CHAMELIDEVI INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH

Presentation On

IRDA Act, 1999
Guided by :
Prof. Manish Joshi
December 12, 2010

Presented By :
Amit Sharma Pankaj Kukreja
PGDM IIInd

IRDA ( Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority )

Road Map
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History Introduction of IRDA Registration under IRDA Cancellation of registration Expectations from IRDA Duties, Powers and Functions of IRDA

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Definition Of Insurance Indian Insurance Company Various challenges faced in Insurance Markets Parties Restriction On name of Insurer Principles of Insurance Types of Insurance

History
(Governed by Insurance Act -1938,Now By ²IRDA Act1999)
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Methods of transferring or distributing risk were practiced by Chinese and Babylonian traders as long ago as the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC.

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The Greeks and Romans introduced the origins of health and life insurance c. 600 AD.

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India:- First Indian insurance company was Calcutta Insurance Company which setup in 1798 exclusively for Europeans. The

Bombay Life Assurance Society formed in 1870 Insured Indians first time.

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Indian life assurance companies act ,1912 was first statutory act to regulate life business. In 1928 the Indian insurance companies act enacted. In 1938 insurance act amended to consolidate legislation and effective control over the activities of insurer. 19th Jan.1956 societies. LIC is formed by absorbing 154

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Indian,16 non-Indian insurer and 75 provident

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GIC was Incorporated as a company in Year 1971 . In 1972 General Insurance Business(Nationalization) Act passed with effect from 1st Jan 1973 GIC is formed by amalgamation of 107 insurer and 4 company formed named as«
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National Insurance Co. Ltd. The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. The Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. The United India insurance co. Ltd.

IRDA
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1993 Government setup a committee under

chairmanship of R.N. Malhotra ,former Governor of RBI for reforms in Insurance sector. Recommendations are : IRDA

was constituted as an autonomous body to companies are allowed up to 26% of paid up

regulate and develop the insurance industry.
Foreign

capital and can operate with an Indian company.

Composition of Authority under IRDA Act, 1999
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The Authority is a ten member team consisting of (a) (b) (c) a Chairman; five whole-time members; four part-time members

Mr. Hari Narayan
Chairman, IRDA

Registration under IRDA
The application accompanied by:€

A certified copy of memorandum and article of association. Name, address and occupation of Directors. A statement of the classes of insurance business done/to be done along with a statement of deposits with the Reserve Bank of India.

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The receipt showing payment of fee (as determined by IRDA regulation) not

exceeding Rs.50,000 for each class of business.
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Such other document as may be specified by IRDA.

Cancellation of Registration
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He fails to comply with the requirement of deposit with the RBI.

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He fails to comply with the requirement relating to sufficiency of assets(assets-liabilities)

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The whole of his deposit has been refunded to him on court order when he cease to carry on business and all liabilities has been satisfied/provided for.

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He defaults in complying with or contravenes any requirement of insurance act/any rule/order made or direction issued there under,

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The IRDA has reason to believe that any claim are unpaid for 3 month after final court order in India.

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He carries on any other business,

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His business has been transferred to any other person/amalgamated with any other insurer.

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He defaults in complying with any directions issued/order maid by IRDA .

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He default in complying with or contravenes any requirement of Companies Act/LIC Act/GIC Act/FEMA etc

Expectations from IRDA
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To protect the interest of and secure fair treatment to policyholders.

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To bring about speedy and orderly growth of the insurance industry for the benefit of the common man, and to provide long term funds for accelerating growth of the economy.

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To set, promote, monitor and enforce high standards of integrity, financial soundness, fair dealing and competence of those it regulates..

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To ensure that insurance customers receive precise, clear and correct information about products and services and make them aware of their responsibilities and duties in this regard.

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To ensure speedy settlement of genuine claims, to prevent insurance frauds and other malpractices and put in place effective grievance redressal machinery.

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To promote fairness, transparency and orderly conduct in financial markets dealing with insurance and build a reliable management information system to enforce high standards of financial soundness amongst market players.

Duties, Powers and Functions of IRDA
To regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance business and re-insurance business. Issue to the applicant a certificate of registration, renew, modify, withdraw, suspend or cancel such registration . Protection of the interests of the policy holders in matters concerning assigning of policy, nomination by policy holders, insurable interest, settlement of insurance claim, surrender value of policy and other terms and conditions of contracts of insurance;

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Specifying requisite qualifications, code of conduct and practical training for intermediary or insurance intermediaries and agents.

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Specifying the code of conduct for surveyors and loss assessors.

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Promoting efficiency in the conduct of insurance business.

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Levying fees and other charges for carrying out the purposes of this Act

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Calling for information from, undertaking inspection of, conducting enquiries and investigations including audit of the insurers, intermediaries.

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Control and regulation of the rates, advantages, terms and conditions that may be offered by insurers in respect of general insurance business .

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Specifying the form and manner in which books of account shall be maintained and statement of accounts shall be rendered by insurers and other insurance intermediaries.

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Regulating investment of funds by insurance companies. Regulating maintenance of margin of solvency Adjudication of disputes between insurers and

intermediaries or insurance intermediaries.

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A certified copy of the Published prospectus if any and, Standard policy forms of the insurer and statements of the insurer and statements of the assured rates, advantages, terms and conditions to be offered in connection with insurance policies, together with a certificate in connection with life business by an actuary.

