Contents Insurance Claims
Making a claim is simple. Our team of dedicated Customer Managers will make sure your claim is processed and your damaged or stolen possessions are repaired or replaced, so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.
Frequently asked questions
What information do I need to make a claim?
To keep your claim as easy and stress-free as possible, it helps to have all the relevant information on hand, including:
- The full details and circumstances of what has happened
- As much information as you can provide about any damage, stolen or lost items
- The full details of everyone involved
- The date and time that the incident occurred
Claiming for your glasses
In some cases, we will send a referral to our suppliers (OPSM or Specsavers) who will contact you to organise an appointment. Even if they aren't your normal optometrist, we can arrange for your records to easily be retrieved, making it hassle free for you.
I need to make a claim - what should I do?
1. Make sure your home is safe and secure
If your home has been damaged, make sure everyone involved is safe and, if you need to, call emergency services. For example, if there has been a theft, burglary or vandalism, or an attempt at these, call the police immediately. Once it's safe to do so, you should make sure your home is secure.
2. Submit a claim
Report your claim online - One of our Customer Managers will get in touch within two working days.
Or call us on 0800 500 216 if your situation is urgent - it will take about 15 minutes to lodge your claim. Let us know if your home is no longer safe or secure.
3. We'll get you sorted
A Customer Manager will kepp you fully informed about your claim's progress. They will ensure that any damaged property covered by your policy will be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible, so that you can get back to normal.
I've had a break in - what should I do?
1. Call the police
They may want to investigate the break-in and take fingerprints, so check with them before tidying up - as you may disturb evidence. The police will give you a file number to use in your claim.
2. Start your claim
You might need to provide proof of ownership such as receipts, instruction manuals or photos. We'll also make arrangements to ensure your home is secure again.
3. Take note
Note down what's been stolen or damaged and check to see whether your house keys have been taken. Check your spare car keys too, in case the thieves targeted your car as well.
It is also a good idea to talk to your neighbours, as they may have seen something that could help the police.
I've dropped my laptop
We'll arrange to have it checked to see if it can be repaired.
If not, we'll replace your laptop with the nearest equivalent item, or where this is isn't available, pay the Market Value.
My contents are no longer secure
If you can't live in your damaged home, and your contents are at risk of loss or damage, a Customer Manager will arrange moving your contents to temporary accommodation, and/or a professional storage facility.
Simply call us on 0800 500 216 to start a claim, and let us know if your situation is urgent.
Specified items and valuations
For all the valuable items specified on your policy, make sure you have an appropriate valuation document when making a claim, or proof of ownership such as a receipt. Report your claim online or call us on 0800 500 216 - a Customer Manager will make sure your claim is processed and your item is repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
Please be aware that if you have not specified your items on your policy, the maximum amount paid out will be determined by the policy limits outlined in your contents insurance booklet.
If you would like to discuss specifying an item on your policy, please call us on 0800 500 213.
Make a claim
We like to make claim time as easy and stress-free as possible, simply select the product you need to claim on in the drop-down box below.