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.”