Ansvar, a leading insurer that has worked exclusively with brokers in the faith, community, care, education and property sectors for over 50 years, has added cyber cover to its Church Connect and Church Fellowship Connect policies.
This specialist cover protects churches against all manner of cyber-related risks including cybercrime such as data theft or breaches, computer viruses and malware attacks, as well as damage to computer systems sustained through the loss or corruption of data.
Ansvar’s cyber cover is highly affordable, with premiums from as little as £95 and a sum insured up to £100,000. What’s more, brokers can obtain quotes for clients quickly by answering just seven ‘yes or no’ questions on the Ansvar online selling platform accessed via its website, ansvar.co.uk.
The company’s Church Connect and Church Fellowship policies meet all the insurance needs a church might have from contents, personal accidents and business interruption to employers’ liability and legal expenses. Optional extras include buildings insurance, professional indemnity and property damage sustained through acts of terrorism.
With Ansvar’s inclusion of cyber cover, brokers can now obtain comprehensive, competitively priced insurance packages from a single source for churches that own, lease, hire, rent or loan their premises.
“Cyber cover is front and centre in the news, with a number of large businesses sustaining attacks and facing heavy fines under the new GDPR,” said Ansvar MD Richard Lane. “Hackers are indiscriminate and target charities and religious organisations too. A few months ago, the Bible Society was fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over computer security failings that allowed cyber criminals to access the personal details of more than 400,000 mainly Christian backers.”
Richard continued: “If they haven’t already, churches need to carefully consider the protection they have in place and how they would deal with such an attack. Our cyber cover is an ideal solution and we are working closely with our network of brokers to communicate this with potential customers.”
Ansvar’s cyber cover is also available on its Charity Protect Plus and Charity and Community Connect protects.