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To meet your duty of care and legal requirements as a health care provider our policies can include the following features.
Care homes come in many shapes and cater for different service users. So if you care for the elderly or adults, with learning difficulties, mental health, dementia, or simply offer retirement home/ supported living, We can provide specific insurance cover for you business.
As well as the more standard business insurances the care industry face a set of unique risks which our care policies are designed to cover. These includes things like medical malpractice, infectious disease cover and protection against loss of registration. Our trained advisors are on hand to discuss your risks and cover your care home for all the risks you may face.
While most policies will include public liability cover at £5million as standard (our policy does this too) there are times when you may need to temporarily or permanently raise this limit to £10million in order to tender for a public contract. We offer you flexible limits so you won’t miss out on quality contracts, or the chance to grow your business.
As part of our Care Home policy, we offer you access to a HR portal - elXtr provided by Abbey Legal. With access to fact sheets, legal documents, legal news and an employee handbook specifically designed for the care sector, elXtr offers guidance and information for any legal issues you may have. Whether you’re looking for advice for a potential problem or just want some facts on a certain topic, with our policy you will have access to this service 24-7 for the duration of your policy, meaning you will always have up to date documents and legislation for your business. For more information visit: www.elxtr.co.uk
These are just some of the key features and exclusions, full details will be found in your policy wording. Show policy documents
Our in house care home insurance claims team are on hand Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm to support you. Furthermore, if you have a more urgent concern, we offer a 24 hour helpline too.
For material damage and business interruption claims of over £5,000 you can count on our Claims Assist team. We will appoint a chartered loss adjuster specialising in the type of loss you have experienced to look after your interests and ensure the entire claims process is handled quickly, fairly and without unnecessary stress.
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Under the business interruption section of our policy we include up to three months business interruption cover following an outbreak of Human Infectious Disease. This covers all infectious diseases, including the likes of MRSA and swine flu and is not restricted to notifiable diseases.
Yes. The policy does not exclude abuse and will protect you where you are legally liable for allegations made against you for the likes of sexual, mental and physical attacks on residents.
As part of the legal expenses cover, you will receive at no extra cost, a care-specific, online human resources management tool. It will give you access to customisable care-specific documentation including: employment contracts, contracts for bank workers, disciplinary procedures, staff handbook, health and safety guides including legal documents and up-to-the minute changes in legislation.
Yes, all enquiries are handled by a dedicated team specialising in care. Legal advice is only given by qualified solicitors and barristers and the claims team are all qualified with a law degree as a minimum.
Yes, we can increase the indemnity limit in respect of public liability to £10 million for a small additional charge.
The Stress Helpline is a 24-hour confidential telephone helpline and is available for you or any employee of your business to use.
Claims Assist, also known as Towergate Assist, is a claims recovery service for material damages claims over £5,000. You will be appointed a chartered loss adjuster to look after your interests and to ensure the entire process is handled quickly, fairly and without unnecessary stress. Importantly, the loss adjuster will be a specialist in the type of loss experienced and will be appointed to work on your behalf, not the insurers.
We have an independent registration consultant retained solely by us, who can help our clients with any queries they may have. Our legal helpline can also assist you in keeping your business operational.