Abu Dhabi: The Insurance Authority has approved a unified system for motor insurance policies, it was announced on Wednesday.
The new system increases insurance coverage related to any claim arising from an accident that causes damage to property from Dh250,000 to Dh2 million.
The system was announced on Wednesday by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri. Minister of Economy, and Chairman of the Insurance Authority, in a statement issued by WAM.
“Approving the new system represents a paradigm shift in the development of the organisational foundations and technical regulations of the UAE’s insurance market and vehicle insurance sector,” Al Mansouri said.
The new rule includes two documents. The first is a third party vehicle insurance policy and the second is a policy for insuring vehicle against loss or write-off.
The current system has been in effect for the past 27 years during which two models of insurance policies were issued since 1987.
According to the new system, vehicle insurance has been categorised as per the insurance type through two separate documents.
The first is compulsory and related to third party liability in compliance with the traffic laws.
The second is related to loss or written-off vehicles. It is an optional policy for motorists who want to insure their vehicle instead of getting comprehensive insurance in one policy document covering the two types of insurance.
The new system aims to achieve the highest standards of transparency in line with the demands of the local market and national economy, the authority said.
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