Frequently asked questions about DriverPlan
What are the differences between the cover on the three policies you offer - Elite, Executive and Premier?
The items covered on the three policies are exactly the same. It's essentially one policy with different levels of cover - you pay the highest premium for the Elite policy (maximum benefit per year £30,000) and the lowest premium for the Premier policy (maximum benefit per year £10,000). The Executive policy maximum benefit is between the two at £20,000. This means that you can buy a policy that suits your lifestyle and which reflects how much time you spend on the road or how much you need to get around.
Do DriverPlan offer car insurance too?
No, DriverPlan Limited is an insurance broker in the UK solely for the provision of Motoring Continuity Insurance.
Who underwrites the DriverPlan policies?
Your DriverPlan policy is underwritten by IOMA, the foremost providers of Motoring Continuity Insurance.
How reliable are IOMA?
IOMA have been in operation for more than thirty years for St Christopher and Driverguard policies and have a good reputation for responding quickly to the needs of policyholders and a no-nonsense approach to settling claims.
I run a business and most of my employees need to drive - do you do discounts for company policies?
If you have more than five employees we can offer a discount. These policies can make a big difference to keeping a company successful - think of it as part of your business continuity planning.
Where will I be covered under this policy?
Throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and in member states of the European Union.
Do you cover drink driving?
Definitely not. DriverPlan does not cover drink driving, drugs-related offences or dangerous or reckless driving.
Aren't you encouraging speeding?
We would never condone speeding, but we know that careful drivers look at the road when they are driving - you can't always be watching the speedo. It is easy to inadvertently slip over the speed limit or even to be unsure what the speed limit is if the sign has been covered by foliage or a passing lorry. Loss of licence through speeding is just one of the circumstances which we cover, our policies also cover your incapacity to drive if you suffer an accident, or if your car is stolen, and various other unforeseen circumstances. We are always striving to keep you motoring so that you can maintain your lifestyle, keep appointments and maybe even keep your job.
Do I have to have a clean licence to take out a policy?
No, just a current full driving licence. However, if you already have points on your licence they must not be for the offences mentioned above, and if you already have 9 points the maximum annual benefits available are reduced.
How do I know which policy will be best for me?
The comparison chart helps you decide on the basis of your annual mileage and your lifestyle. For instance, if you are a top level manager who operates around the country, the Elite policy would suit best. If your main driving is for ferrying the children and getting in the shopping, a Premier policy would probably be enough. There is a direct line to DriverPlan's customer service department if you want to discuss which is the best policy for you.
How do I get payments?
Let us know within 30 days of an incident which may give rise to a claim. We will ask you to submit invoices and receipts for the travel you have had to use. In the case of a potential disqualification claim you would need to give written notice to the Insurer immediately upon receipt of the first piece of correspondence.
Are there age limits on the policies?
Yes, policies are restricted to those over 21 who have held a driving licence for at least 2 years.
Are there other restrictions?
The exclusions and limitations are all spelt out in the policy wording. For instance, your vehicle must be insured against third party risks.
What if I ride a motorcycle rather than drive a car?
It's your ability to drive we insure, not the vehicle, so if you are a biker these policies are ideal.
Can my partner be on my policy?
We offer generous discounts to a spouse, partner or friend who takes out a policy at the same time as you. Simply add their details when you apply online.
Is it complicated to take out a policy?
There are no complicated forms to fill in and it is easy to choose the cover you need. Just fill in the online form and as long as you satisfy the criteria on it, DriverPlan will start your cover straight away.
Can I pay by Direct Debit?
Yes, you can pay monthly by direct debit. These costs are clearly shown on the policy pages.
How long do I have to commit for?
One year - all our policies are renewable on an annual basis.
What if my question isn't answered here and I can't find an answer on the website?
Just ring us on 0845 5194259 and we will be happy to explain anything to you!