• How Depreciation Affects Your Two Wheeler Insurance

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    Buying or renewing your two wheeler insurance policy seems to get more complicated every time. With the number of variables and factors that go into the calculation of a two wheeler insurance premium, it seems like all that Math you learned in high school might actually pay off.

    To simplify the process, here’s a breakdown of the most important factor that goes into calculating your insurance premium- depreciation.

    What is Depreciation?

    Depreciation, in layman’s terms, is a rate by which insurers quantify the loss in value of an insured product due to ageing, wear and tear, etc. The depreciation rate is based on the Insured Declared Value (IDV) of your vehicle, which takes into account the selling price of your two wheeler. Thus, the IDV differs based on the vehicle make and model.

    Thus, the older the vehicle, the higher its depreciation rate.

    So how does depreciation affect your insurance? Insurance companies pay out a lower amount towards part replacement or damages for older vehicles. The exact percentage of the lower pay out depends on the age of the vehicle and its depreciation rate.

    What does Depreciation Affect?

    While the depreciation rate is uniform to the whole motorcycle, scooter or other two wheeler, in the event of an accident perhaps only a few of the parts need to be replaced. These parts would be subjected to depreciation at the time of filing a claim.

    There are set depreciation rates as laid down by the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India), which are given below:

    Parts Depreciation rate (%)
    Rubber/nylon/plastic parts 50%
    Batteries, tyres and tubes 50%
    Fiber glass parts 30%

    Depreciation is something that comes along with two wheeler insurance and is unavoidable as the IDV is set by the insurance company. There is no way to work around it through a regular two wheeler insurance policy .

    However, buying an add-on cover like zero depreciation could offset the losses from depreciation.

    Zero Depreciation

    Zero depreciation, as the name suggests, is a product through which the insurer will pay out the exact value of the replaced parts without accounting for depreciation.

    Zero depreciation cover, also known as nil depreciation cover, is an add-on cover and has to be purchased separately.

    The advantages of zero depreciation are manifold, as stated below:

    • Claims would be paid out in full without calculating for depreciation.
    • Insured parts being replaced would be reimbursed in full, resulting in no extra expense at the time of repair.

    Thus, while depreciation does exert a strong influence on your total premium amount, the loss can be offset through the purchase of an add-on cover.

    How Depreciation Affects Your Two Wheeler Insurance Reviews

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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "best card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance policy in ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE. Since now i did not faced any issue like online transactions while am renewing the insurance. I feel very comfortable. I can recommend this ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE two wheeler insurance policy to my friends.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "good experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance in the prestigious insurer IE: HDFC ERGO GENERAL INSURANCE. I can say it is a one of the best insurance which i had . Mostly all plan benefits will cover under this policy. I can use their website to check the quotes and to renewal the two wheeler insurance policy on time. I recommend their services for my friends.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Oriental Insurance from last 7 years, i do not have any claim experience so far with this insurance policy. The coverage value of this insurance policy is 60-70% and i am satisfied with it. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 every year for this insurance.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken a two wheeler insurance policy from the top most private sector insurance company NEW INDIA ASSURANCE along with my vehicle. My annual premium is very reasonable by comparing with other insurance products and it is a Five year old policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I insured my two wheeler from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company . I have recently renewed this policy for the second time. I have paid Rs,1200 to renew this two wheeler insurance policy from the ICICI Lombard. They give intimations to renew the policy on time which is very helpful from the ICICI LOMBARD GENERAL INSURANCE company.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with United India Insurance from last 2 years, i do not have claim experience so far with this insurance. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 800-900 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
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      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018
    • 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
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