IRDAI purposes to hike third-party insurance premium for cars, two-wheelers for FY20

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has proposed substantial increase in premium rates for Third Party (TP) insurance for cars, two-wheelers and transport vehicles for the current financial year 2019-20 (FY20). Normally, the TP rates are revised from April 1. However, this time, the IRDAI had decided to continue with the old rates until further order.

IRDAI is planning to increase the Motor TP premium rates for cars below 1000 cc to Rs 2,120 from the existing Rs 1,850 for the fiscal 2019-20. Similarly, for cars falling between 1,000 cc and 1,500 cc also, premium is being proposed to be increased to Rs 3,300 from the existing Rs 2,863. However, for luxury cars (with engine capacity of over 1,500 cc) no change in TP premium has been proposed from the existing Rs 7,890.

Besides, TP for two-wheelers below 75 cc is proposed at Rs 482, up from Rs 427. Hike has also been proposed for those between 75 cc and 350 cc. However, no rate hike has been proposed for superbikes (exceeding 350 cc). Also, no change has been proposed in the single premium rate -- 3-year for new cars and 5-year for new two wheelers.

The IRDAI has also proposed a discount of 15%, on Motor TP premium rates for electric private cars and electric two-wheelers. It also does not propose to raise TP premium rates for e-rickshaw. However, the rate could go up in case of school buses. Rate increase has also been proposed for taxis, buses and trucks. The premium on tractors may also up.