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Specialist electrical contractors (ECIC)

Tailored insurance for electrical and other specialist building services contractors

ECIC is a leading insurance provider for electrical and other UK specialist building services contractors and trade association affinity groups. Originally established by the Electrical Contractors’ Association in 1976 to provide products and services for its members, ECIC was acquired by the Markel group in 2017 and is now a specialist underwriting division of Markel UK with all of its business being written on Markel paper. ECIC’s underwriting and claims teams continue to bring over 40 years’ sector-specific experience to Markel’s clients.


  • Underwriting expertise across the electrical and building services sectors
  • Experience of working with trade associations and affinity groups
  • Dedicated UK in-house claims service
  • Interest-free direct debit instalment facility
  • Free 24-hour helpline service, provided by Markel Law, for legal advice on everyday business-related issues

Dedicated organisations need a dedicated insurance solution to match

Markel UK offers a wide variety of coverages for specialist electrical contractors.
Specialist contractor-focused insurance solutions

Our commitment to delivering the best client outcomes is unashamedly relentless, and our sector-specific insurance solutions for contractors, trade associations and construction affinity groups are no different. We have over 40 years’ experience in what we do, meaning we deeply understand the needs and requirements of the sector.

Supporting contractors operating in specialist trades such as:

  • Electrical contractors
  • Electronic security contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Lift engineers
  • NFRC roofers
  • General contractors
What do ECIC specialist solutions cover?

We have a deep understanding of our clients’ insurance needs, enabling our covers to protect against the specific risks faced by the different disciplines within the building services sector.

  • Employers' liability
  • Public/products liability
  • Efficacy
  • Professional indemnity
  • Contractors – all risks
  • Property – all risks
  • Business interruption
  • Money
  • Goods in transit
  • Personal accident
  • Legal expenses
The following additional extensions are available: Professional negligence, financial loss, customers' goods removed, defective products supplied

Additional services*

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need for an additional cost.
Business and legal helpline

Markel UK’s in-house team of lawyers offers advice on everyday legal and employment matters such as GDPR and disclosure, contractual queries and employment disciplinary.

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*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

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Business and legal helpline

Markel UK policyholders can benefit from Markel UK’s 24/7 business and legal helpline, with access to 40 qualified solicitors who can assist care organisations with legal issues they face on a regular basis. The helpline advises on over 200,000 queries a year. For policyholders that have opted to purchase Employment Law Protection (ELP) cover, Markel UK offers separate employment law advice to help prevent a claim from a wide range of employment law disputes.

These services help protect organisations by advising on a range of employment law issues, including disciplinary and grievance procedures, recruitment and dismissals, performance and conduct management processes, unlawful discrimination, and redundancy.

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