Faster insurance claims for those affected in Uttarakhand

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

LIC had set up special help desks in their divisional and branch offices to assist the affected persons in the Uttarakhand tragedy

The government has issued specific directive to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to accept a certificate issued by the Government concerned with regard to persons missing in recent Uttarakhand tragedy.

Necessary instructions in this regard have also been given by IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority) to all life insurers for expeditious settlement of death claims of the victims of Uttarakhand tragedy.

LIC has set up special help desks in their divisional and branch offices to assist the affected persons. Public Sector General Insurance Companies (PSGIC) have also set up “Apda Rahat” Camps to facilitate the lodging of claims of affected persons & property.

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has informed that all life insurance companies have been advised to take up proactive initiatives for settlement of claims based on terms and conditions of the contract governing a policy of insurance.

LIC has issued a circular on 24.06.2013 regarding the concessions and relaxations to policyholders affected by flash floods and landslide in the State of Uttarakhand. For Uttarakhand victims, Claim Format has been simplified and a Certificate issued by any Government Department, is being accepted as proof of death. PSGIC have also devised relaxed norms for quick settlement of claims.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
 

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