The future of the insurance sector is pension and health products: D K Mehrotra

Life Insurance Corporation of India has planned to get into the banking sector through its subsidiary, LIC Housing Finance. D K Mehrotra, chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India, the government-owned giant, talks of their plans with Business Standard. Read more

Bid to offer extra tax sop on insurance

The finance ministry is planning to offer tax relief of up to Rs 50,000 on savings in pension and insurance products over and above the exemption of Rs 1 lakh under Section 80C of the income tax act. The National Pension Scheme (NPS) and products approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority are likely to be made eligible for the new benefits. Read more