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Professional insurances for freelancers
by Susie Hughes at 11:24 23/07/13 (News from Partners)
The ability to buy professional insurances online is increasingly becoming more of a freelancer's need and a client's requirement.
Shout99 has teamed with Caunce O’Hara to offer a range of professional insurance packages tailored for freelancer's businesses. They explain what they can offer:

In the late 90s Caunce O’Hara pioneered online transactional insurance for IT contractors and today the freelance scheme provides a comprehensive package of relevant covers for not only IT freelancers but a multitude of other freelance professions and occupations.

Since the credit crunch the UK workforce has changed with a growing trend for many, who have faced redundancy or lost positions in the private and public sectors to 'go it alone'.

There’s been a significant upturn in the number of freelancers, homeworkers and the self-employed over the last few years especially. Those embarking on freelance careers require bespoke insurance.

Current estimates suggest that there are over 1.5m freelancers in the UK and that this number is growing. Many are to be found in the IT sector but the increase in numbers in engineering, new-media, finance, construction and means that the need for specialist insurance is greater than ever.

It’s not just the traditional professions and occupations that have a need for professional indemnity insurance – today we insure thousands of freelancers in hundreds of sectors.

The need for constant innovation in the provision of packaged insurance for this sector of the UK workforce means we not only provide professional indemnity, public and employers’ liability insurance but legal expenses, D&O cover, PA Sickness & Travel as well as Contract Review and H&S policies. Under the Business Liability Package (that offers PL & EL) we also provide office contents and portable equipment insurance.

In today’s freelance market the buyer of insurance is seeking comprehensive cover that can be acquired to suit contract requirements not a “fait accompli“ inflexible offering. The ease with which applicants can chose levels of indemnity and the actual policies they need, makes the Caunce O’Hara offering a ”freelancer favourite”. The firm is known in the market as being a provider of robust policies at the right price.

The commercial world for the freelancer is no different to that for anybody else. In an ever increasingly litigious society the need for quality professional indemnity insurance has never been more relevant. Those working alone, giving advice, need the comfort of a far-reaching, well-worded PII policy and Caunce O’Hara believe the widely worded policy underwritten by RSA meets the needs of all freelancers insured via the scheme.

For more information, see: Caunce O’Hara insurance quotes or contact Donna Beanland at donna@caunceohara.co.uk or on 0161 833 2100, citing reference: Shout99.

Susie Hughes © Shout99 2013

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