The Driving Instructors Association (DIA) has become the first Association to offer income protection in their latest membership scheme, DIA Plus.
The DIA is currently the largest membership association for driver and rider trainers in the UK.
This follows a long lasting positive reputation the DIA has built for itself over the past 30 plus years, as it was the first association to introduce professional indemnity and public liability insurance into membership as standard and are the only ADI association authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the provision of such services.
Last year the association improved its standard membership offering with a more robust public liability and professional indemnity policy (which offers £15 million of cover whether teaching in the classroom, off road training facility or on the public highways motoring), along with a free fuel card and introduced a discounted shopping scheme (LogBuy).
Working to understand where driver and rider trainers may need extra support or protection has led the DIA to develop a new level of membership with a number of great additional benefits.
However, what really sets it apart is the introduction of income protection insurance.
To help break down what DIA Plus is, the scheme has all of the benefits of the association's standard membership along with enhanced discounts in the DIA shop, CPD training, Tax Services and other key services the company offers such as the DIA WebBuilder.
Income protection is arguably the one protection product every working UK adult should consider buying. And it is certainly a valuable benefit for those self employed professional who don't enjoy a protected salary and other employee benefits, an occupational bracket a lot of ADIs fall into.
The DIA state that its Plus members will be able to claim £208 per month for up to 21 months to help you manage your outgoings whilst you recover.
Click here to find out more about DIA Plus and other services the DIA offers.