June/July 2001: An accident management company is launching a new service that it claims will offer cost savings to pan-European fleets.
Aon Motor Accident Management has initially launched its Pan-European Accident Management Service in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and the UK, with other European countries expected to come on-line over the coming months.
The company said the new service 'is a response to a growing appreciation that traditional insurance solutions and leasing arrangements are no longer the most cost-efficient options for medium to large fleets across Europe'.
'For too long, fleet managers and insurance and risk managers operating on a pan-European basis have had to put up with different standards and approaches to managing accidents,' said Aon Motor Accident Management managing director Steve Rattle.
'This has meant variable quality and a lack of reliable data with which to assess risk and to negotiate insurance premiums. They have not even been able to compare employee driving accidents records reliably, in order to determine preventative measures or to identify best practice.'
Rattle claimed that Aon's new service would 'sort out these problems' and 'bring major improvements in efficiencies and costs'.
The company said the service had evolved from discussions with major fleet operators and includes 24-hour incident control, repair management, replacement vehicle management, motor claims handling, uninsured loss recovery, third party liability claims handling and statistical risk management reporting.