IRDA cancels Corporate Insurance Agency license of Rose Valley Chain Marketing

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Created on 21 March 2012 Last Updated on 14 March 2013 Published Date
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IRDA has cancelled the corporate agency license of Rose Valley chain marketing system. Rose Valley was a corporate agent of LIC. Rose Valley was under the scanner of IRDA since long. This is a big blow to all other chain marketing systems operating in India in similar lines. They will have to immediately change their business models before they face the axe of IRDA.

 

By virtue of powers vested in the Authority under section 14 (2) (h) of the IRDA Act, 1999, the Authority has carried out an on-site inspection of the Corporate Agent at their Registered Head Office at RGM-25/3010, Raghunathpur,VIP Road, Kolkata – 700 059 on 27th and 28th May,2010.

The Authority has communicated findings of Inspection seeking comments of the corporate agent. The corporate agent has responded vide its letter dated 24th July, 2010. Upon examination of the explanation/clarifications of the corporate agent on the inspection findings the Authority noticed pertinent violations of Regulations and Guidelines and show caused the corporate agent vide its letter dated 23rd December, 2010 seeking explanation as to why appropriate action should not be taken against them on grounds of following charges.

Charge 1: It is brought to the notice of the Authority that the Company is Sourcing business through Multi Level Marketing through persons who do not possess any certificate / License issued under Licensing of Corporate Agents Regulations, 2002.It is also observed that commissions are paid to the persons other than specified persons.

In view of the above it is established that the business is sourced through the persons other than specified persons which is in contravention of Regulation 9(2)(ii)(a) of IRDA (Licensing of Corporate Agents) Regulations,2002 and Cl.17 of Guidelines issued on Licensing of corporate Agents issued vide Circular no. 017 / IRDA / Circular / CA Guidelines / 005 dated 14th July,2005.

Charge 2: In terms of provisions of Cl.21 of Guidelines issued on Licensing of corporate Agents, the Company shall not charge an administration fee, service charge, or any other charge to the policy holder insured through it.. But as per evidences available with the Authority (copies of which have been sent to you along with our letter dated 11th July, 2010)

It is observed that the Company has charged a processing fee ,joining fee, admission fee which is in violation of Cl.21 of Guidelines issued by the Authority on Licensing of Corporate Agents vide Circular no.017/IRDA/Circular/CA Guidelines/2005 dated 14th July,2005.

The corporate agent offered its explanations vide letter dated 18.01.2011 and requested the Authority for an opportunity of personal hearing. Upon considering the same the corporate agent was given an opportunity to present their case in person on 25.11.2011. The corporate agent represented by Mr.Spandan Sengupta, its legal advisor and Mr. Manosij Chatterjee, Corporate insurance Executive appeared before me on 25.11.201 at 3.00 pm in IRDA Office and offered submissions on the charges.

As regards charge 1 , the corporate agent denied the charge and stated that their objective is to penetrate into market with vast network and further they elaborated that they are in process of appointing one at least one SP in each location to sustain the pressure of large volume of business. It was also submitted that the current average production per SP is 1300 policies per year.

During personal hearing Mr.Spandan Sengupta explained about their business model and submitted that they are part of Rose Valley group which is also having many other businesses such as Hotels, Real estate, FMCG products, Mineral water etc. These sister concerns usually conduct trade fairs for promoting their respective business. The SP’s of corporate agent present in such events where they come into contact with 5 to 6 thousand people to whom they can solicit insurance business.

It is for this reason average production of SP is high. However, it is pertinent to note that the application form to enroll as member in chain vividly portrays the business model known as Multi Level Marketing, since it seeks details of superiors and indicating ranks in chain along with membership number. Further LIC voucher no.195 is clearly indicating details of team strength and upward and downward chain and details of commission paid.

This shows that they are soliciting insurance business by resorting to business model known as Multi Level Marketing. This is further evident from main objects clause of their MOA which includes chain marketing as one of their main objects. Hence I am of considered view that the corporate gent has violated provisions of Regulation 9(2)(ii)(a) of IRDA (Licensing of Corporate Agents) Regulations,2002 and Cl.2,8,17 of the Guidelines.

As regards charge 2, the corporate agent contended that the joining fee mentioned therein pertains to membership fee of land clubs, which is collected for onward transfer to their real estate business books. However, this contention is not supported by relevant documents. The receipts and payments account of their Guskara branch clearly shows that they are collecting joining fee in violation of the provisions of Cl.21 of Guidelines. Hence I am of the considered opinion that the corporate agent has violated provisions of Regulation 9(2)(ii)(a) of IRDA (Licensing of Corporate Agents) Regulations,2002 and Cl.2,8,17,21 of Guidelines .

Having regard to the facts of the case and documents related therein, I am of the considered opinion that the charges made against the corporate agent stand established. It will not be in interest of policyholders for M/s Rose Valley Chain Marketing System to continue to function as corporate agent.

Accordingly, on a judicious exercise of the powers vested in the Authority under Section 14(1) of the IRDA Act, 1999 and section 42(5) of the Insurance Act, 1938 read with Regulation 11(a),11(b),11(c),and 11(d) of IRDA (Licensing of corporate agents) Regulations,2002, the license bearing no.883899 granted to M/s Rose valley Chain marketing System Ltd. is cancelled with immediate effect. The corporate agent is hereby ordered along with insurer with whom it is attached to, to make necessary arrangements for servicing of insurance policies earlier serviced/being serviced by it, under intimation to the Authority.

PLACE: HYDERABAD
DATE: 09.03.2012

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  What will you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Will you be able to pay the rent for next...

Features and Benefits of Availing Used Car Loan from Tata Capital
Features and Benefits of Availing...

  In last few years, there has been a growing trend among the people to regularly upgrade...

Why is it Important for You to Buy a Life Insurance Policy
Why is it Important for You to Buy a...

  'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver' - Mahatma Gandhi echoed...

Features and Benefits of Availing New Car Loan from Tata Capital 
Features and Benefits of Availing New...

  Thinking of buying your first car? We can tell you straight away that its one of life’s...

Financing a Tractor Purchase
Financing a Tractor Purchase

  The Indian agriculture sector has a very long history and even today it accounts for the bulk...

Health Insurance for Seniors - Summary of Budget 2016
Health Insurance for Seniors -...

  Government in its budget of 2016 has introduced a new health insurance scheme that targets...

Remedinet Technologies - simplifying back-end of Cashless Health Insurance Claims
Remedinet Technologies - simplifying...

  Remedinet is a cloud-based platform simplifying the back-end of cashless health insurance...

Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and FinnOne Neo now available over Cloud
Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and...

  Nucleus Software makes FinnOne Neo (lending solution) and FinnAxia (transaction banking...

Quote by Mr.  Arijit Basu, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance, on Budget 2016 announcements:
Quote by Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO,...

  “The Government’s endeavour to educate the common man on the importance of having life security...

Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy...

  “This year’s budget announcements are reflective of the Government’s intent to move towards a...

Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak Mittal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak...

The elderly will form 20% of India’s population by 2050. As a nation, we are not adequately...

Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to Transform Life Insurance Industry
Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to...

Budget 2016 -17 can transform the life insurance industry in the country. Life insurance...

Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair, joins the Board of Directors at Remedinet Technologies
Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair,...

The health insurance sector in India today is at a very critical juncture where changes and...

The Essentials of Fixed Deposits
The Essentials of Fixed Deposits

  Every investment avenue provides a certain rate of return, which can be either fixed or...

Pre Budget Expectations By Mr Miranjit Mukherjee, Chief Financial Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co Ltd
Pre Budget Expectations By Mr...

  With regard to the mood on the overall business environment and reducing blockages... While the...

Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD, CEO, Future Generali India
Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG...

  It is but quite natural for our expectations to be high from this year’s Union Budget given the...

5 Financial Challenges You Face in...

  You have completed your education from one of the premier institutes in the country and are...

An Outlook for the Year 2016
An Outlook for the Year 2016

  Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Future Generali...

India to control 49% of foreign ownership: IRDA
India to control 49% of foreign...

      The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, passed during Parliament's budget session,...

IRDA forms panel for transparency in motor insurance
IRDA forms panel for transparency in...

      Insurance regulator IRDAI set up a seven-member committee to suggest ways to bring...

IRDA: Govt should drop tax on insurance maturity proceeds
IRDA: Govt should drop tax on...

      Insurance regulator Irda will take up with the government the issue of 2 per cent income...

Insurance penetration is 3.9% in present India
Insurance penetration is 3.9% in...

  Insurance penetration in India at 3.9 per cent was below the world average of 6.3 per cent in...

Global insurers to face 10% increase in capital charges
Global insurers to face 10% increase...

  Global insurers with the greatest ties to the financial system would face an average increase...

Insurers want a game with ISL
Insurers want a game with ISL

  The Indian Super League, which has attracted some of the top - though mostly retired -...

A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health Insurance Plans in India
A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health...

  Family floater plans cover all the members in a family, unlike individual plans that cover only...

Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to...

  After working hard for most of your life, retirement years are among the best in your life. Now...

Health Insurance Regulation in India

Pre regulation market The Indian Parliament passed The General Insurance Business...

Insurance penetration at 10-year low

Insurance penetration, measured as a percentage of premiums to a country's gross domestic...

Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich Insurance
Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich...

  Our first of a kind Dengue Care plan offers coverage for any medical expenses incurred on...

Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance General Insurance
Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance...

  Glad you made a quick pre-trip stopover to get your travel insurance online with Reliance...

Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance
Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC...

  Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance company's Insure Smart Plan is a unit...

Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN 135N035V01) from IDBI Federal Life Insurance
Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN...

  Plan Overview IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life Savings Insurance Plan is a non-linked...

Household Savings in India - A...

I. Introduction Savings play a pivotal role in the capital formation of any country. The gross...

Healthcare System of India

Healthcare system of India is a mess. Results of the National Sample Survey 60th round bring out...

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SWOT...

Introduction: Liberalizations and deregulation of the financial sector, the greater use of...

Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health Insurance) from Iffco Tokio Health Insurance
Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health...

  Eligibility Entry Age (years) Minimum: 18 Maximum: 60 Maximum Policy Renewal Age (years): 80...

Assure Plus from Future Generali Life Insurance
Assure Plus from Future Generali Life...

  The plan offers multiple term options to suit your needs. Based on your financial goals, you...

Pension business of life insurers plunges 90% to Rs 2,000 cr in FY15
Pension business of life insurers...

  The life insurance industry is bearing the brunt of a 90 per cent fall in pension business due...

Future Generali eyes growth on economy pickup
Future Generali eyes growth on...

  Future Generali India Insurance Company, a joint venture between retail giant Future Group and...

SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%
SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%

  The country's biggest banking network SBI along with its insurer is planning to expand...

Database to prevent insurance fraudulent claims
Database to prevent insurance...

  The Life Insurance Council, an apex industry body of life insurance companies, is planning to...

Aggressive bidding likely for Air India's $9 bn insurance cover
Aggressive bidding likely for Air...

  Insurance companies are getting ready to bid aggressively for Air India $9 billion (around...

Insurance valuations an enigma: CII-Towers Watson study
Insurance valuations an enigma:...

  A joint study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Towers Watson has revealed that...

Ulips are cheaper, yet not useful

With the stock market going up, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) seem to be making a comeback....

What constitutes the commission...

One of the major changes in insurance rules effected by the Insurance Laws Amendment Ordinance is...

Life Insurance Council gets executive council
Life Insurance Council gets executive...

  The Life Insurance Council has elected its first Executive Committee. The Executive Committee...

PNB Met Life launches term plan
PNB Met Life launches term plan

  PNB MetLife India Insurance has strengthened its portfolio of online insurance solutions with...

LIC emerged as a market leader in Bahrain, No. 3 in the UAE
LIC emerged as a market leader in...

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - India's top life insurer has emerged as the market leader in...

Need for Tech-based crop insurance solutions: IRDAI
Need for Tech-based crop insurance...

  With the growing demand of technology-based changes to make crop insurance full proof the...

IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance to curb mis-sale
IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has put norms against forced...

Barrage of insurance rules to flood sector
Barrage of insurance rules to flood...

  The IRDAI is set to bring out a number of new rules to conform to the New Insurance Act...

Chhattisgarh to adopt national insurance cover for seven crops
Chhattisgarh to adopt national...

  Chhattisgarh government had decided to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Policy and...

A cashless treatment for road accident victims: Modi
A cashless treatment for road...

  The Modi government is planning to have cashless treatment facilities in more parts of the...

Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt. General Insurers
Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt....

  Senior executives of private insurance companies, bureaucrats and officials of IRDAI can now...

Which Health Insurance Plan is Right for you?
Which Health Insurance Plan is Right...

  Health insurance is a plan which gives coverage for your medical expenses. It greatly reduces...

Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO
Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO

  With the HDFC ERGO Health Suraksha health insurance plan, you get access to a network of more...

Complete Health Insurance Plan from Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd
Complete Health Insurance Plan from...

  Product Features: Speedy Policy Process Instant Policy can be bought online or through agents...

TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram General Insurance
TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram...

  Shriram General Insurance’s Two Wheeler Insurance Policy aims to protect you from the financial...

AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth Insurance Plan
AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth...

  Why buy this plan? If you are looking for an investment plan that guarantees returns, this plan...

DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC...

  EVERYONE HAS A SPECIAL DREAMYour future is defined by your dreams for yourself and your loved...

AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC
AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC

  Ministry of Finance, Government of India has approved the merger of Social Security Schemes...

LIC holds strong banking linkages
LIC holds strong banking linkages

  Life Insurance Corp. of India or LIC is ranked as the country's 11th largest insurer in terms...

Life Insurance sector triggers 20% growth in Q1
Life Insurance sector triggers 20%...

The life insurance industry has sold additional 60% Group Single Premium policies, mopping up...

LIC elevates 2 women to top brass
LIC elevates 2 women to top brass

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is continuing with its trend to place female employees in a...

IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life Insurance  for norms violations
IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has imposed Rs.85 lakh penalty on...

IRDA dwindle distributors commissions
IRDA dwindle distributors commissions

  The Insurance regulator under the proposed new rules has decided to reduce the commissions that...

PM's insurance plans records 300 claims till now
PM's insurance plans records 300...

  The government's New Accident and Life Insurance covers have already received more than 300...

PSU General Insurers on Promotion Spree, Elevate 21 DGMs to GMs
PSU General Insurers on Promotion...

  Public sector general insurers have promoted their 21 young officials to the posts of General...

New India Assurance records 42% increase in Q1 profit
New India Assurance records 42%...

  New India Assurance reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.441 crore in the first...

HEALTHY GROWTH OF HEALTH INSURANCE

  Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, India's health insurance...

CLINICAL TRIALS LIABILITY INSURANCE...

1. Introduction: 1.1. Current pharmaceutical boom promises to be the next revolution after...

LEARNING & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN...

  Introduction A learning management strategy is key to an organizations liability to deliver...

Why the insurance Bill matters to you

  Policyholders will be affected by changes in agent commissions and in their appointments Last...

A wake up call by WHO and World Bank for universal health
A wake up call by WHO and World Bank...

  Roughly around 400 million people do not have the access to essential health services, as per...

Interview with Mr. P. Venugopal,...

  After taking over as the Secretary General of the Insurance Institute of India what is your...

Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker, Director of NIA
Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker,...

  "NIA should transform itself rapidly to be a global institution of excellence in learning and...

Life insurance sector to grow 12-15% in FY 16
Life insurance sector to grow 12-15%...

  India's life insurance industry is likely to grow by 12% to 15% in the current financial year...

HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.
HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.

  Private insurer HDFC and Standard Life, is looking at a near 15-per cent growth in first year...

Insurers prompt wellness tests for its customers & employees
Insurers prompt wellness tests for...

  Health insurers are now looking to get their customers fit, along with paying their medical...

IRDAI introduces a new health saving plan
IRDAI introduces a new health saving...

  A committee constituted by the IRDAI in its draft plan, has suggested a health savings product...

Chhattisgarh outshines national average on health insurance scheme
Chhattisgarh outshines national...

  Chhattisgarh had surpassed the national average in the implementation of the national health...

What happens if Policyholder dies within Grace Period?
What happens if Policyholder dies...

  Have you ever considered the implications of what happens to the benefits covered under an...

Must know Facts about a Convertible Insurance Policy
Must know Facts about a Convertible...

  Most individuals classify life cover as term plans and whole life plans. The fact is that there...

A SNAP SHOT ON MICRO INSURANCE IN INDIA

Introduction Risk is pervasive in the lives of poor and low-income groups. Economic, social,...

IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE RISK...

1. Introduction : Last month, we have discussed on the various facets of Risk Management...

Insured, but do you know the claim...

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir and cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha claimed lives and...

Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care from Cigna TTK Health Insurance
Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care...

      Cigna TTK Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care plan provides a comprehensive coverage that...

Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life Insurance
Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life...

  Features/Benefits  An award winning unique insurance cum investment plan designed specifically...

Customer Retention- A Major Concern...

Introduction:   Just like Formula 1 racing, insurance companies are racing in market to offer...

Introduction of Certificate course on
Introduction of Certificate course on...

  It is to inform that Insurance Institute of India have introduced a Certificate Course on...

Exide Life on a recruitment drive for fresh agents
Exide Life on a recruitment drive for...

  Exide Life Insurance plans to hire about 20,000 agents in the current financial year in order...

SBI Life declares tablet-based digitization service
SBI Life declares tablet-based...

  SBI Life Insurance has introduced 'Connect Life', a tablet-based service to digitize the entire...

Cashless mediclaim fetches more cash than reimbursement plans
Cashless mediclaim fetches more cash...

  The recent observations has brought that the average cashless claim disbursal is nearly double...

A new farm income insurance scheme for farmers: Rajnath
A new farm income insurance scheme...

  The Centre is working on a new farm insurance and income scheme that will help increase...

Future Generali shifts focus to data analytics
Future Generali shifts focus to data...

  Future Generali is shifting focus for using the data on millions of customers that outlets such...

ICICI Lombard introduces 'Photo Quote' on mobile app
ICICI Lombard introduces 'Photo...

  ICICI Lombard has introduced a "Photo Quote" feature on its mobile app "IL Insure". The feature...

Insurers are biggest source of funds for NBFCs: FSR
Insurers are biggest source of funds...

  Insurance companies have been believed to be the largest source of funds for non-banking...

TPA director should be MBBS graduate
TPA director should be MBBS graduate

  The IRDAI in its exposure draft on third party administrator (TPA) has said that at least one...

A STUDY ON CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP...

Introduction Life Insurance is critical for the development of Indian economy. Apart from a brief...

Myths about SME Finance
Myths about SME Finance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important part in the growth of the economy. The...

My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L & T General Insurance Company
My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L...

With the Insta home insurance Plan, the customer doesn't have to deal with time consuming...

Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life Insurance Company
Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life...

OverviewDue to the current lifestyle and stress levels, incidents of critical illnesses,...

College of Insurance Aviation...

