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This is a package policy specially designed for small shopkeepers. It is a single policy combining the various insurance requirements of shopkeepers.
This is a package policy specially designed for small shopkeepers. It is a
single policy combining the various insurance requirements of shopkeepers.
Discount in premium is available if a minimum number of four sections
is selected including Section I (b).
Only one policy can be taken by one shopkeeper for each shop in a specific
location having separate books of accounts.
The policy comprises of following 11 sections :
Section I - Building & Contents
Covers shop building and/or contents therein against loss or damage caused by
Fire & Allied perils i.e.
Fire, lightning, explosion of gas in domestic appliances
Bursting and overflowing of water tanks, apparatus or pipes
Aircraft or articles dropped therefrom
Riot, strike, malicious damage, terrorist act
Earthquake-Fire and/or shock, subsidence and landslide (including rockslide)
Flood, Inundation, Storm, Tempest, Typhoon, Hurricane, Tornado or Cyclone.
Impact damage by rail/road vehicle not belonging to the insured.
Section II - Burglary & Housebreaking
Covers contents of insured shop premises(excluding money and valuables) against
loss or damage by burglary and/or housebreaking.
Section III - Money Insurance
Covers loss of money in transit, loss of money/valuables whilst contained in a
locked safe, loss of money contained in cashier's till and/or counter by
Section IV - Pedal - Cycles
Covers loss/damage to pedal cycles belonging to insured by:
Fire, lightning or external explosion.
Riot, strike, malicious or terrorist act.
Burglary and/or Housebreaking or theft
Accidental external means
Flood, cyclone, storm, tempest, and other similar convulsions of nature and
Earthquake Fire and shock
This section also covers legal liability of insured for death/injury to third
parties or damage to their property arising out of use of the insured pedal
Section V - Plate Glass
Covers loss of or damage to fixed plate glass in insured's shop by accidental
Section VI - Neon Sign/Glow Sign
Covers loss of or damage to neon sign/ glow sign by :
Accidental external means
Fire, lightning or external explosion or theft.
Riot, strike, malicious or terrorist act
Flood, inundation, storm, tempest, typhoon, hurricane, tornado, cyclone.
Section VII - Baggage
Covers loss or damage to accompanied personal baggage of insured or baggage in
connection with his trade, whilst anywhere in India, by accident or misfortune.
Section VIII - Personal Accident
Covers insured and spouse and/or his children, named in the schedule and aged
between 5&70 years, against bodily injury caused solely and directly by
accident and resulting in death or permanent total or partial disablement or
temporary total disablement within 12 calendar months of such injury.
Section IX - Fidelity Guarantee
Covers direct pecuniary loss suffered by the insured due to fraud or dishonesty
committed by any of insured's salaried employees.
Section X - Public Liability
Legal liability in respect of accidental death or bodily injury to a third
party or accidental damage to their property during performance of any act in
connection with insured's business.
Compensation to insured's employees under Workmen's Compensation Act or Common
Section XI - Loss of Profit
Covers loss of profit due to interruption of business consequent upon loss or
damage sustained by property insured under Section I of the policy due to
It is necessary to opt for a minimum of 4 sections for this policy to be issued
of which Sections I&II are compulsory.
Who can take the policy?
This policy can be taken by small shopkeepers whose shop building value and
contents value does not exceed Rs. 10 lacs. In case it exceeds Rs.10 lacs, this
policy cannot be given.
This policy is meant for shops only. Mere registration under Shops and
Establishment Act does not entitle the premises to be insured under this
policy. Hence Restaurants and Tea /Coffee shops cannot be insured under this
policy. However,shops selling goods where minor repair work is carried on
incidental to the main business of selling, can take this policy.
How to select the sum insured?
The shop building should be insured on market value basis i.e.depreciated value
basis.The contents should be insured on cost price basis. The sum insured for
contents under Section I&II should be identical. The sum insured under Sections
III,V,VI,VII,IX,X&XI is limited to specified percentage of the sum insured for
How to claim?
In case of any incident giving rise to a claim under this policy, please take
the following steps:
Take necessary steps to minimize the loss/damage.
In case of fire, inform fire brigade immediately.
In case of theft, larceny or burglary inform the police immediately along with
a list of items stolen and their approximate value.
Inform insurance company by phone or fax and in writing.
Extend full co-operation to the surveyor appointed by the insurance Co. and
provide necessary documents to substantiate the loss. A claim form issued by
the company is also to be submitted.
In case any rights of recovery exist against any other party responsible for
the loss, your rights of recovery have to be subrogated to the insurance
company on payment of claim.
Note: Policy details given are indicative, not exhaustive. Please contact your nearest NIA office for further details.