Life Insurance in India

By R. Haridas

After a long period of a monopolistic environment, the insurance sector in India was opened to private participation with the enactment of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999. Since then, the number of participants operating in life insurance, general insurance, and reinsurance, in both the public and private sectors, has increased. The opening up has augured well for the sector which has witnessed introduction of new products in recent years. In the field of life insurance, a wider choice is presently available to the customers, with products being tailor-made to the needs of the insured. Reforms have created competition in the insurance sector and given the customers a wide choice, not only in the matter of insurance companies, but also in terms of insurance products. However, the impact of increased competition is yet to be felt on insurance penetration. With banks having already been allowed to undertake insurance business, the bancassurance market has also come up in a big way. This book deals with life insurance business in India, focusing on recent reforms in this sector.


198 pages

Publication Date: 1/3/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177082524