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SUBMITTED TO
GPC

FOR THE PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT OF

BBA

SUBMITTED BY:
Parteek Vohra
PREFACE

I had undergone a practical training under HDFC STANDARD LIFE


INSURANCE, JAIPUR REGION. It was a good exposure for me to
undergo training in such a company to get the knowledge and experience
regarding life insurance and recruitment of capable of life insurance
advisors.
Summer training is one of the major experiencing component of the
knowledge, gain of relevant of information with respect to marketing and
dealing with situations in a professional course like M.B.A. where a
professional person faces a problem in a field. I was able to get
familiarized with the customer relationship and got to know how a
company measures to resolve their grievances and service them to the
maximum for future prospect and success. Field component like survey,
generation of questionnaire with respect to marketing helped me a lot and
would be a great support in future.

“It is good to have enthusiasm but it is essential to have training.


Training can be in all way of life.” Thus I would say that this training
was beneficial educative & good exposure to me, which will certainly
help in my near future. This project was designed with respect to this
company. The project made me to get the enhanced knowledge regarding
life insurance concept and the process of recruiting of financial
consultant.

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DECLARATION

I here by declare that work being presented by me in this project entitled

”PRIVATISATION IN INSURANCE SECTOR” in partial fulfillment of

the requirements of the awards of graduation course BBA submitted to PTU

LEARNING CENTER, FATHEGARH SAHIB is an authentic record of

our own work carried out to us.

The matter embodied in this project has not been submitted by us or

anybody else for the award of any Degree.

Date: …………..

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CERTIFICATE

I certified that this project entitled “PRIVATISATION IN INSURANCE

SECTOR” to PTU LEARNING CENTER, FATHEGARH SAHIB, for the

award of BBA, by PARTEEK VOHRA under my guidance and no part there

of has been submitted for any other degree or diploma.

SUPERVISOR

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AKNOWLEDGEMENT

“If words are considered as symbol of Approval and Taken of appreciation


then let the words play the heralding role of expressing my sincere gratitude and
thanks”.
Any accomplishment requires the effort of many people and this work is no
different. I am indebted to MR. TEJ PARKASH THAKUR (Sales Development
Manager, HDFC Standard Life Insurance, Baddi) but for whose guidance and
patience I would have not been able to accomplish this task.
I also owe a great thanks to all the staff members of CHANDIGARH
branch of HDFC Standard Life Insurance, who helped me in the best possible way
to complete this summer training and this report.
I express my gratitude to the worthy the teachers of GPC, for their constant
guidance, encouragement and inspiration given throughout the course of study.
It is my privilege to express thanks to my parents, who helped me in all
possible manners and for their encouragement and moral support for making this
Project.

PARTEEK VOHRA

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SUMMARY OF PROJECT

Risk and uncertainties are part of life’s great adventure; Accidents,


Illness, Theft & Natural Calamities they all are pillars of this world. To
overcome these risks and mishaps this project describes the policies and
schemes of HDFC SLIC and ICICI Pru Life Insurance Company. The way
these companies provide different benefits to the policyholder. Insurance is
Cooperative venture where risk and uncertainties are shared by many. Now
days a lot is being done to create awareness among the Insuring Public about
the Importance of Insurance in life. In this direction IRDA has planned to
create awareness through Electronic and Print media.

A study of Life Insurance describes the meaning of various policies,


comparison and analysis and changing market scenario.

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CONTETS
Preface
Declaration
Certificate
Acknowledgement
Summary of project
Introduction
Company Profile (HDFCSLIC)
Research Design And Methodology
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Findings
Conclusion
Suggestions
BIBLIOGRAPHY
QUESTIONNAIRE

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INTRODUCTION

Life Insurance: Definition

Life Insurance could be defined as a policy that will pay a specified sum to
beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. It is an agreement that guarantees the
payment of a stated amount of monetary benefits upon the death of the insured. Life
Insurance could be said as protection against the death of the insured in the form of
payment to a designated beneficiary, typically a family member or business

It is basically risk insurance intended as protection against the financial


consequences of the death of the insured person which takes the form of payment of a
previously agreed lump sum or pension to a beneficiary, if the insured person dies during
the term of insurance. In the case of pure life insurance, without any endowment
insurance component, no payments are due if the insured person survives the term of
insurance.

In big terms Life Insurance is a contract agreement between the certificate holder
and the insurance company, providing a specified sum to beneficiaries upon the death of
the insured. It is a coverage that pays out a set amount of money to specified
beneficiaries upon the death of the individual who is insured. It is a policy that will pay a
specified sum to beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. There are many types of life
insurance, including whole life, term life, universal life, etc. It is an insurance relating to
a risk depending on human life. This includes contracts providing payment on the insured
person's death, endowments providing payment either on survival to a specified date or
on earlier death and annuities which are paid throughout the annuitant's lifetime but cease
on death.

According to an article on site life-line.org Life insurance is the foundation of a


sound financial plan. It provides financial security for your family by protecting your
financial resources, such as your present and future income, against the uncertainties of
life.

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More specifically, life insurance provides cash to the family after death. This cash
(the death benefit) replaces the income one would have provided and can meet many
important financial needs. It can help pay the mortgage, run the household, send kids to
college, and ensure that dependents are not burdened with debt. The proceeds from a life
insurance policy could mean that the family won't have to sell assets to pay outstanding
bills or taxes. And also that there is no federal income tax on life insurance benefits.

Most people with dependents need life insurance. While there's no substitute for
evaluating specific situation, one rule of thumb is to buy life insurance equivalent to five
to ten times ones annual gross income. To determine how much, if any, life insurance
one needs, then start by gathering all personal financial information and estimating what
the family will need after one is gone, including ongoing expenses (such as day care,
tuition, or retirement) and immediate expenses at the time of death (like medical bills,
burial costs, and estate taxes). The family also may need funds to help them readjust:
perhaps to finance a move, or pay expenses while job hunting. Choosing a life insurance
product is an important decision, but it can be complicated. As with any major purchase,
it is important that one should understand his or her family's needs.

There are many types of Life Insurance but they generally fall into two
categories:

1. Term Insurance
2. Permanent Insurance

1. Term Insurance:
It provides protection for a specific period of time. It pays a benefit only if one dies
during the term. So me term insurance policies can be renewed when you reach the end
of the term, which can be from one to 30 years. The premium rates increase at each
renewal date. Many policies require that you present evidence of insurability at renewal
to qualify for the lowest rates.

The following points can help you determine if term insurance best suits your needs.

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Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages Disadvantages
• Initial premiums generally are lower than those for • Premiums increase as you grow older.
permanent insurance, allowing you to buy higher
levels of coverage at a younger age when the need for • Coverage may terminate at the end of the term or
protection often is greatest. become too expensive to continue.

• It’s good for covering needs that will disappear in • The policy generally doesn’t offer cash value or paid-
time, such as mortgages or car loans. up insurance.

BENEFITS OF LIFE INSURANCE

1. Superior to Any Other Savings Plan:


Unlike any other saving plan, a life insurance policy affords full protection
against risk of death. In the event of death of a policyholder, the insurance company
makes available the full sum assured to the policyholder’s near and dear ones. In
comparison, any other saving plan would amount to the total saving accumulated till
date. If the death occurs prematurely, such savings can be much lesser than the sum
assured. Evidently, the potential financial loss to the family of the policyholder is sizable.

2. Encourages and Forces Thrift:


A savings deposit can be easily withdrawn. The payment of life insurance
premiums, however, is considered sacrosanct and is viewed with the same seriousness as
the payment of interest on a mortgage. Thus, a life insurance policy in effect brings about
compulsory savings.

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3. Easy Settlement and Protection against Creditors:
A life insurance policy is the only financial instrument the proceeds of which can
be protected against the claims of a creditor of the assured by effecting a valid
assignment of the policy.

4. Administering the Legacy for Beneficiaries:


Speculative or unwise expenses quickly cause the proceeds to be squandered.
Several policies have foreseen this possibility and provide for payments over a period of
years or in a combination of installments and lump sum amounts.

5. Ready Marketability and Suitability for Quick Borrowing:


A life insurance policy can, after a certain time period (generally three years), be
surrender for a cash value. The policy is also acceptable as a security for a commercial
loan, for example, a student loan. It is particularly advisable for housing loans when an
acceptable LIC policy may also cause the lending institution to give loan at lower interest
rates.

6. Disability Benefits:
Death is only the hazard that is insured; many policies also include disability
benefits. Typically, these provide for waiver of future premiums and payments of
monthly installments spread over certain time period.

7. Accidental Death Benefits:


Many policies can also provide for an extra sum to be paid (typically equal to the
sum assured) if death occurs as a result of accident.

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8. Tax Relief:
Under the Indian Income Tax Act, the following tax relief is available:
(a) 20% of the premium paid can be deducted from your total income tax liability.
(b) 100% of the premium paid is deductible from your total taxable income.
When these benefits are factored in, it is found that most policies offer returns that are
comparable/or even better than other saving modes such as PPF, NSC etc. Moreover, the
cost of insurance is a very negligible.

WORKING OF INSURANCE BUSINESS


Insurance companies receive premium from a large number of people buying
insurance. The more customers an insurer has, the lower the premiums can be, and the
less likely that insurer is to take a loss that wipes everyone out.

Insurance is fundamental to every aspect of modern life and commerce.

