Top five Cyber risks in 2021

The global cyber risk landscape quickly shifted in 2020, affecting businesses across all sizes and sectors. The impact of COVID-19 was felt with increased phishing email success in March; however, it also heightened awareness of cyber risks for both consumers and businesses. So what’s next?


Schemes: It's now or never. See us at BIBA 12-13 May 2021

Our Schemes team is setting a new standard in creativity and customer expectation when it comes to developing bespoke solutions. We can help you differentiate your business. Come and ask the experts a Scheme related question at BIBA, we will have an answer.


Crawford & Company: Data Driven - Escape of water

We read this report from Crawford & Company about escape of water and thought some of the statistics were really insightful. This may be of interest to some of our brokers as an explanation from industry experts of price increases when clients have not personally experienced a claim.

People in profile: Alan Chandler

It’s fair to say that if you work in the insurance industry, you will probably have heard of Alan Chandler. He’s one of the most popular and widely used trainers in the industry, both in the UK and in Europe. Alan ran two webinars for Hiscox brokers in 2020 on the Hard Market. His next webinar on 1 March will focus on the Ogden Rate. 


Free legal documents, guides and advice services for your Hiscox Commercial Legal Expenses clients

Your Commercial Legal Expenses (CLEI) business clients have free access to DASbusinesslaw which provides online legal documents and guides to help them manage their exposure to legal risk, as well as free, unlimited, access to a 24/7 legal advice helpline.


LeakBot: NEW monitor multiple properties on one app

LeakBot is a smart water-leak detector that clips onto a main water pipe and alerts users of the earliest signs of a leak via an app. Your customers can claim a free LeakBot, for each property that they own, where buildings cover on Hiscox 606 Home Insurance is purchased.


Crawford Loss Adjusters presentation: EL and PL claims in a COVID world

John Buckle, Managing Director at Crawford, outlines the claims environment, claims seen and anticipated, employers' duty of care and key actions that employers need to take.

Claims Today: December 2020

This month we put a spotlight on Christmas shopping. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as a couple of cyber claim examples and a private client claim example.


Our Cyber Monday deal is here...

So, as it is Cyber Monday on 30 November, we thought we would run a bigger and better competition this year! We are giving one lucky broker the chance to win a new Apple Watch Series 6. In addition, two brokers will each receive a £50 voucher, for a retailer of their choice, as a runner-up prize.  


Six steps to cyber-security expertise

Whether it’s management embracing cyber security in the running of their organisation or ticking off the basics with strong passwords, we look at the six steps businesses can take to better protect themselves against a cyber-security breach.

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Seizing the IP opportunity

Tech SMEs can have a significant impact on economic growth, employment and investment opportunities on both a local and national level. Many will be familiar with Research and Development (R&D) tax relief, which allows them to get back up to 33% of the amount they’ve spent on qualifying R&D.


We’re reducing our printed stock

As part of our commitment to be more environmentally conscious and reducing paper waste, we will no longer be providing printed policy documents.

Claims Today: October 2020

This month we put a spotlight on Bonfire Risk. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as commercial, private client and public liability claim examples.


A tale of two leaks

What would happen if you could spot a leak before it even happened? We share two stories with two very different outcomes – all because of one tiny device.


Crunching the cyber security numbers

From more spend on systems and training to more financial losses, everything in the world of cyber security is on the up. We look behind these trajectories to understand the true state of the market.

Claims Today: September 2020

This month we put a spotlight on vulnerable customers. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as liability, third party property damage, cyber and commercial claim examples.


Fail-safe or a failed safe?

With burglars increasingly removing entire safes from properties, simply owning one is no longer enough to guarantee security for home owners in the UK. 

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Hiscox and GovGrant – Helping your clients business stay one step ahead

GovGrant specialise in working with a range of innovative businesses to get the correct level of Research & Development (R&D) credits and tax relief your clients can claim from the government. ​


Held to ransom

As hackers deploy new tactics to pressure organisations into paying ransomware demands, how should businesses protect against an attack and prepare themselves if the worst happens?

Claims Today: August 2020

This month we put a spotlight on fraud. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as liability, professional indemnity, commercial and private client claim examples.

Lessons in keeping the remote workforce cyber-secure

With lockdown transforming the way we communicate and interact, the 2020 Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report shows how employees can work from both the office and home in a way that’s safer and smarter.


Legionnaires’ risk post lockdown

Businesses should carry out a detailed review of all aspects of their water management systems before reopening following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Claims Today: June 2020

This month we put a spotlight on Hiscox Claims Remote Working. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as private client, marketing professional indemnity, commercial property and professional indemnity claim examples.

LeakBot NEW 2020

There's no place like home

By identifying potential leaks before they get worse, a LeakBot device not only keeps homes dry, it reduces the likelihood of damage caused by leaks. Now included FREE on all buildings cover on Hiscox 606 Home Insurance customers, this tiny device also provides the perfect opportunity for brokers to pick up the phone to clients.

Updated cyber training on emerging risks and claims trends

The Hiscox CyberClear Academy (HCCA), a cyber security training platform for your clients to use with their employees, has been updated with new content to reflect emerging risks and claims trends. The new training focuses on specific threats, ranging from payment diversion fraud and supply chain risk to sextortion.

Claims Today news: May 2020

This month we put a spotlight on the Hiscox Claims Notification Online Portal. There's also a round-up of property claims as well as private client and technology claim examples, including one where an IT services provider suffered a ransomware attack whereby their systems were accessed seemingly via the insured's administrator password.


Supporting your policyholders: Getting SME's back to work

Do your policyholders need help knowing what they should do to get their employees back to work?  This article includes a downloadable guide from Business HR Solutions you can offer your SME’s free-of-charge.


At home with the hackers

With the majority of UK office workers now logging on from home, how worried should companies be about network security? Home networks are three and a half times more likely to have a piece of malware operating on them than corporate networks.


Online claims reporting with our new Home Emergency partner

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed DAS and their partner CET, as our new Home Emergency provider. The partnership will give your clients the option to report their Home Emergency claims via an online portal.


An update on our UK MGA business (HUSL)

We have made some changes to our business to simplify the way we administrate policies. This means quotations will be issued from Hiscox Underwriting Limited (HUL) and not our MGA, Hiscox Underwriting Services Limited. 


Hiscox Online Claims Notification Portal

We are pleased to announce that the Hiscox Online Claims Notification Portal is now available for you to report new claims. The portal can be used for most UK property and casualty claims with an online journey that's smart and dynamic to the type of claim you are reporting, and is quick and easy to use.


Water-tight protection

Escape of water damage claims are on the rise, causing not only financial disruption, but in some cases leaving families without a home for months while drying and repairs are taking place. But what if there was a device that meant you could identify leaks – and repair them – before any significant damage occurs? A partnership between Hiscox and LeakBot is taking a new approach to home protection.


It never rains...

With storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge wreaking havoc across the country, Keeley Davies, Head of Property Claims at Hiscox UK, explains how the company managed the influx of insurance claims with a personal touch.

Claims Today news: February 2020

This month we put a spotlight on LeakBot. It is now a fully integrated part of our household proposition for 606 and Home customers. There's also a round-up of private client as well as professional indemnity claim examples.