Category Archives: IRDA

Aaadhar Linking Mandatory for Insurance Policies

By | November 10, 2017

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Ref : IRDAI/SDD/MISC/CIR/248/11/2017 8thNovember. 2017 CIRCULAR To Life and General insurers (including Standalone Health insurers) Sub: The Prevention of Money Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017 Central Governmenl vide gazette notification dated lst June 2017 notified the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules,… Read More »

Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders : IRDAI Master Circular

By | July 26, 2017

Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders Ref: IRDA/F&A/CIR/Misc/173/07/2017 Date: 25-07-2017 Master Circular: Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders The Authority has issued various directions regarding the Unclaimed Amounts of Policyholders from time to time. All the earlier directions are now being consolidated and issued in the form of a Master Circular which is attached herewith. The Government of India has brought… Read More »

IRDAI Outsourcing of Activities by Indian Insurers Regulations 2017

By | May 7, 2017

REGD. NO. D. L.-33004/99  THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY PART III—Section 4 PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY NEW DELHI, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017/VAISAKHA 15, 1939 INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 20th April, 2017 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Outsourcing of Activities by Indian Insurers) Regulations, 2017 F. No. IR DAI/Reg/5/142/2017.In exercise… Read More »

IRDAI -Revival Option under discontinued Unit Linked Policies

By | May 6, 2017

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA Circular Date: 5th May,2017 Ref No. IRDA/ACT/CIR/ULIP/113/05/2017 To, All CEOs of Life Insurance Companies Re: IRDA/ACTL/CIR/ULIP/174/08/2016 dated 26.08.2016- Revival Option under discontinued Unit Linked Policies It has come to the notice of the Authority that few insurers are interpreting the captioned circular in a manner which would delay… Read More »

IRDAI (Insurance Web Aggregators) Regulations 2017

By | May 4, 2017

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 13th April, 2017 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Insurance Web Aggregators) Regulations, 2017 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/4/141/2017.—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 114A of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of 1938), as amended from time to time, sections 14 and 26 of the… Read More »

Insurance Ombudsman Rules 2017 – Notified

By | April 29, 2017

Insurance Ombudsman Rules 2017. MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Financial Services) (INSURANCE DIVISION) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 25th April, 2017 G.S.R. 413(E).—Whereas, the draft of certain rules namely, the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2016, were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated the 15th September, 2016 under the notification of… Read More »

Guidelines on insurance e-commerce

By | April 8, 2017

Guidelines on insurance e-commerce 07.04.2017 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has issued guidelines on insurance e-commerce dated 9th March, 2017. The salient features of the guidelines are given below. IRDAI has informed that the guidelines issued by the Authority enable insurers and insurance intermediaries to set-up Insurance Self-Network Platforms (ISNP) to sell… Read More »

IRDA modified Guidelines on Pont of Sales Person – Non-Life and Health

By | March 17, 2017

IRDA Modifies Guidelines on Point of Sales Person: Non-Life & Health INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA Parisharam Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad-500 004. India. Ph.: 91-040-2338 1100, Fax: 91-040-6682 3334 E-mail : irda@irda.gov.in Web.: www.irda.gov.in Ref: IRDA/INT/GDL/PSP/058/031 2017 16th March, 2017 To all General and Health Insurers Reference is drawn to Guidelines on… Read More »

IRDA Guidelines on Claim processing for Group Insurance Policies

By | March 6, 2017

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA CIRCULAR To all Life Insurers Ref: IRDAI/Life/Cir/GDL/049/3/2017 Date: 03-03-2017 Guidelines on Claim processing for Group Insurance Policies – Addition of new Categories of Master Policyholders The Authority issued Guidelines on Claim Processing for Group Life Insurance Policies under Lender Borrower Schemes vide cir ref: IRDA/Life/Cir/GDL/285/12/2014 dated 29/12/2014 which… Read More »

Stewardship Code for Insurers in India 2017 -Exposure Draft

By | January 21, 2017

Ref: 309/3/FandA/2016-17 Date: 19-01-2017 Exposure Draft Stewardship Code for Insurers in India The growth in the Insurance Industry in recent years has resulted in a significant increase in the Funds of insurance companies. They are also significant investors in the securities markets and act as investors on behalf of the policyholders. There is increased emphasis… Read More »

Insurers can’t accept Old Notes of Rs 500/1,000 note towards premium

By | November 30, 2016

Ref:IRDA/ACTL/CIR/MISC/238/11/2016 Date:29-11-2016 Clarification on “Extension of grace period for payment of renewal premium of life insurance policies in light of recent demonetization To All the CEOs of the Life Insurance Companies   Re: Clarification on “Extension of grace period for payment of renewal premium of life insurance policies in light of recent demonetization” Reference is… Read More »

