Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is now offering Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance on a global basis through its DBA-dedicated underwriting and claims team in Dubai.
According to Neeraj Yadvendu, head of Third-Party Lines, BHSI Middle East, the mandatory coverage is now available to contractors and companies operating throughout the Middle East and around the globe. The coverage is supported by BHSI’s Dubai-based DBA specialists who have relationships with vendors in volatile regions.
DBA insurance provides disability, medical and death benefits to covered employees, whether the injury or death occurs on or off the job in the course of employment. Further to its standard offering, BHSI can provide additional coverage in other key areas, such as Emergency Medical Evacuation and Supplementary Repatriation Expenses, tailoring its approach to meet customer needs.
U.S. federal law mandates DBA insurance for U.S.-government contractors, private employers and contractors working outside the U.S. on American military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense. These works include providing defense equipment, life support, materials or services to U.S. allies; or providing welfare services to benefit U.S. Armed Services.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (incorporated in Nebraska, USA) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, and homeowners insurance.
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