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Non-life insurance premium soars 86% in September to Rs 14,950 crore

Non-life insurance premium soars 86% in September to Rs 14,950 crore

Of the total premium underwritten by non-life insurance companies during the month, public insurers garnered Rs 9,164.10 crore while private players took a combined Rs 5,785.90 crore, according to Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) data.

GST: Life insurers want exemption; general differential rates

As the GST rollout plans gathers momentum, life insurers sought exemption from the new taxation regime on premium income, while general insurers have demanded differential rates for their products.

Govt to bear healthcare expenses of BPL families

Govt to bear healthcare expenses of BPL families

Noting that costly healthcare facilities were wiping away the finances of the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that government will bear healthcare expenses of up to Rs 1 lakh annually of BPL families. 

Rail passengers to get insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh from Sept for just Re 1

Rail passengers to get insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh from Sept for just Re 1

Train passengers booking their tickets online through the IRCTC website will be able to opt for travel insurance cover from September for a premium of just Re 1.

From Sept 1, rail passengers to get Rs 10 lakh insurace cover for premium of just Re 1

From Sept 1, rail passengers to get Rs 10 lakh insurace cover for premium of just Re 1

Starting September, passengers booking tickets through the IRCTC website can avail of a travel accident cover for a premium as low as Re 1 for an insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh.

Akshay Kumar bats for insurance for stuntmen in Bollywood

Akshay Kumar bats for insurance for stuntmen in Bollywood

Akshay Kumar is busy promoting his next comedy film ‘Housefull 3’.

LIC to hire 2 lakh agents, targets 4 crore new policy issuance

LIC to hire 2 lakh agents, targets 4 crore new policy issuance

Giving itself an ambitious target, insurance behemoth LIC aims to double its business in terms of new policy issuance to four crore in the current fiscal and will hire two lakh new agents to augment its field strength.

Govt taps KVKs to create awareness on crop insurance scheme

Govt taps KVKs to create awareness on crop insurance scheme

The Centre is making a concerted push to create awareness among farmers about the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojan (PMFBY) at 583 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs).

Driven by IT sector, Karnataka is country's top job creator

Driven by IT sector, Karnataka is country's top job creator

Karnataka has been ranked as the country's top job creating state with over 24 percent share during the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, according to a study.

India Post's network value rocks! Over 60 financial giants woo for partnership

India Post's network value rocks! Over 60 financial giants woo for partnership

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: India Post's modernisation drive has already started paying it off in terms of upping its brand value.

Arun Jaitley launches crop insurance schemes

Arun Jaitley launches crop insurance schemes

Terming agriculture as "absolutely critical to the country`s economy," union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched the "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana" and "Unified Package Insurance Scheme".

Assam Assembly elections: AIUDF offers insurance to workers against poll violence

The AIUDF of Lok Sabha member Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has offered its workers insurance against election-related violence in Assam.

Assam party offers insurance to workers against poll violence

Assam party offers insurance to workers against poll violence

AIUDF Sirajuddin Ajmal has asked party workers to buy accidental insurance policies paying just Rs.716.

FM Jaitley proposes listing of PSU general insurance companies

FM Jaitley proposes listing of PSU general insurance companies

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday proposed listing of four wholly-owned PSU general insurance companies.

Rail Budget : LIC To Invest INR 1.5 Lakh Crore in Railways in 5 Years

The Budget has announced that LIC will be investing INR 1.5 Lakh Crore in Railwa eastablishment in coming five years.

Now, check your LIC policies, status and even buy new ones online

Now, check your LIC policies, status and even buy new ones online

The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Monday launched its own insurance repository – LIC E-services -- which will allow its existing customers to check details of policies, including settlement status, online as well as buy new ones.

Insurance industry seeks hike in tax exemption limit

Government should raise tax exemption limit for health insurance and introduce fiscal measures to help increase its penetration, say industry officials.

PM Narendra Modi wants 50% farmers to join Crop Insurance Scheme

PM Narendra Modi wants 50% farmers to join Crop Insurance Scheme

Highlighting benefits of the just-announced Crop Insurance Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said awareness about it should be spread across the country so that at least 50 percent of the farmers join it within two years.

Govt clears 'life transforming' Rs 17,600-cr new crop insurance scheme for farmers

Govt clears 'life transforming' Rs 17,600-cr new crop insurance scheme for farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the scheme wherein the Centre will provide Rs 8,800 crore annually to make up for almost all of the premium for the crop insured, as a move "that will transform the lives of the farmers in a big way".