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What is Fire Insurance?

A fire insurance is an important part of a Property Insurance policy, that helps protect your home and business properties such as apartment buildings, office spaces and shops from any damages and losses that could occur due to a fire. 

*Disclaimer - Fire Insurance is not a standalone product. To avail this cover, you need to purchase Digit's SFSP policy with Fire cover add-on. 

Note: Currently, we are providing online property insurance for shops only. Please reach out to us if you want to cover any other property types.

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Not sure why a Fire Insurance is important?

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Fire Outbreak is ranked as the 3rd biggest risk to business continuity and operations.(1)
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Businesses affected by building fires see a 25-30% dip in footfall and business.(2)
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The ADSI report shows residential buildings are most prone to fire outbreaks.(3)

 

What’s great about a Fire Insurance by Digit?

  • Value for Money: Covering for property is a big deal. After all, there’s just so much at stake! Therefore, you’ll see that premiums for the same are usually high. However, we try our best to give you the best possible and most affordable premium to insure your property from fire and other potential damages.
  • Digital Friendly: Being one of India’s first digital insurance companies, we try and keep all our processes, right from buying a fire insurance to making claims, digital. So even when there’s an inspection required, you can just do it online! (Except for claims above Rs 1 lakh. As per the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority)-those need to be done manually only.
  • Covers All Business Categories: Whether you want to protect your family business, office space, kirana store or a chain of stores, our fire insurance is suitable for all kinds of businesses, no matter how big or small they are.
  • Plans for Renters: We understand that millennials today are increasingly choosing to rent and not necessarily own. That’s why, we also offer plans for renters that only cover for the things that YOU own. So, even you want to cover your rental apartment, you can do so!

What’s covered in Fire Insurance by Digit?

Our Property Insurance policy with Fire cover add-on covers for...

Explosion & Aircraft Damage

Explosion & Aircraft Damage

Covers your property from any damages or losses caused due to an explosion or even aircraft damage.

Storms

Storms

For times when a storm storms into your shop or home. Covers for damages due to nature’s furies such as a dreadful storm or even lightning.

Floods

Floods

Protects your property from losses and damages when the rains are out of control, leading to floods that could also impact your property.

Burglaries

Burglaries

Unfortunately, burglaries are common in India. However, Digit’s Standard Fire & Special Perils policy will also help protect both your property and its contents from any losses that occur due to the same.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Nobody can avoid nature’s furies but, what you can do is ensure you’re covered for any potential losses that could come your way. Digit’s Standard Fire & Special Perils policy also covers for damages and losses that occur due to natural calamities such as earthquakes.

Types of Fire Insurance:

At Digit, our fire insurance is not an independent, but as part of a complete coverage, through our Digit Standard Fire & Special Perils policy. This means, everything from fires, natural calamities and burglaries will be covered. Some of the types of coverage we offer are given below. 

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Covers only the contents of your home or business.

Covers both your building and the contents of your home or business.

Covers your building, contents of your home or business and, valuables such as cash in safe or shop counter.

Our Fire Insurance Offerings

  • Fire Insurance for your Home - Our fire insurance is a vital coverage included in our home insurance. So whether you have an apartment, villa or independent building; our home insurance will cover for not only damages and losses caused due to fire but will also cover for losses due to other unforeseen circumstances such as explosions, floods, burglaries and storms as well. 
  • Fire Insurance for your Business & Shop - Our fire insurance is also included in all business and shop insurance. This includes both small and large businesses and all shops, such as boutiques, office spaces, kirana stores, etc. This business and shop insurance won’t only cover for losses and damages caused due to fire but, will also cover for losses that could arise due to storms, earthquakes, burglaries and floods.

Who needs a Fire Insurance?

Fires are unpredictable, so ideally anyone with a property should ensure their home or business is covered from damages and losses that could occur due to a fire. 

Home Owners

Whether it’s been your home for years, or is your newfound dream home, a house is anyone’s most precious possession. Moreover, fires are known to be most prone  in residential buildings. Thus, protecting it from the same is the least you can do to protect both your pocket and home.

Renters

People generally assume that a fire insurance is only for people who own properties and that may be true for most insurers. However, at Digit we provide a fire insurance for rent properties too. So, if you have a rented office space or a rented apartment, you can still get a fire insurance for the parts you own; such as the contents of your home. 

Small Business Owners

Whether you run a small general store or a small boutique with customized fashion and handicrafts, our fire insurance coverage is suitable for all types of businesses. If you’re someone running an independent, small business, it would be vital to protect your business from any potential losses and risks that could arise out of fires.

Medium Business Owners

If you run a chain of general stores, restaurants or a medium sized enterprise; our fire insurance coverage is also suited for medium sized business owners to cover for any damages and losses that could be caused due to a fire; no matter how small or big it is.

Large Enterprises

If you’re someone who owns multiple properties owing to the large operations of your business, a property insurance is vital in protecting not one but all your properties that will not only help reduce business risk, but also improve goodwill for being a responsible business enterprise.

Types of Personal Properties Covered in Fire Insurance

Individual Apartment

This is for those who live in independent flats that are either part of housing societies or standalone buildings. The same could be either a flat owned by you or rented by you. Our product is suitable for both!

Independent Building

Perhaps you and your extended family live in a standalone building, owning or renting flats in the entire building. In this case, you can choose to cover for them all with a fire insurance as part of SFSP (Standard Fire & Perils Policy).

Independent Villa

If you own or have rented an independent villa or house, a fire insurance coverage is vital to protect your villa and its contents from the potential risk of a fire. 

Types of Business Properties Covered in Fire Insurance

Automobiles and Electronics

Businesses that primarily sell automobiles, mobile phones and their accessories, and other electronics. Stores like Croma, OnePlus, Redmi, etc are good examples of such properties. In such a case, a fire insurance would help protect the store and its primary contents from any potential losses and damages caused by a fire.

Grocery, General and Stationary Stores

From neighborhood kirana shops to your budget friendly supermarkets and general stores; all grocery stores and general stores too are covered for in a fire insurance. Shops like Big Bazaar, Star Bazaar and Reliance Supermarkets are some common examples of the same.

Offices and Educational Spaces

This category as part of our Property Insurance Policy is designed to suit office premises and educational institutions such as colleges, schools, and coaching classes. Insuring such a property from fire isn’t only vital to protect losses but, also give your employees or students more confidence towards your respective institution.

Repairs and House help

This category of businesses includes everything from carpentry and plumbing repairs to motor garages and engineering workshops.  

Home, Lifestyle and Fitness

From your favorite malls and clothing stores to spas, gyms and other stores; a fire insurance covered by Digit’s property insurance also covers for all businesses in the personal lifestyle and fitness sector. Examples of such properties includes Enrich Salons, Cult Fitness Centers, Phoenix Market City, and other stores.

Food and Eatables

The one place everyone devours! From cafes and food trucks to restaurant chains and bakeries; our fire insurance coverage is well-suited for all kinds of eatery joints as well. Some examples of such properties include restaurants at food courts, tea shops like Chai Point and Chayyos and fast food joints like Burger King and Pizza Hut as well. 

Healthcare

One of the most vital properties that should be protected from fires and all other risks as well; a Property Insurance by Digit also covers for Hospitals, Clinics, Diagnostic Centers and Pharmacies and other Medical Stores. 

Service & Others

Apart from the categories mentioned above, a fire insurance coverage as part of by Digit’s Property Insurance Policy is suitable for all sizes and nature of businesses. If you can’t find your category in the list, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll help you out in selecting the best suited property insurance for your home or business.

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