India’s crop insurance program fanfare fades with shrinking coverage area

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The Narendra Modi government’s scheme was highly popular when it first launched but is getting smaller. India’s crop insurance program first launched two years ago. At that time, it was tremendously celebrated and highly popular. That said, this year it has experienced negative growth. The reason is that its coverage area has dropped to 24 percent of the gross cropped area (GCA) from 2017 to 2018. This is considerably smaller than the 2016 to 2017 year when it had been 30 percent of the GCA. The target for the crop…

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Insurance news from Berkshire Group includes GIC deal withdrawal

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The two companies had previously come to an agreement, but the latter has failed to uphold its side. The Berkshire Group has made insurance news as it just revealed that it is pulling out of a deal that it had with General Insurance Corporation (GIC), a company from India, ending an agreement that was supposed to continue for a period of three years. However, GIC has paid the premiums for only two quarters, losing the reinsurance business at Berkshire. The three year contract made insurance news when GIC failed to…

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Insurance news from India includes massive security risk

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Companies are facing backlash from fired employees who took sensitive data with them when they left. A massive struggle in India is making insurance news, as Indian insurers discover that employees whom they fired are using sensitive information that they brought with them in order to create a kind of guerilla backlash. A number of insurers have now alerted the country’s regulator to inform it of this situation. What this insurance news has revealed is that fired workers walked away with the data associated with thousands of policies, and that…

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Insurance news looks good for the industry’s profitability

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India’s insurers have fared quite well over the last quarter, even in the case of life products. The latest insurance news that has been released from India has shown that the industry has done better than expected in terms of its profitability, including the life sector, which had been experiencing a slowdown in its collection of new business premiums. The industry has been struggling under the widespread economic challenges and low penetration in the country. However, the most recent insurance news appears to be showing that the industry in the…

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Liability insurance demand is increasing in India

Companies are experiencing exponential increases in the number of lawsuits and need protection. In India, businesses are experiencing an increase in the number of lawsuits that are filed against them, at a rate of 30 to 40 percent per year, which has caused companies to flock to their insurers to purchase liability insurance. This has boosted demand in that sector at a staggering rate, with an estimated growth of 10 to 20 percent annually. Among the more popular forms of liability insurance that businesses are purchasing include credit, director and…

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Insurance news from India shows more officials facing suspension

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A growing number of people have been caught in the massive Indian sting operation. At a time when insurance news headlines are already being made because almost all of the banks and insurers that were the target of a recent sting operation in India have promised to take strict action, there have been even more officials that will be facing suspensions. All of the banks and insurers have already started their own inquiries and have promised to take action. Among the actions that have been taken in this insurance news…

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Life insurance policies are experiencing a lapsing trend

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Insurers in India have been seeing an increase in the number of policies that have been allowed to lapse. Recent data released by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) in India has revealed that life insurance companies are experiencing a trend with an increase in policy lapses and forfeitures throughout the last financial year. This information was revealed within the authority’s annual report for the most recent fiscal year. Equally, the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) a public sector insurer, revealed that it had experienced a lapse ratio…

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Insurance news from India International expands into Asia

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The insurer based in Singapore will be making its way into Malaysia and Vietnam. The latest insurance news announcement from the insurer based in Singapore called India International, has just been released and has revealed that it has intentions to broaden its operations in order to include Malaysia and Vietnam. The company is a joint venture of the five insurers owned by the state in India. The insurance news was announced by the director of India International Insurance (I.I.I.), N. S. R. Chandraprasad. The company was created in 1987 as…

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Insurance news from India shows the bill has a chance of passing

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Chidambaram has expressed his confidence about the success of the measure. Finance Minister of India, P. Chidambaram, has made insurance news by promising further reforms for the country and has expressed his confidence that the FDI bills for the insurance and pension industries will be passed by Parliament, in which he will soon hold an open dialogue with the country’s opposition parties. He did point out that there is still some debate and controversy over the topic. But at the same time, the Finance Minister feels that it will be…

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Insurance news from India could mean caps on foreign insurers will be lifted

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This move could be made in the hopes that it will give the country’s economy a boost. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is making insurance news around the world, in his latest efforts to create the largest opening in the Indian economy has seen in ten years, as the cabinet considers proposals for lifting the foreign investment caps for insurers as well as in the pension industry. The country’s ministers will be considering a large new opportunity for overseas insurers. Should the measure pass, it would make tremendous…

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