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Defense Based ACT (DBA)

Definition 

covers workers on military bases outside the United States. The act was amended to include public works contracts with the government for the building of non-military projects such as dams, schools, harbors, and roads abroad.

DEFENSE BASED ACT INSURANCE

The Defense Base Act insurance is to provide coverage workers on military bases outside the United States. This insurance also include public works contracts with the government for the building of non-military projects such as dams, schools, harbors, and roads abroad, as well as enterprises revolving around the national security of the United States and its allies.

Who Requires DBA Coverage?
1. Any employee working on a military base or reservation outside the U.S.
2. Any employee engaged in U.S. government funded public works business outside the U.S.
3. Any employee engaged in a public works or military contract with a foreign government which has been deemed necessary to U.S. National Security.
4. Those employees that provide services funded by the U.S. government outside the realm of regular military issue or channels.
5. Any employees of any sub-contractors of the prime or letting contractor involved in a contract like numbers 1-4 above.
What are the consequences of not carrying DBA Coverage?

Failure to obtain DBA insurance carries stiff penalties. All government contracts contain a provision that requires bidding contractors to obtain necessary insurance. Failure to do so will result in fines and possible loss of contract. All DBA projects must have insurance. Sky International insurance is proud to insurance Defense based Act projects operated in Afghanistan.