The gross premium collected by all the 34 insurers in the general sector stood at Rs 10,573.70 crore during the same month a year ago.
In a break-up of premium collected by these firms, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) showed that 25 of these firms garnered Rs 10,916.33 crore premium during February 2018-19, a 18.1 per cent rise over the same period last fiscal.
Among others, seven standalone private sector health insurers registered a rise of 38 per cent in their premium at Rs 1,123.08 crore.
The two specialised PSU insurers -- Agricultural Insurance Company of India Limited and ECGC Limited -- had a collective premium of Rs 920.03 crore during the month, registering a growth of nearly 80 per cent.
The cumulative premium during April-February 2018-19 of the 34 insurers rose by 13.43 per cent to Rs 1,52,097.04 crore as against Rs 1,34,084.94 crore, showed the Irdai data.