ABOUT FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY Few men in history have made as dramatic a contribution to their country’s economic fortunes as did the founder of Reliance, Shri. Dhirubhai H Ambani. Fewer still have left behind a legacy that is more enduring and timeless. As with all great pioneers, there is more than one unique way of describing the true genius of Dhirubhai: The corporate visionary, the unmatched strategist, the proud patriot, the leader of men, the architect of India’s capital markets, the champion of shareholder interest. But the role Dhirubhai cherished most was perhaps that of India’s greatest wealth creator. In one lifetime, he built, starting from the proverbial scratch, India’s largest private sector enterprise. When Dhirubhai embarked on his first business venture, he had a seed capital of barely US$ 300 (around Rs 14,000). Over the next three and a half decades, he converted this fledgling enterprise into a Rs 60,000 crore colossus—an achievement which earned Reliance a place on the global Fortune 500 list, the first ever Indian private company to do so. Dhirubhai is widely regarded as the father of India’s capital markets. In 1977, when Reliance Textile Industries Limited first went public, the Indian stock market was a place patronised by a small club of elite investors which dabbled in a handful of stocks. Undaunted, Dhirubhai managed to convince a large number of first-time retail investors to participate in the unfolding Reliance story and put their hard-earned money in the Reliance Textile IPO, promising them, in exchange for their trust, substantial return on their investments. It was to be the start of one of great stories of mutual respect and reciprocal gain in the Indian markets. Under Dhirubhai’s extraordinary vision and leadership, Reliance scripted one of the greatest growth stories in corporate history anywhere in the world, and went on to become India’s largest private sector enterprise. Through out this amazing journey, Dhirubhai always kept the interests of the ordinary shareholder uppermost in mind, in the process making millionaires out of many of the initial investors in the Reliance stock, and creating one of the world’s largest shareholder families.


ABOUT RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE Reliance Life Insurance offers you products that fulfill your savings and protection needs. Our aim is to emerge as a transnational Life Insurer of global scale and standard. Reliance Life Insurance is an associate company of Reliance Capital Ltd., a part of Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Reliance Capital is one of India’s leading private sector financial services companies, and ranks among the top 3 private sector financial services and banking companies, in terms of net worth. Reliance Capital has interests in asset management and mutual funds, stock broking, life and general insurance, proprietary investments, private equity and other activities in financial services. Reliance - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group also has presence in Communications, Energy, Natural Resources, Media, Entertainment, Healthcare and Infrastructure. VISION & MISSION Vision Empowering everyone live their dreams. Mission Create unmatched value for everyone through dependable, effective, transparent and profitable life insurance and pension plans. GOAL Reliance Life Insurance would strive hard to achieve the 3 goals mentioned below:
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Emerge as transnational Life Insurer of global scale and standard. Create best value for Customers, Shareholders and all Stake holders. Achieve impeccable reputation and credentials through best business practices.



1. RLIC closed the last financial year with New Business Premium of Rs 3513 Crores. 2. For 3 successive years, since inception, the Company has been amongst the fastest growing Companies in the Life Insurance Industry achieving a growth rate of 28% in the last financial year against a market growth of -6%. In the Individual Business segment, the company achieved a growth rate of 59% in terms of WRP against the private industry growth of 1%. 3. Reliance Life has been one of the fastest gainers in market share growing from 1.9% amongst private players in Mar'06 to 10.3% as of Mar'09. This has resulted in the Company growing to becoming the 4th largest private player in just two years starting at position of 11. 4. The Company has been the fastest company to reach the 3 million policy mark and was the 3rd largest private insurer in terms of Policy count in 2008-09 5. Reliance Life has accomplished a large distribution ramp-up in the Industry in a short span of time by opening 1145 branches in just over 2 year. 6. RLIC continues to be amongst the foremost Life Insurance companies in India to be certified ISO 9001:2000 for all the processes. 7. Awarded the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar 2007- Certificate of Merit in the Financial Services category by Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP). 8. The Company has been the fastest company to reach the 3 million policy mark and was the 3rd largest private insurer in terms of Policy count in 2008-09. 9. The Company has also won the DL Shah Quality Council of India Commendation Award in the services category in feb 2008 for its work on promoting 'self help channels for service'



a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has also held the coveted position of Deputy Governor of RBI from 1994 to 2001. before joining Reliance Capital Limited. His in-depth knowledge of the sector has seen him rise quickly into pivotal positions at advisory and board levels in Indian and as well Global organisations such as SEBI. Saumen is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales and Australia. He holds an experience of more than 35 years in operations and policy formulation. RSM & Co. IDBI and MasterCard International. Ltd. Through his distinguished service in the financial industry. 4 . Saumen was responsible for the overall Allianz operations in India and Middle East.Gautam Doshi. Presently. Saumen Ghosh. Bansi S. Director Satya Pal is the Director of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited. and Ambit Corporate Finance Pvt. In his long and illustrious career spanning 30 years. Saumen has worked in the UK for one of the leading Chartered Accountancy firms and then moved to Australia to join a subsidiary of the Allianz Group where he held various senior positions in the finance and international division. Satya Pal Talwar. Gautam continues to power the industry with his profound knowledge and expertise. Gautam. Mehta. Director Gautam is the Group Managing Director of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Director of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited. as a Board member of various reputed public limited companies. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a member of the Indian Council of Arbitration. Gautam has held key positions in various organisations such as M/s. has served as the Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 1982–83. Union Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce. Group President Saumen is currently the Group President of Reliance Capital Limited. In his immediate past assignment. Satya Pal holds a degree in Law. Satya Pal has served as the ‘Chairman and Managing Director’ of renowned organisations such as Bank of Baroda. He was also elected to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for two consecutive terms spanning over 1992 to 1998.

Mohan is an Engineering Graduate and holds many International IT Certifications. ALLTEL.Malay Ghosh – President Malay leads all activities at Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited Life and his key focus is on rapid expansion of all channels and accelerating the company’s growth trajectory. In Year 2008 he has been awarded as Pioneer CIO by CIOL-DataQuest and Bold 100 CIO by IDG-CIO Forum. C Mohan. Malay holds a Masters degree in statistics. In addition to an MA in English Literature. Chief Human Resources Officer Maneesha in her role as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited. She has been at the forefront of the organization growth by facilitating talent acquisition and management. Maneesha in her career span of 15 years has worked with companies like SHCIL. He worked with Cathay Pacific Airways and Computer Sciences Corporation in Asia Pacific Role at Singapore before he joined Reliance Life. Malay has over 24 years of work experience in the insurance industry. Chief Technology Officer C Mohan is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited and he is responsible for Information Technology Strategy Formulation and Deployment. Maneesha holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI. He has worked for 17 years with LIC across various functions and for 7 years with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance where he was last designated Head of Sales. Maneesha Thakur. Transamerica. He has recently been selected as a honoree in Global CIO 100 2009 Award Summit to be held in Colorado. He also received the Early SOA Adopter Award from IBM. Jamshedpur. 5 . USA. ICICI Bank and VSNL. has developed a performance driven and employee centric culture. Mohan has over 12+ years of IT Experience of which he spend more than 7+ years Executive Management Experience in overseas.

