The lady with Parkinson’s

Published in Mint on Feb 06 2017, Written by Kapil Mehta A few days ago, as I walked from office to the local market for lunch, an elderly lady standing on the roadside started speaking to me. I assumed she was asking for money and quickened my pace. Fortunately, my sixth sense made me turn […]

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The strength of our insurances

Published in Mint on Jan 09 2017, Written by Kapil Mehta There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” I read these beautiful lines by song writer Leonard Cohen, after he died last year. If you are wondering why poetry has found its way into a column on insurance, it’s because […]

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Expert speak: Should you buy a single-premium insurance policies?

Published in Mint on Dec 21 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia I prefer regular-premium life insurance, particularly for term insurance. The main advantage of single-premium insurance—to avoid renewal payment— comes at a high cost. For example, if a 30-year-man buys a 30-year term plan, the single premium is about Rs 1.5 lakh for a sum assured […]

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Comparing Insurance Quotes Online

Insurance is a contract according to which a party (called insurer) agrees to provide assurance of reimbursement for some loss, damage or illness in return for an amount paid as premium. One of the top ways to recover accidental costs is by taking up Insurance policies. From Health to Home, Auto to Travel, almost all […]

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Published in Though Leadership Compendium: India Innovation Initiative by CII Written by Kapil Mehta There was a time when entrepreneurship was considered unconventional, offbeat even. It was for the dreamers, the outliers. It was for millennials who looked at life differently, who yearned to know the world better, for whom ordinary just wasn’t enough. Perhaps […]

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SecureNow’s goal of disrupting corporate insurance distribution

Published in the NCR TieCon 2013 handbook. Every morning I receive a google alert for the keyword “insurance broker”. The typical news is about the insurance broker jailed for cheating his client, committing fraud and, on one day, beating his spouse! It serves as a sobering reminder of the task ahead for SecureNow. We are […]

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Some benefits of the annual end of season insurance sale

Published in Mint on April 17 2017, Written by Kapil Mehta   I am so glad March is over. It is the busiest month for insurance. In personal lines, particularly life and health insurance, people are in a rush to buy before 31 March, to qualify for tax exemptions. There is no business I have […]

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