The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Hong Kong (MIB) decided to stop collecting the 3% levies for a 12-month period between 01 Oct 2021 and 30 Sep 2022. This cover the following:-
(1) Premiums for policies renewed within the above period;
(2) Premiums for new policies effected within the above period; and
(3) Additional premiums for endorsements made for new risks attached to periods starting on or after 01 Oct 2021.
For refunds due to cancellations and returns of policies effected before 01 Oct 2021, the current levy rates shall apply.
The IA is a regulatory body independent of the Government and the industry. Empowered by the Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41), the IA's principal function is to regulate and supervise the insurance industry to promote the general stability of the insurance industry and protect policy holders.
Levy is made by the Chief Executive in Council under Section 134 of Insurance Ordinance (Cap. 41). The levy will be imposed on policyholders and collected by insurers to remit to the IA.
The Insurance (Levy) Order will come into operation on 1 January 2018, meaning that insurance policies that are effective on/after 1 January 2018 will be required to pay the IA levy.
Levy payable is calculated as a percentage of premium. The levy rates prescribed under The Insurance (Levy) Order are reproduced below:
- From 1 January 2018 till 31 March 2019 (both dates inclusive)# – Rate: 0.040% (Max. Levy*: HK$2,000.00)
- From 1 April 2019 till 31 March 2020 (both dates inclusive)# – Rate: 0.060% (Max. Levy*: HK$3,000.00)
- From 1 April 2020 till 31 March 2021 (both dates inclusive)# – Rate: 0.085% (Max. Levy*: HK$4,250.00)
- From 1 April 2021 onwards (inclusive of that date)# – Rate: 0.100% (Max. Levy*: HK$5,000.00)
# A policy inception date, or a policy inception anniversary date (as the case may be) which marks the beginning of a policy year
* Maximum levy for specified general business
Levy payment is to be made together with premium payment which collected by insurers to remit to the IA.
Q&A ON PRIVATE CAR INSURANCE
- Proposal form
- HKID and driving licenses of all named drivers
- Vehicle registration document
- Previous policy schedule or renewal notice (if applicable), such as the NCD supporting or no. of consecutive years which are free of accident
- Certificate of Incorporation if the policyholder is a registered company
- Motor accident report if there was any accident happened in the last 3 years
- Supporting documents (Specific requirements please refer to webpage “fill in quote details” at 6161.com.hk )for policyholders who wish to enjoy extra benefits
Applicants are required to provide the following information for quotation
- Age/Date of Birth
- Years of Driving experience
- Year of Manufacture of the vehicle
- Vehicle Make and Model
- Cylinder Capacity (c.c.)
- No. of consecutive years free of accident
- No. of accidents or claims for the past three years
- Sum insured Value (applicable to Comprehensive only)
If you are satisfied with the quotation, quotation information will be sent to you by email when you click the “save quotation” button. Or you may continue to complete the procedure of buying insurance by selecting the policy start date (* Manual processing is required if the Policy needs to take immediate effect), and then fill in the online detailed insurance information, and finally complete the payment procedure by credit card, cheque, cash, online banking or ATM transfers, etc., you will then receive a Cover Note shortly via your email.
Q&A ON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSURANCE
The insured must disclose the accessories installed on the vehicle, such as tailgate, to Target once the insured decides to join Target's commercial vehicle insurance and request this extension. Target will thereby cover the Insured's legal liability to third party arising out of the operation of tailgate.
This extension is subject to the following condition:
Limit of Liability: HK$1,000,000 for any one accident / any one period
Third Party Property Damage Excess: HK$20,000 each and every loss
For more details please refer to our Policy or Endorsements / Clauses.
