Covéa Insurance launches New E-trade Product for Tradesmen and Professionals

23rd November

Covéa Insurance is pleased to announce that following a major review it has re-launched its Master Tradesman policy for small businesses and the self-employed.

In response to feedback from brokers, significant changes have been made which include a substantial increase in the number of trades covered, the addition of a new tailored wording to provide specific cover for professionals, and a raft of policy enhancements - 22 in total.

The new revamped product, now called Master Tradesman and Professionals, is electronically trading on Acturis, supported by a market leading guaranteed thirty-minute referral response from Covéa Insurance’s specialist small business trading team.

The new product is designed to give greater support to Covéa Insurance brokers in meeting the evolving insurance needs of the rising number of small businesses and the self-employed. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the number of self-employed rose by 732,000 between 2009 and 2014 with around three quarters of this figure being in professional, managerial or clerical/administrative occupations.

Covéa Insurance is currently carrying out a phased re-launch of its entire small business product range and making it easier for brokers to trade with the company through improvements to its e-trade capability.

Tony Matthias, Small Business Underwriting Manager for Covéa Insurance comments:

“We’ve listened to what our brokers and their clients want, and are confident our new Master Tradesman and Professionals product genuinely meets both our brokers’ needs and those of their self-employed and small businesses customers. The focus of our Small Business trading team is about delivering a seamless service, coupled with Acturis system capability, to help our brokers win business. At the heart of our proposition is our thirty-minute referral commitment, guaranteeing our brokers a quick and efficient referral service delivered by underwriters with the knowledge, attitude and empowerment to trade.”




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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