Ben Busfield, operations manager at the Managing General Agents’ Association, discusses how members reacted to the UK going into lockdown and how they are supporting employees and serving clients as the country eases along the pathway to a new normal.
In the 28th episode of Post and Insurance Age’s video series we gathered together an expert panel to discuss how employers manage the return to the office, given many staff members might have anxieties about the ‘new normal’ - not least travelling to and…
Parametrics has been around for a while but a slew of new entrants means it is now poised to make its mark on UK general insurance
Insurance Covid-Cast episode seven: Empathetic, sympathetic and offering strategic guidance – how brokers are managing clients in lockdown
In the latest episode of Insurance Post and Insurance Age’s new series of video casts brought to you while our journalists are in isolation lockdown we discuss how brokers maintain their ‘trusted adviser’ status during these difficult times.
It clearly is not great for the insurance industry’s reputation “to be in a position where it has so many unhappy customers,” Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British Insurers has admitted.
Covid-19 Resilience Survey finds insurance employees most concerned about mental health and mass sickness
The ability for employers to handle staff wellbeing - especially mental health - and manage business if staff numbers are significantly reduced due to sickness, were the most pressing concerns among respondents to an exclusive Post survey focused on…
The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a range of stop-gap measures to help consumer credit customers manage the financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic.
A lot of the rules that dictate best practice in times of traditional weather surges also hold true now for the coronavirus pandemic, argues CET Property Assurance's Paul Wozencroft. Not least the need to utilise digital capabilities to connect everyone…
As I write this the sun is on my back, the windows are open, the first days of spring mean new flowers are poking their heads above the soil, bees are buzzing, and my cat is chasing her tail in the garden.
There have been three occasions when Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, went to the office and thought “things will never be the same again”.
Analysis: How insurance law firms are responding to the coronavirus - virtual forums, video evidence and resolution based on documentary evidence
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift, director of content for Infopro insurance division, caught up with a number of insurance law firms to find out what they are doing to manage case loads and meetings during these difficult times; and…
Businesses’ insurance programmes are most likely to respond to disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic through non-damage extensions but only after a difficult claims process, Marsh UK practice leaders have said.
Equipsme, Zego and Qlaims have all offered free services to help business and individuals during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Analysis: How loss adjusters are responding to the coronavirus - remote inspections, Covid-19 technical teams and prioritising the vulnerable
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Jonathan Swift caught up with a number of loss adjusters to find out what they are doing to reduce staff and client exposure to Covid 19, whilst keeping operations as business-as-usual as possible.
Lloyd’s has confirmed that it will close its underwriting room at 4pm on Thursday 19 March saying it was keeping in line with government advice to avoid all non-essential contact.
Analysis: What will the legacy of Covid 19 mean for the future of work as insurance staff migrate from the office to home?
Insurers might be closing their offices in the face of Covid 19, but they are quick to reassure everyone that it is business-as-usual. Jonathan Swift looks at what insurers are doing in the face of unprecedented upheaval and what the legacy might be when…
Blog: Covid-19: ‘boiler plate’ clauses and statutory obligations will come into sharp focus in the coming months
Business interruption policies have come under the spotlight with the coronovirus pandemic but Tamsin Hyland, an associate solicitor at Plexus Law, explains that as real life business continuity begins to be enacted, changing risk management could put…
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has told the House of Commons that retrospectively changing insurance policies could cause insolvency issues for insurance companies and is not the most appropriate course of action.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that businesses hit by yesterday’s government guidance for the public to avoid unnecessary contact through going out can claim on their business interruption policies where they have pandemic…
All insurance technology suppliers contacted by Post are confident their business continuity plans will maintain a full service for insurer and broker clients as the UK increasingly moves to remote working due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association has remained open but is ready to close its office and work remotely according to CEO Chris Croft.
On Friday Lloyd’s will close its underwriting room at 1 Lime Street as it tests its alternative trading protocols.
Insurance Premium Tax has remained at 12% in today’s Chancellor’s budget, as the government pledged to boost spending on flood defences.
Some firms are telling their staff to avoid all but essential work travel in the UK due to coronavirus concerns, leading to some insurance event postponements and cancellations, Post has learned.