Covéa Insurance celebrates a successful first year of insourced Home claims

1st April 2015

On 1st April, Covéa Insurance will celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of its in-sourced Home Claims team. Since the well-publicised launch in 2014, the team has driven significant improvements in customer service as well as having been responsible for an estimated £1.8 million cost saving to the business so far and on track to reach £2 million by the anniversary. The team have been further bolstered by the achievement of six industry awards nominations for their approach to training, customer service and their claims system.

The Home Claims team was created from scratch with the appointment of forty new employees who received comprehensive training and support in time for the first customer phone-call on 1st April.

The move to bring the Home Claims team in-house demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustained growth which has seen the creation of employment opportunities across the business, also supported by its Graduate and Apprenticeship programmes.

Adrian Furness, Claims Director commented:

“Our team did a great job in successfully launching the in-house home claims service in 2014. One year on and they continue to deliver impressive results. Customer service levels have increased significantly with claims now being paid much faster and dedicated claims handlers provide a single point of contact to help the customer through every step of their claim. We are committed to delivering a truly market-leading claims service to our customers and aim to achieve Institute of Customer Service (ICS) accreditation for the team by the end of this year.”

 

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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 17.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2019.  

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 were named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards.  They were also recipients of the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards, and the High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards.  They also received the Diversity Award at the British Insurance Awards.  They are currently shortlisted for 4 Insurance Times Awards.

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