Subject and Keywords:
business interruption ; financial insurance ; companies ; entrepreneurs ; lost profits ; Insurance Business and Reinsurance Activity Act ; Accounting Act ; law ; economy ; finances ; Business Interruption
This paper will attempt to indagate the subject of business interruption insurance — an insurance covering the lost income of a company after the occurrance of an accident or a disaster. At first, a brief history of property insurance and the institution being examined is presented. The line of examination is pursued further focusing on characterizing the Polish business interruption insurance. The dissertation refers especially to as follows: the legal acts connected with the aforementioned insurance, the objects and the subjects of it and the conditions recommended whilst signing a business interruption contract. Further reflection shows the statistical data considering the popularity of this insurance. Then the positive and negative aspects of the described institution are analysed, partly illustrated by the figures revealing the collapse of ventures after suffering a damage. This study also concerns the future of business interruption insurance, especially as long as the postulates referring to insuring cyberspace appear. The conclusions present the de lege lata and the de lege ferenda demands of the opponents of the recent functioning of business interruption insurance. Finally, the present work attempts to offer solutions which would increase the popularity of the insurance described.