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  • Experts Says That Insurers Should Oblige to Claims Made Due To A Natural Calamity

    Cyclone Vardah has caused significant damage to buildings, automobiles, and businesses in Chennai. Insurance companies are now flooded with numerous insurance claims from policyholders who had taken home insurance hoping to protect their house in case of eventuality. When insurance companies say that they protect your home and cover for any expenses caused due to a natural calamity, they do not mention in specific that they do not cover damages caused due to rainfall. It is mostly found in the exclusions list in the insurance documents written in small letters. This christmas is not a time to celebrate for Chennai residents as rain has caused severe damage to their properties. Puneet Sahni, Head Product Development in SBI Insurance Company stated that normally damages caused by rainfall is not covered by insurance companies however cyclone Vardah has caused an havoc in Chennai and insurance companies should act morally and accept claims made.

    2 January 2017

  • Home Insurance one of the least owned policies in the country

    Although India has seen a whopping $9.8 billion loss due to natural disasters like earthquakes, cyclones, floods, tsunamis, and storm surges, home insurance is still one of the least owned insurance policies in the country.

    Pointing out the same, a media house recently reported that there are actually plenty of advantages to owning a home insurance policy.

    In the report, the media house listed out the various covers a home insurance policy would provide the policyholders. Among the many things a home insurance covers, the main ones include protection against natural disasters, man-made disasters, against terror attacks and riots, and also provides coverage against the contents of a house.

    29 November 2016

  • Must have insurance policies for newly-weds

    A young newly-married individual usually has a long work life ahead of him/her, and subsequently many hurdles to cross before he/she creates wealth and financial securities for the family. Listed below are some of the essential insurance products that he/she must purchase in order to secure the family’s savings:

    • Life term insurance - A term insurance plan is a low-cost policy that is ideal for a person with a family. There is no investment component involved in the coverage. One can look for a cover that is 20 times his/her current annual income for securing his/her long-term financial needs.
    • Health insurance plan - Hospitalisation expenses today are highly steep; hence, it is inevitable that one is in possession of a suitable health insurance policy. A cover provided by the employer may not be sufficient, as this would cease to exist when one leaves his/her job. To ensure that the cost of premium is low, it is advisable to purchase a family floater plan.
    • Critical Plan - A Critical Illness Insurance plan will protect the policyholder upon the diagnosis of a specified critical illness. The insurance provides the beneficiary a lump sum amount for the treatment of the disease.
    • Home Insurance - A home insurance policy will provide coverage for damage to the structure of the house from situations like fire. It also protects the contents of the home. The house owner or a tenant can purchase this policy.

    11 November 2016

  • Insurance Market Experiences A Boom Following 2015 Chennai Floods

    Following the widespread destruction caused by the Chennai floods last year, the insurance sector has registered a significant 40% to 50% growth in policy sales not only in Chennai but also its surrounding areas as residents of the city becoming increasingly aware towards protection of their assets. According to reports, insurance claims following the floods touched Rs 5,000 crore.

    The floods caused losses amounting to more than $2 billion, out of which the insured losses amounted to $0.8 billion. Analysis done by Swiss Re indicated that a major portion of the losses were reported from commercial entities, given that Chennai houses a large number of manufacturing companies, especially pertaining to the automotive industry. The boom in the insurance sector can primarily be attributed to customers opting for motor insurance and home insurance while companies are opting for fire insurance policies, motor insurance and machinery insurance.

    3 October 2016

  • Terrorist Attack Cover: An Add-on to Property Insurance Policy

    Anticipating the increasing risk of terror attacks, insurance analysts suggest that it is wise on the part of customers to cover social events, public gatherings and the like. However, insurance companies follow certain measures for taking such requests into consideration. First and foremost being the assessment of risk factor.

    Generally, individuals who have properties near to the most vulnerable locations should take insurance covers for terrorist attacks. These policies can be opted as an enhancement to their existing property insurance. Even the cost of terrorism cover is significantly low when compared to other insurance products.

    30 September 2016

  • Chennai Floods Leads to Increase in Home Insurance Purchase

    The Chennai floods that ravaged the city the previous year have led to a spike in the number of home insurance enquiries.

    Insurers have reported an increase in the number of home insurance policies being sold in the city and its neighbouring areas, with sales going up by 30%.

