New India Bharat Griha Raksha

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The New India Bharat Griha Raksha Policy provides insurance cover for Your Home Building, and/or Home Contents.

You will find information about the following insurance covers:

  1. Home Building Cover, that covers any loss, damage or destruction of Your Home Building,
  2. Home Contents Cover, that covers articles or things in Your home,
  3. Optional Covers:
    • Cover for Valuable Contents on Agreed Value Basis
    • Personal Accident Cover

Important Dos and Don'ts

1.

While filling up the Proposal Form

  • Read the instructions in the proposal form carefully before filling up the details.
  • Understand the basis for arriving at the Sum Insured for both Home Building and Home Contents before filling up the details. This is given below in this Prospectus under the heading ‘Sum Insured’. It is also explained in the Proposal Form.
  • Fill up the proposal form completely and answer all the questions truthfully.

2.

Your Obligations during the Policy Period

  • Take care to prevent theft, loss or damage to Your Home Building and Home Contents.
  • Inform Us of any change in circumstances such as change of address, details of additions or alterations to Home Building etc.
  • Do not allow unauthorized persons to occupy Your Home Building.

3.

Your Obligations when You have a Claim

  • Give notice of loss to Us, as required.
  • Inform the respective authorities, as required.
  • Make true and full disclosures in Your claim form.
  • Give all documents supporting the claim.
  • Give full cooperation for inspection and investigation of claim

Summary of insurance covers

If Your Home Building or the articles or things in Your home are lost, damaged or destroyed because of the following unforeseen events that occur during the Policy Period, We provide cover as follows:

Name of Cover

Your loss

We pay

Nature of Cover

Home Cover

Building

Building is damaged

Cost of repairs, Architect's, Surveyor's, Consulting Engineer's fees, Costs of removing debris, Loss of Rent and Rent for Alternative Accommodation.

Standard

Building is completely destroyed (Total Loss)

Cost of Construction

Standard

Home Cover

Contents

Any General Content is damaged

Cost of repairs

Standard

Article or thing is lost or destroyed (Total Loss)

Cost of replacing that item with a same or similar item

Where Home Building is also covered, General Contents are automatically covered for 20% of the Sum Insured of the Home Building subject to a maximum of ₹10 Lakh.

You can opt out of the cover or increase the Sum Insured by declaring the

details.

Personal Accident Cover

Unfortunate death of Your spouse or Yourself due to an insured peril that caused damage to Home Building and/or Contents

₹ 5,00,000/- per person

Optional

Cover for Valuable Contents on

Agreed Value

Basis (under

Home Contents Cover)

Valuable content is physically damaged

Cost of repair

Optional

Valuable content is a total loss

Agreed Value

Which unexpected events are covered?

We give insurance cover for physical loss or damage, or destruction caused to Insured Property by the following unforeseen events occurring during the Policy Period.

The events covered are given in Column A and those not covered in respect of these events are given in Column B.

Column A

Column B

We cover physical loss or damage, or destruction caused to the Insured Property by

We do not cover any loss or damage, or destruction caused to the Insured Property

1.

Fire

caused by burning of Insured Property by order of any Public Authority.

2.

Explosion or Implosion

-

3.

Lightning

-

4.

Earthquake, volcanic eruption, or other convulsions of nature

-

5.

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

-

6.

Subsidence of the land on which Your Home Building stands, Landslide, Rockslide

caused by

a. normal cracking, settlement or bedding down of new structures,

b. the settlement or movement of made up ground,

c. coastal or river erosion,

d. defective design or workmanship or use of defective materials, or

e. demolition, construction, structural alterations or repair of any property, or groundworks or excavations.

7.

Bush fire, Forest Fire, Jungle Fire

-

8.

Impact damage of any kind, i.e., damage caused by impact of, or collision caused by any external physical object (e.g. vehicle, falling trees, aircraft, wall etc.)

caused by pressure waves caused by aircraft or other aerial or space devices travelling at sonic or supersonic speeds.

9.

Missile testing operations

-

10.

