National Insurance Company Limited

4 / 5 based on 16 User Reviews
Incurred Claim Ratio - 96*
*Data according to IRDA Annual Report (2015-16)
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National Insurance Company is the second largest non-life insurance company in India. It is one of the oldest insurance companies in India, having a viable market presence in Northern and Eastern regions of the country. Its product segment includes a multitude of general insurance plans, offered to a wide arena of clients encompassing different sections of the society. Headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, National Insurance has gained recognition as a leading general insurance company in the Asia Pacific region. The company has successfully grabbed a place for itself among top global business insurance companies.

National Insurance Company was formed in December 6, 1906. Consequent to passing of the General Insurance Business Nationalization Act in 1972, 21 foreign companies and 11 Indian companies were merged with National Insurance and it became a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC). On 2002, National Insurance de-linked from GIC and currently, it is operating as an independent entity, wholly owned by Govt. of India.

Some of the reputed awards earned by National Insurance are:

  • Indian Insurance Awards for best under-served market penetration
  • Top 100 CISCO Awards 2012
  • Digital Inclusion Award 2012

National Insurance offers a wide range of policies to target different sectors like:

  • Personal insurance policy: It includes medical insurance, auto insurance and property insurance
  • Rural insurance: It provides protection to agriculture and rural businesses against natural disasters
  • Industrial insurance: It offers protection to industrial goods against theft, fire, etc.
  • Commercial insurance: It provides protection against loss and damage of property during transit

National Insurance Company Product Portfolio
National Health Insurance Plans by National Insurance Company:

National health plans provide a variety of health plans to choose from. You can choose to insure your family too. Don’t let your health bills escalate beyond control. You can manage a medical emergency with a good health insurance plan.

  • National Parivar Mediclaim: The National Parivar Mediclaim policy is a floater policy that covers the entire family including the insured, his or her spouse, dependent children and parents under one sum insured. The sum insured can range from Rs. 1-10 lakh in multiples of Rs. 1 lakh. Minimum policy period is 1 year while the maximum is for 3 years. The policy comes with lifelong renewability.
  • National Parivar Mediclaim Plus: The National Parivar Mediclaim Plus plan is a unique product with many innovative features offering coverage as high as Rs. 50 lakh. It covers the family including the insured, his or her spouse, children and parents and parents-in-law under one floater sum insured. The policy comes with lifelong renewability. The minimum policy period is 1 year while the maximum tenure is 3 years.
  • National Mediclaim Plus Policy: The National Mediclaim Plus Policy offers a comprehensive coverage by going beyond traditional health covers. It offers protection against high health care costs and makes health care and related services easily accessible. The policy provides for pre-, post- and in-hospitalisation expenses and also includes cover for day care treatment. Expenses for allopathic, ayurvedic and homoeopathic treatment are payable up to the sum insured.
  • Parivar Mediclaim: The Parivar Mediclaim policy provides protection to families against the financial burden of treatment in hospitals for illnesses, diseases and accidental injuries. It is a floater policy where the entire family including the insured, his or her spouse and two dependent children are covered under a single floater sum insured.
  • National Mediclaim Policy: The National Mediclaim Policy is available to persons between ages of 18 and 65 years, and covers hospitalisation expenses incurred for treatment of illness, disease and injury that the insured contracts or sustains during the policy period. The policy has a lifelong renewability option and covers 140+ day care procedures/surgeries.

National Car Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

Car insurance plans from National Insurance offer good coverage at competitive premium. You can compare various plans on PolicyBazaar and choose the one that fits your bill. Remove the blindfold and take an informed decision. You will not only save money but also get a comprehensive plan.

National Two-Wheeler Insurance Plan by National Insurance Company:

The two-wheeler insurance policy from National Insurance is a comprehensive plan and takes into account all the possibilities that may damage your ride. The elaborate two-wheeler policy provides protection against theft, damage on road or during transit, etc. Opt for a National Insurance plan and enjoy the pleasures of riding around on your bike without any fear!