You only need to provide the following information and your contact to obtain a preliminary quote immediately:
- Vehicle Make and Model
- Year of Manufacture of the vehicle
- Type of body
- Use of vehicle
- No. of years free of accident
- Accessories (If any)
- Special Permit (If any)
- Car owner information
I. The applicant must be the car owner.
II. All named drivers are aged between 25 to 65 years old#
III. Hold a valid driving license of the specific vehicle classification with more than 2 years driving experience#
IV. Incurred no more than 9 points in Driving-offence Points System in the past 2 years
V. No accident or claim incurred in last 3 years
VI. No license suspended or cancelled in last 3 years
# If the driver has less than 2 years of driving experience or is aged below 25, Target will consider the application on a case-by-case basis.
I. Proposal form (Applicable to non-online applicants)
II. HKID and driving licenses of all main drivers and car owner; certificate of Incorporation if the policyholder is a company
III. Vehicle registration document and supporting documents for related permits and licenses (if applicable)
IV. Renewal notice issued by Insurer or the policy schedule of the previous year
V. Motor accident report if the proposer or the main driver has any accident happened in the last 3 years
VI. Policyholders who wish to enjoy extra benefits, please provide the required supporting documents
Yes, you can notify us with a 7-day written notice and return the original certificate of insurance and schedule to cancel the insurance. Written notice could be sent by fax or email.
We will cancel the policy as soon as possible upon receipt of your written notice. You are required to return the original certificate of insurance (C.I.) within 7-10 days. we will only arrange the refund after receiving the original certificate of insurance (C.I.). Target Insurance will return the premium according to the below proportion for any cancellation of policy halfway, durations less than a month will be regarded as a month. The minimum and non-refundable premium is HK$500 (Plus MIB & IA Levy).
1 month - 80% premium
2 months - 70% premium
3 months - 60% premium
4 months - 50% premium
5 months - 40% premium
6 months - 30% premium
7 or 8 months - 20% premium
More than 8 months - No refund
* Please be noted that if any car accident report is filed during the insurance period, no refund of premium will be made upon cancellation of policy.
The payment will be reimbursed by Direct Credit and will take around 4 -6 weeks.
For the below amendments for your policy, please call our customer service hotline 2926 2926 during office hours for the charges incurred and the procedures
- Change of license plate
- Change of vehicle
- Change of vehicle engine
- Change of financial / banking affaires
- Change of address
- Change of the name of insured
- Change of named driver
8. Change / Transfer NCB
INFORMATION RELATING TO MOTOR INSURANCE
NCB/NCD is no claim bonus/ no claim discount that we offer you as an incentive during your renewal if there are no claims caused by accident on your policy in the past year of insurance.
For the first year of free of accident, the no claim discount is 0%
For the first year after renewal, the no claim discount is 20%
For the second year after renewal, the no claim discount is 30%
For the third year after renewal, the no claim discount is 40%
For the fourth year after renewal, the no claim discount is 50%
For the fifth year after renewal or more, the no claim discount is 60%
There are different calculations of no claim discount for different type of vehicle, so there is no common calculation of no claim discount. For example, no claim discount for private vehicle can be accumulated up to 60% while no claim discount for motorcycle and commercial vehicles can only be accumulated to 30%.
No claim discount is attached to the policy holder only. Thus, you are not entitled to have the no claim discount when you have sold your vehicle. Meanwhile, even though the owner of the no claim discount is the same person, the no claim discount only applies to one vehicle. Therefore, the owner who have several vehicles will have more than one no claim discount. Moreover, the vehicle owner should also be aware that if he/she fails to apply transferring the no claim discount to another vehicle when the first vehicle was sold, the no claim discount will be automatically cancelled after one year. Even if it is a 60% no claim discount, the discount will be reset to 0% in this scenario.
An excess is the amount that you must contribute towards the cost of a claim. The policyholder should pay the excess amount first and the insurance company will pay the rest of the compensation. In a normal situation, the higher the excess you contribute, the lower the premium you will pay.
For example, if the excess for the policy holder is HK$5,000 and the total compensation is HK$12,000, the policy holder is necessary to afford the first HK$5,000 whilst the remaining HK$7,000 will be payable by the insurance company.
