Life insurers’ new premium income surges by 91 percent in July


New business premium income of life insurance companies witnessed a surge by 91 percent to Rs 39,078.91 crore in July as against Rs 20,434.72 crore during the corresponding period of last year.

LIC, which is India’s largest life insurer and claims nearly 68.6 percent share life insurance segment, has registered over twofold jump in new business premium income to Rs 29,116.68 crore during the month compared to Rs 12,030.93 crore in the year-ago month, according to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) data.

The rest 23 players, out of 24 total, in the private sector witnessed a nearly 19 per cent increase in their combined new premium income to Rs 9,962.22 crore in July 2022 against Rs 8,403.79 crore in July 2021.

On a cumulative basis, the first year premium of all the insurers grew by 54 per cent to Rs 1,12,753.43 crore during the April-July period of FY23 as against Rs 73,159.98 crore in the same period of 2021-22.

For LIC, the cumulative new premium in the first four months of the current fiscal was up by over 62 per cent to Rs 77,317.69 crore.

Premium income of the private players rose by 39 per cent in April-July of FY23 to Rs 35,435.75 crore.

(With inputs from PTI)

Source: Economic Times

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