Sam Barrett

With a background in financial services and protection magazines, Sam Barrett started writing for Post in 2003. She writes for a range of publications including Moneywise, Money Observer and Health Insurance Daily and has won many awards including ABI Freelance Financial Journalist of the Year.
She lives in Dorset and when she's not writing about insurance, you can find her at the gym or out enjoying the countryside.

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Articles by Sam Barrett

Insuring the new working world

Sam Barrett explores how the insurance industry is adapting employers’ liability insurance to reflect the risks associated with new ways of working post-Covid.

Intelligence: Keeping over-50s in the workplace

Alongside the ‘great resignation’, there are also concerns over a ‘brain drain’, with so many people over the age of 50 leaving full-time employment. Sam Barrett looks at what the insurance sector is doing to keep these people on – and attract some back…

Intelligence: Protecting customer-facing staff

With rising energy bills, inflation and the cost-of-living crisis all hitting consumers in the pocket tensions are running high and customers service departments are facing more hostility. Sam Barrett investigates what insurers are doing to protect their…

Intelligence: Brave new world of travel insurance

World travel and its insurance counterpart travel insurance have experienced significant changes over the last 18 months. With all travel cancelled then forced through a traffic light system and now facing a new ‘simplified’ system, Post asks how travel…

Intelligence: Procurement - making two-way partnerships work

Procurement in the 1980s and 1990s was all about who you knew. Tender processes then took over but today the market relies on a rolling review system to ensure customer service levels remain high and partners are delivering as they should on a day-to-day…

Spotlight: The evolution of mobility post-loss

Keeping policyholders on the road after an accident or the theft of a vehicle has driven a number of mobility solutions. But, with consumer sentiment shifting and more options becoming available to insurers, the post-loss mobility market is set to evolve

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