Life insurers reported 21% growth in new business, or first-year premiums for February, hit by the good performance of market leader LIC as it returned to positive territory from November.
The first year premium of 24 insurance companies stood at Rs.222,425.21 crore.
LIC saw an increase of 24.18% over the first year premium of ₹ 12,920.57 crore. However, for the 11 months of FY 21 ended in February, the premium for the first year was 3% lower at ₹ 1,56,068.64 crore.
According to data released by insurance regulator IRDAI, private insurers posted a 16.93% increase in new business to 509,504.64 crore, while for the February period of this fiscal year, they increased 8.56% to 79 78,792.66 crore. Registration done.
The life insurance sector typically tends to see an accelerated demand during February and especially during March as customers rush to buy new policies for tax breaks. The performance comes against the backdrop of pickup in the economy despite rising fuel prices in India.
Non-life insurers, including general, standalone health and two specialized PSU insurers, which are outperforming with economic revival as well as rising demand for health policies, increased gross direct premiums by 14.2% during February 67 15,767.09 crore from the recorded.
For the 11 months to February, the growth was 3.67% to 1,79,435.73 crore.
Standalone private health insurers reported a gross direct premium of ₹ 1,426.26 crore (₹ 1,395.60 crore) during February and grew by 7.4% to ₹ 13,534.99 crore by February.
General insurers reported an increase in gross direct premium to 15 13,159 crore, or about 9%. For the 11 months of this fiscal year, they posted a 2.47% increase to ₹ 1,54,156.55 crore.