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    Commonly referred to as the GST, the Central Goods and Services Act of 2017 is one of the biggest tax reforms since India got independence. The act will have a magnitude of implications on different industries including the two wheeler insurance industry. The move will result in a significant change in the central and state tax structure. Prior to the GST implementation, a product would include several kinds of taxes that we are not even aware of. GST would cut down multiple taxes and would simplify the taxation system of the whole country. Read on to know how GST implementation has affected the insurance industry.

    Impact Of GST On Motor Insurance

    For the insurance sector, the tax rate has been set at 18% by the GST council. This has been a 3% higher than the previous 15% tax rate. Eventually, this will be passed down to the customer who will have to pay a higher premium on insurance.

    A motor insurance policy falls under the general insurance category. While a third-party liability cover is the basic form of insurance mandated by the law, a comprehensive insurance cover gives the insured a greater scope of protection and includes third-party liability cover as well. However, the premium to be paid for a comprehensive insurance policy is higher than a basic third-party liability cover. GST on two wheeler insurance premium has been set at a flat 18%, 3% more than the previous rate of 15%. This will make bike insurance more expensive than it previously was. The same would be the effect on all other general insurance products such as health insurance,

    However, if we look at the positive side, the GST implementation is going to trigger a competition between the insurance providers and we may see competitive pricing as well as greater benefits offered by the insurers in the days to come. The GST will affect our lives in significant ways and will definitely influence the way we plan our finances.

    How Should You Purchase A Two Wheeler Insurance?

    If you are looking to buy a bike insurance policy online, the premium paid by you will be higher than what you would have paid last year after applying a GST of 18%. While you look for a policy, do not go only by the lesser premium, do check the kind of coverage offered by the insurer. You might go to different third-party neutral insurance websites and compare the available policies based on the extent of coverage and the premium.

    GST Rates On Two-Wheeler Insurance Before & After GST

    Product Pre-GST Rate Post GST Rate Applicability
    Premium For Two-Wheeler Insurance 15 18 Applicable on entire premium

    GST: After Effects

    A two-wheeler is one of the important necessities for many people in India. Getting your two-wheeler insured too is a necessity as you never know when an unfortunate event knocks you down. In any such incident, a bike insurance policy acts as a financial backup and backs you during tough times. An increase of 3% in the tax rate for two-wheeler insurance will not make as much impact as it will make in case of a car insurance. And this minor increase in the premium cost should not be a reason for avoiding the insurance. The benefits that a motorcycle insurance will offer you are surely far worthy than any percentage of tax.

    Whenever you buy a two-wheeler insurance policy, there are several things that you must look out for. A lesser premium is not always the best thing. Your policy should be able to cover you sufficiently during a variety of unfortunate events. You must carefully understand the scope of the policy, the sum assured, its benefits and features, terms and conditions, and the exceptions to it. So even if you have to pay a little more GST, don’t compromise on the core coverage that your policy provides you.

    Certainly, due to rise in the premium cost, there has been a rise in the competition in the insurance market and insurers are in a race to improve their products and offer more to customers. While this could be a good thing for insurance seekers like us, we must not get carried away by their promotions and logically analyse the products offered by them in comparison to other products available in the market. This can be easily done using various neutral third party insurance and finance websites.

    A Word Of Advice

    Well we cannot deny that insurance has become expensive post GST implementation, but it is not a reason enough to do away from getting our two-wheelers insured. If you are looking to get your vehicle insured, don’t let the premium alone be the deciding factor and look for the overall coverage that the policy offers you along with the add-ons and the exceptions.

    What Has Changed For Two Wheeler Insurance Post The GST Implementation? Reviews

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    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance policy with HDFC ERGO from last 3 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 2100 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , gurgaon
      Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good insurance policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I did the insurance and keeping the paper. I'm not aware of the plans and benefits the policy. I have purchased this insurance nearly 1 year before. I made the premium amount of Rs. 1600 and i used to make the payment through cash. I never experienced of the claiming process in ICICI hence i did not speak with the customer care service also.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Bharti Axa from last 11 years, i am happy with the coverage an plan benefits of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1100 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
    • Bharti Axa Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken a two wheeler insurance with Bharti Axa from last 7-8 months, i am happy with the coverage and plan benefits of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I have to pay a premium of Rs 1400 for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018
    • Oriental Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the Bike Insurance policy with the Oriental Insurance Company. I am paying a premium of 2000, the policy covers the entire bike. I do not have any claim experience with the policy either. So far it has been a good experience with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a health insurance policy with National Insurance from last 15 years, it is a family health policy with the coverage value of Rs 3 lakhs. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount as the company pays it.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 7 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 800 has to be paid every year for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Bajaj Allianz. I am paying a premium 1200 per year. The policy covers the entire bike. I never had any claim experience with the policy. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my claim requests in future.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 6 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My two wheeler insurance is with Bajaj Allianz from last 9 months, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 3000 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured the Reliance General insurance. I have paid a premium of 4000 for three years, I do not have any claim experience and the policy covers the entire bike. So far it has been a hassle free experience with the policy and I'll have to wait and evaluate their services in future.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , kochi
      Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Very good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I was using the Bajaj Allianz bike insurance policy initially. The policy was very good, It was approaching maturity and I changed to a different provider. I do have a claim experience with the policy. The claim process was seamless and hassle free. It is a recommendable bike insurance provider.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the Reliance general Insurance. I am paying a premium of 1500 year, the policy covers only metal parts. I do not have any claim experience with the policy and so far it has been a smooth experience. I'll have to wait and see about their approach in case if I will have any claims in future.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with Bajaj Allianz from last 1.5 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount but i am satisfied with the plan benefits of this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with ICICI lombard from last 8-9 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1200 for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the ICICI Lombard General Insurance. I pay a premium of 1600 annually. The the policy covers entire bike. I do not have any claim experience with this policy either. So far it has been a smooth experience with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the New India Insurance company. I pay a premium of 1200 per year, I do not have any claim experience so far and The policy covers the entire bike. I make payments online. Overall it has been a good experience so far.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average Policy"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have taken two wheeler insurance from Icici Lombard general insurance . Am satisfied with the premium amount what am paying . I made the payment through on-line for one year. Its an average policy wont be recommending . Their customer service and response is not up to the mark.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , greater noida
      Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018
    • United India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold a two wheeler insurance with United India Insurance from last 7 years, i pay a premium of approx Rs 800 for this insurance policy and it has to be renewed every year. I have no claim experience so far from this insurance policy and i am happy with the coverage value.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , guwahati
      Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "The Service needs Improvements"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      I've a bike insurance policy with the Bajaj Allianz for which I pay a premium of 1600 per year. I got accident, no service was provided. I am not at all happy with their services. Overall they need to be more customer oriented and provide proper assistance to their customers.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018
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