Deal with RMIF backed by Allianz Commerical

Heath Lambert Group has joined forces with the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) and Allianz Commercial to develop and deliver a unique and specialist insurance scheme for the Federation’s members across the UK.

RMIF Insurance Services offers access to insurance packages that have been designed to comprehensively cater for the specific insurance needs of garages and cars dealers.

The packages have been specially negotiated to provide optimal levels of cover and benefits for RMIF members. Among the key benefits available are:

• Discount on pricing

• An interest free direct debit facility for the payment of premiums

• A discounted flat rate engineering inspection fee of £200 per location

• New for old cover on motor vehicles up to 12 months old with no limit per vehicle

• Cover for the theft of employees’ tools from unattended vehicles

• A service level agreement between the RMIF and RMIF Insurance Services that means members receive £50 cash back if any of the service promises the broker has made are broken

Uninsured loss recovery and injury and motor prosecution defence is included free of charge. In addition, a western Europe-wide certificate wording can be provided for those businesses operating in different regions.

Mike Owen, Group Marketing Director at Heath Lambert Group, commented: “We work closely with our partners within trade associations like the RMIF to understand the specific insurance needs and challenges faced by their members. This appreciation combined with our close working relationship with underwriters and our knowledge of the insurance market enables us to design highly customised and tailored solutions that meet the needs of our clients and the industries in which they operate.”

Welcoming the announcement, Simon McGinn, North & Midlands Trading Director, Allianz Insurance plc said: "Our partnership with RMIF spans in excess of 16 years and our new strategic relationship with Heath Lambert will usher in a new era of insurance solutions exclusively for RMIF members.

By pro-actively positioning ourselves at the forefront of this evolving market, it provides us with a tremendous opportunity to jointly extend Heath Lambeth and Allianz products to new customers and I am determined that this will be a great success.”

Kevin Waterman, Chief Executive Officer at the Retail Motor Industry Federation, concluded: “We believe that this is an industry first - a specialist scheme which has been designed by experts who understand the automotive and insurance industries. Compared with many other schemes, RMIF Insurance Services delivers an insurance policy that is easy to understand and to obtain, highly relevant to members’ needs, competitively priced and positioned to beat the competition.

“Quite simply members benefit from expert advice and receive comprehensive cover that effectively protects them and their businesses against the risks that they face.”