• The Benefits of Personal Accident Cover in Two-Wheeler Insurance

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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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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products which is 1900/-. . I can prefer online to renew my two wheeler insurance policy with in the due date. I had bought this two wheeler insurance policy along with my vehicle.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have my two wheeler insured with New India Assurance 1 year back, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I did not claim anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this two wheeler insurance.
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Liberty Videocon Two Wheeler Insurance
      "better experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company LIBERTY VIDEOCON GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is quite high by comparing with other premiums. I did not received my policy document by mail and hard copy too.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 4000/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the public sector insurance company NATIONAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is Rs. 1600/- which is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document by mail.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium amount is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums. I had received my policy document to my registered communication address.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average service"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I have got the two wheeler insurance policy from the IFFCO TOKIO around 2 years ago. I have paid Rs, 1800 to get this policy from the Iffco tokio and this policy has the tenure of 2years. The customer support service and the response is good here, and they won't give the intimations to renew the policy on time.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with IFFCO TOKYO from last 4-5 years, i do not have claim experience so far with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200-1500 has to be paid for this insurance and i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have recently taken a two wheeler insurance with Bharti Axa general insurance 6 months back. The coverage value of this insurance policy is 50% which is satisfactory. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance and i pay a premium of Rs 1100 for this insurance policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Not satisfied"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      I have my two wheeler insured with National insurance from last 1 year, I am not satisfied with the coverage value of this insurance. I had a claim experience but they covered only 70-80%. A premium of Rs 1300 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold a two wheeler insurance with IFFCO TOKYO from more than 5 years, the coverage value of this insurance policy is satisfactory. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1000 every year for this insurance policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "better experience"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy for my vehicle from the top most insurance company BHARTI AXA GENERAL INSURANCE. I didn't received my policy document. The customer support is not up to mark. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other premiums.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had taken a Two insurance policy from the RELIANCE GENERAL INSURANCE. My annual premium is Rs, 1000/- which is very reasonable by comparing other premiums. I had received policy hard copy document by registered post. I dint have any claim experience so i am unable to comment on it.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy to use"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The HDFC ergo has given me the two wheeler insurance policy, and I renew the policy for the past 4 years. The customer support service is not giving the intimations to renew the policy on time. I don't have any claim experience with this HDFC ergo two wheeler insurance policy.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I got the two wheeler Insurance policy from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE last year. The customer support service is good with the ICICI Lombard ,because they give good response to the customers. I have paid Rs,1500 to renew the policy last time.
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      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Better policy to use"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Renewing the two wheeler insurance policy from the New India assurance company and I renew it for the 4th time. I don't have any claim experience from this new India assurance two wheeler insurance policy , but I would say the policy is better to use.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with HDFC ERGO from last 6 years, the coverage value of this insurance policy is satisfactory. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1600 has to be paid for this insurance policy every year.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
    • Magma HDI Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Magma insurance from last 1 year, a premium of Rs 1600 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy. I have not taken any claim experience so far with this insurance and i am satisfied with the coverage value of this insurance.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
    • Iffco Tokio Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have recently taken a two wheeler insurance from IFFCO TOKYO 1 month back, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance and i have not claimed anything so far from this insuranc. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 for this insurance policy.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO 9-10 years, it is one of the good insurance policy to use. I have not claimed anything so far with this insurance and the coverage value of this insurance is 60-70% and i pay a premium of Rs 1200-1500.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018
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