Supporting our Members through COVID 19 – UPDATE 4
It has been an incredibly busy time at AIM as the team work through all of the enquiries that have arisen from our Members. We appreciate that some of you may have been waiting patiently for answers to your questions and are thankful for your understanding. The AIM team may be small in number, however it is a dedicated one and we are doing our very best to respond to each of you as soon as we can.
If you have a query regarding your cover please send us an email in the first instance to email@example.com – stating your Business Name and your Renewal Date in any correspondence, as this will help us to work through the enquiries as effectively as possible. Those with an imminent renewal date will be handled as a priority.
We hope that the offer of the payment holiday has been well received and helped those who have taken this up.
AIM have been working with ARAG to provide Legal Expenses cover to all AIM Members at a very competitive cost. ARAG are a leading legal expenses provider offering an extensive range of legal insurance and assistance products and services. The launch of this has been delayed due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak and downturn in business activity, however ARAG have confirmed that they would be happy for AIM Members to have access to and utilise the following services in the meantime:-
Legal advice on business matters within UK and EU law: 0344 571 7978
Redundancy assistance, 9am to 5pm weekdays: 0330 303 1955
UK tax advice, 9am to 5pm weekdays: 0344 571 7978
Counselling service: 0333 000 2082
Examples where ARAG might be able to help are:-
- Advice and support on employment rights and obligations such as statutory sick pay and duty of care
- Advice and support on debt issues
- Counselling Assistance – this provides professional counselling services by phone and is available to workers and employees suffering stress or anxiety due to disruption caused to their daily routines or distress caused as a result of the virus.
- Professional public relations expertise to protect your reputation following adverse publicity that has arisen as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak that affects your business reputation.
We understand that you simply need to state you are a member of the Activities Industry Mutual when calling.. Please do let us know your feedback should you take advantage of the service on offer.
Government Support for Business
The Government announced that the Furlough Scheme cut-off date has been extended to 19 March 2020. Employers can claim for furloughed employees who were employed and on their PAYE payroll on or before 19 March 2020. If you believe you are eligible for support you can access the link here:
It has been reported that another provider of activity insurance has exited the market, leaving many activity providers without cover once they reach their renewal date. We want to reassure members that AIM has always maintained a rigorous risk-assessment criteria when assessing new applications. It is this attention to detail and high standards which means that we can offer value, security and continuity of cover no matter how volatile the economy.
Ofcom – Scam Texts and Calls
We have been notified of the following Scam Texts and Calls which you may like to make yourself aware of:-
Each month we produce a Member Profile to promote on our website and social media. It would be great to hear from Members if you would like to be profiled, examples of these can be found in the News section of our website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join our closed Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/798451153625523/
Or follow us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/activitiesindustrymutual/