Marine cargo insurance policies are vital for the businesses involved in the transportation of goods, in particular shipping across the Israel-Gaza region. War damage coverage has the potential to increase the reinsurance rates which is causing jitters amongst the Indian Insurers amidst the ongoing military conflict in a region of the world that has immense trade value and importance.
HDFC Ergo and other Insurance companies in India have strategically opted to cancel the coverage for damages as a result of sabotage, strikes, riots, lockouts, and vandalism in Israel/ Gaza/ Lebanon because of the ongoing war. This will help reduce the risks associated with war-related actions.
The prime reason for such a move is the mounting concern on account of the rising reinsurance costs associated with such conflicts. This will help Insurance companies in India to keep claims in check and mitigate its potential impact on reinsurance premiums and rising costs.