THE IMPORTANT FEATURES OF INSURANCE ARE:


• State insurance departments regulate the type of investments companies are
permitted to make;

• Investment profiles of companies differ depending on what type of insurance


they underwrite;

• Each state enforces laws to protect consumers against unfair discrimination


in the provision of insurance;

• Consumers who do not qualify for property insurance in the private market
may obtain it through insurance industry operated plans;

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• The insurance industry does not benefit from federal deposit insurance. Insurance
companies pay for insolvencies in the industry through a system of state Guaranty
Funds.

Insurance and its Benefit to Society

Insurance is a system by which a person, business or organization transfers a risk


to an insurance company, which reimburses the insured for covered losses and provides
for sharing the costs of losses among all insurers.

Insurance helps society by reimbursing people and businesses for covered losses,
encouraging accident prevention, investing in capital country’s capital markets and bond
markets, enabling people to borrow money and reducing anxiety.

The major benefit of insurance is the indemnification of insurers for covered


losses. To indemnify is to restore the party that has had a loss to the same financial
position as before the loss occurred. Through indemnification, insurance allows
individuals, businesses and organizations to maintain their economic position and not
suffer financial setbacks causing a burden to society or to other individuals. In addition,
insurance indemnifies the injured persons.

When a family’s house is destroyed by fire and the loss is covered by insurance,
the family is less likely to be dependent on relatives or public assistance for lodging.
Likewise, when a business is covered for a large liability loss that would have otherwise
driven the firm into bankruptcy, insurance contributes to society because the firm
continues to provide jobs for its workers, products for its customers and business for its
suppliers.

Concerned with safety

While insurance exists to pay the losses that result from accidents, insurance
companies are naturally interested in lowering the number of accidents and associated
costs. Insurers also engage in a variety of accident prevention and reduction activities
that reduce costs to policyholders. Society benefits when losses are controlled – lives are

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saved, injuries are prevented and property is preserved. Insurers and related organizations
employ thousands of safety engineers, loss control representatives, and other specialists
to help prevent auto accidents, fires, job injuries, injuries caused by defective products,
explosions, and other accidental losses.

INSURANCE AS AN INVESTMENT TOOL :

Insurance invests in the economy. Insurance provides funds to help businesses


grow and create jobs. Premium funds that are not immediately needed are lent to
government and businesses. Lending to municipalities, in the form of bonds, provides
local governments across the United States with the means to build, maintain and repair
municipal infrastructure — schools, roads, bridges, sewers, airports.. Funds are also lent
to businesses, providing them with the means to purchase buildings, equipment and
supplies. Along with housing interests, the insurance industry is probably the most active
voluntary investor in low- and moderate-income communities, particularly those located
in urban areas. Compared to less-developed countries, the developed countries enjoy a
higher standard of living, partly because these funds are available from insurance
companies.

Support the provision of credit

Insurance provides support for credit. Even though mortgage lenders approve an
applicant for a home loan based on the applicant’s credit worthiness, most lenders also
require that the dwelling be covered by homeowner’s insurance. Likewise, a business
applying for a loan to purchase inventory might be required to show that the inventory is
insured before the loan is granted.

Reduces anxiety

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Insurance also reduces anxiety because the insured knows insurance will provide
indemnification if a covered loss occurs. By shouldering the burden of unexpected or
catastrophic losses, insurance helps businesses avoid bankruptcy and keeps workers
employed and local economies healthy. It also contributes to a stable society where
people can plan for the future without an undue fear of catastrophic loss.

Insurance and Risk Management Planning


Insurance and Risk Management Planning is the process of identifying the source
and extent of an individual’s risk of financial, physical, and personal loss, and developing
strategies to manage exposure to risk and minimize the probability and amount of
potential loss.

Insurance and Risk Management Planning in the


Context of Personal Financial Planning

In personal financial planning (PFP), risk management and insurance planning


results in clients who are aware of the range of significant risks to their financial well-
being and who are adequately and properly protected from the loss that could result from
those risks. Periodic reviews help clients understand that life changes, such as a job
change or divorce, affect risk management and insurance coverage.

Risk Management Strategies


Risk Management is much broader than the purchase of insurance policies,
involving strategies such as:

• Risk avoidance—involving the elimination of a threatened financial loss.

• Risk reduction—involving strategies to minimize the amount of loss if a loss


does occur.

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• Risk transfer—sharing the burden of loss. This strategy includes the use of
insurance to transfer some of the burden of loss to the third party insurer.

• Risk retention—involving either the acceptance of some of the economic


burden of a loss, or continuing to participate in activities with risks that cannot be
transferred or shared.

Insurance as a Risk Management Strategy


Insurance is just one aspect—but a very critical aspect—of risk management
planning. A key aspect of insurance planning understands what is available from
insurance companies to assist in offsetting the economic losses associated with a
particular risk. From this point you can assist your clients to inventory what risks are to
be protected, identify gaps in coverage, evaluate alternative insurance policies, and select
and acquire the appropriate policies.

A Profile of the world Insurance Industry

The United States is the world leader in insurance with 31 percent of the
premium volume in 2005. Japan is second with just under a quarter of the world’s
volume. Germany, the UK, France, South Korea and Italy combined, hold another
quarter of the premium volume. The insurance industry is a major contributor to the
U.S. economy. Government authorities in the various states regulate the operations
of 7,900 domestic insurance companies. About 3,300 companies sell some form of
property/casualty insurance. Altogether, the insurance industry provides 2.3 million
jobs.

With largest number of life insurance policies in force in the world, Insurance
happens to be a mega opportunity in India. It’s a business growing at the rate of 15-20
per cent annually and presently is of the order of Rs 450 billion. Together with banking
services, it adds about 7 per cent to the country’s GDP. Gross premium collection is
nearly 2 per cent of GDP and funds available with LIC for investments are 8 per cent of
GDP. Yet, nearly 80 per cent of Indian population is without life insurance cover while

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health insurance and non-life insurance continues to be below international standards.
And this part of the population is also subject to weak social security and pension
systems with hardly any old age income security. This itself is an indicator that growth
potential for the insurance sector is immense.

How Insurance Companies Work?

Unlike banks, insurance companies are chartered to provide insurance. They


generally do not extend credit and are often precluded from doing so by law and
regulation. Because property/casualty policies are short-term – usually one-year –
state insurance laws require most property/casualty investments to be short-term and
highly liquid. Legally permissible investments include cash, mutual funds, Treasury
bills and notes, mortgage-backed securities, specified types of debt securities, and
preferred stock. Generally, property and casualty insurers cannot invest in real estate,
other than their own buildings and property.

To illustrate the short-term nature of property/casualty investments, consider


that in an average year, out of $100 paid in homeowners’ premiums, the industry
pays out $74 in claims. 3 The remainder goes to agent commissions, administrative
expenses, operating costs, and, in good years, policyholder protection funds 4 which
protect against future catastrophic loss. When catastrophes strike, such as fires,
hurricanes, or earthquakes a greater percentage of premiums will be paid out in
claims. Over time, customers receive back the vast majority of premiums in claims
payments. The billions of dollars paid by the industry in claims is itself
"reinvestment" in the local community when disaster strikes. This reinvestment not
only benefits policyholders, it benefits the people who rebuild the structure after the
tornado, fix the car damaged by hail or sell the appliances and cabinets needed to
repair the kitchen damaged by fire. Life insurance companies primarily issue life
insurance policies and annuities. Policyholder premiums are invested in compliance
with state insurance laws for the benefit of policyholders to ensure that the company
can meet its obligations under the terms of the policies. As they do for

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property/casualty companies, state insurance laws establish the types and amounts of
permissible investments for life companies.

Legally permissible investments include cash, mutual funds, Treasury bills


and notes, mortgage-backed securities, corporate stock and other types of equity and
debt securities, loans, and real estate. Reflecting the long-term nature of a life
insurance policy, life insurance companies generally are permitted longer-term
investments than those permitted for property/casualty companies.

How Insurance is regulated?

Insurance regulation is conducted by each state through its department of


insurance, run by a commissioner or director who may be elected, or appointed by
the governor. Insurance departments are charged with regulating the safety and
soundness of insurance companies and consumer protection. Primarily the home
state regulator, who leads safety and soundness examinations and reviews
investments and the adequacy of policy reserves, conducts safety and soundness
regulation. Each state regulator must license any company that wants to do business
in his or her state, and review and approve rates and policy forms to be used by any
licensed company. Unlike banks and thrifts, most insurance companies have no
geographic community. Insurance companies must be "domiciled" in a single state
and are primarily regulated by the home state regulator. They must be licensed in
every state in which they do business. However, there may be no connection
between a company’s physical location and its home state or other states in which it
is licensed. For example, an insurance company may be domiciled in Illinois, have
its headquarters in California, and be licensed for business in 40 states. In the case of
automobile insurance, the company likely would have claims offices and perhaps
agents in each of the states in which it is licensed. In the case of more specialized
coverage such as director’s and officer’s liability insurance, a company may not
have a physical presence in any of its licensed states.

In a competitive environment, some insurance company failures will


inevitably occur. However, unlike banks, thrifts and credit unions, the insurance

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industry does not have a government-backed fund to handle insolvency. Instead,
each state has a life insurance guaranty fund and a property/casualty insurance
company guaranty fund. The guaranty funds ensure that the insolvent company is
retired from the market in an orderly manner that gives maximum protection to the
public.

Development of Insurance in India

A thriving insurance sector is of vital importance to every modern economy. First


because it encourages the savings habit, second because it provides a safety net to rural
and urban enterprises and productive individuals. And perhaps most importantly it
generates long-term investible funds for infrastructure building. The nature of the
insurance business is such that the cash inflow of insurance companies is constant while
the payout is deferred and contingency related.

