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Title :   Non-life insurers end FY17 with 32% rise in premiums
Publish Date :  Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:39:10 +0530
Description :  Crop insurance contributed the largest to the growth with Agriculture Insurance Company of India showing a 101.3 percent growth.

Title :   India: Lloyd's Indian branch starts ops with MS Amlin
Publish Date :  Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:30:25 GMT
Description :  Lloyd's, a global insurance and reinsurance player, has commenced its Indian operations, roping in MS Amlin as its first syndicate for its Indian branch and began underwriting on 1 April.

Title :   India: Girnar licenced to operate motor insurance broking platform
Publish Date :  Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:30:27 GMT
Description :  Girnar Software has received a licence from IRDAI to launch an insurance vertical with its core focus on motor insurance under the name Girnar Insurance Brokers.

Title :   India: Public transport vehicles to carry tracking devices
Publish Date :  Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:30:19 GMT
Description :  The Indian government is requiring all public transport vehicles with a seating capacity of over six people to have location tracking devices installed, and insurance companies are seen as best positioned to capitalise on this growth.

Title :   India: Truckers back to work after IRDAI reduces premium hike
Publish Date :  Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:30:22 GMT
Description :  Truckers in south India called off their week-long strike last Saturday after a main demand for a reduced premium hike for motor third-party liability insurance was accepted by the insurance regulator.

Title :   India: Crop insurance drives non-life market growth
Publish Date :  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:30:17 GMT
Description :  Crop insurance has helped the non-life industry record a 32% growth in premiums the last fiscal year ended 31 March 2017 to over INR1 trillion (US$15.5 billion) for the first time, despite the absence of new large projects.

Title :   IRDAIs new portal to boost insurance penetration
Publish Date :  Sat, 15 Apr 2017 9:25:00 +0530
Description :  Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has come up with a web portal for insurers that would help them to register and sell the insurance policies online.

Title :   Soon, drunk drivers will not be eligible for insurance claims
Publish Date :  Sat, 08 Apr 2017 09:02:52 GMT
Description :  The bill provides for stringent penalties, including jail term and suspension of driving licence, for offences such as juvenile driving, speeding, dangerous driving.

Title :   Family Finance: Bengaluru-based Sahoo needs to revamp his insurance portfolio, streamline investments
Publish Date :  Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:00:50 GMT
Description :  Sukanta Sahoo, 37, Salaried, Bengaluru has goals to save for childâ??s education and wedding, retirement and building a house.

Title :   Why youngsters should be allowed to enjoy their earnings
Publish Date :  Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:00:41 GMT
Description :  Let young earners enjoy their early pay-cheques instead of coercing them into paying high home loan EMIs and insurance premiums from their meagre salaries.

Title :   Non-disclosure of other insurance policies not fraudulent concealment: NCDRC
Publish Date :  Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:32:15 GMT
Description :  National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has upheld that non-disclosure of other insurance policies cannot be considered as fraudulent concealment.

Title :   Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2016: Driving sans licence to cost 900% more; Aadhaar must to get it
Publish Date :  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 01:00:54 GMT
Description :  Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2016 provides for an accident fund, which would provide insurance cover to all road users in India for certain types of accidents.

Title :   India: Truckers strike over auto 3rd-party liability premiums
Publish Date :  Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:57:14 GMT
Description :  An ongoing strike by truck owners over compulsory motor third-party liability insurance premium hikes is set to intensify, even after IRDAI said that it would form a committee to consider reductions in the premiums.

Title :   India: Auto 3rd-party liability premiums hiked by up to 40%
Publish Date :  Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:30:18 GMT
Description :  The insurance regulator has increased third-party liability premium rates by up to 40% across various categories of motor vehicles for the new financial year which began on 1 April.

Title :   Two-in-one benefits of money back policies
Publish Date :  Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:45:00 +0530
Description :  Money back policies are among the most popular insurance plans in India. These policies are a combination of investment and insurance that aim to provide the insured person with the benefits of investment in the form of periodic income along with the benefits of insurance cover.

