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Old 27th January 2016, 19:37   #61
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Shankar.Balan, could you please clear the doubts i raised 2 posts earlier about the process.

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One pays the premium. Insurer issues a cover note with the VIN and Chassis number. The car goes for registration. then the Insurer updates his systems and gives one the policy with all details in it.
That much I know.
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Old 27th January 2016, 20:30   #62
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When you buy Insurance for new car, you dont need registration no. In all Insurance websites there is an option to buy Insurance for new car. All you need to mention is the RTO no, Chassis, Engine no and few other relevant details. The Insurance co will issue a policy where it will be clearly mentioned for a new car. Once the registration details are received, either it can be updated on the existing Insurance policy by making an application to the Insurance co or during renewal of the policy at the end of the year.


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Hi Ghodlur,

Thanks for your reply that clears up a lot of confusion. I had one more question and if you could kindly answer that as well. Is it necessary to buy insurance from a company that the dealer is associated with?

For example volkwagen says that they get insurance from ICICI lombard and Reliance.

I'm getting a much better deal from TATA AIG.

So if I go with an insurer thats not the default provider of the car dealer will I face any problems should the need arise to claim insurance?

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Hi Ghodlur,

Thanks for your reply that clears up a lot of confusion. I had one more question and if you could kindly answer that as well. Is it necessary to buy insurance from a company that the dealer is associated with?

For example volkwagen says that they get insurance from ICICI lombard and Reliance.

I'm getting a much better deal from TATA AIG.

So if I go with an insurer thats not the default provider of the car dealer will I face any problems should the need arise to claim insurance?

Thanks
I am taking the liberty to answer your question till the time Ghodlur gets time to answer as well.

The answer is no, you absolutely do not have any compelling reasons to do so. However, you may wish to consider the below points,

- If the TATA AIG premium for the same IDV is far lesser it makes a lot of sense
- Dealer's points about how it is easier in case of a claim with one of their tie-up insurance vendors is to be had with a pinch of salt
- However, in case your chosen Insurer does not have a cashless facility with the A.S.S. then in case of a claim you may need to pay from your pocket upfront and then get it reimbursed later to the extent permitted by submitting the bills to your insurer
- Above point has a rider. My recent experience showed that even if the cashless facility is not listed by the insurer in case of large company authorized workshops they still approve cashless work!
- Lastly, if you realize that cashless is a must and your chosen Insurer does not have cashless with your A.S.S. you can still explore with ICICI Lombard or Reliance by approaching them directly. You will be surprised at how quickly the quote goes down from what the dealer is quoting for the same insurance

Hope that helps.
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I am taking the liberty to answer your question till the time Ghodlur gets time to answer as well.

The answer is no, you absolutely do not have any compelling reasons to do so. However, you may wish to consider the below points,

- If the TATA AIG premium for the same IDV is far lesser it makes a lot of sense
- Dealer's points about how it is easier in case of a claim with one of their tie-up insurance vendors is to be had with a pinch of salt
- However, in case your chosen Insurer does not have a cashless facility with the A.S.S. then in case of a claim you may need to pay from your pocket upfront and then get it reimbursed later to the extent permitted by submitting the bills to your insurer
- Above point has a rider. My recent experience showed that even if the cashless facility is not listed by the insurer in case of large company authorized workshops they still approve cashless work!
- Lastly, if you realize that cashless is a must and your chosen Insurer does not have cashless with your A.S.S. you can still explore with ICICI Lombard or Reliance by approaching them directly. You will be surprised at how quickly the quote goes down from what the dealer is quoting for the same insurance

Hope that helps.
Thanks for your advice Zappo.

All providers calculations are based on the same IDV. The dealers quote was Rs.34,600 for comprehensive insurance + Rs.6,600 for 0% dep.

TATA AIG from policybazaar quotes Rs.24,852 and also includes key replacement, road side assistance, loss of personal belongings and emergency hotel stay

ICICI (Who the dealer has cashless arrangement with ) when contacted directly quoted Rs.27,881. Same deal as AIG, only doesnt have key replacement, personal belongings and the hotel stay. I'm not interested in the last 2 items as this car will be only used in the city

So AIG is 3k cheaper and also includes key replacement.

So should i present this AIG deal to icici and ask them to match it?

Thanks
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Thanks for your advice Zappo.

All providers calculations are based on the same IDV. The dealers quote was Rs.34,600 for comprehensive insurance + Rs.6,600 for 0% dep.

TATA AIG from policybazaar quotes Rs.24,852 and also includes key replacement, road side assistance, loss of personal belongings and emergency hotel stay

ICICI (Who the dealer has cashless arrangement with ) when contacted directly quoted Rs.27,881. Same deal as AIG, only doesnt have key replacement, personal belongings and the hotel stay. I'm not interested in the last 2 items as this car will be only used in the city

So AIG is 3k cheaper and also includes key replacement.

So should i present this AIG deal to icici and ask them to match it?

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You can do all that and even more. There are no sacred cows here. If I were you I will even negotiate with two different brokers for the same insurer. Many a times one comes up with a far better offer than the other.

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You can do all that and even more. There are no sacred cows here. If I were you I will even negotiate with two different brokers for the same insurer. Many a times one comes up with a far better offer than the other.
Hi Zappo,

How does this exactly work? By two different brokers do you mean two different online agencies like PolicyBazaar & BuyInsurance kind of brokers?

Please advise.
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Hi Zappo,

How does this exactly work? By two different brokers do you mean two different online agencies like PolicyBazaar & BuyInsurance kind of brokers?

Please advise.
Can be online brokers, the kind you mentioned, or even regular ones around. There are too many everywhere. If 3 of them provide you a quote for the same insurer you will be surprised to see the variances!
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I believe that ALL of Hyundai dealers in Chennai insist on taking insurance from them without which they turn down even booking for Creta; Hyundai is silent spectator. The difference in premium on line and from say Kun Hyundai is in excess of Rs10K at least! Can Team BHP members suggest which is the best way to bring sense to the Dealers of Hyundai in Chennai? Cheers
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Can Team BHP members suggest which is the best way to bring sense to the Dealers of Hyundai in Chennai? Cheers
Best way is to deal in such situations is:
A) Write to the Hyundai management about the issue hinting that you will take this issue to IRDAI.
B) Get an online quote from Insurance co (One's who have a tie up with Hyundai, you will need to get this information - formally or informally) and ask the dealer to match it. If they still don't budge, see A.
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