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Staff Absence Insurance

Standard features of our insurance

At Harrington Bates, we offer cover for the absence types most likely to affect our schools’ staff.

It is easy to ignore less prevalent absence types for the simple reason that they occur less frequently. However, the length of these absences is often significantly longer, which can cause a huge strain on a school’s staffing budget. To address this, we offer a wide-reaching policy which recognises such absence types and includes cover for them as standard. Whether your staff are absent due to adoption, bereavement or jury service, we’ve got you covered.

What’s more, unlike many providers we don’t apply additional excess periods for these absences, providing your school with greater value and more money when you claim.

Taking out a policy with us will ensure that your school will benefit from the following policy features, included as standard:

•      New for 2021: Self-certify up to 10 working days of absence
•      Expert claims support service and generous time limits
      Coronavirus (COVID-19) is covered in our policy
      Cover for maternities conceived before your policy start date
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Cover for pregnancy related sickness up to 24 weeks
•      No chronic conditions exclusions
      Committed in-house claims department
      Claims made by BACS payment
      One of the fastest claim settlement times in the industry
      Bereavement and bereavement reaction cover
      Policies from an ‘AA-‘ rated insurer
      Option of an annual, continuous or multi-year policy
      Cover for phased returns
•      Cover for paternity and adoption leave

•      Cover for attending court as a witness or juror
      Stranded staff cover
      No exclusions for absence caused by an adverse Ofsted report
      Cover for attending LEA training days or official union duties
      Cover for interrupted claims
      Specialist health and wellbeing support service
      24-hour counselling helpline
      Occupational health assessments
      Counselling and physiotherapy
      Pre-placement screening
      Stress coaching
•      Virtual GP service
      Choose any daily benefit up to £300
•      Choose any waiting days from zero to 30

Simply tell us your required basis of cover and we'll provide you with an instant price