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Five benefits of holding an e-Insurance policy

With insurance policies in a demat form, it will help you not worry of misplacing the policy document
By OLM Desk | December 27, 2016

Even as a significant number of policyholders are making their premium payments online, the regulatory change is moving towards issuing an electronic policy with the policy available in the Demat Account. E-insurance account as the name denotes is a facility provided by insurance repositories to hold the insurance policy in a dematerialised form. Having a soft copy is different from having a policy in demat form. Dematerialising is converting the document into a paper free computerised system. To open an e-insurance account, you simply need to approach an insurance repository of your choice and fill up the account opening form. Some repositories have online application facility too. Alternatively, some insurers give an option to open an e-insurance account while purchasing a new policy. Copy of a PAN card, address proof and a passport size photograph is all what you need to fulfill the initial KYC requirements. On successful completion, a unique account number along with a login ID and password is given to access the account online. The IRDAI has approved some insurance repositories (IRs) including National Insurance Repository (NIR), Central Insurance Repository (CIRL), Karvy Insurance Repository and Cams with whom the account can be opened. Once the account is opened, you can pay the premium by logging into your account. Listed below are some of the benefits of holding an e-Insurance.

Safety
The electronic form completely eliminates the risk of loss or damage of the policy. It ensures safe custody and can be accessed any time by logging into an online account. Moreover, you will be free from the trouble of submitting KYC details each time a new policy is taken as a mere mention of your e-insurance account number will suffice the requirements for buying new insurance policy.

Convenience
Single e-insurance account can be used to hold all insurance policies under a single account across insurers.

Single Point of Service
Getting a change in your contact details across the policies becomes extremely easy. A single request caters to multiple insurers through e-insurance account.

Statement of Account
Insurance repository will send a statement of account with details of all the policies annually.

Single view
A single view is provided through this account. In case of his death, an authorised person can have the same view.

 

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