Capital requirements and constraints in Indian life insurance sector in the current environment

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, capital injections into Indian life insurance companies have fallen off significantly. The level of capital injections dipped from Rs.8,170 crores in FY2008-09, to Rs.4,152 crores in FY2009-10, and down to Rs.2,156 crores in the nine months of FY2010-11.

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Bharti AXA Life Insurance undertakes new initiatives on the service front

Taking a cue from the success of it’s 48-hour fund claim campaign for Unit Linked Insurance Policies, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, the private life insurance joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA, world leader in financial protection; has added new service initiatives to assist its customers in every stage of insurance. Read more

The Libyan crisis and its effect on the Indian economy

Last week the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution on enforcing a no-fly zone over Libyan airspace and its intention to prevent attacks on the civilian population by the Libyan regime. Resolution 1973 “demands the immediate establishment of a ceasefire and a complete end to violence and all attacks against, and abuses of, civilians”. It

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National Policy on Disaster Management

Disasters disrupt progress and destroy the hard-earned fruits of painstaking developmental efforts, often pushing nations, in quest for progress, back by several decades. Thus, efficient management of disasters, rather than mere response to their occurrence has, in recent times, received increased attention both within India and abroad. This is as much a result of the recognition of the increasing frequency and intensity of disasters as it is an acknowledgement that good governance, in a caring and civilised society, needs to deal effectively with the devastating impact of disasters. Read more

Insurance Companies advised to increase contribution to Motor TP Pool

The IRDA had conducted an audit of the Third Party Motor Insurance Pool and has established that the pool reserves have to be significantly augmented in order to meet the higher compensation to be paid to the unfortunate victims of road accidents. Such augmenting of reserves will strengthen the insurance companies and will enable them to meet all claim obligations at all times expeditiously and without fail.

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