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How well are the SA CTP insurers performing?

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The South Australian CTP scheme was opened up to private insurers on 1 July 2016. For the next 3 years, it allocated each vehicle owner one of four CTP insurers. After 1 July 2019, they were free to make their own choice. The Regulator now provides information on just how well those insurers are managing claims. Read more

A new tax on electric vehicles in South Australia

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South Australians who are looking to buy an electric vehicle after 1 July 2021 will have to pay an extra tax. SA is the first state in Australia to introduce a road user charge for EVs to replace lost fuel excise. Read more

SA insurer ratings improve

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Vehicle owners now see service ratings for each CTP insurer on their registration renewal forms. In the 6 months to March 2020, all insurers improved their service ratings. Meanwhile, prices of CTP premiums stayed at $296.77. However from 1 July 2020, 1.2% of vehicle owners will have to pay more because of changes to district boundaries. Read more

SA motorists save on CTP

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South Australian motorists could save up to $114 a year on CTP insurance since the market opened to competition in July 2019. In fact, a typical Adelaide household with 1.8 vehicles could save up to $200 for the year. Changes to ratings districts will save some vehicle owners even more money. Read more

Digital drivers licences not accepted everywhere in SA

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In October 2017, South Australia was the first state in Australia to launch drivers licences on phones. They were intended to replace physical cards. During the first few months, learner drivers were most enthusiastic to take them up. Read more

Time to choose your CTP insurer

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Vehicle owners in South Australia are about to get a choice of CTP insurers. During the 3-year transition from the MAC to four private insurers, owners were randomly allocated an insurer. From 1 July 2019, they must choose a CTP insurer based on price and service. Read more

End of Motor Accident Commission in sight

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Insurers AAMI, Allianz, QBE and SGIC provide compulsory third party insurance in South Australia. Before July 2016, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) was regulator and insurer of the CTP scheme. Now the government will abolish the MAC and other government agencies will handle its road safety role. Read more

Take a survey to rate your insurer

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Have you made a recent claim under the SA compulsory third party (CTP) scheme? The scheme regulator wants feedback from injured claimants on their insurer’s customer service. Survey results will help motorists choose an insurer when the CTP scheme goes fully competitive on 1 July 2019. Read more

Adelaide drivers may be the worst of all

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Did you know drivers in each Australian state claim theirs has the worst drivers? But all states are not equal and some are worse in different ways. Adelaide drivers and other South Australians are the most dangerously distracted in the nation. Worse, they are most likely to crash, with eight insurance claims per 1,000 vehicles. Read more