Oriental Insurance Shopkeepers Insurance Policy Protects a commercial shops completely against accidental damages to its building and office contents.

1.   Why does one need a Shopkeeper Insurance Policy?

Shop keeping is an economic activity pursued with the aim of earning maximum profits within the limits of Government Rules & Regulations as well as social values. To ensure that one can focus on this primary activity, it is necessary that the mind should be free from other worries not related to trading such as accidents, which could hamper the business activity.

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2.   What does the Shop-keeper Insurance Policy cover?

Shopkeeper Insurance Policy covers all the probable risks and perils faced by small to medium sized shop owners.It provides protection for the property and the interests of the Insured in the business venture.

SectionsType of InsuranceWhat is coveredWhat is not coveredPremium RateRs/Mille)
1 AFireLoss to the Building. Perils as per Standard Fire & Special Perils Policy including Earthquake Risk.Loss/Damage tobonds, securities, precious stones, jewellery, cash, valuables, Live stock, Motor Vehicle, Pedal Cycle etc.1.60
1BFireLoss to the Contents (Stock in Trade & FFF). Perils as per Standard Fire & Special Perils Policy including Earthquake.
2House BreakingLoss/damage to contents (excluding Money and Valuables) by Housebreaking excluding where any partner or any employee of the insured or member of the insured family is concerned as principal or accessory.Loss/damage to animals, motor vehicles, pedal cycles, documents, bonds, securities, jewellery, cash valuables etc.2.00
3Money(A) Loss of money due to any accident or misfortune between any two places within a radius of 25 Kilometers from the insured shop whilst in the hands of the insured &/or his authorized employees.(A) Loss of money where an employee of the insured or member of the family of the Insured,is concerned as principal or accessory.2.00
(B) Cash in safe / Steel cupboard / Steel Cash Box under lock & key due to housebreaking.(B) Loss of money from safe following the use of the key to the said safe or any duplicate thereof belonging to the insured unless such key has been obtained by assault or violence or any threat.2.00
(C) Cash in till / Counter during business hours following assault &/or violence &/or threat
4Pedal CycleLoss/damage to pedal cycle as per Standard Fire & Special Perils Policy includinghousebreaking or theft.Legal liability Rs.10, 000/- (Third party accidental death or bodily injury & accidental damage to property)Loss/damage while racing, pace-making whilst used for hire or reward, overloading, strain, or mechanical breakdown, theft of accessories unless pedal cycle is stolen at the same time.10.00
5A. Plate GlassAccidental breakage to fixed plate glass (Plain & ordinary glaze quality) in the insured building.Note: Damage to framework & other than plain glass such as embossed, silvered ornamental etc. can also be covered provided specifically declared.Breakage of frameworks, disfiguration/ scratching of glass, unless specifically stated.5.00
6B. Neon SignLoss or damage to Neon sign (glow sign by accidental external means.Fire, lightning external explosion.Loss or damage by fusing or burning of any bulbs and/or tubes arising from short circuiting or arcing or any other mechanical or electrical breakdown.5.00
7BaggageLoss/Damage to personal baggage of the Insured and accompanied baggage related to the trade.(i) Cash, jewellery, travel tickets, consumable goods, loose articles such as sticks, umbrellas, sunshades etc.(ii) Loss whilst traveling within the municipal limits of the village, town or city where permanently residing.5.00
8Personal AccidentDeath or bodily injury by accidental violent, external & visible means to self & employees up to 10 times the annual salary. (Age group 16 to 65 years should only be insuredMedical benefit extension at additional premium.Weekly compensation for TTD while hospitalization.Exceptions as per PA Policy such as Suicide or attempted suicide, self–injury, death or injury resulting from the Insured committing any breach of law with criminal intent.0.60+20% Medical Expenses- Table II
9Fidelity GuaranteeDirect pecuniary loss caused by Act of Fraud or dishonesty (Forgery, embezzlement, larceny) by the employees of insured.1. Not more than one claim in respect of any one employee.2. Salesman and commission Agents not to be covered.5.00
10Electronic Equipment Insurance Electronic Equipment including Personal computers, CCTV and related equipments.Loss due to wear & tear faults facts existing at commencement of the policy, for which the manufacturer is responsible.8.00*
11Break Down – Electrical AppliancesBreak down of appliances installed in the shop such as AC, Refrigerator etc.Loss due to faults existing before insurance or for which the supplier or manufacturer is responsible2.00
12A. Public LiabilityLegal liability of the Insured to the public for bodily injury or accidental death– Rs.2,50,000/-Liability to family members & employees0.40
B.Liability of Employers(WC)Legal liability of Insured to his employees as per WC Act.Liability to Public & Family members8.00
13Business InterruptionLoss in respect of following items:-Loss of Gross IncomeExpenses towards-charge of AccountantAggravation of loss due to restrictions imposed by public authorities, lack of sufficient capital.Losses consequential to material damage to securities records, manuscripts plan, drawing etc.1.60

