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Old 5th June 2011, 17:35   #1501
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I have renewed my insurance twice with ICICI Lombard and I have had a good experience with them so far.
What do you mean by 'good experience'?
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Old 6th June 2011, 13:33   #1502
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What do you mean by 'good experience'?
I was referring to the whole renewal process in terms of service provided and follow up during expiry. I havent had any issues with my vehicle so havent had a chance to experience the claim process.
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Got the final quote today. As instructed by you I opted for 10% depreciation from last year so at 6 lacs last year it comes to 5.4 lacs this year.

At 5.4 lacs vehicle IDV. They are offering me 25 % NCB & 40 % Discount. Total premium owed to them comes to about 9700 rs which includes PA for 5 people also.

Will give them a cheque on Monday. Hope this is OK rupesh !
This is last year. I refer to this thread always twice a year when both my policies are due.

What should I ask for this year Rupesh ? No claims so far.

How much discount and NCB ?

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Old 7th June 2011, 07:36   #1504
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I was referring to the whole renewal process in terms of service provided and follow up during expiry. I havent had any issues with my vehicle so havent had a chance to experience the claim process.
Everyone gives good service during renewal - it's a sale for them. Only thing relevant is the experience during a claim.
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For some reason I am unable to get Bajaj Allianz Insurance - as there are some issues I think in the company.

My agent wants me to get Reliance which I have declined.

I want either Bajaj / Iffco / Tata AIG.

I am also eligible for 40% discount and 25/35% NCB.

Any other suggestions guys ?
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Went to a friend of mine who is a car dealer. He made a few phone calls and looks like Verna Diesel is not a very popular car with Insurance comnpanies - TATA AIG, ICICI, BAJAJ did not even want to do insurance as they had instructions not to get a verna diesel insured ( Mind it - this is only for Agra and not the state / country )

Iffco does not have cashless with Hyundai in Agra and also they were not giving any discount.

Finally found some luck with HDFC ERGO as they have a tie up with Hyundai.

They offered 35% NCB and 20 + 10% discount.

Total comes out to 10190 ( cheque ) - 800 ( cash reimbursement )
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Hey guys,

I bought a June 2006 Corolla in April 2011. The insurance was transferred to my name and is expiring this week.

However just recently my car got a deep scratch on a door and I filed claim. Unfortunately I will not get the car this week. The surveyor has yet not approved the claim amount(I gave it yesterday).

Now I contacted another insurer online and asked for a quote and got a 33% cheaper quote with about 25% higher IDV.

My questions are:
- will my previous insurer not honor the claim I made this week if I dont stick to him and change to the new and lower priced company.
- the new insurer will need to inspect the car before I can change it as the endorsement in my name happened less than 3 months ago. Is it advisable to get the car back(meaning no insurance for 4-5 days) and then get it inspected from the new company?

Thanks a lot!
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Now I contacted another insurer online and asked for a quote and got a 33% cheaper quote with about 25% higher IDV.
That big a diff.? Something must be fishy? Are you sure Third party damage is included and it is a Comprehensive insurance?

The figures you have mentioned are too steep.

Do read the policy document properly.

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- will my previous insurer not honor the claim I made this week if I dont stick to him and change to the new and lower priced company.
- the new insurer will need to inspect the car before I can change it as the endorsement in my name happened less than 3 months ago. Is it advisable to get the car back(meaning no insurance for 4-5 days) and then get it inspected from the new company?
If you get the claim approved before the insurance expires, they should approve it.

It is not necessary that the new Insurer will inspect your car. generally, if Insurance is renewed before the previous lapses, the inspection is waived off; even if you switch Insurers. (We changed Insurers for our Zen after shifting from Pune to Gurgaon; no inspection.)
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That big a diff.? Something must be fishy? Are you sure Third party damage is included and it is a Comprehensive insurance?

The figures you have mentioned are too steep.

Do read the policy document properly.
The other company is Bajaj Allianz and seems to have a better quote overall. Also confirmed with Toyota people regarding cashless facility as well as response time, both of which appears to be good or at par with ICICI.

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If you get the claim approved before the insurance expires, they should approve it.