    The floods that hit Chennai in November and December of 2015 resulted in damage worth Rs.14,000 crore, with about 35% of this being insured losses.

    The need for home insurance and its benefits have been publicized after the floods, with leading insurers carrying out awareness campaigns in the aftermath of the flood.

    A mere fraction of the claims paid out after the floods were for insured homes, but the renewed public interest appears to be changing the trend as homeowners opt for comprehensive coverage.

    12 September 2016

  • Unclaimed Insurance Amounting to Over Rs.11,000 Crore

    According to reports, over Rs.11,000 crore are currently being held by insurance companies in the way of unclaimed amounts.

    Parliament was informed of this in the recent session by the Minister of State for Finance. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) alone has over Rs.5,934 crore in unclaimed amounts as on March 31, 2016.

    The large amount still unclaimed by policyholders has been described as something of a concern, with this amount accumulated over a period of time.

    The majority of the unclaimed amount stems from the life insurance and home insurance sectors arising out of death benefit, maturity claim, survival benefit etc.

    Premiums that have not been claimed for over 6 months are also included in this category.

    10 September 2016

  • Listing Insurance Companies to become Mandatory

    IRDAI, the insurance regulator, will be releasing an exposure draft soon in an effort to make it compulsory for insurance companies to be listed. A discussion paper on the issue has already been released. The purpose of this paper was to emphasize the need for listing firms, and that listed companies will have stricter norms regarding disclosure. Presently, only ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has plans for listing the company. There will be more transparency in the insurance system when companies are listed. In terms of the number of insurance policies sold in 2015-16 and the premium income, the life insurance sector showed growth in double digits. These numbers have not been seen since 5 years. The high growth is mainly a result of the amendment to the Gratuity Act making the amount payable Rs.10 lakhs from Rs.3 lakhs. The gratuities are payable by the insurance companies resulting in higher funding. A number of banks have partnered with insurance firms as the IRDAI recently introduced new bancassurance norms allowing banks to sell only 9 policies which is 3 in each category of life, non-life and health insurance.

    1 September 2016

  • Robbery from home to be covered in renters and homeowners cover

    You receive plenty of indemnity for what you spend for your renter’s insurance and home owner’s insurance. For instance, many such policies related to home insurance protects possessions stolen outside of your house, which is known as ‘off-premises coverage’. These policies also cover pet bites, damage to property, and your stuffs among others. You are also protected if your house belongings get stolen from, say, your car while parked elsewhere. 10 percent is the standard amount you will get after a claim. Hence please go through your policy carefully to know what all you can claim for and whether it qualifies for ‘off-premises claim’.

    29 August 2016

  • Unclaimed Insurance Amounting to Over Rs.11,000 Crore

    According to reports, over Rs.11,000 crore are currently being held by insurance companies in the way of unclaimed amounts.

    Parliament was informed of this in the recent session by the Minister of State for Finance. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) alone has over Rs.5,934 crore in unclaimed amounts as on March 31, 2016.

    The large amount still unclaimed by policyholders has been described as something of a concern, with this amount accumulated over a period of time.

    The majority of the unclaimed amount stems from the life insurance and home insurance sectors arising out of death benefit, maturity claim, survival benefit etc.

    Premiums that have not been claimed for over 6 months are also included in this category.

