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GIC's gross premium up by 6 pc at Rs 44,238 crore in FY 19

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The government-owned (GIC) said on Thursday that its gross premium income grew by 6 per cent to Rs 44,238 crore for the current year ended March 2019 from Rs 41,799 crore in the previous year.

The investment income increased by 18.7 per cent to Rs 6,401 crore as compared to Rs 5,392 crore while incurred claims ratio improved to 89.5 per cent as compared to 91.8 per cent for the nine months ending December 2018.

Profit after tax (PTA) was Rs 2,224 crore compared to Rs 3,234 crore, mainly due to an increase in tax provision on account of change in the law.

Commissions during the year 2018-19 reduced to 15.7 per cent on net premium from 16.9 per cent in the previous year 2017-18.

Combined ratio improved to 105.9 per cent for the year 2018-19 from 107.6 per cent for the nine months ended December 2018.

Adjusted combined ratio (after considering the policyholders' investment income) works out to 94 per cent for FY 19. Net worth of the company without fair value change account increased by 3.75 per cent to Rs 22,334 crore from Rs 21,526 crore in FY 18.

Total assets increased by 8.4 per cent from Rs 1.09 lakh crore to Rs 1.18 lakh crore in FY 19, GIC said in a statement.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 18:21 IST
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