COVID-19 Update - December 2021
As the COVID-19 situation develops, we want to reassure our clients that Professional Insurance Agents Ltd has deployed business continuity plans to minimise the impact on our staff, whilst continuing to provide a full service to you in these challenging times.
Our staff are now working from home using secure IT systems. All staff will be available on the same e-mail contact details you will already have, or contactable by phone on the following numbers, from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday:
Kelly Ewing – 01323 635287
Roxanne Clarke-Cox – 01323 635273
Tamzin Corder – 01323 635280
Michael Sargeant – 01323 635282
Elizabeth Littlechild – 01323 648000
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Ellie Smith on 01323 635275 or Kelly Fyfe on 01323 635274.
We ask that:
- All payments should be made by BACS, payments by Cheques will not be available for the foreseeable future
- Items should be scanned and sent by E-mail and not posted or DX
This is an unprecedented situation, and we will continue to closely monitor and comply with official advice whilst ensuring we provide a normal service in the event that staff become ill or need to self-isolate.
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Our arrangements for trading in the EU
The UK left the European Union in January 2020 and we are now operating in the planned 11-month transition period, during which the UK ceased to be an EU member but EU insurance laws and regulations continue to apply.
At the end of the transition period, currently scheduled for 31 December 2020, all UK registered insurance intermediaries will lose their automatic rights under EU law to provide services to EU clients. We have therefore taken steps to ensure that our clients with EU risks will continue to be looked after as seamlessly as possible.
Global Risk Partners Intermediary Limited (registered in Ireland with company number 635016) like Professional Insurance Agents Limited is part of the GRP Group and is registered as an insurance intermediary in the Republic of Ireland. Through the involvement of Global Risk Partners Intermediary Limited our team will continue to be able to assist clients with their current and future insurance needs in the EU, providing the same high standards of service as always. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about these arrangements.
We tailor commercial insurance policies to our client’s specific needs, endeavouring to obtain the best terms at competitive prices.
Below you will find a summary of some of the classes we can cover:
If your business class doesn’t fall in any of the above categories don’t worry, we can help to insure many other professional classes that require Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) or Medical Malpractice Insurance policies, at very competitive rates.
We offer instant quotes online 24/7 for many of the classes above. If we can’t assist online, we can provide a full broking service, offering recommendations on how best to protect your business.
Classes such as Architects, Accountants, Bookkeepers, Engineers, IT consultants / Contractors, Surveyors and Solicitors or Doctors will need to consider other policies not just Professional Indemnity Insurance, particularly since the implementation of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). These and other classes will need to consider Cyber and Directors and Officers Insurance to provide the necessary protection needed. There are also more common covers such as Office, Public and Employers Liability Insurance which should already be in place.
Professional Insurance Agents Ltd have a 5 star rating online but if you would prefer to talk your requirements through, we can help you obtain terms and cover offline. Call us on 01323 648000.
Lloyd’s is proposing to transfer certain EEA insurance policies to Lloyd’s Brussels. The proposed transfer will not change terms and conditions of any policy, except that Lloyd’s Brussels will become the insurer and Data Controller in respect of the transferred policies. Further information about the proposal (including whether it could affect your pre-transfer position), which policies are transferring, your rights and what you need to do can be found at www.lloyds.com/brexit-transfer
IMPORTANT COVID 19 CLAIM NEWS
Friday 15th January The Supreme Court upheld the judgement on the Financial Conduct Authority’s business interruption test case.
Please refer FCA website link : Supreme Court judgment in FCA’s business interruption insurance test case | FCA
Whilst we welcome the Supreme Court judgement in favour of the FCA and policyholders it does not mean that all Covid 19 BI claims will automatically be settled. In addition the ruling only applied to ambiguous wordings and therefore the majority of insurer wordings will still provide no cover for the pandemic.
The next step is the further review of each claim on its own merits. That review is being conducted by insurers and we are actively engaging with them at a senior level to ensure this is done as quickly as possible.