Don’t Miss Out New Electronic Insurance Policies In UAE!

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A few manage to attract you and subsequently, millions of mobile applications are available to offer insurance policies, compare insurance prices and provide you with tailor-made insurance products.

Millions of mobile applications, but only a few suits your requirements
similarly, ample insurance policies are available in the market. Yet,
A few manage to attract you and subsequently, millions of mobile applications
are available to offer insurance policies, compare insurance prices and
provide you with tailor-made insurance products. Bearing in mind, the electronic
insurances, Insurance Authority along with UAE Government, issued a draft for
Electronic Insurance regulations (the Draft Law) in early in this
year. The intention behind the issuance of this Law was to govern all insurance
policies sold or purchased online within the UAE.

Overview of the Draft Law

Primarily, the Insurance Authority will require all insurance companies operating
electronically to obtain approval from the authority by submitting an action plan,
risk analysis, and operations plan for 3-year for ensuring the progression of the company.
Companies shall mandatorily have IT Department regulating and managing the
insurance website; however, if the company wishes to outsource the work to an
IT company, they must obtain a pre-approval from the authority. The principal
objective of the Draft Law is to regulate the insurance products sold online
along with the registration of all the online sellers. Additionally, any
website which compares two different insurance policies is strictly prohibited
in under the Draft Law.

The Draft Law additionally proves to be very supportive of clients as it
mandates the insurance providers to ensure that the requirement of the client
is fulfilled up to his protection needs, relevant due diligence has been performed,
the insurance product is correct and proper procedures have been followed. Importantly,
it necessitates the insurance provider to communicate with the client through two
other additional means which can be email or message to enhance the security of the customer.
It further requires the client to submit original documents to the insurance
provider in hard copy; however, the rationale behind such requirement is not
yet clear, as the regulation is strictly for electronic insurance.

Critically examining the provisions of the Draft Law, while the regulations
are drafted in line with the modern technologies and digital era, there are particular
prerequisites which still correspond with the traditional insurance laws. The only
advantage of this Law is to enable the world to experience the insurance sector
with most modernized technology and to avoid paperwork. Yet, the Draft Law somehow
restrict the companies to work entirely through online technology and limit them
in certain areas. Nevertheless, the Draft Law is an incredible chance for UAE insurance
Authority to manage and utilize technological advancements in the insurance
sector.

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