Why are the Insurtechs making Rapid Inroads?

The traditional insurance operating model is an extraordinarily robust one that operated for a long period of time. However, it is starting to experience the digital impact as well. It is altering the delivery of services and products, as well as the structure of those services and products, and even the operating model itself. In […]

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Why are Insurtech platforms changing the Insurance Landscape?

The insurance industry is undergoing a major rethink. With the rise of digitalization and innovation, there has been a steady growth in new technologies, products, and services that are revolutionizing the industry. Consequently, a new industry has come into being: Insurtech. The advancement of tech in the insurance sector has been remarkable. Insurtech is making […]

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What is a contribution clause and how does it apply during claim settlement?

The principle of contribution is implemented when multiple insurance policies are covering the same property or loss, the total payment for actual loss is proportionally divided among all insurance companies during a claim settlement.   The principle of contribution only applies to those insurance contracts which are contracts of indemnity. In fact, however, there would be […]

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What are the options for a company to buy insurance for expat employees?

Most companies now have global operations. The statutory laws of the foreign land may require them in order to provide coverage. To expat employees working in their respective geography. Since in most countries the local law regulates insurance while buying the for expat employees. It is important to ensure that the policy is admissible in […]

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Only a few insurers cover overseas treatment for critical illnesses

Published in Mint on Dec 01 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia There are different protocols to claim for treatment overseas. Some insurers require cashless payment, whereas others prefer reimbursement. Is it possible to get coverage for treatment outside India under a health insurance plan? —Kavita Lahiri Medical insurance plans issued by Indian insurers cover treatment […]

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What is the meaning of An Insurance?

The concept of insurance originates from the principle of sharing the risks by a large group to reduce the burden on the few. Insurance also refers to ‘Risk Transfer’ in the language of risk management techniques. So, let’s discuss in detail what is the meaning of Insurance. Insurance is a legal contract involving two parties, […]

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Taking the trick and trap out of insurance

Published in Mint on Sep 16 2015   Mint Money has always advised you to avoid traditional insurance policies that double up as investment products. This is primarily because of three reasons: high costs, opaque structures and poor investment returns from these policies. But if recommendations of the Sumit Bose committee are implemented, most of […]

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