CCIA is the only body mandated by, and accountable to, the Bishops’ Conferences to service the insurance requirements of Catholic dioceses in England, Wales and Scotland. As such, the responsibility we have to the Catholic Church is always uppermost in our minds. We ensure that our business practices and objectives are consistent with the special ethos of the Catholic Church.
At all times, the CCIA seeks to serve and act in the best interest of our members. We work exclusively with Catholic organisations and as a result we have an unparalleled understanding of such organisations and the risks they face. We are uniquely placed to anticipate new risks, ensure our members are aware of emerging risks and help them to put in place solutions to protect their organisations.
Our team of multi-disciplinary professionals is always available to provide advice and guidance to our members.
We not only have insurance and claims professionals, but also a surveyor and an in-house solicitor to assist our members in providing professional advice on all areas of risk. When a loss does occur, we offer an understanding, efficient and responsive claims service provided by a dedicated team expert in dealing with claims made under the policies which make up the CCIA administered scheme.
It is important to appreciate that CCIA is the only route by which a Catholic organisation can access the Catholic National Mutual Ltd., (‘CNM’), the Catholic Church’s own insurance company. CNM is the primary insurer of the CCIA scheme and is a true mutual in that it is wholly owned by the participating Catholic organisations and the profit it generates is used for the benefit of, or is redistributed to, its members. We consider access to CNM and the concept of mutuality, or the common good, to be foremost among the reasons for choosing the CCIA’s scheme. For more information about CNM please see the Insurance page.