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  • ULIP: High charges, low returns!   

    We profile a retail investor who feels he made the wrong investment choice. Here's why.

    03 Apr 2008, 10.32 am

  • Health insurance + investment = Bad combo  

    When insurance mixes with investment, it may NOT be such a good idea. Here's why.

    19 Mar 2008, 6.05 pm

  • FY09 inflows from insurance cos to be $15bn: ICICI PruLife  

    Puneet Nanda, CIO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance told CNBC-TV18 that he expects a market return at 15% CAGR, over the next 5 years. He sees the FY09 inflows from insurance companies at USD 15 billion. He also sees interest rat...

    31 Dec 2007, 11.28 am  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Getting married? Get wedding insurance  

    This is the most exciting moment of your life. But can the perfect day get ruined by sheer unpredictability?

    17 Nov 2007, 2.52 pm

  • Continue to see healthy flows in equity schemes: ICICI Pru    

    Puneet Nanda, CIO, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance said that they expect to see 8.5-9% GDP growth despite lower September Iip numbers. He added that though the political development was positive it will have no significant impact ...

    15 Nov 2007, 11.32 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Don't take this risk with insurance  

    Precautions to make sure that your Will is what you intend it to be

    18 Oct 2007, 12.10 pm

  • Insurance cos to infuse $15-20 bn in equities in 1-2 yrs   

    S Sarkar, Executive Director-Investments of LIC said that the market fall has provided them with a good opportunity to invest. He added that the current situation was more conducive for their investment philosophy and that they ar...

    23 Aug 2007, 11.31 am

  • Mkts giving good opportunities to buy at dips: Tata AIG   

    Prasun Gajri, Sr VP & Head-Investments, Tata AIG said that the markets are giving good opportunities to buy at every dip and that they are using this entire volatility as an opportunity.

    20 Aug 2007, 4.45 pm

  • Why ULIPs ban protects your interests   

    Many people have voiced protest against the complex drafting of some ULIPs. Here's why.

    20 Aug 2007, 1.34 pm

  • Sell your insurance policy to raise cash  

    Treat your insurance policy like any other asset, if you have a classic policy.

    27 Jul 2007, 11.10 am

  • Car insurance sans tariff?  

    Tariffs on the general insurance industry were lifted six months ago. What's the impact on your car insurance premium?

    26 Jun 2007, 10.58 am

  • Should you surrender your insurance policy?  

    More often than not, insurance policies do not make efficient investment products.

    24 Apr 2007, 3.59 pm

  • Higher allocations in mid, small caps: ICICI Pru   

    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company is to launch two funds, Flexi-fund and a ULIP fund, one of them is a balanced one, and the other one is a growth fund. Puneet Nanda, CIO at ICICI Prudential LIC says that the funds are a way...

    16 Mar 2007, 4.36 pm

  • Have you insured your health?  

    In tending to their home, their children, their husbands and parents, women quite ignore -- and are even unaware of -- their own psychological and physical needs.

    21 Feb 2007, 4.41 pm

  • An open letter to all who love their lives  

    Is your spending like that of a millionaire and insurance cover like that of a pauper? This one is for you.

    16 Feb 2007, 9.28 am

  • Insurance expectations from Budget 2007  

    Keeping in mind, the vital role-played by life insurance in mobilizing long-term savings and providing security to policy-holders, government needs to make some changes in the current tax structure.

    15 Feb 2007, 6.02 pm

  • Old age hopes from Union Budget 2007  

    To ensure that people save for their old age, we need fiscal policies that serve to incentivise this, and offer benefits that urge people to stay invested in the long term.

    13 Feb 2007, 4.43 pm

  • How Mr. Singh lost Rs 24 lakh...just like that  

    If you are the proud owner of a ULIP – go back and check the premium you pay and find out the minimum premium that is payable for your policy.

    25 Jan 2007, 1.54 pm

  • No home insurance if you go on holiday  

    Your householders policy won't cover any risk if your house remains unoccupied for a certain number of days. But coverage can continue if you inform your insurer and get confirmation.

    08 Jan 2007, 4.40 pm

  • Cancer history in family? Consider Cancer Care  

    Cancer Care covers cancer but has a waiting period of over a year. Also the benefits are in parts. Ascertain whether you really need it. Else go for a critical illness policy that covers a lot at a nominal cost

    05 Jan 2007, 6.44 pm

  • Your car insurance premium to get cheaper  

    Detariffing is all set to take place from January 1, 2007. Which means your past track record location of your house, your car model, usage pattern etc will determine the premia

    02 Jan 2007, 10.29 am

  • Anmol Jeevan: A must to cover pure risk  

    Covering risk becomes more important if you’ve liabilities such as a home loan. Since a pure term cover offer nothing more than risk coverage go for the cheapest available and for the maximum term

    22 Dec 2006, 7.45 pm

  • Your dad needs angioplasty: Who’ll foot the Rs 2 lakh bill?  

    Considering the increasing costs of medical care in India, it is becoming necessary to have a safety net, for individuals to fall back on, following a medical emergency.

    14 Dec 2006, 12.21 pm

  • Kotak Sukhi Jeevan - old wine in new bottle  

    In case of death during the policy term Kotak Sukhi Jeevan would pay the sum assured only from the second year. Which means during the first year there’s no risk cover.

    08 Dec 2006, 3.26 pm

  • Child insurance plans: Make an informed choice  

    Planning for your children’s future is perhaps one of the most important things that you do even before your child is born.

    27 Nov 2006, 10.30 am

  • Buy mediclaim in addition to your company group cover  

    If you are covered under group insurance policy, you should take another cover, in addition to the base employee cover. Additional cover is useful in 2-3 conditions.

    22 Nov 2006, 4.49 pm

  • Busted: 10 insurance myths that can prove costly  

    In any language, and in any part of the world, there is no logic for buying life insurance for a person on whom nobody is financially dependant.

    09 Nov 2006, 1.36 pm

  • When to say NO to insurance  

    Buy insurance when you need it and not when insurance agents need it. Buy it to insure your family and not to save tax.

    26 Oct 2006, 1.35 pm

  • ICICI Pru Life Invest Shield: Guarantee at a cost  

    The premium allocation charges in the initial years in the guarantee plans are a shade higher than the non-guarantee plans, since the cost of guarantee is higher over a short time frame.

    17 Oct 2006, 7.52 pm

  • Detariffing: Risks and Challenges  

    Come January 1, 2007, insurance companies will come under a detariffing regime. The insurance market maybe ready for this change, but what are the other challenges ahead?

    10 Oct 2006, 11.02 am

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