National Travel Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

National Travel insurance plans give you the benefit of travelling with confidence by indemnifying you against loss or damage to personal effects such as clothing, etc.

  • Overseas Mediclaim Business and Holiday: Overseas Mediclaim Policy is a package policy covering various travel emergencies when travelling abroad. It is available for three categories of travellers – business or holiday, employment or study, and corporate frequent travellers. Claim assistance is available from international service providers.
  • Overseas Mediclaim Employment and Studies: Overseas Mediclaim Employment and Studies is a policy available to three categories of travellers covering travel emergencies faced abroad. It is available to travellers on business or holiday, those travelling for employment or study, and corporate frequent travellers. The premium has to be paid in Indian rupees except in the case of employment.

National Home Insurance Plans by National Insurance Company:

An average person is able to buy one house in a lifetime, which is turned into a dream home with a lot of effort. Isn’t it wise to protect your sweet home from any unseen eventuality? National Home Insurance policy is an ideal product to buy for insuring your home. The plan is very comprehensive and covers personal accident including medical expenses as well, apart from the damages, which has been sustained by your house.

  • Householders Insurance: Householders Insurance is a packaged policy providing a range of covers required by a house owner. The property value is determined by multiplying the built up area with the cost of construction per square feet. The household contents must be valued as per their market value and electrical items at their replacement value for them to be included in the policy.

National Personal Accident Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

Personal Accident Insurance policy from National Insurance provides your beneficiary with a death benefit in the unfortunate event of your accidental death and also provides you with cover against permanent disability on account of an accident. It is advised that each person buys such a policy because yesterday is history, today is a gift and tomorrow a mystery.

  • Individual Personal Accident: Individual Personal Accident insurance policy provides death benefit to the beneficiary in the unfortunate event of accidental death of the insured. It also provides the insured with cover against permanent total disablement on account of an accident. This policy can be taken by any adult residing in India to covering himself/herself and dependent family members between the ages of 5 and 70 years.
  • Janata Personal Accident: The Janata Personal Accident policy covers any person irrespective of gender, occupation and profession in the age group of 10 to 70 years for death, permanent total disablement and permanent partial disablement. The policy is available for a minimum sum insured of Rs. 25000 per person per annum while the maximum sum insured is limited to Rs. 100000 per person per annum.

National Rural Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

National Insurance provides various policies to insure the rural population of India including farmers, tradesmen and other dwellers.

  • Gramin Suswasthya Microinsurance Policy: The micro-insurance plan provides cover to the lower income class and insures against hospitalisation expenses of the entire family. It also provides personal accident cover to the insured and his/her spouse.
  • Gramin Suraksha Bima Policy: The micro-insurance policy protects the lower income group against bodily injuries resulting solely and directly from accidents caused by outward violent and visible means.

National Industrial Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

The industrial insurance plans from National Insurance cover against any losses that may occur during the normal course of business in industrial units.

  • Machinery Insurance
  • Contractor All Risk
  • Electronic Equipment Insurance

National Commercial Insurance Plans by National Insurance:

National Insurance Company offers a variety of plans for the commercial sector.

  • Standard Fire and Special Perils
  • Shopkeepers Insurance
  • Credit Insurance

It is advisable to compare all National insurance plans with plans from other general insurance companies in India to choose the best insurance plan that suits you the most.

National Insurance Company Distribution Network:

It has more than 200 policies, 1000 offices and 16,000 employees who sell and service the insurance requirements of people across the length and breadth of India.

National Insurance Company - Latest News

  • National Insurance Company to make ₹80-cr payments to Chennai floods’ victims

    As per what Sanath Kumar, the Chairman and Managing Director of the state-owned National Insurance Company said on Tuesday, the company might get hit by a loss of ₹80 crore this financial year. The losses are expected to occur due to the settlement of claims made by Chennai floods’ victims.

    The company has reported a loss of ₹400 crore which includes ₹80 crore paid towards the calims of Chennai floods’ victims.

