How is Claim Estimated in General Insurance Policies?

Claims are estimated based on the: Terms decided at the beginning of the policy The type of policy The type of asset insured The Assessors Report All claim payments under general insurance policies will also account for applicable deductible and co-payment clauses before paying the claim amount. Here is how claim is estimated in different […]

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What is General Insurance?

Any insurance other than the life insurance is called as general insurance. There are certain principles that guide any insurance contract, the principle of indemnity being one of them. This principle states that the insured should not profit out of the insurance claim, i.e. insurance contract is supposed to return less than or equal to […]

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What is Franchise Clause in Insurance and How Does It Work?

The Franchise Clause applies the minimum amount of claim acceptable by the insurer. Generally, insurers decide the franchise limit based on the type of insurance and feasibility of recovering the loss from the erring party. Following reasons justify the use of franchise clause: Insurer will try to recover/salvage the loss Cost of recovery/salvage should be […]

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You cannot change a term plan’s specifications after buying it

Published in Mint on Jan 19 2017, Written by Abhishek Bondia   What is an adjustable life insurance plan? Can this be done for a term plan? —Gautam Chopra An adjustable life insurance gives the option of changing the plan’s specifications during the term of a plan. Changes can be made to the sum assured, […]

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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

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 the spark within these souls had been dimmed by cloistered office cubicles and protracted, […]

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