As a subsidiary of Admiral Group Plc, Elephant auto insurance is part of the third largest UK auto insurer and as a result, carries the parent name and reputation along with it. Elephant is one of the eleven trading styles of Admiral and within those eleven, three provide insurance within the EU, and separate from UK operations. Elephant can boast 2 million customers and aims to provide affordable car insurance for a wide range of drivers.
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Not only does Elephant offer a range of car insurance cover but also has home insurance, travel insurance, bike insurance, car warranty, van insurance and deals on multicar insurance.
Elephant says they provide ‘fully loaded cover’ which includes a few extras not normally found on a standard policy. Some companies charge above and beyond for these benefits such as sports cover, courtesy car cover and stereo cover. The policy will cover the loss of in-car stereo equipment and theft and/or damage by fire or accident to sports equipment up to a pre-specified limit.
Also included as standard, Elephant provides:
- Cover for personal injury
- Windscreen repair / replacement – excess applies
- No claims bonus for named drivers
- European cover up to 90 days in any one year
Elephant also say that 95% of customers between March 2013 and March 2014 who filed a claim stated that they would indeed recommend Elephant to others. That’s pretty high on the customer satisfaction end and perhaps one of the reasons why this insurer is growing so rapidly.
Elephant prides itself on being an insurer that works directly with consumers and not through intermediaries. It isn’t clear whether or not brokers can get quotes when doing a comparison, but even so, drivers can compare their own quotes with those provided by a broker before choosing which insurer to buy from.
Although you can get a quote via the telephone, you can also get a quote online, or use uSwitch’s comparison service to search for quotes from dozens of different providers including Elephant.