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Old 29th December 2008, 15:23   #16
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Hi recently had an accident with a scooter hitting my skoda laura bumper and fog lights etc.

The insurance company was ICICI, every thing went fine. (Getting 50% of parts and 100% of labour)

Issue: The insurance company has claimed that Fog light bulbs are consumables and cannot be claimed for.

For a laura each fog light buld (not fixture) is Rs. 700 and each xenon is 12000 (not damaged luckly) they consider this in the cost of the car while giving the insurance out, then why do they not pay for the same when we have an accident.
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Hi rjvora,

A insurance renewal question.

Details: Fiesta 1.4TDCi ZXi, insured from 9th Jan '08 to 8th Jan '09, with a premium payout of Rs21979/-. The year of MFG is late 2007, even though delivery was taken in Jan '08.

Its time to renew and what all discounts should I ask for. The current insurer is Bajaj Allianz. I went through a few threads but its kind of confusing.
There will be 2 types of discount one would be NCB and other would be other discount. Ncb would be 20% and other discount would be more then 15% (You can bargain this with a company)
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Hi recently had an accident with a scooter hitting my skoda laura bumper and fog lights etc.

The insurance company was ICICI, every thing went fine. (Getting 50% of parts and 100% of labour)

Issue: The insurance company has claimed that Fog light bulbs are consumables and cannot be claimed for.

For a laura each fog light buld (not fixture) is Rs. 700 and each xenon is 12000 (not damaged luckly) they consider this in the cost of the car while giving the insurance out, then why do they not pay for the same when we have an accident.
One thing I need to ask you is the fog light is insured separately or not? If not and if they are of very heavy cost then I would advise you to insure them also along with your motor policy. This Xenon bulb can be covered then.

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Hi guy's this was for your information - "Gross premium collected by non-life insurers within india of motor" (April to September 2008)

Source IRDA web site.

1. Royal - 235.37
2. Tata - 119.48
3. Reliance - 538.76
4. Iffco - 333.58
5. Icici - 643.77
6. Bajaj - 816.21
7. Hdfc - 67.40
8. Chola - 159.21
9. Future - 29.04
10. Universal - 0.01
11. Shriram - 6.88
12. Bharti - 0.24


13. New India - 963.70
14. National - 1068.89
15. United - 740.82
16. Oriental - 736.61

Rs. in Crores
Bajaj has the maximum business in Pvt. company (Which is higher then 2 government company)
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There will be 2 types of discount one would be NCB and other would be other discount. Ncb would be 20% and other discount would be more then 15% (You can bargain this with a company)
Thanks rjvora. One more question, the discounts will be on the depreciated price of the car or is there some other calculation?
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Thanks rjvora. One more question, the discounts will be on the depreciated price of the car or is there some other calculation?

All the discount's are given on basic OD premium. Please tell me before finalizing how much did company gave you other discount.(%) Remember that you have to bargain this one.
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All the discount's are given on basic OD premium. Please tell me before finalizing how much did company gave you other discount.(%) Remember that you have to bargain this one.
Will do sir. Please check your PM.
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Will do sir. Please check your PM.
I hope you have received my reply too.
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I actually had a big chat with a Car Insurance agent today and this is what I discovered. I've made some assumptions of my own and some from facts that I found out. If I'm wrong please feel free to correct. I couldn't find a right thread for this, so here goes.

1. Calculations for insurance varies. Typically its the agents discretion on how he wants to calculate !! There are guidelines given by IRDA and the Insurance companies.
2. % of discount varies from one Insurance company to the other.
3. Beware of very cheap insurance amounts. You could be caught with a higher compulsory deduction value.
4. Third Party coverage might not have been taken into account.

Its a myriad of calculations when getting to the actual premium to be paid.

Here's one small example using one approach

Lets take the IDV (calculated based on age of vehicle) - Rs. 9,00,000/-

Insurance premium is calculated as a % of the IDV.
Less than 1000 cc - 3.123%
1000cc - 1500cc is - 3.283%
1500cc + - 3.440%

Base Premium - 30,960
20% No Claim Bonus - 6192 (20% for first year)
So Premium - 30,960 - 6192 = 24768

Now depending on the Insurance company there is a discount that is given. I got 40% for Tata AIG and 33% from Royal Sundaram.

This 40% is not extended to all models and makes. For example a Verna, Santro or an 800 does not get this. Only the Grand Vitara from the Suzuki stable is eligible. All Mercs, Audis, top end sedans get this 40%. Its more to do with the reliability and safety features that are available on certain models that help make this cut !!

So after 40% discount on 24768 = 14860/-

Add Third Party Property Damage(TPPD) 2500 for 1500 cc cars=14860+2500= 17360
Add Accident Cover to Owner-Driver (Rs. 100)
Add Liability to Paid drive(Rs.25)
Total = Rs.17485/-
ST @ 12.36% = 2162/-
Total Premium = Rs.19647/-

Now comes the sinister part. There is another % that the Insurance agents have to calculate the value. This is based on type of vehicle, make, no. of years old. This % is less than the earlier one for almost all types of vehicles. For the Civic the % was 2.408%. The twist here is the discount given here is 10-12% max.