    25 August 2016

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Home Insurance Reviews

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  • Bharti Axa Home Insurance
    " Premium should be economical"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I paid premium of Rs.1.5 lakh to Bharti Axa for home insurance it has the tenure upto loan end peroid of 20 years. I believe its covers all natural calamities like earth quake, the premium is huge as compared to others. I got the policy paper through PNB Housing,
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Good"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    They have charged me a premium of 1.4L for the home insurance which is 26 years. I have received the insurance paper from HDFC ERGO. Actually the premium is on higher side when compared to other insurer but have no other go. The customer service is always good. They have given me better benefits but still looking for bit more.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019
  • review Home Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I do have a home insurance with SBI GENERAL INSURANCE and it was offered along with the home loan. They have charged me 6K for 15 years. I have no claims till now. I have received the insurance documents. It has lot of benefits. I have not contacted the customer service.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
  • review Home Insurance
    "Good for future"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I don't have any experience of claiming anything in this policy. Its covered with the complete home and products like all the electronic items. I have made the one time premium amount of Rs. 35000 for 25 years. They have given me a coverage amount of Rs. 16 lakhs. When i avail my home loan they have offered this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Average"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have insured my home with HDFC , home got insured at 174000 and the customer service is good , they help me through out the process . Only i got disappointed at one place they wrongly updated my name . My premium amount use to get auto debited from my account . It was average experience .
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Average Service"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I had taken this insurance policy a while back and the premium had been paying on a Quarterly basis. The premium amount has been around 80,000 and the payment method has been simple. Their customer support has responsive and is helpful at times.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Home Insurance
    "Satisfactory"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    At the time of home loan they have issued me a home insurance with ICICI Lombard actually the product was good. They have more number of branches. I took the policy amount of 1L which is one time premium for 20 years. The sum assured is 40L. I am very much happy with their service.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , pune
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Home Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have take Home Insurance from the Icici which i got through my Home loan where its been given by them . The premium amount which i paid for the is quiet high , The explained the policy very well and but they haven't given the document for that , as i don't know the sum assured amount and policy details.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Should be transparent"
    0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
    I took home insurance from HDFC Ergo by paying the premium around Rs. 3 lakhs. In the beginning they were communicated the policy for whole 25 years, now they were telling its only for 5 years. If I want to continue then I need to renew it. The policy is good it covers all natural calamities, fire, rain etc. But they should be transparent in their communication.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jan 03, 2019
  • ICICI Lombard Home Insurance
    "Good Service provider"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    ICICI lombard gave me the medical coverage of Rs. 5 lakhs its entire family. The brand value is good to tie reputed hospital in area. Once I used the policy for dengue fever, they gave me cash less treatment for 10 days, they didn't charge any money. I just submitted medical card and id proof.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "I want to top up my Home loan to HDFC bank home loan departm"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Very good response by bank bazaar to connect HDFC bank home loan web site, very quick response by Bank Bazaar, Iam very happy to say if bank authorities will reply my application I am very thankful to you bank Bazaar.------------------------
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Nov 06, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Good Protection for House"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    While I was taking loan from HDFC bank they taken amount for the home insurance for the tenure period of five years. I think they gave me the cover for different calamities, glass, raining, fire etc. But I thought for long tenure but they gave minimal tenure period for the home protection.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , chennai
    Reviewed on Nov 05, 2018
  • review Home Insurance
    "Safe and secured"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have paid Rs. 50 to 60k premium for home insurance in SBI General for the tenure of 20 years, they give coverage for natural calamities. The documentation process was smooth and they gave me good policy coverage based on the home valuation.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , pune
    Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018
  • review Home Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I've a home insurance from the New India Assurance. Considering the nominal premium I pay, the policy offers complete protection for the house and the entire appliances. It is a very useful policy in case of any mis happenings.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have recently got a home insurance with HDFC ERGO one month back, i am satisfied with this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount for this insurance policy. I was informed about the terms and conditions of this policy from the customer service team.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Jun 05, 2018
  • ICICI Lombard Home Insurance
    "Not satisfied"
    0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
    I have a home insurance with ICICI Lombard from last 16 years, they gave the soft copy and hard copy of the insurance on time. A premium of Rs 3130 has to be paid for this home insurance for 15 years. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on May 24, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Good policy to use"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I need to pay the premium amount of Rs,10,000 every year to the home insurance policy . The HDFC ergo has gave me the home insurance policy around 2 years ago. The customer support service is good from the HDFC ergo and I pay the premium amount through ECS mode. This policy has the tenure of 10years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , jaipur
    Reviewed on May 03, 2018
  • review Home Insurance
    "Good policy to use"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have insured my home with the SBI general insurance company. I have got this policy around 5 years ago. This policy has the tenure of 20yeras. I have paid Rs,55000 and it is valid for next 20years and I would say it is a good policy to use, but I never had any claim experience with this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Best policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have a home insurance with HDFC ERGO from last 5 years, i have to make an one time payment for Rs 25000 for this home insurance. I find this insurance policy is best when compared to other insurance companies. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
  • HDFC Ergo Home Insurance
    "Good policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE company has insured my home because I have got the Home loan from the HDFC limited. I have got the Home insurance policy around 7 months ago from the HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE company, This policy has the tenure of 25years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018
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