Discover the difference. Discover delegated.

Ecclesiastical has been in the schemes market for more than 30 years, making us one of the pioneering insurers in this area. We have accumulated a huge amount of experience in understanding what makes a scheme successful and that’s why we still have schemes that have been running since day one. Today, we have over 90 live schemes on our books and are keen to grow that number. 
 
We believe strongly in the delegated authority model. The majority of decisions will be in your hands but where necessary, we can offer collaborative guidance and support for decisions that fall outside of the delegated authority. 

Discover the potential

Our flexibility and knowledge allow us to support a huge variety of schemes. We’re well known for our specialist expertise but you may not have realised that our risk appetite for commercial schemes business goes well beyond our core areas. 
 
We define a scheme as a ‘tailored insurance solution for customer groups with common needs.
 
Our experience and ability to underwrite many different types of schemes is down to our collaborative way of working. You’re the expert in understanding your customers’ needs and this enables us to work with you to find the right solution for your clients, capitalising on our joint expertise. 

New schemes

How we support new schemes

Within our schemes business, we have a dedicated team which can quickly evaluate and assess new opportunities. Our schemes team is with you from first enquiry, through on-boarding a new scheme, to growing an existing scheme.
Once you have discussed an idea with us, we’ll work with you quickly to assess the right product, approach and flexibility needed to maximise your scheme’s potential. Once we have both agreed on the right proposition we will then project manage this through to market in as little as six weeks.
 
We have developed a clear three-step plan for the journey – assess, design, build – to keep everything on track and ensure your specialist customer insight is at the heart of all we do.

Existing schemes

How we support existing schemes

Relationships are key and we believe with our dedicated team and regular contact and reviews we build long-term partnerships that work.
 
As well as underwriting support for the more unusual risks and our award-winning claims service, we have a number of other areas of important support available.
 
  • Risk management
    We add value for your customers with our in-house team of specialist risk consultants. They offer insight and guidance to mitigate risk through innovative and cost-effective risk solutions.
  • Schemes proposition development
    We run interactive workshops to help create, design and implement a new value proposition by fitting the products and services to your customer’s needs.
  • Marketing support
    We will assess your existing marketing activities and produce a report that gives ideas and recommendations on marketing strategy, including the use of digital marketing, campaign development and customer journey reviews.
  • Compliance support
    We view our schemes partners as an extension of our underwriting team. We’re here to support you, we delegate authority but do not abdicate responsibility. 
  • Schemes Marketplace
    We provide our delegated authority partners with wider distribution opportunities for their schemes through our Marketplace, giving you access to sell your schemes into the wider Ecclesiastical broker base.