Berkshire Hathaway Specialty to provide Defense Base Act insurance

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty to provide Defense Base Act insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is providing Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance globally through its DBA-dedicated underwriting and claims team in Dubai.

“We are pleased to bring this mandatory coverage to contractors and companies operating throughout the Middle East and around the globe,” said Neeraj Yadvendu, head of third-party lines for BHSI Middle East. “Our coverage is supported by BHSI’s experienced Dubai-based DBA specialists who have well-established relationships with key vendors in volatile regions, ensuring exceptional services to customers when and where coverage is most needed.”

Federal law mandated DBA insurance for US government contractors, private employers and contractors working on American military bases outside the US or under a contract with the government for public works or national defense. DBA insurance provides disability, medical and death benefits to covered employees, whether the injury or death occurs on or off the job during the course of employment.

In addition to its standard offering, BHSI can provide coverage in areas such as emergency medical evacuation and supplementary repatriation expenses, the company said.