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CII New Generation Group Raise Care Home Abuse Concerns

The CII's Insurance Broking Faculty New Generation Group 2014 have published a new report into the availability and future market for liability cover for care homes.

The report, part of the brokers' participation in the CII's New Generation Group programme, provides a useful insight into the state of the care home market. This is in the wake of increasing  reports of abuse in the media and the potential for a rise in related claims as a result. The report emphasises the key role that brokers can play in ensuring the right protection continues to be available.

 One area of concern raised in the report is a lack in consistency of cover offered to care homes as insurers review their coverage and appetite for the sector. It looks at the role of the broking sector and how brokers are key to ensuring the future viability of the market in terms of finding the right cover for clients.

 Ant Gould, director of faculties at the CII said: "The group decided to take an objective and constructive look at an area of real public concern. It is to their credit that they have produced a report that should encourage brokers to embrace a sector that is in the media spotlight. Thus ensuring the continued protection of vulnerable people."

 Rowanne Dicker, market and broker performance manager at Willis and member of the group said: "In light of the increased press coverage around abuse in the care sector, and subsequent exit from the market of a leading insurer, the group was concerned finding appropriate insurance coverage would become an issue.

"The group considered it vital that cover remain available, and is properly arranged, We believe that our report provides an insight of what is available in the market and offers looking practical advice to brokers to ensure their clients are properly protected."


To read report, click here


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