Reminder of the need for policyholders to comply with policy claims notification period

11-08-2011

Brit Insurance, the international general insurance and reinsurance group, would like to remind all its brokers of the need for policyholders to comply with policy requirements in relation to the notification of claims arising from the recent riots.


It is important to remind brokers that under the terms of our policies we require policyholders to immediately notify us and then supply as much information as possible about any insurance claim within seven days.

The reason for this tight deadline is that it then enables us to enforce our subrogation rights against the relevant police authority as laid down by the Riot (Damages) Act 1886. Currently, the Government has not given any indication that there will be any relaxation of these reporting requirements.

We therefore require all our brokers to do everything possible to ensure that their clients observe the need to make timely claims.
Brit Insurance has put its claims team on high alert to help property owners affected by recent riots so that they receive the appropriate help and assistance.

Those affected who currently hold Brit Insurance policies need to call free phone 0800 587 6713. Alternatively, they can email britinsurance@cl-claims.com where a dedicated team of advisors are standing by to provide assistance.

If possible policyholders should have their policy details to hand but in any event we will assist them through the claims process in order to help alleviate the hardship and distress these terrible activities have caused.

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About Brit Insurance
Brit Insurance is an international general insurance and reinsurance group specialising in commercial insurance. The Group writes a diverse portfolio of insurance and reinsurance, offering worldwide protection. The scope is wide-ranging: from sole traders to the largest multinational corporations; from manufacturers to professional services; from shops to satellites. Our distribution model is centred on brokers and intermediaries. Reflecting where our customers trade, we are organized into three strategic business units – Global Markets, UK and Reinsurance – which have access to our underwriting platforms including Brit Insurance Limited and our Lloyd’s syndicate, Brit Syndicate 2987.