Allow mkt-driven price for third party motor pool insurance
What would be the impact of slowdown in auto segment on general insurers?
The motor-pool premium is falling. Due to a slowdown, particularly in the passenger car and CV sides, it is expected that the pool will take a hit of 10%. However, we are still growing due to a better underwriting and claim settlement exercises. Motor pool alone accounts for 62% of our premium, followed by 19% from health.
It seems you are going slow on commercial side, including fire, engineering and group health. What are the reasons?
Of course, we have decided to go slow on this segment as the market is witnessing heavy discounting due to competition. We found it is not viable to match such high discounts almost to 95% in areas such as fire, engineering, bulk premium, shipping and marine. It is worsening further after the detariff situation. However, we will focus on this area with value addition without going for much discounting with the help of our partner Mitsui of Japan. The commercial segment contributes 12% to our
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