Non Life Insurance
Does a third party claim affect the bonus/ malus rate under the comprehensive motor insurance policy?
The Bonus/Malus concept is applicable only to the Own Damage Section of the Comprehensive Policy.
The discount or loading is accordingly allowed or charged on the Own Damage portion of the premium. The Act Liability or Third Party premium is absolute. There is no scope for adjustment. As such, an accident giving rise to a Third Party claim, whatever the amount, does not affect the application of Bonus/Malus at the time of renewal of the policy.