    During a press conference, Mr. Kumar said, “We had reinsured most of the risk and the net loss post claims because of the Chennai floods will be to the tune of ₹80 crore.”

    As per Sanath, the Kolkata-headquartered insurance company is expected to earn an interest income of ₹2,654 crore from its losses and underwriting losses are amounting to ₹1,500 crore.

    Further Kumar said that the profit before tax for the financial year 2015 was at Rs. 1,196 crore and that the company is expecting a growth of 10 per cent this fiscal.

  • National Insurance Company Limited (India) Receives B++ Rating from A. M. Best

    National Insurance Company Limited (India), a leading Kolkata-based public insurance company in India, has received stable ratings of B++ (Good) for financial strength rating and bbb+ issuer credit rating from A.M. Best, a globally recognized ratings company focused on the insurance sector. Both of these ratings represent a stable outlook for the company.

    Factors that augmented National Insurance Company Limited (India)’s market position included its robust risk-adjusted capitalization, moderate leverage of premiums and overall profitability. At the end of the 2015 fiscal, the insurer’s capital position stood at Rs. 126 billion, making the company emerge as India’s second biggest direct non-life insurer.

    Some key areas where National Insurance Company Limited (India) needs to improve include unsatisfactory underwriting of results and the company’s susceptibility with respect to fair value movements. The company may be downgraded if the insurer’s investment results witness a decline or if its current underwriting performance worsens in the future.

  • Sanath Kumar appointed as CMD of National Insurance Company

    Director and General Manager of GIC Re, K Sanath Kumar, was appointed as CMD of National Insurance Company (NIC) based in Kolkata. This decision was made on 18th February, 2016 i.e. Friday. Sanath Kumar confirmed the development and stated that he has taken over as the Chairman and Managing Director of NIC as per the orders of the government.

    He further added that he will be incumbent till April 30, 2018. The top post of NIC was vacant since the retirement of N S R Chandraprasad from the post of CMD of National Insurance Company in February 2014. Since then, the acting CMDs were managing this state-run general insurance company. The additional charge of acting as the CMD of National Insurance Company was held by Rajesh Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, for a period of more than more than one year.

  • National Insurance Company Named Among Providers in CLND Insurance Pool

    National Insurance Company, a key non-life state-operated insurance provider, has been named as one of the providers of the insurance pool mandated by the CLND Act. The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act features clauses that enable the operator to take legal recourse against their suppliers, had earlier raised concerns among key players of India’s fledgling industry.

    In order to alleviate such concerns the government created an insurance pool valued at Rs 1,500 which includes the policies to be sold by the National Insurance Company. The key policies to be offered by National Insurance Company and others in the pool would include a special contingency policy for nuclear suppliers’ against right to recourse and nuclear operators’ liability insurance policy. This announcement follows the recent agreement between India and Russia to allot a second site for a Russian-built nuclear power plant in India.

  • National Health Insurance among Leaders in Health Insurance Sector

    National Insurance Company, the majority holder in National Health Insurance, has emerged as one of the leaders in the Indian health insurance sector. Driven by growing healthcare costs, during the 2014 to 2015 financial year, the health insurance segment witnessed 15% year on year growth.

    National Health Insurance along with three other Indian public insurance companies accounted for 64% of total premium collected in the health insurance segment in 2014-2015 fiscal. These statistics were revealed in the most recent annual report published by the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India) report.

    The report also provided additional data including a drop in the market share of private non-life insurance players to 22% during the 2014 to 2015 fiscal. Taking the current report into account, it is evident that that in the past 5 years, total premium collected by health insurers like National Health Insurance from individual policies has increased to 44% as compared to the 35% recorded by IRDAI in 2010-2011.

Reviews for National Insurance Company Limited

TOTAL REVIEWS (16)
Ishita
Huliyar
August 17, 2016

Fantastic Policy

I have two wheeler insurance policy plan which come's in less investment and it has low premiums too. The policy coverage and claims are high and sanctioning claims is very simple because of fast service given by the executives of the insurance company.

