Women with life insurance lower than men, says survey; check how India’s top 15 cities fare

The 'India Protection Quotient' survey, conducted by Max Life and Kantar IMRB, said while about 59 per cent of women as against 68 per cent men in urban India own life insurance policies, only 19 per

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Good News Travellers! Now buy travel insurance in less than 60 seconds

Now it is easier for individuals to buy travel insurance, especially in the wee hours before they are about to board a flight.

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Irdai asks insurers to share status of claims with policyholders from July 1

Insurance companies will have to inform about claim settlement status to policyholders at various stages of processing from July, Irdai said Wednesday.

Irdai asks insurers to share status of claims with policyholders from July 1

5 reasons why taking cover against critical health illnesses becomes a necessity

A majority of Indians continue to bear their medical expenses out of their pocket and at times even end up mortgaging their assets due to shortage of funds.

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Major change in insurance claim settlement process on cards; Here is how it will impact you

Receiving the insurance claim money as a lump sum is currently the only option for the policyholders of general and health insurance products.

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World Health Day 2019: Best critical illness insurance plans in India and what they cover

Unfortunately, there are some major critical illnesses that might put you under financial pressure as you may just need to take a sabbatical or even quit your job in order to recover from the illness.

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Emerging risks from new technology in insurance and ways to mitigate them

While technological innovations simplifies the process of securing new insurance policies, there are some potential risks that one could be exposed to.

Your expensive holiday abroad can turn from pleasure to pain; Do you have these critical travel insurance aspects covered?

With numerous developments in the travel insurance space, travel insurance now covers you in ways you don't even expect.

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Good news for car, bike owners! No increase in Motor TP insurance premiums from April 1

In a big relief to the motor insurance holders, the IRDAI has put the expected increase in annual premium for Third Party policies on hold until further orders.

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Should you buy life insurance for investing needs?

Can you use life insurance as an effective investment tool? Read on to find out.

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LIC launches a plan with regular and single premium options, 80C tax benefits

For the first time, the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has introduced an endowment insurance plan that has options of paying both regular and single premium to help individuals looking to m

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How do I decide if I am actually under-insured?

When you consider adequacy of insurance, you need to consider various insurance covers, including life cover and medical cover.

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How to file car insurance claims in case of fire

At times, you may be running a financed car and still paying the car loan EMIs on it. In such a case, when the loan outstanding is still there and the car gets damaged in a fire, you need to intimate

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How insurance companies fared in the last 10 months

Gross direct premium collection of non-life insurance companies grew 13.43% between April 2018 and February 2019. General insurers received premiums of Rs 1.52 lakh crore during the period, against Rs

Non-life insurers’ gross premium collection up 13%

Premium of private insurers grew by 7.6% in April-Feb period

First-year premium of life insurance companies grew by 7.6% for the period between April and February. Life insurers received premiums of Rs 1.77 lakh against Rs 1.64 lakh crore in a year ago.

Premium of private insurers grew at faster pace

Hurry up! Renew your car insurance policy by March 31 as Third Party insurance may become costly from April

Those who might be waiting till the last day to renew their motor insurance need to be cautious so that they don’t end up purchasing possibly at a higher price post policy expiry in April.

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Attention insurers! Spread awareness about insurance benefits first

The advertisement campaigns often launched by insurers focus on promoting particular insurance plans and not the concept of insurance.

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Discontinuing your insurance policy? Here are some tips

It is always better to convert your endowment policy to paid-up instead of surrendering it in case you want to close it for some reason

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Car Insurance: Know the new rules that will impact your car insurance premium in 2019

Two major announcements by IRDAI has changed the way car insurance is to be bought by every car owner. Here is how they may impact your car premium.

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Have financial dependents? Here is why you cannot afford not to have a term insurance

Before buying a term insurance policy, one should decide whether family members will need lump-sum, or staggered pay-outs to meet their needs.

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HDFC Life launches Sanchay Plus with guaranteed return to help you reduce financial uncertainties

The plan provides four benefit options – Guaranteed Maturity, Guaranteed Income, Life Long Income and Long Term Income – with the aim of enabling individuals to fulfill their financial needs at va

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Good news for Jet Privilege members! Airline offers life, health insurance without medical checkup

The airline claims that the process is completely hassle-free as the application process will be completed online and there is no requirement of any paper work.

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Travel insurance online: Make sure you pack this in as you head to participate in colourful events around the world

Travel-related risks are increasing year-on-year, making it most important for the travellers to take the necessary precautions and protect themselves with adequate travel insurance when going abroad.

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Car insurance: How to claim car insurance in case your car catches fire

Accidents are accidental in nature and there have been several incidences of cars catching fire while parked or even while plying on the roads.

For speedy settlement of insurance claims, Irdai panel suggests modifications in norms for surveyors, loss assessors

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India had set up a Working Group to examine and deliberate upon the existing framework for surveyors and loss assessors and make its recommendatio

Why women in India need to buy health insurance

It would be ideal to get a health plan that offers a cover of at least Rs 5 lakh. You can take a top-up plan also if required.

Love your dog, birds, other pets? Go for pet insurance

Pet insurance, like any other insurance, is a risk-mitigating product that covers unexpected expenses related to pets.

In India, pet insurance is available for dogs, cats, birds, sheep, goats, horses, rabbits, elephants etc.
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