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Estimating losses to customers on account of mis-selling life insurance policies in India

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  • Monika Halan

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    (Mint)

  • Renuka Sane

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

  • Susan Thomas

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    (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

This paper presents two approaches that use publicly available data to estimate the loss to investors from mis-selling of insurance products. The first approach uses the number of lapsed policies from the annual reports of the insurance regulator, IRDA, while the second method uses the persistence of premium payments that are reported in the annual reports of individual insurance companies. Both these methods arrive at a similar estimate a loss of about Rs.1.5 trillion, or $28 billion, to investors owing to mis-selling over the 2004-05 to 2011-12 period.

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Paper provided by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India in its series Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers with number 2013-007.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2013
Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2013-007
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  1. Santosh Anagol & Hugh Hoikwang Kim, 2012. "The Impact of Shrouded Fees: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Indian Mutual Funds Market," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(1), pages 576-593, February.
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