Extend your insurance cover on paid-up policies

 

 

 

In case you are unable to pay premiums any more in your traditional or unit-linked insurance plans (Ulips), you can use the paid-up option. Here, the policy continues to remain valid. However, its maturity amount is reduced and is also called a reduced paid-up policy.

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At least 2,500 complaints are lying with the Insurance Ombudsman’s office here for a decision. And, it will take more than a year to clear these. Reason: There is no ombudsman. The post has been vacant since October 2012. Given the backlog, it could take up to a year to clear just the pending cases, before the new ones could be perused. Read more

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In a move likely to give a fillip to the markets recently, as well as help meet the demands of the finance ministry to bolster the participation of insurance companies in PSU disinvestments, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) recently allowed insurance companies to increase their equity holding in companies by up to 15%, from 10% earlier. Read more