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Extensive asset protection against diverse threats like fire, theft, natural calamities, covering costs for repair, replacement, and reconstruction.

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What Is

Fire & Burglary Insurance?

Fire & Burglary Insurance provides coverage for physical damage to your property. This damage can occur in a variety of situations like:

Fire

Fire

Lightning

Lightning

Explosions or Implosions

Explosions or Implosions

Aircraft Damage

Aircraft Damage

Storm, Cyclone, Typhoon, Tempest, Hurricane, Tornado, Flood and Inundation

Storm, Cyclone, Typhoon, Tempest, Hurricane, Tornado, Flood and Inundation

Riot, Strike and Malicious Damage

Riot, Strike and Malicious Damage

Impact Damage

Impact Damage

Subsidence and Landslide including Rock slide

Subsidence and Landslide including Rock slide

Bursting and/or overflowing of Water Tanks, Apparatus and Pipes

Bursting and/or overflowing of Water Tanks, Apparatus and Pipes

Missile Testing Operations

Missile Testing Operations

Leakage from Automatic Sprinkler Installations

Leakage from Automatic Sprinkler Installations

Bush Fire

Bush Fire

This insurance is designed to meet the needs of businesses of various sizes, with three coverage options available:

Sookshma Udyam Suraksha

Asset Coverage

Under ₹ 5Cr

Laghu Udyam Suraksha

Asset Coverage

₹ 5-50Cr

Standard Fire Special Perils - SFSP

Asset Coverage

Over ₹ 50Cr

Features of Fire & Burglary Insurance

Coverage

Coverage

Protects against physical damage to a building or structure from fire or theft.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Requires you to provide a detailed description of the property you want to insure and show proof that you have a legitimate interest in insuring it.

Direct Loss

Direct Loss

Covers immediate damage caused by the fire including destruction of buildings, equipment, furniture, inventory, and other physical assets within the property.

Policy Duration

Policy Duration

The policy term is typically one year, with annual renewal required.

Customizable

Customizable

Coverage options may be customized to meet the specific needs of a business.

Who Needs

Fire & Burglary Insurance?

Companies that own or rent assets in the form of office premises, stock, machinery, cash, or other forms need comprehensive fire and burglary insurance policies.

In addition to covering the office, retail, or factory premises, this policy also protects the contents inside the premises including electronic equipment like laptops, computers, and phones.

Fire & Burglary Insurance offers valuable coverage for businesses of all sizes and industries.

A few common businesses that purchase fire insurance are:

Hotel Owners and Service Providers

Hotel Owners and Service Providers

Guard against the financial consequences of fire damage to your hospitality or service-based business.

Shop-keepers and Godown Owners

Shop-keepers and Godown Owners

Protect your retail or storage space from the potential financial impact of a fire.

Manufacturing and Industrial Units

Manufacturing and Industrial Units

Safeguard your operations, vehicles, and equipment with fire insurance.

Medical Clinics

Medical Clinics

Protect your medical facility, equipment, and patient records from fire damage.

Banks and Other Institutions

Banks and Other Institutions

Ensure the protection of your financial assets and operations with fire insurance.

Why Get

Fire & Burglary Insurance?

Fire incidents are common causes of accidents in both residential and commercial sectors in India. In 2021, India recorded 1.6 million fire accidents.

Securing your assets is critical to your company's growth and stability. Fire & Burglary Insurance protects your property and its contents from a variety of occurrences, including fire, theft, natural disasters, and man-made events such as riots and terrorism.

The Insurance offers tailored protection options to suit your business requirements. You can select from specialized coverage choices such as Sookshma Udyam Suraksha, Laghu Udyam Suraksha, and Standard Fire Special Perils (SFSP).

Benefits of a Fire Insurance Policy

Fire insurance offers protection against any harm or destruction from fire, fermentation, natural heating, or spontaneous combustion.

If a machine is damaged by fire, fire insurance covers the costs of repair or replacement.

Fire insurance also covers the cost of reconstruction of the property as per the sum insured in the policy.

Coverages & Exclusions in

Fire Insurance
CoveragesExclusions
Fire insurance protects your business and its assets, shielding them from potential losses caused by fires or thefts. It covers a range of incidents related to fire and break-ins.
Loss to an adjacent property
This insurance provides coverage in the case of a fire or burglary that damages or destroys the insured property while also causing damage to neighbouring property. It covers the costs of repairing or replacing the neighbouring property.
Fire-related loss
Fire-related property losses to office buildings, machinery, furniture, and other items inside the premises, can result in severe financial damage. Fire and Burglary Insurance covers damage caused by fire, including the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property.
Bush Fire
Setting up a fire in the bush-grown area may damage the property. This incident is covered under the fire policy. Please note the forest fire incident is not covered directly. Additional payment is required to have coverage for forest fire incidents.
Natural Calamity
This policy provides coverage for any harm or destruction that may occur to the insured property as a result of natural disasters like landslides, typhoons, thunder, lightning and other similar calamities.
Damage due to aircraft
This policy provides coverage for any damage to property resulting from aircraft-related incidents such as dropped articles, airborne devices, or any other causes.
Explosion/Implosion
Damage caused due to any explosion/implosion is covered under this policy.
Armed robbery
The loss of items like money, jewellery, gadgets, and other stolen personal property may be covered by the policyholder's fire & burglary insurance in the event of an armed robbery. It may also cover any property damage incurred as a result of the heist, including broken or damaged windows, doors, or other sections of the building.
Violent and forceful entry
In the event of a covered risk, such as burglary or theft with evidence of violent and forced entrance, a fire and burglary insurance policy may cover both property damage and the value of stolen objects. If the break-in renders the property unusable, the insurance may pay for interim housing.
Business Interruption
The Fire Loss of Profit policy (FLOP), also known as a Business Interruption (BI) policy, provides coverage for businesses that experience disruptions in their operations. This coverage includes compensation for the loss of income and the expenses incurred due to a fire or other perils that cause interruptions to the business. By paying a specified amount, the policy extends coverage for an extended period of time.
Damage to personal property
Fire and Burglary Insurance offers coverage for expenses resulting from property damage due to fire or theft including temporary renting costs. The policy may also cover the expense of storing personal belongings elsewhere temporarily.

Insurance Claim for Small Business

Incident 1Incident 2
Insurance Claim for Small Business
Incident
Arvind, the owner of a small business that sells handmade wallets, has invested ₹40 lakhs into his venture, including buying a commercial space and stocking up on inventory. To safeguard his investment, he decides to get fire insurance. One day, a fire breaks out in the building where his business is located, causing damage to the building and destroying much of his inventory.
Resolution
Thanks to his fire insurance policy, Arvind can file a claim and receive financial compensation for the losses caused by the fire, including lost inventory. Without the fire insurance, Arvind would have had to bear these costs himself, which could have been devastating for his business.

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