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Top 10 Life Insurance Companies In India

Updated on : Nov 29, 2019 12:25 PM
Top 10 Life Insurance Companies In India

Life insurance is an understanding among an assurer and the insurer wherein he/she needs to pay a specific amount of money in turn for a premium in case the death of an assured person. It entirely depends upon the agreement where the occurrence such as critical illness or terminal illness can result in payment. The holder of the policy usually pays a specifically designated sum either on a regular basis or in a lump sum. Miscellaneous expenses such as funeral costs are included in the insurance benefits. Life policies are legal understandings as the terms of the contract are foundations of the insured occurrences. Particular exclusions are usually included in the contract to limit the bills or the liability of the insured person as the usual frequent instances are claims related to fraud, war, suicide, war, civil commotion, and riots.

In accordance with section 80C of IT, 1961 the amount paid against an acceptable insurance policy can be excluded from the income which is subjected to tax. With the insurance premiums paid, section 80C lets the exclusion for miscellaneous financial instruments such as EPF (Employee Provided Fund), PPF (Public Provident Fund), ELSS (Equity Linked Savings Scheme), NSC (National Savings Certificate), a health insurance premium is one of them. The entire amount which could be excluded from the taxable income in accordance with section 80C is least by 1,50,000 as these exemptions do qualify for Indian inhabitants or HUF (Hindu Undivided Family).

Common Myths of Life Insurance

  • Life insurance is too costly to buy.
  • Life insurance is suitable for senior citizens
  • Group Assurance (Insurance) is more than enough.
  • Unmarried? Then I don't need life insurance.

Facts about Life Insurance

  • The assured sum doesn't really go side by side with maturity value or death benefit
  • Only the classic insurance types need a value to surrender after completion of 3 years
  • It is sure that ULIPS is going to deduct several units at the end of the year.
  • You may be surprised to know that there are certain things which are known as "discontinuation fund"
  • Life insurance is an assurance not at all an investment.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
4.22
1,468 Votes
Description

Earlier known by the name of Bajaj Auto Limited and now by the name of Bajaj Finserv Limited. It is a company that came into existence after the successful collaboration among Bajaj Finserv Limited &  Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. And is owned by the Bajaj Group of Companies. The company is known for the best health insurances offered in terms of the competition and competitors’ products. The company is being owned, po[perated and run by Tarun Chugh, who is the CEO and founder of the company. The company started in 2001 and as of now has a presence with over 750+ branches across the country being headquartered in Pune. Due to its generous contribution toward the welfare of the people it also has been awarded by the IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority) after it was successfully registered in August 2001.

Quick Info

  • CEO: Tarun Chugh
  • Headquarters: Pune
  • Parent Organization: Bajaj Finserv Ltd., Allianz SE
  • Established: 2001
Life Insurance Corporation Photo1
Rating and Reviews
3.38
226 Votes
Description

The Life Insurance Corporation of India commonly known as LIC. It is owned and operated by the Government of India. The company was established in 1956 after the Indian Regulatory accepted proposal for creating a policy that ensures the life of the people. Moreover, 240+ companies and societies were collaborated to form the company.  Right from the day of inception, the LIC had a complete monopoly in the market. The company began its business operation with 290+ offices and 5.5 million policies and funding of Rs 40+ Cr which grew to +24900 offices, 300+ million policies and a total valuation of Rs 800,000 Cr. As of now, LIC has +2000 branch offices, +7 zonal locations, and more than 110 divisional hotspots. The furthermore information about the LIC company is that it has 340+ corporate associates, 110 agents and brokers, and 40+ banks which help in offering the life insurance policies to the customer for the best benefits. 

Quick Info

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Owner: Indian Government
  • Founder: Indian Government
  • Established: 1956
  • Total valuation: US$450 billion.
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
3.66
16,929 Votes
Description

ICICI Prudential Life began its operations in the fiscal year 2001 and has consistently been amongst the top players* in the Indian life insurance sector. The Assets Under Management (AUM) as of 31 March 2019 were $1604.10 billion. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is a company that is based in India. In the year 2015, it has been announced that the company has assets that have a valuation of more than INR 100,000 Cr. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is promoted by ICICI Bank along with the active support of PCHL (Prudential Corporation Holdings Limited).

The Fiscal year of 2001 was when the company began with its business operations. And today the company ranks as the number one when it comes to the insurance sector of India. The AUM (Assets Under Management ) is reported to be of a total valuation of INR +1600 Cr. Buying a life insurance from ICICI Prudential can offer you benefits such as financial surety for your family, cover against 30+ critical illnesses, you can op whether or not to include accidental cover in your insurance plan, in case of disability you are exempted from paying the premiums. Buying an insurance policy from ICICI prudential can help you save massive tax amount one usually pays every year.

Quick Info

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Owner: ICICI
  • Key Personalities: Puneet Nanda, Manish Kumar, etc
  • Established: 2000
  • Total valuation: Rs +1600 billion.
TATA AIA Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.85
828 Votes
Description

The TATA AIG Insurance company is an Indian based insurance company which is a result of collaboration among the two companies/ The TATA group and the MNC American International Group. The Tata group has a control of 51% stake in the insurance sector with the AIG which holds the other 49% stake in the share. The company commenced its business operations in 2001. And is known to be offering the best insurance and financial services to corporates & individuals. Also, it has an extensive variety of other services in the insurance sector such as travel insurance, fire insurance, theft insurance, theft against natural calamity. The products of the companies are distributed with efficient channels such as brokers, agents and banks and the direct channels maybe including digital marketing, worksite, and telemarketing mediums.