This characteristic of their business makes insurance companies the biggest


investors in long-gestation infrastructure development projects in all developed and
aspiring nations. This is the most compelling reason why private sector (and foreign)
companies which will spread the insurance habit in the societal and consumer interest are
urgently required in this vital sector of the economy.

With the nation's infrastructure in a state of imminent collapse, India couldn't have
afforded to be lumbered with sub-optimally performing monopoly insurance companies
and therefore the passage of the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority Bill on
December 2, 1999 heralds an era of cautious optimism where stakes are high for all
parties concerned. For the Govt. of India, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) must pour in
as anticipated; for foreign insurers, investments must start yielding returns and for the
domestic insurance industry - their market penetration should remain intact. On the
fringe, the customer is pondering whether all the hype created on liberalization will
actually benefit him.

The IRDA Bill provides for the establishment of an authority to protect the
interests of the holders of insurance policies, to regulate, promote and insure orderly
growth of the insurance industry and amend the Insurance Act, 1938, the Life Insurance

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Act, 1956 and the General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Act, 1972. The bill
allows foreign equity stake in domestic private insurance companies to a maximum of 26
per cent of the total paid-up capital and seeks to provide statutory status to the insurance
regulator. Before privatization, insurance business in India was pegged at $ 6.6 Billion
whereas industry leaders expected at that time that privatization will increase it to $ 40
Billion within next 3-5 years.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INSURANCE SECTOR

The business of life insurance in India in its existing form started in India in the
year 1818 with the establishment of the Oriental Life Insurance Company in Calcutta.

Some of the important milestones in the life insurance business in India are:

1912: The Indian Life Assurance Companies Act enacted as the first statute to regulate
the life insurance business.

1928: The Indian Insurance Companies Act enacted to enable the government to collect
statistical information about both life and non-life insurance businesses.

1938: Earlier legislation consolidated and amended to by the Insurance Act with the
objective of protecting the interests of the insuring public.

1956: 245 Indian and foreign insurers and provident societies taken over by the central
government and nationalized. LIC formed by an Act of Parliament, viz. LIC Act, 1956,
with a capital contribution of Rs. 5 crore from the Government of India.

The General insurance business in India, on the other hand, can trace its roots to the
Triton Insurance Company Ltd., the first general insurance company established in the
year 1850 in Calcutta by the British.

Some of the important milestones in the general insurance business in India are:

1907: The Indian Mercantile Insurance Ltd. set up, the first company to transact all

Classes of general insurance business.

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1957: General Insurance Council, a wing of the Insurance Association of India, frames a
code of conduct for ensuring fair conduct and sound business practices.

1968: The Insurance Act amended to regulate investments and set minimum solvency
margins and the Tariff Advisory Committee set up.

1972: The General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Act, 1972 nationalized the
general insurance business in India with effect from 1st January 1973.

INSURANCE SECTOR REFORMS

In 1993, Malhotra Committee, headed by former Finance Secretary and RBI


Governor R. N. Malhotra, was formed to evaluate the Indian insurance industry and
recommend its future direction. The Malhotra committee was set up with the objective of
complementing the reforms initiated in the financial sector.

The reforms were aimed at “creating a more efficient and competitive financial
system suitable for the requirements of the economy keeping in mind the structural
changes currently underway and recognizing that insurance is an important part of the
overall financial system where it was necessary to address the need for similar
reforms…” In 1999, the committee submitted the report and some of the key
recommendations included:

i) Structure

• Government stake in the insurance Companies to be brought down to 50%

• Government should take over the holdings of GIC and its subsidiaries so that
these subsidiaries can act as independent corporations

• All the insurance companies should be given greater freedom to operate

ii) Competition

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• Private Companies with a minimum paid up capital of Rs.1bn should be allowed
to enter the industry

• No Company should deal in both Life and General Insurance through a single
entity

• Foreign companies may be allowed to enter the industry in collaboration with the
domestic companies

• Postal Life Insurance should be allowed to operate in the rural market

• Only one State Level Life Insurance Company should be allowed to operate in
each state

iii) Regulatory Body

• The Insurance Act should be changed

• An Insurance Regulatory body should be set up

• Controller of Insurance (Currently a part from the Finance Ministry) should be


made independent.

iv) Investments

• Mandatory Investments of LIC Life Fund in government securities to be reduced


from 75% to 50%

• GIC and its subsidiaries are not to hold more than 5% in any company (There
current holdings to be brought down to this level over a period of time)

v) Customer Service

• LIC should pay interest on delays in payments beyond 30 days

• Insurance companies must be encouraged to set up unit linked pension plans

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• Computerization of operations and updating of technology to be carried out in the
insurance industry

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HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION
LTD.

Founded in 1977, HDFC is today the market leader in housing finance in India
and has extended financial assistance to more than 15 lacks homes. HDFC has more than
110 offices in Dubai and 3 more services associates’ insurance Kuwait, Qatar and
Sultanate of Oman. HDFC’s assets base amount to over 15,000 crore. Its financial
strength is reflected in highest safety rating of “FAAA” and “MAAA” awarded by
CRISIL and ICRA- two of India’s leading credit rating agency respectively, for the last 6
years consecutively, it has a depositor base of over 11 lacks customer and a deposit
agents force of over 46,000 of the total deposit, 73% are sourced from individual and
trust depositories, which demonstrates the tremendous confidence that retail investors
have insurance the company.

HDFC- Promoted companies have emerged to meet the investors and customers
needs. HDFC bank for commercial banking, HDFC mutual fund products, to be followed
very shortly by HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company for the life endurance and
pension products.

Being an institution that is strongly committed to the highest of quality and


excellence, HDFC has won several accolades in the past few years. One such award is
the ‘Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award” for the year 1999. This award was
instituted to Award Recognition to Indian Companies for business excellence and quality
achievement. HDFC is the only company so far to receive this award in the service
category.

Helping Indians experience the joy of home ownership.

The road to success is a tough and challenging journey in the dark where only
obstacles light the path. However, success on a terrain like this is not without a solution.

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As we found out nearly three decades ago, in 1977, the solution for success is
customer satisfaction. All you need is the courage to innovate, the skill to understand
your clientele and the desire to give them your best

Today, nearly three million satisfied customers whose dream we helped realize,
stand testimony to our success.

Our objective, from the beginning, has been to enhance residential housing stock
and promote home ownership.

Now, our offerings range from hassle-free home loans and deposit products, to
property related services and a training facility.

We also offer specialized financial services to our customer base through


partnerships with some of the best financial institutions worldwide.

Objectives & background


Housing Finance Sector

Against the milieu of rapid urbanization and a changing socio-economic scenario,


the demand for housing has grown explosively. The importance of the housing sector in
the economy can be illustrated by a few key statistics. According to the National
Building Organization (NBO), the total demand for housing is estimated at 2 million
units per year and the total housing shortfall is estimated to be 19.4 million units, of
which 12.76 million units is from rural areas and 6.64 million units from urban areas.
The housing industry is the second largest employment generator in the country. It is
estimated that the budgeted 2 million units would lead to the creation of an additional 10
million man-years of direct employment and another 15 million man-years of indirect
employment.

Having identified housing as a priority area in the Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002), the

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National Housing Policy has envisaged an investment target of Rs. 1,500 billion for this
sector. In order to achieve this investment target, the Government needs to make low cost
funds easily available and enforce legal and regulatory reforms.

Background

HDFC was incorporated in 1977 with the primary objective of meeting a social
need – that of promoting home ownership by providing long-term finance to households
for their housing needs. HDFC was promoted with an initial share capital of Rs. 100
million.

Business Objectives

The primary objective of HDFC is to enhance residential housing stock in the


country through the provision of housing finance in a systematic and professional
manner, and to promote home ownership. Another objective is to increase the flow of
resources to the housing sector by integrating the housing finance sector with the overall
domestic financial markets.

Organizational Goals

HDFC’s main goals are to a) develop close relationships with individual


households, b) maintain its position as the premier housing finance institution in the
country, c) transform ideas into viable and creative solutions, d) provide consistently
high returns to shareholders, and e) to grow through diversification by leveraging off the
existing client base.

Organization And Management

HDFC is a professionally managed organization with a board of directors


consisting of eminent persons who represent various fields including finance, taxation,

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construction and urban policy & development. The board primarily focuses on strategy
formulation, policy and control, designed to deliver increasing value to shareholders.

Board of Directors

Mr. Deepak S Parekh - Chairman Mr. D N Ghosh


Mr. Keshub Mahindra - Vice Chairman Dr. S A Dave
Mr. Keki M Mistry - Managing Director Mr. S Venkitaramanan
Ms. Renu S. Karnad - Executive Director Dr. Ram S Tarneja
Mr. Shirish B Patel Mr. N M Munjee
Mr. B S Mehta Dr. Vijay S. Kelkar
Mr. D M Sukthankar Mr. D M Satwalekar

HDFC has a staff strength of 1388 (as on 31st March, 2007), which includes
professionals from the fields of finance, law, accountancy, engineering and marketing.

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STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (SLIC)

The Standard Life Assurance Company ("Standard Life") was established in 1825 and
the first Standard Life Assurance Company Act was passed by Parliament in 1832.
Standard Life was reincorporated as a mutual assurance company in 1925.

The Standard Life group originally operated only through branches or agencies of the
mutual company in the United Kingdom and certain other countries.