Rate to be loaded by 50% in the absence of AMC / in house maintenance facilities.

Premium for this section will be loaded by 0.025%o applied to the policy period turnover

Note: Risk of Terrorism can be covered at extra premium @0.20%o with an excess of 0.50% of sum insured.


1.Building/ Contents (Sec. 1)For Act of God Perils – 5% of claim amount, subject to minimum of Rs 10,000/- for each and every claim. For other than– Rs 10,000/- for each and every claim.
2.Baggage Insurance, Electronic Equipment Insurance & Break Down of Electrical Equipments, (Sec. 7, 10 & 11)Rs 1,000/- for each and every claim.
3.Pedal Cycle (Sec.4)Rs.250/- for each and every claim.
4.Business Interruption (Sec. 13)3 days (Time Excess)

Salient Features of the policy:

  1. The Shopkeeper Insurance Policy may be taken for any shop of Pucca construction where the cumulative value for building and contents is up to Rs.2 (Two) Crores.
  2. 15% of the sum insured is waived for the purpose of under insurance for section I
  3. Minimum four sections are to be taken out of which section 1B & 2 are compulsory. The Business Interruption (Section 13) can also be opted as one of the optional section.
  4. Shops selling confectionery and sweet meats items can be covered provided no process of manufacturing is done in the shop premises.
  5. Restaurants / cafes may not be covered.
  6. Dry Cleaner shops may be covered provided no process is carried out in the shop premises. 
  7. Jewellery shops may not be covered.
  8. Tailor shops; watch repairers may be covered provided no process is carried out. Incidental repairs are however allowed.
  9. No Shopkeeper Insurance Policy may be issued for showrooms and display centres where no sales are carried out.
  10. Electrical & electronic goods like CCTV, Personal Computer and related equipments installed in shop of Insured may also be covered against the risk of fire, housebreaking, electrical or mechanical breakdown.
  11. For taking coverage under more than four sections 15% (fifteen percent) discount is allowed. For more than six sections 20% (twenty percent) discount is allowed. 
  12. Long term policy for upto 4 (four) years at discounted rate is also available. 
  13. The policy carries varying excess applicable to different sections. 
  14. Terrorism risk may also be covered at additional premium at the opinion of Insured and sole acceptance of company.
  15. For taking Business Interruption cover proposer should have a Sales Tax No. and if he is tax payee then Permanent Account No. (PAN) is also required. 
  16. Reinstatement of sum insured subsequent to loss is available for all Sections except PA, Fidelity Guarantee, Public Liability and WC.

How does one select the sum insured?

For building, the sum insured must cover the full cost of rebuilding the property including architect fee etc and the cost of clearing away the debris and cost of meeting any new building regulations or by-laws. 

For contents, the sum insured should be the replacement value. 

For the remaining sections such as Money Insurance (Section 3), Fidelity Guarantee (Section 9), Personal Accident (Section 8), Public Liability & Workmen Compensation (Section 12) and Business Interruption (Section 13), the sum insured is as opted by the proposer.

General Exclusions

This policy does not cover loss or damage; 

i) Caused by war and allied perils 

ii) By nuclear radiation and related causes. 

These are only the salient features of the Shop Keepers Insurance policy. For further details regarding scope of cover, exclusion, conditions etc.,please contact us.
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