Do you also believe that Insurance Broker and Insurance Agent are the same?
The answer is No. Insurance Broking is an organization licensed and controlled by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.
Insurance Broking has a wider scope of approach when it comes to selecting the right policy for you. Because an Insurance Broker can extend their approach to all the insurance companies. They act as your representative to the insurance company.
Whereas Agents act as Insurance Company’s representative for which they hold the license. Hence their approach is limited to the single insurance company.
Since Insurance Broking is an entity and not an individual, they have greater responsibilities towards their clients and dedicated teams to take care of them.
The support from an Insurance Broker is not restricted to just helping you buy the right policy. They help you throughout the policy life cycle including their dedicated support in settlement of the claim.
Unlike health insurance, life insurance has limited criteria to compare the plans of various insurance companies. Once you finalize which plan type, there are only 2 things to check – one is premium and the other is the Company’s sustainability and claim settlement ratio. For the plan, I would suggest you go for a Term […]Read More
We are allowed to claim a deduction of Rs.25K from our taxable salary for the Mediclaim Insurance premium. But so many of you will be covering yourself (including spouse and kids) within Rs.10K to 15K only. You can utilize the balance benefit by purchasing an Outpatient benefit Insurance policy. For example, let’s say your Mediclaim […]Read More
“A material fact under the insurance contract is – any situation or information which can increase the frequency and/or severity of loss which is covered under that particular insurance contract. For example: A Dog bite could be a material fact for a health insurance contract which has to declared by the proposer to the insurance […]Read More
I was having an interesting chat with one of the Corporate HR Leaders yesterday. His question was: “Why in Accidental Deaths, if the person died is found drunken driving, he is denied the insurance claim ” He continued “the proceeds of the claim are meant for his family members. Why punish family members for the […]Read More
Companies may be required to give a gratuity to employees after just one year of completed service (presently it is 5 years). The parliamentary panel has recommended this proposal to the government. Most of the companies currently pay the gratuity portion from the companies P&L. If this proposal gets implemented, Life Insurers might see a […]Read More
Ethika Insurance Broking awarded in the ICICI Udaan event as the top emerging broker. We like to thank ICICILombard for acknowledging us. Our focus on the happiness of our clients, employees and our partner drives us to success.Read More
I was traveling to Vizag by train. During journey the person beside me seemed very knowledgeable. We immediately became friends. During our conversation, he asked me, what I do for a living. I said, “I am an insurance broker”. His attitude toward me immediately changed. He hardly spoke to me later. “What happened ?”, I […]Read More
I am sure every reader of this blog can relate himself/herself to one of the below situations. Finally, the day arrived when we decided to live with it rather than choosing death for those who are unable to continue their source of livelihood due to lockdown. Lucky are the ones who are yet having the […]Read More
Customer – I want to claim my laptop theft. Insurer Claim Manager -Oh I am so sorry? How did you lose it? Customer – I actually lost my car key in during parking and someone stole the laptop from my car. Claim manager – Oh I am so sorry. It is not covered as it […]Read More
In the guidelines released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been made mandatory to have health insurance for workers, when restarting of operation starts from 20th April. Normally in a Factory/ Manufacturing premises, the workers are covered under Workmen Compensation for occupational hazard and not for medical insurance. Some Workers covered under ESI may […]Read More