Its Canadian branch was founded in 1833 and its Irish operations in 1838. This largely
remained the structure of the group until 1996, when it opened a branch in Frankfurt,
Germany with the aim of exporting its UK life assurance and pensions operating model
to capitalize on the opportunities presented by EC Directive 92/96/EEC (the “Third Life
Directive”) and offer a product range in that market with features which local providers
were unable to offer.

In the 1990s, the group also sought to diversify its operations into areas which
complemented its core life assurance and pensions business, with the intention of
positioning itself as a broad range financial services provider.

Banking, Healthcare & Investments

The group set up Standard Life Bank, its UK mortgage and retail savings banking
subsidiary, in 1998 and Standard Life Investments, which had previously been the in-
house investment management unit of the group’s life assurance and pensions business,
was separated into a distinct legal entity in the same year, with the aim of establishing it
as an independent investment management business providing services to both the group
and third party retail and institutional clients. The group acquired Prime Health Limited
(subsequently renamed Standard Life Healthcare) in the United Kingdom in 2000.
Standard Life Healthcare expanded in March 2006 with the acquisition of the PMI
business of First Assist.

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Standard Life Asia Limited/Joint ventures –

The group’s Hong Kong subsidiary, Standard Life Asia Limited (“SL Asia”), was
incorporated in 1999 as a joint venture and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Standard Life in 2002. The group’s operations in Hong Kong were established to give the
group a presence in the Far East from which it could expand into China. The group’s
joint ventures in India with Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited
(“HDFC”) were incorporated in 2000 (in relation to the life assurance and pensions joint
venture) and 2003 (in relation to the investment management joint venture). The group’s
joint venture in China with Tianjin Economic Development Area General Company
(“TEDA”) became operational in 2003.

Standard Life International Limited –

The group also incorporated Standard Life International Limited (“SLIL”) in 2005 for the
purposes of providing the group with an offshore vehicle, based in Ireland, through
which it could sell tax-efficient investment products into the United Kingdom. Sales of
these products commenced in 2006.

Service company –

Following the group’s strategic review in 2004, the group established a service company
structure for the provision of central corporate services to the group’s business units.
Standard Life Employee Services Limited (“SLESL”) supplies a wide range of central
services to the rest of the group, including IT, facilities, legal and human resources
services, and employs staff working in the group’s UK and Irish operations (other than
SLI, SLB and SLH, which employ their staff directly). This service company structure
was created to enable Standard Life to comply with regulatory restrictions on the
provision of non-insurance services and to exploit group-wide synergies.

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Structure of Standard Life plc

The following is a simplified structure diagram


Standard Life plc owns all of the businesses and companies in the group.
Standard Life plc is a holding company which is owned by its shareholders (including
those Eligible Members who received and retained shares received as a result of
demutualization).

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Alternative textual explanation-

Standard Life plc structure

Underneath Standard Life plc are Standard Life Healthcare Limited, Standard
Life Investments (Holdings) Limited (and underneath it, Standard Life Investments
Limited), Standard Life Oversea Holdings Limited, Standard Life Employee Services
Limited, Standard Life Assurance Limited and Standard Life's Joint Venture interest in
China

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Underneath Standard Life Oversea Holdings are Standard Life Asia Limited and
Standard Life Financial Inc (and underneath it, The Standard Life Assurance Company of
Canada).
Underneath Standard Life Assurance Limited are Standard Life Direct Limited,
Standard Life Savings Limited, Standard Life Direct Limited, Standard Life Trustee
Company Limited, Standard Life Bank Limited, Standard Life Pensions Funds Limited,
Standard Life International Limited and The Standard Life Assurance Company 2006,
which currently holds Standard Life's Joint Venture interests in India.

THE PARTNERSHIPS
HDFC and Standard Life commenced discussions about possible joint venture, to
enter the life insurance market, in Jan. 1995. It was clear from the outset that both
companies shared similar values and benefits and a strong relationship quickly formed. In
Oct.1995 the companies signed a 3 year joint venture agreement.
Around this time Standard Life purchased a 5% stake in HDFC. Further
strengthening the relationship.
A small project term was set up in UK and India and set about preparatory work.
Among other things, the team conducted market research, looked at possible information
technology, documented high level business process maps and set about preparing the
first project plan.
The next three years were filled uncertainty, due to change in insurance Govt. and
both ongoing delays in getting the insurance bill passed in parliament. Despite this both
companies remained firmly committed to venture.
In Oct.1998, the joint venture agreement was removed and additional resources
made available. Around this time Standard Life purchased 2% Infrastructure
Development Finance Company Ltd. (IDFC). Standard Life also started to use the
services of the HDFC Treasury Department to advise them upon their investment
insurance India.

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One of many success stories over the last few years has been the actuarial student
program. The program was designed to identify high caliber individuals who would be
sponsored by Standard Life to study for their actuarial qualification in the UK.
The new company has 1 Indian actuary and 5 actuarial students in the team. With
a further 2students undergoing training in the UK. Both parent companies strongly
believe the program will benefit the new company. Towards the end of 1999, the opening
of the market looked very promising and both companies agreed the time was right to
move the operation to the next level. Therefore, in Jan.2000 and expect team form the
UK joined a hand picked team form HDFC to form the core project term based in
Mumbai.
Around this time Standard Life purchased a further 5% stake in HDFC and a 5%
stake in HDFC bank. In further development standard Life to participate insurance. The
Assets Management Company promoted by HDFC to enter the mutual fund market. The
mutual fund market was launched on 20th July 2000 and on 10th Nov.2000 assets under
the management reached Rs. 1,063 crores. The company was incorporated on 14th Aug.
2000 under the name of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited. the ambition
of the company form as far as back as Oct. 1995 was first to be private company to re-
enter in the life insurance market in India. On 23rd of Oct.2000, this ambition was
realized when HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited were only life company
to be granted a certificate of registration.

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HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd.

HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd. is one of India's leading private insurance
companies, which offers a range of individual and group insurance solutions. It is a joint
venture between Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC Ltd.),
India's leading housing finance institution and a Group Company of the Standard Life,
UK. HDFC as on March 31, 2007 holds 81.9 per cent of equity in the joint venture.

Our key strengths

Financial Expertise

As a joint venture of leading financial services groups, HDFC Standard Life has the
financial expertise required to manage your long-term investments safely and efficiently.

Range of Solutions

We have a range of individual and group solutions, which can be easily customized to
specific needs. Our group solutions have been designed to offer you complete flexibility
combined with a low charging structure.

Track Record so far

Our gross premium income, for the year ending March 31, 2007 stood at Rs. 2, 856
crores and new business premium income at Rs. 1,624 crores.The company has covered
over 8, 77,000 lives year ending March 31, 2007.

Our Parentage

HDFC Limited.

 HDFC is India’s leading housing finance institution and has helped build more
than 23, 00, 000 houses since its incorporation in 1977.

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 In Financial Year 2003-04 its assets under management crossed Rs. 36,000 Cr.
 As at March 31, 2004, outstanding deposits stood at Rs. 7,840 crores. The
depositor base now stands at around 1 million depositors.
 Rated ‘AAA’ by CRISIL and ICRA for the 10th consecutive year
 Stable and experienced management
 High service standards
 Awarded The Economic Times Corporate Citizen of the year Award for its
long-standing commitment to community development.
 Presented the ‘Dream Home’ award for the best housing finance provider in 2004
at the third Annual Outlook Money Awards.

Standard Life Group (Standard Life plc and its subsidiaries)


 The Standard Life group has been looking after the financial needs of customers
for over 180 years
 It currently has a customer base of around 7 million people who rely on the
company for their insurance, pension, investment, banking and health-care needs
 Its investment manager currently administers £125 billion in assets
 It is a leading pensions provider in the UK, and is rated by Standard & Poor's as
'strong' with a rating of A+ and as 'good' with a rating of A1 by Moody's
 Standard Life was awarded the 'Best Pension Provider' in 2004, 2005 and 2006 at
the Money Marketing Awards, and it was voted a 5 star life and pensions
provider at the Financial Adviser Service Awards for the last 10 years running.
The '5 Star' accolade has also been awarded to Standard Life Investments for
the last 10 years, and to Standard Life Bank since its inception in 1998.
Standard Life Bank was awarded the 'Best

Our Vision
'The most successful and admired life insurance company, which means that we
are the most trusted company, the easiest to deal with, offer the best value for money, and
set the standards in the industry'.

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'The most obvious choice for all'.

Our Values
Values that we observe while we work:

 Integrity
 Innovation
 Customer centric
 People Care “One for all and all for one”
 Team work
 Joy and Simplicity

Accolades and Recognition


 Rated by 'Business world' as 'India's Most Respected Private Life Insurance
Company' in 2004
 Rated as the "Best New Insurer - 2003" by Outlook Money magazine, India’s
number 1 personal finance magazine

Board Members

Brief profile of the Board of Directors

 Mr. Deepak S Parekh is the Chairman of the Company. He is also the Executive
Chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC
Limited). He joined HDFC Limited in a senior management position in 1978. He
was inducted as a whole-time director of HDFC Limited in 1985 and was
appointed as its Executive Chairman in 1993. He is the Chief Executive Officer
of HDFC Limited. Mr. Parekh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants (England & Wales).

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 Mr. Keki M Mistry joined the Board of Directors of the Company in December,
2000. He is currently the Managing Director of HDFC Limited. He joined HDFC
Limited in 1981 and became an Executive Director in 1993. He was appointed as
its Managing Director in November, 2000. Mr. Mistry is a Fellow of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of India and a member of the Michigan Association of
Certified Public Accountants.