His earlier assignment was with a large Mutual Fund organization.R Rangarajan. Sunder came with 23 years of experience and knowledge in Internal Audits. He alongwith his team. keeping in mind their appetite for risk. ING Vysya. Chief Investment Officer Rangarajan is the Chief Investment Officer at Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited. strives to give the best possible returns on investments to shareholders and policyholders. Internal Audit and Compliance functions at Reliance Life Insurance. Ernst & Young and Delloitte at senior and middle management positions with exposure to businesses and operations in more than 12 countries. Rangarajan worked with AMP Sanmar Life Insurance as Head – Investments for three years. Assurance Consulting and Risk Management. Credit Lyonnais. Rangarajan is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Mumbai Chapter for the year 2007-08 and was a member of the Board of Advisors to Bombay Chartered Accountants Society (BCA’S) for Internal Audit studies for the year 2005-06. Standard Chartered. Sunder is a qualified FCA. Prior to being a part of Reliance Life Insurance. S V Sunder Krishnan. Compliance. He has worked for various leading organizations such as DSP Merrill Lynch. CISA. Bank International Indonesia. Chief Risk Officer Sunder is the Chief Risk officer for Reliance Life Insurance and is responsible for overseeing Risk Management. and CCSA. RELIANCE ADA GROUP 6 . Rangarajan draws on his in-depth knowledge of investment and experience of 25 years to ensure that the goals of the organisation are met—without any compromise on the benefits of the investors. He is also the President of Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA-USA).


Reliance Capital Limited announced the launch of its life insurance business on February 1, 2006. This was after obtaining the required regulatory approvals from the Registrar Of Companies and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. It was in August 2005 that the ball was set rolling when Reliance Capital Limited, the financial arm of Reliance – Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) – announced the requisition of 100% shareholding in AMP Sanmar Life Insurance Company Limited; and the formal transfer of shares took place in October 2005. The company will issue all policy contracts under the Reliance Life Insurance Company limited name. All the existing policy contracts also stand transferred to the Reliance Life Insurance entity with all the original contractual terms and commitments intact.

The Story of Growth
Birth of Birth of Reliance –– Reliance First First Textile Mill Textile Mill at Naroda at Naroda Launch of 11stst Launch of IPO for general IPO for general public - -start of aa public start of trend trend Twin IPOs receive Twin IPOs receive 1million applications 1million applications

First corporate in First corporate in Asia to issues Asia to issues 50 and 100 yrs 50 and 100 yrs bond in US bond in US debt market debt market


1971-72 Launch of Launch of ‘Only ‘Only Vimal’ Vimal’ brand brand







Total Assets Total Assets cross 1000 Cr cross 1000 Cr

Sales Cross 4000 Cr. Sales Cross 4000 Cr. Becomes Largest Becomes Largest private sector Co. in private sector Co. in India India

Total assets Total assets cross 35000 Cr cross 35000 Cr Revenues cross Revenues cross 14000 Cr. 14000 Cr.

Reliance started from scratch, only to become India’s largest private sector company in ~40 years
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And the journey
Group Profits Group Profits cross 2500 Cr cross 2500 Cr Revenues cross Revenues cross 20000 Cr 20000 Cr Total Assets Total Assets cross 50000 Cr cross 50000 Cr Group revenues Group revenues cross 60000 Cr cross 60000 Cr Largest Largest Business group Business group in India in India ADA Grou p form p e d AD Grou form ed A AM PSanm a acq uire P r AM Sa m r a uire d na cq d a n ren a e d Re nce n d nm e lia ce d ad rea m Re lian Life In ra n su race Life Insu n ce

Became the 11 stst Became the company to company to cross 11 million cross million policy mark in 22 policy mark in years of years of operations operations


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Reliance became only Reliance became only the second National the second National Insurance player to Insurance player to get ISO 9001 -2000 get ISO 9001 -2000

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Crosses 2million Crosses 2million policies policies
RCOM crosses RCOM crosses 50 million 50 million customers customers A total of more than 2000 A total of more than 2000 Branches on anvil in the Branches on anvil in the fiscal year.. fiscal year..


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STRENGTHS:  Dedicated Employees.  Well Efficient Management.  Strong and popular brand name.  Adaptability to changes.  Goodwill of the company.  Transparency in service.

WEAKNESS:  Lack of good services.  Lack of awareness about insurance among people.  Less coverage in Rural Areas.  Lack of credibility among the people because Reliance life insurance being a private player

OPPORTUNITIES:  Fast growing economy.  Increasing per –capita income in India.  Saving behavior.
 High growth of Traditional industry.

THREATS:  Arrival of new entrants in the insurance industry.  Cut throat competition within the industry


CORE VALUES Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited has some core values which are listed as follows: 1) Result Oriented 2) Performance Driven 3) Customer Focused 4) Learning and Development Oriented 5) Employee Centric 6) Informal and Fun 11 .

because the stock market declined and we didn’t open any new office in FY 09. even in these difficult times. The company’s renewal premium grew by more than 100% to Rs 6133 cr. in the year against Rs 6674 cr. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance has around 1200 offices and the company would not increase the number this year too. The company new business premium fell to Rs 4491 cr. Bajaj Allianz life insurance issued 29 lakh policies which were the second largest in the industry. Ensuring world-class solutions by offering customized products with transparent benefits. In the year. Bajaj Auto is one of the most trusted name is Indian auto for over 55 years. largest 2 & 3 wheeler manufacture in India. B COMPANY PROFILE OF BAJAJ ALLIANZ LIFE INSURANCE Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company limited is a joint venture between two leading conglomerates Bajaj Auto limited and Allianz AG company. supported by best technology is our business philosophy.1. Our new business premium declined by 30% to Rs 4491 cr. in the 20082009 as compared to Rs 3051 cr. 12 . Vision • To be the first choice insurer for customers • To be the preferred employer for staff in the insurance industry. recorded in the last year. whose total asset value is of Rs 5900000 cr. in the previous fiscal year. 55 years of experience. Goyal said. group in India.” Bajaj Allianz country manager and Bajaj Allianz life insurance CEO kamesh Goyal said. At Bajaj Allianz customer delight is our guiding principle. we will strive to understand the insurance needs of the consumers and translate it into affordable products that deliver value for money. he said. 4th largest group in the world. Bajaj whose wealth as of now is Rs 8000 cr. who has 115 years of experience in financial year. in the previous year. customer focused market leader. We have been able to make a profit of profit of Rs 45 cr. Bajaj Allianz life insurance posted a profit of Rs 45 cr for financial year 2009 against a loss of Rs 16 cr. Notwithstanding the recession and a volatile stock market. • To be the number one insurer for creating shareholder value. Mission As a responsible. Allianz established in 1890. Above 15000 employees.

2) TRADITIONAL PLANS OF THE COMPANY 1.2. term. and sum assured decide the amount of premium. The traditional plans of the company have the following features: Fixed Tenure. it is essential for an agent to understand the requirements of the customer and switches are not allowed Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited has offered 9 Traditional plans to the customers.  Top.A )TRADITIONAL PLAN OF RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE:Life insurance products are designed to suit the requirements of customers. and do not wish to save for themselves. which are listed as follows: 1) Reliance Term Plan 2) Reliance Whole Life Plan 3) Reliance Endowment Plan 4) Reliance Special Endowment Plan 5) Reliance Cash Flow Plan 6) Reliance Credit Guardian Plan 7) Reliance Special Credit Guardian Plan Each of the above traditional plans is discussed as follows: 1) Reliance term plan:This insurance policy is designed for those who only want life cover for the protection of their family.  Potential for better returns  Transparency  Flexibility in investment  Flexibility to invest more  Flexibility to skip the premium  Flexibility to choose the cover  High liquidity  Age. the premiums are calculated and the customer pays accordingly. It can also be useful to business firms 13 . In order to suggest the right product. Based on the coverage of the product.1. to a certain degree. Fundamentally the product provide for:  Risk cover  Investment  Health cover In every product. risk cover is imperative for it to fall under the category of insurance.

