Inflation and the business insurance considerations

Thursday, 06 October 2022
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm (UK time)
    • Nick Thomas & Associates

About the session:

This session on inflation considers what affect increasing inflation has on business insurance – what clauses and cover issues brokers and insurers need to consider for various classes of cover

Content & Learning:

  • General effect of inflation on insurance
    Solvency margins
    Rate increases
  • How inflation causes sum insured/limit issues Underinsurance and average
    Policy limits – including inner limits
    Fair presentations
  • Cover
    Declared value, index linking, adjustable limits, first loss on property/construction policies
    Declaration link on BI, suppliers’ extensions
    Motor - Market value
  • Claims issues
    Supply chain increasing costs, delays

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the affect that inflation has on insurance
  • Know which covers help provide clients with protection against effects of inflation
  • Be able to identify claims issues caused by inflation

About the speaker:

Nick is an Economics graduate with over 25 years corporate insurance broking experience

He was a highly successful sales producer in the UK broking market before progressing into regional and then national sales leadership roles. As National Development Director at HSBC, Nick was one of only 40 people from a global workforce of 265,000 selected as part of the STARS programme to recognise exceptional performance. He is a highly trained consultative sales specialist, and his experience includes a secondment with a major management consultant to design a best practice sales process.

In the mid-2000s, Nick developed a chronic health condition; his journey to recovery fostered a new range of interests, and a passion for health, and performance. He studied widely, qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), obtaining a Diploma in Life Coaching, before going on to study Corporate/Business Coaching with The Coaching Academy. Nick is also a qualified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Advanced Exercise Coach.

In the last two years Nick has worked in a self-employed capacity in training, coaching, and consulting. He works with a specialist adviser in Insurance sector M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions), and through Nick Thomas & Associates.

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