Confused.com has added leading telematics brand, insurethebox, to its ever-increasing car insurance panel. insurethebox joined Confused.com’s collection of leading car insurance providers on Friday 25 May.
Confused.com’s car insurance comparison service makes it easy for customers to compare different policies, and the new relationship with insurethebox affords those shopping for insurance an even greater choice than before.
insurethebox specialises in telematics insurance, which is targeted at drivers who believe they can reduce their premiums by driving safely. This can be of specific benefit to young males, who traditionally have the worst driving record and consequently the highest premiums.
insurethebox is the fourth telematics provider to be added to the Confused.com panel, following Autosaint, Coverbox and AA Drivesafe.
Telematics enables personalised insurance based on the safety of the policyholder’s driving. This is measured using data gathered by a device which is fitted to the car. The device is about the size of a deck of cards, and gathers data such as mileage, when and where the car is driven and harsh acceleration and braking.
insurethebox policies are unique in a number of ways. The insured is limited to a maximum number of ‘policy miles’ which they can drive in a year – currently 6,000. Extra miles can be purchased or built up.
Data gathered is sent to insurethebox, which then rewards safe driving with up to 100 bonus miles every month. The better the driving, the greater the chance of premium reductions on renewal. The data can also be accessed online through a secure personalised portal, so that the driver can see how they have driven and learn where they need to improve.
As an additional safety benefit, the telematics device will inform insurethebox in the event of an accident, and the emergency services may be contacted where appropriate. The device also acts as a tracker, which can deter theft and locate the car in the event of it being stolen.
The Confused.com telematics page contains plenty of information, as does the Confused.com telematics FAQ page.
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com, said: “For us, Confused.com customers come first. So we’re really happy to be able to offer them a greater choice and variety of policies.
“insurethebox are a market-leading brand with some really progressive ideas. Their telematics expertise is second to none, and we’re really glad to be able to add them to our impressive list of partners.”