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New India Assurance to launch Rs 1 cr health insurance policy

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Public sector New Assurance Company Ltd today said it has formulated a health scheme for high net-worth individuals with sum insured upto Rs one crore and was awaiting IRDA's approval for the launch.

The new product would have advance and the sum insured could go up as high as Rs one crore and the approval of Regulatory and Development Authority was expected in one month, New Assurance Chairman-cum-Managing Director G Srinivasan told reporters here.

"The sum insured on this new product could go up to Rs one crore and will include many advanced features, besides having complete protection to policy holders and family, in any eventuality," he said.

Apart from this, the company had also made changes to its Mediclaim 2012 product by removing some of the deficiencies, he said.

"This is expected to be rolled out in three to four months and the improved product is also awaiting the IRDA approval," said Srinivasan, who is here for the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the company's Coimbatore Regional office.

On the company's performance, he said it had set a target of Rs.21,000 crore as premium collection this year as against Rs.18,431 crore in 2015-16.

As on October 30, the company had already made a premium collection of Rs. 13,000 crore, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, he said.

With a market share of 17 per cent in in the country, the company had issued 2.5 crore policies covering 35 crore people, with a claim settlement rate of 96 per cent, he said.

On the impact of demonetisation on premium payments, Srinivasan said initially there was a drop from cash payers, "but now it is made good and business is normal.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 16:13 IST