Riot, Strikes, Malicious Damages

caused by

a. temporary or permanent dispossession, confiscation, commandeering, requisition or destruction by order of the government or any lawful authority, or

b. temporary or permanent dispossession of Your Home by unlawful occupation by any person.

11

Acts of terrorism(Coverage as per Terrorism Clause)

Exclusions and Excess as per Terrorism Clause.

12.

Bursting or overflowing of water tanks, apparatus and pipes,

-

13.

Leakage from automatic sprinkler installations.

a. repairs or alterations in Your Home or the building in which Your Home is located,

b. repairs, removal or extension of any sprinkler installation, or

c. defects in the construction known to You.

14.

Theft within 7 days from the occurrence of and proximately caused by any of the above Insured Events.

if it is

a. any article or thing outside Your Home, or

b. any article or thing attached from the outside of the outer walls or the roof of Your Home, unless securely mounted.

Sum Insured
i) For Home Building:

The maximum amount We pay under this Policy is the Sum Insured which is based on the prevailing Cost of Construction of Your Home Building at the Policy Commencement Date as declared by You and accepted by Us. It is shown in the Policy Schedule. If Policy Schedule shows any limit for any cover or item,

such limit is the maximum We will pay for that item or cover. Premium is calculated with reference to the amount of Sum Insured.

If You have purchased an annual policy, the Sum Insured will be automatically increased each day by an amount representing 1/365th of 10% of Sum Insured at the Policy Commencement Date.

If You have purchased a policy of more than one-year duration, the Sum Insured will automatically increase each year by 10% for Home Building Cover without additional premium for a maximum of 100% of the Sum Insured at Policy Commencement Date. There will be no additional premium for this increase.

ii) For Home Contents:

The maximum amount We pay under this policy is the Sum Insured and it is shown in the policy schedule. If the Policy Schedule shows any limit for any item, or category or groups of items, such limit is the maximum We will pay for that item.

The policy has inbuilt cover for General Contents of Your Home equal to 20% of the Sum Insured for Home Building subject to a maximum of ₹ 10 Lakhs (Rupees Ten lakh) if You have opted for both Home Building and Home Contents cover. You can choose a higher Sum Insured by declaring it in the Proposal Form and paying additional premium.

If You have purchased only Home Contents cover, You have to declare Sum Insured for General Contents.

The Sum Insured You have chosen for General Contents must be enough to cover the cost of replacement of that item/s.

When We pay You the full Sum Insured for any cover or any item covered, the Policy ends to that extent. Except this, the insurance cover will be maintained up to the full Sum Insured throughout the Policy Period. You need to pay only the proportionate additional premium. This will ensure that Your Home Building and its contents remain insured throughout.

Who can purchase this Policy?

You can purchase the Home Building Cover if You own or are a tenant of the Home Building and You are liable for insurance. You can also purchase Home Contents cover for articles or things in Your home.

How long does this cover protect me?

The cover protects You during the period of the policy. You can buy the policy for one year or more than one year but the policy duration cannot exceed 10 years.

The Home Building Cover The Building: You can purchase this cover for Your home, i.e., Your building, flat, apartment, duplex apartment, bungalow or any dwelling place. Fittings and fixtures

are included. Additional structures like garages, domestic outhouses for residence,

compound walls, fences, gates, retaining walls and internal roads, parking space, water tanks for residence, parking space, are also covered.

Who can purchase?
You can purchase this cover if

  1. You own the structure,
  2. You are occupying Your home as purchaser under an agreement of sale,
  3. You are an authorised occupier of Your home,
  4. Your structure is occupied by a tenant, a licensee or Your employee, or
  5. You are a tenant under an agreement in writing and are liable for

Residential use : You can purchase this insurance cover if Your Home Building is used for residence. If You carry on commercial activity by employing other persons, You must purchase another insurance cover meant for commercial premises.

Sum Insured

The Sum Insured for the Home Building Cover shall be equal to the Cost of Construction of Your Home Building including fittings and fixtures at the Policy Commencement date. The cost of construction is calculated as follows-

[Carpet area of Your home structure in sq.m. X rate of cost of construction at the commencement date declared by You and accepted by Us] + cost of construction for additional structures at the Policy Commencement date declared by You and accepted by Us.

