Covéa Insurance achieves Chartered Insurer status

21st January 2016

Covéa Insurance is pleased to confirm that its Commercial Lines and High Net Worth business has been awarded the prestigious “Chartered Insurer” status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Chartered status is an exclusive accreditation only awarded to firms that meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability.

In obtaining Chartered Insurer status, Covéa Insurance demonstrated achievement of the highest professional standards. Over half of the company’s Commercial Lines and High Net Worth management team are qualified as Chartered Insurers and 90% of its customer-facing team are active CII members, committed to on-going development through a professional development programme.

Simon Cooter, Commercial Lines and High Net Worth Director commented:

“It’s great to receive this acknowledgement which underlines the dedication and professionalism of the highly skilled and experienced team we have in place supporting our broker and business partners. Gaining Chartered Insurer status was an important strategic objective for our Commercial and High Net Worth business, and forms part of our programme of work to fully align the high service standards previously offered by both Covéa Insurance and Sterling Insurance, as we start 2016 as a fully integrated business”

Dr Sandy Scott, CEO at the Chartered Insurance Institute added:

"Chartered status is recognised around the world as a mark of excellence and Covéa Insurance should be rightly proud of this achievement. Their commitment to high standards of competency is underpinned by an ethical culture and an approach to conduct that puts customers at the heart of everything they do."

Covéa Insurance has a strong track record of investing in the professionalism of its people, having gained Investors In People Gold accreditation in 2014 and being recognised as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in both 2015 and 2016.




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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