Relevance of the program: - Aviation insurance policies are distinctly different from those for...

Certificate course on "Compliance,...

III is pleased to inform that they have introduced a Certificate Course on "Compliance,...

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INSURANCE
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH...

The College of Insurance, the training arm of the Insurance Institute of India, in association...

LIC uses market volatility to raise stake in companies
LIC uses market volatility to raise...

Life Insurance Corporation of India has used market volatility during the March quarter to raise...

LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life products
LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life...

LIC owns about 15% in Axis Bank, but now it's pushing Axis bank to sell insurance policies...

LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4 crore; intends to hire 2 lakh agents
LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4...

LIC is aiming to double its business in terms of new policy issuance to four crore in the...

IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs
IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will make certain changes to its...

IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend on banks for selling policies
IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend...

The insurance regulator has warned life companies against overdependence on banks for selling...

IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General Insurance's Japanese MD to step down
IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General...

The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India has ordered Universal Sompo...

Insurers may have to lower agent commission for certain products
Insurers may have to lower agent...

Insurers may soon have to lower commissions to insurance agents in certain product categories,...

Companies rope in global travel risk firms
Companies rope in global travel risk...

  Most companies have mailers sent out by the central travel desk that advise employees on the...

Future Generali eyes 30% growth in rural, micro insurance business
Future Generali eyes 30% growth in...

Future Generali is expecting 30 per cent growth in India's rural and micro insurance sector in...

Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health Insurance Plans Online
Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health...

  Health insurance is an investment towards a healthier, more secured future. Health insurance...

Life Insurance & Married Women’s Property Act (MWP Act) - Details and Benefits
Life Insurance & Married Women’s...

  The Married Women’s Property Act aims to protect properties of women from creditors. Under this...

Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers
Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers

  There are people who save up all through their lives to buy their houses using only their own...

M Ravichandran expresses views on IRDAI norms for selling and servicing of insurance policies through e-commerce platform
M Ravichandran expresses views on...

  Mr. M Ravichandran, President-Insurance of Tata AIG General Insurance has expressed his views...

Want to Send Your Child Overseas For Studies?
Want to Send Your Child Overseas For...

  For most parents, one of their most important goals is to educate their children in best...

Tax Benefits of Health Insurance
Tax Benefits of Health Insurance

  Insurance policies not only protect your life and health but also give you tax benefits for the...

Relevant Motor Insurance for Your Monsoon Adventures
Relevant Motor Insurance for Your...

  The scorching summers have almost come to an end now. It's time to cool off in the monsoon...

Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit Accounts
Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit...

  Any investment portfolio should have the right mix of safe, moderate and risky investments....

How an Emergency Fund Can Make You Happier
How an Emergency Fund Can Make You...

  What will you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Will you be able to pay the rent for next...

Features and Benefits of Availing Used Car Loan from Tata Capital
Features and Benefits of Availing...

  In last few years, there has been a growing trend among the people to regularly upgrade...

Why is it Important for You to Buy a Life Insurance Policy
Why is it Important for You to Buy a...

  'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver' - Mahatma Gandhi echoed...

Features and Benefits of Availing New Car Loan from Tata Capital 
Features and Benefits of Availing New...

  Thinking of buying your first car? We can tell you straight away that its one of life’s...

Financing a Tractor Purchase
Financing a Tractor Purchase

  The Indian agriculture sector has a very long history and even today it accounts for the bulk...

Health Insurance for Seniors - Summary of Budget 2016
Health Insurance for Seniors -...

  Government in its budget of 2016 has introduced a new health insurance scheme that targets...

Remedinet Technologies - simplifying back-end of Cashless Health Insurance Claims
Remedinet Technologies - simplifying...

  Remedinet is a cloud-based platform simplifying the back-end of cashless health insurance...

Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and FinnOne Neo now available over Cloud
Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and...

  Nucleus Software makes FinnOne Neo (lending solution) and FinnAxia (transaction banking...

Quote by Mr.  Arijit Basu, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance, on Budget 2016 announcements:
Quote by Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO,...

  “The Government’s endeavour to educate the common man on the importance of having life security...

Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy...

  “This year’s budget announcements are reflective of the Government’s intent to move towards a...

Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak Mittal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak...

The elderly will form 20% of India’s population by 2050. As a nation, we are not adequately...

Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to Transform Life Insurance Industry
Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to...

Budget 2016 -17 can transform the life insurance industry in the country. Life insurance...

Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair, joins the Board of Directors at Remedinet Technologies
Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair,...

The health insurance sector in India today is at a very critical juncture where changes and...

The Essentials of Fixed Deposits
The Essentials of Fixed Deposits

  Every investment avenue provides a certain rate of return, which can be either fixed or...

Pre Budget Expectations By Mr Miranjit Mukherjee, Chief Financial Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co Ltd
Pre Budget Expectations By Mr...

  With regard to the mood on the overall business environment and reducing blockages... While the...

Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD, CEO, Future Generali India
Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG...

  It is but quite natural for our expectations to be high from this year’s Union Budget given the...

5 Financial Challenges You Face in...

  You have completed your education from one of the premier institutes in the country and are...

An Outlook for the Year 2016
An Outlook for the Year 2016

  Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Future Generali...

India to control 49% of foreign ownership: IRDA
India to control 49% of foreign...

      The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, passed during Parliament's budget session,...

IRDA forms panel for transparency in motor insurance
IRDA forms panel for transparency in...

      Insurance regulator IRDAI set up a seven-member committee to suggest ways to bring...

IRDA: Govt should drop tax on insurance maturity proceeds
IRDA: Govt should drop tax on...

      Insurance regulator Irda will take up with the government the issue of 2 per cent income...

Insurance penetration is 3.9% in present India
Insurance penetration is 3.9% in...

  Insurance penetration in India at 3.9 per cent was below the world average of 6.3 per cent in...

Global insurers to face 10% increase in capital charges
Global insurers to face 10% increase...

  Global insurers with the greatest ties to the financial system would face an average increase...

Insurers want a game with ISL
Insurers want a game with ISL

  The Indian Super League, which has attracted some of the top - though mostly retired -...

A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health Insurance Plans in India
A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health...

  Family floater plans cover all the members in a family, unlike individual plans that cover only...

Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to...

  After working hard for most of your life, retirement years are among the best in your life. Now...

Health Insurance Regulation in India

Pre regulation market The Indian Parliament passed The General Insurance Business...

Insurance penetration at 10-year low

Insurance penetration, measured as a percentage of premiums to a country's gross domestic...

Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich Insurance
Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich...

  Our first of a kind Dengue Care plan offers coverage for any medical expenses incurred on...

Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance General Insurance
Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance...

  Glad you made a quick pre-trip stopover to get your travel insurance online with Reliance...

Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance
Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC...

  Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance company's Insure Smart Plan is a unit...

Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN 135N035V01) from IDBI Federal Life Insurance
Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN...

  Plan Overview IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life Savings Insurance Plan is a non-linked...

Household Savings in India - A...

I. Introduction Savings play a pivotal role in the capital formation of any country. The gross...

Healthcare System of India

Healthcare system of India is a mess. Results of the National Sample Survey 60th round bring out...

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SWOT...

Introduction: Liberalizations and deregulation of the financial sector, the greater use of...

Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health Insurance) from Iffco Tokio Health Insurance
Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health...

  Eligibility Entry Age (years) Minimum: 18 Maximum: 60 Maximum Policy Renewal Age (years): 80...

Assure Plus from Future Generali Life Insurance
Assure Plus from Future Generali Life...

  The plan offers multiple term options to suit your needs. Based on your financial goals, you...

Pension business of life insurers plunges 90% to Rs 2,000 cr in FY15
Pension business of life insurers...

  The life insurance industry is bearing the brunt of a 90 per cent fall in pension business due...

Future Generali eyes growth on economy pickup
Future Generali eyes growth on...

  Future Generali India Insurance Company, a joint venture between retail giant Future Group and...

SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%
SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%

  The country's biggest banking network SBI along with its insurer is planning to expand...

Database to prevent insurance fraudulent claims
Database to prevent insurance...

  The Life Insurance Council, an apex industry body of life insurance companies, is planning to...

Aggressive bidding likely for Air India's $9 bn insurance cover
Aggressive bidding likely for Air...

  Insurance companies are getting ready to bid aggressively for Air India $9 billion (around...

Insurance valuations an enigma: CII-Towers Watson study
Insurance valuations an enigma:...

  A joint study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Towers Watson has revealed that...

Ulips are cheaper, yet not useful

With the stock market going up, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) seem to be making a comeback....

What constitutes the commission...

One of the major changes in insurance rules effected by the Insurance Laws Amendment Ordinance is...

Life Insurance Council gets executive council
Life Insurance Council gets executive...

  The Life Insurance Council has elected its first Executive Committee. The Executive Committee...

PNB Met Life launches term plan
PNB Met Life launches term plan

  PNB MetLife India Insurance has strengthened its portfolio of online insurance solutions with...

LIC emerged as a market leader in Bahrain, No. 3 in the UAE
LIC emerged as a market leader in...

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - India's top life insurer has emerged as the market leader in...

Need for Tech-based crop insurance solutions: IRDAI
Need for Tech-based crop insurance...

  With the growing demand of technology-based changes to make crop insurance full proof the...

IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance to curb mis-sale
IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has put norms against forced...

Barrage of insurance rules to flood sector
Barrage of insurance rules to flood...

  The IRDAI is set to bring out a number of new rules to conform to the New Insurance Act...

Chhattisgarh to adopt national insurance cover for seven crops
Chhattisgarh to adopt national...

