Everyone wants to pay the lowest amount possible for their insurance policies. Nine times out of ten, these are policies that we never make claims on. After all, it’s just there as a back-up in case something goes wrong.
But it’s not always easy to make sure you’re getting the best possible deal as there are so many insurers out there and so many different ways to get a quote. Of course, the more insurers you contact, the more quotes you’ll have, and the easier it will be to see where the best prices are for the kind of cover you need. But hunting around for the best deal in insurance is a time-consuming and tedious process. In fact there are few things that most people would rather do!
However, if you’re a trade union member, there could be a great short cut to better insurance prices that you’re unaware of. As members of trade unions such as Unison, Unite, NASUWT and RMT you are entitled to trade union insurance with insurance companies such as UIA.
These trade unions have special insurance policies through companies such as UIA insurance. UIA is a mutual society, which was founded in the same spirit as the movement of trade unions, using a collective voice to bargain for the good of everyone rather than the individual.
Mutual insurance companies put any profit back into the collective pool to benefit all their members. UIA has been in business for more than 100 years. Originally, it provided insurance purely to trade union members, then extended its customer base to include not-for-profit organisations. Today, members of the public can also get their insurance policies through UIA, but the links with the trade unions remain strong.
So, if you’re a member of Unite, for example, you will qualify for Unite Insurance via UIA. Unite Inusrance includes policies for travel, car, pet and home insurance, so you can put all your policies through the same insurer – which often results in an even better price.