Doing the math on both, I found the first one worked out cheaper.

The second one is where you get discount for
a. having an Anti Theft Device installed (2.5% or max of 500)
b. Automobile association (5% or max of 200)

So be sure to ask your insurance agent the basis of the calculation and how he got to the final premium no mentioned.

I for one got a renewal notice from Royal Sundaram who hadn't explained anything except the NCB and had quoted 25K as my premium. Turned out they had given me a 20% discount. Whitefield Honda called me up and said they would give me a 10% discount.

Anything to add to this Insurance gurus?
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Very nice write up, I must say that. You have done a good research. I will give you one more easy option for doing this.

Ask the person who is giving you the quotation that how much % Ncb he has given and what is the final premium? (Make sure that IDV is same in all the quotation)

One point you missed out was an unnamed P.A. you should have this in your policy (Must, Must, Must) Add this full in your policy (Rs. 100 per person for Rs. 2,00,000/-) Multiply this amount with the sitting capacity of your car and add it to the TP calculation. (100 + 25 + P.A.)
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Yes, I forgot to mention that. He said you can take a minimum of Rs. 50/- till a max of Rs. 500/- per person I think for P.A.

The NCB% is the same across insurance companies isn't it. If one has no claims for a year its 20% and that's what he gave me.

Also the Discount is on (Premium - NCB) and not on the base premium itself.
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Yes, I forgot to mention that. He said you can take a minimum of Rs. 50/- till a max of Rs. 500/- per person I think for P.A.

The NCB% is the same across insurance companies isn't it. If one has no claims for a year its 20% and that's what he gave me.

Also the Discount is on (Premium - NCB) and not on the base premium itself.
I would like to correct you

1. It is not Rs. 500/- per person. It is Rs. 100/- per person. (Rs. 200000/- sum insured.)
2. Ncb is same in all the company but only first claim free year it is 20% then next year it is 25%, then next year it is 35% then next year it is 45% and the maximum is 50%.
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Probably I didn't make myself clear. What you said is what I was also trying to say !!


Just that you can pay from Rs. 50/- to Rs. 500/-(being the upper limit) for P.A. Standard practice is 100/- per person, yes.

Yes to the second point as well. You had earlier asked me to find out the NCB% that was given. Well my question was, the % is the same across all the companies for N year(s) of no claim, isn't it?

Anyways I'm not sure how many folks understand what we are talking about !! ;-)
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I would like to correct you

1. It is not Rs. 500/- per person. It is Rs. 100/- per person. (Rs. 200000/- sum insured.)
2. Ncb is same in all the company but only first claim free year it is 20% then next year it is 25%, then next year it is 35% then next year it is 45% and the maximum is 50%.
Yes for all the company this is the same way of giving % of NCB.

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Probably I didn't make myself clear. What you said is what I was also trying to say !!


Just that you can pay from Rs. 50/- to Rs. 500/-(being the upper limit) for P.A. Standard practice is 100/- per person, yes.

Yes to the second point as well. You had earlier asked me to find out the NCB% that was given. Well my question was, the % is the same across all the companies for N year(s) of no claim, isn't it?

Anyways I'm not sure how many folks understand what we are talking about !! ;-)
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Hello RJVORA,
Sometime ago I had a question on third-party insurance claims.
This incidence happened few years ago while i was returning from my office at ~11:30 pm in my own vehicle. One two-wheeler (w/o registration number) coming from opposite direction, while negotiating other vehicle skidded and hit my car near mudgaurd. Other vehicle did not bother to stop. I called police and provided medial aid immediately. After RTO inspection etc I gave my car for repairs, insurance claims etc to my Maruti dealer-insurance. Later police filed a case against me! for rash-negligent driving... I had to pay a fine of Rs 500/- in some court to come out of this police case and forwarded the police papers/reports (in local langauge) to insurance company div office as per instruction of maruti-insurance. After couple of years i got a call form insurance company divisional office regarding some third-party claims filed by someone. They had conducted investigations and found that two-wheeler rider did not even had a valid DL at the time of accident, the owner of the bike was someone else, hospital records show that the accident between two wheelar and tata-sumo (! my vehicle is maruti), as per FIR the two wheeler rider was bringing his bike from RTO office at 11:30 pm! As per instructions of insurance company and their advocate i had signed some vakalatnama and written-statments prepered by them for the defense in MACT and told me that they will take care of these claims in MACT as my documents (policy, DL, RC, etc) are in order. They told me these cases would continue for several months and i need not bother. I also cosulted with a senior adv, he told me that insurance company will fight this as these claims appears to be fraudulent.
I want to know how these claims are sorted by insurance company? Also I came across several articles (The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : CBI to probe 7 more bogus insurance claims) where they have found fake claims. This was shocking for me.
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