Covéa Insurance demonstrates technical excellence and professionalism with CII Chartered Status renewal and CPD accreditation for Training Academies

18th April

Covéa Insurance continues to demonstrate its technical excellence and professionalism, earning CII Chartered Status for the third consecutive year for its Commercial Lines and High Net Worth business. The company is also pleased to announce that all of its training courses offered to Commercial and HNW brokers and employees through its award-winning Training Academy have been fully CPD accredited by the CII.

Since Covéa Insurance first achieved Chartered Status in 2016 it has continued to raise the bar for professional standards, investing in the training and development of its own employees and supporting brokers with developing skills to provide their customers with the highest quality service and professional advice.  As well as the popular Broker Training Academy that the insurer runs for its partner brokers, Covéa Insurance has also developed a bespoke training programme for its Commercial & HNW underwriters including a Trading Skills Workshop which allows underwriters to better understand market trading conditions and apply a flexible approach to individual cases and soft skills they need to trade more effectively with brokers.

Simon Cooter, Commercial Lines and HNW Director commented;

“Professional advice is key to remaining relevant in the commercial market which is why we are absolutely committed to promoting professional standards. Chartered Status gives independent accreditation of our technical knowledge and competence, ensuring the advice we and our partner brokers provide is professionally sound.  More than this, we’ve invested to ensure that our people are fully equipped with skills they need to trade more effectively with brokers, to support mutual profitable growth of our business and theirs by doing what’s best for commercial and HNW customers.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, added

"We are delighted that Covéa has maintained its Chartered status for the third year running. This demonstrates an ongoing commitment to professionalism for the benefit of its customers, partners and employees. Chartered status is recognised around the world as a mark of an organisation committed to standards, professionalism and trust and Covéa Insurance can be proud of this."

 

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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 16.9 billion Euros in premiums in 2018.  

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  It has Gold Investors in People accreditation and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

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 1800 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and is signatory to the HM Treasury Women In Finance Charter. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In 2018, Covéa Insurance were recipients of the Personal Lines Insurer of the Year award at both the British Insurance Awards and the Insurance Times Awards and was the top rated insurer in the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey for both Personal and Commercial Lines.

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