Know All About #PayAsYouDrive Insurance

The usage-based motor insurance, popularly known as ‘Pay As You Drive’, allows customers to pay the premium depending on how many kilometers the car has traveled. In the first tranche of sanctions, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) approved companies such as Bharti Axa General, Go Digit, TATA AIG, ICICI Lombard, etc.

Under this insurance scheme, a customer pre-declares vehicle usage for a period of one year. Accordingly, the insurance premium will be calculated dynamically as per the pre-declared distance in km. The customer can choose from three slabs – 2500 km., 5000 km. and 7500 km – as per his/her usage need.

Where to buy?

Insurers are now offering the usage-based product through their company websites, online insurance aggregators like PolicyBazaar.com, agents and other distribution channels.

If you want to buy the policy online, then you just have to provide the odometer reading, Know Your Customer (KYC) details, and fill up a customer consumer consent form.

Should you buy?

‘Pay As You Drive’ is ideal for the customers who have multiple vehicles and may not use each vehicle as much; therefore, they may not have to pay a large premium amount.

Also, If you are someone who mostly relies on public transport or even use your vehicles rarely due to medical complications, then this will help you cut cost on your vehicle insurance.

Also, another thing to consider is that a “Pay As You Drive” product is comprehensive own damage (OD) plus third party (TP) policy and is being offered on a pilot basis for a year. Insurers are required to sell 10,000 policies in six months to be able to offer this as a regular insurance policy.

आपके पास एक से ज्यादा गाड़ियां हैं या अपनी कार के इस्तेमाल की बजाए सार्वजनिक परिवहन का उपयोग करना बेहतर समझते हैं, ऐसे में आपको अपनी कार की इन्श्योरेन्स प्रीमियम पर ज्यादा नहीं खर्च करना पड़ेगा। आप #PayAsYouDrive जैसे पॉलिसी ले सकते हैं @shashiaansoo

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IRDAI To Keep Third Party Motor Insurance Premiums Unchanged For All Vehicles In FY’21

Highlights

  • IRDAI will not increase the premium rates of third party motor insurance.
  • The increase in premium rates would have had multiplier effect.
  • SIAM had requested IRDAI to not revise the premium rates.

At a time when the entire nation is fighting against the novel COVID-19 by remaining indoors and putting a stop at all non-essential outdoor operations, the economy and industries are bearing the brunt of it. The Society Of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) had already said that the auto industry is incurring a loss of Rs. 2300 crore per day of closure and trying that the situation doesn’t worsen further, SIAM had requested the Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to not revise the third party motor insurance charges for FY2021. The IRDAI has accepted the submission and will be retaining its premium rate for the financial year.

Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM stated, “We are thankful to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for keeping the Third Party Motor Insurance Premium Rates unchanged for all vehicle categories for the Financial Year 2020-21. This is in line with SIAM’s submission to IRDAI on retaining premium rates and, thereby, avoiding an increase in the cost of vehicle acquisition for end consumers.”

Sachin Bansal buys DHFL General Insurance

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s bet on the insurance firm is part of his broader ambition in financial services industry.

The deal has been routed through Navi Technologies, formerly BAC Acquisitions which Bansal had founded along with IIT-Delhi batchmate Ankit Agarwal after selling stake in Flipkart in 2018.
Sources said Bansal has bought out the entire stake in the insurer, held by Kapil
Wadhawan-owned WGC. “Navi is actively scouting for opportunities in BFSI space,” a spokesperson for the company said when contacted . “Specifically, it is interested in the intersection of technology and financial services, where we believe technology can be harnessed to improve access and availability of financial services,” the spokesperson said.

DHFL General Insurance has about Rs 400 crore assets under management.
“Bansal wants to get a footing into the banking and financial services sector. There has been a lot of talk about him being keen on obtaining a banking licence and has been looking at opportunities in the asset management space,” a source said. Bansal’s move to step into the insurance sector comes on the back of Navi Technologies acquiring a majority stake in Chaitanya Rural Intermediation Development Services, which runs a microfinance platform. Having picked up more than 90% stake in Chaitanya, he took over as its chief executive last year.