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Policy wordings are available when you obtain your quotation.
Our policies are insured with Great Lakes Insurance SE, a part of Munich Re and Zurich Insurance plc (via Manchester Underwriting Management, a trading name of Pen Underwriting Limited). Great Lakes is rated ‘AA-‘ and Zurich ‘AA-‘ by Standard & Poors.
Insurers have been selected by Ntegrity for their innovative, supportive approach, as well as their longstanding experience, knowledge and reputation.
You have a legal duty to provide Insurers with a 'fair presentation' of your risk by disclosing all information that might affect Insurers in deciding whether to cover you and the premium to charge. If you don’t disclose this “material information” accurately, Insurers may be entitled to avoid claims and/or cover. Material information would include, for example, accurate descriptions of what you do; the type and scale of work undertaken (your turnover), the geographical reach of your business operations and previous claims or losses.
If our online system is unable to quote instantly, it may mean that an underwriter needs to look at your application. Your details will be sent to us to advise you on Insurer options to meet your needs.
We offer contractor policies on a 'non-advised' basis. This means that while we can help you with your application, we are not advising you on the suitability of the product and you must satisfy yourself that the policy meets your own specific needs. Policy summaries and wordings are supplied with your quotation.
Commercial insurances including policies of this nature are typically annual contracts and cover is not available for shorter periods than 12 months. You will be sent an email a few weeks before your cover expires, inviting you to renew your policy and maintain continuous cover.
Professional Indemnity insurance policies cannot typically be cancelled by you once in force (often at the insistence of professional bodies or regulators). In exceptional situations, Insurers may agree to terminate the contract.
Public and Employers Liability insurance can be terminated if the business should close, for example. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Professional Indemnity insurance is arranged on a ‘claims made’ basis, which means that a 'live' policy must be in force at the time you first become aware of the possibility of a claim, no matter when the work giving rise to the claim was performed. If you allow your Professional Indemnity insurance to lapse, and then become aware of a potential claim after cover has expired, you would be left without protection. It is therefore vital to maintain continuous protection against liabilities that might arise from your past after you have discontinued the work.
Public/ Products and Employers Liability insurance is arranged on a ‘claims occurring’ basis, meaning that the policy in place at the time the accident or damage occurs will respond to any claim.
A ‘retroactive date’ appearing in the policy means that cover will only apply to claims arising from work you have undertaken on or after the date shown. If the policy shows a retroactive date of ‘None’, the policy will apply to any claim that you become aware of during the policy period right back to the date of first establishment of the business.
Our PI policy has a retroactive date of the start of your policy. Cover can be extended to apply to work carried out before your policy start date for an additional premium.
If the company employs just the owner and immediate family members then, legally, cover may not be required (although you should always obtain legal advice on your own circumstances). Your clients may however insist that you have insurance in place to allow for situations where you need to send a substitute when you are unable to work. Public Liability cover can be arranged without Employers Liability although the saving in premium is small, reflecting the low exposure to risk.
Please contact Ntegrity on 01454 800888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help making changes to your policy.
When you take out a policy through freelancinginsurance.com the policy schedule certificate is emailed to you and provides evidence of your cover for your agencies and clients. If you have selected Employers Liability insurance, the statutory certificate of insurance will be also be attached.
Yes, premiums for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance are based on your turnover. If your turnover is above the standard threshold, we will arrange a tailored quotation to suit your needs.
Please let us know and we will do our best to resolve your issue without delay. Click here to read our Client Complaint Guide. This will help you understand how we will address your issue and the timescale for the process.
If you are unhappy with how your complaint has been dealt with, you may be able to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Policy limits are usually chosen to meet your client's needs but this is no guarantee that the cover provided will be sufficient to give you complete protection.
If you are left to choose your own level of cover, keep in mind the following points:-
Public & Products Liability
If you are in any doubt, please contact us on 01454 800888 or email email@example.com
You should notify insurers of all potential claims, whether or not you think they have merit. Contact our Claims Director, Tara Price, to discuss the circumstances further on 01454 800822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .