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Types of insurance

In India, insurance business is divided into four classes, life insurance deals with life & general with the rest.

Life - insurance upon human life, including any contract whereby the payment of money is assured on death (except by accident) or happening of any contingency dependent on human life.

Fire - insurance against loss by incidental to fire or other occurrence customarily included among the risks insured against in fire insurance policies.

Miscellaneous - insurance upon vessels of any description including cargos, freights, goods/wares/merchandise/property of whatever description insured for any transit by land or water or both and whether or not including warehouse risks or similar risks in addition or as incidental to such transit.

Marine - insurance which are not principally or wholly of any kind/kinds included in life, fire, and marine insurance.

Types of insurance plans

NPart of the premium paid goes towards payment of fees and other charges, another part towards buying the insurance cover, remaining are invested in funds. Based on the investments, insurance plans can be of two types:

  • Unit Linked Insurance Plans - here, insured chooses the investments.
  • Unit Linked Insurance Plans - here, insured chooses the investments.
  • Traditional Plans - here, the insurance company chooses the investments, insured has no knowledge of returns, break-up etc.
  • Based on the term i.e. period covered, they are of two types
  • Whole-life - they cover a person for the entire life. Favorable only for people with many dependents whose financials are not good e.g.: sole breadwinners of the family.
  • Term-life - they provide cover for only a certain number of years. They are normally suitable for the general public.
How Insurance works ?

Insurance works by pooling-in. The exposure to risk is covered by pooling in money from a large number of people who are exposed to that risk. You pay for the probability of the occurrence of an event, as a protection against loss in case the event does occur.

Why Insurance ?

We try to reason out why individuals should go for insurance

  • It gives them protection against loss due to a particular event.
  • The amount invested on insurance is free from tax.
  • On maturity, they may get the entire amount, plus, gains made through their premiums.
  • Here, we reason why insurance companies offer insurance to general public.

The business model of insurance companies ia given by a simple equation : Profits=earned premium + investment income - underwriting expenses. Earned premium is the premium paid by the insured, investment income is the income generated due to investments, underwriting expenses is the claims & expenses in excess of investment income and premium.

Insurance products

Following are the ICICI prudential products that we offer:

  • Life
  • Health
  • Group
  • Life Insurance

Life insurance meets dual needs - saving for life's important goals, and protecting assets.

  • Asset protection - through life insurance, the financial interests of one's family remain protected from circumstances such as loss of income due to critical illness or death of the policy holder.
  • Goal based savings - insurers offer different life insurance schemes for people with different needs to suit their goals.
Key benefits of life insurance

Life Stage

Primary Need Product

Life Insurance

Young & Single

Asset creation

Wealth creation plans

Young & Just married

Asset creation & protection

Wealth creation and mortgage protection plans

Married with kids

Children's education, Asset creation and protection

Education insurance, mortgage protection & wealth creation plans

Middle aged with grown up kids

Planning for retirement & asset protection

Retirement Solutions & Mortgage Protections

Across all life-stages

Health Plans

Health Insurance

Plans to choose from

Following are the life insurance plans offered by ICICI Prudential.

  • Educational Insurance Plans
  • SmartKid New Unit-linked Regular Premium (ULIP)
  • SmartKid New Unit-linked Single Premium (ULIP)
  • SmartKid Regular Premium (Traditional)
  • Wealth Creation Plans
  • Life Stage Assure
  • Life Time Gold
  • Life Link Super
  • PremierLife Gold
  • Life Stage Rp
  • Protection Plans
Protection plans

Plan Name

Plan Type

Life Guard


Save n Protect


Cash Back


Home Assure


Health Insurance

Health insurance is generally regarded as the insurance that pays for medical expenses. It may also include disability and long-term nursing or custodial care needs.

The various health insurance products offered by ICICI Prudential are:
  • Hospitalization Plans
  • MediAssure
  • Hospital Care
  • Critical illness Plan
  • Crisis Cover
  • Health Assure Plus
  • Cancer Products
  • Cancer care
  • Cancer care Plus
  • Diabetes Products
  • Diabetes Care Active
  • Diabetes Care
  • Diabetes Care Plus
  • Diabetes Assure
Group plans
These products are targeted to provide insurance cover to both employers and employees. Following are the group plans offered by ICICI Prudential:
  • Group Super Annuation.
  • Group Gratuity Plan.
  • Annuity Solutions.
  • Group Term Insurance Plan.
  • Group Term Insurance in lieu of EDLI.
  • Group Super Annuation: This flexible plan for both, defined benefit and defined contribution, provides retirement & tax benefits applicable to an approved superannuation trust.
  • Group Gratuity Plan: This hassle-free plan enables you to effortlessly fund your statutory gratuity obligation.
  • Annuity Solutions: This suite of retirement plans enables you to provide your employees with a steady income all through their retired lives.
  • Group Term Insurance Plan: This insurance plan provides affordable cover to all your employees.
  • Group Term Insurance in lieu of EDLI: This plan is certified by Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) as a superior alternative to Employee's Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme