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Latest Articles in Insurance

All You Need To Know Before Buying Life Insurance

Here's is a nine-question checklist that can act as your saviour when it comes to avoiding nearly all life insurance related traps

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Why TROP Makes Little Sense

If you go against common sense and choose a TROP, make sure you don’t opt for a term exceeding 10 years

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LIC New Bima Bachat: Neither Bima, Nor Bachat

Avoid LIC's New Bima Bachat - it's neither 'Bima' nor 'Bachat'. Combine a simple term plan with a well-diversified portfolio of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds instead

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How Budget 2017 Could Affect Insurance In India

There’s a case in the upcoming budget for a revision of the way annuities are taxed. The demonetisation-led digitisation of payments and the subsequent widening of the tax net has created scope for tax cuts

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For A Healthy Future

Having adequate health insurance is the cornerstone of a robust financial plan. But choose wisely between family floater and individual plans

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From Ulip To U-turn

Linked plans were ‘good’ as long as commissions on them were high. Agents now prefer selling low-yielding non-linked plans to investors

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Health Insurance Goes Digital

The sector will see an upsurge in e-proposals as more people will purchase policies through mobile apps and software

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Insure Your Life For A Secure Future

Life insurance is a powerful financial tool with a wealth of benefits for you and your loved ones. It gives you financial security and keeps you worry free from the uncertainties of life. Here are the precautions you must take while purchasing a life insurance plan

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Traditional Life Insurance Terminologies… Simplified

If the plethora of complex -sounding terminologies related to your traditional Life Insurance policy are leaving you flummoxed, you're not alone. Even many seasoned insurance buyers haven't been able to fully wrap their heads around many of the nuances of their policies! For your benefit, here are a few of the most relevant features of your traditional (or "non-linked") Life Insurance plan, minus the jargon.

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LIC's 'Not-So-Shiny' Diamond

Smart investors will be doing their personal finances a favour by giving this "not-so-shiny" diamond a wide berth! Fortunately, you won't have a choice after 31st August

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How Do Insurance Companies Determine Your Premium?

The premium varies between insurers and it's advisable to shop around before you sign on the dotted lines of your insurance policy

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IRDA Extends Grace Period For Renewal Premiums

Annual Mode Renewal Premium payments due on 31st December can now be made as late as 30th January 2017

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IRDA Releases October 31st Numbers. Is The Industry Really Moving Forward?

The report indicates a 30.37 per cent growth (from 66,997 Crores to 87,343 Crores) in the mobilisation of first year premiums compared to the business sourced in the corresponding period

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Three Kinds Of Life Insurance - And How They're Mis-sold

Invest Rs 2269 per month - for how long? Is the pension monthly or annual? Is this amount guaranteed or 'indicative'? These opaque messages are meaningless and misleading. Give them a pass

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Unleashing The Power Of Focus

Over the past five years, ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip Equity Fund has delivered stellar returns of 15.32% per annum, beating the benchmark by close to 4.5% per annum

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