Fleet insurance experience why it is important
Most drivers are familiar with no claims bonus and how it impacts the cost of your ongoing car insurance. Fleet insurance experience is the equivalent when we are dealing with how a fleet cover premium is derived. Now you will understand the importance held within this document has and how it can impact the cost of your fleet insurance.
This document is provided by your existing broker. You may find some brokers may be reluctant to provide or make excuses of why it is not available. Do not accept any such excuses. This document " Confirmed Fleet Insurance Claims Experience " belongs to you and must be released when requested.
So any discount or increase in your busines or family fleet insurance will be based not on indivdual cars, but on the overall claims history.
How is a fleet insurance premium calculated?
When your fleet premium is recalculated it will based in the main on the following 3 key factors. Some do overlay.
- 1The frequency of your claims will be analysed to determine if it is increasing or decreasing
- 2The total amount paid out in claims including any thing upcoming. The amount paid out will be reflected in your new premium by way of an increase or decrease. Be aware if it is high the broker may deem you high risk and drop you.
- 3The above 2 are not viewed in isolation the number of vehicles in the fleet is factored in. Indeed if your claims are increasing at the same time of fleet expansion one may mitigate the other.
Work with your insurance company
As it is a statistical analysis insurance companies need at least 3 years of history to be able to truly judge your risk. So if a new policy be aware that the claims you make now will have a big impact down the road.
The insurer does not want to see trend of increased claims and it is in both interest that it remains at an acceptable level. Most insurers will be able to offer you if a family fleet or your business risk management training. This training works by putting procedure in place quickly that will reverse any upward trend.
The bottom line it is your actions that will determine if your fleet premium goes up or down. Take action by following the 5 steps to a lower premium and work on risk management to lower your claims experience.
Getting fleet insurance quotes
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