Features: a) Purely a term plan b) Entry age minimum 18 years and maximum 65 year c) Maximum premium paying term is 30 year d) Loan facility N. eliminating the burden that a shortage of money creates.000 or as determined by the minimum premium e) Maximum sum assured is Rs. 25. In the event of your untimely death. In a nutshell this plan will keep you financially prepared for all the special occasions in your life . It is an inexpensive and easy way to protect you. half yearly. your child’s university education or even a new office for your business . this is a high-risk plan with a low premium. your family or your business. Since there is no saving element or bonus provision. 5.000 (entry age below 18 years and no limit for entry age 18 and above) f) Premium mode annual. the premium is very low. e) Maturity amount = Sum assured 2) Reliance Whole Life Plan: This insurance policy is designed for people who do not wish to avail of any benefits themselves but wish to create an immediate estate to protect their family by availing of insurance cover on their life at a very low cost. 00. Reliance Endowment Plan will also assist your loved ones through this difficult time by the financial support that it provides. Reliance Endowment Plan also gives you the additional benefit of participating in the company’s profits.that wish to provide financial security to their business against the sudden loss of partners or valuable manpower. Features: a) Entry age minimum is 5 year and maximum 65 year b) Maturity age minimum is 18 year and maximum 75 year c) Minimum premium paying term is 5 year and maximum 35 year in case of regular and in case of single 15 year d) Minimum sum assured is Rs.your daughter’s wedding. quarterly and monthly (by salary deduction only) g) Loan up to 90% of the surrender value of the policy 14 . which you will receive at the end of the policy period.A. Features: a) It is a whole life insurance policy with profits b) Low cost life cover c) Maturity age is 85 year or 99 years last birthday as chosen d) Maturity amount = Sum assured + Vested bonus e) Tax benefit is available 3) Reliance Endowment Plan: Reliance Life Insurance’s Reliance Endowment Plan is the key to all your financial needs.

000 c) Minimum premium paying term is 10 year and maximum 40 year d) Unique feature of this policy is that five year life protection continues after you have stopped the payment of premium e) Tax benefit is available f) Under this policy bonus is compounded yearly g) Loan facility is available h) Maturity amount = Full sum assured before maturity date + Vested bonus at the time of maturity date 15 . Payment of sum assured at the end of premium paying term and extension of life cover thereafter for the full sum assured for a period of 5 years. are characteristics of the policy. This plan also participates in the profits. 25. Features: a) Entry age minimum 12 year and maximum 65 year b) Minimum sum assured is Rs. The unique feature of this policy is that life protection continues for five years after you have stopped the payment of premium.h) Maturity amount = Guaranteed sum assured + Reversionary bonus 4) Reliance Special Endowment Plan: This insurance policy is designed for people who wish to combine savings with extended security.

b) Critical Illness Benefit and Hospital Cash Benefit. all future premiums are waived and 1% of the sum assured is paid monthly. Our products offer additional benefits which include 4 times life cover at a little extra cost. B) TRADITIONAL PLANS OF BAJAJ ALLIANZ LIFE INSURANCE I. c) Family Income Benefit: In case of death or accidental total permanent disability of insured.2. which offer bonuses. 4 Times Life Cover at a little extra cost. Additional Benefits: a) Accidental Death Benefit and Disability Benefit. Invest Gain Save Care Economy SP Life Time Care Super Saver 1. are excellent long term plan with complete safety. limited premium payment terms and compounded reversionary bonuses making it a very good long term investment. ENDOWMENT PLAN Saving plan. Bajaj Allianz Invest Gain Invest Gain is a specially designed plan that offers a unique combination of benefits that help you develop a sound financial portfolio for your family.1. Limited premium payment option available. 16 .

17 . It offers you high risk cover with easy liquidity and high returns. c) Benefits payable on maturity. Bajaj Allianz save Care Economy SP A One-time payment Investment plan that provides for savings with high risk cover for 10 years and also participates in the profits of the company. a) A single premium endowment plan that participates in the profits. b) 10 year Investment plan. c) Loans available.2.

c) Waiver of Premium Benefit. which provides survival benefits at the age of 80. Bajaj Allianz life time care A whole life plan. at the end of each policy year. 18 . 4.3. It also provides you with extra benefits of Guaranteed Additions to your sum assured. b) Critical Illness Cover and Hospital Cash Cover. which helps you save regular amounts for a safer tomorrow. Additional Benefits: a) Accidental Death Cover and Disability Cover. thereby making sure you are financially secure at the time when you need it the most.Bajaj Allianz Super Saver plan Bajaj Allianz Super Saver is a regular premium endowment plan.

MONEY BACK PLAN Money back plans are Traditional Insurance plans that provide the investor with returns at regular stages of life. Quadruple life cover. 19 . Additional Benefits: a) Accidental Death Benefit and Disability Benefit. all future premiums are waived and 1% of the sum assured is paid monthly. b) Critical Illness Benefit and Hospital Cash Benefit. c) Family Income Benefit: In case of death or accidental total permanent disability of insured. CashGain 1)Bajaj Allianz Cash Gain plan A Money back plan which guarantees 125% payout + bonuses.II. 5 easy payouts which give upto 125% + bonuses.

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we have to start with the basics of insurance. So it offers lot of scope for studying the insurance industry.3) INDUSTRY PROFILE MEANING OF INSURANCE Insurance may be described as a social device to reduce or eliminate risk of loss to life and property. It provides financial compensation for the losses suffered due to the happening of any unforeseen events. insurance brokers’ regulation. Right now the insurance industry has great opportunities in a country like India or China which huge population. incentive scheme of development officers of LIC etc. Insurance services play predominant role in the process of financial Intermediary. Insurance is a collective bearing of risk. which may be certain or uncertain. which require study. There are many issues. it has improved in terms of efficiency. The scope of the study of Insurance industry of India would be very great as there are ongoing Developments in the industry after the opening of the sector. 21 . Rural marketing of insurance. So first we understand what is insurance? How the word ‘insurance’ is different from the word ‘assurance’? Etc. Also the penetration of insurance in India is very low in both life and non-life segment so there is lot potential to be tapped. Today insurance industry is one of the most growing sectors in India. new distribution channels. new product ranges. Insurance is desired to safeguard oneself and one’s family against possible losses on account of risks and perils. IMPORTANCE OF INSURANCE Insurance constitutes one of the major segments of the financial market. One of the major issues is the effects on LIC after the entry of private players in the market.” The other party called insured pays in exchange a fixed sum known as premium. Insurance is a financial device to spread the risks and losses of few people among a large number of people.1. Though market share of LIC has been affected. Insurance can be defined as a “legal contract between two parties whereby one party called insurer undertakes to pay a fixed amount of money on the happening of a particular event. There is lot of potential in the Indian Insurance Industry. as people prefer small fixed liability instead of big uncertain and changing liability. Before starting the discussion on insurance industry and related issues. There are number of other hot topics like penetration of Health Insurance.

