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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:14   #1951
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607,250/- seems too less. And this doesnt look like Zero Dep premium. This is normal comprehensive policy.

Keep it round 700,000/- and depreciate ~10% every year. A bit higher IDV will also help you when you decide to sell the car.
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I think there is some gross mistake in the quote. the IDV cant be less than 7L. Also the TP liability is shown as 1K+ which is the case for vehicles with engine capacity less than 1500cc. Your TP liability should be around 3K. Also the addon option which I guess is for zero dep cant be surely so low. Pls re check.
Can you try to get the break up of the premium?
Pls find attached the premium when I entered the details.
Thank you F50 & Ghodlur,

I have requested a breakup from them, the screenshot was from their online calculator. I have also engaged policy bazar, however their representative was unable to tell me why their quote from Tata was more than my previous premium for an IDV of ₹ 6,98,000 I will update you and get the right guidance in this matter.

One thing the representative mentioned is that Bajaj Allianz is giving a better discount on Honda City. What does that mean, or is it the company trying to gain better % from a particular insurance company? Thanks!

I think ₹ 7,80,000 to 10% will make it 7,02,000 which should keep me in good stead. I will also keep the zero policy going as this is my final year as per IRDA. I hope to get a good quote and an informed decision. Thank you again.
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Old 9th May 2012, 20:51   #1952
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Hi guys,

I'm a little lost on the insurance part for my one year old car and this is where I thought I will get some answers.

My Fiat Punto 90hp is about to celebrate its first birthday and it is gonna cost me. Insurance, what else! So, my first year insurance was from Future Generali and it was offerred for free by Fiat. Here's what I am planning to do -

1. Want to change my insurance provider, most probably to TAIG.
2. Planning to go for 0% dep plan.

And here are the questions -

1. How much should be the insurance quote for a 1 year old Fiat Punto 1.3 MJD 90hp? (I know that's the job of an agent, but I wanted to know the ballpark)
2. How do I claim my NCB from my present insurer?
3. Which is the best way to buy motor insurance - off-the-shelf from Tata-AIG website or negotiate with an agent? Will negotiating with an agent get me a better deal and will he also help me with adjusting the NCB in the new policy?

Any advice on this will be sincerely appreciated.
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Old 9th May 2012, 23:55   #1953
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My BIL is getting his Ertiga Vdi this weekend. I need an advice.
The dealer says that the Insurance Premium is around Rs 23K whereas new India is offering a premium of Rs 17K. He is confused.
Seeking help to sort the issue out.
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Old 10th May 2012, 07:55   #1954
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1. How much should be the insurance quote for a 1 year old Fiat Punto 1.3 MJD 90hp? (I know that's the job of an agent, but I wanted to know the ballpark)
2. How do I claim my NCB from my present insurer?
3. Which is the best way to buy motor insurance - off-the-shelf from Tata-AIG website or negotiate with an agent? Will negotiating with an agent get me a better deal and will he also help me with adjusting the NCB in the new policy?
@Sankalp, Tried to anwer your queries number wise
1) Varies from insurer to insurer depending upon the latest exshowroom cost available in their records. The IDV for an year old Punto should come around to 6.14L. The premiums shoudl roughly around 20K. Add the zero dep premium and the cost go around 25K. Just rough figures. Did you get an estimate from Tata AIG.
2)Get a NCB letter from the previous Insurer.
3) Off the Shelf would be the cheapest. Try getting online quotes not only from Tata AIG but also from others and do a comparo. Saves the hassles from Agent, anytime. You also get the policy in hande faster than going through the agent.
Have you confirmed from Fiat workshop that Tata AIG is on their cashless scheme list of Insurers? If not then you will have to go through the manual claim process in case when reqd. What is making you move out to Tata Aig from Future generali - bad service??

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My BIL is getting his Ertiga Vdi this weekend. I need an advice.
The dealer says that the Insurance Premium is around Rs 23K whereas new India is offering a premium of Rs 17K. He is confused.
Seeking help to sort the issue out.
@Rajeev,
As Suggested to Sankalp, do try to get an online quote from Insurers for the model. Your BIL is better off getting an online quote rather than from the dealer. The dealer do quote on the higher side for the Insurance.

Hope this helps.

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@Sankalp, Tried to anwer your queries number wise
1) Varies from insurer to insurer depending upon the latest exshowroom cost available in their records. The IDV for an year old Punto should come around to 6.14L. The premiums shoudl roughly around 20K. Add the zero dep premium and the cost go around 25K. Just rough figures. Did you get an estimate from Tata AIG.
2)Get a NCB letter from the previous Insurer.
3) Off the Shelf would be the cheapest. Try getting online quotes not only from Tata AIG but also from others and do a comparo. Saves the hassles from Agent, anytime. You also get the policy in hande faster than going through the agent.
Have you confirmed from Fiat workshop that Tata AIG is on their cashless scheme list of Insurers? If not then you will have to go through the manual claim process in case when reqd. What is making you move out to Tata Aig from Future generali - bad service??
Thanks ghodlur. Your answers will be helpful.

Last night I was up till late and what better way to spend your free time than reading a few threads on Team-BHP? So I started with page 1 of this thread and by the time I reached 131, I was pretty confident with insurance terminologies, procedures, negotiation points and risks attached to automobile insurance. You guys (you, Rupesh and few others who provide insights to users) are doing a wonderful job.

