Aviva in the UK highlight a great selection of unusual insurance claims including a wealthy customer who accidentally discharged a harpoon gun used for scuba diving inside his home. Insurance cover for a French holiday home, whilst it was let out for a week-long nudist convention and someone claiming that “a badger ate my swimming pool”.
Even conventional requests — for car cover, for example — were not as simple as first thought, the insurer revealed. Aviva was once asked to insure a 1970s Ferrari F1 car, still in working order, but kept on a plinth in the hallway of the owner’s house. “It doesn’t matter how much money you have, protecting the possessions you love is just as important to the rich and famous as it is to anyone else,” said Richard Alger, high-net-worth underwriter for Aviva Private Clients.