Classification of General Insurance Companies18th April 2021
General insurance or non-life insurance policies, including automobile and homeowners policies, provide payments depending on the loss from a particular financial event. General insurance is typically defined as any insurance that is not determined to be life insurance. It is called property and casualty insurance in the United States and Canada and non-life insurance in Continental Europe.
Different types of General Insurances in India:
- Health Insurance
The Health Insurance cover from Digit offers protection for the medical expenses incurred due to hospitalization caused because of an accident or illnesses.
Although every policy is different, based on who it’s being purchased for, it mainly covers:
- Accidental Hospitalization (pre & post)
- Accidental illness and hospitalization
- Daycare procedures
- Psychiatric Support
- Annual Health Checkups
- Daily Hospital Cash
- Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance covers your financial liability, if any, when you travel within or beyond the Indian boundaries. The financial liability may arise due to medical or non-medical emergencies.
The duration of the travel for one time can be 180 days at the maximum. The policyholder can take more than one trip in a year. Your Travel Insurance will cover:
- Loss of Baggage
- Loss of Passport
- Medical Emergencies
- Delayed Flights
- Accidental Deaths
- Adventure Sports
- Motor Insurance
Motor Insurance can be divided into two groups, two and four wheeled Vehicle insurance.
A Motor Insurance Policy is mandatory to be able to drive legally in India. Broadly there are two types a) Third-Party Liability b) Comprehensive Package Policy.
A Third-Party Policy covers for losses faced in a situation where your vehicle damages any third-party such as a public property, person or third-party vehicle. The same is the minimum requirement to be able to drive legally in India, as stated by the Motor Vehicles Act.
A Comprehensive Package Policy covers both third-party damages and liabilities and damages/losses caused to you and your own vehicle. The losses may arise due to an accident, theft, fire, natural calamities, and others.
Digit Insurance provides some add-ons under its Comprehensive Package Policies for Cars and Bikes that act as additional shields to your vehicle, such as:
- Tyre Protect Cover
- Zero Depreciation Cover
- Return to Invoice
- Engine and Gearbox Protection
- Breakdown Assistance Cover
- Marine Insurance
Marine cargo insurance covers goods, freight, cargo, and other interests against loss or damage during transit by rail, road, sea and/or air.
- Home Insurance
Everything you buy is a priceless possession for you and hence it needs to be protected.
A Home Insurance Policy protects your valuable and other assets. It is a comprehensive package policy that covers all valuables.
Digit Insurance gives protection for Home against Burglary, Loss/Damage of Jewelry, Fire and Natural Disasters.
- Commercial Insurance
The lines of insurance that affects the business operations in the real terms are categorized under the Commercial Lines of Insurance. Type of the insurance covers that one can buy may include:
- Property Insurance
- Engineering Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Marine Insurance
- Employees Benefit Insurance
- Business Interruption