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IRDAI issues new outsourcing guidelines for insurers

The sectoral watchdog Irdai has issued new guidelines on outsourcing activities by insurers by clearly defining the areas of work that should be done in- house and those which can be handed out to third-parties.

Why good home-care health system is needed in rural areas

Anil K. Rajvanshi/IANS

Last month, my mother, who is 92, fell in the bathroom and broke her pelvic bone. I live in the rural town of Phaltan in western Maharashtra and to get a simple X-ray done was a nightmare.

Insurers may offer discounts to customers via e-commerce sale

Insurers may offer discounts to customers via e-commerce sale

Insurance companies may offer discounts to customers if their policies are sold through e-commerce websites, Irdai said Thursday.

 

Insurance penetration in India may cross 4% mark in 2017: Report

Insurance penetration in India may cross 4% mark in 2017: Report

By the end of 2017, insurance penetration in India is expected to cross the 4 percent mark amid proliferation of insurance schemes, says a report.

Govt gave clearance to the listing of govt general insurance companies

Govt gave clearance to the listing of govt general insurance companies. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Donald Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare

Donald Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.

Digital payments firm FreeCharge to offer free insurance on wallet balance

Digital payments firm FreeCharge to offer free insurance on wallet balance

The Snapdeal-owned company has partnered Reliance General to provide free insurance on wallet balance of up to Rs 20,000 on their e-wallets.

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.