It is not necessary that the new Insurer will inspect your car. generally, if Insurance is renewed before the previous lapses, the inspection is waived off; even if you switch Insurers. (We changed Insurers for our Zen after shifting from Pune to Gurgaon; no inspection.)
The reason according to the Bajaj agent is that because the insurance changed hands(from prev owner to new) less than three months ago, as per their policy they have to inspect again. He stated that if this had not been the case there would have been no inspection and everything would have been perfect. But its karma that everything happened together

Thanks for the reply!
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Bajaj seems to be the safest.

you had a bad exp with reliance.
ICICI's stories abound.
I have had good, so far, exp with BA.
So, just pointing out.
I am not sure if we can really trust Bajaj allianz inurance.
I bought my Pulsar 200 in 2007 and dealer provided insurance was bajaj allianz.
2008 renewal- No claims-Same premium as the 1st year.
2009 renewal-No claims-Same premium-
Reason-There are lot of accident claims for Pulsar 200's so we are planning to stop providing insurance to the pulsar 200 owners.
I was like despite having no accident claims for the past 3 years.
Anyway i paid the same premium and renewed my insurance.I am very lazy.

2010 Renewal-Again no claims- But this time they hiked the premium to more than what i paid during the purchase of this bike.
Reason: Same thing but their attitude is if you want it take it or just get out and find some other insurance company.

Went to new india assurance and renewed my insurance there.
Will never go to Bajaj allianz again.They can't give insurance to their own products.

Planning to renew my Indica's insurance with Royal sundaram from new india assurance.
Are they any good?
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Planning to renew my Indica's insurance with Royal sundaram from new india assurance.
Are they any good?
My Zen has New India Assurance; it has been smooth so far.

The premium along with NCB is adjusted properly during each renewal. Recently, we had an occasion to claim Insurance which too did not have many hassles.
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My Zen has New India Assurance; it has been smooth so far.

The premium along with NCB is adjusted properly during each renewal. Recently, we had an occasion to claim Insurance which too did not have many hassles.
Oh thanks mate.i mainly wanted to shift for cashless claims.
Any info on royal sundaram? Are they good?
or will you advise me to stick on to New india assurance?
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Oh thanks mate.i mainly wanted to shift for cashless claims.
Any info on royal sundaram? Are they good?
or will you advise me to stick on to New india assurance?
Royal Sundaram is good, I have insurance from them for my fiesta. Had taken the insurance online, alsotheir Mumbai office is very close to my office in Powai. There were couple of doubts for which I had interacted with their chat services on their website and found them very responsive.
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I have a query about an insurance quote I received from an insurer for my pre owned Jazz. This is the first time I am taking a policy after hearing about 0% depreciation and trying to get it done.
The quote for regular policy is 12K pa and for 0% depreciation it is around 17K pa. Is this difference in amount normal? Is it worth paying 5K extra per year? I appreciate it if someone can provide an example or real life experience of availing 0% depreciation
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Exclamation Is there some IRDA rule which mandates minimal (say TP) insurance cover?

Am in a soup of sorts. I've been (probably spoilt) used-to car dealers reminding me when the insurance is expiring, or at-least the insurance co. sending a renewal notice. As I learnt (the hard way), they are definitely under no obligation to do so, and it is extended only as a matter of courtesy. Anyhow, I didn't renew the insurance of my wife's REVA (electric vehicle) for over a year, and realized only while renewing my other car's policy, as we found it's expired policy document. That was the start of a struggle, because having filed online requests with umpteen private insurance cos., I've got only one response, i.e. from ICICI Lombard, who have quoted a rather steep figure for a very low IDV. Other don't respond, and TATA AIG told point blank that they don't do insurance for REVA. My only hope is IFFCO TOKIA, through whom I had the previous (expired) policy. They don't respond to emails, web-based forms requesting-quote (online buy option isn't there), and calls to their bangalore office go unanswered.

Now the question is, is there any kind of directive/regulation from IRDA that mandates Insurance cos., to atleast give Third-Party insurance, if not comprehensive insurance ? Govt / police / RTO won't allow me to drive without an insurance, and no insurance co. is willing to give me an insurance (under reasonable terms), does it mean I've got a little white-elephant here ?

Looking for thoughts / suggestions or information about IRDA's regulations. Tried searching thru their site, but didn't find anything (so far).

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