Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance
Established in 1941, the primary goal of the Defense Base Act was to cover workers on military bases outside the United States. The act was amended to include public works contracts with the government for the building of non-military projects such as dams, schools, harbors, and roads abroad. Today, almost any contract with an agency of the U.S. government, for work outside the U.S., whether military in nature or not, will likely require Defense Base Act coverage. Due to the recent abundance of Department of Defense and other Government contracts being awarded, especially in Afghanistan, it is more important than ever that companies are familiar with the Defense Base Act.
Protects your liability as an employer for employment injury (including death) of any of your employees who is a ‘workmen’ as defined under WC Act / Labor Act.
Protect employers and contractor employees working on public sector US projects outside of the continental United States , whether military in nature or not.
Any contract with an agency of the U.S. government, for work outside the U.S., whether military in nature or not, will likely require DBA Coverage.
Who Requires DBA Coverage?
- Any employee working on a military base or reservation outside the U.S.
- Any employee engaged in U.S government funded public works business outside the U.S.
- Any employee engaged in a public or military contract with a foreign government which has been deemed necessary to U.S National Security.
- Any employees of any sub-contractors of the prime or letting contractor involved in a contract like above.
From Where to get DBA Insurance cover in Afghanistan
You can avail Insurance cover for US Department of State Defense Based Act for all DOS, U S A C E a n d U S A I D a w a r d e d contracts from Afghan Global Insurance (AGI) . We at Afghan Global Insurance would arrange for DBA insurance cover on your behalf for your group of employees who are engaged in any US department awarded contracts. The policy would be insured by US based insurer & Afghan Global Insurance would be involved as Broker or key point of get the cover from us approved insurance carrier for DBA Insurance and provide you servicing in case of claim, other matters.