IndiaFirst was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification within 7 months of operations. The company’s belief in the power of thinking new and always keeping customers as first priority has earned the company a number of recognitions and awards during its journey towards completing 3 glorious years. IndiaFirst has been awarded with Company of the Year Award Life Insurance at The Indian Insurance Awards, 2012. It has also won the prestigious Celent Model Insurer Award (Asia), 2012 and the CIO 100 Award (India Edition), 2011.
While we are celebrating the success of the past 3 years, we are exploring newer opportunities for ensuring sustained growth and superior value to our customers. We are looking at a 10-20% year-on-year growth over the next 2-3 years. We will further strengthen our presence across health, pension and micro insurance segments added Dr. Nandagopal.
The company’s product range covers the typical needs of protection (term insurance), savings, education, and health. It also provides a wide range of group insurance products ranging from credit life, term and employee liability. All the products are designed keeping in mind the specifications and requirement of Indian customers belonging to different economical strata.
The company has seen an appreciable growth of 39% at the end of March 2012; while capping its operating expenses at 19% of new business premium. He further added, We have focused on the Bancassurance model leveraging the existing branch network of our promoter banks across the country. Our unique combination of domain expertise, customer knowledge, product innovation and nationwide reach has helped us cover over 1.6 million lives till 31st March, 2012.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. P. Nandagopal, Managing Director & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance, said We have come a long way and have successfully positioned ourselves as a customer-focused and innovative player in the life insurance sector in a short span of time. We have continuously strived to make our approach and our products customer oriented and that has helped us perform well on a sustainable basis.
With a share capital of Rs. 475 crores, IndiaFirst is today present in over 1000 cities and towns across the country through 5000+ partner bank branches. Having launched its operations on November 16, 2009, the company has successfully differentiated itself through simple, easy to understand products that are fairly priced and efficiently serviced.
IndiaFirst Life Insurance, a joint venture between two of India’s largest public sector banks – Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank along with UK’s leading risk, wealth and investment company Legal & General, completed three successful years of operations today.