HIC’s new policy document system isn’t affected by Royal Mail strike
If the Royal Mail strike goes ahead next week, thereÂ’s going to be one business less affected than most.
Specialist insurance broker Herts Insurance Consultants (HIC) recently introduced a new system to distribute insurance documents online, allowing customers to print out the documents themselves and circumventing the postal system.
The system, Ecomail, means that customers not only donÂ’t have to worry about the postal strike, but they get their documents within minutes of finalising their insurance details, instead of several days later.
“This is timely news for those waiting for their insurance documents before they can tax their vehicle and hit the road”, says Andy Morton of HIC.
“We introduced Ecomail because people often need documents faster than the modern postal system could deliver. And now that most of our customers have computers and colour printers, it makes sense to send their documents via the internet.Â”
“I believe we are the only insurance broker doing it this way. It’s definitely the way forward Â– it saves time, money and paper. And during the postal strike, it’s going to save everyone’s nerves too.”
HIC says that bypassing the postal strike isn’t the only benefit. The Ecomail system is also reducing the company’s costs such as postage, so that it’s not under the same pressure as other insurers to increase premiums. And it’s significantly reducing environmental impact, reducing the amount of paper needed, since envelopes and covering documentation don’t need to be printed, and fuel isn’t used in postal delivery of the paper.
“Ecomail is strictly optional”, Andy Morton emphasises. “They can choose to receive their policy documents by regular – er – ‘first class’ post so to speak. But increasing numbers of our customers are voting with their mouse, and the postal strike is making this option even more attractive.”
HIC is the enthusiastÂ’s car insurer with a passion for motoring that translates into great deals on car insurance. For more information visit www.hertsinsurance.com or call 08451 290290.