June 18, 2024 00:53 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Centre likely to name Speaker on June 26; Odisha, Andhra leaders in top race | Priyanka Gandhi to make poll debut with contest from from Wayanad, Rahul keeps Raebareli | Opposition slams Centre over Bengal train mishap that left 9 dead, demands govt to take responsibility | Elon Musk has not understood what the Indian EVM is: Rajeev Chandrasekhar counters Tesla CEO's claim | Result of mismanagement and negligence of Modi govt: Rahul Gandhi on Kanchanjungha train accident
IRDAI orders SBI Life Insurance to take over Sahara India Life Insurance business
Sahara Life
Image: presentations.gov.in/logos/irda-logo

IRDAI orders SBI Life Insurance to take over Sahara India Life Insurance business

| @indiablooms | 02 Jun 2023, 11:14 pm

New Delhi: Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has named SBI Life Insurance Company Limited (SBI Life) as the acquirer insurer of the life insurance business of Sahara India Life Insurance Co. Ltd (SILIC), media reports said.

The insurance regulator has said shall take over the policy liabilities of around two lakh policies of SILIC, backed by the policyholders’ assets, with immediate effect.

SBI Life, which is one of the largest life insurers in the country, the insurance regulator said, will take over the business of Sahara India Life Insurance which obtained the registration certificate in 2004 to transact the business of life insurance.

"Despite being provided ample opportunities and sufficient time to ensure compliances, SILIC has failed to comply with directions of the Authority and take any affirmative steps to protect the interests of its policyholders. Further, the policy data of SILIC reveals that the company’s portfolio is showing run-off trend. The financial position has been deteriorating with rising losses and higher percentage of claims to total premium," the insurance regulator said in a statement.

"If the trend is allowed to continue, the situation will worsen and lead to erosion of capital and SILIC may not be able to discharge its liabilities towards policyholders, thereby endangering the interest of its policyholders," the regulator said.

In view of this, the regulator in its meeting held on Friday "decided that action is warranted to protect the interest of the policyholders of SILIC. Accordingly, the Authority decided to transfer the life insurance business of SILIC to another suitable life insurer with immediate effect."

IRDAI said it has "taken necessary steps to ensure the smooth transition for all policyholders of SILIC. A committee comprising of Member (Actuary), Member (Life), and Member (F&I) has been constituted for implementation of the Order in a timebound manner."

SBI Life has been instructed to proactively communicate with SILIC policyholders and ensure the smooth servicing of their policies.

This includes the establishment of a dedicated cell to address any inquiries from SILIC policyholders.

The insurance regulatory authority has stated that it will closely monitor the situation and provide further guidance as necessary to safeguard the interests of SILIC policyholders.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.