Economic abuse and insurance

Online event
Tuesday, 14 November 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Johnny Timpson OBE, FRSA, Financial Inclusion Commissioner, Financial Inclusion Commission
    • Professor James Davey LLM, LLB, Professor of Insurance and Commercial Law, University of Bristol Law School
    • Lauren Garrett, Financial Services Manager, Surviving Economic Abuse
    • Rebecca Deegan, Head of Protection and Health, ABI
  • Inclusion & Diversity

In this IIL inclusion and diversity webinar, Johnny Timpson, Lauren Garret, Rebecca Deegan and Professor James Davey speak about the challenges victim-survivors of economic abuse face with insurance products and propose ways in which the insurance industry may overcome them.

Economic abuse involves the control of someone’s money and finances, including insurance. Many victim-survivors of domestic abuse find themselves facing multiple challenges with insurance – barriers to accessing cover, unfair rejection of claims or even having life insurance used against them to create fear and intimidation. This is why the charity Surviving Economic Abuse, funded by the Aviva Foundation, has published two briefing papers raising awareness of how victim-survivors of economic abuse are impacted by insurance products and specifically the challenges survivors face with life insurance.

Attendees will gain a broader understanding of the issue and learn about the recommendations that will help support and protect survivors.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand how insurance products can be used by abusers to threaten, coerce and control
  • To explore the challenges victim-survivors face with life insurance products, particularly those set up in joint names with the abuser
  • To discuss the recommendations to overcome these challenges so that victim-survivors can access economic safety
  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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