 Mr. Alexander M Crombie joined the Board of Directors of the Company in


April, 2002. He has been with the Standard Life Group for 34 years holding
various senior management positions. He was appointed as the Group Chief
Executive of the Standard Life Group in March 2004. Mr. Crombie is a fellow of
the Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland.

 Ms. Marcia D Campbell is currently the Group Operations Director in the


Standard Life group and is responsible for Group Operations, Asia Pacific
Development, Strategy & Planning, Corporate Responsibility and Shared
Services Centre. Ms. Campbell joined the Board of Directors in November 2005.
 Mr. Keith N Skeoch is currently the Chief Executive in Standard Life
Investments Limited and is responsible for overseeing Investment Process &
Chief Executive Officer Function. Prior to this, Mr. Skeoch was working with
M/s. James Capel & Co. holding the positions of UK Economist, Chief
Economist, Executive Director, Director of Controls and Strategy HSBS
Securities and Managing Director International Equities. He was also responsible
for Economic and Investment Strategy research produced on a worldwide basis.
Mr. Skeoch joined the Board of Directors in November 2005.

 Mr. Gautam R Divan is a practicing Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of


the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Divan was the Former
Chairman and Managing Committee Member of Midsnell Group International, an
International Association of Independent Accounting Firms and has authored
several papers of professional interest. Mr. Divan has wide experience in auditing

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accounts of large public limited companies and nationalized banks, financial and
taxation planning of individuals and limited companies and also has substantial
experience in structuring overseas investments to and from India.

 Mr. Ranjan Pant is a global Management Consultant advising CEO/Boards on


Strategy and Change Management. Mr. Pant, until 2002 was a Partner & Vice-
President at Bain & Company, Inc., Boston, where he led the worldwide Utility
Practice. He was also Director, Corporate Business Development at General
Electric headquarters in Fairfield, USA. Mr. Pant has an MBA from The Wharton
School and BE (Honors) from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences.

 Mr. Ravi Narain is the Managing Director & CEO of National Stock Exchange
of India Limited. Mr. Ravi Narain was a member of the core team to set-up the
Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and is also associated with various
committees of SEBI and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

 Mr. Deepak M Satwalekar is the Managing Director and CEO of the Company
since November, 2000. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of HDFC
Limited since 1993. Mr. Satwalekar obtained a Bachelors Degree in Technology
from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Masters Degree in
Business Administration from The American University, Washington DC.

 Ms. Renu S. Karnad is the Executive director of HDFC Limited, is a graduate in


law and holds a Master's degree in economics from Delhi University. She has
been employed with HDFC Limited since 1978 and was appointed as the
Executive Director in 2000. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of
lending operations of HDFC Limited.

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Products
At HDFC Standard Life, we offer a bouquet of insurance solutions to meet every need.
We cater to both, individuals as well as to companies looking to provide benefits to their
employees. This section gives you details of all our products. We have incorporated
various downloadable forms and product details so that you can make an informed choice
about buying a policy.

For individuals, we have a range of protection, investment, pension and savings plans
that assist and nurture dreams apart from providing protection. You can choose from a
range of products to suit your life-stage and needs.

For organizations we have a host of customized solutions that range from Group Term
Insurance, Gratuity, Leave Encashment and Superannuation Products. These affordable
plans apart from providing long term value to the employees help in enhancing goodwill
of the company.

Individual Products
We at HDFC Standard Life realize that not everyone has the same kind of needs.
Keeping this in mind, we have a varied range of Products that you can choose from to
suit all your needs. These will help secure your future as well as the future of your
family.

Protection Plans

You can protect your family against the loss of your income or the burden of a loan in the
event of your unfortunate demise, disability or sickness. These plans offer valuable peace
of mind at a small price.

Our Protection range includes our Term Assurance Plan & Loan Cover Term Assurance
Plan.

Investment Plans

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Our Single Premium Whole Of Life plan is well suited to meet your long term
investment needs. We provide you with attractive long term returns through regular
bonuses.

Pension Plans

Our Pension Plans help you secure your financial independence even after retirement.

Our Pension range includes our Personal Pension Plan, Unit Linked Pension, Unit Linked
Pension Plus

Savings Plans

Our Savings Plans offer you flexible options to build savings for your future needs such
as buying a dream home or fulfilling your children’s immediate and future needs.

Our Savings range includes Endowment Assurance Plan, Unit Linked Endowment, Unit
Linked Endowment Plus, Money Back Plan, Children’s Plan, Unit Linked Youngstar,
Unit Linked Young star Plus .

Group Products

One-stop shop for employee-benefit solutions


HDFC Standard Life has the most comprehensive list of products for progressive
employers who wish to provide the best and most innovative employee benefit solutions
to their employees. We offer different products for different needs of employers ranging
from term insurance plans for pure protection to voluntary plans such as superannuation
and leave encashment.
We now offer the following group products to our esteemed corporate clients:
Group Term Insurance
Group Variable Term Insurance
Group Unit-Linked Plan

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An investment solution that provides funding vehicle to manage corpuses with Gratuity,
Defined Benefit or Defined Contribution Superannuation or Leave Encashment schemes
of your company
Also suitable for other employee benefit schemes such as salary saving schemes and
wealth management schemes
UNIT LINKED YOUNG STAR PLAN

The HDFC Unit Linked Young Star Plan gives you:


♦ An outstanding investment opportunity by providing a choice of thoroughly
researched and selected investment.
♦ Valuable protection in case of the insured parent’s unfortunate demise.
♦ Very flexible benefit combinations and payment options.
♦ Flexible additional benefit options such as critical illness cover.

4 easy steps to your own plan


Step 1 Choose the premium you wish to invest.
Step 2 Choose the amount of protection (Sum assured) you desire.
Step 3 Choose the additional benefit options you desire.
Step 4 Choose the investment fund or funds you desire.

Step 1: Choose your regular premium


This is the premium you will continue to pay each year of the policy.
The minimum regular premium is Rs.10,000 per year. You can pay quarterly, half yearly
or annually.

Step 2: Choose your level of protection


You can choose any amount of Sum Assured with:
• A minimum of 5 times your chosen regular premium.
• A maximum of 40 times your chosen regular premium.

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You can reduce but not increase the sum assured.

Step 3: Choose additional plan benefits


In addition to maturity benefit, you can choose from these benefit options.
• Life Option- Death Benefit
• Life & Health Option- Death Benefit + Critical Illness Benefit

Step 4: Choose your investment funds.


Choosing your investment option is important. We have 6 funds that give you:
• The potential for higher but more variable returns over the term of your policy; or
• More stable returns with lower long-term potential.

Your investment will buy units in any of 6 funds designed to meet your risk approach.
All units in a particular fund are identical.

You can choose from all or any of the following 6 funds.


Fund Details Asset Class
Bank Govt. Equi Risk
deposits Securities ty &
& Money & Bonds Retur
Market n
Fund Composition
Ratin
g
Liquid Extremely low capital 100% -- -- Low
Fund risk.
Secure More capital stability -- 100% -- Low
Fund than equity funds.
Defensive *Access to better long- -- 70% to 15% Moder
Fund term returns through 85% to ate
equities. 30%

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*Significant bond
exposure keeps risk
down.
Balanced *Increased equity -- 40% to 30% to Very
Managed exposure gives better 70% 60% high
Fund long-term return.
*Bond exposure
provides some stability.
Growth *For those who wish to -- -- 100% Very
Fund maximize their returns. high
*100% investment
insurance high Indian
equities.

Benefits From the plan:

Death Benefit:
♦ The company will pay the Sum Assured to the beneficiary.
♦ Your family need not pay any further premiums.
♦ The company will pay future premiums on your behalf.
♦ Any Critical Illness Cover terminates immediately.

Critical Illness Benefit:


♦ The company will pay the Sum Assured to the beneficiary.
♦ Your family need not pay any further premiums.
♦ The company will pay future premiums on your behalf.
♦ The Death Cover terminates immediately.

Changes in the Payment of Premium:


♦ You can increase or reduce*, stop* or restart your regular premiums at any time.

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♦ You must have paid 3 years regular premiums and your fund must have a value above
Rs.15, 000.

Changes in Investment Decisions:


You can change your investment fund choices in two ways.
♦ Switching: you can move your accumulated funds from one fund to another anytime.
♦ Premium Redirection: you can pay your future premiums into a different selection of
funds, as per your need.

Additional single premiums:


♦ You can, very cost effectively, invest any extra money you have to enhance the long-
term return and provide the little extras your child deserves.
♦ You can invest more than your regular premiums anytime.
♦ The minimum additional single premium amount is only Rs.5, 000.

Surrendering the Policy:


♦ You can choose to surrender the policy at any time.
♦ The surrender value will be the value of the units in the fund less any surrender
charges.
♦ If you have paid 3 years of regular premiums, there will be no surrender charges.

Tax Benefits (Based on current tax laws)


You will be eligible for tax benefits under Section 80C and Section 10 (10D) of the
Income Tax Act, 1961.
♦ Under Section 80C, you can save up to Rs.33, 660 from your tax each year
(calculated on the highest tax bracket) as premiums up to Rs.1,00,000 are allowed as
a deduction from your tax income.
♦ Under Section 10 (10 D), the benefits you receive from this policy are completely
tax-free.