Extended grace period for payment of life insurance policies renewal premium

By | November 30, 2016

Extension of grace period for payment of renewal premium of life insurance policies in light of recent demonetization Ref:IRDA/ACTL/CIR/ULIP/236/11/2016 Date:25-11-2016 To All the CEOs of the Life Insurance Companies   Re: Extension of grace period for payment of renewal premium of life insurance policies in light of recent demonetization We are in receipt of a… Read More »

Book on Insurance Law and Practice

By | September 17, 2016

Insurance Law and Practice (English)  (Hardcover, Dr. C.L. Tyagi, Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Tyagi) BUY The book is primarily prescribed for B.com, BBA and MBA students offering Insurance as a major or minor subject. The book covers new topics like creditability theory, back dating, insurance frauds and is comprehensive. Those offering insurance as a professional may find… Read More »

IRDAI (Investment) Regulations 2016

By | August 31, 2016

IRDAI (INVESTMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016 NOTIFICATION F.NO.IRDAI/REG/22/134/2016, DATED 1-8-2016 In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) sub-section (2) of Section 114A read with Sections 27, 27A, 27B, 27C, 27D and 28 of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of 1938), the Authority, in consultation with the Insurance Advisory Committee, hereby makes the following Regulations. Short… Read More »

IRDAI Health Insurance Regulations 2016

By | July 21, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 12th July, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Health Insurance) Regulations, 2016 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/17/129/2016.—In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 114A of the Insurance Act, 1938 and Section 14 read with Section… Read More »

IRDAI conditions for reinsurance cessions to “Indian Reinsurer”

By | July 19, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 13th July, 2016 F. No IRDAI/RI/18/130/2016.—In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section (2) of the Section 101A of the Insurance Act 1938, the Authority, after consultation with the Advisory Committee constituted under section 101B of… Read More »

Advance Discharge Voucher not executed :Life Insurer shall not withhold payment

By | July 15, 2016

Source : Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Date:13-07-2016 Life Insurers discharge contractual obligations when making policy payments be it maturity or death claims or surrender value etc. Contracts of life insurance are not indemnity contracts but fixed benefit type and the claim amount is usually not in dispute. It is a standard practice… Read More »

e-Insurance Policies norms issued by IRDAI

By | June 23, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 13th June, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Issuance of e-Insurance Policies) Regulations, 2016 F .No. IRDAI/Reg/16/128/2016 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 (2) read with clause (gb) of sub… Read More »

IRDA removed maximum credit hours per day for training of Insurance Sales Person

By | June 19, 2016

Removal of cap on maximum credit hours per day pertaining to training requirements for Principal Officer and Insurance Sales Person(s) of Insurance Marketing Firms. The Authority recognized Insurance Institute of India (III), Mumbai as the training institute for providing on-line training to Principal Officers (PO) and Insurance Sales Persons (ISP) of Insurance Marketing Firms (IMFs).… Read More »

Draft guidelines for listed Indian Insurance Cos.

By | June 19, 2016

The Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 14 of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India Act, 1999, read with clause (b) of sub-section (4) of Section 6A of the Insurance Act, 1938, proposed to issue Guidelines for Listed Indian Insurance Companies. A summary of these guidelines is as under 1.        These… Read More »

IRDA extension to insurers for implementation of Corporate Governance guidelines

By | June 10, 2016

Insurance Regulatory and Development  Authority of India Ref. : IRDA/FM/GDL/CG /100/05/2016 Date:6th June, 2016 Guidelines for Corporate Governance for insurers in India Addendum The Authority has Issued a revised set of Guidelines on Corporate Governance for insurers in India on l8th May, 2016. The guidelines inter-alia incorporate the stipulations regarding the qualifications and other eligibility… Read More »

Caution List of Service Providers (Outsourcing Entities) :IRDA

By | May 26, 2016

In pursuance to the Final Order No. IRDA/LIFE/ORD/MISC/267/12/2014 dated 1st December, 2014 in the matter of Future Generali India Life Insurance Co. Ltd., while conducting an audit by an independent Chartered Accountant firm (Verma Mehta & Associates, Mumbai) into the outsourcing arrangements and the structure/shareholding pattern/composition and existence of all the outsourced entities, it was… Read More »

