Verdict: Insurance must pay for consequences of a dog bite

19. August 2020, 12:46 Law / Taxes | Insurance A pet owner’s liability insurance must cover the consequences of a dog bite despite a generally effective disclaimer. The Frankfurt Higher Regional Court decided that and announced it on Wednesday. In 2012, a plaintiff’s dog bit a two-year-old child in the face in a park with […]

Landowner Insurance presents a new concept for vacation properties

13. August 2020, 11:32 With its new holiday home concept, GEV Grundigentümer-Versicherung (GEV) is now offering a product package tailored to the protection of domestic holiday homes. The foundation is made up of home and contents insurance or a combination of both. Depending on your needs, additional modules such as elementary protection, glass protection and […]

Court: Insurance does not have to pay for closure due to Corona

29 July 2020, 1:36 pm With an insurance against a business closure, there is no coverage against diseases or pathogens such as Covid-19 or Corona, if these are not expressly named in the contract. The Hamm Higher Regional Court decided in an urgent procedure and announced it on Wednesday. The list of the insured diseases […]

Hannover Re wants a quick dialogue about state-private pandemic insurance

July 20, 2020, 8:45 am Hannover Re boss Jean-Jacques Henchoz is urging governments and insurers to negotiate quickly about joint coverage of pandemic risks. Jean-Jacques Henchoz “Partnerships between the state and the private sector are necessary,” said the head of the world’s third largest reinsurer of the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”. There are already “encouraging debates” […]

BaFin: No age discrimination in motor vehicle insurance

July 2, 2020, 9:52 am BaFin has checked whether the impression given by older policyholders or car drivers is correct that they wrongly have to pay higher premiums in relation to other age groups. Conclusion of the investigation. With the age-dependent rating in motor vehicle insurance, everything goes well. There is no age discrimination among […]

Home vacation with the camper – which insurance do I need?

24 July 2020, 12:23 Many German citizens are going on camping holidays this year. This type of vacation has become more and more popular in recent years and should win even more fans with Covid-19. In 2019, the number of new registrations of leisure vehicles in Germany rose by almost 14 percent to 80,863, including […]

Heavy rain and floods: what does the insurance pay?

15. June 2020, 14:03 Since not everything is covered by the building and household contents insurance in the event of the forces of nature, additional insurance cover is required in the case of heavy rain and floods through an elementary damage insurance. Legal experts at Arag explain which insurance comes into play when, how you […]

DEVK makes a minus in motor insurance

15. June 2020, 11:05 DEVK closed the 2019 financial year successfully: According to statements by CEO Gottfried Rüßmann, it was the best in the almost 135-year history of the Cologne Insurance Association. However, the balance sheet is clouded by the motor insurance business: There the combined ratio rose from 98.3 to 103.5 percent. DEVK’s new […]

No Corona short-time work allowance if there is insurance against company closure

14. April 2020, 00:13 In current notices of the Federal Employment Agency, affected companies are informed that the granting of short-time wages is not possible if a company closure insurance is in place. Wirth-Rechtsanwälte therefore recommends checking carefully whether such a comparison could have a negative impact on state benefits, particularly in the case of […]