The rate of cost of construction is the prevailing rate of cost of construction of Your Home Building at the Policy Commencement date as declared by You and accepted by Us.

If the actual carpet area is less than the carpet area You have declared, We will calculate the claim amount on the basis of the actual carpet area.

No Underinsurance Underinsurance does not apply to the New India Bharat Griha Raksha policy. This is a very special feature of this policy. Thus, if Your Sum Insured calculated on the basis of the

information that You have provided Us is less than the actual value at risk, the

difference will not affect the amount We pay.

In-built Covers

The New India Bharat Griha Raksha policy also pays for the following expenses:

  1. Upto 5% of the claim amount for reasonable fees of architect, surveyor, consulting engineer;
  2. Upto 2% of the claim amount for reasonable costs of removing debris from the site.

Further, the policy also pays for Loss of Rent and Rent for Alternative Accommodation while the Home Building is not fit for living because of physical loss arising out of an Insured Event.

The Home Contents Cover

The Contents: You can purchase this cover for the articles or things of personal, non-commercial use which are located inside Your home. This policy covers General Contents that are usual in any home i.e., furniture and fittings, television sets, telephones, electronic items, antennas, water storage equipment, air conditioners, kitchen equipment and other household items.

You can pay additional premium and purchase cover for Valuable Contents, like jewellery, silverware, paintings, works of art, valuable carpets, antique items, curios, paintings.

Some contents are not covered, like bullion or unset precious stones, manuscripts, vehicles, explosive substances

Location and use of contents: You can choose this cover for Contents that are located in Your home and are used for personal use.

Sum Insured

The Policy has an in-built cover for General Contents of Your home equal to 20% of the Sum Insured for Home Building Cover subject to a maximum of ₹ 10 Lakh (Rupees Ten Lakh) if You have opted for both Home Building and Home Contents cover. You can choose a higher Sum Insured by declaring it in the Proposal Form, along with details and by paying additional premium.

If You have purchased only Home Contents cover, You have to declare Sum Insured for General Contents.

The Sum Insured You have chosen must be enough to cover the cost of replacement of the Contents when You purchase the policy.

Who can purchase?
You can purchase this cover if

  1. You are the owner of the articles or things,
  2. You have purchased the articles or things under instalment or hire purchase system, or on lease, or
  3. You are responsible for the articles or things as part of written contract of employment.

Thus, a tenant, lessee, licensee or employee can purchase the Home Contents Cover.

Optional Covers You can purchase Optional covers under Your New India Bharat Griha Raksha Policy. You must apply for these covers, and pay additional premium.

  1. Cover for Valuable Contents on Agreed Value Basis (under Home Contents Cover): Valuable contents of Your Home such as jewellery, silverware, paintings, works of art etc. can be covered under this optional cover. A value of these contents may be agreed between You and Us on the basis of valuation certificate submitted by You and accepted by However, We will waive requirement of valuation certificate if the Sum Insured opted is up to ₹ 5 Lakh (Rupees Five Lakh) and individual item value does not exceed ₹ 1 Lakh (Rupees One Lakh).

    If valuable contents are physically damaged by any insured event, We will pay the cost of repairing the item. If the valuable contents are a total loss We will pay Sum Insured for the item.

  2. Personal Accident Cover : If the insured peril causing damage to Your Home Building and/or Contents also results in the death of either You or Your spouse, We will pay compensation of ₹ 5 Lakh per

Add-ons:

You can opt for an Add-on by choosing from the Add-ons, if any, offered by Us under this product and the ones that You have purchased will be mentioned in the Policy Schedule and the relevant clause/s and/or endorsements will be attached to this Policy

Exclusions, that is, what We do not pay

We do not cover losses and expenses for any loss or damage or destruction of the Insured Property that is directly or indirectly a result of or is caused by or arising from events, stated below:

