BEST Staff Absence Insurance


  • Underwritten by Ageas
  • Individually underwritten policy
  • Option to include maternity, paternity and adoption leave

BEST has been protecting school budgets against the cost of staff absence for over 20 years. With a proven track record and a reputation for paying claims promptly, BEST gives you total peace of mind.  

Policy benefits include:

  • Your choice of excess periods from 0 to 25 days
  • Cover up to 365 days for staff who work all year round
  • Option to include maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Continuity of cover at every renewal
  • Phased returns over a period of up to two years
  • Jury service covered up to a full year
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation service available
  • Stress counselling
  • Medical and tax advice helpline service available to all insured staff

A dedicated and personal service

The single most important thing to us is you.  Which is why we believe our long standing position in the staff absence insurance market is down to our friendly customer service.

That’s why you have access to one dedicated account handler who you can contact any time you need. It also means that when making policy amendments, you don’t have to explain your circumstances over and over again to a different person.


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