Corporate Governance for insurers in India :IRDA Guidelines

By | May 19, 2016

Ref:IRDA/F&A/GDL/CG/100/05/2016 Date:18-05-2016 The Authority had initially issued Guidelines on Corporate Governance for insurance companies vide circular dt. 5th August, 2009. The Authority had also issued separate guidelines for appointment/ reappointment and remuneration of MD/CEO/ WTD as well as other Key Management Persons (KMPs), as also the Appointment of statutory auditors of insurers through various circulars.… Read More »

IRDA Expenses of Management of Insurers transacting General or Health Insurance business Regulations 2016

By | May 19, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III —SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGUALTORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 27th April, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Expenses of Management of Insurers transacting General or Health Insurance business) Regulations, 2016 F.No. IRDAI/Reg./12/124/2016.—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (je) of sub-section… Read More »

IRDA Assets, Liabilities, and Solvency Margin of Life Insurance Business Regulations 2016

By | May 19, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 13th April, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Assets, Liabilities, and Solvency Margin of Life Insurance Business) Regulations, 2016 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/9/121/2016.—In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (y), (z), (za) and (zab)… Read More »

IRDA Appointment of Insurance Agents Regulations 2016

By | May 19, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III—SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 15th April, 2016 INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA (APPOINTMENT OF INSURANCE AGENTS) REGULATIONS, 2016 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/11/123/2016 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 114A of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of… Read More »

IRDA Actuarial Report and Abstract for Life Insurance Business Regulations

By | May 19, 2016

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 13th April, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Actuarial Report and Abstract for Life Insurance Business) Regulations, 2016 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/10/122/2016.— In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (g), (y), (z) and (za) of sub-section (2) of section 114A read with sections… Read More »

Assets, Liabilities, and Solvency Margin of General Insurance Business Regulations, 2016

By | May 18, 2016

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 7th April, 2016 Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Assets, Liabilities, and Solvency Margin of General Insurance Business) Regulations, 2016 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/7/119/2016- In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (y), (z), (za) and (zab) of sub- section (2) of section 114A read with… Read More »

Members of the Insurance Advisory Committee

By | May 14, 2016

NOTIFICATION F.NO.IRDAI/IAC/6/118/2016 DATED 4-4-2016 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) of section 25 of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999 (41 of 1999), the Authority hereby makes the following notification: The following members are appointed as Members of the Insurance Advisory Committee with effect from the date of notification… Read More »

Tolerance up to 5% in the gross vehicle weight :IRDA Advice to motor insurers

By | May 14, 2016

CIRCULAR NO.IRDAI/NL/CIRC/MISC/095/05/2016  DATED 13-5-2016 This refers to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notification dated 7-1-2016, which states that the tolerance up to 5% in the gross vehicle weight and safe axle weight may be allowed for the purpose of compliance to sub-section 3 of section 113 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59… Read More »

insurers to strictly comply General Insurance-Reinsurance Regulation

By | May 5, 2016

CIRCULAR NO.IRDA/NL/CIR/RIN/078/04/2016, DATED 26-4-2016 The Authority has recently received requests from some insurers seeking waiver of certain provisions of IRDA (General Insurance-Reinsurance) Regulation 2013, citing inability to comply with the stipulations, as they were executing Reinsurance treaties on a global basis where the Indian Insurer along with their foreign promoter entity/subsidiaries/group companies enter into a… Read More »

AUDITORS’ REPORT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

By | May 3, 2016

CHANGES TO IRDA (PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND AUDITORS’ REPORT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES) REGULATIONS, 2002 CIRCULAR NO.IRDA/F&A/CIR/CPM/056/03/2016, DATED 4-4-2016 The provisions of sections 10 and 11 have been modified vide the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015. These amendments have necessitated changes to the IRDA (Preparation of Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report of Insurance Companies) Regulations… Read More »

Non-Compliance of Award of Insurance OMBUDSMAN

By | April 5, 2016

Source IRDAI IRDAI has been receiving communications from certain Ombudsman bringing to its notice the inordinate delay on the part of the Insurance Companies to implement the orders/awards of the Insurance Ombudsman. Similar complaints have also been received from the aggrieved Policy Holders on the above issue. Considering the seriousness of the issue, IRDAI in… Read More »

Cross Border Reinsurers Clarification by IRDA

By | April 5, 2016

Clarifications on Guidelines on Cross Border Reinsurers Ref:IRDA/NL/GDL/RIN/065/04/2016 Date:04-04-2016 To All CEOs/CMDs of Insurance Companies / GIC Re This refers to Circular No IRDAI/NL/GDL/RIN/017/01/2016 dated 19-01-2016 The Authority has been receiving information sheets for the Cross Border Reinsurers (CBR) (who are not fully compliant with the said circular), from various insurers/GIC Re, for approval of… Read More »

