Specialist motor insurer ERS has bolstered its presence in the agriculture market with the launch of a new in-house claims unit.
The company, one of the UK’s leading agricultural and rural insurers, has put together a team of claims handlers to supplement its underwriting team looking after its agriculture business.
All agricultural claims for first and third party motor damage will be managed by the new team. Brokers will benefit from account management, encompassing full case ownership from first notification of loss and throughout the life cycle of the claim as well as direct contacts assigned on all cases.
The new team bolsters ERS’s market position in agricultural motor, which comprises specific schemes for fleet as well as horsebox cover and a rural car and van proposition.
Malcolm Cawsey, ERS’s portfolio manager - agricultural underwriting, said: “Speed, efficiency and expert knowledge are especially important for agricultural claims where the disruption caused by an out-of-service vehicle can have a serious impact on farmers’ business. As one of the only purist insurers in this niche market we are proud to now offer our broker partners direct and undiluted access to this team of highly-trained individuals and look forward to working together to deliver a superior motor claims service in response to the very specific demands of this sector.”