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Save the day and date with Wedding Insurance Cover
Giving you peace of mind for your special day.

Gallagher Insurance Brokers in association with Massy United are pleased to offer our new Wedding insurance cover to Barbados. Weddings invest a lot of your time in planning and your money, so rest assured should things not go exactly as planned, the below aspects are covered with our policy:

Our exclusive policy covers additional costs as a result of loss of damage to:

  • Flowers
  • Cakes
  • Ceremonial attire
  • Rings
  • Gifts

Plus:

  • Transportation
  • Photographers/Videographers
  • Cancellation/Re-arrangement
  • Failure of suppliers
  • Public Liability

You can find out more details here. You can also speak directly to your wedding planner or contact our Barbados Office.

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Getting hitched - Barbados Weddings Tips

We’ve compiled a list of top Barbados Wedding tips for you to ensure your plans go as smooth as possible.
Find out more below to make the planning of your wedding as relaxed and stress-free as possible.

Whether you are a resident, eloping or arranging a destination wedding package - Barbados is the perfect wedding destination. With the perfect climate, beautiful beaches and romantic scenery – no wonder it’s one of the most popular places couples plan to celebrate their special day.

1. Arranging your marriage licence

Make sure you have the correct documents to apply for your marriage licence. An application must be made in person by both parties at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Documentation requirements and charges apply - and differ for residents/non-residents. For full details visit the Government of Barbados site to make sure you have everything you need to ensure your marriage is legally binding!

2. Wedding planners

Why not employ the help of a professional wedding planner - especially for a destination wedding. A local wedding planner will have access to some of the best local suppliers and provide you with inspirational ideas to perfect your wedding day.

Event Plan-It is an event planning business transforming client’s ideas into superb events. They pride themselves on offering excellent customer service and consistent communication. View their gallery on their site to see previous weddings they have managed. For more wedding planners check out Visit Barbados for further wedding planners in Barbados.

3. The perfect venue for your special day and wedding party

Barbados has an abundance of amazing hotels that will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Plus accommodation for your wedding party/guests to stay near to you and all the celebrations!

Below we’ve provided suggestions – all with the bonus of having a wedding planner facility:

For wedding guest accommodation Port St. Charles Resort have great short-stay apartments – all rooms with a view overlooking the lagoon or beach.

The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association is also a great source for additional hotels in Barbados.

4. Wedding Décor & designers

Renaissance designs INC. Have been styling and decorating weddings for over a decade, for over 300 weddings – both for residents and destination brides. Covering both indoor and outdoor, ceremonies and receptions, visit their site to check out how they make your day extra special.

5. Wedding Insurance!

Avoid the burdens of Wedding Day disasters; save the date and day with our exclusive insurance packages. For full policy information including package details, exclusions and summary of cover find out more here; or contact our Barbados office to arrange today.

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With hurricane season approaching it’s important to be prepared ahead of the storm.

During this difficult time of year we’ve put together a helpful checklist below to help you stay safe during the bad weather.

  • Protect your windows from the threat of flying debris, by installing shutters.
  • Ensure that your roof and foundation are secure.
  • Check for termite damage.
  • Trim tree branches.
  • Persons living in low-lying areas should move household items to higher levels and prepare to evacuate when the water begins to rise.
  • Turn off all electrical appliances and raise all electrical or valuable items off the floor.
  • Remove TV antennas from the roof.
  • Have emergency cash available.
  • Store important documents in watertight containers
  • Have an up-to-date insurance policy.
  • Review and update your family disaster plan - Always have a plan for your home as well as your office
  • Secure emergency supplies (water, batteries, flash lights, medical supplies, etc.) and keep an up-to-date list of emergency resources.
  • Have enough water stored in sealed plastic containers to allow for cooking, bathing, washing and other domestic chores for two weeks.
  • Have a portable first-aid kit.
  • Keep on hand lumber, a hammer, torchlight, masking tape, medicine, boots, rubber gloves, raincoat, nails, rope, wires, plastic sheeting, and sandbags.
  • Have canned foods and dried goods and a portable transistor radio. Stock up on emergency supplies with this helpful list.
  • Fill vehicles with gas or diesel
  • Know the location of the nearest emergency shelter.
  • Keep listening to your local radio station for updates and advisories.
  • Monitor the amount of rainfall outside.

For more information and a hurricane build a kit visit ready.gov/build-a-kit

Click to View our 2021 Hurricane Preparedness Bulletin

Staying protected – are you insurance ready?

Give yourself peace of mind and make sure you have your insurance in place to protect your property and personal belongings should the worst happen.

  • Secure your Policy and Review Insurance Schedules
  • Prepare/Update your Contents List
  • Don’t be caught by Underinsurance - Ensure your Sums Insured reflect replacement cost
  • Report any changes regarding risks to insurers
  • Do you have coverage? – Ensure premiums paid in full or instalment plans up to date

If you do not have cover currently, there is still time – talk to us today about our homeowners and content insurance, making sure your property is protected when you most need it.

For more information on the latest weather news throughout hurricane season visit the National Hurricane Center site for up to date news and information.


