Who is Rias?
Rias insurance was launched in 1992. Their head office and call centres are based in Bournemouth, Dorset, and the company currently employs over 900 people. In addition to car insurance, Rias offers home and travel insurance.
Since then, Rias have established themselves as a specialist provider of car insurance for the over 50s. Rias believe drivers over 50 are more experienced and should pay less to insure their car.
They’re also open to new ideas to help you if you are an older driver. Back in 2017, Rias partnered up with Specsavers to give customers access to free eye tests and discounted glasses.
Having paid out millions in claims for motor accidents resulting in serious injury or fatalities - with many of the large losses coming from drivers over the age of 75 - Rias decided to call on customers to keep themselves and other road users safe by getting them to check that their eyesight made them legal and safe behind the wheel.
Since introducing a new eyesight question as part of the quote process and partnering up with Specsavers in 2017, thousands of customers have benefited from free eye tests.
In recognition of Rias’ safer driving initiative, Insurance Times awarded Rias the 2018 Bronze Award in its’ Customer Champion of the Year category.
Rias policy details
The standard comprehensive car insurance policy Rias offers you includes:
- Rias provides medical expenses if you or your passenger are injured in an accident involving your car.
- You're covered if personal belongings are lost or damaged in your car due to fire, accident or theft.
- You're also covered for a replacement of your key, lock transmitter or entry card if it's lost or stolen.
Rias offers a selection of car insurance policies and types. Not all policies and types are available through our site, so the exact levels of cover and benefits may vary. Before buying car insurance, we recommend you check the cover and benefits included.