Swiftcover Insurance Storm

Firm won't cover musicians
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Swiftcover, the firm using Iggy Pop in their advertising campaign, are refusing to cover musicians.

The new advert is part of £25 million advertising campaign, and features Iggy Pop giving the firm a rock 'n' roll style thumbs up.

The iconic Stooges frontman tells the TV audience of millions that "I got it Swiftcovered. I got insurance on my insurance. Do it. Get a life. Get Swiftcovered".

Now, however, it seems the firm are refusing to cover musicians as they are classed as 'entertainers' on employment forms. Part time music producer Felix Wright is among the streams of angry customers complaining about the service.

"When I asked what Iggy Pop did for a living if I was being rejected as a musician, they said they did not know his personal life and he was not one of their policyholders," Wright told the Evening Standard.

A spokesperson for Swiftcover said that musicians are excluded from making policies because they and their passengers could have high claims for loss of future earnings if they are injured.

Plus, we presume, those pesky musicians are always driving limousines into swimming pools.

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