Quick Info

  • CEO: Rishi Srivastava
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Founded: 2001
  • Parent organization: Tata Sons.
SBI Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.84
1,167 Votes
Description

SBI Life started as a joint venture with BNP Paribas in 2001. While in its initial stage its business was mainly from the bancassurance channel, now it is developing its own agency team for selling its life insurance products. SBI Life insurance or State Bank of India is a company that came into existence after the successful collaboration along the State Bank of India, which is a pretty well-acknowledged bank in India with BNP Paribas Cardiff. The company BNP Paribas Cardiff is a company that is based in France and is an MNC bank with its main headquarters in Paris. In this conjoined life insurance company SBI owns 62% whereas 22% belongs to BNP Paribas Cardiff & the remaining 12% with the public holdings. SBI Life Insurance Company in the year 2007 was honored by the CRISIL with the AAA/Stable/P1+ rating. It is a company that is listed in the stock market. It initially was started as the conjoined efforts in the year 2001. In the early days, the company mainly dealt with bancassurance only but as of now, the company is now into all kinds of insurance and financial services.

Quick Info

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Sanjeev Nautiyal
  • Founder: BNP Paribas, State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Established: 2001
  • Total valuation: US$250 million
Max Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.76
3,162 Votes
Description

Max Life Insurance Ltd which was earlier known as  Max NewYork Life Insurance Company Limited happens to be a market-leading company throughout India and equally popular among the Indian masses. As being a by-product company of Max Financial services it still is one of the greatest non-banker insurance companies across the country. The company was established in the year 2000 after the insurance companies got clearance from the Indian Government it began its operation in 2001. The founder of the company Analjit Singh who is also the chairman of the company and owner of Max Life Health Insurance. Also, the company has its prime business operations headed all the way from capita;l city, Delhi. 

Quick Info

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founder: Analjit Singh
  • Parent Organization: Max Financial Services
  • Established: 2000.
Birla Sun Life Health Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.75
4 Votes
Description

This company is a result of the collaboration between the two countries, Sun Life Financial and Aditya Birla Group. It is one of the market leaders in providing the best financial and insurance services across the nation. The company has a wide array of services as it has a strong customer base of 2 million policy owners. The Birla Sun Life Insurance distribution network is widespread in 490+ cities, and has 550+ branches, over 84000 advisors, and +100 partnerships with corporate brokers, agents, and banks. The company has grown exponentially in the last decade. The various kinds of health insurance include Children Future Solutions, Pension Solution Plan, Savings with Protection, Life term Solutions and Ullip Solution plans.  

Quick Info

  • Headquarters location: Mumbai
  • Founded: 2000
  • Parent organization: Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.68
941 Votes
Description

The Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company (RNLI) is one of the leading market influencers when it comes to taking life insurances. The firm is known to be offering the best health insurance plans which are particularly designed or one can say planned for the people who buy it. On the other hand Reliance, Nippon Life Insurance Company is one of the biggest insurance companies in India. The firm has a wide array of financial services for the customer along with all kinds of insurances and is a trusted name in the insurance sector. The Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Anil Ambani group of Companies. In the insurance category, it is the 3rd most trusted company in India. In the year 2012-13, the company sold +750,000 policies with a worth of Rs +180 billion, a presence in over +1200 locations & 120,000+ advisors

Quick Info

  • Founded: 2001
  • Headquarters: DAKC, Navi Mumbai, India
  • Key people: Anil Ambani (Chairman), Ashish Vohra (CEO), Poornima Subramanian (CFO), Srinivas Ladwa (Head HR)
  • Total valuation $2.2 Billion
PNB MetLife Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.64
1,261 Votes
Description

One of the greatest names when it comes to taking a life insurance policy in India. The PNB MetLife is one of the eminent market leaders as to when it is about offering insurance policies with the best benefits for the customers. The company commenced its business operations in 2001 and the MetLife International Holdings has its own shareholders. An extensive range of insurance services such as health, life and retirement insurance the company has got to offer. The firm has its customers served in more than 7000 location which is there to help their customers with much ease.

Quick Info:

  • Founded: 2001
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • Key people: Ashish Kumar Srivastava (Managing Director & CEO)
  • Number of employees: 10,000+
HDFC Life Insurance Photo1
Rating and Reviews
1.44
4,338 Votes
Description

HDFC Life insurance is a company that offers a wide range of services other than just life insurance and has a headquarters in Mumbai. On the other hand a market leader in the insurance sector. The company is a collaboration among Housing Development Finance Corporation and Standard Life Aberdeen PLC. Standard Life Aberdeen PLC is one of the biggest insurance service providers in the UK. While HDFC is one of the greatest housing loan offering companies known pretty well across the country. In Aug 2015 HDFC took its first step in the share sale contract with Standard life and an agreement of 9% holding in the company was offered to the company. The entire undertaking is a result of regulatory approvals. As on the completion of undertakings HDFC was subjected to beholding a +60% holding and Standard Life will be offered a 35% share. The operations of the company and the executive decisions are all taken by the CEO and founder Vibha Padalkar 

Quick Info

  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • MD & CEO: Ms. Vibha Padalkar
  • Established: 2000.
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