Liberty Videocon General Insurance Company Limited is a joint venture between the Videocon Industries Limited and Liberty Citystate holdings PTE Ltd, a group company of US based Liberty Mutual Group, a leading global property and casualty group. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group was founded in the year 1912 and now is a diversified global insurer and has over 900 offices over the world.
Key Benefits of Liberty Videocon Car Insurance
Cashless Claim Networks
Cashless claim service over 615+ authorized network of garages across India
If you have fixed Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI) accepted anti-theft equipment in your car, you will receive a discount of 2.5 % on the OD (Own Damage) Premium of up to Rs.500.00
Accidental Cover /Customer Support
Swift telephonic service for effective claims support & assistance even on Sundays & holidays
Add-on Covers for Liberty Videocon Car Insurance
100 % repayment covered
Third Party Cover
Any damage to third party property is covered up to Rs. 7.5 lakh in case of private car.
Personal Accident Cover
A comprehensive coverage includes damage or theft of vehicle personal accident cover.
Inclusion & Exclusion in Liberty Videocon Car Insurance
Loss or damage to the vehicle by Whilst in transit by rail, road, air, elevator, lift.
When the vehicle is used outside the geographical area
Liberty Videocon General Insurance Co. Ltd. was conceptualized and brought into operation by Videocon Industries Ltd. and Liberty Citystate Holdings PTE Ltd. of Liberty Mutual Group fame.
The Videocon Group, as one of the country’s top commercial enterprises, is not just a power-brand in India but is known throughout the world for it's strong product development capabilities. Its market expertise cuts across domains and geographical boundaries. Even as it continues to strengthen it's position in the retail, power, consumer electronics, telecom and DTH TV sectors, it maintains prime position in the global oil & gas exploration industry.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group has been on the world map since 1912 and has not only witnessed the growth of the global insurance industry but has been one of it's catalysts. Over the last century, this group has risen to admirable heights and now proficiently manages over $120 billion in assets, raking in revenues upwards of $36 billion. Liberty Mutual has made it's mark in the realms of home, vehicle, business, property, group and employee insurance as well as reinsurance.
Private Car Insurance
- Third-Party Liability:
This includes damages or losses sustained by a person caused by the insured. It could be in terms of loss of life, bodily injury or property damage.
This includes expenses incurred on damages caused to the insured. It could occur due to the following reasons:
- Accidents (on-road or while the car is being transported to a different location)
- Fire or natural calamities
- War and related activities
- Intentional damage by another party
- Personal Accident Cover:
This is a built-in cover provided to the owner-driver at no extra cost. Payout occurs when the said insured party either dies or is physically disabled as a result of an accident.
- Optional Covers:
To enhance basic protection the following optional covers are offered on payment of extra premium:
- Electrical/Non-electrical accessories: This relates to those accessories that are not installed by the manufacturer. Compensation is based on the invoice value of these parts.
- Personal Accident Cover (other than owner-driver): This is to cover a passenger or person other than the owner-driver of the car. Payment is made by the insurer in the event of death or disability of the stated person(s).
- Legal Liability to paid employee: This is protection offered against losses arising from injury or death of a paid driver or cleaner or any other paid employee in connection with the insured automobile.
- Add-On Covers:
These can be opted for to make the plan more inclusive:
Claims made with respect to replaced parts will be met in full i.e. depreciation will not be deducted.
It includes items like grease, oil, lubricants, nuts, bolts, screws, filters, washers etc. Often not covered under a base plan, recovery costs of these items can be substantial.
- GAP Value: A useful enhancement that proffers optimum payment in case of an accident. The declared value of a car is always lower than it's original price since adjustments are made for depreciation. GAP assurance returns the invoice price to the policyholder in the event of a claim i.e. the insured will receive an amount equivalent to the showroom value and not the declared value.
- Passenger Assist: Expenses not usually accounted for during times of mishaps are those related to medical assistance. This add-on feature gives the insured the option of receiving allowances to meet medical expenses like emergency transport, hospital charges etc.