  Chhattisgarh government had decided to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Policy and...

A cashless treatment for road accident victims: Modi
A cashless treatment for road...

  The Modi government is planning to have cashless treatment facilities in more parts of the...

Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt. General Insurers
Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt....

  Senior executives of private insurance companies, bureaucrats and officials of IRDAI can now...

Which Health Insurance Plan is Right for you?
Which Health Insurance Plan is Right...

  Health insurance is a plan which gives coverage for your medical expenses. It greatly reduces...

Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO
Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO

  With the HDFC ERGO Health Suraksha health insurance plan, you get access to a network of more...

Complete Health Insurance Plan from Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd
Complete Health Insurance Plan from...

  Product Features: Speedy Policy Process Instant Policy can be bought online or through agents...

TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram General Insurance
TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram...

  Shriram General Insurance’s Two Wheeler Insurance Policy aims to protect you from the financial...

AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth Insurance Plan
AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth...

  Why buy this plan? If you are looking for an investment plan that guarantees returns, this plan...

DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC...

  EVERYONE HAS A SPECIAL DREAMYour future is defined by your dreams for yourself and your loved...

AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC
AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC

  Ministry of Finance, Government of India has approved the merger of Social Security Schemes...

LIC holds strong banking linkages
LIC holds strong banking linkages

  Life Insurance Corp. of India or LIC is ranked as the country's 11th largest insurer in terms...

Life Insurance sector triggers 20% growth in Q1
Life Insurance sector triggers 20%...

The life insurance industry has sold additional 60% Group Single Premium policies, mopping up...

LIC elevates 2 women to top brass
LIC elevates 2 women to top brass

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is continuing with its trend to place female employees in a...

IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life Insurance  for norms violations
IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has imposed Rs.85 lakh penalty on...

IRDA dwindle distributors commissions
IRDA dwindle distributors commissions

  The Insurance regulator under the proposed new rules has decided to reduce the commissions that...

PM's insurance plans records 300 claims till now
PM's insurance plans records 300...

  The government's New Accident and Life Insurance covers have already received more than 300...

PSU General Insurers on Promotion Spree, Elevate 21 DGMs to GMs
PSU General Insurers on Promotion...

  Public sector general insurers have promoted their 21 young officials to the posts of General...

New India Assurance records 42% increase in Q1 profit
New India Assurance records 42%...

  New India Assurance reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.441 crore in the first...

HEALTHY GROWTH OF HEALTH INSURANCE

  Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, India's health insurance...

CLINICAL TRIALS LIABILITY INSURANCE...

1. Introduction: 1.1. Current pharmaceutical boom promises to be the next revolution after...

Myths about SME Finance
Myths about SME Finance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important part in the growth of the economy. The...

My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L & T General Insurance Company
My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L...

With the Insta home insurance Plan, the customer doesn't have to deal with time consuming...

Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life Insurance Company
Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life...

OverviewDue to the current lifestyle and stress levels, incidents of critical illnesses,...

College of Insurance Aviation...

Relevance of the program: - Aviation insurance policies are distinctly different from those for...

Certificate course on "Compliance,...

III is pleased to inform that they have introduced a Certificate Course on "Compliance,...

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INSURANCE
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH...

The College of Insurance, the training arm of the Insurance Institute of India, in association...

LIC uses market volatility to raise stake in companies
LIC uses market volatility to raise...

Life Insurance Corporation of India has used market volatility during the March quarter to raise...

LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life products
LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life...

LIC owns about 15% in Axis Bank, but now it's pushing Axis bank to sell insurance policies...

LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4 crore; intends to hire 2 lakh agents
LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4...

LIC is aiming to double its business in terms of new policy issuance to four crore in the...

IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs
IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will make certain changes to its...

IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend on banks for selling policies
IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend...

The insurance regulator has warned life companies against overdependence on banks for selling...

IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General Insurance's Japanese MD to step down
IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General...

The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India has ordered Universal Sompo...

Insurers may have to lower agent commission for certain products
Insurers may have to lower agent...

Insurers may soon have to lower commissions to insurance agents in certain product categories,...

Companies rope in global travel risk firms
Companies rope in global travel risk...

  Most companies have mailers sent out by the central travel desk that advise employees on the...

Future Generali eyes 30% growth in rural, micro insurance business
Future Generali eyes 30% growth in...

Future Generali is expecting 30 per cent growth in India's rural and micro insurance sector in...

Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health Insurance Plans Online
Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health...

  Health insurance is an investment towards a healthier, more secured future. Health insurance...

Life Insurance & Married Women’s Property Act (MWP Act) - Details and Benefits
Life Insurance & Married Women’s...

  The Married Women’s Property Act aims to protect properties of women from creditors. Under this...

Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers
Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers

  There are people who save up all through their lives to buy their houses using only their own...

M Ravichandran expresses views on IRDAI norms for selling and servicing of insurance policies through e-commerce platform
M Ravichandran expresses views on...

  Mr. M Ravichandran, President-Insurance of Tata AIG General Insurance has expressed his views...

Want to Send Your Child Overseas For Studies?
Want to Send Your Child Overseas For...

  For most parents, one of their most important goals is to educate their children in best...

Tax Benefits of Health Insurance
Tax Benefits of Health Insurance

  Insurance policies not only protect your life and health but also give you tax benefits for the...

Relevant Motor Insurance for Your Monsoon Adventures
Relevant Motor Insurance for Your...

  The scorching summers have almost come to an end now. It's time to cool off in the monsoon...

Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit Accounts
Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit...

  Any investment portfolio should have the right mix of safe, moderate and risky investments....

How an Emergency Fund Can Make You Happier
How an Emergency Fund Can Make You...

  What will you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Will you be able to pay the rent for next...

Features and Benefits of Availing Used Car Loan from Tata Capital
Features and Benefits of Availing...

  In last few years, there has been a growing trend among the people to regularly upgrade...

Why is it Important for You to Buy a Life Insurance Policy
Why is it Important for You to Buy a...

  'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver' - Mahatma Gandhi echoed...

Features and Benefits of Availing New Car Loan from Tata Capital 
Features and Benefits of Availing New...

  Thinking of buying your first car? We can tell you straight away that its one of life’s...

Financing a Tractor Purchase
Financing a Tractor Purchase

  The Indian agriculture sector has a very long history and even today it accounts for the bulk...

Health Insurance for Seniors - Summary of Budget 2016
Health Insurance for Seniors -...

  Government in its budget of 2016 has introduced a new health insurance scheme that targets...

Remedinet Technologies - simplifying back-end of Cashless Health Insurance Claims
Remedinet Technologies - simplifying...

  Remedinet is a cloud-based platform simplifying the back-end of cashless health insurance...

Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and FinnOne Neo now available over Cloud
Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and...

  Nucleus Software makes FinnOne Neo (lending solution) and FinnAxia (transaction banking...

Quote by Mr.  Arijit Basu, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance, on Budget 2016 announcements:
Quote by Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO,...

  “The Government’s endeavour to educate the common man on the importance of having life security...

Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy...

  “This year’s budget announcements are reflective of the Government’s intent to move towards a...

Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak Mittal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak...

The elderly will form 20% of India’s population by 2050. As a nation, we are not adequately...

Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to Transform Life Insurance Industry
Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to...

Budget 2016 -17 can transform the life insurance industry in the country. Life insurance...

Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair, joins the Board of Directors at Remedinet Technologies
Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair,...

The health insurance sector in India today is at a very critical juncture where changes and...

The Essentials of Fixed Deposits
The Essentials of Fixed Deposits

  Every investment avenue provides a certain rate of return, which can be either fixed or...

Pre Budget Expectations By Mr Miranjit Mukherjee, Chief Financial Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co Ltd
Pre Budget Expectations By Mr...

  With regard to the mood on the overall business environment and reducing blockages... While the...

Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD, CEO, Future Generali India
Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG...

  It is but quite natural for our expectations to be high from this year’s Union Budget given the...

5 Financial Challenges You Face in...

  You have completed your education from one of the premier institutes in the country and are...

An Outlook for the Year 2016
An Outlook for the Year 2016

  Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Future Generali...

India to control 49% of foreign ownership: IRDA
India to control 49% of foreign...

      The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, passed during Parliament's budget session,...

IRDA forms panel for transparency in motor insurance
IRDA forms panel for transparency in...

      Insurance regulator IRDAI set up a seven-member committee to suggest ways to bring...

IRDA: Govt should drop tax on insurance maturity proceeds
IRDA: Govt should drop tax on...

      Insurance regulator Irda will take up with the government the issue of 2 per cent income...

Insurance penetration is 3.9% in present India
Insurance penetration is 3.9% in...

  Insurance penetration in India at 3.9 per cent was below the world average of 6.3 per cent in...

Global insurers to face 10% increase in capital charges
Global insurers to face 10% increase...

  Global insurers with the greatest ties to the financial system would face an average increase...

Insurers want a game with ISL
Insurers want a game with ISL

  The Indian Super League, which has attracted some of the top - though mostly retired -...

A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health Insurance Plans in India
A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health...

  Family floater plans cover all the members in a family, unlike individual plans that cover only...

Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to...

  After working hard for most of your life, retirement years are among the best in your life. Now...

Health Insurance Regulation in India

Pre regulation market The Indian Parliament passed The General Insurance Business...

Insurance penetration at 10-year low

Insurance penetration, measured as a percentage of premiums to a country's gross domestic...

Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich Insurance
Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich...

  Our first of a kind Dengue Care plan offers coverage for any medical expenses incurred on...

Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance General Insurance
Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance...

  Glad you made a quick pre-trip stopover to get your travel insurance online with Reliance...

Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance
Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC...

  Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance company's Insure Smart Plan is a unit...

Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN 135N035V01) from IDBI Federal Life Insurance
Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN...

  Plan Overview IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life Savings Insurance Plan is a non-linked...

Household Savings in India - A...

I. Introduction Savings play a pivotal role in the capital formation of any country. The gross...

Healthcare System of India

Healthcare system of India is a mess. Results of the National Sample Survey 60th round bring out...

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SWOT...

Introduction: Liberalizations and deregulation of the financial sector, the greater use of...

Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health Insurance) from Iffco Tokio Health Insurance
Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health...

  Eligibility Entry Age (years) Minimum: 18 Maximum: 60 Maximum Policy Renewal Age (years): 80...

Assure Plus from Future Generali Life Insurance
Assure Plus from Future Generali Life...

  The plan offers multiple term options to suit your needs. Based on your financial goals, you...

Pension business of life insurers plunges 90% to Rs 2,000 cr in FY15
Pension business of life insurers...

  The life insurance industry is bearing the brunt of a 90 per cent fall in pension business due...

Future Generali eyes growth on economy pickup
Future Generali eyes growth on...

  Future Generali India Insurance Company, a joint venture between retail giant Future Group and...

SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%
SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%

  The country's biggest banking network SBI along with its insurer is planning to expand...

Database to prevent insurance fraudulent claims
Database to prevent insurance...

  The Life Insurance Council, an apex industry body of life insurance companies, is planning to...

Aggressive bidding likely for Air India's $9 bn insurance cover
Aggressive bidding likely for Air...

  Insurance companies are getting ready to bid aggressively for Air India $9 billion (around...

Insurance valuations an enigma: CII-Towers Watson study
Insurance valuations an enigma:...

  A joint study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Towers Watson has revealed that...

Ulips are cheaper, yet not useful

With the stock market going up, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) seem to be making a comeback....

What constitutes the commission...

One of the major changes in insurance rules effected by the Insurance Laws Amendment Ordinance is...

Life Insurance Council gets executive council
Life Insurance Council gets executive...

  The Life Insurance Council has elected its first Executive Committee. The Executive Committee...

PNB Met Life launches term plan
PNB Met Life launches term plan

  PNB MetLife India Insurance has strengthened its portfolio of online insurance solutions with...

LIC emerged as a market leader in Bahrain, No. 3 in the UAE
LIC emerged as a market leader in...

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - India's top life insurer has emerged as the market leader in...

Need for Tech-based crop insurance solutions: IRDAI
Need for Tech-based crop insurance...

  With the growing demand of technology-based changes to make crop insurance full proof the...

IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance to curb mis-sale
IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has put norms against forced...

Barrage of insurance rules to flood sector
Barrage of insurance rules to flood...

  The IRDAI is set to bring out a number of new rules to conform to the New Insurance Act...

Chhattisgarh to adopt national insurance cover for seven crops
Chhattisgarh to adopt national...

  Chhattisgarh government had decided to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Policy and...

A cashless treatment for road accident victims: Modi
A cashless treatment for road...

  The Modi government is planning to have cashless treatment facilities in more parts of the...

Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt. General Insurers
Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt....

  Senior executives of private insurance companies, bureaucrats and officials of IRDAI can now...

Which Health Insurance Plan is Right for you?
Which Health Insurance Plan is Right...

  Health insurance is a plan which gives coverage for your medical expenses. It greatly reduces...

Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO
Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO

  With the HDFC ERGO Health Suraksha health insurance plan, you get access to a network of more...

Complete Health Insurance Plan from Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd
Complete Health Insurance Plan from...

  Product Features: Speedy Policy Process Instant Policy can be bought online or through agents...

TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram General Insurance
TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram...

  Shriram General Insurance’s Two Wheeler Insurance Policy aims to protect you from the financial...

AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth Insurance Plan
AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth...

  Why buy this plan? If you are looking for an investment plan that guarantees returns, this plan...

DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC...

  EVERYONE HAS A SPECIAL DREAMYour future is defined by your dreams for yourself and your loved...

AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC
AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC

  Ministry of Finance, Government of India has approved the merger of Social Security Schemes...

LIC holds strong banking linkages
LIC holds strong banking linkages

  Life Insurance Corp. of India or LIC is ranked as the country's 11th largest insurer in terms...

Life Insurance sector triggers 20% growth in Q1
Life Insurance sector triggers 20%...

The life insurance industry has sold additional 60% Group Single Premium policies, mopping up...

LIC elevates 2 women to top brass
LIC elevates 2 women to top brass

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is continuing with its trend to place female employees in a...

IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life Insurance  for norms violations
IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has imposed Rs.85 lakh penalty on...

IRDA dwindle distributors commissions
IRDA dwindle distributors commissions

  The Insurance regulator under the proposed new rules has decided to reduce the commissions that...

PM's insurance plans records 300 claims till now
PM's insurance plans records 300...

  The government's New Accident and Life Insurance covers have already received more than 300...

PSU General Insurers on Promotion Spree, Elevate 21 DGMs to GMs
PSU General Insurers on Promotion...

  Public sector general insurers have promoted their 21 young officials to the posts of General...

New India Assurance records 42% increase in Q1 profit
New India Assurance records 42%...

  New India Assurance reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.441 crore in the first...

HEALTHY GROWTH OF HEALTH INSURANCE

  Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, India's health insurance...

CLINICAL TRIALS LIABILITY INSURANCE...

1. Introduction: 1.1. Current pharmaceutical boom promises to be the next revolution after...

LEARNING & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN...

  Introduction A learning management strategy is key to an organizations liability to deliver...

Why the insurance Bill matters to you

  Policyholders will be affected by changes in agent commissions and in their appointments Last...

A wake up call by WHO and World Bank for universal health
A wake up call by WHO and World Bank...

  Roughly around 400 million people do not have the access to essential health services, as per...

Interview with Mr. P. Venugopal,...

  After taking over as the Secretary General of the Insurance Institute of India what is your...

Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker, Director of NIA
Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker,...

  "NIA should transform itself rapidly to be a global institution of excellence in learning and...

Life insurance sector to grow 12-15% in FY 16
Life insurance sector to grow 12-15%...

  India's life insurance industry is likely to grow by 12% to 15% in the current financial year...

HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.
HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.

  Private insurer HDFC and Standard Life, is looking at a near 15-per cent growth in first year...

Insurers prompt wellness tests for its customers & employees
Insurers prompt wellness tests for...

  Health insurers are now looking to get their customers fit, along with paying their medical...

IRDAI introduces a new health saving plan
IRDAI introduces a new health saving...

  A committee constituted by the IRDAI in its draft plan, has suggested a health savings product...

Chhattisgarh outshines national average on health insurance scheme
Chhattisgarh outshines national...

  Chhattisgarh had surpassed the national average in the implementation of the national health...

What happens if Policyholder dies within Grace Period?
What happens if Policyholder dies...

  Have you ever considered the implications of what happens to the benefits covered under an...

Must know Facts about a Convertible Insurance Policy
Must know Facts about a Convertible...

  Most individuals classify life cover as term plans and whole life plans. The fact is that there...

A SNAP SHOT ON MICRO INSURANCE IN INDIA

Introduction Risk is pervasive in the lives of poor and low-income groups. Economic, social,...

IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE RISK...

1. Introduction : Last month, we have discussed on the various facets of Risk Management...

Insured, but do you know the claim...

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir and cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha claimed lives and...

Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care from Cigna TTK Health Insurance
Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care...

      Cigna TTK Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care plan provides a comprehensive coverage that...

Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life Insurance
Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life...

  Features/Benefits  An award winning unique insurance cum investment plan designed specifically...

Customer Retention- A Major Concern...

Introduction:   Just like Formula 1 racing, insurance companies are racing in market to offer...

Introduction of Certificate course on
Introduction of Certificate course on...

  It is to inform that Insurance Institute of India have introduced a Certificate Course on...

Exide Life on a recruitment drive for fresh agents
Exide Life on a recruitment drive for...

  Exide Life Insurance plans to hire about 20,000 agents in the current financial year in order...

SBI Life declares tablet-based digitization service
SBI Life declares tablet-based...

  SBI Life Insurance has introduced 'Connect Life', a tablet-based service to digitize the entire...

Cashless mediclaim fetches more cash than reimbursement plans
Cashless mediclaim fetches more cash...

  The recent observations has brought that the average cashless claim disbursal is nearly double...

A new farm income insurance scheme for farmers: Rajnath
A new farm income insurance scheme...

  The Centre is working on a new farm insurance and income scheme that will help increase...

Myths about SME Finance
Myths about SME Finance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important part in the growth of the economy. The...

My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L & T General Insurance Company
My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L...

With the Insta home insurance Plan, the customer doesn't have to deal with time consuming...

Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life Insurance Company
Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life...

OverviewDue to the current lifestyle and stress levels, incidents of critical illnesses,...

College of Insurance Aviation...

Relevance of the program: - Aviation insurance policies are distinctly different from those for...

Certificate course on "Compliance,...

III is pleased to inform that they have introduced a Certificate Course on "Compliance,...

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INSURANCE
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH...

The College of Insurance, the training arm of the Insurance Institute of India, in association...

LIC uses market volatility to raise stake in companies
LIC uses market volatility to raise...

Life Insurance Corporation of India has used market volatility during the March quarter to raise...

LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life products
LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life...

LIC owns about 15% in Axis Bank, but now it's pushing Axis bank to sell insurance policies...

LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4 crore; intends to hire 2 lakh agents
LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4...

LIC is aiming to double its business in terms of new policy issuance to four crore in the...

IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs
IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will make certain changes to its...

IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend on banks for selling policies
IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend...

The insurance regulator has warned life companies against overdependence on banks for selling...

IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General Insurance's Japanese MD to step down
IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General...

The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India has ordered Universal Sompo...

Insurers may have to lower agent commission for certain products
Insurers may have to lower agent...

Insurers may soon have to lower commissions to insurance agents in certain product categories,...

Companies rope in global travel risk firms
Companies rope in global travel risk...

  Most companies have mailers sent out by the central travel desk that advise employees on the...

Future Generali eyes 30% growth in rural, micro insurance business
Future Generali eyes 30% growth in...

Future Generali is expecting 30 per cent growth in India's rural and micro insurance sector in...

Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health Insurance Plans Online
Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health...

  Health insurance is an investment towards a healthier, more secured future. Health insurance...

Life Insurance & Married Women’s Property Act (MWP Act) - Details and Benefits
Life Insurance & Married Women’s...

  The Married Women’s Property Act aims to protect properties of women from creditors. Under this...

Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers
Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers

  There are people who save up all through their lives to buy their houses using only their own...

M Ravichandran expresses views on IRDAI norms for selling and servicing of insurance policies through e-commerce platform
M Ravichandran expresses views on...

  Mr. M Ravichandran, President-Insurance of Tata AIG General Insurance has expressed his views...

Want to Send Your Child Overseas For Studies?
Want to Send Your Child Overseas For...

  For most parents, one of their most important goals is to educate their children in best...

Tax Benefits of Health Insurance
Tax Benefits of Health Insurance

  Insurance policies not only protect your life and health but also give you tax benefits for the...

Relevant Motor Insurance for Your Monsoon Adventures
Relevant Motor Insurance for Your...

  The scorching summers have almost come to an end now. It's time to cool off in the monsoon...

Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit Accounts
Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit...

  Any investment portfolio should have the right mix of safe, moderate and risky investments....

How an Emergency Fund Can Make You Happier
How an Emergency Fund Can Make You...

  What will you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Will you be able to pay the rent for next...

Features and Benefits of Availing Used Car Loan from Tata Capital
Features and Benefits of Availing...

  In last few years, there has been a growing trend among the people to regularly upgrade...

Why is it Important for You to Buy a Life Insurance Policy
Why is it Important for You to Buy a...

  'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver' - Mahatma Gandhi echoed...

Features and Benefits of Availing New Car Loan from Tata Capital 
Features and Benefits of Availing New...

  Thinking of buying your first car? We can tell you straight away that its one of life’s...

Financing a Tractor Purchase
Financing a Tractor Purchase

  The Indian agriculture sector has a very long history and even today it accounts for the bulk...

Health Insurance for Seniors - Summary of Budget 2016
Health Insurance for Seniors -...

  Government in its budget of 2016 has introduced a new health insurance scheme that targets...

Remedinet Technologies - simplifying back-end of Cashless Health Insurance Claims
Remedinet Technologies - simplifying...

  Remedinet is a cloud-based platform simplifying the back-end of cashless health insurance...

Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and FinnOne Neo now available over Cloud
Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and...

  Nucleus Software makes FinnOne Neo (lending solution) and FinnAxia (transaction banking...

Quote by Mr.  Arijit Basu, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance, on Budget 2016 announcements:
Quote by Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO,...

  “The Government’s endeavour to educate the common man on the importance of having life security...

Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy...

  “This year’s budget announcements are reflective of the Government’s intent to move towards a...

Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak Mittal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak...

The elderly will form 20% of India’s population by 2050. As a nation, we are not adequately...

Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to Transform Life Insurance Industry
Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to...

Budget 2016 -17 can transform the life insurance industry in the country. Life insurance...

Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair, joins the Board of Directors at Remedinet Technologies
Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair,...

The health insurance sector in India today is at a very critical juncture where changes and...

The Essentials of Fixed Deposits
The Essentials of Fixed Deposits

  Every investment avenue provides a certain rate of return, which can be either fixed or...

Pre Budget Expectations By Mr Miranjit Mukherjee, Chief Financial Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co Ltd
Pre Budget Expectations By Mr...

  With regard to the mood on the overall business environment and reducing blockages... While the...

Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD, CEO, Future Generali India
Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG...

  It is but quite natural for our expectations to be high from this year’s Union Budget given the...

5 Financial Challenges You Face in...

  You have completed your education from one of the premier institutes in the country and are...

An Outlook for the Year 2016
An Outlook for the Year 2016

  Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Future Generali...

India to control 49% of foreign ownership: IRDA
India to control 49% of foreign...

      The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, passed during Parliament's budget session,...

IRDA forms panel for transparency in motor insurance
IRDA forms panel for transparency in...

      Insurance regulator IRDAI set up a seven-member committee to suggest ways to bring...

IRDA: Govt should drop tax on insurance maturity proceeds
IRDA: Govt should drop tax on...

      Insurance regulator Irda will take up with the government the issue of 2 per cent income...

Insurance penetration is 3.9% in present India
Insurance penetration is 3.9% in...

  Insurance penetration in India at 3.9 per cent was below the world average of 6.3 per cent in...

Global insurers to face 10% increase in capital charges
Global insurers to face 10% increase...

  Global insurers with the greatest ties to the financial system would face an average increase...

Insurers want a game with ISL
Insurers want a game with ISL

  The Indian Super League, which has attracted some of the top - though mostly retired -...

A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health Insurance Plans in India
A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health...

  Family floater plans cover all the members in a family, unlike individual plans that cover only...

Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to...

  After working hard for most of your life, retirement years are among the best in your life. Now...

Health Insurance Regulation in India

Pre regulation market The Indian Parliament passed The General Insurance Business...

Insurance penetration at 10-year low

Insurance penetration, measured as a percentage of premiums to a country's gross domestic...

Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich Insurance
Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich...

  Our first of a kind Dengue Care plan offers coverage for any medical expenses incurred on...

Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance General Insurance
Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance...

  Glad you made a quick pre-trip stopover to get your travel insurance online with Reliance...

Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance
Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC...

  Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance company's Insure Smart Plan is a unit...

Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN 135N035V01) from IDBI Federal Life Insurance
Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN...

  Plan Overview IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life Savings Insurance Plan is a non-linked...

Household Savings in India - A...

I. Introduction Savings play a pivotal role in the capital formation of any country. The gross...

Healthcare System of India

Healthcare system of India is a mess. Results of the National Sample Survey 60th round bring out...

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SWOT...

Introduction: Liberalizations and deregulation of the financial sector, the greater use of...

Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health Insurance) from Iffco Tokio Health Insurance
Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health...

  Eligibility Entry Age (years) Minimum: 18 Maximum: 60 Maximum Policy Renewal Age (years): 80...

Assure Plus from Future Generali Life Insurance
Assure Plus from Future Generali Life...

  The plan offers multiple term options to suit your needs. Based on your financial goals, you...

Pension business of life insurers plunges 90% to Rs 2,000 cr in FY15
Pension business of life insurers...

  The life insurance industry is bearing the brunt of a 90 per cent fall in pension business due...

Future Generali eyes growth on economy pickup
Future Generali eyes growth on...

  Future Generali India Insurance Company, a joint venture between retail giant Future Group and...

SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%
SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%

  The country's biggest banking network SBI along with its insurer is planning to expand...

Database to prevent insurance fraudulent claims
Database to prevent insurance...

  The Life Insurance Council, an apex industry body of life insurance companies, is planning to...

Aggressive bidding likely for Air India's $9 bn insurance cover
Aggressive bidding likely for Air...

  Insurance companies are getting ready to bid aggressively for Air India $9 billion (around...

Insurance valuations an enigma: CII-Towers Watson study
Insurance valuations an enigma:...

  A joint study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Towers Watson has revealed that...

Ulips are cheaper, yet not useful

With the stock market going up, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) seem to be making a comeback....

What constitutes the commission...

One of the major changes in insurance rules effected by the Insurance Laws Amendment Ordinance is...

Life Insurance Council gets executive council
Life Insurance Council gets executive...

  The Life Insurance Council has elected its first Executive Committee. The Executive Committee...

PNB Met Life launches term plan
PNB Met Life launches term plan

  PNB MetLife India Insurance has strengthened its portfolio of online insurance solutions with...

LIC emerged as a market leader in Bahrain, No. 3 in the UAE
LIC emerged as a market leader in...

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - India's top life insurer has emerged as the market leader in...

Need for Tech-based crop insurance solutions: IRDAI
Need for Tech-based crop insurance...

  With the growing demand of technology-based changes to make crop insurance full proof the...

IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance to curb mis-sale
IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has put norms against forced...

Barrage of insurance rules to flood sector
Barrage of insurance rules to flood...

  The IRDAI is set to bring out a number of new rules to conform to the New Insurance Act...

Chhattisgarh to adopt national insurance cover for seven crops
Chhattisgarh to adopt national...

  Chhattisgarh government had decided to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Policy and...

A cashless treatment for road accident victims: Modi
A cashless treatment for road...

  The Modi government is planning to have cashless treatment facilities in more parts of the...

Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt. General Insurers
Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt....

  Senior executives of private insurance companies, bureaucrats and officials of IRDAI can now...

Which Health Insurance Plan is Right for you?
Which Health Insurance Plan is Right...

  Health insurance is a plan which gives coverage for your medical expenses. It greatly reduces...

Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO
Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO

  With the HDFC ERGO Health Suraksha health insurance plan, you get access to a network of more...

Complete Health Insurance Plan from Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd
Complete Health Insurance Plan from...

  Product Features: Speedy Policy Process Instant Policy can be bought online or through agents...

TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram General Insurance
TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram...

  Shriram General Insurance’s Two Wheeler Insurance Policy aims to protect you from the financial...

AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth Insurance Plan
AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth...

  Why buy this plan? If you are looking for an investment plan that guarantees returns, this plan...

DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC...

  EVERYONE HAS A SPECIAL DREAMYour future is defined by your dreams for yourself and your loved...

AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC
AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC

  Ministry of Finance, Government of India has approved the merger of Social Security Schemes...

LIC holds strong banking linkages
LIC holds strong banking linkages

  Life Insurance Corp. of India or LIC is ranked as the country's 11th largest insurer in terms...

Life Insurance sector triggers 20% growth in Q1
Life Insurance sector triggers 20%...

The life insurance industry has sold additional 60% Group Single Premium policies, mopping up...

LIC elevates 2 women to top brass
LIC elevates 2 women to top brass

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is continuing with its trend to place female employees in a...

IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life Insurance  for norms violations
IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has imposed Rs.85 lakh penalty on...

IRDA dwindle distributors commissions
IRDA dwindle distributors commissions

  The Insurance regulator under the proposed new rules has decided to reduce the commissions that...

PM's insurance plans records 300 claims till now
PM's insurance plans records 300...

  The government's New Accident and Life Insurance covers have already received more than 300...

PSU General Insurers on Promotion Spree, Elevate 21 DGMs to GMs
PSU General Insurers on Promotion...

  Public sector general insurers have promoted their 21 young officials to the posts of General...

New India Assurance records 42% increase in Q1 profit
New India Assurance records 42%...

  New India Assurance reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.441 crore in the first...

HEALTHY GROWTH OF HEALTH INSURANCE

  Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, India's health insurance...

CLINICAL TRIALS LIABILITY INSURANCE...

1. Introduction: 1.1. Current pharmaceutical boom promises to be the next revolution after...

LEARNING & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN...

  Introduction A learning management strategy is key to an organizations liability to deliver...

Why the insurance Bill matters to you

  Policyholders will be affected by changes in agent commissions and in their appointments Last...

A wake up call by WHO and World Bank for universal health
A wake up call by WHO and World Bank...

  Roughly around 400 million people do not have the access to essential health services, as per...

Interview with Mr. P. Venugopal,...

  After taking over as the Secretary General of the Insurance Institute of India what is your...

Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker, Director of NIA
Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker,...

  "NIA should transform itself rapidly to be a global institution of excellence in learning and...

Life insurance sector to grow 12-15% in FY 16
Life insurance sector to grow 12-15%...

  India's life insurance industry is likely to grow by 12% to 15% in the current financial year...

HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.
HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.

  Private insurer HDFC and Standard Life, is looking at a near 15-per cent growth in first year...

Myths about SME Finance
Myths about SME Finance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play an important part in the growth of the economy. The...

My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L & T General Insurance Company
My: Asset-Insta Home Insurance from L...

With the Insta home insurance Plan, the customer doesn't have to deal with time consuming...

Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life Insurance Company
Health Secure Plan from Aviva Life...

OverviewDue to the current lifestyle and stress levels, incidents of critical illnesses,...

College of Insurance Aviation...

Relevance of the program: - Aviation insurance policies are distinctly different from those for...

Certificate course on "Compliance,...

III is pleased to inform that they have introduced a Certificate Course on "Compliance,...

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INSURANCE
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH...

The College of Insurance, the training arm of the Insurance Institute of India, in association...

LIC uses market volatility to raise stake in companies
LIC uses market volatility to raise...

Life Insurance Corporation of India has used market volatility during the March quarter to raise...

LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life products
LIC wants Axis bank to sell its life...

LIC owns about 15% in Axis Bank, but now it's pushing Axis bank to sell insurance policies...

LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4 crore; intends to hire 2 lakh agents
LIC eyes to double policy sales at 4...

LIC is aiming to double its business in terms of new policy issuance to four crore in the...

IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs
IRDAI squeezes norms for insurance IPOs

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) will make certain changes to its...

IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend on banks for selling policies
IRDAI instruct insurers not to depend...

The insurance regulator has warned life companies against overdependence on banks for selling...

IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General Insurance's Japanese MD to step down
IRDAI asks Universal Sompo General...

The Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India has ordered Universal Sompo...

Insurers may have to lower agent commission for certain products
Insurers may have to lower agent...

Insurers may soon have to lower commissions to insurance agents in certain product categories,...

Companies rope in global travel risk firms
Companies rope in global travel risk...

  Most companies have mailers sent out by the central travel desk that advise employees on the...

Future Generali eyes 30% growth in rural, micro insurance business
Future Generali eyes 30% growth in...

Future Generali is expecting 30 per cent growth in India's rural and micro insurance sector in...

Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health Insurance Plans Online
Mistakes to Avoid While Buying Health...

  Health insurance is an investment towards a healthier, more secured future. Health insurance...

Life Insurance & Married Women’s Property Act (MWP Act) - Details and Benefits
Life Insurance & Married Women’s...

  The Married Women’s Property Act aims to protect properties of women from creditors. Under this...

Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers
Issues Faced by Home Loan Seekers

  There are people who save up all through their lives to buy their houses using only their own...

M Ravichandran expresses views on IRDAI norms for selling and servicing of insurance policies through e-commerce platform
M Ravichandran expresses views on...

  Mr. M Ravichandran, President-Insurance of Tata AIG General Insurance has expressed his views...

Want to Send Your Child Overseas For Studies?
Want to Send Your Child Overseas For...

  For most parents, one of their most important goals is to educate their children in best...

Tax Benefits of Health Insurance
Tax Benefits of Health Insurance

  Insurance policies not only protect your life and health but also give you tax benefits for the...

Relevant Motor Insurance for Your Monsoon Adventures
Relevant Motor Insurance for Your...

  The scorching summers have almost come to an end now. It's time to cool off in the monsoon...

Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit Accounts
Benefits of Having Fixed Deposit...

  Any investment portfolio should have the right mix of safe, moderate and risky investments....

How an Emergency Fund Can Make You Happier
How an Emergency Fund Can Make You...

  What will you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Will you be able to pay the rent for next...

Features and Benefits of Availing Used Car Loan from Tata Capital
Features and Benefits of Availing...

  In last few years, there has been a growing trend among the people to regularly upgrade...

Why is it Important for You to Buy a Life Insurance Policy
Why is it Important for You to Buy a...

  'It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver' - Mahatma Gandhi echoed...

Features and Benefits of Availing New Car Loan from Tata Capital 
Features and Benefits of Availing New...

  Thinking of buying your first car? We can tell you straight away that its one of life’s...

Financing a Tractor Purchase
Financing a Tractor Purchase

  The Indian agriculture sector has a very long history and even today it accounts for the bulk...

Health Insurance for Seniors - Summary of Budget 2016
Health Insurance for Seniors -...

  Government in its budget of 2016 has introduced a new health insurance scheme that targets...

Remedinet Technologies - simplifying back-end of Cashless Health Insurance Claims
Remedinet Technologies - simplifying...

  Remedinet is a cloud-based platform simplifying the back-end of cashless health insurance...

Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and FinnOne Neo now available over Cloud
Nucleus Software’s FinnAxia and...

  Nucleus Software makes FinnOne Neo (lending solution) and FinnAxia (transaction banking...

Quote by Mr.  Arijit Basu, MD & CEO, SBI Life Insurance, on Budget 2016 announcements:
Quote by Mr. Arijit Basu, MD & CEO,...

  “The Government’s endeavour to educate the common man on the importance of having life security...

Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD & CEO, Future Generali India Insurance
Budget views of Mr. Krishnamoorthy...

  “This year’s budget announcements are reflective of the Government’s intent to move towards a...

Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak Mittal, MD and CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
Pre-Budget Expectation from Deepak...

The elderly will form 20% of India’s population by 2050. As a nation, we are not adequately...

Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to Transform Life Insurance Industry
Pre Budget Note: An Opportunity to...

Budget 2016 -17 can transform the life insurance industry in the country. Life insurance...

Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair, joins the Board of Directors at Remedinet Technologies
Former UIIC Director, Asha Nair,...

The health insurance sector in India today is at a very critical juncture where changes and...

The Essentials of Fixed Deposits
The Essentials of Fixed Deposits

  Every investment avenue provides a certain rate of return, which can be either fixed or...

Pre Budget Expectations By Mr Miranjit Mukherjee, Chief Financial Officer, Tata AIG General Insurance Co Ltd
Pre Budget Expectations By Mr...

  With regard to the mood on the overall business environment and reducing blockages... While the...

Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG Krishnamoorthy Rao, MD, CEO, Future Generali India
Budget Expectations 2016 – 2017 by KG...

  It is but quite natural for our expectations to be high from this year’s Union Budget given the...

5 Financial Challenges You Face in...

  You have completed your education from one of the premier institutes in the country and are...

An Outlook for the Year 2016
An Outlook for the Year 2016

  Mr. K.G. Krishnamoorthy Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Future Generali...

India to control 49% of foreign ownership: IRDA
India to control 49% of foreign...

      The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, passed during Parliament's budget session,...

IRDA forms panel for transparency in motor insurance
IRDA forms panel for transparency in...

      Insurance regulator IRDAI set up a seven-member committee to suggest ways to bring...

IRDA: Govt should drop tax on insurance maturity proceeds
IRDA: Govt should drop tax on...

      Insurance regulator Irda will take up with the government the issue of 2 per cent income...

Insurance penetration is 3.9% in present India
Insurance penetration is 3.9% in...