Definition of Insurance
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Insurance is pooling of risks. In contract of insurance ,the insurer (insurance company)

agree/undertakes, in consideration of a sum of money (premium), to make good the loss suffered by the insured against a specified risk such as fire , accident etc or any contingency.

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In Dec. 2000 subsidiaries of GIC were restructured as independent company. And in July 2002 parliament passed a bill of De-linking of four subsidiaries of GIC.

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Today there are 14 General insurance companies including ECGC & Agricultural insurance corporation of India and 14 life Insurance company operating in India.

Indian Insurance company
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A

company defined and registered under the

companies act in which aggregate holding of equity shares by a foreign company either by itself or by nominees/subsidiaries ,does not exceed 26% paid up equity capital and whose sole purpose is to carry on life/general/reinsurance business

Various challenges faced in Insurance Markets are
1. Industry Challenges 

Shifting consumer requirements( everyone wants products tailored to them, customization) 



Heightened competition. Global economic meltdown.

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2. Business Challenges Distribution Channel pressures and emerging consumer demands for mass customization and hydrid products are moving rapid product development from being

a competitive advantage to a necessity. 3. Process Challenges Lack of stream lined processes, change automated processes management,

Parties
There are two parties to an Insurance contracts as:€ Insurer/assurer/underwriter, € Insured/assured/beneficiary

Insurer
(a) any individual or unincorporated body of individuals or body corporate incorporated under the law of any country carrying on insurance business which± (i) carries on that business in or (ii) has his or its principal place of business or is domiciled in (iii) with the object of obtaining insurance business, employs a representative, or maintains a place of business, in India

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(b) Any body corporate carrying on the business of insurance, which is a body corporate

incorporated under any law for the time being in force in or stands to any such body corporate in the relation of a subsidiary company within the meaning of the Indian Companies Act, 1913

Insurance agent
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Means an insurance agent licensed under section 42 who receives or agrees to receive payment by way of commission or other remuneration in consideration of his

soliciting or procuring.

Policy
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The document laying down the term of contract is called (insurance) policy.

Principal Agent
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A person who is in consideration of any commission,-

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(i) performs any administrative and organising functions for the insurer, and

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(ii) procures general insurance business whether wholly or in part by employing or causing to be employed insurance agents on behalf of the insurer.

Special agent
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A

person

who

is

consideration

of

any

commission, procures life insurance business for the insurer whether wholly or in part by employing or causing to be employed .

Restriction on name of insurer
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An insurer shall not be registered by a name identical with that by which an insurer in existence is already registered, or so nearly resembling that name .

Principles of Insurance
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Principle of Insurable interest. Principle of Utmost good faith Principle of Indemnity. Principle of Contribution. Principle of Subrogation.

Types of Insurance

Life Insurance

General Insurance

Endowment Policy Term Insurance Policy Whole Life Policy Limited Payment Life Policy Joint Life Policy Convertible Whole Life Policy Annuities or Pension Plans

Fire Insurance Marine Insurance Other non Life Insurance

Other Type of insurance
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Property insurance Automobile insurance Aviation insurance Boiler insurance Builder's risk insurance Crop insurance Earthquake insurance

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Flood insurance Home insurance Landlord insurance Marine insurance Terrorism insurance etc.

Life insurance business
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Business of effecting contracts of insurance upon human life, including any contract whereby the payment of money is assured on death (except death by accident only) or the happening of any contingency dependent on human life.

Type of Life Insurance Polices
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Endowment Policy Term insurance Policy Whole Life Policy Limited Payment Life Policy Joint Life Policy Convertible Whole Life Policy Annuities

General insurance
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It means fire, marine / miscellaneous insurance business whether carried on

singly or in combination with one/more of them

Types of General Insurance
Fire insurance Policies:
(a) Specific Policy (b) Comprehensive Policy (c) Valued Policy (d) Unvalued Policy (e) Floating Policy (f) Replacement or Reinstatement Policy (g)Blanket Policy

Marine Insurance Policies
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(a) Voyage Policy (b) Time Policy (c) Mixed Policy (d) Valued Policy: (e) Open and Unvalued Policy (f) Floating Policy

Health/ medical insurance:
This cover only two type of benefits 

Re-imbursement of medical expenses related to specific diseases and 

Hospitalization

Some of policies are as
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Individual/Group Mediclaim policy Bhavishya Arogya policy Jan Arogya Bima Overseas medical cover

List of Life Insurers
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Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited Birla Sun Life Insurance Co. Ltd HDFC Standard life Insurance Co. Ltd ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. ING Vysya Life Insurance Company Ltd. Life Insurance Corporation of India Max New York Life Insurance Co. Ltd Met Life India Insurance Company Ltd.

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Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Limited SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd Tata AIG Life Insurance Company Limited Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited. Aviva Life Insurance Co. India Pvt. Ltd. Shriram Life Insurance Co, Ltd. Sahara India Life Insurance Bharti AXA Life Insurance

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Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Religare Life Insurance DLF Pramerica Life Insurance Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Agriculture Insurance Company of India Apollo DKV Insurance Cholamandalam MS General Insurance

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National Insurance Company Ltd New India Assurance Oriental Insurance Company Reliance General Insurance Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Shriram General Insurance Company Limited Tata AIG

General Insurance

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Future Generali Life Insurance IDBI Fortis Life Insurance HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company ICICI Lombard General Insurance IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd United India Insurance

Queries are invited

Thank You for your attention

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