Bespoke arb insurance launched

Insurance brokers Bartlett & Company have launched a new insurance product for arboriculturists.

Arbinsure offers bespoke insurance-cover benefits and customers may be eligible for a 15 per cent discount – carried forward to the first renewal invitation from Bartlett & Company if no claims are made.

Bartlett London divisional director Alan Glover said:  “Many experts are predicting higher premiums generally over the next 12 to 24 months so our launch discount should be attractive to UK arboriculturists at a time when recession is gnawing at most businesses and their cost-base is suffering from inflationary pressures.”

Bartlett development director Earl Adams added: “Previously, the UK arboricultural insurance market was difficult as it was always perceived as very high risk with limited insurer appetite giving very little real customer choice.

“That is what we are changing.  Our core Arbinsure product offers employer liability coverage up to £10m, public liability coverage with a £5m or £10m limit, no work-at-height limitations, no proposal form to be completed by contractors, and so on.  There are also attractive add-ons such as professional indemnity for consultants.”

Arboricultural Association contractors must carry a minimum of £5m in public liability insurance coverage, and a minimum of £500,000 worth of professional indemnity coverage.

Bartlett & Company is the insurance broking arm of the UK’s Bartlett Group, representing clients in 30 countries.  It has no link with Bartlett Tree Experts.

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