DBA insurance: Afghanistan is on the move
10 April 2014
As the US military continues it’s gradual withdrawal from Afghanistan, more and more civilian contractors are being drafted in to handle aspects of the move. To work with the US military on Afghanistan soil (or anywhere else outside the US), you must have Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance.
Bellwood Prestbury has been providing DBA insurance to contractors in Afghanistan for many years and often helps larger firms to cost wider insurance requirements listed in tender documents.
Jon Hutter, a consultant at Bellwood Prestbury, specialises in supporting companies bidding for work in high-risk countries. He thinks that Afghanistan insurance enquiries are on the rise.
“Contracts like the National Afghan Trucking NAT 1 and NAT 2 require all kinds of insurance cover to be in place including DBA. Now that there is a great deal of goods and equipment being shipped around the country, we have been really busy helping contractors to ensure that they have the right cover in place.
“The details differ from contract to contract, but can include, DBA, Professional Indemnity, Employers’ Liability, cargo, fuel, or food cover, as well insurance for company assets and vehicles.”