  1. Your deliberate, wilful or intentional act or ommission, or of anyone on Your behalf, or with Your
  2. War, invasion, act of foreign enemy hostilities or war-like operations (whether war is declared or not), civil war, mutiny, civil commotion amounting to a popular rising, military rising, rebellion, revolution, insurrection or military or usurped
  3. Ionising radiation or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or from any nuclear waste from combustion of nuclear fuel, or the radioactive, toxic, explosive or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component that is part of
  4. Pollution or contamination, unless
    1. the pollution or contamination itself has resulted from an Insured Event, or
    2. an Insured Event itself results from pollution or
  5. Loss, damage or destruction to any electrical/electronic machine, apparatus, fixture, or fitting by over-running, excessive pressure, short circuiting, arcing, self- heating or leakage of electricity from whatever cause (lightning included). This exclusion applies only to the particular machine so lost, damaged or
  6. Loss or damage to bullion or unset precious stones, manuscripts, plans, drawings, securities, obligations on documents of any kind, coins or paper money, cheques, vehicles, and explosive substances, unless otherwise expressly stated in the policy.
  7. Loss of any Insured Property which is missing or has been mislaid, or its disappearance cannot be linked to any single identifiable
  8. Loss or damage to any Insured Property removed from Your Home to any other place.
  9. Loss of earnings, loss by delay, loss of market or other consequential or indirect loss or damage of any kind or description
  10. Any reduction in market value of any Insured Property after its repair or reinstatement.
  11. Any addition, extension, or alteration to any structure of Your Home Building that increases its Carpet Area by more than 10% of the Carpet Area existing at the Commencement Date or later renewal of this Policy, unless You have paid additional premium and such addition, extension or alteration is added by Endorsement.
  12. Costs, fees or expenses for preparing any

Premium

Premium is the amount You pay to Us for the insurance covers. Any insurance cover begins only after We have received the premium.

Note: Insurers to mention how the premium would be calculated.

Premium is arrived at by applying appropriate rate of premium [ Based on occupation] on the Sum Insured of the risk.

Changes and Cancellation

Changes during Policy Period.

You can choose to make changes to the covers of this Policy as may be permitted by Us. You must make a proposal or request for any change. It will be effective only after We have accepted Your proposal, and You have paid the additional premium where applicable.

You can cancel the Policy.

Cancellation at any time: You can cancel the policy at any time during the policy period. If

You cancel the policy, We will refund premium .

For Cancellation, pro-rata premium plus 10% will be retained. The above refund of Premium is subject to retention of minimum premium by the insurer.

  1. We can cancel the policy.
    1. We will not cancel the Policy during the policy period except on the grounds of mis-representation, non-disclosure of material facts, fraud or non- cooperation of the insured.
    2. In case of total loss of Your Home Building in a long term policy where You have decided not to reinstate Your Home Building in favour of a cash settlement of Your claim, We will cancel the policy for the remaining duration of the policy In such a case We shall refund the proportionate premium for the un-expired policy years after grossing up the premium paid by You towards long term discount, if any.

Making a claim

You must make a claim for the amount of cover. We will verify the claim and accept it if it is according to the terms and conditions of this Policy.

When You suffer loss or damage to Your Home Building or articles or things in it,

  • You must give notice to Us immediately, You must state in this notice
    1. the Policy Number,
    2. Your name,
    3. details of report to the police that You made,
    4. details of report to any Authority that You made,
    5. details of the Insured Event,
    6. a brief statement of the loss,
    7. particulars of any other insurance of Your Home Building or any of Your Home Contents,
    8. details of loss or damage under any Optional Cover or Add-ons,
    9. submit photographs of loss or physical damage, wherever
  • report to police, fire authorities and appropriate legal Authorities,
  • take all reasonable steps to prevent further damage to Home Building and Home Contents
  • preserve and collect evidence, take and preserve photographs,
  • assist Us and Our representatives in collecting evidence and details, give Us all information, books of accounts, and other documents,
  • submit claim form at the earliest opportunity but within 30 days from date You first notice the loss or damage
  • prove that the Insured Event has happened, and prove the extent of Your

This is important because We must investigate whether the loss or damage is covered by the terms and conditions of the policy.

Note : Policy details given are indicative, not exhaustive. Please contact your nearest NIA Office for further details. Section

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