Tanmay
Khandwa
August 17, 2016

Good Plan

I have car insurance policy which is very good and has low premiums. The policy coverage is high and it covers maximum parts except tires. Service is fantastic and tow facility is provided at any location for free of cost. Renewals is easy to make through online portal. Updates of the insurance policy is mailed regularly to me.

Yajan
Rai_bareilly
August 05, 2016

Trustworthy

My vehicle is secure with national two wheeler insurance policy. Tow facility is available at any location for free of cost. Good number of garages for fast service. The whole vehicle is secure except tires and fiber body part of the vehicle.

Prashant
Coimbatore
August 05, 2016

Bike insurance

The policy i have is for my new bike which come's in less investments and the paybacks are high. Policy coverage is high ~90% and claims are even better. Service provided is fantastic and large number of garages are working 24X7.

Rijool
Zahirabad
August 05, 2016

Quality Investment

The national general insurance is one of the best insurance company. I buy car insurance plan from them in less investment and the refunds and benefits are much more than that. The updates and renewals are easy to make through websites and online portals.

Lokesh
Udyapur
August 05, 2016

CAR CARE

My car insurance plan is from national insurance company. The policy covers maximum expenditure and the claims are easy to sanctioned. Car tires are not included in the insurance policy but rather than this all other parts are secure.

Lalit
Fatehgarh
August 03, 2016

Nice Policy

National two wheeler insurance policy i have is great and it come's in low investment. The service is fast which is given by the staff of the company. Policy premium is less and returns are high. Claiming is easy because of executives and members.

Sonal
Hargaon
August 03, 2016

Two Wheeler Insurance

My two wheeler insurance is good insurance plan. The policy coverage is high and claims are the best. The service is fast and on time facilitate by the executives and company members. The vehicle is secure excluding tires.

Abhishek
Mathura
August 03, 2016

Nice Policy

Car insurance policy of mine is fantastic and it provides the best benefits and customer services. Policy coverage is high ~90% and the claims are even better. Claiming become easy due to fast service given by the executives and staff members. Except tires my vehicle is insured. Fully Satisfied.

Dinesh
Lucknow
August 03, 2016

Car insurance

National general insurance company is very good one which facilitate the best services and the investments is also less. Policy cover maximum expenditures and the car is fully insured in the policy. Updates and renewals are done on website of the company which reduces paperwork and documentations.

Tushar
Faridabad
May 13, 2016

Good

I have bought national two wheeler insurance plan with great benefits. The policy coverage is high and the claims are even better. The premiums are low and the service facilitate by the executives and staff members is really very nice. The tow facility is provided for free of cost.

Prabhjot
Hyderabad
May 13, 2016

Fair Policy

I buy national travel insurance plan. The policy coverage is high and the claims are even better. Luggage and accidental benefits are inbuilt in the policy plan. Good service facilitate by the executives and staff members. Daily updates are send to my accounts. But the tickets return refunds are not available. Nice work, i like it.

Kamal
Kanpur
May 13, 2016

Good Plan

I have national insurance personal accident plan. The policy coverage is high and the premium is low. Service is fast that's why the claiming get easy. The ambulance is facilitate for free of charges. Behaviour of the executives and staff members is very good.

Chirag
Mohali
May 13, 2016

Fine Policy

My house is secure with national home insurance plan. The policy coverage is high and the premium is low. Service is fast which is facilitate by the executives and staff members. Good number of items and belonging included in the policy. I like the plan.

Sumeet
Ahmedabad
May 13, 2016

Good

I buy national car insurance for my new car. The policy is great and the policy premiums is very low. The policy coverage is high and the claims are even better. Good policy plan which facilitate tow car for free. The behaviour of the executives is very nice. I like the policy.

Gajendra
Surat
December 20, 2015

Good Plan!!

My health insurance policy has been taken from National Health Insurance. I had undergone with an accident which got covered by National health insurance. The insurance also covered all kinds of major diseases. The premium I used to pay was 2000 on the yearly basis. The customer services provided by them are also good and the whole procedure is simple and easy to great into.