LIC shares drop even as death claims fall 20%

Shares of LIC fell over 1 percent trade even as LIC said it has witnessed a decline of nearly 20 percent in death claims in the first quarter of this fiscal with the Covid impact seen to be ebbing, though the amount is still higher than pre-2020 levels.

In the June quarter of the previous fiscal, settlement of death claims was to the tune of Rs 7,111 crore, which for Q1 of this year was Rs 5,743 crore, LIC Chairman M R Kumar said in a post-earnings call with analysts.

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