Adrian Flux is one among the UK’s leading brokers for specialist vehicles, and therefore the deal will open up a range of schemes for adapted vehicles and mobility scooters to Chartwell customers.
All policies are addressed at Flux’s Norfolk headquarters, but the Chartwell name and its range of Freedom policies for disabled people remains.
The two companies were already bound by history, with Chartwell Insurance trading under the name of Adrian Flux from its beginning in 1965 until Mr Flux left to line up a new business in Norfolk in 1973.
But the business became available after Chartwell’s owner June Richardson chose to retire.
Gerry Bucke, head at Flux, said the acquisition would add real benefit for the company’s new and existing disabled customers.
“Adrian Flux started off insuring kit cars and disabled drivers, therefore the company has a wealth of experience and expertise in the field,” he added.
“And due to the historical connections between the two companies, it appeared like a perfect fit. It’s an excellent opportunity for us to refocus our schemes that we can offer disabled drivers.”
Chartwell’s Freedom range of policies for people with disabilities includes motor insurance, protect powerchairs, scooters and trikes, while there are additional benefits on home and travel insurance for disabled customers.
Cover for mobility scooters, including crucial third party liability, starts from just £42 per annum , while adapted vehicle policies provide like-for-like protect modifications, up to £1,500 protect wheelchairs in the car and cover for careers to drive the vehicle.
The specially underwritten policies for home insurance include protect adapted baths, stair lifts and other adaptations, plus mobility equipment like manual wheelchairs (excluding motorized scooters and power wheelchairs), and equipment loaned from the NHS.