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UK’s most LGBT+ Friendly Insurer Joins Terrence Higgins Trust in Ground-Breaking New Fundraising Partnership

Under this new partnership, award-winning Emerald Life will donate 5% of the premium it receives to Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity.

Terrence Higgins Trust supporters who become Emerald’s customers will be able to donate 5% of their premium to the charity, simply by using the code THT5 when they buy. Emerald has also set up an exclusive call centre number for customers who want to support Terrence Higgins Trust– 0330 113 7109 – to ensure that they can get direct, helpful service from the Emerald team. 

Emerald Life has been a disruptor in the insurance sector since its launch in 2016, promoting equality in products and services for the LGBT+ community and women. From making no assumptions about gender, sexuality or family structure of its customers, to having a specific trans advisory group, to working with the Chartered Institute of Insurers on their women’s equality initiatives, Emerald’s products and customer experience are built for today’s diversity – not the outdated 1950’s ‘traditional family’ model used by many insurers.

Emerald will also be partnering with Terrence Higgins Trust throughout the year on various events, including Emerald’s legendary summer party, the charity’s annual Supper Club fundraiser a Christmas panto and more. 

Steve Wardlaw, long-standing LGBT campaigner and chairman of Emerald Life, said:

“Emerald Life is the UK’s most LGBT+-friendly insurer, and we have a number of firsts in our products for customers who are living with HIV. This partnership is an example of how we are trying to disrupt the insurance sector and – finally – make it properly LGBT+ inclusive. The insurance sector is stuck in the 1950s and we are changing that.”

Ian Green, Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said:

“We are delighted to be partnering with Emerald Life, who have really changed access to insurance for people living with HIV. Medical advances now mean that people living with HIV can expect to live normal and healthy lives. Yet stigmatising attitudes can often be a barrier for people to access insurance products. That’s why removing the requirement for customers HIV status to be mentioned on their travel insurance documents is such a welcome decision.”