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Willers Baard

Managerial Consultant, Eqstra Financial Services. Willers Baard has more than 45 years experience in most aspects of Short Term Insurance. He worked with various insurers as an underwriter on commercial and personal lines insurance and gained valuable experience as an insurance broker working for a number of well-known brokers. He specialised in insurance data analyses and developed unique computerised forecasting models for the mass insurance market that is still functional. He has more than 20 years experience in claims administration and processing and was the Managing Director of a well-known claims administration operation for more than 8 years. Willers is a qualified Representative and Key Individual, also holding a Management Diploma from Potchefstroom University.

Recent Posts

The short-term insurance Ombudsman And How to use it to your advantage

Posted by Willers Baard on 2021/02/23 9:45 AM

From time-to-time differences in interpretation may arise between the Insurer and the customer on the cover provided by the products sold to the client, and a simplified process is required to clarify and rule on such uncertainties.

For this purpose, the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA)established the Ombudsman for Short Term insurance, or the OSTI, to act as an independent evaluator of claims that are repudiated or rejected by insurers.

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Topics: Legislation, Fleet Insurance

Be Careful – Your vehicle must be roadworthy to enjoy insurance

Posted by Willers Baard on 2021/01/27 11:50 AM

Driving a roadworthy car is a legal requirement in South Africa however 80% of cars surveyed are deemed unroadworthy and unfit to operate according to the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 [No. 93 of 1996].

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Legislation, Fleet Insurance

Don't let your insurance policy T&Cs 'bite you'

Posted by Willers Baard on 2020/12/15 9:45 AM

Why policy terms and conditions can “bite you”

Your short-term insurance contract can often seem confusing and overwhelming. One of the most important decisions you will make as a short-term insurance client will be to spend some time (with the help of your broker, if necessary) going through all the terms and conditions of your policies to make sure you understand the “ins and outs” of your cover. You will then know exactly what you are and are not covered for and there is little to no chance of any “surprises” at claims stage.

Below, we will go through some of the policy terms and conditions that we at Eqstra Financial Services feel are very important for you to familiarise yourself with.

Excess:
An excess is the amount you are liable for prior to the settlement of a claim under an insurance policy, “it is the agreed amount of money you pay the insurer as a contribution towards repairs or replacement” (Schyf, n.d.).

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Topics: Fleet Management, Legislation, Fleet Insurance

How the corona-virus affects your vehicle insurance

Posted by Willers Baard on 2020/06/18 9:42 AM

We have not had a situation in the modern history like we are currently experiencing with the pandemic caused by the C-19 virus. It is having a negative impact on almost every country across the world and nobody has a definite idea of where it came from, how long it will impact our daily lives and what the future will look like.

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Topics: Fleet Insurance

Corona C-19 Virus – The impact on your vehicle insurance

Posted by Willers Baard on 2020/05/15 9:20 AM

We have not had a situation in the modern history like we are currently experiencing with the pandemic caused by the C-19 virus. It is having a negative impact on almost every country across the world and nobody has a definite idea of where it came from, how long it will impact our daily lives and what the future will look like.

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Topics: Fleet Insurance