Covéa Insurance launches InsureTrek Initiative in support of IUAD

22nd January

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce the launch of a three-day trek that aims to raise at least £75,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD) initiative.

The trek will be headed up by Commercial Lines & HNW Director Simon Cooter. Simon will be recruiting colleagues and friends across the industry for the ‘Mont Blanc Massif Trek’ in September, a challenge he has dubbed “InsureTrek 2018”, as part of a wider commitment to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The IUAD initiative was formally launched in early 2017 and it calls on the insurance industry to unite to raise £10 million for dementia research, a subject close to Simon’s heart.

He explained;

“When I heard Chris Wallace (the Chair of IUAD) speak at the British Insurance Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in July, it struck a real personal chord. Unfortunately, each and every one of us is likely to experience dementia - through a parent, sibling, friend, colleague or spouse. In my case, it was particularly close to home, both my father in law and my own dad were affected by forms of dementia in the latter stages of their lives.  So when Chris talked about the aims of IUAD, I knew straight away that I wanted to help and messaged him there and then.”

Over the coming weeks Simon will be calling on his industry friends to band together and join him on the trek and help to meet the ambitious fundraising target,

He continued;

“Collectively we can achieve so much more than we can individually, it’s fantastic to see the industry uniting for the greater good. As for Covéa Insurance, ‘Giving something back’ is an ethos that underpins our culture and supporting IUAD seems the right thing to do to complement the fantastic charitable causes we already support through our internal activities.”

 

 

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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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