Is death as a result of a terrorist act covered by life insurance? Does the life policy cover death by terrorism?
Although life insurance covers death from any cause, death due to a terrorist act is among the causes of death excluded from coverage.
In these cases, the coverage is assumed by the Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros.
But this has not always been the case. In fact, until 2006 insurers did cover death in a terrorist act. However, in the wake of the series of massive terrorist acts in Europe and North America in the early years of the new century, and the magnitude of the tragedies and the terrorist threat itself, international reinsurance companies decided to refuse to continue taking on life insurance. And without international reinsurance, the cost is so high for national companies that the Spanish private insurance sector asked the Government not to continue assuming these policies. The Ministry of Economy accepted and that is why since 2006 the coverage of this type of risks is dealt with by the Insurance Compensation Consortium.
Therefore, in case of suffering any of the contingencies covered in life insurance as a result of a terrorist act, it is the Insurance Compensation Consortium that must be addressed.
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