UNDERSTANDING THE TERMS
A form of insurance that protects against losses involving cars. Car insurance provides protection from losses resulting from owning and operating a car or vehicle. The insurance covers losses to the insured's property and losses for which the insured is liable as a result of owning or operating a car.
Optional coverage for when your car is stolen or damaged in ways that don't involve a collision. Examples include: hail damage, glass breakage, fire, vandalism, damage from an animal, flood, earthquakes, falling objects and theft. The price of comprehensive insurance is affected by the risk of loss, meaning the likelihood that an insured car will be stolen or damaged, and the car's value at the time of the loss. According to 2004 data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 77 percent of insured drivers carry this coverage.
No Claim Bonus (NCB):
It is a benefit offered by the insurer to those who have not claimed insurance during the previous year of cover. It means that the next premium amount to be paid would be lower.
Insured Declared Value (IDV):
Insured Declared Value is the maximum Sum Assured fixed by the insurer which is provided on theft or total loss of vehicle. Basically, IDV is the current market value of the vehicle. If the vehicle suffers total loss, IDV is the compensation that the insurer will provide to the policyholder.
Short Rate Cancellation:
A policy termination in which the refunded premium is not proportional to the amount of time remaining in the policy period due to the fixed expenses incurred by the company. The insured will generally pay more for each day of coverage than if the policy had remained in force throughout the entire policy period.
Road Side Assistance:
Road Side Assistance Programme is a 24x7 emergency support provided in the event of any mechanical or electrical breakdown and or traffic accident of a vehicle.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What Motor Insurance cover should I buy? Should I buy Comprehensive Insurance or Liability Policy only?
Third Party Liability insurance is mandatory for all vehicles plying on public roads in India. This covers Liability for injuries and damages to others that you are responsible for. In addition, it is prudent to cover loss or damages to the vehicle itself by way of Comprehensive/Package policy, which covers both “Liability” as well as “Own damage” to the insured vehicle. Liability Only cover is also known as Act Only cover.