Compulsory personal insurance in Luxembourg. The lowdown.
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Compulsory personal insurance in Luxembourg. The lowdown.

In Luxembourg, compulsory personal insurance is kept to the absolute minimum. However, even when there is no legal obligation, it makes sense to take out certain types of cover for your peace of mind and protection. Here is an overview.

Compulsory personal insurance in Luxembourg. The lowdown.

In Luxembourg, compulsory personal insurance is kept to the absolute minimum. However, even when there is no legal obligation, it makes sense to take out certain types of cover for your peace of mind and protection. Here is an overview.

Third-party liability insurance for cars and motorbikes is compulsory

AXA Luxembourg - Assurances pour les particuliers : l’assurance Responsabilité Civile (RC) auto ou moto est obligatoire

Are you a motorist? Then you are obliged to take out third-party liability insurance to cover any damage you may cause to third parties on the road. This means that, if you hit another vehicle, this insurance will compensate the victim or even the passengers in your own vehicle.

Remember that a third-party insurance policy only insures damage that you may cause to others. To be insured as a driver and to protect yourself if you are solely responsible for the accident, you will need to take out “driver safety” cover. Find out more about the specific characteristics of motor insurance in Luxembourg in this article.

If you have dog, hunt or boat, then third-party liability insurance is mandatory

AXA Luxembourg - Avoir un chien, chasser ou faire du bateau rend obligatoire la souscription d’une assurance RC

Here again, it is a question of protecting others in the event of an accident. Imagine that your dog escapes, crosses the road and causes a motorist to veer off the road as they try to avoid your four-legged friend.  As the dog’s owner, you are ultimately responsible. Civil liability insurance, also known as “family civil liability”, will then take care of the reimbursement of material damages or possible bodily injuries such as invalidity.
You will be asked for proof of insurance when you register your dog with your local authority.

The boat third-party liability insurance is mandatory whether you have a boat, a windsurf, a motorboat or a small sailboat. It covers you if you accidentally hit a swimmer or another boat.

Hunting third-party liability insurance is a specific and compulsory insurance for hunters. In fact, in order to renew their hunting licence, licence holders must provide an insurance certificate each year.

In addition to these compulsory insurance policies, other insurance policies are strongly recommended to protect you as you go about your everyday life:

Civil liability insurance to cover all everyday claims

AXA Luxembourg - L’assurance RC vie privée pour couvrir tous les dommages du quotidien

This insurance covers damage that you may unintentionally cause to third parties in the course of your private life.

For example, your children break the neighbour's window during a boisterous game of football. You injure a passer-by while driving your electric scooter. Or you lose control of your drone, which cuts off a car and causes an accident.

If civil liability coverage is a mystery to you, then you need to take a closer look! Read our article to know everything about civil liability.

Home insurance to protect your property

AXA Luxembourg - L’assurance habitation pour protéger vos biens - assurances particuliers obligatoires

It is not compulsory in the eyes of the law, but most landlords require it before you sign the lease. The risk of flooding or fire... When it comes to home insurance, each country has its own specific rules. Discover the 5 things to factor in before taking out your home insurance.

Health insurance to cover costs not reimbursed by the National Health Fund

AXA Luxembourg - L’assurance santé pour couvrir les frais non remboursés par la CNS

Dental care, consultations or hospital treatment are often subject to extra charges. In the case of childbirth for example, hospitalisation costs quickly reach €2000 when mothers-to-be choose to stay in a single room. The same is true for spectacle wearers, as the amount reimbursed by the National Health Fund for lenses and frames are capped. You can find all our advice on how to avoid unpleasant surprises and enjoy the benefits of complementary health insurance in this article.

Individual accident insurance

AXA Luxembourg - L’assurance individuelle accident

To protect your family in the event of a serious accident when there is no third party responsible, we advise you to take out personal “accident” insurance. This type of policy provides for the payment of compensation in the event of death or invalidity following an accident, according to the terms chosen at the time of subscription.

 


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