We have negotiated a group membership scheme with an independent insurance company (Balens) for our trained funeral celebrants.
For just over £70 per annum * you get £4,000,000 cover, including cover for wrongful accusations, inspection by HMRC.
You can also add one or more of over 1000 other approved therapies and health activities for free, so it could save you money on any existing PI insurance you have.
Important: to take out this insurance, you must belong to the Green Fuse Funeral Celebrants Guild. Note that, while you’ll need to renew your insurance each year, once you have joined the Guild you are effectively a “member” for life.
* Please note, there has been a slight increase in the premium this year (2018) due to DAS (the insurers for the Legal Expenses section of the policy) asking for an increase in their premium across the board.
How can I get this insurance?
You get the insurance through the insurance company Balens (and not via us). Full instructions and forms below.
- Click here to download the application form
- Click here to download the Key Points document
- Print out the application form and complete it
- Return it to the insurer (NOT to us):
Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern, WR14 2TA
Once you are insured, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your policy number for our records.
I am still a student – can I still apply?
Once you have attended the second part of your course – yes, you can. And there is a special reduced rate for students.
Why do I need insurance?
We think it is very important that each celebrant carries PI insurance for their work. Although claims are rare, we are working with people at a sensitive time and if things do go wrong they may react angrily and litigiously. Holding PI insurance shows funeral directors that we take a responsible and professional attitude to our work and gives you peace of mind should a claim be made. It also, through that, provides protection for your clients.