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The corporate office of IFFCO–Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd. is in Gurugram which is a part of National capital region. The postal address is as follows:

IFFCO–Tokio General Insurance Co. Ltd.

IFFCO TOWER,

4th & 5th Floor,

Plot No. 3, Sector – 29,

Gurugram – 122001, Haryana

Insurer refers to the insurance company

Insured refers to the policyholder or the person protected in case of a loss or claim

IFFCO–Tokio is a joint venture between the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co-operative (IFFCO) and its associates and Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Group, the largest listed insurance group in Japan. IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance has Pan India presence with 63 'Strategic Business Units' i.e., and a wide network of over 120 Lateral Spread Centres and 255 Bima Kendras

IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority) is the apex body overseeing the insurance sector in India. Its main aims are to protect the interests of policyholders and regulate the insurance industry

Premium refers to amount paid to purchase an insurance policy. The frequency of premium payment can vary from monthly to quarterly to yearly or it could even be a one time payment of premium

Insurance is a hedge against the occurrence of unforeseen incidents. Insurance products help you in not only mitigating risks but also helps you by providing a financial cushion against adverse financial burdens suffered.

Accidents... illness... fire... financial securities are the things you'd like to worry about any time. General Insurance provides you the much-needed protection against such unforeseen events. Unlike Life Insurance, General Insurance is not meant to offer returns but is a protection against contingencies. Under certain Acts of Parliament, some types of insurance like Motor Insurance and Public Liability Insurance have been made compulsory.

Yes, Auto Insurance is mandatory in India. Having compulsory liability insurance is a statutory requirement of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. However, we recommend a comprehensive policy to limit your financial liability.

Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. IRDA allows insurance to be sold primarily through following:

Channels

  • Company websites
  • Buying on phone. It depends upon individual company
  • Agents representing an insurance company
  • Insurance brokers are allowed to sell products of more than one insurance company Banks, retail houses or any other commercial ventures which are channel partner of these insurance companies

Process

  • Approach the insurance company with a duly filled up proposal form, through any of the above mentioned channels
  • Seek an approval from the company on the intention of underwriting your policy. (I.e. evaluating your risk and exposures. Risk involves consideration of material facts on the basis of which company will take a decision whether to accept the risk and if so at what rate of premium.)
  • Seek premium & other relevant details
  • Pay the premium and take premium receipt and cover note/risk held note
  • Wait for documents
  • Check for its correctness on receipt and store it carefully till the policy expiry date
  • Ensure that you renew the policy well in time, before the expiry of the policy

Underwriting of a risk involves consideration of material facts on the basis of which a decision will be taken whether to accept the risk and if so at what rate of premium.

Typically General Insurance contracts are for one year period only

Agents represent an insurance company and sell products of that insurance company only. Whereas, insurance brokers are allowed to sell products of more than one insurance company.


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