On 30 March 2023, the People’s Court of the Songshan District of Chifeng City condemned an insurance company to pay 10,000 Chinese Yuan to a person who had stipulated an insurance policy in 2022 covering illness from infectious diseases.
The insurance policy covered the period from 14 March 2022 to 13 March 2023.
In December 2022, after China eased its anti-pandemic restrictions, the insured contracted Covid-19, thus claiming payment from the company, which however refused arguing that he was not critically ill and only patients in a critical condition could claim payment. The insurance company contacted its customer and tried to negotiate a solution. Ultimately, the insured sued the company and the People’s Court upheld his argument, recognizing that the insurance policy stipulated, by applying to infectious diseases, also covered infection from Covid-19.