(Re)introducing Ageas House Guard

A new home for your Household customers

Posted on 11th September 2019 Tagged in Personal Lines
New House Guard

We think you’ll like the range of changes we’re bringing in for the all-new Ageas House Guard policy – a product that your customers already know and love.

We’re adding more features. We’re making it easier to choose a comprehensive, flexible policy and – behind the scenes – we’re making other changes that will make a difference, too. Things like collecting more granular details, which means we can offer more precise premiums.

The new Ageas House Guard will replace our existing suite of household cover options. Any other existing products will soon stop accepting new business but, as you’d expect, we will carry on accepting mid-term adjustments. Shortly after House Guard is available through your software house, we’ll start to auto-migrate your renewing Ageas household customers – to make things easier for you, too.

Getting started with Ageas Household

If you’re not familiar with Ageas House Guard, you’ll find full details of the cover and benefit details here. But if you know a little bit about our household policies already, you’ll recognise these improvements:

  • A new, peril-rated approach to our premiums. That means more precise pricing, and that should make us even more competitive for your customers.
  • Availability via our Insurer Hosted Pricing hub – the latest prices in real-time, which means accurate and competitive rates with no system delays for updates.
  • An even wider underwriting footprint that covers more property types and customers - such as listed buildings, holiday homes, customers with a CCJ or an IVA perhaps. Check the full range of options here.
  • Plus bedroom rated Buildings Cover up to £1m (or up to £1.5m on a sums insured basis) and bedroom rated Contents Cover up to £100k (or up to £150k on a sums insured basis).

Increased limits mean wider appeal

We’ve also increased the limits on a number of options within the policy.

Buildings

  • Lock & Key Replacement increased from £1000 to the buildings sum insured
  • Cover for being forced to leave the home increased from £500 to 20% of buildings sum insured

Contents

  • Limit for contents in the open increased from £1,500 to £2,000
  • Single item limit in the open increased from £300 to £500
  • Limit for a single item of business equipment increased from £2k to £2,500
  • Limit for fatal injury increased from £5,000 to £10,000

Plus, we’ve added cover for contents in storage for theft, fire or lightening.

New House Guard Broker Factsheet Download PDF
New House Guard Policy Document Download PDF

Make the switch for renewing customers today

There’ll be four commission variants for you to choose from: three gross commissions (15%, 20%, 25%). You’ll need to activate the commission level you’d prefer, so please take care when selecting one of our schemes. You may need to contact our underwriting support team on the details below.

We have also introduced a new variant to accommodate ‘net’ of commission rating. If this is something you are keen to explore with us please contact our Agency Team. 

Once available to you, our new House Guard product will be easy to spot, just look out for any products that start with “AGEAS – NEW”. We want House Guard to be your go-to product for all household customers – try us and see!

 

Want to ask a question?

The crew is here to help you. Contact our underwriting support team via householdadmin@ageas.co.uk or call us on 0345 122 3288 (option 2) and ask about the new Ageas House Guard.

How to access the new Ageas House Guard

Currently this product is only traded via CDL. It will be available on other software houses in the coming months, and we’ll be sure to email you once you can access it.

If you can’t access the new House Guard product via CDL, but think you should be able to, please contact our Agency Team on 02380 352685 or email them on agencyandcredit@ageas.co.uk for support.

Click on your software house provider to the latest update of when Ageas House Guard schemes will be available to you.  

ACTURIS

We’ll be launching this product on Acturis in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

 

APPLIED

We’ll be launching this product on Applied in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

CDL
Product CDL Product Code CDL Screen Name

House Guard 15

House Guard 20

House Guard 25

House Guard Net

Gallagher

Swinton Essentials

Swinton Classic

Swinton Premier

JG

HC

J7

M3

JL

QG

OX

OZ

Ageas – NEW HG 15

Ageas – NEW HG 20

Ageas – NEW HG 25

Ageas – NEW HG NET

Ageas – NEW HG GAL

Ageas – NEW ESSENTI

Ageas – NEW CLASSI

Ageas – NEW PREMIE

OPEN GI

We’ll be launching this product on OPEN GI in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

OPEN GI – COUNTRYWIDE (AUTOLINE)

We’ll be launching this product on OPEN GI in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

SSP

We’ll be launching this product on SSP in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

SSP (KEYCHOICE)

We’ll be launching this product on SSP in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

TGSL

We’ll be launching this product on TGSL in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s ready. In the meantime, please carry on offering our existing Household products.

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