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Insurance claims: Policy holders may get option to get accident/health benefits in installments
Mon, Jan 21, 2019
The concept may be altogether new to the general/ health insurance industry, but it is in vogue since long in the life insurance industry, especially in respect of endowment policies, where maturity claim benefits are paid in installments to the policyholders.
Want insurance, but money is too tight? Get one now
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
A micro-insurance policy is a general or life insurance policy with a sum assured of Rs 50,000 or less. Agreeing to the suggestions of insurance companies, Irdai in a circular has done away with the practice of pre-fixing the word 'PoS' on life, general and health products sold through PoS.
Relief for road accident victims: Irdai raises minimum driver insurance cover to Rs 15 lakh
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
Currently, the capital sum insured (CSI) under this section for motorised two-wheelers and private cars/commercial vehicles is Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively.
Health Insurance Policy alert: Cover mental illness in policies, IRDAI tells insurers; details here
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Health Insurance Policy: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India ( IRDAI ) has directed all the insurance companies to make a provision to cover mental illness also in insurance policies.
Good news! Your health insurance may cover more diseases soon
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI ) is looking to reduce the number of diseases that are not yet covered by current health insurance policies. For the purpose, the regulator has constituted a 10-member working group to review 'exclusions' that are prevalent in the health insurance policies and identify those that cannot be allowed.
No timeline has been fixed to reduce LIC share in IDBI Bank: Nilesh Sathe, IRDAI
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Nilesh Sathe, Member (Life), IRDAI, said that LIC's plan to increase its stakes in IDBI Bank should be treated as an investment scheme rather than an acquisition plan by the insurer, adding that no timeline has been given to reduce LIC share in IDBI Bank but its board will be responsible for the same.
Alert! No car insurance without valid PUC certificate, says IRDA
Mon, Jul 09, 2018
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India ( IRDAI ) has asked insurance companies not to insure a vehicle unless it has a valid pollution under control (PUC) certificate
Aadhaar linking: Irdai extends deadline for insurance policies until Supreme Court decides the matter
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Aadhaar linking deadline: In case of new insurance polices, the regulator said the policy buyer is allowed six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship to submit the Aadhaar number and PAN/Form 60 to the insurer. "In absence of Aadhaar, client shall submit any of the officially valid document as mentioned in the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005," said Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai).
Car insurance: You will be able to save money; here is how
Thu, Mar 08, 2018
Car insurance: The Irdai proposes to more than double the premium on super-bikes (exceeding 350 cc) to Rs 2,323. Also, an increase has been proposed in the case of performance category bikes (150-350 cc).
Reliance Capital's insurance arm receives in-principle nod from IRDAI for IPO
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Rakesh Jain, Executive Director and CEO, Reliance General Insurance had said, "The listing will enable retail investors to participate in this high growth and new wealth creation opportunity."
SBI Life Insurance may launch IPO in this month; aims to raise Rs 8000 crore
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
The company is expecting approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) in this week.
LIC must pare ITC, L&T stakes to below 15% by Dec 2018: Irdai
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
These two are considered as non-strategic investments for LIC. While LIC holds 16.29% stake in ITC, it holds 17.97% stake in L&T as of end June.
IRDAI decision against Sahara India Life raises several questions
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
On the insurance regulator`s serious charge that Rs 78 crore has been siphoned off, industry officials ask what action have the IRDAI or the administrator appointed by it in June 2017 taken in that regard.
IRDAI asks ICICI Prudential to take over Sahara insurance business
Sat, Jul 29, 2017
Embattled Sahara group chairman Subrata Roy had met Irdai chairman to seek more time to resolve the crisis at his life insurance arm on July 24. ICICI Prudential had submitted a valuation report to the regulator to take over the company on the same day.
ICICI Prudential keen to buy Sahara Life Insurance
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Sahara Life had sold 665 policies worth Rs 1.53 crore during the April-May period of the current fiscal. The company had collected a premium worth Rs 44.68 crore from 16,058 customers in 2016-17.
Insurance regulator IRDAI spent just 40% of advertising fund
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Amid government's efforts to make people aware of insurance, insurance regulator IRDAI has just spent 40% of its advertising fund. Watch video to know more. About Zee Business --------------------------
IRDAI spent only 40% of advertisement budget in 2016-17
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Unable to spend even 50 per cent of earmarked funds for insurance awareness last fiscal, Irdai is looking for innovative methods to utilise this year's advertisement budget that has been raised to Rs 66.5 crore.
Life insurers see dip in new business premium in February
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Public life insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) reported a 12.2% decrease in its new business premium (first year premium) in February to Rs 6,847.59 crore as compared to Rs 7,806.41 crore
Irdai proposes hike of up to 50% in motor insurance premium
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
The hike in insurance premium proposed in mid-segment cars (1000-1500cc) as well as bigger cars and SUVs is 50%.
Of 24 life insurers, only 19 post profits in FY16, says IRDAI
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Of the 24 life insurance companies operating in India, only 19 insurers remained profitable in 2015-16 with the sector's overall profits dipping by 2.57%.