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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
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with HDFC ERGO from last 2 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200 has to be paid for this insurance policy and i have no claim experience so far.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with Bajaj Allianz from last 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1600 has to be paid for this insurance policy and i have not claimed anything so far with this two wheeler insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 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 year, i pay a insurance premium of Rs 1400 for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having a two wheeler insurance policy with HDFC ERGO from last 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 pay a insurance premium of Rs 1100 for this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , rajahmundry
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had a two wheeler insurance with ICICI lonbard for quite long time. I am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount of this insurance policy. I have claimed 3-4 times and all my claim experience was good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFc Ergo general insurance. The premium is low and I do not have any claim experience with the policy so far. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my requests in future.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • L and T Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken this insurance policy long time back and i had been making the payments of premium annually. Their customer support also had been good as well and i had also taken a claim which was a good experience. There has not been any hassle faced so far.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have my two wheeler insured with New India Assurance from last 2-3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. My claim experience was good with this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 2500 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I am satisfied with the policy coverage and plan benefits of this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service so far"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFC Ergo. I do not have any claim experience with the policy. The premium is really less. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services. I'll have to wait and see how they respond to my request in future if I'll have any
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had taken this two wheeler insurance a long time back. The premium amount which i had to pay every year had been nominal and i had been making the payments online. Their customer support also had been good as well. I had not made any claims so far.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Average policy "
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have take a two wheeler insurance from Tata AIG insurance . This policy covers for 1 year . It covers bumper to bumper coverage ,cashless garage benefits . Am satisfied with premium amount which am making the payment. I'm satisfied with the customer care.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 04, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Normal Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      My Bike is insured with the ICICI Lombard General Insurance. I am paying a premium 12000, it only covers the metal parts. I do not have any claim experience with the policy so far. There hasn't been any issues with the services as well.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , guntur
      Reviewed on Aug 31, 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 10 years and it is a good policy to use. The premium amount for this insurance policy is nominal when compared to other policies. I have no claim experience with this insurance and the coverage value is good.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
    • Tata AIG Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Premium for this insurance is normal, they took the processing time was less, i have been making payment for this premium for past few years, they have given me the good benefits in this premium, i feel it will give good benefits will be given in future, over all it a good insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with ICICI LOMBARD from last 3-4 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I am not aware of the premium amount for this insurance. I have no claim experience so far with this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my two wheeler insurance with ICICI Lombard from last 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. A premium of Rs 1200-1500 has to be paid for this insurance policy. I have not claimed anything so far from this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • HDFC Ergo Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Service so far"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My bike is insured with the HDFC Ergo general Insurance. I am paying a premium of 3000 Per year, It covers the entire bike. I do not have any claim expereince with the policy so far. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • National Insurance Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with national insurance from last 3 year, 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 1500 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two wheeler insurance with ICICI lombard from last 1 year, 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 1700 has to be paid for this insurance policy.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • 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 5 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. I pay a premium of Rs 1100 for this insurance policy and i have no claim experience so far with this two wheeler insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , erode
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
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