSW Government. The amount of collected ESL is passed to the
NSW Government and used to fund emergency services in NSW. 
 
How will I know how much ESL I am paying on my insurance policy?
You will receive an insurance schedule or statement when you renew, purchase or amend your insurance cover. The NSW ESL charge is clearly itemised on your insurance schedule
and is a percentage of your base premium. Insurers collect these levies on behalf of the NSW Government.
 
Why has my insurance premium increased?
Premiums are regularly reviewed and take into account a number of risk factors such as location and construction, claims history, type of cover selected and indexation of sums
insured, as well as business expenses, including operating and reinsurance costs. Any changes to our premiums are independent of changes to the NSW ESL.
 
Further information
If you have any questions about the changes to ESL or the amount of ESL that applies to your policy, please visit www.revenue.nsw.gov.au/taxes/insurance
 

 

CYCLONE DEBBIE - Claims

4th April 2017

We encourage clients who sustain damage to lodge a claim as soon as possible by calling your account manager at P.A.S. 

To prevent further loss, proceed with emergency repairs as required and await further instructions.

* Remember the key to minimising damage is planning well in advance.

We are here to help. 

WEATHER ALERT - Storms in NSW & QLD

17th June 2016

A low pressure trough is forecast to move from Central Australia into Eastern Australia, developing into an East Coast Low this weekend and producing heavy rainfall in NSW and Queensland.

Detailed weather forecast

Saturday
the trough will intesnsify over eastern Australia with rain, showers and storms stretching from western/ central inlad QLD through northern inland and ranges of NSW. Widespread rainfall of 10 - 20mm is predicted, with higher falls of 20 - 50mm for areas with thunderstorms.

Sunday
a low pressure system will develop in response to the arrival of an upper level trough and will cause rain to become heavy across the easter half of QLD and the eastern half of NSW. Widespread 20 - 50mm with pockets of 50-100mm. Local rain sites can exceed 100mm. Localised flash flooding is a risk. With most NSW catchments still saturated from the event two weeks ago, small / fast river creeks and catchments may flood this time, but rain forecast totals do not appear to be enough for significant flooding of large river systems.

Monday
the east coast low will devlop further and move off the coast somewhere around Sydney/ Illawarra. Heavy rain and strong winds will become confined to the south, and may spread into Victoria. Rainfall of 25 - 50mm is likely on NSW South Coast. Clearance in QLD /  northeast NSW should occur early in the day and the clearance will spread south quickly.

Based on current forecasts, this event is likely to be a lesser event compared to the storm system two weeks ago because low pressure system is faster moving andlss intense. However, as with most east coast low events, the exact location and intensity of teh small-scale low pressure centres is difficult to model and forecast.
 

 

Change of Ownership

19th October 2015

We are pleased to accounce that from the 1st April 2015, P.A.S. Insurance Brokers has had a change of ownership to the following long standing staff who are now Directors; Brooke Furlong, Julie Pearce and Vince Di Martino.

Your dealings with out office remain unchanged and moving forward, we look forward to the continued relationship and exciting future ahead.

NSW Storms - We are ready to help

27th April 2015

We encourage clients who sustain damage to lodge a claim as soon as possible by calling your account manager at PAS. If the damage is sustained out of office hours please call Vince Di Martino on 0407 913 037

To prevent any further loss, proceed with any emergency repairs as required and await further instructions.

* Remember the key to minimising damage is planning well in advance.

Christmas Office Hours

28th October 2014

We wish to advise that our office will be closed on the following dates:-

from midday Wednesday 24th December
returning Monday 29th December
&
from midday Wednesday 31st December
returning Monday 5th January

For emergency claims service over the Chistmas / New Year period please contact
Steve 0419 276 420 or Vince 0407 913 037

Management and Staff at P.A.S. would lik to thank you for your support and wish both you and your family a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

Professional Indemnity for Arborists

14th March 2014

Due to the recent safety crackdown over school trees, education officials have ordered a full review of tree safety on thousands of public school sites and as such Arborists, Tree Surgeons & Tree Contractors working within that environment may now require Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Please call our office on 02 9520 0999 or email info@pasbrokers.com.au to further discuss or obtain a quotation.

Christmas Office Hours

22nd November 2013

We wish to advise that our office will be closed on the following dates:
 
Wednesday 25th December 2013
Thursday 26th December 2013
Friday 27th December 2013
Wednesday 1st January 2014
 
For emergency claims service over the Christmas / New Year period please contact:
Steve 0419 276 420 or Vince 0407 913 037
 
Management and Staff at PAS would like to thank you for your support and wish both you and your family a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

Gujarat & Helensburgh Members

5th November 2013

For any information or concerns regarding your cover, please contact our office to discuss

PAS Brokers New Website Launch

28th March 2013

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website. Stay tuned for more details regarding PAS Brokers.

You'll be able to find out all the required information regarding our services on here, so make sure you regularly check out the new website!

Changes to New South Wales Emergency Services Levy
4th July 2018
What is New South Wales Emergency Services Levy (ESL)? The New South Wales ESL provides funding fo... Read More
CYCLONE DEBBIE - Claims
4th April 2017
We encourage clients who sustain damage to lodge a claim as soon as possible by calling your account... Read More
WEATHER ALERT - Storms in NSW & QLD
17th June 2016
A low pressure trough is forecast to move from Central Australia into Eastern Australia, developing ... Read More
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