You are here: Home - Insurance - News -

Insurers extend support for customers through to October

Written by:
Insurers which previously committed to help customers during the coronavirus crisis have extended their support until the end of October.

Members of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have confirmed that where office-based workers continue to work from home, or employees drive to their workplace rather than use public transport due to Covid-19, they won’t need to contact the provider to update or extend their cover.

Originally the pledge was due to be reviewed on 1 September but will be extended until 31 October, before being reviewed again.

Further, pet owners won’t invalidate their insurance if they’re unable to access vet services, with insurers pledging to be flexible on requirements relating to vaccination or health checks.

Here, the pledge from pet insurers will be reviewed on 31 September.

Mark Shepherd, ABI assistant director, head of general insurance policy, said: “Insurers are committed to helping customers throughout these challenging times. If you are an office-based worker who is working from home or an employee driving to your workplace because of the pandemic you are covered.

“The insurance industry plays a vital role as a final safety net for customers and the extension of these customer pledges demonstrates the industry’s commitment to supporting those impacted by the crisis.”

Other pledges by home and motor insurers include:

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

The savings accounts paying the most interest

It’s time to get your finances in shape, and moving your cash savings to a higher paying deal is a good plac...

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

Few people had heard of ‘furlough’ before March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic thrust the idea of bein...

The experts’ guide to sorting out your personal finances in 2021

From opting to ‘low spend’ months to imposing your own ‘cooling-off period’, industry experts reveal t...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week