 

GALLAGHER INSURANCE BROKERS COMPLAINTS HANDLING POLICY

 

Our Commitment

At Gallagher Insurance Brokers we value your feedback as we seek to provide you with professional, efficient and high quality service. Any complaints we receive are handled fairly, consistently and promptly with the assurance that appropriate redress will be made.

Occasionally things can go wrong and we may receive a complaint. If we have made a mistake we will diligently investigate and rectify the matter where possible. We want to ensure that all complaints are properly handled in the best interest of our clients and that they are provided with the highest level of customer service that is expected.

Complaints may be received at any time during the insurance process and we accept complaints by any means, e.g. letter, facsimile, e-mail, telephone or in person by speaking to any of our staff.

 

Our Responsibility

We promise a prompt response and will acknowledge the complaint in writing immediately and undertake initial review of the complaint. We may contact you for additional information if necessary.

You will receive a first follow-up response to your complaint within five (5) business days after our investigations. Our investigation of the complaint will be done competently, diligently, impartially and within the time limits stipulated by our policy and the Regulators. Appropriate actions will be taken to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction.

We empower our staff to resolve complaints immediately. If it cannot be resolved immediately, your Complaint will be assigned to a Complaint Handler who will be your point of contact up to the successful outcome of the complaint.

We will notify you of our findings and any actions we may have taken, or will be taking, to satisfy your complaint.

All complaints will be kept on file for a minimum of three (3) years or as long as the complaint is receiving the attention of the regulatory authority or is being litigated.

 

Competence

At Gallagher Insurance Brokers, all staff are required to undertake awareness training on Complaints Handling including how to identify and report complaints. You have our commitment that every reasonable effort will be made to reach a solution to ensure total customer satisfaction.

 

What happens if you are dissatisfied with our final response?

In the event that you are dissatisfied with the handling and resolution of your complaint, you have the right to refer your complaints to your local Insurance Regulator for independent review.

 

Contacts Us:

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Gallagher Insurance Brokers Offices Telephone Numbers:

Antigua

(268) 562-3305

Barbados

(246) 434-2200

Dominica

(767) 449-9636

Grenada

(473) 435-9186

Jamaica

(876) 948-6995

St. Lucia

(758) 450-2410

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

(784) 456-2120

St. Kitts & Nevis

(869) 465-3036

 

CaribRM Services

CaribRM provides services and expertise to a wide variety of regional and global re/insurance brokers placing Caribbean risk as well as to individual private and public sector clients including the World Bank and many Caribbean Governments. We are Facility Supervisor (risk and operational managers) of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, the world’s only multi-national and parametric catastrophe risk pool, as well as Technical Operations Manager of the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), an innovative catastrophe microinsurance underwriting platform.

CaribRM has a client and regional focus which is backed up by a commitment to scientific research, keeping track of the hazards of our ever-changing natural world and the global business and market conditions in which the region operates.

Core Competencies

  • Risk Data Collection and Management: CaribRM, provides a comprehensive suite of tools designed on a case-by-case basis to help clients collect and manage the data necessary for effective risk management. This includes collation of asset locations, values and descriptions which are already available and collection of new data through comprehensive risk surveying services for all property and casualty lines and all coverage types.
  • Catastrophe Risk Modelling: Utilising in-house hazard and risk modelling capabilities and with unique access to external numerical hazard modelling expertise and software, CaribRM builds models that enable quantification of catastrophe risk through the provision of probable maximum loss (PML) and full loss exceedance curve outputs. We also provide ad-hoc expert advice on best-use of commercial risk models in the wider Caribbean region.
  • Actuarial Services: Our actuarial team provides a range of services to insurance entities across the region, including standard reporting and reserving, product reviews and loss data analysis. In particular, we have developed tools for analyzing motor lines which have demonstrated ability to improve underwriting return. As part of our ERM solutions we support the execution of Dynamic Financial Analysis (DFA) and other data processing and analysis projects for clients across the region.
  • Design and Optimization of Risk Transfer: Risk transfer solutions developed using our risk and DFA model outputs can be implemented through retail insurance, reinsurance, captives and other ART mechanisms for a variety of insurance lines. We specialize particularly in maximizing the benefits of risk pooling and in parametric insurance solutions, including index agricultural insurance.
  • Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning: With a long history of research and operations in the natural hazards management discipline throughout the Caribbean, CaribRM can lend considerable support to disaster preparedness and business continuity planning as well as risk management consultancy in this regard. A client specific loss model which accounts for this planning enables underwriters to see quantitative demonstration of risk reduction, and also leads to lowering of actual losses where risk is retained (e.g. in a captive risk transfer solution).

Contact:

CaribRM Registered Office:
20 Micoud Street
PO Box 189
Castries, Saint Lucia
www.CaribRM.com

Jamaica Office:
7-9 Harbour Street
Kingston, Jamaica
Tel: +1 (876) 922-9604
Fax: +1 (876) 924-9461

Barbados Office:
Cedar Court
Wildey Business Park
Wildey, St, Michael
BB14006, Barbados
Tel: +1 (246) 426 1525
Fax: +1 (246) 426 1704

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