Actuaries and their Mentors Appointment Guidelines of IRDA

By | March 28, 2016

Guidelines on Appointment of Appointed Actuaries and their Mentors Ref:IRDAI/ACTL/GDL/MISC/055/03/2016 Date:22-03-2016 In terms of the powers conferred under section 14 (2) (e ) of the IRDA Act 1999 as amended from time to time, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issues these guidelines on the Appointment of Appointed Actuaries and their Mentors.… Read More »

Govt allows 49% FDI in Insurance companies via automatic route

By | March 18, 2016

INDIAN INSURANCE COMPANIES (FOREIGN INVESTMENT) AMENDMENT RULES, 2016  SUBSTITUTION OF RULE 5 AND OMISSION OF RULE 6 NOTIFICATION NO. GSR 314(E)[F.NO.12018/1/2006-INS.IV], DATED 16-3-2016 In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (aaa) of sub-section (2) of section 114 of the Insurance Act, 1938 read with clause (b) of sub-section (7A) of section 2 of the… Read More »

IRDA added products for point of sales person

By | March 17, 2016

GUIDELINES ON POINT OF SALES PERSON – NON-LIFE & HEALTH INSURERS – ADDITION OF PRODUCTS CIRCULAR NO.IRDA/INT/GDL/ORD/047/03/2016, DATED 11-3-2016 Your attention is drawn to the Guidelines on Point of Sales Person for Non-life and Health Insurers issued vide No.IRDA/lnf/GDL/ORD/183/10/2015 dated 26th October, 2015. Vide the above guidelines, the Authority has introduced the concept of Point… Read More »

IRDA direct payment of commission to agents with existing regulations

By | March 17, 2016

REGULATIONS ON PAYMENT OF COMMISSION, REMUNERATION OR REWARD TO INSURANCE AGENTS AND INSURANCE INTERMEDIARIES CIRCULAR NO.IRDA/INT/ORD/COMM/049/03/2016  DATED 15-3-2016 Consequent upon promulgation of Insurance Laws (Amendment) Act, 2015, amendments to the provisions of the Insurance Act, 1938 and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999 were effected. The following sections of the Insurance Act, 1938… Read More »

TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE :IRDA GUIDELINES

By | March 14, 2016

INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY GUIDELINES ON TRADE CREDIT INSURANCE CIRCULAR NO.IRDAI/NL/CIR/CRE/044/03/2016, DATED 10-3-2016 Introduction The Authority had issued guidelines on trade credit Insurance on 13-12-2010 vide circular ref IRDA/NL/CIR/CRE/205/12/2010, to regulate the business of Credit Insurance in India. In the recent times, the changes in economy, especially in micro, small, medium enterprise sector has… Read More »

INSURANCE PROCEDURE FOR HOLDING INQUIRY BY ADJUDICATING OFFICER

By | March 10, 2016

INSURANCE (PROCEDURE FOR HOLDING INQUIRY BY ADJUDICATING OFFICER) RULES, 2016 NOTIFICATION NO. GSR 178(E) [F.NO.12018/1/2015-INS.II] DATED 17-2-2016 In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (la) of sub-section (2) of section 114 of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of 1938), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:— Short title and commencement 1. (1)… Read More »

IRDA notified Rules for Inspection and Fee for supply of Copies of Returns filed by Insurance entities

By | February 22, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III —SEC. 4] INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA NOTIFICATION Hyderabad, the 17th February, 2016 INSURANCE REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF INDIA (INSPECTION AND FEE FOR SUPPLY OF COPIES OF RETURNS) REGULATIONS, 2015 F. No. IRDAI/Reg/2/114/2016..—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 114 A(2) (h) and… Read More »

Rules Notified for filing Insurance Appeal to Securities Appellate Tribunal

By | February 22, 2016

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART II—SEC. 3(i)] MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Financial Services) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 17th February, 2016 G.S.R. 179(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and clause (lb) of sub-section (2) of section 114, read with sub-sections (2) and (6) of section 110 of the Insurance Act,… Read More »

IRDA Guidelines on Product Filing Procedures for General Insurance Products

By | February 19, 2016

Guidelines on Product Filing Procedures for General Insurance Products The guidelines on product filing procedures for general insurance products are issued considering the actual experience gained on the guidelines and circulars on file and use requirements for general insurance products in force, evolving needs of consumers and flexibility required for general insurers to respond to… Read More »