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Business Interruption Insurance. We’ll always find a space to carry on teaching our children – and the staff will keep turning up, so…. We’re a church, not a business, so what’s this got to do with us???. What we will talk about…. Why have BI cover?

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Business interruption insurance
Business InterruptionInsurance

We’ll always find a space to carry on teaching our children – and the staff will keep turning up, so…

We’re a church, not a business, so what’s this got to do with us???


What we will talk about
What we will talk about…

  • Why have BI cover?

  • What sort of damage do I consider when calculating BI?

  • Understanding the different types of BI cover

    • Gross Profit

    • Additional Costs

    • Claims preparation

    • Other

  • Length of cover

  • Quantifying the amount of cover you need


What and why
What and Why???

  • BI insurance reduces the financial burden of operating that may result from damage to your property (damaged property must be insured for material damage in order to claim BI insurance).

  • Assumption that what you are doing is worthwhile in the Kingdom of God

  • Others are depending on you to be there

  • Fiduciary responsibility of trustees

    • E.g. avoiding bankruptcy!

  • Avoid negative financial impact on others

  • Reputation

  • ….


What risk do you envisage when you calculate your bi insurance cover
What risk do you envisage when you calculate your BI insurance cover?

Assumes you DON’T start with what you can afford to pay in premiums!

  • Theft – because it’s the most common?

  • Intentional damage (e.g. someone has broken in and trashed the office).

  • Fire?

  • Flood? Depends where you are.

  • Tornado?

  • Earthquake?


Lesson 1 insurance cover?

Work out what the biggest risk of financial loss from one event might be.

Lesson 2

Do your homework thoroughly to calculate the potential losses – BEFORE you decide how much business interruption insurance you can afford to buy.


Types of bi cover
Types of BI Cover insurance cover?

Refer to policy for definitions

  • Gross profit

  • Additional costs

  • Book debts

  • Claim preparation costs

  • Fines or damages

  • Redeployment costs

  • Severance and redundancy payments

  • Other


Lesson 3 insurance cover?

Keep the wording on the schedule simple so that cover is as broad as possible. Avoid any ambiguity!

Lesson 4

If you’re not sure about BI insurance cover, get advice!


Length of cover
Length of Cover insurance cover?

  • Policy provides for 3 years.

  • You can request more.

  • Which of your operating costs are fixed irrespective of how long you are out of action, and which are ongoing until the damaged item is replaced or repaired?

  • Is your income affected by how long it takes to repair/replace damaged buildings/equipment? Does the impact reduce over time?


How long
How long? insurance cover?

  • Will depend on type of damage, so plan for worst case scenario.

  • Allow for time to obtain consents.

  • In worst case scenario will other organisations be competing for engineers/ builders, etc?

  • Understand your organisation’s decision-making procedures.


Lesson insurance cover?5

Don’t underestimate how long it takes for church bodies to make decisions!

Take that into account when working out the length of time you think it will take to recover.


Exercises
Exercises insurance cover?

Divide into 3 groups to consider:

  • A parish scenario

  • A diocesan scenario

  • A school scenario


Lessons
Lessons insurance cover?

  • Work out what the biggest risk of damage from one event might be.

  • Do your homework thoroughly to calculate the potential losses – BEFORE you decide how much business interruption insurance you can afford to buy.

  • Keep the wording on the schedule simple so that cover is as broad as possible. Avoid any ambiguity!

  • If you’re not sure about BI insurance cover, get advice!

  • Don’t under estimate how long it takes for church bodies to make decisions! Take that into account when working out the length of time you think it will take to recover.


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