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Accessing Money Easily
You can make lump sum withdrawals from your funds at any time provided:
♦ The minimum withdrawal amount is Rs.10, 000.
♦ After the withdrawal, the fund less any due charges exceeds both Rs.15,000 and the
surrender charges in force at the time of the withdrawal.

Eligibility
The age and term limits for the insured parent for taking out a Unit Linked Young Star
Plan are as shown below.

Age at Entry Maximum Age


Benefit Options Term Period
(Yrs.) (Yrs.) at Maturity
(Yrs.)
Min. Max. Min. Max.
10 25 18 60 75
Life Option
Life & Health 10 25 18 55 65
Option

Beneficiaries
The beneficiary (your child) is the sole person to receive the benefit under the policy.
Where the beneficiary is less than 18 years of age the benefit will be paid to the
Appointee.

Charges Applicable under the Policy

The charges under the policy are deducted to provide for the benefits and the
administration provided by the company.

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Premium Allocation Charge:
This is a premium-based charge. After deducting this charge from your premiums, the
remainder is invested to buy units.

Premium Paid During Tear (Rs.) Investment Content Rate (ICR)


1st & 2nd yrs. 3rd year onwards
Up to 1 ,99,999 70.00% 99.00%
From 2,00,000 to 4,99,999 80.00% 99.00%
Regular
From 5,00,000 to 9,99,999 85.00% 99.00%
Premiums 10,00,000 and above 90.00% 99.00%
Single Premium Top-Up(s) 97.50% 99.00%

Fund Management Charges (FMC)


The daily unit price already includes a low fund management chare of 0.80% per annum
of the fund’s value. In the long term, the key to building great maturity values is a low
FMC.

Cancellation or Surrender Charges


On cancellation or surrender of the policy before 3 years of regular premiums have been
paid, the company will make a charge of 30% of the outstanding premiums due for the
remainder of this 3-year period.

Other Charges

Administration Charge
A charge of Rs.20 per month is charged to cover regular administration costs. The
company makes the charge by canceling units in each of the funds you have chosen, in
the proportion you have chosen.

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Risk Benefit Charges
Every month the company makes a charge for providing you with the death or critical
illness cover you have selected. The amount of the charge taken each month depends on
your age. The company takes the charge by canceling units in each of the funds you have
chosen, in the proportion you have chosen.

Fund switching Charges, Premium Redirection or Alteration Charges


Premium alterations include stopping and restarting your regular premium after 3 years.
The company does not charge for any of these options currently. The company deserves
the right to introduce such charges after approval from the IRDA.

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Vision & Values

Our vision:

To be the dominant Life, Health and Pensions player built on trust by world-class people
and service.

This we hope to achieve by:


 Understanding the needs of customers and offering them superior products and
service
 Leveraging technology service customers quickly, efficiently and conveniently
 Developing and implementing super risk management and investment strategies
to offer sustainable and stable returns to our policyholders
 Providing an enabling environment to foster growth and learning for our
employees
 And above all, building transparency in all our dealings.

The success of the company will be founded in its unflinching commitment to 5


core values -- Integrity, Customer First, Boundary less, Ownership and Passion. Each of
the values describes what the company stands for, the qualities of our people and the way
we work.

We do believe that we are on the threshold of an exciting new opportunity, where


we can play a significant role in redefining and reshaping the sector. Given the quality of
our parentage and the commitment of our team, there are no limits to our growth.

Our values:

Every member of the ICICI Prudential team is committed to 5 core values: Integrity,
Customer First, Boundary less, Ownership, and Passion. These values shine forth in all
we do, and have become the keystones of our success.

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Promoters

ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) is India's second largest bank and largest private sector bank
with over 50 years presence in financial services and with assets of over Rs 3569.32 bn
(USD 88 billion) as on June 30, 2007. The Bank offers a wide range of banking products
and financial services to corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery
channels and through its specialized subsidiaries in the areas of investment banking, life
and non-life insurance, private equity and asset management. ICICI Bank is a leading
player in the retail banking market and services its large customer base through a
network of over 950 branches (including extension counters), 3469 ATMs, call centers
and internet banking (www.icicibank.com) to ensure that customers have access to its
services at all times

Prudential Plc

Established in London in 1848, Prudential plc, through its businesses in the UK and
Europe, the US and Asia, provides retail financial services products and services to more
than 20 million customers, policyholder and unit holders and manages over £256 billion
of funds worldwide (as on June 30,2007). In Asia, Prudential is the leading European life
insurance company with life operations in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Prudential is
the second largest retail fund manager for Asian sourced assets ex-Japan as at June 2006.
Its fund management business has expanded into a total of ten markets : China, Hong
Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and United Arab
Emirates.

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Fact Sheet

THE Company

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company is a joint venture between ICICI Bank, a
premier financial powerhouse, and Prudential plc, a leading international financial
services group headquartered in the United Kingdom. ICICI Prudential was amongst the
first private sector insurance companies to begin operations in December 2000 after
receiving approval from Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA).

ICICI Prudential's capital stands at Rs. 23.72 billion with ICICI Bank and Prudential plc
holding 74% and 26% stake respectively. For the first quarter ended June 30, 2007, the
company garnered Rs. 987 crore of weighted retail + group new business premiums and
wrote over 450,000 retail policies in the period. The company has assets held to the tune
of over Rs. 18,400 crore.

ICICI Prudential is also the only private life insurer in India to receive a National Insurer
Financial Strength rating of AAA (Ind) from Fitch ratings. The AAA (Ind) rating is the
highest rating, and is a clear assurance of ICICI Prudential's ability to meet its obligations
to customers at the time of maturity or claims.

For the past six years, ICICI Prudential has retained its position as the No. 1 private life
insurer in the country, with a wide range of flexible products that meet the needs of the
Indian customer at every step in life.

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Distribution

ICICI Prudential has one of the largest distribution networks amongst private life insurers
in India. It has a strong presence across India with over 680 branches and over 235,000
advisors.

The company has over 23 bancassurnace partners, having tie-ups with ICICI Bank,
Federal Bank, South Indian Bank, Bank of India, Lord Krishna Bank, Idukki District Co-
operative Bank, Jalgaon Peoples Co-operative Bank, Shamrao Vithal Co-op Bank,
Ernakulam Bank, 9 Bank of India sponsored Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), Sangli
Urban Co-operative Bank, Baramati Co-operative Bank, Ballia Kshetriya Gramin Bank,
The Haryana State Co-operative Bank and Imphal Urban Cooperative Bank Limited.

MANAGEMENT PROFILE

Board of Directors

The ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited Board comprises reputed people
from the finance industry both from India and abroad.

Mr. K.V. Kamath, Chairman


Mr. Barry Stowe
Mrs. Kalpana Morparia
Mrs. Chanda Kochhar
Mr. HT Phong
Mr. M.P. Modi
Mr. R Narayanan
Mr. Keki Dadiseth
Ms. Shikha Sharma, Managing Director
Mr. N. S. Kannan, Executive Director
Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, Executive Director

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Management Team

The ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited Management team comprises
reputed people from the finance industry both from India and abroad.

Ms. Shikha Sharma, Managing Director & CEO


Mr. N. S. Kannan, Executive Director
Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, Executive Director
Ms. Anita Pai, EVP – Customer Service & Technology
Mr. Azim Mithani, Chief Actuary
Mr. Puneet Nanda, Executive Vice President & Chief Investments Officer

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Products

Insurance Solutions for Individuals

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance offers a range of innovative, customer-centric products


that meet the needs of customers at every life stage. Its products can be enhanced with up
to 4 riders, to create a customized solution for each policyholder.

Savings & Wealth Creation Solutions

 Save'n'Protectis a traditional endowment savings plan that offers life protection


along with adequate returns.
 Cash Bak is an anticipated endowment policy ideal for meeting milestone
expenses like a child's marriage, expenses for a child's higher education or
purchase of an asset. It is available for terms of 15 and 20 years.
 Life Time Super & Life Time Plus are unit-linked plans that offer customers the
flexibility and control to customize the policy to meet the changing needs at
different life stages. Each offer 6 fund options - Preserver, Protector, Balancer,
Maxi miser, Flexi Growth and Flexi Balanced
 Life Link Super is a single premium unit linked insurance plan which combines
life insurance cover with the opportunity to stay invested in the stock market.
 Premier Life Gold is a limited premium paying plan specially structured for
long-term wealth creation.
 Invest Shield Life New is a unit linked plan that provides premium guarantee on
the invested premiums and ensures that the customer receives only the benefits of
fund appreciation without any of the risks of depreciation.
 Invest Shield Cash bak is a unit linked plan that provides premium guarantee on
the invested premiums along with flexible liquidity options.

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Protection Solutions

 Life Guard is a protection plan, which offers life cover at low cost. It is available
in 3 options - level term assurance, level term assurance with return of premium
& single premium.
 Home Assure is a mortgage reducing term assurance plan designed specifically
to help customers cover their home loans in a simple and cost-effective manner.

Education insurance plans

 Education insurance under the Smart Kid brand provides guaranteed


educational benefits to a child along with life insurance cover for the parent who
purchases the policy. The policy is designed to provide money at important
milestones in the child's life. Smart Kid plans are also available in unit-linked
form - both single premium and regular premium.

