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Domestic, foreign insurers big gainers under PMFBY; pool mechanism on cards

In the last six seasons, close to Rs 5,000 crore has flown to the books of foreign reinsurers, as overall claim ratio has been just around 77%

Domestic, foreign insurers big gainers under PMFBY; pool mechanism on cards
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Namrata Acharya Kolkata
With insurance and reinsurance firms, particularly foreign reinsurance and private insurance firms, turning out to be big beneficiaries of premiums collected under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY), the government is considering creating a pool mechanism for claim settlements. 

In the last six seasons, close to Rs 5,000 crore has flown to the books of foreign reinsurers, as overall claim ratio has been just around 77 per cent, which has led the government to rethink the involvement of reinsurance companies in the business, a senior government official said. 

Data from PIB also corroborates this. 

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 12:47 PM IST

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