Dr. This coffee house became so popular that Lloyd’s became the one of the first modern insurance companies by the end of the eighteenth century. Nicholas Barbon set up in 1967 the first fire insurance company known as the Fire office. which came into existence between 1818 and 1869. Marine insurance companies came into existence by the end of the eighteenth century. expenditure and management of these companies. The concept of insurance as we know today took shape in 1688 at a place called Lloyd’s Coffee House in London where risk bearers used to meet to transact business. 22 . the first comprehensive legislation governing both life and nonlife branches of insurance were enacted to provide strict state control over insurance business. 1938. and 75 provident societies carrying on life insurance business in India. With a view to providing fire insurance facilities. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was set up in 1956. treated Indian lives as subnormal and charged an extra premium of 15 to 20 per cent. By the mid. This amended insurance Act looked into investments.HISTORY OF INSURANCE The concept of insurance is believed to have emerged almost 4500 years ago in the ancient land of Babylonia where traders used to bear risk of the carvan by giving loans. The Insurance Act. 16 foreign insurers. The nationalization of life insurance was followed by general insurance in 1972. These companies were empowered to write fire and life insurance as well as marine. The first Indian insurance company.1950s there were 154 Indian insurers. Life insurance in its modern form came to India from England in 1818. the Bombay Mutual Life Assurance Society came into existence in 1870 to cover Indian lives at normal rates. The insurance companies. irregularities and dubious investment practices by scores of companies. which were later repaid with interest when the goods arrived safely. Insurance business flourished and so did scams. As a result the government decided to nationalize the life assurance business in India. The Great Fire of London in 1966 caused huge loss of property and life. The Oriental Life Insurance Company was the first insurance company to be set up in India to help the widows of European community.

 Whole life insurance provides for a level premium. buy a term life insurance policy. although the owner and the insured are often the same person. guaranteed cash values. and not a savings and investment product. and mortality and expense charges will not reduce the cash value shown in the policy. and a cash value table included in the policy guaranteed by the company.MEANING OF LIFE INSURANCE There are three parties in a life insurance transaction: the insurer. 23 . Premiums increase the cash account. the insured. The primary advantages of whole life are guaranteed death benefits. plan to hold it for at least 15 years.  Permanent life insurance is life insurance that remains in force until the policy matures. Life insurance may be divided into two basic classes – term and permanent. A universal life policy includes a cash account. Another important person involved in a life insurance policy is the beneficiary.  Term life insurance provides for life insurance coverage for a specified term of years for a specified premium.  Universal life insurance (UL) is a relatively new insurance product intended to provide permanent insurance coverage with greater flexibility in premium payment and the potential for a higher internal rate of return. If you want to buy a whole life. or other cash value policy. fixed and known annual premiums. The policy does not accumulate cash value. unless the owner fails to pay the premium when due. If you want insurance protection only. universal life. Canceling these policies after only a few years can more than double your life insurance costs. and the owner of the policy (policyholder). The beneficiary is the person or persons who will receive the policy proceeds upon the death of the insured.

or as they were known then. most of the concepts of insurance were abandoned. and to protect widows and children. early forms of insurance ebbed with the decline of travel and long-distance trade. But during the 14th to 16th centuries. particularly with merchant and artisan guilds. that when newspapers published names of prominent people who were seriously ill. the name of Life Insurance Corporation of India's corporate headquarters. Modern Insurance Illegal almost everywhere else in Europe. yogakshema. in fact. During the feudal period. Protecting against risk is what insurance is all about. around 450 A. The type of insurance we see today owes its roots to 17th century England. For instance. nearly 4. a number of ships would carry a portion of another ship's cargo so that if one ship was captured. is derived from the Rig Veda. but aspects of it did continue through the Middle Ages. ship owners and underwriters met to discuss and transact business deals. Over 5000 years ago. And similar to ancient Rome. disability. was so prevalent. Piracy. in China. in fact. These provided forms of member insurance covering risks like fire. The term suggests that a form of "community insurance" was prevalent around 1000 BC and practiced by the Aryans. In another part of the world. and even imprisonment.D. With Rome's fall. insurance was seen as a preventative measure against piracy on the sea. life insurance also appealed strongly to the gambling instincts of England's burgeoning middle class. Insurance in India can be traced back to the Vedas. death. 79 merchant underwriters broke away in 1769 and 24 . the entire shipment would not be lost.HISTORY OF LIFE INSURANCE Risk protection has been a primary goal of humans and institutions throughout history. traders used to bear risk of the caravan trade by giving loans that had to be later repaid with interest when the goods arrived safely. where burial clubs were formed to cover the funeral expenses of its members.500 years ago. bets were placed at Lloyd’s on their anticipated dates of death. theft. as well as help survivors monetarily.. Reacting against such practices. life insurance in England was vigorously promoted in the three decades following the Glorious Revolution of 1688. that as a way of spreading the risk. Lloyd's Coffee House. While serving as a means of risk-avoidance. and insurance would again reemerge. was the location where merchants. transportation. flood. burial societies were formed in the Buddhist period to help families build houses. in the ancient land of Babylonia. commerce. Lloyd's of London. Gambling was so rampant. Life insurance came about a little later in ancient Rome.

The year 1735 saw the birth of the first insurance company in the American colonies in Charleston. Even today. in Philadelphia. the British government passed the Workmen's Compensation Act. With the creation of the automobile. In 1835. such fraternal orders continue to provide insurance coverage to members. which first made its appearance in the 1880s. providing not just life insurance. 1761. while fraternal orders provided low-cost. the infamous New York fire drew people's attention to the need to provide for sudden and large losses. as do most labor organizations. Insurance moves to America The U. The practice of reinsurance. Employees contribute a certain percentage of the premium for these policies. which made it mandatory for a company to insure its employees against industrial accidents. SC.” Making wagers on people's deaths ceased in 1774 when parliament forbade the practice. The key to its success was reducing the opposition from religious groups. And the first life insurance policy for the general public in the United States was issued. sponsored the first life insurance corporation in America for the benefit of ministers and their dependents.two years later formed a “New Lloyd’s Coffee House” that became known as the “real Lloyd’s. gained importance and acceptance? More advancement was made to insurance during the process of industrialization.S. During the 19th century. many societies were founded to insure the life and health of their members. The great Chicago fire of 1871 further emphasized how fires can cause huge losses in densely populated modern cities. on May 22. Many employers sponsor group insurance policies for their employees. that life insurance really tookoff in a big way. members only insurance. wherein the risks are spread among several companies. Massachusetts became the first state to require companies by law to maintain such reserves. insurance industry was built on the British model. The Presbyterian Synod of Philadelphia in 1759. In 1897. But it wasn't until 80 years later (after 1840). but sickness and accident benefits and old-age pensions. Two years later. was devised specifically for such situations. public liability insurance. 25 .

Life Insurance policies thus decrease the total taxable income of an individual. 26 . 2) Tax Deduction: -Under section 80C of the Income Tax Act of 1961 one can get tax deduction on premiums up to one lakh rupees.BENEFITS OF LIFE INSURANCE 1) Risk cover: -Life Insurance contracts allow an individual to have a risk cover against any unfortunate event of the future. 3) Loans: -An individual can easily access loans from different financial institutions by pledging his insurance policies. Moreover the cash value can be used as an additional income in the old age. 4) Retirement Planning: -What had provided protection against the financial consequences of premature death may now be used to help them enjoy their retirement years. 5) Educational Needs: -Similar to retirement planning the cash values that flow from ones life insurance schemes can be utilized for educational needs of the insurer or his children.

