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  • Got your first paycheck? Time to get yourself a health insurance policy Dec 02, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    Got your first paycheck? Time to get yourself a health insurance policy

    A health emergency may be far from your mind when you start your career, but it is best to have an adequate health cover. Likewise, motor and cyber insurance covers, too, deserve a place in your protection portfolio.

  • Finance Ministry proposes issuance of one licence for all kinds of insurance Dec 01, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    Finance Ministry proposes issuance of one licence for all kinds of insurance

    Insurers can also apply for any subclass of business like motor, health, and accident.

  • How will IRDAI's latest proposal on agent commissions play out for policyholders? Dec 01, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    How will IRDAI's latest proposal on agent commissions play out for policyholders?

    IRDAI has allowed higher agent commissions within the overall expense cap, modifying its August 2022 proposal to drastically cut commissions. Under the new proposal, commissions may not come down, but one can save on premiums by buying policies directly from insurers.

  • What are motor insurance add-on covers? Nov 30, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    What are motor insurance add-on covers?

  • Approval for 18 insurance companies in pipeline: IRDAI chief Nov 28, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    Approval for 18 insurance companies in pipeline: IRDAI chief

    The IRDAI has also suggested the government to ease the minimum capital requirement of Rs 100 crore and permit the regulator to fix the amount depending upon business plans of the prospective company.

  • India’s small insurers get the wings to grow as IRDA eases rules Nov 28, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    India’s small insurers get the wings to grow as IRDA eases rules

    IRDA’s relaxations could see competition heating up in the insurance space in the coming years 

  • The big, fat Indian wedding can be insured, but only the rich go for it Nov 28, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    The big, fat Indian wedding can be insured, but only the rich go for it

    Wedding insurance is a relatively untapped market and popular with mainly weddings that cost in excess of around Rs 50 lakh. It covers you against uncertainties beyond your control. But if you get second thoughts about your life partner and call the wedding off, the insurance doesn't offer any solace.

  • IRDAI eases investment and solvency norms, allows corporate agents up to 9 tie-ups Nov 25, 2022 10:02 PM IST

    IRDAI eases investment and solvency norms, allows corporate agents up to 9 tie-ups

    The insurance regulator said the amendments will promote ease of doing business and simplify the process of setting up an insurance in India.

  • Simply Save | Your guide to picking the right health insurance policy Nov 24, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Simply Save | Your guide to picking the right health insurance policy

    In this edition of the Simply save podcast, Kapil Mehta - Co-founder and CEO of SecureNow Insurance Brokers - explains how to buy an independent health insurance policy and identify the right plan with the help of Moneycontrol-SecureNow Health Insurance Ratings

  • Explained: AYUSH coverage in health insurance Nov 23, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    Explained: AYUSH coverage in health insurance

  • Kotak General launches ‘Meter’, a 'pay-as-you-use' car insurance optional add-on Nov 22, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    Kotak General launches ‘Meter’, a 'pay-as-you-use' car insurance optional add-on

    The rider benefit offers up to a 40 percent renewal discount or cash-back to policyholders with limited car usage. This is applicable to the own damage component, and not the mandatory third-party insurance element

  • Stock watch: PB Fintech surges in flat market as brokerages see 50% upside Nov 18, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    Stock watch: PB Fintech surges in flat market as brokerages see 50% upside

    In Q2, the company’s consolidated loss narrowed to Rs 186.63 crore compared to Rs 204.44 crore loss registered in the same quarter last year

  • Pet insurance: Is it a must-have for your furry kids? Nov 18, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    Pet insurance: Is it a must-have for your furry kids?

    A pet insurance policy offers to financially secure the overall health and well-being of your pets by taking care of treatment costs and even third-party liability if the pet happens to bite someone or damage property.

  • Understanding the workings of graded covers within group insurance policies Nov 18, 2022 08:51 AM IST

    Understanding the workings of graded covers within group insurance policies

    Insurance benefits could be differentiated on the basis of designation, salary, family size, or a combination of these factors.

  • What are health policies' permanent exclusions? Nov 16, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    What are health policies' permanent exclusions?

  • World Diabetes Day | Health insurers say yes to diabetics, but higher premiums are a not-so-sweet reality Nov 14, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    World Diabetes Day | Health insurers say yes to diabetics, but higher premiums are a not-so-sweet reality

    It’s easier for diabetics to obtain health insurance policies, but not being upfront about your pre-existing conditions could result in rejection of claims

  • MC Explains: Advanced, emerging treatment procedures covered under health insurance policies Nov 10, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    MC Explains: Advanced, emerging treatment procedures covered under health insurance policies

    From stem cell therapy to oral chemotherapy, insurance companies are mandated to cover certain modern medical procedures. But stringent sub-limits enforced by some insurance companies may serve as a deterrent to a reasonable claim.

  • Tiger Global-backed Plum Insurance lays off 36 employees Nov 09, 2022 01:40 PM IST

    Tiger Global-backed Plum Insurance lays off 36 employees

    Co-founders Abhishek Poddar and Saurabh Arora attributed the layoffs to the tough market conditions that have plagued the startup space since earlier this year.

  • PB Fintech CEO Yashish Dahiya: Investors need to know we are a boring company that will keep growing; there will be no tamasha Nov 09, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    PB Fintech CEO Yashish Dahiya: Investors need to know we are a boring company that will keep growing; there will be no tamasha

    PB Fintech is aiming to deliver Rs 1,000 crore in profits by FY27. The company aims to increase the annual run rate for insurance premiums from Rs 10,000 crore currently to Rs 35,000 crore by FY27.

  • United India Insurance offers a new top-up policy. A Moneycontrol review Nov 08, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    United India Insurance offers a new top-up policy. A Moneycontrol review

    Buying a super top-up policy is a simple and cost-effective way of enhancing your health insurance cover. But watch out for the entry age barrier.

  • Why policyholders are unhappy with insurance companies Nov 07, 2022 11:50 AM IST

    Why policyholders are unhappy with insurance companies

    The Mumbai Insurance Ombudsman annual report shows an increase in health insurance complaints in 2021-22, on account of partial claim payout, rejection due to ‘unnecessary’ hospitalisation, amidst other COVID-19 related complaints.

  • IRDAI in talks with government for relaxation of Rs 100-crore entry capital for insurers: Debasish Panda Nov 06, 2022 02:38 PM IST

    IRDAI in talks with government for relaxation of Rs 100-crore entry capital for insurers: Debasish Panda

    Doing away with the minimum capital requirement of Rs 100 crore would allow entry of small, specialised and niche players, which would help in increased insurance penetration and density in the country.

  • Not happy with your health insurer? Just port out—lock, stock, and bonus Nov 04, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Not happy with your health insurer? Just port out—lock, stock, and bonus

    You can only port your policy at the time of renewal. So start the process at least 45-60 days prior to the expiry of your existing policy

  • First job, first paycheck? Now set the money agenda for years ahead Oct 27, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    First job, first paycheck? Now set the money agenda for years ahead

    Spend some, save some and plan your investments and taxes. First-time salary earners should learn the ropes of money management quickly to ensure they don’t squander their money away.

  • Bought a car this Diwali? Now, here’s how to bring down your insurance costs Oct 26, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    Bought a car this Diwali? Now, here’s how to bring down your insurance costs

    Many motor insurance policies now reward good driving behaviour by reducing premiums on cars that are not used too frequently