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Removal of cap: Insurers to get flexibility to allocate commissions

According to Irdai, the revised draft regulations on commissions emphasise on the board's oversight through a board-approved policy on the payment of commission

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Along with commissions, the regulator also revised EoM guidelines for general and health insurers

Subrata Panda Mumbai
The insurance regulator’s decision to remove commission caps and subsume them within the expense of management (EoM) limits is likely to give flexibility to insurers to allocate commissions more freely across products and distributors, and plan their overall expenses between commissions and other costs.

The regulator in its revised draft earlier this week mandated an overarching condition that commissions paid to agents and intermediaries should not exceed the EoM limits specified for insurers in different segments (general insurance, standalone health insurance, and life insurance), contrary to its stance in the August draft guidelines that it had released.

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 8:55 PM IST

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