In line with Central Bank of Ireland recommendations, we are pleased to advise our clients who hold a Qudos policy that Patrona has offered alternative insurance options to address any further concerns. Wright Insurance Brokers has accepted this invitation and has undertaken the cancellation of all Qudos policies on behalf of any of our affected clients, creating new policies with alternative insurance providers. This has been undertaken at no cost or adverse effect to our clients. New documents reflecting these new insurance arrangements will be issued to you shortly noting the following:
- Your new policy will run to their current renewal dates
- Policy terms and conditions remain as before
- Claims to be reported as normal to Wright Insurance Brokers
You do not need to take any further action at this time. If you have any concerns or queries in relation to this please contact us.
Qudos Insurance A/S Bankruptcy Update
My policy is with Patrona, is this impacted?
Your Private Car policy, if underwritten by Alwyn Insurance Company Limited is not impacted by the Qudos liquidation.
Your House policy was insured with Qudos however, this has been transferred to Gefion at no cost to you and will continue to run until natural expiry.
Your Van policy was insured with Qudos however, this has been transferred to RSA at no cost to you and will continue to run until natural expiry.
Your Evolve Car/Van policy if previously insured with Qudos has been transferred to Gefion at no cost to you and will continue to run until natural expiry.
Your Fleet policy if previously insured with Qudos has been transferred to Gefion at no cost to you and will continue to run until natural expiry.
My policy is with Qudos through Patrona, Is my Policy impacted by Qudos Liquidation?
All van policies that were previously with Qudos through Patrona have been transferred to RSA and all House, Car and Fleet policies that were insured with Qudos through Patrona have been transferred to Gefion. All these policies have been transferred to these alternative Insurers at no cost to policyholders.
Your existing policy will run up to the natural renewal date.
I would like to cancel my Insurance
You can return your certificate and disc to us if you wish to cancel. Please note your policy will be cancelled from the time that we receive the documents. Once your policy has been cancelled and your no claim bonus has been issued to us, we will issue this document to you.
Will cancelling my policy affect my no claim bonus?
If you have a 5 year + earned No claim bonus, then cancelling your policy will have no effect on your no claim bonus.
If you have earned either 1 – 5 years No claim bonus, then cancelling your policy will have an effect as you will lose any bonus you have earned in the current years insurance.
Who are RSA?
RSA Insurance Group plc is a British multinational general insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. RSA has major operations in the UK & Ireland, Scandinavia and Canada and provides insurance products and services in more than 140 countries through a network of local partners. It has 17 million customers. RSA was formed by the merger of Sun Alliance and Royal Insurance in 1996
Who are Gefion?
Gefion Insurance A/S is a non-life Insurance Company incorporated and
registered in Denmark. Gefion Insurance A/S is authorised by the Danish FSA and subject to
regulation by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Gefion is subject to the Solvency II regime.
Gefion is subject to the Solvency II regime and customers also benefit from the superior regulatory position and policyholder protections provided by Danish law under the Forsikrings Garantifond.
I submitted a claim under my policy when it was insured with Qudos- what is the current positon?
Your claim will be handled and administered in the normal manner however, Patrona currently will not be able to make any offer of settlement until further instruction is received from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate. If you have already been made an offer of settlement this will be passed to the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate.
You have already made me an offer, will I be paid?
Regrettably no, your claim requires to be passed to the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate for consideration.
You told me that settlement was being processed?
Settlement offers were made in good faith however, due to the current stated position of the Liquidator we were prohibited from issuing payments. Your claim will be passed to the Bankruptcy Estate.
Will the Danish Guarantee Fund provide compensation?
Compensation from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate is subject to considerable uncertainty. Once the formal Bankruptcy adjudication and distribution is determined at the closing of the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate then, the Danish Guarantee Fund may provide compensation for claims that have not been covered.
How long will it be for the Bankruptcy adjudication and distribution to be finalised
We have no time commitments from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate in this regard and it would be unfair of us to give you a commitment. We expect that there will be significant delays and you need to be aware that compensation from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate is subject to considerable uncertainty.
If my claim is valid when can I expect to be paid?
The Qudos Bankruptcy Estate has not given us a time commitment. We expect there will be significant delays in the payment of your claim however, we will issue you updates when we receive them from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate.
I am not happy with what you have told me, what are my options?
We are sorry you feel this way and appreciate that this is a stressful time for you. Wrights are unfortunately not in a position to progress any claims matters until we receive further instruction from the Qudos Bankruptcy Estate. We will endeavour to keep you informed as to any developments however, you should expect that there will be significant delays regarding any settlement. Should you remain dissatisfied with our response then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to address your concerns.
We remain committed to keeping you up to date, once new information becomes available we will communicate with our customers.