Since 2020, the UMAL travel cover has excluded all claims under the Disruption section arising out of Covid-19. As we gradually move towards the end of the pandemic I am pleased to advise that we are now able to reintroduce a limited amount of cover for Cancellation and Rearrangement [...]
Following recent changes in Government advice UMAL’s Technical Risk Manager, Mike Stones highlights some of the challenges of returning to work.
Paul has been appointed Head of Claims at UMAL from April 2020. Paul has worked in the insurance industry since 1987 when he started his career at Eagle Star.
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of closures with resultant Health and Safety risk precautions needing to be applied.
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of property closures with resultant Property risk precautions needing to be applied.
The FCO have now issued unprecedented advice to travellers currently overseas
Here are the latest Frequently Asked Questions regarding UMAL's Travel Cover and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.
As the situation concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to develop, UMAL is taking action in response to UK Government advice and to protect our members and staff.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Their advice is that if you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china
Since the turn of the year, there have been several cases of Novel Coronavirus confirmed in China and these have now spread to other nearby countries, including Japan, Thailand and South Korea. At the time of writing, there have been over 200 confirmed cases, and at least 4 deaths.
Events in Hong Kong have escalated in the last few days, particularly in and around local University campuses, resulting in a number of local institutions where our Members have students placed, closing.
In response to the recent clashes around universities in Hong Kong, UMAL’s security and travel assistance provider, Drum Cussac, have published an update to their University Protests Situation Report.
If a fire, flood or other emergency damages your buildings, your top priority is to minimise disruption for your students.
Making the case and taking action. As the specialist provider of cover for universities and colleges, UMAL has a particular interest in helping the sector better recognise climate related risks. Climate change is an existing and escalating threat that has the potential to cause significant disruption to [...]
As detailed in your renewal pack in July, UMAL Members now have access to improved travel services with subscription to an enhanced risk assessment tool provided by Drum Cussac - RiskMonitor Pro, and the option to subscribe to the PeopleMonitor service at a substantially reduced cost, offering a service unique to our Members....
UMAL is pleased to announce with effect from 1st August 2019 important changes to our Travel, Public/Product Liability, Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity covers...
A new cover enhancement available for Members under the Property Damage/Computer Breakdown section is 'Computer New for Old'....
Following the success of our recent CII Training events, we have been thinking about how we can build on this initiative...
Yesterday UMAL hosted their Annual Conference at the Royal Society of the Arts which was attended by delegates from around 50 higher and further education institutions. Paul Cusition, CEO, announced several significant changes ahead of the 2019/20 renewal...
The recent incidents at UK Universities in the last 24 hours following the discovery of suspicious packages highlight the potential interference caused to University activities...
With the arrival this year of The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, many UMAL Members will find themselves to be ‘organisers’ of travel services under the terms of the regulations. This imposes certain requirements on the Member and this newsletter takes a brief look at the main elements.
In conjunction with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), we have developed a one day seminar/training course intended to be an introduction to insurance for those involved with various aspects of insurance.
Susan Wilkinson steps down as Director and CEO Susan is one of the most consummate insurance leaders that I have encountered in my long career in the industry. To have guided this unique ship with drive and determination for 25 years is an outstanding achievement.