Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) regulates the Indian insurance industry to protect the interests of the policyholders and work for the orderly growth of the industry.
The IRDA Act, 1999 spells out the Mission of IRDAI as: “... to protect the interests of the policyholders, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the insurance industry and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto......”
Birth of IRDAI
Functions and Duties of IRDAI
Section 14 of the IRDA Act, 1999 lays down the duties, powers and functions of the IRDAI.
BEWARE OF SPURIOUS/ FRAUD PHONE CALLS!
• IRDAI is not involved in activities like selling insurance policies, announcing bonus or investment of premiums.
• Public receiving such phone calls are requested to lodge a police complaint.
Tax benefits are as per applicable laws which are subject to change. Policyholders are advised to consult tax expert for better clarification /interpretation.
In Linked Insurance Products, the Investment Risk in Investment Portfolio Is Borne by The Policyholder. The linked insurance products do not offer any liquidity during the first five years of the contract. the policyholder will not be able to surrender/withdraw the monies invested in linked insurance products completely or partially till the end of fifth year. Please know the associated risks and the applicable charges from your Insurance agent or the Intermediary or policy document issued by the insurance company.