Retirement Solutions

 Forever Life is a traditional retirement product that offers guaranteed returns for
the first 4 years and then declares bonuses annually.
 Life Time Super Pension is a regular premium unit linked pension plan that
helps one accumulate over the long term and offers 5 annuity options (life
annuity, life annuity with return of purchase price, joint life last survivor annuity
with return of purchase price, life annuity guaranteed for 5, 10 and 15 years & for
life thereafter, joint life, last survivor annuity without return of purchase price) at
the time of retirement.
 Life Link Super Pension is a single premium unit linked pension plan.
 Immediate Annuity is a single premium annuity product that guarantees income
for life at the time of retirement. It offers the benefit of 5 payout options.

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Health Solutions

 Health Assure and Health Assure Plus: Health Assure is a regular premium
plan which provides long term cover against 6 critical illnesses by providing
policyholder with financial assistance, irrespective of the actual medical
expenses. Health Assure Plus offers the added advantage of an equivalent life
insurance cover.
 Cancer Care: is a regular premium plan that pays cash benefit on the diagnosis
as well as at different stages in the treatment of various cancer conditions.
 Diabetes Care: Diabetes Care is a unique critical illness product specially
developed for individuals with Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. It makes
payments on diagnosis on any of 6 diabetes related critical illnesses, and also
offers a coordinated care approach to managing the condition. Diabetes Care Plus
also offers life cover.
 Hospital Care: is a fixed benefit plan covering various stages of treatment –
hospitalization, ICU, procedures & recuperating allowance. It covers a range of
medical conditions (900 surgeries) and has a long term guaranteed coverage upto
20 years.
 Crisis Cover: is a 360-degree product that will provide long-term coverage
against 35 critical illnesses, total and permanent disability, and death.

Group Insurance Solutions

ICICI Prudential also offers Group Insurance Solutions for companies seeking to enhance
benefits to their employees.

Group Gratuity Plan: ICICI Pru's group gratuity plan helps employers fund their
statutory gratuity obligation in a scientific manner. The plan can also be customized to
structure schemes that can provide benefits beyond the statutory obligations.

Group Superannuation Plan: ICICI Pru offers both defined contribution (DC) and

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defined benefit (DB) superannuation schemes to optimize returns for the members of the
trust and rationalize the cost. Members have the option of choosing from various annuity
options or opting for a partial commutation of the annuity at the time of retirement.

Group Immediate Annuities: In addition to the annuities offered to existing


superannuation customers, we offer immediate annuities to superannuation funds not
managed by us.

Group Term Plan: ICICI Pru's flexible group term solution helps provide affordable
cover to members of a group. The cover could be uniform or based on designation/rank
or a multiple of salary. The benefit under the policy is paid to the beneficiary nominated
by the member on his/her death.

Flexible Rider Options

ICICI Pru Life offers flexible riders, which can be added to the basic policy at a marginal
cost, depending on the specific needs of the customer.

1. Accident & disability benefit: If death occurs as the result of an accident during
the term of the policy, the beneficiary receives an additional amount equal to the
rider sum assured under the policy. If an accident results in total and permanent
disability, 10% of rider sum assured will be paid each year, from the end of the
1st year after the disability date for the remainder of the base policy term or 10
years, whichever is lesser. If the death occurs while traveling in an authorized
mass transport vehicle, the beneficiary will be entitled to twice the sum assured as
additional benefit.
2. Critical Illness Benefit: protects the insured against financial loss in the event of
9 specified critical illnesses. Benefits are payable to the insured for medical
expenses prior to death.
3. Waiver of Premium: In case of total and permanent disability due to an accident,
the future premiums continue to be paid by the company till the time of maturity.

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This rider is available with Smart Kid, Life Time Plus, Life Time Super and Life
Time Super Pension.
4. Income Benefit: In case of death of the life assured during the term of the policy,
10% of the sum assured is paid annually to the nominee on each policy
anniversary till the maturity of the rider.

The company does believe that it is on the threshold of an exciting new


opportunity, where it can play a significant role in redefining and
reshaping the sector. Given the quality of its parentage and the
commitment of its team, there are no limits to our growth.

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ICICI Pru Life Time Plus Plan
Suitability
This policy is a long-term market linked total protection plan. The plan offers
protection for life at the same time allows the policyholder to get market-linked returns.
It is a single product combining the benefits of both investment product and insurance
plan. This apart, the product offers a lot of flexibility.

KEY BENEFITS OF LIFE TIME PLUS


 This policy offers the policyholder the protection of Sum Assured AND Fund
Value, in case of an unfortunate event of death.
 Potentially higher returns are offered over the long-term by investing in market
linked funds.
 Provision of additional allocation of units at regular intervals to enhance the
investment.
 Options to withdraw the money systematically over a period of 5 years on maturity of
the policy.
 Provides cover continuance option, which ensures continuance of life insurance cover
even if the policyholder takes a temporary break in premium payment.
 The policyholder can enjoy tax benefits on premium paid & benefits received under
this policy, as per the prevailing Income Tax Laws.

How does the policy work?


♦ The policyholder needs to choose the premium amount, term &Sum Assured for
which he wish to take the policy.
♦ After deducting premium allocation charges, the balance amount is invested in the
investment fund(s) of policyholders’ choice.
♦ The policyholder can opt for add-on riders available under the policy for a nominal
extra amount.

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♦ On survival, the maturity benefit is paid to the policyholder. If the unfortunate event
of death, the nominee receives the Sum Assured AND the Fund Value

Benefits in detail
 Death Benefit
In the unfortunate event of death during the term of the policy, the nominee shall
receive the Sum Assured AND Fund Value.

 Maturity Benefit
Based on the term chosen for this policy, the policyholder will be entitled to
receive the Fund Value at the time of maturity.

 Switching Option
With this option, the policy holder can switch between the investment funds at
any time [provided the policy is in force], depending on the policy holders'
financial priorities 7 investment decision. In any policy year, 4 switches are free
of charge. The minimum switch amount is 2,000

 Partial Withdrawal Benefit


Partial withdrawal will be allowed after completion of 3 policy years & on
payment of full 3 years’ premium. The minimum partial withdrawal amount is
Rs.2, 000.

 Cover Continuance Option


This option ensures that the insurance cover continues in case policyholder is
unable to pay premiums, anytime after the payment of first 3 years’ premium. All
applicable charges will be automatically deducted from the units available in his
fund. The policyholder can restart premium payment any time thereafter. The

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policyholder needs to opt for cover continuance option, if he wishes to avail of
this benefit.

 Additional Protection with Riders


The policyholder can further customize his policy by adding riders, to enjoy
additional protection at a nominal extra cost, as given below:
♦ Accident & Disability Benefit Rider- In the event of death or disability
due to an accident, the rider benefit would be paid.
♦ Critical illness benefit Rider- In the event of the Life Assured
contracting any of the specified critical illness, the rider benefit amount would
be paid.
♦ Waiver of Premium Rider- In case of total and permanent disability due
to an accident all further premiums till maturity would be paid by the
company.

Rider charges for opted riders will be recovered by cancellation of units.

Other Conditions

 Minimum/Maximum Entry Age : 0-65 years


 Minimum/maximum Term : 10-30 years

 Minimum/Maximum Premium : Rs.20,000 - Rs.300,000 per annum

 Premium Payment Frequency : Yearly, Half-yearly, Monthly

 Minimum Sum Assured : Annual Premium x (Term/2)

Charges applicable under the policy


Premium allocation charge
Annual Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5

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Premium onwards
Rs.20,000 to 25% 25% 3% 3% 1%
Rs300,000

Other Charges
♦ Switching Charges- 4 free switches allowed every policy year.
Subsequent switches will be charged at Rs100 per switch.
♦ Policy Administration Charge- There would be a fixed policy
administration charge of Rs60 per month.
♦ Mortality charge- Mortality charges will be deducted on a monthly basis
on the Sum Assured.
Indicative charges per thousand Sum Assured for a healthy male life is shown
below:
Age(yrs) 20 30 40 50
Rs. 1.33 1.46 2.48 5.99

♦ Fund Management Charge- The annual fund management charge,


which will be adjusted from the Net Asset Value of various Funds, are as
follows:

Fund Maximiser ll Balancer ll Protector Preserver


Charge 1.50% p.a. 1.00% p.a. 0.75% p.a. 0.75% p.a.

♦ Partial Withdrawal Charge- One partial withdrawal in a policy


Year would be free. All subsequent partial withdrawals in that policy year
would be charged at Rs100 per withdrawal.

(These charges will be deducted by cancellation of units)

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RESEARCH DESIGN
1) Statement of the problem
2) Research objectives
3) Research Methodology
 Type of study
 Data collection
 Sampling
 Tools & techniques
4) Scope of study
5) Limitations

Defining Research Problem


Problem definition is the first & foremost part of the research process, without
this research cannot be completed until and unless there is a problem or objective, the
research cannot be initiated. Problem definition refers to the objective on which research
has to be done, so problem definition in my project work is comparative study of unit
link products of HDFC-SLIC & ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company and to know
which company can provide better service to consumer.

Objectives
 To know about company history and organization structure.

 Provide an overview of unit linked plans of HDFC standard life insurance


company ltd. & ICICI Prudential Company.

III. Research Methodology


Research refers to search for knowledge. In other words research is defined as a
careful investigation or inquiry especially through for new facts in any branch of
knowledge.

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Research Methodology is one of the important aspects of any project. This gives
us clear-cut view of method so used while gathering the information so needed for the
completion of the report.

• Type of Study: Study is exploratory & descriptive in nature.


