Insurance Sector

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This presentation gives an brief introduction about the growth of insurance sector in India. It also give description about the major players existing in the finance market of insurance.

Text of Insurance Sector

    • UdaysinghMeena
    • Udaybharathareddy
    • uditKhandelwal
    • Udit Kumar
    • Uditnarayansingh
    Insurance Industry
  • Insurance
    We face a lot of risks in our daily lives. Some of these lead to financial losses. Insurance is a way of protecting against these financial losses. For a payment (premium), an insurance company will take the responsibility of compensating your financial losses
  • Introduction and Overview
    Insurance Sector
  • Insurance Introduction
    What is insurance?
    Why do we need it?
    How has the insurance industry and the law of insurance evolved?
  • What is Insurance?
    Commercial mechanism for transferring risk and spreading loss
    Economic Concept of Insurance:
    1. Insurer offers policy to cover specified risks
    2. Insurer collects policy premiums from customers
    3. Insurer invests premiums
    4. Insurer pays money to insured customers in the event of losses covered by policy.
  • What is Insurance
    Theoretically, everybody comes out ahead (so long as losses do not exceed returns of invested premiums; and all parties honor their contractual obligations).
    Theoretically, the insurance industry bridges private interests and public good.
  • Why do we need insurance?
  • Why do we need insurance?
  • Insurance Law
    Sources of Insurance Obligations
    Policy/Insurance Agreement
    Common Law (contract theories; tort theories)
    The law of insurance is multi-layered. The prudent researcher will consider each of the layers when approaching a research problem.
  • Historical context provides insight and
    perspective into todays insurance industry
    The History of Insurance
  • The History of Insurance
    3000 B.C.E. Mesopotamian merchants assess risk surcharges in transactions with caravan operators and traders to protect their capital.
    1750 B.C.E. Code of Hammurabi formalizes concepts of bottomry and respondentia (protection against loss of hull and cargo, respectively) the underpinnings of maritime insurance.
  • History of Insurance
    1574 Queen Elizabeth I grants to Richard Candler the right to establish an insurance office in the Royal Exchange Building for the preparation and registration of policies.
    1601 Britains Parliament enacts the Assurances Act of 1601 creating an assurance commission for resolving policy disputes. 43 Eliz. 1 c. 12.
  • History of Insurance
    1666 Great Fire of London. Shortly thereafter, Nicholas Brabon opens the first fire insurance office in England. It eventually becomes The Phoenix Assurance Company. Over the next two decades, more fire insurance companies start up.
  • History of Insurance
    1690s Fire insurance companies form the first professional fire brigades.
  • Lloyds of London
    Late 1600s Edward Lloyds Coffee House. Seafarers, merchants and insurers meet for insurance business and coffee.
  • Lloyds of London
    1688 Edward Lloyd starts a shipping newspaper and reads out shipping news from a pulpit in his coffee house; attracts even more shipowners and insurers
  • History of Insurance
    1751 Benjamin Franklin and other capitalists start the Philadelphia Contributorship, the first successful fire insurance company in America.
  • History of Insurance
    Mid-18th Century Many insurance companies are more likely than banks to have substantial cash reserves. Insurance companies function as lending institutions.
    Mid-18th Century Insurance underwriting is prosperous industry in America. Lloyds of London also draws a significant share of Colonial Americas underwriting business (capitalization).
  • Rise of Risk Management
    1906 S.F. Earthquake
    Lloyds underwriter, Cuthbert Heath, orders agents to pay all claims in full regardless of policy terms. Lloyds pays $50 Million in claims.
  • Rise of Risk Management
    Public confidence in insurance industry soars; industry booms; risk management innovations; new types of insurance emerge.
  • Lloyds of London
    Today, Lloyds of London is an insurance icon
    Not an insurance company, but an exclusive insurance market
  • Pre to Post Liberalization
    Changing Customer Expectations in Insurance Sector
  • Comparisons of factors influencing Insurance market
  • Pre Purchase Process : LIFE
  • Awareness of New Products- LIFE
    • Though most SEC A & some SEC B customers have generally heard of change in product offering after liberalization but unable to provide any details.
    • Only some customers have mentioned new products such as
    • Products with multiple riders-medical, accident, waiver of premium rider
    • Pension/retirement benefit plans
    • Flexi premium plans product with single premium and short time premium option
    • Some customers exposed to new products perceive new products similar to old ones and do not offer any additional advantage.
    New policies are like old wine in new bottle
  • Purchase Process : LIFE
  • Post Purchase Process : LIFE
  • Changing Customer Expectations - LIFE
    Role of IRDA
    • Educate public on regulatory safeguards, investment guidelines and plough back of profits (several people had expressed concern about security of their money, credibility of private insurance companys investment of funds in foreign markets and repatriation of profits to foreign countries)
    • Inform public on Social and Rural obligations of private players (several people believed that only LIC was responsible for insuring the poor)