SWEP partners with Blue Badge Insurance

Blue Badge Insurance launches specialised mobility scooter and wheelchair insurance for funded equipment

Blue Badge Insurance has partnered with the State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) in Victoria to create a product that will protect scooter and wheelchair users against accidental loss and damage, third party property damage and third party personal injury.

The insurance will cost the scooter users just $105 per annum and wheelchair users from $155 per annum, depending on the cost of their chair.

“We have always recommended that our clients take out insurance for their equipment, but until now there hasn’t been a policy that we felt was both comprehensive and affordable for our clients” says Jeni Burton, Director at SWEP. “We are very pleased that our clients now have access to a product that protects them against accidents and other unexpected events through Blue Badge Insurance”, Burton continued.

The insurance, which is underwritten by Lloyd’s, is not compulsory and is available initially only for SWEP clients in Victoria. The product will be available from 1 September 2015.

Nik Witcombe, Chief Executive Office of Blue Badge Insurance commented, “Our partnership with SWEP is an exciting opportunity for Blue Badge as we are able to provide a specialist insurance product for an unmet need in the market. We hope to extend this cover to clients using other funded equipment programs across all states and territories over time.”


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  1. Ryan says:

    Is it possible to take out a comprehensive mobility scooter insurance policy, despite SWEP being the sole funder for my equipment?

    1. Blue Badge Insurance says:

      Hi Ryan,

      Thank you for your comment. The simple answer is yes.

      Assuming you meet the underwriting guidelines, you are eligible to take out a comprehensive mobility scooter policy instead of the standard mobility equipment policy for funded equipment.

      Please call our Customer Service team on 1300 304 802 and they will explain the difference in the two policies in greater detail.

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