• Data Collection: Source of Data:
Two types of data sources will be taken into consideration
 Primary Data
 Secondary Data
Primary Data: The primary data are those which are collected a fresh and for the first
time and thus happen to be original in character. Under this project direct collection of
data from source of information & techniques such as personal interviewing and survey
through questionnaire for customers has been considered.
Secondary Data: Secondary data is one which has already been collected by someone
else and which has already been passed through statistical processing. Under this project
secondary data is been collected from journals, magazines, & web sites.

• Developing Sample Design:Sample design refers to number of items to be


included in sample

It refers to the technique or procedure the researcher would adopt

In selecting items from the sample.

 Type of universe: The universe is the entire group of items the


researcher wishes to study and about which they plan to generalize. Under
this project type of universe include people residing in Baddi (H.P.) &
surrounding rural area.

 Sampling Unit: Sampling units are the persons, who have purchased the
insurance plan in Baddi (H.P).

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 Size of Sample: Number of people surveyed. Generally large Sample
more reliable result than small sample. The sample Consist of 100
respondents.
 Sampling Procedure: Sampling procedure refers to technique Used in
selecting the items for the sample. Under this project selection of
respondents is on the basis of convenience sampling.
 Tools and Techniques: For this survey Convenience- Sampling
technique is used.

 Scope of Study: This study is mainly confined to the customer of


Baddi (H.P.) & near villages.
 The size of sample is 100 respondents.
 Comparison is done on the basis of secondary sources.

Limitations of the Study:


 Time for the completion of the project was too short to do an in-depth study.
 The facts and concepts of Respondents may be biased, imaginary and may be
based entirely on their personal experience.
 Most of question in the questionnaire was closing ended which reduced the scope
for people to give free opinion.
 The sample size was not enough to reach on any exact conclusion.Study is based
on primary or secondary data that may not be true. Most of the people are not
interested to give the right data.

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HDFC Std. Life Insurance ICICI Pru life Insurance
Company Name
Life Time Plus
Plan Name Young star
18 to 65 0 to 65
Age
Minimum-Rs.1,00,000 Minimum-Rs.1,00,000
Sum Assured
Maximum-No limit Maximum-1crore

Premium Minimum-Rs.10, 000 Minimum-Rs.20, 000


Maximum-no limit Maximum-3,00,000
3 years 3 years
Lock in period
After 3 years: no charges
Surrender allowed Before lock in period-30% After 3 years: you get
of outstanding premium 92%
OP= difference between
regular premium expected After 4 years: you get
& received in the first two 94%
years
After 5 years: you get
96%

After 6 years: you get


98%

After 7years & above:


you get 100% of
fund value

Death and Maturity On Death-Sum Assured + On Death- Sum Assured +


future premiums Fund Value will be
will be given by given to the
HDFC on the behalf nominee.
of policyholder. On Maturity-Fund value is
On maturity- Value of given to the policyholder
accumulated fund is given
to the beneficiary.

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1. Liquid Fund  Maxi miser ll
Fund Option 2. Secure Managed  Balancer ll
Fund  Protector ll
3. Defensive Managed  Preserver
Fund
4. Balanced Managed
Fund
5. Equity Managed
Fund
6. Growth Fund
For accident, Critical For accident, Critical
Term Rider Illness- max. Rs.25,00,000 Illness, Permanent
Disability
Fund Mgmt. Charges- Fund Management Charges-
Charges 0.80% per annum Different Charges for
Administration Charges- different funds selected.
Rs.20 per Month  Maxi miser ll-1.50%
Risk Benefit Charges- p.a.
Depend upon the age of the  Balancer ll-1.00%
policyholder. p.a.
Partial Withdrawal Charge-  Protector- 0.75%
6 partial withdrawal in a p.a.
policy year is free. All  Preserver- 0.75%
subsequent partial p.a.
withdrawal in that policy Administration Charges-
year would be charged at Rs.60 per Month
Rs.250 per withdrawal. Partial Withdrawal Charge-
Fund switching Charges, 24 one partial withdrawal in a
switches allowed every policy year is free. All
policy year free. Subsequent subsequent partial
switches will be charged at withdrawal in that policy
Rs. 100 per switch premium year would be charged at
Rs.100 per withdrawal.
Switching Charges- 4
switches allowed every
policy year free. Subsequent
switches will be charged at
Rs. 100 per switch.

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Respondent Profile: -

Respondent profile has been analyzed: -

Que. 1: Awareness of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company.

S. No. Particulars Response

A Print Media 24

B Electronic Media 30

C Agents 35

D Others 11

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INTERPRETATION:-

In this chart, we can see that the agents play major role in awaring people about
the HDFC-SLIC. Apart from this electronic media is also a source for awareness.

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Respondents’ response about the awareness of the Insurance
Companies

Que. 2: What the people think about the Insurance?

S. No. Particulars Response

A Necessity for protection security 67

B Imposition of a burden of expenses 17

C A compulsory tool for tax saving 16

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INTERPRETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people mostly treat insurance as a
protection instrument. 67 people think insurance as a necessity for protection & security.

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Que. 3: Main consideration that a customer looks at while purchasing
an Insurance Policy.

S. No. Particulars Response

A TAX 10

B SAVING 29

C PROTECTION 53

D PENSION 3

E INVESTMENT 5

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INTERPRETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people purchase insurance policy
mostly for the protection purpose so use to purchase traditional palns.

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Que. 4: What a respondent see while purchasing Insurance from the
company?

S. No. Particulars %age

A Standing and goodwill of the company 46

B Product range of the company 7

C Advertisement being released by the 3


company

D Services being given by the company 18


E Returns of bonus declared by the 26
company

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INTERPRETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people prefer the companies those
have very highly goodwill in the market. And apart from this while purchasing they also
use to give more weight age to return also.

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Que. 5: Plan that a respondent prefers to buy.

S. No. Particulars %age

A Protection Plan 47

B Investment Plan 19

C Pension Plan 10

D Children Plan 24

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INTERPRETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people prefer to buy protection &
children plans mostly.

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Que. 6: Customers’ expectations from Life Insurance Companies.

S. No. Particulars %age

A Innovative Products 5

B Attractive Riders 2

C Reasonable Premium 24

D Better Customer Service 47

E High Risk Coverage 22

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INTERPRETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people expect better customer
service from the insurance companies & reasonable premium on their investment.

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Que. 7: HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company provides better
facilities than ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company.

S. No. Particulars %age

A Yes 34

B No 2

C Cant say 64

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INTERPETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people are not aware about these
companies so we can not come on any conclusion.

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Que. 8: Is the respondent satisfied with the plan he bought?

S. No. Particulars Response

A Yes 67

B No 17

C I haven’t bought any 16

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INTERPETATION:-

On the basis of above analysis, we can say that people are satisfied with the plans
they have bought.

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FINDING
 Agents play major role in awaring people about the benefits of insurance.
 People think insurance as a protection tool.
 People purchase insurance policy mostly for protection purpose and some of
people for saving.
 The goodwill of the company also attracts customers toward a insurance
company.
 People also take insurance policy as a security for their children.

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CONCLUSION

On the basis of my study, I conclude that, both the companies are providing very
good facilities to their customers. HDFC Standard Life Insurance is the one that is
providing wavier of premium to its customer in case of death of the life assured, whereas
ICICI is not providing this facility to its customers.

Both the companies have same lock in period i.e.3 years. Surrender charges of
these companies are different from each other. On maturity, both the companies provide
the amount equal to the market value of the units. Charges taken to manage the fund are
different in both the companies.

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SUGGESTIONS

 Advertisement should be done on television and especially Posters and Banners.


This will greatly help in raising awareness level.
 Insurance Companies should show more commitment with the customers.
 Private companies give better services to the customers as compared to public
companies.
 The private company should create good relations and communication.
 Private companies should collaborate to spread awareness regarding the benefits
of insurance plans provided by the Private Companies.
 Agents have got maximum influence on customers. They are the one who
introduces the prospect to different policies. So agents should be given full-
fledged training and the training should be strict.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

WEBSITES
• www.hdfcinsurance.com
• www.economictimes.com
• www.irdaindia.com
• www.bimaonline.com
• www.google.com

BROUCHERS

• HDFC Standard Life Insurance


• ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

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QUESTIONAIRE

(This information is for our internal use only, will not to be disclosed to
any other organization/department)

Consumers Behavior towards various Investment and Insurance Products

A- Study
Name Address
Telephone Age
Occupation
Marital status: Single/Married

Q.1: How do you know about HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company?
♦ Print Media
♦ Electronic Media
♦ Agents
♦ Others

Q.2: What do you think about insurance?


♦ Necessity for protection security
♦ Imposition of a burden of expenses
♦ A compulsory tool for tax saving

Q.3: Main consideration that you look at while purchasing an insurance policy.
♦ Tax
♦ Saving
♦ Protection
♦ Pension
♦ Investment

Q.4: What do you see while purchasing an insurance policy from the company?
♦ Standing and goodwill of the company
♦ Product range of the company
♦ Advertisement being released by the company
♦ Services being given by the company
♦ Returns of bonus declared by the company

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Q.5: Which plan would you like to buy?
♦ Protection Plan
♦ Investment Plan
♦ Pension Plan
♦ Children Plan

Q.6: What do you expect from HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company?
♦ Innovative Products
♦ Attractive riders
♦ Reasonable premium
♦ Better Customer Service
♦ High risk coverage

Q.7: Do you think that HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company provides better facilities
than ICICI prudential life insurance company?
♦ Yes
♦ No

Q.8. Are you satisfied with the plan you bought?


♦ Yes
♦ No
♦ I haven’t bought any

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