Some information about parent council insurance renewals:
Update March 2019: the 2019 policies have been sent out to Headteachers (by email I think), so ask your HT if they have received it yet.
Renewals were sent out by Zurich Insurance directly to Head Teachers at the start of February 2018 (see email below) . Parent Councils should have received the documentation from your Head Teacher. The HPCP does not know if the renewals due in 2019 will go to Parent Councils via the HT or direct to Parent Councils if Zurich has a different address.
Highland Council’s Insurance team have advised that following a change to insurance regulations, they can no longer act as a ‘broker’ on behalf of other bodies such as parent councils.
Therefore Zurich is now required to contact parent councils directly (currently via the Head Teacher) with details of their insurance cover, but the insurance costs will continue to be paid directly by Highland Council as in previous years. The 2018 cover is the same as 2017 and the additional Member to Member insurance referred to the accompanying email from Zurich is not required. Therefore no further action is necessary from parent councils at this stage other than retaining the insurance documentation included in the email.
From: HSRenewals firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: 31 January 2018 15:48
Subject: Your insurance renewal for Parent Council
Dear The Headteacher,
Last year we informed you that from 1st April 2018, the Highland Council will stop administering your Zurich insurance for Parent Councils. Since then, we’ve been working closely with the Highland Council to ensure we can continue to provide your insurance for the coming year.
Your insurance is due to renew on 1st April 2018, and we will now be in direct contact with you rather than communicating via the Highland Council. We do hope that you continue to insure with Zurich for the coming year. To renew your insurance, all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:
1. Check your documents
We have attached your insurance documents for the coming year.
It is important that you carefully read the documents, check that the facts we have about you are correct and that we have included all the covers that you want for the coming year. If you need to change anything, please call us on 0800 917 9531 or email HSrenewals@zurichtogether.co.uk before 1st April 2018.
Please be aware that we are no longer automatically including Member to Member cover within your Public Liability cover. This cover provides protection if one of your members injures another member. If you carry out activities where this situation is likely to occur and require this cover for the coming year, please call us so we can discuss your needs.
2. Paying for your insurance
We are pleased to confirm that your insurance will still be paid for directly by the Highland Council, and we will be the same price as last year. We will invoice the Highland Council separately on your behalf.
If you decide you do not wish to renew your insurance with us, please tell us as soon as possible so we can cancel the invoice we have raised.
If you don’t need to make changes to your insurance, then everything you need is attached to this email. By renewing your insurance with Zurich, you can relax in the knowledge that your organisation will continue to benefit from:
* Specialist insurance – our insurance has been specifically designed for not-for-profit groups
* Excellent service – we pride ourselves on providing swift, friendly service, with access to a dedicated account manager and a specialist claims team, should you need to make a claim
* No hidden fees – we don’t charge admin fees to renew your policy or make changes to your cover
If you have any questions, please get in touch. We look forward to working with you in the coming year.
Customer Renewals Team
0800 917 9531