INSURANCE


Shalini Amarnani 27 August 2009
You can buy a variety of insurance products online. But what are the pros and cons? Shalini Amarnani explains The Internet has brought the marketplace into our homes. You can buy books, clothes, appliances, homes, services and even financial products online. Insurance products (other than...

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Insurance companies offer unusual cover for businesses and individuals. Pallabika Ganguly explores You have insurance for life, car and house. If you are a businessman, you take cover for things like marine cargo or fire that protects your goods. But did you know that you can buy some unique...

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Insurance companies and their incentivised agents push unit-linked plans through high-octane marketing. Avoid them. Unit-linked plans (ULIPs) have been dominating our collective conscience when we think about insurance plans. This is because of the hard-sell tactics of insurance companies...

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Unit-linked Insurance Plans come in many varieties, like tulips, but could turn out to be weapons of mass wealth destruction. Debashis Basu and Shailendra Lotlikar expose the truth behind ULIPs Mutual funds (MFs) aim to generate only returns, whereas a unit-linked insurance product...

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Will you continue to pay for a crime that you have not committed, asks Pankaj Kapoor Reports published by the Australian Institute of Criminology say that 10% of the claims paid by Australian insurance companies are fraudulent and they add about A$70 to the premium of each Australian policy....

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Emerging trends in the insurance industry will benefit consumers, predicts Pankaj Kapoor Like in aviation and telecom, as a motor insurance buyer, you are headed for good times. Till 2000, you just had four government companies to choose from. Since then, you had a wider choice of names, but...

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More and more senior citizens are travelling abroad. They must make insurance an essential aspect of their travel plans, finds out Gaver Chatterjee The overseas travel sector is booming. Last year, Indians made six and a half million trips overseas. While 55% of this was corporate travel, a...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 21 March 2006
They look attractive but they wilt easily. Here is why insurance and stocks still don't mix even after the new regulations Mutual funds aim to generate returns alone, whereas Unit-linked Life Insu-rance Products (ULIP) offer an added benefit of insurance. Using this attractive but...

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