BizCover: Everything you need to know
|Level 2, 338 Pitt Street, Sydney New South Wales 2000, Australia
|Professional indemnity, public liability, business, cyber liability, management liability, and tax audit insurance
|Michael Gottlieb (CEO), Brad Miller (general manager), Holly Williams (customer care manager), Daniel Quinn (head of sales)
BizCover is an Australian online insurance service, which focuses on providing insurance cover to small businesses across Australia and New Zealand.
It was founded in 2008 by Michael Gottlieb, who saw how difficult it was for small businesses in Australia to get the right insurance coverage. According to Gottlieb, he and his co-founders (who are small business owners themselves) wanted to give small businesses a fair chance in the industry, which was dominated by large companies, complicated paperwork, poor service, and lack of transparency.
The company runs an online service that allows small business owner to compare and buy insurance policies from up to eight leading insurers in Australia, with a simplified process without redundant paperwork. It caters to over 6,000 professions, such as personal trainers, tradies, real estate agents, and dressmakers. It provides public liability, professional indemnity, and business insurance and has over 150,000 small businesses insured on the platform in Australia.
According to Gottlieb, BizCover targets “the growing number of SMEs that want to self-serve their insurance needs,” especially those with “relatively standard insurance needs and a minimum of tailoring.”
BizCover in the news
2019: BizCover introduces new revolutionary cover
2019: BizCover reports drop in the cost of public liability insurance for SME retailers and professionals
2020: BizCover CEO on beginnings and opportunities
2020: BizCover: COVID-19 is making the SME sector ill
2020: BizCover reveals strength of Australian SME sector
2021: BizCover wins Best Service Providers Award from Insurance Business
2022: BizCover enters South African market through digital broker
2022: BizCover tech boss lifts lid on new microservice
2022: BizCover receives 5-Star Technology award from Insurance Business
2022: BizCover for Brokers shares how brokers can take advantage of NDIS workforce growth
2022: Insurance Business names BizCover among 5-Star Insurance Innovators 2022
Michael Gottlieb – founder and CEO
Coming from a management consultancy background, Gottlieb entered insurance in 2001 by co-founding Mega Capital. Both Mega Capital and BizCover have consistently won accolades from Insurance Business over the past few years.
Brad Miller – General Manager
Brad co-founded BizCover with Michael and spearheaded the technical development of the BizCover platform. He is responsible for driving the technical and operational areas of the business.
Holly Williams – Customer care manager
Holly joined BizCover after six years in general insurance. She is responsible for driving initiatives that ensure BizCover’s customer centricity, as well as managing a team across multiple functions of the business. She was nominated as one of Insurance Business Australia’s Young Guns 2017.
Daniel Quinn – Head of Sales
Dan joined BizCover in 2017, after several years at A-Plan insurance in the United Kingdom. He currently leads a team of over 40 sales and retention specialists to drive new business growth and client retention for the business. He was nominated as one of the Insurance Business Australia’s Young Guns 2019.
BizCover established the BizGiver programme in 2014 as a way of giving back to the small businesses that fuel the Australian economy. Each quarter, BizCover will grant the wish of one small business with a $2,000 grant, which can help start a new revenue stream or purchase equipment to boost the business. Since launch, BizGiver has given away over $40,000 in prizes including SEO packages, advertising, hardware and equipment, and training courses.
The company also runs the BizWitty blog, which contains helpful information for small businesses. It offers guides and tips about marketing, financial management, human resources, and other vital areas for businesses.
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Program is open to small business owners, regardless of their association with the insurer