- Roadside Assistance: Inconveniences can result from situations other than accidents. The benefits of this policy attribute are in terms of assistance relating to breakdowns, towing, fuel shortages, battery discharge, flat tyres, lockouts and other on-road emergencies.
When a claim is successfully processed the policyholder will be paid a certain amount of compensation based on the vehicle’s IDV.
- Up to 6 months - 5%
- 6 months to 1 year - 15%
- 1 year to 2 years - 20%
- 2 years to 3 years - 30%
- 3 years to 4 years - 40%
- 4 years to 5 years - 50%
Above 5 years (and obsolete models) - depreciation will be based upon an agreement between the insurance company and the insured party.
The cost of a policy is determined mainly by the amount the proposer has to pay as premiums. While premiums payable for third party liability are as per mandated tariffs, own-damage premiums are set by the insurer.
Under this plan, premiums are determined taking into account the following:
- Capacity: This refers to the cubic capacity of the car’s engine.
- Age: This is the age of the car in consideration.
- Location: Where the car was bought/registered affects premium amounts.
- Type: The type, model and make of the car is considered.
- Sum assured: This is the insured’s declared value as explained above.
Various kinds of discounts are featured on this product. As mentioned, since only own-damage premiums are set by the company, the discounts also pertain to this.
- No-Claim Bonus (NCB):
- This is given upon renewal of the policy as a discount on the own-damage premium charged. The percentage of bonus awarded is in accordance with the number of claim-free years achieved by the policyholder.
- No-Claim Bonus benefits or own-damage premium discount is awarded in the following manner (shown as a percentage of premium for the related number of claim-free years):
- 1 year - 20%
- 2 years - 25%
- 3 years - 35%
- 4 years - 45%
- 5 years - 50%
- The amount so awarded can be accumulated up to 50% of the OD premium.
- This amount can be transferred while switching insurers:
- The accrued bonus earned from the previous insurer can be carried forward when taking a policy from Liberty Videocon (subject to providing satisfactory proof and at rates of the previous insurer).
- The same is applicable to customers switching from Liberty Videocon to another insurer.
This is that part of the claim amount that is payable by the insured, the balance being met by the company. It is in two forms:
- Rs.2,500 - 20%, limited to Rs.750
- Rs.5,000 - 25%, limited to Rs.1,500
- Rs.7,500 - 30%, limited to Rs.2,000
- Rs.15,000 - 35%, limited to Rs.2,500
- Rs.1,000 - up to 1500 cc
- Rs.2,000 - above 1,500 cc
The policy covers a variety of situations wherein the insured can be liable for expenses. However, there are circumstances under which claims will not be entertained. These are when loss or damage occurs due to:
- Normal wear and Tear, Depreciation
- Breakdown/failures of mechanical/electrical nature
- Usage outside the specified geographical area
- Usage over set limits
- Mishaps caused by an unauthorised driver/driving (i.e. without a valid license)
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or intoxicants
- War, nuclear activities
The ease of making claims is an appealing characteristic of this product.
- Direct (cashless) settlement: For increased convenience, at any garage which the company is associated with as part of it's network.
- Reimbursement: If service is availed at non-network garages, the amount spent can be claimed from the company upon submission of proof.
- Settlement time: This depends on the kind of claim made but 7 days is the limit the company usually adheres to thereby making the claim process quick and easy.
The benefits elucidated above are evidential of the fact that Liberty Videocon is not just an average go-to insurance company but every motorist’s insurer of choice.
FAQ’s for Liberty Videocon Car Insurance
- What does the Liberty Videocon Car Insurance policy cover?
The Liberty Videocon car insurance policy offers settlement for the following two types of losses:
- Loss or damage to the vehicle caused by accident, fire, burglary, self-ignition, external explosion and other such reasons.
- Liability for third party death or injury and damage caused to their property.
