CQC Care Home Ratings

CQC Care Home Ratings – what does it mean for your Care Home Insurance? Many Care Home owners that we speak to are eagerly awaiting the new CQC rating system although there is always that nervous anticipation of quite how the inspection will go and of course what rating your home will receive. When the… Read more

CCTV in Care Homes – Implications for Insurers

The mistreatment of elderly and vulnerable people in care homes is an issue which has once again reared its ugly head, as a Panorama programme aired in April 2014 and showed undercover filming of a number of distressing incidents at a care home in Braintree. Shortly after the programme hit the headlines HC-One, one of… Read more

Care Home – Avoiding Slips & Trips

Slips and trips are one of the most common accidents in care homes with both staff and residents at risk. Although Brents Insurance Care Home Policies will include insurance cover for Public and Employers Liability it’s always better to prevent someone from being injured and of course everyone would rather not have to claim under… Read more

Care Home – reduce the risk of Abuse

All Care Home owners and managers will have a written Policy to protect the vulnerable against the risk of abuse and most care home insurance policies will provide cover against claims of abuse. However, assault on service users are the 2nd highest cause of Employers Liability claims in care homes and violence at work is… Read more

Chartered Status Awarded to Brents

We are delighted and proud to announce that the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’ title to Brents Insurance Brokers, Brentwood’s leading providers of insurance advice and support. Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability. All Chartered Insurance… Read more

New Care Home Insurer for Brents

Brents Insurance are pleased to announce that a new Insurer has been added to our Care Home Insurance Panel. Our new agency agreement has been approved with Bollingtons Insurance who are experienced and very keen to offer Care Home owners an alternative option at a time when other care home insurers premiums are on the… Read more

Prevent Burst Pipes during the Thaw

Ageas Insurance have issued a useful guide on how to prevent burst pipes as the ice and snow begin to thaw. Thaw Check List… Read more

The rising cost of Care Home Insurance

In recent years Care Home Insurance premiums have never been cheaper with many Insurers competing to gain your business. As well as competition the volumes and cost of claims had been falling, possibly in response to improvements in care standards, training and Health & Safety matters. However, Brents Insurance is aware that the Care Home… Read more

Why companies should consider D&O protection

A interesting short video explaining why Directors & Officers Insurance cover should be considered. Courtesy of http://www.youtalk-insurance.com/  … Read more

What you need to know

Buying Care Home Insurance is easy – you don’t even have to search too hard, most of the time there are Insurance Firms contacting you offering their services. Some even guess what cover you might need and send you a quote (and I am not sure if that’s clever or very silly). To get a… Read more