The policy will also list different excess in details as follows:
- General Damage / Own Damage (Applicable to Comprehensive only)
- Unnamed Driver
- Young Driver
- Inexperienced Driver
- Theft Loss
- Third Party Property Damage
- Parking Damage (Applicable to Comprehensive only)
MIB is the abbreviation for the Hong Kong Motor Insurance Bureau. The bureau is responsible for managing two funds. The source of both funds is contributed from the 3% surcharge of the auto insurance policy.
Hong Kong Motor Insurance Bureau has been providing compensation for the wounded during traffic accidents when drivers are not insured or missing, or relevant insurance companies are insolvent since it was founded in 1980. All insurance companies authorized to engage in mandatory auto insurance in Hong Kong shall become the member of Hong Kong Motor Insurance Bureau.
The procedure of claim is simple: you can
- download the claim form online, filled and post to our mailing address listed on the claim form or
- come to our office to fill in the form (opening hours is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday).
Please complete all the blanks in the Form of Notice of Accident Under Motor Policy for avoiding any delay of your compensation. The more sufficient documents you provide, the more efficient we deal with your claim.
- Completed Claim Form
- Copy of Driver's Identity Card
- Copy of Driver's Driving License
- Letter of Consent signed by the Driver
- Copy of Vehicle Registration Document (Both front and back page)
- Copy of Police Statement of the Driver
- Copy of Screening Breath Test Report (if any)
- Copy of Motor Rental Agreement
- Copy Video Footage of the Accident Occurrence
In the scene:
I. Remain calm and immediately report to the police and call an ambulance when someone is injured, avoid arguing with the other driver.
II. In case of casualties, do not move the vehicles without permission of the police.
III. Do not accept any compensation arrangement voluntarily without consent of Target Insurance, otherwise all responsibilities shall be on one’s own account. In addition, do not reach any agreement with the other party before getting prior written consents from the insurance company.
IV. If possible, get the name and address of the driver of the accident vehicle; the license plate number of the accident vehicle, the vehicle owner's name, the applicant’s name and policy numbers of other vehicles involved.
V. Notify the insurance company and submit documents as soon as possible within 14 working days after the occurrence of the accident, otherwise the rights and interests of the insured may be affected.
VI. Notify the insurance company promptly if receiving any information relevant to the case in any forms (for example, any court/police notices or any third party claims).
According to the existing law, all accidents are required to be reported to the police.
When traffic accident occurred which causes no vehicle damages and personal injuries or damage to the government or third party’s property, both parties may reach a reconciliation by exchanging information and reaching reconciliation agreement. Since a reconciliation has complied to the legislation requirements, the accident is no need to report to the police for further actions.
If both sides fail to reach reconciliation, or there are deaths, injuries or damages to the government’s public property or severe damages to the vehicles, one must report the accident to the police within 24 hours after the accident regardless of whether the parties have exchanged any information. And without prior authorization from the police officers, both parties involved or anyone else should not move or interfere with any vehicles involved in accidents. Any actions causing destruction, changes or concealment to the evidence of the accidents are criminal acts, and can be fined for HK$10,000.00 and imprisonment of six months.
We recommend you to report to the police traffic accident investigation agency immediately after the accident to protect yourself.
We will calculate the market value of the vehicle and it’s annual depreciation based on the comprehensive insured sum provided by you when buying the insurance policy. We will also obtain the market value provided by vehicles agents and professional valuer. Value of similar vehicles (including make, model and age) in the market at the time of the accident will also be used as a reference.
When the vehicle is damaged, the owner (with a comprehensive policy) has to send the vehicle to the garage and obtain the quotation (commonly known as getting the quotation), we will arrange a surveyor (in about 2-3 days) to conduct inspection and verification in the garage.
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Post 5/F, Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, No. 181 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
Upon receipt of your feedback or complaint, we will acknowledge your request within one working day and commit a resolution within 5 working days.