The first step of the State Government to tremble competition for car insurance has so far only led to an insurance company to break ranks with their rivals in the premium market.
In contrast, five other insurers have set their premiums at the highest rate allowed – $ 313 – according to the mandatory civil liability insurance of the state.
The CTP market works in a scheme of law covering personal injuries in vehicle accidents.
Government motor controller Accident Insurance Commissio n (MAIC) sets the ceiling and floor prices. Insurance companies then set their premiums quarterly.
But Treasurer Andrew Fraser announced a review in March CTP in the determination of competition in recent years has reduced”and “ all insurers had recently accused the ultimate price.
So in the budget reforms announced in June, the Government prohibited the payment of commissions from insurance to car dealerships. Which came into force this month, and contributed to an overall decrease of $ 24 on top price regulator.
But only insurer Allianz has passed under the ceiling of the Class 1 section, which covers cars and trucks. It was five bucks cheaper than its rivals.
“ Our current prices is a sign of good faith in the reforms,”said Allianz.
Other competitors include AAMI Suncorp and its subsidiary, the property of NRMA IAG, QBE Insurance and RACQ.
sources of the insurance industry have complained in private before the system is balanced on thin margins, therefore, prices were on the roof.
An RACQ spokesman said yesterday that the headline price was only one element of competition, and argued its bid for membership includes discounts RACQ.
Suncorp said premiums cost ratios, including those covering “ serious personal injury claims long term.”
Suncorp said the changes made after the budget reforms to ensure “ we will continue to successfully manage their negocio”CTP.