e-Insurance Account: Things To Know Before Opening Electronic Insurance Account

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Now policyholders can hold all their insurance policy electronically under a single account. There are insurance repositories who will be maintaining data of insurance policies in an electronic form on behalf of Insurers.

An individual can open an e-Insurance account even if he is not having any insurance policy. After buying a policy, the policyholder can give a request for dematerialization to the Insurer or Insurance Repository.

Also read: How To Open e-Insurance Account (eIA)?

Things to know before opening electronic insurance account:

e-Insurance Account: Things To Know Before Opening Electronic Insurance Account

1) e Insurance Account

eIA stands for e-Insurance Account or "Electronic Insurance Account" will protect the insurance policy documents as it will be held in electronic format. This e-Insurance account will provid access to the insurance portfolio at a click of a button through internet.

2) Insurance repositories

 IRDA has approved the following five entities to act as 'Insurance repositories' that are authorized to open e-Insurance Accounts.

  • M/s NSDL Database Management Limited
  • M/s Central Insurance Repository Limited
  • M/s SHCIL Projects Limited
  • M/s Karvy Insurance Repository Limited
  • M/s CAMS Repository Services Limited

Every e-Insurance Account will have a unique account number and each account holder will be granted a unique Login ID and Password to access the electronic policies online.

3) Documents required to open an e-insurance account

Individuals who are interested in opening an e-Insurance account holder should fill and submit the following documents.

  • Fill the e-Insurance account form and
  • Submit
  • Photo ID,
  • Recent passport size photograph,
  • Cancelled Cheque and
  • Address proof

4) Convert existing policy

Individuals can convert existing policy into electronic form. A service request should be submitted to the Insurance Repository or Insurer regarding the same along with physical copy.

5) Buy new policy in electronic form

Individuals who have an e Insurance account, can buy a new policy in electronic form. One has to just quote the unique e-Insurance account number in your new insurance proposal form and make a request to issue policy in an electronic form.

All Insurance policies including life insurance, health insurance, general insurance & annuity policies which are registered with IRDA and who have signed up with the Insurance Repositories are eligible to be held in the electronic form.


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Story first published: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10:16 [IST]
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