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    Although a bike is one of the most preferred mode of commute for an average Indian, in terms of safety, it poses may risks to the rider. The convenience that it offers in traversing peak-hour traffic situations is negated by the alarming bike accident statistics. In spite of this, the sale of two-wheelers in the country is on the rise.

    The need to get two-wheelers adequately insured is reinforced by the road accidents that these vehicles are involved in. The Indian Motor Vehicles Act makes it mandatory for all vehicles to be insured with at least a minimum insurance. The basic insurance policy that people purchase to fulfill this is the third-party liability cover. However, this type of insurance only provides you minimal protection, and it is recommended that all riders be covered by a comprehensive insurance policy to tide over unforeseen situations.

    Personal Accident Cover

    In two-wheeler insurance, a Personal Accident cover offers protection against accidental death or injuries suffered by the rider. Additional cover can be purchased for the pillion rider on an optional basis. The maximum amount that is usually offered as compensation by a Personal Accident cover is Rs.1 lakh when the rider is within the age limit of 18 to 65 years.

    Some insurance companies offer this coverage as part of the comprehensive insurance policy. But it is usually available as an add-on cover that one can opt for when purchasing the main policy. The cover will be available at a minimal premium and can be renewed annually.

    Listed below are the key benefits of a Personal Accident cover:

    • Benefit for accidental death - This cover is particularly useful in the case of premature death of the breadwinner of a family in a road accident. An unexpected event such as this could plunge the household into a series of financial liabilities. The Personal Accident cover offers 100% of the total sum assured to protect the family of the policyholder from monetary crisis.
    • Disability compensation - Injuries suffered in accidents can lead to temporary or permanent total disability. This would adversely impact the finances of the policyholder’s family. If the insured suffers permanent total disability in an accident, 100% of the capital sum assured will be provided to his family. The policy also compensates for temporary disabilities and permanent partial disability, up to a certain limit.
    • Hospitalisation cash - If the policyholder is hospitalised due to injuries suffered in a road accident, the policy offers daily cash allowance as hospitalisation charges. This amount can be availed for a maximum of 50 days during hospitalisation.
    • 24 hours claim assistance - Most of the insurance companies that provide this coverage also offer roadside assistance and a helpdesk for claim-related issues, on a 24/7 basis. This makes the claim process quick and hassle-free.

    Exclusions Under Personal Accident Cover

    The following instances are usually not covered by the Personal Accident rider:

    • Death or injury caused by an accident following the consumption of alcohol or drugs.
    • The death or bodily injury caused by the deliberate act of the policyholder.
    • Injury or death due to violation of law.

    In summary, opting for a Personal Accident cover to enhance your two-wheeler insurance policy is a worthwhile investment, as it assures you protection from unexpected events. Most of the Personal Accident riders would include the aforementioned coverage. There may be slight variations in the inclusions and exclusions based on the insurance company and their plan. However, every rider should look to opt for this cover, as it is crucial in protecting his/her loved ones from financial crisis.

    Benefits of Personal Accident Insurance Reviews

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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am holding the car insurance policy with HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE from last 4.5 years.I have purchased this insurance through showroom also i had no claim experience with this policy. The premium and IDV is satisfactory. The coverage is for comprehensive.
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    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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      , hyderabad
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    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Reliance general insurance from last 2 years, a premium of Rs 2700 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy and i am happy with the coverage value.
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      , kochi
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    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , chennai
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
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      , bangalore
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    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with New India Assurance from last 4-5 years, a premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy and i am happy with the coverage value.
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      , bangalore
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    • Shriram Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
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      , new delhi
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    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best Policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken two wheeler insurance from Iffco Tokio insurance policy , i got this policy through the showroom where i got the two wheeler . Am satisfied with the premium amount which am making the payments its has good coverage . The good about their service is they used to remind the customers for renewal.
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      , new delhi
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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      , chennai
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    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , hyderabad
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    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , secunderabad
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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken two wheeler insurance from Icici Lombard General insurance for this. I made the payment for 1 years through online banking . Customer service and response is average as they have explained the benefits of the policy . It has good policy coverage with good policy benefits.
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      , secunderabad
      Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
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      , new delhi
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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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      , bangalore
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    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      It has been a very good experience i had with them so far. I had been paying the premiums monthly and the premium amount has not been very high and i had been making the payments online. There has not been any claims made so far and their customer support also had been helpful at times.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Oct 02, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My two wheeler is insured with HDFC ERGO from last 1 year, i am happy with the coverage value and plan benefits of this insurance policy. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy so far and i pay a premium of Rs 2000.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My two wheeler is insured with New India Assurance from last 1 year, I pay a premium of less than Rs 1000 for this insurance policy. There was no claim experience so far with this insurance policy. I am happy with the policy coverage and plan benefits of this policy.
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    • L and T Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
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      , hyderabad
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    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My two wheeler is insured with Bajaj Allianz from last 1 year and it is a good policy to use. A premium of Rs 3000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy and the coverage value is good in this policy.
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      , vadodara
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