Machinery Loss of Profits Insurance Policy (MLOP)
All perils under the Machinery Breakdown policy can be covered under Machinery Loss of Profits Insurance Policy (MLOP).
The main perils covered are:
Impact damage etc.
The amount payable as indemnity is in respect of reduction in turnover/output is the gross profits lost on account of the shortage in turnover or output during the indemnity period in consequence of the material damage under Machinery Breakdown policy.
The sum insured is to be declared as annual gross profits estimated during the policy period.
This can be arrived at by either considering gross profits on difference basis which is (Revenue – Variable Expenses) or additions basis which is Net Profit + Standing Charges.
The premium will depend on the following factors:
Replenishment time required for equipment’s
Availability of spare equipment
Criticality of the equipment
Your contractual arrangements with suppliers
Ability to make up for the loss
Your profit forecasting pattern
The underlying Material Damage policy for this MLOP cover would be Machinery Breakdown policy. Hence all the exclusions of the Machinery Breakdown policy would be applicable for MLOP cover.
The major exclusions will be :
Fire and Allied perils
Theft and burglary
Wear and Tear