Hiscox expands in Germany with launch of direct insurance offering

24th July 2013

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has launched a new direct and online insurance offering in Germany, aimed at businesses with up to 2.5 Million Euros annual revenue in knowledge-based professions including IT, management and business consulting.

The insurer’s direct offering is headed up by Daniela Zierold, who will lead the Direct team operating from Munich.  Providing a real-time online quote and buy system, it makes it quick, easy and even more convenient to buy business insurance at any time of the day or night.

The products available from today through Hiscox Direct include:

  • Insurance for Property Administrators, Facility Managers and Real Estate Agents based in Germany;
  • Club Liability Cover for Clubs based in Germany and Austria;
  • Insurance for Freelancers and Companies in the Service Industry Sector and Small Service Providers based in Germany and Austria;
  • Insurance for Management Consultants and Personnel Consultants based in Germany and Austria; and
  • IT Insurance for Experts in the IT and Telecommunications Branches based in Germany and Austria.

Robert Dietrich, Managing Director of Hiscox Germany, explained: “Buying behaviours are changing and small business owners are increasingly looking to purchase their business insurance online, in much the same way as they would choose their car or home insurance as a consumer. 

“The launch of our direct offering is a response to this, giving 24/7 access to our services.  It is a natural next-step for us; we know small business owners want clear information on identifying and mitigating risks to their company and our vast experience insuring knowledge-based professions means we are well placed to deliver this with tailored policies that meet their specific needs.”

Hiscox’s direct insurance business will complement its existing broker channel, through which it will continue to provide cover for the unusual or complex risks associated with larger businesses and High Net Worth individuals.

To learn more about Hiscox Direct in Germany, visit www.hiscox.de/direkt or speak to a member of the team on 0800 545 801 700 or local call 089 545 801 700 from 09.00 to 18:00.

Ends

For further information please contact:

Hiscox

Thomas Heindl

Arnulfstraße 31

80636 München

+49 (0) 89 545801 566

[email protected]

 

Bettina Seelos                          

Arnulfstraße 31                         

80636 München                        

+49 (0) 89 545801 565               

[email protected]

Notes to editors
 

About Hiscox

Hiscox, headquartered in Bermuda, is an international specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites mainly internationally traded business in the London Market – generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd’s. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA. 

For further information, visit www.hiscox.com

 

 

About Hiscox Germany

In Germany, Hiscox has offices in Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Hiscox offers comprehensive all-risk insurance policies for high net worth clients to cover their valuable possessions, particularly art, household valuables and holiday homes; Hiscox also offers kidnap and ransom policies. For private, commercial and public art collections, Hiscox offers exceptional insurance solutions. For professional risks, Hiscox provides solutions for professional indemnity and D&Os that are tailored to the needs of medium-sized enterprises. The policies provide optimum insurance cover for a range of service occupations, particularly in the IT, media and telecommunications industries and the auditing sector.

For more information, visit www.hiscox.de/direkt


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