Business insurance covers your business in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstances. It can provide peace of mind that your business will be able to continue to operate, should anything happen to your property or equipment, and that any potential claims would be met if a third party was injured on your premises.
Most policies include an excess, which is the amount to be paid by the policyholder in the event of a claim.
Public liability insurance covers the cost of injury to a third party or their property that occurs on your premises, or as a result of your business operation. Claims could easily run into hundreds of thousands—or even millions—of euros; so without public liability insurance, you could face financial difficulties in the event of a claim.
This provides cover against your legal liability for death or bodily injury (other than to an employee) and/or loss or damage to third-party property arising out of the operation of your business.
This insures you against claims for compensation from employees following injury for which you are legally liable.
Buildings insurance covers the structure of the building, together with its fixtures and fittings: it covers the cost of repair or rebuilding after fire or weather damage, for instance. Contents insurance covers the contents of the commercial building that you own or for which you are responsible.
It covers the main structure of your investment. If it were to subside, burn down or be damaged or destroyed by extreme weather, the policy will cover the costs of rebuilding or repair. It also normally covers any permanent fixtures. Do check your building’s insurance policy for any exclusions: most policies will include coverage for outbuildings, boundary walls, gates, drives and paths as standard. Such policies will also typically cover the cost of temporary accommodation should the building need to be rebuilt or if there is a need to move out because the building is severely damaged—for instance, by flood.
Contents insurance covers the contents of the building that you own or for which you are responsible. This may include items such as furniture, carpets or equipment/machinery. Contents coverage is applicable to those contents that are damaged or lost as a result of a fire, theft and special perils. You may be asked to specify certain items on the policy and you may be asked to make additional security provisions such as locks or a burglar alarm if the building is in an area with a high theft rate.
A good buildings or contents insurance company knows that a well-handled claim usually results in a happy customer. We will first want to make sure your claim is valid and covered by your policy terms. When that is done, we will want to settle the claim as quickly as possible—especially in extreme cases. Generally, a claim is settled within a few weeks of the policyholder making it.
Yes. A no-claims bonus earned in any EU country can be used towards your Argus policy in Malta, with written proof from your previous insurer and within a stipulated timeframe.
Most policies include an Excess, which is the amount to be paid by the policyholder in the event of a claim.
Yes, if you wish (for drivers over 25 years). Argus offers the option to specify named drivers on your policy or have a policy allowing any driver in your employment to drive your vehicles. Terms and conditions apply.
Yes. The company, directors of the company, owners or partners of the business must be listed as the registered owners of the vehicles in order to receive a motor fleet policy discount.
Your insurance adviser at Argus can assist you with making amendments to your policy, such as changing vehicles, updating the vehicle insurance database, revising name of drivers, etc.
Compulsory third-party liability insurance is required for boats with an engine HP above 9.9HP, with a minimum limit of €235,000.
Argus is one of the few insurers in Malta who handles all claims locally. Our experienced claims team is supported by a carefully selected network of surveyors and repairers. Decisions are made swiftly and locally, and are backed by the Argus Customer Charter. Please feel free to complete a claim form.
A survey is required for boats over 10 years old and every 4 years thereafter.
The industry standard provides a limit of €235,000, but coverage can be arranged for higher limits where necessary.
It is similar to a motor policy in the sense that it can be arranged to cover damage to your boat, as well as protecting your liabilities to third parties against damage or injury for which you were responsible. Coverage can be tailored to your individual needs; we would be pleased to provide further details.