March 6, 2018 by Jason Contant
Aviva Canada has launched a new commercial product that allows a company’s different business operations to be included on one policy.
This consolidation is intended to make it easier for brokers to offer limits and extensions for different segments.
In the past, individual product offerings for different business segments could not be combined onto a single policy, Mazdak Moini, vice president of commercial lines and reinsurance at Aviva Canada, told Canadian Underwriter. If a customer had more than one type of operation at different locations, for example, a Composite Mercantile Policy would have to be used to provide coverage; this did not allow enhancements specific to customized products to be offered to a client.
Aviva Enterprise, launched Monday, is designed to give brokers the flexibility to customize a policy for any business in any segment, including:
“Aviva Enterprise makes it easier for our brokers and customers to customize coverage for their needs, in an easy-to-navigate policy,” Moini said. He added that product pricing “reflects territorial and segment-specific differences.”
Aviva’s claims and risk management experts have evaluated common claims and loss exposures for all types of businesses in every market, allowing for industry-specific enhancements that are designed to protect from unique industry exposures. Policyholders can go to the summary page at the front of the policy document to view all locations and business operations. They can quickly reference coverage, limits and deductibles.
The property coverage includes offerings for:
According to Aviva, the policy language is “transparent and provides clarity of the coverage included. This simplified policy language will allow brokers to explain coverages and limits to their customers with ease.”