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First Underwriting cuts premiums for NHS staff

First Underwriting cuts premiums for NHS staff | Insurance Business

First Underwriting cuts premiums for NHS staff

Reduced public transportation services may be a smart move as the UK Government looks to limit the spread of the coronavirus – however, it has had a significant impact on the ability of NHS staff to travel to and from work.

The difficulties created have sparked increased interest in short-term vehicle leasing solutions – and now one underwriter is hoping to further help the cause of frontline NHS workers.

First Underwriting, a specialist motor, home and surety underwriter, is offering a 30% discount to NHS staff that insure short-term lease vehicles. Managing director Mark Bacon said the move comes because the firm has been “inspired by the dedication and sacrifice” of NHS workers.

“Over the last month there has been an increase in demand for short-term vehicle leases,” he said. “Much of this increased demand has come from NHS staff who are either struggling with the reduced public transport service available or are concerned about the challenge of social distancing on the services that are still running.

“Working with our partners at Autohorn and insurance brokers McClarrons, we’ve agreed a 30% discount for all NHS staff who take a package which includes a short-term leased vehicle and motor insurance.”

The policies are available for one month or more and are available immediately through Autohorn.