03 November 2017

SME: Which Insurance Do You Need?

Posted in Business

As a small business, it can be hard juggling your workload; your finances, your customers, your staff, where do you start? Well here at Insync, we’ve got your insurance needs covered. Whatever type of business you are running, whether you’re self-employed or a business owner, we can help. That’s why we’ve created this blog post to give you an insight into which types of insurance you might need.

12 October 2017

What Makes A Good Insurance Policy?

Posted in Business

That time has rolled round again to renew your insurance policy, you’ve done your research and got your top three options, but which one should you go with? What makes good insurance cover? The price? The name? The reviews?

05 October 2017

6 Considerations When Choosing Employer's Liability Limits

Posted in Business

Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance protects your business from claims of negligence made by employees who have suffered an injury or ill health due to their work. To work out what your EL limits may be, here are 6 important things to consider.

06 September 2017

Starting a New Business – Which Insurance Do You Need?

Posted in Business

If you’re starting a new business, no doubt you’ll be juggling start-up costs, essential resources and trying to raise your brand awareness. However, that is all pointless if you lose everything to a disaster that you could have easily insured against.

30 August 2017

Cyber Tips for Business Trips

Posted in Cyber Risk, Business

When working on the go or travelling for work, it has become more important than ever before to take extra precautions to stay cyber safe. With more and more people relying on technology each day, cyber crime is becoming increasingly important as it can be detrimental to businesses and their reputations.

25 August 2017

The Importance of Directors and Officers Insurance for Your Business

Posted in Business, Directors & Officers, Professions

In February 2016, increased fines were introduced for breaches around corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences, and health and safety offences. Within the first twelve months the number of health and safety prosecutions against directors and officers tripled, yet many UK businesses still believe they do not need Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance and see it is an unnecessary and additional cost.

29 March 2017

Domiciliary Care Insurance

Posted in Care Home, Medical & Healthcare

 

For adults that have age-related impairments or physical, mental or visual disabilities, it may be difficult for them to live independently in their own familiar surroundings. Domiciliary care organisations are able to provide these adults with specialised assistance which allows them to obtain a beneficial sense of self-reliance. 

15 March 2017

Shop Insurance Tips – How To Handle E-Commerce Risk

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Business

Many traditional high street stores are embracing the online world, not only to see goods online, but also to enhance customer relationships, attract new customers and increase overall sales revenue. However, if you are considering growing, or starting to trade your business online, it is important to understand what is required to maximise information security and minimise credit and debit card payment risks.

19 May 2016

Gym Insurance Tips – Why Do I Need Public Liability?

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Sports & Leisure

At Insync we provide cover for hundreds of gyms and fitness centres across the UK, including many start-up businesses. One of the most common questions we are asked is why does a gym need liability protection and what exactly does it cover?

15 April 2016

Care home insurance tips – Learn from others failures

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Care Home

In today’s litigious society, Care Home owners need to be even more are of ongoing legislative changes and pay constant attention to health and safety. The tiniest problem can quickly escalate into a public liability claim under your care home insurance, or a regulatory fine.

19 January 2016

Electrical Contractors Insurance Tips - Safe Solar Panel Installation

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Tradesman

The continued growth of green energy is increasing demand for solar panel installation.  If your business is starting to get involved in the solar industry, it is important that your take some time to review your Health and Safety processes as well as your Electrical Contractors Insurance policy.  This will ensure that you have the correct level of risk management and cover in place.

18 January 2016

Business Insurance Tips - Are You Ready for COMAH Regulations 2015?

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Business

From 1st June 2015, the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015 will come into effect, replacing the previous COMAH 1999. COMAH governs businesses’ use of dangerous substances such as liquefied petroleum gas, explosives and chlorine.

11 January 2016

Nurses Professional Indemnity Insurance - Revalidation Are You Ready?

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Nurse Indemnity

In an effort to continue to improve standards and protection for patients and service users the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced a “revalidation” programme for nurses and midwifes. 

Revalidation building upon the current three-year renewal cycle and it is the responsibility of each individual nurse or healthcare professional to provide the necessary documentation to confirm that they remain fit to practice.

22 December 2015

Medical Professional Indemnity - How To Comply With Duty of Candour

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Medical Malpractice

Whether you work as a Doctor, Consultant, Nurse or any other Medical Practitioner, you have a responsibility to be honest with patients, or any person acting on their behalf — particularly when something unexpected or potentially harmful happens during their care or treatment.

A breach in your duty of care or other acquisition of negligence may lead to a claim under your Medical Professional Indemnity Insurance (malpractice), with associated costs such as policy excess and / or reputational damage.  As such, it is vital that you understand current regulation and adhere to best practice.

02 December 2015

Landlord Insurance - Have You Prepared for Heavy Rain & Flood?

Written by Jon Norman, Posted in Landlords

The Environment Agency (EA), the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland’s Rivers Agency report that over 5 million properties in the United Kingdom are at risk of flooding.

Flood damage can be significant and it is important that buy-to-let property owners have taken adequate precautions as well as reviewing their Landlord Insurance and HMO Insurance policies carefully to ensure that the correct sums insured and cover is in place.

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