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How Covid-19 has shown the value of working with a broker

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In recent months, many UK businesses have struggled to keep their heads above water. Having to contend with national lockdowns and disruptions to global supply chains, it’s not hard to see why they’ve been having such difficulties.

While you can never fully predict the unexpected, you can still prepare for it by taking out financial protection. This can act as a useful safety net in case the worst should happen.

If you want to be sure that your business is fully protected, working with an insurance broker can really benefit you. Read on to find out how the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated this.

A broker can help you to find the right cover for your needs

A big impact of the pandemic has been that many businesses now realise just how important it is to have the right protection in place. This is where working with a broker can benefit you, as they can help you to thoroughly assess your needs.

If you don’t know what types of cover your business may require, you could be leaving yourself dangerously exposed to financial disruptions.

According to research published by FT Adviser, almost one-fifth of businesses who cancelled their cover prior to the pandemic stated they did so to save money. Ironically enough, by trying to keep themselves afloat, they increased their own risk of financial trouble.

When you work with a broker, they can help you to find the right cover for your needs. This can give you greater peace of mind that you’re fully protected against any unexpected problems.

Working with a broker may help you to reduce your premiums and save money

During the pandemic, many businesses struggled to get by due to the combination of national lockdowns and reduced consumer spending.

Due to this squeeze, many businesses had to review their outgoings to cut out any unnecessary expenses. While this could sometimes be difficult, it helped to save money by reducing the amount of waste and made companies more efficient.

While it seems like the UK is now emerging from the pandemic, this cost-cutting exercise has taught us valuable lessons about how important it can be to reduce unnecessary spending. If you want to reduce the cost of your insurance premiums, working with a professional can help.

Not only can a broker find the right cover for your needs, but they can also ensure you aren’t paying any more than you need to. This can help to save your company money and give you more confidence that you are managing your business as efficiently as possible.

A broker can make it faster and easier to make a claim

Financial protection can act as a safety net when you encounter an unexpected problem, but if there is any pushback from your insurer when you make a claim, this could present a problem.

If there are any unexpected delays in this process, then you may have to wait a significant amount of time before you receive your payout. At a time when you may need money more than ever, any delay could cause a major disruption for your company.

During the pandemic, the large number of companies making insurance claims at once led to many providers being overwhelmed. According to a 2021 survey published in the BBC, more than 50,000 businesses experienced serious delays in waiting for their payouts.

Not only can a broker help you to find the right cover for your needs, but they can make the process of making a claim simpler and faster, giving you greater peace of mind.

Get in touch

If you want to protect your business against any unexpected problems, we can help. Email creative@eggarforrester.com or use our contact form to request a call back from our team.

Posted: February 22, 2022 | Categories: Creative Insurance News

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