Who are Hive Insurance Services?

Buying insurance can be complicated, but it really shouldn’t be. So at Hive Insurance Services we’ve set out to do things differently – create a bit of a buzz if you like…

With over 20 years of experience behind us, we’re obsessed with one thing - and that’s making vital insurance simple and accessible to all. And we’re doing this for a good reason - so more people can better protect their lives, making them feel safe, secure and happy.

 

 

How do we work?

We place you, the client, at the centre of everything we do. We do this by listening to your needs before providing you with tailor-made advice. We complete a “factfind” with you, which captures all of the key information about your circumstances and requirements. After this, we provide you with recommendations on the types of insurance plan that will meet your needs, and we guide you through the various options available. There is never any pressure to take out a policy after receiving our advice – you are encouraged to make your own decision.

 

 

Who do we help?

We look after individuals and families; the unemployed, employed and self-employed; company directors; and small and large companies in every county in Ireland. We also have a particular specialism in the equine sector, where we work with riders, stable staff, stable owners and all professionals involved with looking after horses.

Our advisers are based throughout Ireland, from Kerry, Cork and Kilkenny, to Cavan and Galway. They can speak to you over the phone, online and face to face. Given the challenging circumstances we find ourselves in today, many clients like to talk to us via Zoom calls or WhatsApp. We’re more than happy to speak to you however you prefer.

 

 

 

What we offer

We offer a broad range of insurance and protection plans that protect you and those you care about against life’s unexpected events – from death and serious accidents, through to ill-health. But that’s not all. Our solutions provide important peace of mind and will be there for you when you need them most. 

We offer a series of Hive-branded plans for individuals, families and businesses of all sizes:

Accident, Sickness & Hospitalisation Plan

which provides a monthly income when you’re unable to work due to an accident or sickness

Medical Cash Plan

gives you cash benefits to help pay for everyday medical treatment

Personal Accident Plan

cash benefits from fractures and serious accidents

Rider & Stable Staff Accident Plan

which offers cash benefits for horse-related accidents

 

We help with everyday insurance needs including:*

  • Pet insurance
  • Motor breakdown insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Wedding insurance
  • Gadget insurance
  • Car hire excess insurance

*Please note that we act as an introducer for these everyday insurance products. 

 

We act as a broker to offer the following types of cover:

  • Life Insurance
  • Serious illness cover
  • Income protection
  • Pensions

And, through our specialist links with the equine sector, we offer a full suite of insurance and protection solutions for those involved with horses. You can read more about these on our For Equine page.

 

We're also doing our bit...

We feel it’s not enough to simply protect our customers. We’re also deeply committed to protecting the environment and minimising our impact. So every member of the Hive team has signed up to 20 promises to work as sustainably as possible. You can read more about this here.

 

Why Hive? 

“In a Hive, each bee has a symbiotic relationship with all the others. They work together to support each other and the Hive.”

We think this is a fitting description of what we do. In short, we’ve included Hive in our name as it reflects our approach.

We provide a personal, high quality service that helps to improve the lives of others
We are a busy and vibrant team, and we work together to achieve our goals
We take great pride in our work
Have a modern and youthful approach to our work and to insurance
Have a responsibility to protect the environment as well as our customers

It's little things like this which make a real difference and mean that when you need us, you can be assured of a first-class experience.

 

About our team

We have a team of advisers based all over Ireland. Wherever you live, we’re happy to carry out a financial review with you. In the current climate, we’re more than happy to speak with you however you prefer.

All of our advisers are professionally qualified, holding qualifications from the main regulatory bodies of the Life Insurance Association (LIA) and the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III). Our advisers also take additional qualifications to become highly specialised in certain areas of insurance. Within our team you will find particular expertise in areas such as personal general insurance, commercial insurance, life assurance and pensions.

What’s more, our specialisms cover the types of clients we deal with on a daily basis. We have advisers who focus on individual customers and their families, others who focus on company schemes, and we also work closely with the equine sector, helping all those who work with and/or ride horses. We have Polish and Russian speaking advisers too, so we have a broad range of skills available to help with many different circumstances.

And to retain their high standards, all of our advisers complete CPD hours to meet the Central Bank’s Minimum Competency Code (MCC), so you can be assured that when you deal with us, you’re getting first class advice and service, as well as ongoing support for the long term.

Hive Insurance Services is a member of Brokers Ireland.

 

Regulatory permissions

Hive Insurance Services DAC is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland as an insurance intermediary registered under the European Union (Insurance Distribution) Regulations 2018, registered number C29542. Copies of our regulatory authorisations are available on request. The Central Bank of Ireland holds registers of regulated firms. You may contact the Central Bank of Ireland on 1890 777 777 or alternatively, visit their website at www.centralbank.ie to verify our credentials.

Hive Insurance Services DAC is a credit intermediary authorised by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) under the Consumer Credit Act, 1995 and registered with the CCPC as a credit intermediary for Premium Credit Ltd to arrange the provision of premium credit.