  Insurance penetration in India at 3.9 per cent was below the world average of 6.3 per cent in...

Global insurers to face 10% increase in capital charges
Global insurers to face 10% increase...

  Global insurers with the greatest ties to the financial system would face an average increase...

Insurers want a game with ISL
Insurers want a game with ISL

  The Indian Super League, which has attracted some of the top - though mostly retired -...

A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health Insurance Plans in India
A Buyer’s Guide to Family Health...

  Family floater plans cover all the members in a family, unlike individual plans that cover only...

Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Common Retirement Pitfalls and How to...

  After working hard for most of your life, retirement years are among the best in your life. Now...

Health Insurance Regulation in India

Pre regulation market The Indian Parliament passed The General Insurance Business...

Insurance penetration at 10-year low

Insurance penetration, measured as a percentage of premiums to a country's gross domestic...

Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich Insurance
Dengue Care Plan from Apollo Munich...

  Our first of a kind Dengue Care plan offers coverage for any medical expenses incurred on...

Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance General Insurance
Travel Insurance Plan from Reliance...

  Glad you made a quick pre-trip stopover to get your travel insurance online with Reliance...

Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance
Insure Smart Plan from Canara HSBC...

  Canara HSBC Oriental Bank Of Commerce Life Insurance company's Insure Smart Plan is a unit...

Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN 135N035V01) from IDBI Federal Life Insurance
Lifesurance Whole Life Plan (UIN...

  Plan Overview IDBI Federal Lifesurance Whole Life Savings Insurance Plan is a non-linked...

Household Savings in India - A...

I. Introduction Savings play a pivotal role in the capital formation of any country. The gross...

Healthcare System of India

Healthcare system of India is a mess. Results of the National Sample Survey 60th round bring out...

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SWOT...

Introduction: Liberalizations and deregulation of the financial sector, the greater use of...

Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health Insurance) from Iffco Tokio Health Insurance
Swasthya Kavach- Wider (Family Health...

  Eligibility Entry Age (years) Minimum: 18 Maximum: 60 Maximum Policy Renewal Age (years): 80...

Assure Plus from Future Generali Life Insurance
Assure Plus from Future Generali Life...

  The plan offers multiple term options to suit your needs. Based on your financial goals, you...

Pension business of life insurers plunges 90% to Rs 2,000 cr in FY15
Pension business of life insurers...

  The life insurance industry is bearing the brunt of a 90 per cent fall in pension business due...

Future Generali eyes growth on economy pickup
Future Generali eyes growth on...

  Future Generali India Insurance Company, a joint venture between retail giant Future Group and...

SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%
SBI Life to Expand Bancassurance by 50%

  The country's biggest banking network SBI along with its insurer is planning to expand...

Database to prevent insurance fraudulent claims
Database to prevent insurance...

  The Life Insurance Council, an apex industry body of life insurance companies, is planning to...

Aggressive bidding likely for Air India's $9 bn insurance cover
Aggressive bidding likely for Air...

  Insurance companies are getting ready to bid aggressively for Air India $9 billion (around...

Insurance valuations an enigma: CII-Towers Watson study
Insurance valuations an enigma:...

  A joint study by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Towers Watson has revealed that...

Ulips are cheaper, yet not useful

With the stock market going up, unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips) seem to be making a comeback....

What constitutes the commission...

One of the major changes in insurance rules effected by the Insurance Laws Amendment Ordinance is...

Life Insurance Council gets executive council
Life Insurance Council gets executive...

  The Life Insurance Council has elected its first Executive Committee. The Executive Committee...

PNB Met Life launches term plan
PNB Met Life launches term plan

  PNB MetLife India Insurance has strengthened its portfolio of online insurance solutions with...

LIC emerged as a market leader in Bahrain, No. 3 in the UAE
LIC emerged as a market leader in...

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) - India's top life insurer has emerged as the market leader in...

Need for Tech-based crop insurance solutions: IRDAI
Need for Tech-based crop insurance...

  With the growing demand of technology-based changes to make crop insurance full proof the...

IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance to curb mis-sale
IRDAI puts a check on bancassurance...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has put norms against forced...

Barrage of insurance rules to flood sector
Barrage of insurance rules to flood...

  The IRDAI is set to bring out a number of new rules to conform to the New Insurance Act...

Chhattisgarh to adopt national insurance cover for seven crops
Chhattisgarh to adopt national...

  Chhattisgarh government had decided to implement the National Agriculture Insurance Policy and...

A cashless treatment for road accident victims: Modi
A cashless treatment for road...

  The Modi government is planning to have cashless treatment facilities in more parts of the...

Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt. General Insurers
Pvt. Execs can search jobs in Govt....

  Senior executives of private insurance companies, bureaucrats and officials of IRDAI can now...

Which Health Insurance Plan is Right for you?
Which Health Insurance Plan is Right...

  Health insurance is a plan which gives coverage for your medical expenses. It greatly reduces...

Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO
Health Suraksha from HDFC ERGO

  With the HDFC ERGO Health Suraksha health insurance plan, you get access to a network of more...

Complete Health Insurance Plan from Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd
Complete Health Insurance Plan from...

  Product Features: Speedy Policy Process Instant Policy can be bought online or through agents...

TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram General Insurance
TWO WHEELER INSURANCE from Shriram...

  Shriram General Insurance’s Two Wheeler Insurance Policy aims to protect you from the financial...

AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth Insurance Plan
AEGON Religare Guaranteed Growth...

  Why buy this plan? If you are looking for an investment plan that guarantees returns, this plan...

DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance
DREAM SMART PLAN from Canara HSBC...

  EVERYONE HAS A SPECIAL DREAMYour future is defined by your dreams for yourself and your loved...

AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC
AAM ADMI BIMA YOJANA from LIC

  Ministry of Finance, Government of India has approved the merger of Social Security Schemes...

LIC holds strong banking linkages
LIC holds strong banking linkages

  Life Insurance Corp. of India or LIC is ranked as the country's 11th largest insurer in terms...

Life Insurance sector triggers 20% growth in Q1
Life Insurance sector triggers 20%...

The life insurance industry has sold additional 60% Group Single Premium policies, mopping up...

LIC elevates 2 women to top brass
LIC elevates 2 women to top brass

  Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is continuing with its trend to place female employees in a...

IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life Insurance  for norms violations
IRDAI penalizes Reliance Life...

  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has imposed Rs.85 lakh penalty on...

IRDA dwindle distributors commissions
IRDA dwindle distributors commissions

  The Insurance regulator under the proposed new rules has decided to reduce the commissions that...

PM's insurance plans records 300 claims till now
PM's insurance plans records 300...

  The government's New Accident and Life Insurance covers have already received more than 300...

PSU General Insurers on Promotion Spree, Elevate 21 DGMs to GMs
PSU General Insurers on Promotion...

  Public sector general insurers have promoted their 21 young officials to the posts of General...

New India Assurance records 42% increase in Q1 profit
New India Assurance records 42%...

  New India Assurance reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.441 crore in the first...

HEALTHY GROWTH OF HEALTH INSURANCE

  Clocking a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent, India's health insurance...

CLINICAL TRIALS LIABILITY INSURANCE...

1. Introduction: 1.1. Current pharmaceutical boom promises to be the next revolution after...

LEARNING & COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT IN...

  Introduction A learning management strategy is key to an organizations liability to deliver...

Why the insurance Bill matters to you

  Policyholders will be affected by changes in agent commissions and in their appointments Last...

A wake up call by WHO and World Bank for universal health
A wake up call by WHO and World Bank...

  Roughly around 400 million people do not have the access to essential health services, as per...

Interview with Mr. P. Venugopal,...

  After taking over as the Secretary General of the Insurance Institute of India what is your...

Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker, Director of NIA
Interview with Mr. Sushobhan Sarker,...

  "NIA should transform itself rapidly to be a global institution of excellence in learning and...

Life insurance sector to grow 12-15% in FY 16
Life insurance sector to grow 12-15%...

  India's life insurance industry is likely to grow by 12% to 15% in the current financial year...

HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.
HDFC Life eyes 15% growth in FYP.

  Private insurer HDFC and Standard Life, is looking at a near 15-per cent growth in first year...

Insurers prompt wellness tests for its customers & employees
Insurers prompt wellness tests for...

  Health insurers are now looking to get their customers fit, along with paying their medical...

IRDAI introduces a new health saving plan
IRDAI introduces a new health saving...

  A committee constituted by the IRDAI in its draft plan, has suggested a health savings product...

Chhattisgarh outshines national average on health insurance scheme
Chhattisgarh outshines national...

  Chhattisgarh had surpassed the national average in the implementation of the national health...

What happens if Policyholder dies within Grace Period?
What happens if Policyholder dies...

  Have you ever considered the implications of what happens to the benefits covered under an...

Must know Facts about a Convertible Insurance Policy
Must know Facts about a Convertible...

  Most individuals classify life cover as term plans and whole life plans. The fact is that there...

A SNAP SHOT ON MICRO INSURANCE IN INDIA

Introduction Risk is pervasive in the lives of poor and low-income groups. Economic, social,...

IMPLEMENTATION OF ENTERPRISE RISK...

1. Introduction : Last month, we have discussed on the various facets of Risk Management...

Insured, but do you know the claim...

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir and cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha claimed lives and...

Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care from Cigna TTK Health Insurance
Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care...

      Cigna TTK Lifestyle Protection-Accident Care plan provides a comprehensive coverage that...

Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life Insurance
Life Smart Woman Plan from HDFC Life...

  Features/Benefits  An award winning unique insurance cum investment plan designed specifically...

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