Irda penalizes icici prudential life insurance for rs118 lac


IRDA directs the insurer ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, to remit the penalty of Rs 118 Lakhs within

a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of this Order through a cross demand draft

drawn in favour of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and payable at



Due to some technical problems at LCI website the file could not be attached.

However you can access the file at IRDA website:



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A few of points are reproduced below:

"Issue 21 - Inspection Observation 37: The Insurer is canceling policies under 'free look'

option even after few years of issue of the policies, major reason cited as erroneous


Issue 23 - Inspection Observation 41: Decision :


The insurer is strongly warned to desist from such practices which are against the

interest of the policyholders.

Issue 23 - Inspection Observation 41:

A lot of delay is observed between the proposal date, remittance date and the completion


date. The insurer has violated Regulation 4(6) of IRDA (Protection of Policyholders' Interests)

Regulations 2002


Issue 23 - Inspection Observation 41:

However, recognizing that

the interest of the policyholders should be protected especially on disclosures , coverage of

risk and settlement of benefits , the insurer is advised to take all measures so as to ensure

that regulatory provisions are not deviated.


Issue 24 - Inspection Observation 42:


Even in cases where the communications are stated to have been sent, it is not 2 months in

advance of the closure of a branch. c) The e-mail and/or SMS are only used to communicate

thus not covering all the policyholders. These are in Violation of Circular dated 28/12/2006

on offices."



Valuable comments and advice learned experts/members are sought.The customers and citizens which are affected by malpractices of the companies are requested to report to IRDA.




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