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Our NEWS section will now highlight developments and revised information in relation to the Coronavirus crisis.

Our full ‘Coronavirus update’ (click here) gives additional information on these news posts and other matters.

Business Interruption Insurance Update - Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) test case judgement

Following the July Court hearings, the FCA handed down its judgements on Tuesday, 15 September, 2020. Despite some National and Trade media headlines implying that most small business claims will…
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Maintaining our Service - Update 8th September 2020

As you will appreciate, all our customer service staff have been working hard to keep our services operating during these difficult times. The volumes of questions and queries linked to…
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Looking forward to a thriving Health and Wellbeing Sector once again

I shared a webinar platform with Doctor Wong the other week. He is a Lovely dedicated GP who is firmly in the Integrative medicine camp. He is on the Council…
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Professional Liability Insurance – Chairman’s statement – 14th August 2020

As major Brokers for the Health and Wellbeing sector we are still hearing stories of confusion or inaccurate interpretations of our cover position in the Covid Crisis. It is simply…
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Business Interruption - Update 14th August 2020

Many of you will have seen our previous article relating to Business Interruption policies through Covéa Insurance plc (Covéa)
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Government Guidance on Returning to Work, including Working in others people’s homes – update 30th July 2020

The Government continue to update their advice and Guidance on Close Contact Services, please do refer to this page on a regular basis for all updates. These included updates related…
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Business Interruption Insurance – Bridge Policies via Covéa Insurance Plc – updated 30th July 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE – BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE – BRIDGE POLICIES VIA COVÉA INSURANCE PLC - UPDATED: 30th July 2020
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Government Guidance on returning to work – Close Contact Services – 14th July 2020

The announcement by the Government on the 9th July included a statement detailing how further lockdown restrictions are to be eased. Oliver Dowden, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary stated…
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Balens are here to support our policyholders...

To allow our teams to continue to support our policyholders throughout this time we have made the decision to reduce the phoneline opening hours to 11.00AM to 4.00PM Monday to…
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Government Guidance on returning to work

The announcement by the Government on the 22nd June included a statement detailing how further lockdown restrictions are to be eased over the next few weeks. Whilst welcome news, it…
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Temporarily Unoccupied Premises

Many of you would have temporarily ceased trading from your business premises, following the Government’s lockdown announcement, in March of this year. Our previous website article headed “Business Protection Policyholders…
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Balens Health and Safety Risk Assessment Form – Ref Covid 19

Staying Covid-19 Secure in 2020 We, at Balens, confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of Cofid-19.
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11th June 2020 - Business Protection policy holders – Loss of income insurance

Much has happened since our last website update on this topic. We have been working continually behind the scenes and activities are still ongoing. Given the passage of time we…
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8th June 2020 - Chairmans Update

Dear Clients and Friends Much has happened since our last website update. We have been working hard to maintain our service to you, as well as continually behind the scenes…
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31 March 2020 - Business Protection policy holders – Temporarily unoccupied premises

We have received a number of clients asking, how their Business Protection Standard and Business Protection Standard Plus policies underwritten by Covéa Insurance plc, the UK insurer for these products,…
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27 March 2020 - A statement from our Chairman, David Balen

In these challenging times, we at Balens will be keeping our communication open with you as and when events unfold. We ask your kind forbearance with us as we endeavour…
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23 March, 2020 – Balens customer services – homeworking

From Tuesday, 24 March our main office will be closed, with all our customer service staff working from home. Whilst a planned ‘business continuity’ change this is first time we…
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20 March, 2020 – Covea Insurance confirm no cover for virus-related Business Interruption losses

The UK insurer of our Business Protection policy, Covea, confirm that, as this is a global pandemic, they do not consider any one specific premises to be the source of…
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19 March, 2020 – issuing renewals by email

Most customers get renewals by email already, but during this unusual period – wherever we can - we will issue ALL renewals by email.
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Healing Awareness Week 2020

Each evening during Healing Awareness week, members of the Healing Forum (a collaboration of four Healing Organisations who collectively represent most of the healers in the UK), will be tuning…
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Balens Group - Board changes

We are pleased to confirm that, coinciding with David Balen’s 70th birthday on 21 September, David took on a new role of Executive Chairman of the group and his sons,…
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GDPR 2018

Here’s some information about the new data protection regulation coming in May 2018, Are you getting ready?…….
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Hawthorn Natural Health Initiative 2017

The Hawthorn Natural Health Initiative has been created to aid research into the effectiveness of CAM and other natural health & lifestyle interventions in their widest context. We hope to…
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The Insurance Act 2015

Information about the new Insurance Act coming into effect in August 2016.
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Balens 2016 CPD Program Update

Updated Details of Balens 4th CPD Training Event to be held at the NEC Birmingham on Monday 23rd May 2016.
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Balens CPD 2016

Details of Balens 4th CPD Training Event to be held at the NEC Birmingham on Monday 23rd May 2016.
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Balens Bugle Issue 3-Summer 2014

Download the Balens Newsletter. Content includes News in Brief, Moving the Office, Insurance Changes, The Balens Team, Europe & Further Afield, New Products and Spotlight a on ASA & You.
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Healing Hands Network receives donation from Guild Press Ltd

Healing Hands Network receives £3,450 donation from Guild Press Ltd.
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Balens new Telephone renewal system a huge success!

Our online systems allows you to renew your insurance with us 24 hours a day
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Advance Notice - Balens Office closure Friday 14th December

Balens annual staff training event and Christmas meal
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Balens Christmas gifts

Balens decided to support Samaritan Operation Christmas Child appeal
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Balens CPD Event

Films from the Balens CPD Training days in May 2012 are now available. Topics include Marketing, Managing difficult client relationships and business development.
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CAM Expo-6 Oct

There is now less than two weeks to go until the 10th CAM Expo Exhibition
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18 Today!

Balens second longest serving employee, Jeanette Phillips, today celebrates 18 years with Balens
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Osteopathic Conference October 2012

One of our long standing clients has informed us of an interesting event he is organising taking place in October.This is not a Balens organised or sponsored event.
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Wedding Congratulations to Joshua Balen!-May 2012

Balens took the opportunity on Tuesday 26th June to wish Josh Balen best wishes for his forthcoming wedding to Rosie Smith.
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Balens celebrates the Jubilee!-May 2012

Balens celebrates the Jubilee! Balens held a small Jubilee lunch on Thursday 31st May for all staff in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Balens first CPD Event was a success!-May 2012

Balens first Continuing Professional Development event proved to be a tremendous success!
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Balens Bugle Issue 2-November 2011

Content includes Balens 60th Anniversary Event, Europe Update, Consent for Minors, News in Brief, Claims Corner, Record Keeping, Multi Professional Clinics, Home Insurance, Appointment of New Director, Launch of Balens…
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Balens Bugle Issue 1-April 2010

Content includes News in Brief, Claims Corner/avoiding a claim, The Balens Team, Find us at a Show, Home Insurance and Spotlight on Mortgages.
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