Housing Finance has done exceedingly well in recent years.ROLE OF LIFE INSURANCE IN THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY The Life Insurance Industry has an enviable track record among public sector units.oriented sectors the Industry has contributed immensely to the nation's development. The ventures initiated by the industry in the areas of Mutual Fund. To protect the country's foreign exchange reserves. Through investments in the Government sector and socially. 27 . The industry is recognized as one of the largest financial Institutions in the country. the reinsurance arrangement are so organized that maximum retention is made possible within the country while at the same time protecting interests of the policy holders. It has a Consistent profit and dividend paying record accompanied by a steady growth in its financial resources.

But the scenario changed with the private and foreign companies foraying in to the insurance sector. 1972 to end the monopoly of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (for life insurance business) and General Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries (for general insurance business). promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto and further to amend the Insurance Act. The act extends to the whole of India and will come into force on such date as the Central Government may. the Life Insurance Corporation Act. As the enacting of legislation would have taken time. the role of Controller of Insurance diminished considerably in significance since the Government owned the insurance companies.ROLE OF IRDA MISSION “To protect the interests of the policyholders. This necessitated the need for a strong. to regulate. by notification in the Official Gazette specify. independent and autonomous Insurance Regulatory Authority was felt. Post nationalization. 28 . 1999 is an act to provide for the establishment of an Authority to protect the interests of holders of insurance policies. the then Government constituted through a Government resolution an Interim Insurance Regulatory Authority pending the enactment of a comprehensive legislation. Different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act. The Act has defined certain terms. 1938 had provided for setting up of the Controller of Insurance to act as a strong and powerful supervisory and regulatory authority for insurance. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act. to regulate. promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto” The Insurance Act. some of the most important ones are as follows: Appointed day means the date on which the Authority is established under the act. 1956 and the General insurance Business (Nationalization) Act. 1938.

1) CURRENT SCENERIO OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY 29 . paid up capital in such Indian insurance company (c) Whose sole purpose is to carry on life insurance business. 17(2)/ 94-lns-V dated the 23rd January. general insurance business or re-insurance business? CURRENT SCENERIO 2.Authority means the established under this Act. 1972 shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in those Acts. 1956 or the General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Act. Words and expressions used and not defined in this Act but defined in the Insurance Act. "Indian insurance company" means any insurer being a company (a) Which is formed and registered under the Companies Act. A new definition of "Indian Insurance Company" has been inserted. do not exceed twenty-six percent. 1956 (b) in which the aggregate holdings of equity shares by a foreign company. either by itself or through its subsidiary companies or its nominees. 1996. 1938 or the Life Insurance Corporation Act. Interim Insurance Regulatory Authority means the Insurance Regulatory Authority set up by the Central Government through Resolution No.

nearly 80 percent of Indian population is without life insurance cover while health insurance and non-life insurance continues to be below international standards. professional errors and omissions. cyber extortion. 450 billion. can enable investment in infrastructure development to sustain economic growth of the country. Life Insurance Corporation of India dominates India insurance sector. This it is an indicator that growth potential for the insurance sector is immense. The insurance sector. In India. it adds about 7 per cent to the country’s GDP. commercial embarrassment or regulatory implications. insurance happens to be a mega opportunity in India. Indian insurance market has become more vibrant. And this part of the population is also subject to weak social security and pension systems with hardly any old age income security. Indian people are prone to investing in properties and gold followed by bank deposits. computers and other crimes and activities such as terrorism.The Insurance Act-1938 and The IRDA Act-1999. With the entry of private sector players backed by foreign expertise. under the circumstances. commercial liability etc have significant impact on business resulting in extreme financial loss. rapid changes in the global economy. to some extent.With largest number of life insurance policies in force in the world. They have to be more attentive and knowledgeable about emerging risks. The impact of this terrorist attack has created new horizon of risk to the business world today. Business is becoming increasingly vulnerable due to wide variety of risk particularly after September 11. It is estimated that over the next ten years India would require investments of the order of one trillion US dollar. how those risks are managed effectively and efficiently. kidnapping and company’s executive and extortion of money. insurance is generally considered as a tax-saving device instead of its other implied long term financial benefits. Yet. how such risks are managed and can give to an insured a competitive advantage. Corporation insurance/risk managers. Computer hackers obtaining credit card information from visa and Power-Gen. They selectively invest in shares also but the percentage is very small. web content liability. have to demand increasingly complex insurance products. It’s a business growing at the rate of 15-20 per cent annually and presently is of the order of Rs. the love bug virus. development of technology and e-business already gathered momentum. Gross premium collection is nearly 2 per cent of GDP and funds available with LIC for investment are 8 per cent of GDP. and how they could ultimately affect a company’s financial situation and therefore its position in the market place. However. In short. 2001 disaster in which twin tower located in the hearts of New York city were crashed by terrorist attack resulting in loss of 6000 human lives as well as financial loss to the extent of $45 billion. Increased dependency on technology has originated new risks that have resulted in well-published incidents. There are two legislation that govern the sector . 30 . Even to this day. Insurance is a federal subject in India. Together with banking services. A well-develop and evolved insurance sector is needed for economic development as it provides long term funds for infrastructure development and at the same time strengthens the risk taking ability.

2.In the changing times. the integration of web-based communication and data transfer capabilities into the business operations. Insurers who are truly listening to their customers and striving to be more in tune with their needs are responding to the fast changing corporate insurance and risk management landscape. They are making fresh approaches to address the new challenges faced by insured organization by designing the new products as per the needs. quantifies. these new exposurecyber-risks-can lead to cyber losses. Insurers are increasingly required to develop and expand their information technology platforms to ensure that the vast amount of data they collect about their customers. For the corporate insurance/risks managers. qualifies and manages these new risks exposure. insurers should make better-informed decisions. organizations are tremendous pressure to reduce expenses and increase profit margin.2) CURRENT SCENARIO OF RELIANCE LIFE INSURANCE 31 . and cannot afford to suffer a property loss of business interruption due to any cause (risk). insurers are increasingly matching that evaluation with new products. They are demanding that insurers improve their risk assessment and quantification offerings so that an insured may avail the benefit in cost (premium rate) on account of well-managed risk. To help their customers. and leveraging of advanced network and technology architecture for maximum benefit are the new horizon of the risks. They must be able to swiftly deliver this data to their customers (insured) anywhere in the world. The insurance industry is stepping up and addressing these challenges in several different ways. All the while. particularly as it relates to information technology and data. This often means changing the way. is becoming an important factor in creating shareholders value. Everyone in the organization have to think about risk. Insurer are also discovering that risk assessment have to be customized to meet policyholders’ new exposures and needs. services and capabilities due to opening up the insurance market to the private players. Insurers are providing value added services to insured to protect the value created by the business. Insurance managers are seeing price levels (premium) continue to rise-albeit modestly-in today’s primarily commercial property and reinsurance markets. in addition to the well-known tradition risks. How a company identifies. They are listening to their customers. Insurance/risk portfolio can easily and seamlessly be transformed into valuable risk management information. widening the interpretation of what constitute insure property damage. adoption of e-commerce into business models. The good news for insurance managers is that as the economy evolves.

