Business Standard

SBI Life to relaunch 10 plans by Jan 1

IIrda extended deadline for implementation of new individual product regulations for life insurance industry by three months to Dec 31

Related News

SBI plans to relaunch about 10 products by January 1, as part of regulatory compliance to make the policies more customer-friendly.     

"We have some approval from the regulator IRDA. I think we would relaunch about 10 products," Insurance Managing Director Atanu Sen told PTI.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) had extended the deadline for implementation of new individual product regulations for the life insurance sector by three months to December 31, to enable insurers to cope with the system readiness.     

The new guidelines are aimed at making insurance policies more customer-friendly.     

"All the existing group policies and all the existing individual products not in conformity with the provisions of this regulation shall be withdrawn from August 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014, respectively," had said in a circular.     

With regard to group policies, the life insurers have been asked not to enroll these policies after the immediate policy anniversary falling due after July 2013. However, it had said, all group policies at the time of renewal of such policy shall be given an option to switch over to the modified version of the group product, if any, once introduced.     

During 6 months ended September, 2013, the new business premium of SBI Life declined by 8.3 per cent to Rs 1,726.77 crore as against Rs 1,884.76 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal.

Read more on:   
|
|

Read More

LIC outshines pvt sector in H1 premium collection

However, ICICI Prudential, HDFC Standard Life and SBI Life, witnessed a decline in premium collection during the April- Sept period

Advertisements

Quick Links

More news from Finance Rss icon

ICICI Bank Q2 net up 15% even as bad loans rise

The net interest income grew by 15% to Rs 4,657 crore

Bank credit dropped in 1st half of October

Though credit demand has been tepid for several quarters, this fortnightly dip came just ahead of the Diwali week, the main festive season for ...

Rajan rate-cut bets spur Asia's biggest swap drop

The fixed payment to lock-in rates for a year using the derivatives fell 37 basis points this month, the most since September 2013, to 8.10%

Back to Top