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

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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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    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good Bike Insurance"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've been using the ICICI Lombard bike Insurance for few years now and I'm happy about the annual premium I pay. Even though I never had any claim experience with them, I'm happy with their services. Their customer support is also good and helpful in case of any issue.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 24, 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 3 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this insurance policy. They cover up to 60-70% and i am satisfied with it. I do not have claim experience so far with this insurance and i pay a premium of Rs 4000 for this insurance.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018
    • New India Two Wheeler Insurance
      " Two Wheeler Insurance with NEW INDIA"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      From NEW INDIA ASSURANCE i have taken a two wheeler insurance and the premium which i am paying was 1800. This policy have the accidental coverage for the bike and for the third party. There is no claim experience till now. The customer service was fine.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Icici two wheeler insurance service is good. The payments are through cash. I use to pay my premium yearly directly as a cash. They use to intimate regularly through Sms. I am paying 1k yearly as a premium. It was an good experience with Icici two wheeler insurance service.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
    • ICICI Lombard Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Icici two wheeler insurance service is good. The payments are through online. Also the online portal is easy for navigation. The process was been fast with Icici two wheeler insurance service. It was an good experience with Icici two wheeler insurance service.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
    • Reliance General Two Wheeler Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have an two wheeler insurance with Reliance. The documents process was been smooth with Reliance two wheeler insurance service. I use to pay my premium through online. It was a excellent service with Reliance Two Wheeler insurance for my Bajaj Pulsar 220 CC bike.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Two Wheeler Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      From BAJAJ ALLIANZ GENERAL INSURANCE i have taken a health insurance and the premium which i am paying was 13600. This policy have the accidental coverage for the bike and for the rider. There is no claim experience till now. The customer service and response was good.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2018
    • 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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
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