BIBA launches MP guide to promote brokers and help constituents with insurance

20th August 2014

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has launched an MP guide to help constituents with insurance and promote the benefits of using a broker.   The guide has been developed with the feedback of Parliamentarians and is designed to aid MPs with constituency casework relating to insurance, particularly, those that find it difficult to access appropriate cover.

Graeme Trudgill, BIBA’s Executive Director, said: “Our members can often help in placing cover for those that fall outside of what is considered a ‘standard risk’. We operate a Find a Broker service which triages calls from people looking for insurance cover, and then puts them in touch with a BIBA member that can help.

“Our Find a Broker service, receives around 400,000 enquiries each year from customers looking for insurance, most of who have struggled to find insurance elsewhere and we hope our guide will encourage MPs to pass constituents onto appropriate brokers”.

This guide will be sent to all MPs at both their Westminster and Constituency offices. BIBA will also be attending the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences and will promote brokers and the guide there.

The launch of the MP guide follows BIBA’s Chief Executive, Steve White’s, call for total signposting at this year’s BIBA 2014 Conference in Manchester. Click here to view press release.

To find a BIBA broker, call BIBA’s ‘Find a Broker’ Helpline on 0870 950 1790 or visit www.biba.org.uk

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Notes to editors

  1. Download the guide here
     
  2. For further information please contact:

    BIBA press office:
    Leighann Forsyth, Head of Communications
    020 7397 0223
    forsythl@biba.org.uk

3. About British Insurance Brokers' Association

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is the UK's leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

BIBA membership includes just under 2,000 regulated firms having merged with the Institute of Insurance Brokers (IIB) in November 2011.

General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.

53% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 81% of all commercial insurance business.

Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.

BIBA helps more than 400,000 people a year to access insurance protection through it’s Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.

BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.   BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.