Comprehensive risk management and insurance for our clients


February 2011 Newsletter

The Heart Behind the Service

When you hear the word ‘insurance’, it is likely that your first thoughts jump to money, loss or just more paperwork! For most Australian Baptist Insurance Scheme (ABIS) constituents who just want to get on with the business of serving and ministering to their community, your state insurance officer can help you do just that.

BIS Newsletter – April 2024

Please find attached our new look Newsletter including important topics on:

  • Introducing our  new CEO
  • First year progress update on the DMF
  • Risk management and why that’s important to you
  • Cyber security issues you need to be aware of

December 2023 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains important information on the following:

  • Molestation claims
  • Risk Management
  • Unoccupied buildings
  • Hall Hirer requirements for private family functions
  • Why BIS is collecting more information from you


June 2023 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • DMF Update
  • Request for information

December 2022 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains an important update on the affordability of future property insurance cover for the next Renewal period (30 September 2023 to 30 September 2024).

September 2022 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • Renewal Update
  • Property Maintenance
  • Community Events
  • Workplace Health & Safety Training

April 2022 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • BIS CEO Update
  • After the Flood
  • COPE Survey
  • Molestation Cover
  • Travel Insurance


December 2021 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • Cover for combined events
  • Incident Reports
  • Permission Forms
  • Risk Assessments



September 2021 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • Insurance Renewal & Cyber
  • Working from Home
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance & Vaccines

April 2021 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • What happens if your property is not maintained?
  • Jumping Castles
  • Playgroups
  • Shade Sails

December 2020 Newsletter

This Newsletter contains information on:

  • Vandalism & Burglaries
  • Cyber Fraud Attacks
  • Property Maintenance & Security

September 2020 Newsletter

This Newsletter includes information on:

  • Insurance Renewal
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • COVID-19
  • Molestation Cover

April 2020 Newsletter

  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
  • Working from Home – Cyber Protection
  • Property Claims Lodgement Requirements
  • Molestation Cover – Action Required

December 2019 Newsletter

  • is your property well maintained?
  • what if somebody is injured on our property?
  • do you have insurance cover if you are part of a combined Christmas event?
  • do you use permission forms?

October 2019 Newsletter

  • Molestation Cover – do you have the right processes in place?
  • Cyber Insurance – how secure is your system and information?
  • Combined Church Events – are you covered?
  • Risk Assessments – are you protecting your people?

April 2019 Newsletter

  • Social Media – does your church have control?
  • Church-run playgroups – is yours as safe as it can be?
  • Claims – the sooner you notify BIS, the quicker we can help.

December 2018 Newsletter

  • Is your property secure?
  • New requirements from our Insurer regarding Molestation cover
  • Jumping Castles – do you have one?
  • Avoiding hurt in the workplace

September 2018 Newsletter

  • 2018-2019 Insurance renewal information
  • Changes to our insurance panel
  • New Travel Insurance

April 2018 Newsletter

  • Incident Reports
    When should I complete one?
  • Vandalism & Burglaries
    is my property well secured?
  • Exiting Employees
    Have we complied with legislative requirements?

December 2017 Newsletter

  • Host Families of International Students – are they covered?
  • Mandatory Data Breach Reporting – do you know your legal requirements?
  • Slips, Trips and Falls – is our property safe?
  • Incident Reporting – when and why?

September 2017 Newsletter

  • Insurance renewal 2017-2018
  • Cyber crime – are we safe?
  • Firewalls and Antivirus programs
  • Employment Practices liability

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