Life insurers’ new biz premium income nearly flat at Rs 24,466 cr in Dec

Life insurers’ collective new business premium income stayed nearly flat from a year ago at Rs 24,466.46 crore in December 2021, data from Irdai showed on Friday. The new business premium, or the first year premium, of 24 life insurance companies had stood at Rs 24,383.42 crore in December 2020. IPO-bound insurance behemoth LIC, however, … Read more

‘Assets under management by LIC doubled in 2020-21’

The Assets Under Management (AUMs) of the IPO-bound Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) more than doubled to ₹36.7 trillion on a standalone basis in FY21 from ₹16.18 trillion in the previous year, according to officials privy to presentations made to potential investors. AUMs comprise investments made by the behemoth and assets held to cover … Read more

LIC valuation delay likely to push IPO plan beyond FY22

The government is unlikely to come up with the IPO of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) in the current financial year ending March 2022, as the valuation of the state-owned behemoth is taking more than anticipated time, and the preparatory work is still far from complete. There are still some issues that need to be addressed … Read more

Something seems to be wrong with ICICI Lombard

I have a ICICI Lombard Car insurance policy coming up for renewal. and here is my experience – Tried renewing it on ICICI Lombard’s website and it was just not responding. I tried for straight two days. Tried to do it on Coverfox – ICICI Lomard’s quoted premium was 3x of others I didn’t bother … Read more

ICICI Lombard launches BeFit cashless OPD and wellness solution to users

ICICI Lombard has launched BeFit,  a service provided through its ILTakeCare app that gives customers benefits of complete OPD services—that is, doctor consultation, pharmacy, diagnostics services, etc.—on a cashless basis. “The solution empowers customers to benefit from a host of wellness services. As good health and immunity gain importance, this comprehensive solution will come in … Read more

HDFC Life at strong support levels

HDFC Life has been an under performer for last 2 years – in October 2019 it reached a high of Rs 644 and is currently trading at a price of about Rs 690. There are multiple reasons for the underperformance including Covid related concerns on the life insurance business as well as factors specific to … Read more