Life insurance firms reported 84.2% rise in first-year premium for April

Life insurance companies reported a robust 84.2% increase in first-year premium to ₹17,939.62 crore for April on the back of a good show by market leader, the Life Insurance Corporation of India. For LIC, the first-year premium rose 141.3% at ₹11,716.70 crore (₹4,856.76 crore), a development that is bound to bring cheer for the behemoth … Read more

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

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