Here are my answers to your questions -

1. Yet to get a quote from insurers. Haven't contacted any of them.
2. Easy.
3. Will confirm it from my dealer on the cashless facility eligibility. I've never used my insurer in the first year and I only interacted with them once when I had to change my correspondence address. I did come to know from reading this thread last night that Future Generali is also considered to be a good player in this industry. So, if their quote matches or is even close to what Tata AIG offers me for a similar IDV and NCB %, I will stick with FG.

Will update this thread with the outcome soon.
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I did come to know from reading this thread last night that Future Generali is also considered to be a good player in this industry. So, if their quote matches or is even close to what Tata AIG offers me for a similar IDV and NCB %, I will stick with FG.
FYI, my Fiesta is currently insured with Future Generali, they are relatively new players and try to offer good services and low premiums to capture the market. They do have zero dep option if you are interested.
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I did come to know from reading this thread last night that Future Generali is also considered to be a good player in this industry. So, if their quote matches or is even close to what Tata AIG offers me for a similar IDV and NCB %, I will stick with FG.
Tata AIG offers more coverages than FG. Depends on what plan you looking at in Tata AIG - pearl, platinum etc

For Zero Dep, I would rate:

1) Bajaj Allianz - their quotes are on higher side but coverages are unmatched

2) Tata AIG - second best in terms of coverage. Their Return to Invoice clause is great

3) Future Generali - offers one of the lowest among the 3 and for someone whose looking at pure Zero Dep and doesn't care about the add-ons then this is really good
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Need some help fella's.

I am making an insurance claim for my Linea which got hit last week. I am currently covered by a Iffco-Tokio policy. The car is going to be repaired at Fortune Motors Thane and they have stated that this will NOT be a cash less transaction.

Is there a way I can check if this is right, or is this a rip off?

Thanks!!

PS - I read earlier in this thread that a member was looking to switch from Future Generali for his Punto. I wouldn't recommend this since most Tata dealerships honor the cash less facility from Future Generali.
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Need some help fella's.

I am making an insurance claim for my Linea which got hit last week. I am currently covered by a Iffco-Tokio policy. The car is going to be repaired at Fortune Motors Thane and they have stated that this will NOT be a cash less transaction.

Is there a way I can check if this is right, or is this a rip off?
Check with the policy issuing office and ask whether Fortune Motors is on their cashless list. If not which ones they do have!

Then it depends upon you, if Fortune is not on the list but you very much like the quality of work done by them then you can go ahead. Pay for the repairs and then claim from Iffco.

If not go to one of their cashless setup and have a head-ache free process.

Note - If you decide to with Fortune (which I'm assuming is not cashless) do confirm with Iffco about difference in labor charges. Iffco will not pay if they find Fortune' labor charges are higher than other workshops. Or else this will result in you paying (a bit) towards the claim.

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Check with the policy issuing office and ask whether Fortune Motors is on their cashless list. If not which ones they do have!

Then it depends upon you, if Fortune is not on the list but you very much like the quality of work done by them then you can go ahead. Pay for the repairs and then claim from Iffco.

If not go to one of their cashless setup and have a head-ache free process.

Note - If you decide to with Fortune (which I'm assuming is not cashless) do confirm with Iffco about difference in labor charges. Iffco will not pay if they find Fortune' labor charges are higher than other workshops. Or else this will result in you paying (a bit) towards the claim.
Thanks F50. That clears a few doubts that I had.
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I am currently covered by a Iffco-Tokio policy. The car is going to be repaired at Fortune Motors Thane and they have stated that this will NOT be a cash less transaction.

Is there a way I can check if this is right, or is this a rip off?
Can you check up with Iffco-Tokio if they offer cashless claims for Fiat cars. Maybe the Tata Dealer might be taking you for a ride. Fortune Motors is notorious for that. The other option you have is to contact other Tata workshops in Thane and find out if they honour cashless settlements from Iffco.

Is this new development post the Fiat breakup with Tata?
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Can you check up with Iffco-Tokio if they offer cashless claims for Fiat cars. Maybe the Tata Dealer might be taking you for a ride. Fortune Motors is notorious for that. The other option you have is to contact other Tata workshops in Thane and find out if they honour cashless settlements from Iffco.

Is this new development post the Fiat breakup with Tata?
I think I put this query up here a bit too late. The surveyor finished his survey this morning and work may have begun by now. However, I am trying to push Iffco Tokio / Fortune to make this a cash less transaction.

I'll keep you guys posted.
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Can you check up with Iffco-Tokio if they offer cashless claims for Fiat cars. Maybe the Tata Dealer might be taking you for a ride. Fortune Motors is notorious for that. The other option you have is to contact other Tata workshops in Thane and find out if they honour cashless settlements from Iffco.

Is this new development post the Fiat breakup with Tata?
Hey there,

Sorry for OT.

I will request for your comments on post No. 3348 of mine about auto insurance, posted on another thread. The link is given below: -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...t-dos-224.html (Honda Civic : Maintenance, Service Costs and Must dos)

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My local garage told me today that insurance companies started charging depreciation for paints. They said that for a 5 year old car 40% of painting cost would have borne by me !!

Is it true or just they are making some money? They also told me that this has started from May this year. If it is true will the policies taken earlier will be affected?
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My local garage told me today that insurance companies started charging depreciation for paints. They said that for a 5 year old car 40% of painting cost would have borne by me !!

Is it true or just they are making some money? They also told me that this has started from May this year. If it is true will the policies taken earlier will be affected?
Never heard of this. Has this depreciation rate being mentioned in the policy document? If not then it is a money making stunt.

Ask your garage the source of this (mis)information.
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