Yes. To enhance the protection offered under standard policy package, Liberty Videocon car insurance also offers add-on covers. Add-on covers offer protection against loss due to electrical and non-electrical accessories, personal accident cover for the insured and legal liability to paid drivers and cleaners. One can avail the add-on coverage benefits Liberty Videocon car insurance by paying an extra premium. The five main add-on covers provided are as below.
- Depreciation Cover
Offers full claim without any deduction for depreciation.
- Consumable Cover
Reimburses the cost of consumables like brake oil and fuel filter.
- GAP Value Cover
Covers the difference between actual declared value and showroom cost of the car.
- Passenger Assist Cover
Offers benefits such as hospital allowance and medical transport assistance to the insured.
- Roadside Assistance Cover
Offers assistance through an authorized vendor in case of breakdown of the vehicle.
The premium amount is determined by various factors like the Insured Declared Value (IDV) of the vehicle, the age of the vehicle, model type and the engine’s CC. IDV is arrived at by adjusting the listed selling price of the car and the depreciation percentage. For obsolete models, the IDV will be a value that is mutually agreed between the insurer and the insured.
- No Claim Bonus (NCB) is a discount offered on the premium of Own Damage (OD) with regards to your vehicle if you have not made any claim during the last one year of the policy period. With NCB, you can avail up to 50% discount on the Own Damage Premium.
- For members of certain recognized Automobile Associations of India, a discount on Own Damage premium is given under the Liberty Videocon Car Insurance Policy.
- If you have installed an anti-theft device that is duly certified by the agency and approved by the government, you can avail a discount of 2.5% on the Own Damage premium.
You can file a claim by either visiting the nearest branch office, sending a mail to Liberty Videocon’s customer care id or calling the toll-free number. While registering a claim, have the following details ready for reference.
- Motor insurance policy number
- Name of insured and contact details
- Registration number and details of the vehicle
- Name of police station where the loss or damage was notified
- Driving license details of the driver
Given below are some of the documents that might come handy while filing a claim.
- Duly filled and signed claim form
- Copy of driving license and the vehicle’s registration certificate
- Police or fire brigade report, in case of accident
- For theft, No Objection certificate(NOC) from the financier
- Indemnity bond
Other documents such as Power of Attorney, Repair and Replacement bills might be required depending upon the damage. The claim is usually settled within 7 working days if all the necessary documents are present.
News About Liberty Videocon Car Insurance
LiVClaims Surveyor App for Motor Insurance Is Introduced by Liberty Videocon
The General Insurance company - Liberty Videocon, which is also a leading car insurance provider, has recently launched a tab-based application called "LiVClaims" Surveyor App. This is a claims processing application that assists in operations such as estimation of loss, claim settlement, etc. With this app, the claim assessment can be done online and the insurance can be settled using the hand-held Tablets. This app was initially aimed at being used for car insurance claim processing. The focus of this app is to improve customer satisfaction, productivity and cost effectiveness. Handling claims processing manually can give rise to many errors and by entrusting this process to the LiVClaims Surveyor App, the company aims to minimize such complexities to a great extent.
30th September 2015
Liberty Videocon Tests Usage Based Motor Insurance to Limited Success
Car insurance companies across the world are adopting the concept of ‘usage based motor insurance’- wherein, a GPS tracker implemented in the car will help car insurance companies understand the usage patterns of any customer and allow them to implement an appropriate motor insurance premium pertaining to him/her. However, many Indian insurers feel that this system might not work in the Indian context owing to the small prevalent premium rates and the high cost of GPS device implementation that would be viewed as an unnecessary hassle. In this regard, Liberty Videocon General Insurance has already conducted pilot launches in two Indian cities and isn’t very enthusiastic about the initial response. Mr. Roopam Asthana, MD and CEO, Liberty Videocon General Insurance, feels that alongside the cost factor, the common man will be reluctant to allow any infringement of his/her privacy as data from the GPS tracker will be accessible to the motor insurance company. He feels that these two factors will majorly hinder in the implementation of usage based motor insurance schemes in India.
22nd December 2014