Title :   The benefits of burglary insurance
Publish Date :  Sun, 02 Apr 2017 8:45:00 +0530
Description :  Burglary insurance is an insurance policy that provides financial compensation for loss or damage caused to property and valuable items due to burglary or house breaking.

Title :   India: Retirement readiness of population is at nascent stage
Publish Date :  Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:30:26 GMT
Description :  India's state of "retirement readiness" and awareness of retirement investing are at a nascent stage. With a young population base of nearly 300 million+ people under the age of 35 in India, the stage is well set for raising awareness and promoting disciplined retirement savings schemes to enable retirement income security for all Indians, according to Mr Luis Valdes, President of CEO, Principal International, a global retirement and insurance solutions provider.

Title :   India: Regulator acts to increase motor insurance take-up
Publish Date :  Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:23:57 GMT
Description :  The insurance regulator IRDAI and General Insurance Corporation (GIC Re) will formulate a policy, which will make it mandatory for everyone buying a new vehicle to buy third-party liability insurance cover for three and five years for cars and two-wheelers respectively, at the time of vehicle registration.

Title :   India: Big dreams thwarted by poor financial planning
Publish Date :  Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:30:21 GMT
Description :  Indians are big dreamers but poor financial planners, according to a survey conducted by Aviva Life Insurance.

Title :   Tata AIA launches m-Insurance in partnership with TTSL
Publish Date :  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:53:38 GMT
Description :  m-Insurance provides life insurance cover of up to Rs one lakh for the telecom company's prepaid subscriber base in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Title :   IRDAI offers relief to large car owners
Publish Date :  Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:58:17 GMT
Description :  As against the 50% hike in rates proposed earlier, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has notified new rates at 40% from April 1.

Title :   India: Group medical insurance premiums set to rise In April
Publish Date :  Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:30:17 GMT
Description :  Insurers are gearing up to increase premium rates by 15-20% in group medical insurance next month, the start of the new financial year. Most large corporations renew their group health policies around the financial yearend.

Title :   General insurance premium set to go up from April 1
Publish Date :  Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:25:25 GMT
Description :  The increase will be in addition to the enhanced third party motor insurance rates, which too will come into effect from April.

Title :   Nine lesser known facts of health insurance you should not miss
Publish Date :  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:02:41 +0530
Description :  Anuj Gulati Health insurance has become a more transparent means to secure your family financially against all health issues.

Title :   India: SBI Life to go public
Publish Date :  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:46:42 GMT
Description :  India's largest lender, the State Bank of India, has announced that it would initiate an initial public offering (IPO) process to sell 10% of the life insurance joint venture SBI Life.

Title :   IT professional Lalwani can cut tax by Rs 1.6 lakh via pay structure revamp, NPS, health insurance
Publish Date :  Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:00:50 GMT
Description :  Lalwani and his family enjoy group health insurance but he should buy a health cover for his mother. This will help him cut tax too.

Title :   Protect first, save next: Why it#39;s important to get a term insurance plan
Publish Date :  Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:31:12 +0530
Description :  Protect first, save next: Why it#39;s important to get a term insurance plan Term insurance is all about financial protection âÂ?Â? it is a must for every individual with responsibilities towards their loved ones.

Title :   Insurance Queries: Should one increase sum insured with age?
Publish Date :  Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:52:56 GMT
Description :  Every week, an expert selected by ET answers queries from our readers on insurance.

Title :   Penalty proposed for violating insurance redressal norms
Publish Date :  Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:42:53 GMT
Description :  Insurance Ombudsman has given feedback to the government for making a provision for penalising the insurance companies in case they are not complying with it

Title :   Global: Medical tourism to present huge opportunity for health insurers
Publish Date :  Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:19 GMT
Description :  Eleven to 14 million patients travel overseas for medical treatment every year, driven by globalisation, accelerating advances in medical technology, medical inflation and rising affluence, presenting a big opportunity for health insurers, according to Mr Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux, Global Head of Health Reinsurance Partnerships, AXA, at Asia Insurance Review's 12th Asia Conference on Healthcare and Health Insurance, which ended yesterday.