Does GIO Business Insurance cover my business’ premises against flood?
Not automatically. While cover for property damage is available, that doesn’t necessarily extend to damage caused by flood.
That being said, we may be able to add flood cover to your policy. If we do, it’ll be subject to our underwriting guidelines and an additional premium. If you’d like to discuss whether flood coverage is available for your business, please contact us.
For policy purposes, “flood” is defined as the covering of a normally dry land by water that has escaped or been released from the normal confines of any of the following:
- a lake (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
- a river (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
- a creek (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
- another natural watercourse (whether or not it has been altered or modified);
- a reservoir;
- a canal; or
- a dam.
GIO Business Insurance can cover water damage caused by circumstances other than those outlined above; for example, from a damaged water pipe. For more information, please refer to the PDS.