RLIC is committed to emerge as a transnational Life Insurer of global scale and standard. It offers need based products that caters to four distinct segments namely protection. (As on FY 2008-2009) As on March 31.145 branches with more than 149. targeted at individuals and groups. 2009.3%. It has leapfrogged on the growth path and has reached the 4 million policy mark. 30 billion with a market share of 10. RLIC has a strong distribution network of 1. Insurance’s Market Share in Comparison of Other Private company If we look at the status of Reliance Life Insurance’s market share in comparison of other private company in comparison of premium earned:- 32 .RLIC offers wide range of innovative life insurance products. RLIC has an annualized premium of Rs. child. in a short span of within 3 years. Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited (RLIC) is amongst the fastest growing life insurance companies in India.000 agents. retirement and investment plans. It is also amongst the top four private sector life insurance companies in India.

If we talk the growth of Insurance industry’s private players in recent years.3) RESEARCH METHODOLOGY RESEARCH DESIGN:- 33 . the data will reflect:- CH .

Model Town and selected areas of Delhi.Secondary data collection method was used by referring to various websites.Primary data collection method was decided for observing working of the company and approaching the customers directly face to face .COMPARITIVE STUDY. current and unbiased. ANALYTICAL TOOLS: .A sample size of 50 was taken to be analyzed. Secondary data consist of the information that already exists somewhere else for some another purpose.A comparative study has been undertaken to compare the traditional Plans of Reliance Life Insurance with that of Bajaj Allianz life insurance.Convenient sampling was used to overcome the time and money constraints that could have been faced by us while collecting the data. accurate. 34 . SAMPLING TECHNIQUES:SAMPLE SIZE. private or public needs different type of information to know its popularity.  SECONDARY DATA: .The data collected were arranged accordingly and statistical tools like bar graphs and pie-charts were used to analyze and present the data. I have gathered secondary data and primary data and collected information from the combination of these two data.Printed questionnaires consisting several questions were asked to have an idea of customers view about Reliance Life Insurance plans followed by personal questions. Civil lines. SAMPLING PROCESS: .A great care was taken while collecting the primary data to answer that it is relevant. Mukherji Nagar. DATA TYPE INTRODUCTION: . The customers were contacted face to face directly and also by way of telephonic conversation with them.  PRIMARY DATA: . RESEARCH INSTRUMENT USED:SAMPLING MEDIA: . books and newspapers for collecting information regarding the project under study. SAMPLE LOCATION:-Various sectors of Kamla Nagar.Any organization whether big or small.

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVEOF THE STUDY:The primary objective of the research study is to have a detailed analysis of Reliance Life Insurance bringing in focus the future prospects of the (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group) with relevance to the customer perception regarding the various plans and products offered by Reliance Life Insurance.Rigorous field work was undertaken to locate the interested and potential respondents to fulfill the objectives of the study.1) DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION PERSONAL DETAILS 1) AGE: a) 18-30 35 . 3.FIELD WORK: .

38% lies in the age group of 31-50 years and 20% of them lie in the age group of 51-65 years.b) 31-50 c) 51-65 AGE 18-30 31-50 51-65 TOTAL NO. PON OF DEN TS 42 38 20 18 to 30 31 to 50 AGE (in year) 51 to 65 INTERPRETATION:-The bar graph reveals that 42% of the respondents belong to the age group of 18-30 years. 2) OCCUPATION: a) Service 36 . OF RESPONDENTS 21 19 10 50 PERCENTAGE 42% 38% 20% 100% AGE WISE CLASSIFICATION 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 RES NO.

37 . OF RESPONDENTS 16 14 5 8 7 50 PERCENTAGE 32% 28% 10% 16% 14% 100% OCCUPATION WISE CLASSIFICATION 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Service Business Profession Housewife Retired 10 16 14 32 28 OCCUPATION INTERPRETATION:-The above bar graph reveals that 32% of the total respondents were servicemen. 28% of them belonged to the business class. 10% were professionals. 16% were housewives and 14% of the total respondents fall in the retired category.b) Business c) Profession d) Housewife e) Retired OPTION Service Business Profession Housewife Retired TOTAL NO.

300000. DE OF NT S 48 28 24 150000.) INTERPRETATION:-The above bar graph reveals that out of the total respondents 48% lie in the income group of 150000-300000. OF RESPONDENTS 24 14 12 50 PERCENTAGE 48% 28% 24% 100% INCOME WISE CLASSIFICATION 50 40 30 20 10 0 RE SP NO ON .ABOVE 300000 500000 500000 INCOME (in RS.3) INCOME: a) 150000-300000 b) 300000-500000 c) Above 500000 OPTION 150000-300000 300000-500000 Above 500000 TOTAL NO. 28% of the total respondents belonged 38 .

OF RESPONDENT 11 9 24 6 50 PERCENTAGE 22% 18% 48% 12% 100% MEMBER WISE CLASSIFICATION 50 40 30 20 10 0 No.a. and 12% of them had the no. 48% of them had 4 family members. 4) FAMILY MEMBERS a) b) c) d) 2 3 4 Above 4 OPTION 2 3 4 Above 4 TOTAL NO. of family members INTERPRETATION: The above bar graph shows that 22% of the total respondents had a family of 2 the income group of 300000-500000 and 24% lie in the income group of people earning an income of above Rs. 500000p. 18% of them had 3 family members. of family members above 4. of resp ond ents 48 22 2 18 3 4 12 Above 4 No. 39 .

of respondents 5 10 10 18 7 50 Percentage 10% 20% 20% 36% 14% 100% 14% 10% 20% fixed deposits stocks mutual funds insurance others 36% 20% 40 . Where do you prefer to invest? a) fixed deposits b) stock c) mutual funds d) insurance e) others Option Fixed deposits Stock Mutual fund Insurance others TOTAL No.Q1.

Q2. 36% in insurance and 14% in others like property. etc. What are your priorities for investment? a) protecting your family against pre-mature death b) wealth creation c) retirement needs d) child education and marriage e) protect income against disability. 20% in mutual funds.Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that out of 50 respondents. gold. 20% in stocks. sickness or critical illness Option Protecting your family against pre mature death Wealth creation Retirement needs Child education and marriage Protect income against disability. of respondents 10 14 5 7 14 50 Percentage 20% 28% 10% 14% 28% 100% 20% 28% pre-mature death wealth creation retirement child future disablity 14% 10% 28% 41 . 10% preferred to invest in fixed deposits. sickness or critical illness TOTAL No.

Q3. 28% for creating wealth. 54% have tax benefit 10% have savings and 36% have risk cover as their main motive for making an investment in life.Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that out of 50 respondents. of respondents 27 5 18 50 Percentage 54% 10% 36% 100% 36% tax benefit savings risk cover 54% 10% Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that out of the sample respondents. 10% for meeting their future retirement needs. 14% for child education & marriage and 28% for protection against disability and sickness. 20% of them invest for protecting their family against premature death. What is your main motive behind investing in life insurance? a) tax benefit b) savings c) risk cover Option Tax benefits Savings Risk cover TOTAL No. 42 .

What kind of investment do you prefer? a) high risk high gain b) low risk low gain c) moderate d) vary times to times Option High risk high gain Low risk low gain Moderate Vary times to times TOTAL No. of respondents 8 5 12 25 50 Percentage 16% 10% 24% 50% 100% 16% 10% 50% high risk -high gain low risk.high gain form of investment 10% preferred low risk.Q4. 43 . 16% preferred high risk.low gain form of investment.low gain moderate varied 24% Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that out of 50 respondents. 24% preferred moderate investment and 50% preferred varied form of investment.

Q5. 44 . of respondents 36 14 50 Percentage 72% 28% 100% 28% YES NO 72% Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that 72% of the respondents preferred to invest in Traditional Plans.Are you interested to invest in Traditional Plans? a) YES b) NO Option YES NO TOTAL No.

