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25 September 2020
Earlier this year we informed you that our ‘minimum’ windscreen excess would be increasing. We can now confirm this will be taking place for new business and renewals from 1st October 2020 and will apply to our Fleet and Mini Fleet customers needing windscreen and glass replacements.
Once the change comes into effect, the minimum windscreen excess on Fleet policies will be £100 for policyholders using one of our approved windscreen repairers. This increases further to £200 if the policyholder is not using an approved supplier.
At NIG, we always work hard to keep costs down where we can to ensure our customers receive the best possible value for money; however, sometimes price increases are unavoidable. In the case of our minimum windscreen excess, this is due to the rising costs for windscreen repairs.
Windscreen repairs are costing double the amount due to hi-tech life-saving sensors and anti-crash safety sensors (such as advanced driving assistance systems – ADAS) being installed within the glass. While these sensors can play a vital role in preventing accidents, even slight damage can mean these parts cannot be repaired.
If you have any questions about our motor fleet windscreen excess, please speak to your usual NIG contact. You can find a list of our approved suppliers by visiting our claims section on nig.com.