Motor insurance aims to do several things and is the most common of all insurances, Not only does it protect the insured for loss of or damage to his vehicle, but also protects against damage to Third Party property which may result in bodily injury or death to Third Parties.
There are several types of Motor Insurance covers namely:
This cover is comprehensive and covers loss of or damage to the insured vehicle in addition to the covers available under the two described below.
Third Party Risk Only Cover
Third Party property damage is covered in addition to bodily injury and costs described. Although the Bodily injury and Death are unlimited, the cover does not exceed a damage limit of N1,000,000, We insure against accidents occurring on public as well as Claimants' costs and other costs incurred.
Third Party Fire and Theft Cover
In the unfortunate event that the insured vehicle is aflame or stolen, this cover is available in addition to the above-mentioned "Third Party Risk insurance"
Categories of Vehicles Under Insurance
Motor Trade Vehicles
These are owned by organizations involved in repairs, services and sales of vehicle and are often.
Commercial Vehicles (General Cartage)
These vehicles are used to carry other people's goods in exchange for reward or hire.
Commercial Vehicles (Own Goods)
Goods owned by the insured are carried in such vehicles.
These vehicles are used for private purposes which maybe for social or domestic.
These vehicles are used for commercial, domestic or social purposes and are described as two-wheeled auto-bicycles.
How to get Private Car Insurance
The following steps must be taken
- Complete and sign personally a proposal form
- Submit a copy of the current vehicle license
- Ensure that the minimum value for any vehicle to be covered is N400,000
Detail any Previous claims and insurance for them to be considered
Comprehensive and Third Party only covers and comments made under private car underwriting will be considered alongside proposals from corporate bodies who have other businesses with us
Motor Trade Policy
After the completion and signing of the proposal form, this policy may apply. Previous insurance and claims history should be effectively used in the assessment of the proposal on motor trade. Parties prefer Premises Risks cover to Road Risks Cover. Since this policy is not for all parties, it is only used for valued connections.
This insurance covers several areas such as the following:
Companies could have up to ten vehicles and may want to insure the entire fleet under a single ownership. We can offer a discount of up to thirty percent under a single policy.
A discount of ten percent is available on private cars while a discount of five percent is granted for commercial vehicles. This applies more than one car is insured under one policy.
No Claim Discount (Private Motor)
We can minimize the renewal premium where there is no claim being made or arising under the policy during the insured period It applies as follows:
|Period of Insurance
|The previous year
|The previous 2 years
|The previous 3 years
|The previous 4 years
|The previous 5 years
A bonus at the renewal date will be allowed at 20% or 25% respectively in the event that 40% or 50% bonus has been earned and not more than one claim is made or pending in the following years
Commercial Vehicle - No Claims Discount
The No Claims Discount which attracts 15% throughout the duration of the policy shall be applied as if a separate policy had been issued in respect of each vehicle where there is more than one motor car described on the schedule.
The period during which the interest was in the transferor shall not accrue to the transferees benefit. In the event that the company consents to a Policy transfer.
Optional Benefits (Private Motor)
- Loss of use
- Strike, Riots and Civil Commotion
- Personal Accident