000 and 4% wanted to invest over and above Rs 40.Q6. What is your level of annual investment? a) below 20000 b) 20000-40000 c) above 40000 Option Below 20000 20000-40000 Above 40000 TOTAL No.000 per annum. of respondents 41 7 2 50 Percentage 82% 14% 4% 100% 14% 4% below 20 K 20K. 14% of them want to invest within Rs 20.000. are willing to invest below Rs 20. 45 .40K above 40 K 82% Interpretation: The above pie chart shows that 82% of the respondents.000 per annum to Rs 40.

Quality of life advisors After sale-services TOTAL No. 50% considers reputation of the company. 20% considers publicity of the company. What factors would you consider most important before choosing an insurance policy? a) publicity of the company b) reputation of the company c) quality of life advisors d) after sales-supporting of the company Option Publicity of the co. of respondents 5 25 10 10 50 Percentage 20% 50% 10% 20% 100% 20% 20% publicity 10% reputation quality of advisors after sales support 50% Interpretation: out of the sample respondents. 46 . 10% considers quality of life advisors. and 20% considers after sales support of the company as the most important factor for choosing an insurance company. Reputation of the co.Q7.

47 . 42% preferred to invest in reliance life insurance over 58% of the respondents who prefer to invest in Bajaj Allianz life insurance.Q8. Which life insurance company would you prefer the most to invest in? a) reliance life insurance (RLIC) b) Bajaj Allianz life insurance Option RLIC BAJAJ ALLIANZ TOTAL No. of respondents 21 29 50 Percentage 42% 58% 100% 42% reliance bajaj allianz 58% Interpretation: Out of 50 respondents.

28% 28.58% Termplan Whole life plan Endowm plan ent 42.28% Special endowm plan ent Interpretation: Out of 21 respondents.58% preferred to invest in term plan.28% in whole life plan.28% 100% 14. 14. of respondents 6 3 9 3 21 Percentage 28.Q9.86% 14.28% 42. If reliance life insurance.58% 14. 28. then which particular plan you would like to invest in? a) Reliance Term Plan b) Reliance Whole Life Plan c) Reliance Endowment Plan d) Reliance Special Endowment Plan Option Reliance term plan Reliance whole life plan Reliance endowment plan Reliance special endowment plan TOTAL No.86% 14. 42.86% in endowment plan and 14.28% of them preferred to invest in special endowment plan of reliance life insurance. 48 .

46% 100% Interpretation: Out of 29 respondents. i. 20. 24.35% 20. 10.69% 24. MONEY BACK PLAN Bajaj Allianz Cash Gain plan Option Invest gain plan Save care economy SP Life time care Super saver plan Cash gain plan TOTAL No. If Bajaj Allianz life insurance.15% want to invest in Bajaj Allianz life time care.69% wish to invest in Bajaj Allianz save Care Economy SP. 49 .35% in Bajaj Allianz Super Saver plan and 34. ENDOWMENT PLAN a) Bajaj Allianz Invest Gain b) Bajaj Allianz save Care Economy SP c) Bajaj Allianz life time care d) Bajaj Allianz Super Saver plan II.Q10.Invest Gain.15% 10. of respondents 3 6 7 3 10 29 Percentage 10.46% prefer to invest in Bajaj Allianz Cash Gain plan.35% 34.35% of them plan to invest in Bajaj Allianz. 10. then which particular plan you would like to invest in? I.

This will mainly cover the following aspects:  To know about the awareness and popularity of various Traditional Plans offered by Reliance Life Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. This growth hence. These will provide it benefit both in terms of better market coverage as well as better penetration. Due to these factors there is still huge scope for growth in this sector.3. improving education level and improving awareness. The main reason behind the growth can attributed to the high population density.2) SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY Life insurance is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in India. 50 . fetches the new competitors as well as new strategies from existing players. Like any other business when the opportunities are present everybody tends to enter the industries. the organization must adapt to existing strategies and adopt new ones. This study will focus on the analysis of Reliance Life Insurance in comparison with the present scenario of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance with respect to the Traditional Plans of both the company’s. improving economical condition.  How Reliance Life Insurance can develop and sustain a good distribution network. To sustain in any competitive industry.

) The number of respondents to be surveyed can be improved. 6. 3. 51 .) This helps in finding out vast potential of insurance company.) This study was conducted by comparing the performances & products of three private & government insurance players in insurance industry. 4.) The study was conducted in National Capital Region (NCR) only.) This study was conducted to analyze the market stand of Reliance life insurance Company limited and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited of India insurance companies.3. 2.) This study is done to eliminate all the myths which people have in their minds regarding Insurance Sector. 5.3) SCOPE OF THE STUDY 1.

52 .  To analyze the Traditional plans of Reliance Life Insurance and compare it with Bajaj Allianz.  To understand the consumer choice while investing in policies.3.  To know the perception of the consumers about the life insurance.  To get knowledge about the market exposure and future prospects about Reliance Life Insurance. its customer preferences over Bajaj Allianz in the market.4) OBJECTIVES  To have a detailed understanding of Reliance Life Insurance and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance.  To study a proper knowledge about the life insurance industry.  To find out various reasons considered while investing in policies.  To know about the brand awareness of Reliance Life Insurance.


is Cash Gain Plan. This means that people would choose that insurance company only. 8. 4. 2. 54 .) Most of the people prefer to make an annual investment up to a maximum of Rs. publicity of the company & after sale services of the company matters a lot. 7.) Basically people make varied form of investment for creating wealth.) The most preferable plan of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance co. where the quality of life advisors is satisfactory.) Mostly people prefer time to time form of investment as they are not willing to take high degree of risk. sickness or critical illness. to protect their families against pre-mature death and to protect income against disability.) Most people prefer to invest in Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance as compared to making an investment in Reliance Life Insurance. reputation of the company.) The survey reveals that still a large proportion of population is interested to invest in other forms of investment other than insurance as still most of them are unaware about the importance of insurance in their life. 5.20. 6.) The most preferable Traditional plan of Reliance Life Insurance is Endowment Plan.) When the product is like life insurance. 000 per annum. 3.4.1) FINDINGS OF THE STUDY 1. 10. People generally consider insurance as a tax saving device.) The main motive of the individuals investing is receives benefits U/S 10/10D. 9.) 72% of the respondents are preferred to invest in Traditional Plans.

3.2) SUGGESTIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS Based on the observations of the study some suggestions for the organization are made as follows: 1. 7. 2. 4.) Quality of advisors is also as important as the quantity. Thus company should go mainly for qualified professionals.) Awareness Camp to the sub urban area should be focused by Reliance.) Company should increase its budget on publicity so that awareness can be increased.3) LITERATURE REVIEW 55 . or high aspirant people because they are the main source of the business in India 6. a strategy should be adopted by Reliance to make its brand also near to middle level.) Apart from the Brand Positioning in urban area. 4.4.) Training sessions should be planned in advance so that schedule can be provided to the advisor in advance. 5.) Clarity and transparency should be provided to the customer regarding various products.) Some innovative technique or product is required in order to attract the consumer.

