Insurance sector looking for remunerative tax incentives

The Indian insurance sector is looking for remunerative tax incentives in Budget 2013-14 to boost sales volumes and increase penetration. While life insurers demand separate deduction limits for long-term insurance products, non-life insurers want special exemption categories for home and property insurance.

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Firms optimistic about a future ‘insured’ by regulatory changes

Year 2012 wasn’t the best for Indian insurers, bogged by several regulatory changes and slowing in premium growth. However, company executives hope the situation would see some improvement in the next year, especially with some stability expected on new product guidelines and bancassurance.

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