Motor Insurance

car-imgMotor Insurance is also called as Car (Two Wheeler) insurance, Vehicle insurance or Auto insurance. As the name suggests, a motor insurance is an insurance for two wheelers, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. The basic purpose of Motor insurance is to provide financial protection against physical damage to the vehicle or bodily injury to third party as a result of accidents, collisions apart from liabilities arising from such incidents. Motor insurance gives protection to the vehicle owner against (i). damages to his/her vehicle and (ii). pays for any Third Party Liability determined as per law against the owner of the vehicle. Third Party Insurance is a statutory and legal requirement and hence every vehicle owner should mandatorily insured his/her vehicle at least for Third Party cover. The owner of the vehicle is legally liable for any injury or damage to third party life or property caused by or arising out of the use of the vehicle in a public place. Driving a motor vehicle without insurance in a public place is a punishable offence in terms of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
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In India, as per the IRDA business data, Motor Insurance GPW is at Rs.59,246 crores for 2017-18, which represents 70% of the Retail lines of business overall. But as a % of the overall General Insurance premium, the Motor premium represents around 39% in terms of GPW. This premium is for both Own Damage and Third Party premium.
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The overall insurance premium for this segment has been growing at between 17-20% for the past 2 years and will continue to maintain this momentum in the future years, given that Long Term policies have been approved recently by IRDA. As per a recent global study, the Motor Insurance premium is likely to double to around Rs.115,000 crores by 2025. Motor TP premium constitutes 56% of the overall Motor Insurance GPW and Own Damage Premium 44%.

What is the Basis of Arriving at Sum Insured for your Motor Policy?

For Own Damage:
The Sum Insured under a Motor Insurance policy reflects the value of the motor vehicle determined based on the concept known as Insured's Declared Value. Insured's Declared Value is the value arrived at based on the Manufacturer's present value and depreciation based on the Age of the Vehicle.

For Third Party:
Coverage is as per requirements of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 . Compulsory Personal accident cover for owner-driver is also included.

Motor Insurance Products

Coverage for Partial Loss & total loss arising out of accident, Fire & allied perils and thef
Coverage for Partial Loss & total loss arising out of accident, Fire & allied perils and theft
IFFCO Tokio offers the best car insurance policy to protect cars from every possible risk.
Universal Sompo offers the best motor insurance policy to protect vehicles from every possible risk
HDFC ERGO offers the best motor insurance policy to protect cars and two wheelers from every possible risk.
SBI General offers the best motor insurance policy to protect vehicles from every possible risk
Reliance Motor insurance offers coverage to your vehicles either car or two-wheeler against financial losses due to an accident, act of theft, vandalism or a natural calamity.

EIndia Motor Insurance Partners

  • Tata Aig
  • bajaj-allianz
  • universal sompo
  • iffco tokio
  • hdfc ergo
  • SBI

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