1.) Another paper provides insight about how various financial sectors invest in bond market. The information from customers will help the organization in providing better goods and services to the customer. The proper flow of information will also ensure proper flow of good and services from organization to customer and proper flow of information from customer to organization.) Tapen Sinha has discussed the various challenges and opportunities in the insurance market. 4. Subhash has presented the history of India’s life insurance industry in three stages before independence. The authors have also discussed the huge potential which exists in the rural India. For any organization to grow. One of the very important factors which have been discussed in the study is the importance of developing new and better products. 6. The main difficulty is the use of incorrect method for calculations done to find out the return on investment. However. 2. This paper provides a unified framework based on human capital in order to enable individual investors to make both decisions jointly.) Roger G. For the above purpose. after independence and post liberalization which not only provides information but also help in analyzing the impact of these major changes. The author commented about the increasing share of private player in the existing market.) Robi Elenekave has explained in detail why various retirement plans and pension plans don’t give the desired returns. The insurance company must realize the importance of rural sector because the future lies there.) Rakesh Niraj study tells how the flow of information in any organization is important. This is primarily due to wrong assumptions. As the scenario changes the need of an individual also changes so any organization must understand and fulfill these needs. life insurance in its forms can hedge against this mortality risk. The investment in government bond it shows that life insurance companies are more conservative in investment. Any investor’s human capital has a unique mortality risk. the flow of information must be good both upwards as well as ownwards. Ibbotson discusses how financial planners and advisors have recently started to recognize that human capital must be taken into account when building optimal portfolios for individual investors. This confirms the availability of opportunity in this sector.) K. organization must ensure good channel partner who can provide the organization with correct feedback. The study shows that life insurance sector mainly invests in government bond which are low return and low risk instrument. The paper also provides the importance of professional and focused approach which was given no importance. The new product development requires constant research so organization must also focus on it. 56 . 5. Hence it becomes very important for any organization to acquire good channel partners. The study provides information about the various precautions which need to be considered before planning so that the desired results can be achieved. The study was how the different players investment different instruments according to the risk appetite and desired rate of return. 3. human capital affects both the optimal asset allocation and the optimal demand for life insurance. Thus.

The various issues faced by the organization while managing the channels are also given.) Stephen P. The various forms of leadership have been discussed and the kinds of leadership which can be effective in particular situations are also discussed. The process of developing good training plans is also provided.) R. The legal complications associated with channels are also discussed. commitment of trainee and trainer. The authors have also given the impact of technological development on the services marketing. Brief about pricing strategies is also given in case of services. In other part of the book the authors has described the importance of distribution channels and designing of the same. The conflicting interest of channels both horizontally and vertically are also taken into the consideration. 57 . Etzel has written about the marketing of services.) Philip Kotler has discussed the importance of channels partners. The success of any organization depends on the success of its various teams and how these teams work together. At times due to the conflicting benefit of the different channels the conflict arise so various strategies to manage these issues is also discussed in the chapter. Various techniques which the organization can use in conflict resolution are also discussed. 9. The major factors which influence training and development are found to be management support. complexity of the organization. Robbins has discussed how group dynamics works in any organization. The marketing of services is different from the goods because of the characteristic of service like intangibility. The author has also given the importance of brand and after sales support in case of services as perception of the customers plays an important role. 10. Better the channel partners better will be the delivery model. The book provides various techniques which can be used by any organization to get result from the team effort. These complications are necessary to take into the consideration while managing the channels. The various type of training are discussed which can be used according to the requirement. inseparability. A channel partner should be consider as partner according to discussion. When an organization has more than one channel it becomes very important that all the channels should be integrated in such a way that the organization get the best out of all.) Michael J. Detailed discussion about how to design the channel structure so that all the requirements could be fulfilled is provided. heterogeneity etc.7. In another part author has discussed the importance of right man for right job. Another important aspect covered is the importance of leadership in the organization. The training provides skills to perform the current job where as the development involve learning beyond present need. The conflict resolution is a major task in any group. Wayne Mondy has discussed the importance of training and development in any organization. 8. Training and development are not only important for better performance of an individual but it also gives satisfaction. The compensation strategies are also given which are very crucial for ant industry.

4) CONCLUSION 58 . The importance and benefits of life insurance has also been given. return on the investment etc.11. The other important concepts for financial planning like credit management and understanding taxes are also explained. The considerations include the risk associated with the investment. 4. The importance of creating and implementing budget is given under money management. The overview of retirement planning is also given which includes importance and benefit of retirement planning.) Boone has discussed about the importance of personal financial planning. The concept of time value of money has also been elaborated. In one section the authors have discussed the importance of investment and what should be the major considerations while making any investment. The discussion also includes various legal aspects associated with life insurance. Various tools for proper retirement planning are also discussed.

5) LIMITATIONS 59 . 4.1.) In Life Insurance industry.) The result of the survey conducted shows that Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance is the leader in life insurance industry but Reliance Life Insurance and other private players are giving it a close competition.) The customers are very much sensitive towards their investment. the after sales support of the company is as important as the quality of life advisors. 3. They would like to invest only in that insurance company which enjoys good public image along with quality good services 2. 4.) The motive of the people behind investing in life insurance is the tax benefits that they would receive under sec 80C and 10/10D.

 The biasness of consumer or responses error cannot be eliminated.  Lack of awareness about the earning opportunity in the insurance sector. 4.  Adverse perception of the people towards insurance sector. which is very small for such type of study.  Most of the people are not aware about the Importance and the necessity of insurance in their life.  The study was limited only to some of the Delhi regions so the results may be biased. so there was a constraint of time and effort.  Questionnaire was given to 125 people however only 50 responded to it.There were some limitations faced during the study as discussed below:  Since the study was taken for two months.6) BIBLIOGRAPHY 60 .People consider insurance as a tax saving device. 4.adagroup.7) ANNEXURE QUESTIONNAIRE 61 .com   www.reliancelifeinsurance.   www.

A comparative analysis of consumer perception regarding Traditional plans of Reliance Life Insurance with that of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. NAME: ___________________________ PERSONAL DETAILS 1) AGE:_________________ 1) OCCUPATION:______________ 2) INCOME:___________________ 3) FAMILY MEMBERS:_________ Q1. What is your main motive behind investing in life insurance? a) Tax benefit b) Savings 62 . Where do you prefer to invest? a) Fixed deposits b) Stock c) Mutual funds d) Insurance e) Others Q2. What are your priorities for investment? a) Protecting your family against pre-mature death b) Wealth creation c) Retirement needs d) Child education and marriage e) Protect income against disability. sickness or critical illness Q3.

If reliance life insurance.c) Risk cover Q4. What factors would you consider most important before choosing an insurance company? a) publicity of the company b) reputation of the company c) quality of life advisors d) after sales-supporting of the company Q8. then which particular plan you would like to invest in? a) Reliance Term Plan b) Reliance Whole Life Plan c) Reliance Endowment Plan d) Reliance Special Endowment Plan 63 . What kind of investment do you prefer? a) High risk high gain b) Low risk low gain c) Moderate d) Vary times to times Q5.Are you interested to invest in Traditional Plans? a) Yes b) No Q6. What is your level of annual investment? a) below 20000 b) 20000-40000 c) above 40000 Q7. Which life insurance company would you prefer the most to invest in? a) Reliance life insurance b) Bajaj Allianz life insurance Q9.

MONEY BACK PLAN a) Bajaj Allianz Cash Gain plan 64 . If Bajaj Allianz life insurance. ENDOWMENT PLAN a) Bajaj Allianz Invest Gain b) Bajaj Allianz save Care Economy SP c) Bajaj Allianz life time care d) Bajaj Allianz Super Saver plan II.Q10. then which particular plan you would like to invest in? I.

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