Date
26 September 2017
A Suzhou company is offering insurance policies against straying husbands. Photo: Bloomberg
A Suzhou company is offering insurance policies against straying husbands. Photo: Bloomberg

When insurance is the best policy for a wayward husband

Worried that your husband could be having an affair? A Suzhou-based insurer might have just what you need.

The 21st Century Business Herald reports the insurer is offering a xiaosan (or “mistress”) prevention policy. It works like this: the husband buys the policy and if the couple ends up divorcing, the wife gets most of the benefits.

There is an added incentive for the husband to stay loyal — if the couple stay married for 50 years, both get a special bonus from the insurer.

It could be just the kind of financial reassurance women need with the mistress culture apparently on the rise in China. Mistresses have become signs of status and success, much like owning a fancy ride or an expensive watch.

But what if the roles are reversed and the injured party is the husband? And is any amount of money compensation for a broken heart?

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