The direct short-term insurance model in South Africa has changed the way many insurance companies operate. By offering products directly to the public, insurers are giving clients the opportunity to compile their own insurance portfolios. As direct insurance becomes a demand, more and more business insurance companies in South Africa are growing horizontally to offer business insurance products.
While no two businesses are identical, the insurance policies that businesses opt for may include the same cover, such as buildings, contents and vehicle cover. Direct business insurance companies in South Africa enable business owners to compile their own insurance portfolios based on only those risks relevant to their operations. Business insurance is available, either direct or through a broker, from the business insurance companies in South Africa listed below. (For a range of business insurance quotes, fill in our online form and an insurance representative will give you a quote from various insurers.)
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Arriving in South Africa from the UK in 2003, Dial Direct makes short-term insurance available directly to the public over the phone. Their range of insurance policies include car, home, portable possession, personal and business insurance. DialDirect provide insurance products direct to the public, without the hassle of having to contact a broker. What’s more, your barely have to contact the insurance company. They allow you to manage your policy online, while opt in for cover over the phone. DialDirect also offer a range of competitive insurance benefits, such as their cash back bonus and claims assistance services. As they recognize that each business is unique, DialDirect business insurance covers small to medium enterprises in a range of fields. DialDirect business insurance coverage Whether you run your own shop, have a practice or are a professional, chances are DialDirect has the direct short-term insurance cover for you. From florists to doctors and lawyers, DialDirect can compile an insurance portfolio to that meets your business’s needs. Unlike other insurance policies, business insurance is composed of different types of cover, which are added according to the needs of the industry. The insurance coverage includes asset insurance, for buildings, cars, contents, stock and [...]
One of the foremost insurance brokerages in South Africa, Chadwicks customizes business insurance packages for their clients, covering all necessary risk. Before they approach an insurance company with your requirements, they get to know your company first, as no two are alike. More than this though, Chadwicks help businesses plan for disaster. Their range of services includes assistance with a Loss Control and Risk Management programme and the setting up of a Disaster Recovery Plan. This goes one step further than an insurance portfolio, as does the Risk Analysis which takes a s holistic look at your business’s profile. What’s more, Chadwicks monitors your portfolio to make sure that your spend on it is market-related, while also negotiating with insurers on your business’s behalf for difficult claims. A business insurance portfolio from Chadwicks includes the following types of cover: Chadwicks business insurance for assets The assets which can be covered by Chadwicks, includes buildings, electronic equipment, office contents, book debts, business vehicles and motor fleets. They also provide for all risks insurance for those items that are naturally expected to leave the business premises from theft or accidental damage. Assets are covered for fire and natural perils, and, depending on [...]
Chartis South Africa, the local division of the American-based insurance company, provides a full range of commercial insurance for large and small businesses. Being international, Chartis has an extensive global network and can thus provide advice to companies who have expanded into foreign territories, to help such companies meet local regulations. Also a personal lines insurance company, Chartis provides accident and health, buildings, contents, motor, and theft of identity (individuals and households) insurance. Their range of business insurance products can be combined to cater for almost all businesses. The following products are available through Chartis business division. Chartis business insurance for assets The commercial lines insurance for assets includes business vehicles, property and cargo. What’s more the property can be insured against terrorism and sabotage, a product unlikely to be find elsewhere in South Africa. Given the increasing threat of such in recent years, Chartis has added this to product rage. Chartis business insurance for products Should a product made by your company be faulty or contaminated (whether it be food, drink, cosmetics, tabacco or pharmaceuticals), Chartis will cover the legal damage such as injury. Whether this contamination is intentional or not, the company will cover the costs. What’s more, [...]
Although known for their funeral cover and Pay As You Drive car insurance, Hollard has partnered with specialist insurance underwriters to provide an extensive array of business insurance products. These include engineering insurance, travel insurance, heavy commercial vehicles, marine insurance, life employee benefits, and accident and sickness acceptance cover for employees. Hollard business insurance for engineering For engineering businesses, Hollard has partnered with Scintilla, specialist engineering insurance underwriters with over 50 years experience. Their list of products includes contractor’s all risk insurance, liability cover as well as machinery breakdown and electronic equipment. What’s more, Scintilla include advanced loss of profits and civil engineering completed risks. The experience the company has in engineering cover can be extended to projects in other African countries, as they understand the risks associated with such. This caters for international contractors. Hollard business insurance for travel While not specifically a business insurance product, Hollard’s travel insurance by Oojah caters for companies and individuals (as well as their families) on while travelling. It provides cover for personal accident and liability, repatriation, medical expenses and luggage (as well as cancellation and curtailment). Oojah offer some of the most comprehensive travel insurance policies in the market, essential for employers [...]
The insurance company for women hasn’t stopped at home and car insurance but includes business cover. 1st for Women business insurance covers small to medium businesses (such as florists, hairdressers, retailers, funeral parlours, locksmiths and others), professionals (accountants, lawyers, auditors, brokers and financial advisors), and corporates (including travel agents, estates agents, training centres and others). They don’t just cover the businesses assets and vehicles but provide a range of business insurance products. 1st for Women Professional Assist The professional assistance first for women business cover provides ranges from labour assistance to technical assistance. The labour assistance provides businesses with access to labour professionals to make sure that your business is always compliant with labour laws, which may include providing labour audits and performance management and appraisal. The legal assistance portion of the Professional Assist functions as legal cover by giving business 24-hour access to legal counsel. These advisors can assist business on financial, criminal, consumer-related, property and other matters. They also provide the businesses with documentation drafting as well. The computer or technical assistance helps business owners with hardware, software, internet and virus issues. This assistance, like the others, is available to insureds 24 hours a day. 1st for Women [...]