Comprehensive vehicle insurance to cover rain damage

JEDDAH — Damage to vehicles as a result of rain and floods will be covered by comprehensive insurance, according to sources from insurance companies.

Adel Al-Essa, spokesman for Saudi insurance companies, told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that compensation will be paid for damage caused by natural disasters, including rain. He said the limits of insurance coverage in vehicle insurance policies amounts to SR10 million, and in case of rainfall, the insured vehicles will be covered by comprehensive insurance.

He explained that compensation for vehicles depends on the severity of the damage. If the vehicles are repairable, the coverage will be for the repairs and if the vehicle is irreparably damaged, compensation will be given in accordance with the market value or insurance value of the vehicle.”

Dr. Adham Jad, an economic advisor for insurance and reinsurance matters, told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that it is mandatory for insurance companies to provide insurance coverage against natural disasters for vehicles that have comprehensive insurance since January 2018 in accordance with the instructions of Saudi Arabia. Central Bank.

“The limit of insurance coverage in relation to the damage of an insured vehicle is the limit set by the insurer, which is equivalent to the value of the vehicle. As for the coverage of damage to the vehicle to a third party, it has a maximum limit of SR10 million, divided equally between physical injury and loss of property,” he pointed out.

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