The Insurance and Financial Savings Ombudsman has rejected a claim by an insured who had suffered consequential losses as a result of theft by an employee.

The insurer accepted the theft claim and paid out $25,000, but rejected the claim for consequential losses.

Under the consequential losses insurance policy a claim only arose if there was a claim under the general, statutory or employer liability policies.  It specifically excluded any consequential losses under the fidelity policy.  As the employee theft fell under the fidelity policy there was no valid claim to the consequential losses (loss of income due to the missing equipment and lost clients due to the thefts).

It pays to carefully consider the various policy wordings to see if you have brought what you thought you were paying for.

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