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New India car insurance is a comprehensive motor vehicle plan offered by New India Assurance. New India Assurance is one of the largest and oldest public sector general insurer in India. Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has a presence in more than 28 countries across the world with a global business of Rs. 26,607 crores (as of March 2019). In addition, the company is also present in the United Kingdom, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago and Mauritius. New India car insurance comprises private car, standalone CPA cover, standalone for motor PC, standalone OD for motor TW and two wheeler insurance.
New India Assurance Private Car Insurance Policy can be tailor-made for any private vehicle to get insurance. This policy by New India Assurance Car Insurance covers Own Damage car insurance and also, Third Party liability insurance. These categories of car insurance from New India Assurance help car owners in case of any accident or mishap.
This policy cover any damage or loss to the owner’s car due to any of the following things:
Third Party Liability:
This policy is mandatory by the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, it is provided by car insurance from New India Assurance that covers any injuries or property damages to the third party. Liability is covered for an unlimited amount in cases of death or injury, and damage to third party property for Rs. 7.5 lakhs.
Add: Personal Accident Cover
Owner-driver, passenger and paid driver personal accident cover: The Owner-driver personal accident cover of sum insured of Rs. 2 lakhs in case of permanent total disability or an accidental death is covered with a premium of Rs. 100
Nil Depreciation Cover
Under the core insurance policy, the expenses of the depreciable parts of the car are not covered fully in case of repair or replacement at the time of claim. Deducted depreciable cost of repair or replacement is paid by the insurer even after holding a policy at the time of claim. Repair or replacement of depreciable car parts such as rubber, metal, plastic, nylon, fiber, etc. at the time of claim, arising from perils mentioned in the Own Damage section of car insurance policies, usually require additional expenditures. These expenses are payable by the insured. However, car insurance from New India Assurance offers an add-on cover – Nil Depreciation. This add-on cover proves to be cost-effective for the policyholder. The cost is fully covered by the New India Assurance if this add-on cover is bought in addition to the Package Policy.
Note: This add-on cover can be availed on a private car aged up to 5 years.
Inclusion of Road Tax Cover
In an unfortunate case of Constructive Total Loss (damage beyond repair) due to the major accident or Total Loss (theft), the policyholder is covered with the Road Tax charges on a replacement of the insured car. The cover is available for Private Car upto 5 years of age.
Return to Invoice
In case of the Total Loss or Constructive Total Loss, the policyholder with this add-on cover will be indemnified towards the loss of the insured vehicle with a sum assured of the invoice price, including Road Tax and Registration charges. These charges will be the difference between the IDV of the vehicle and the ex-showroom price of the same make and model of the insured car.
Specific condition: This add-on cover is only available for private cars with invoice price of up to Rs. 20 Lakhs and not more than 3 years of age.
No Claim Bonus Protection Cover
No Claim Bonus is the discount that New India offers to their policyholders. This discount can only be availed if the policyholder doesn’t lodge any claim throughout the year. The policyholder can avail 20% discount on the premium of second year, provided no claim is lodged in the first year. A discount of 25% is applicable for the third year when no claims have been lodged in the second policy year. It keeps on increasing cumulatively. But if you make a single claim, you lose this discount and it directly comes down to zero. No Claim Bonus Protection add-on cover helps you retain the No Claim Bonus benefit. Even after a claim, it doesn’t become zero.
Specific condition: Available only for private cars of up to 7 years of age. Not more than 2 claims are accepted during the policy period.
Engine Protect Cover
The cost to repair engine parts or the parts of gear box that may get damage due to water ingression or leakage of lubricating oil is quite high. With the help of this add-on cover you stay protected and get covered at the time of claim if there’s any damage to those parts.
Specific condition:Available only for private vehicle of upto 5 years age.
Additional Towing Charges
The standard package policy provides towing charges of Rs. 1500 only. But with this add-on cover you get reimbursement of towing charges of upto Rs. 10,000.
Specific condition:Available only for private vehicle of upto 7 years of age.
Loss of Content Cover
This add-on gets you covered with the cost of loss or damage incurred to the personal belongings kept in the insured vehicle at the time of theft, burglary, accident or any other perils mentioned in the Own Damage of policy wordings.
Specific condition:The coverage is of up to Rs. 20,000 with an additional 20% of the sum insured (Rs. 4000) for each item or the actual price, whichever is lesser, in case of loss or damage of the item. The cover is available for cars of up to the age of 7 years.
New India Assurance Car Insurance offers many attractive discounts that the policyholder can avail.
The No Claim Bonus is a discount offered on the next year’s premium. If you make no claims throughout the year, you are benefitted with the huge discount on the next year’s premium. If you do not make a claim on the first year of the policy term, you will be eligible for a discount of 20% on the premium for the second year of the policy term, and so on. The rate of discount keeps increasing as per the table below.
|No. Of Years||Discount|
|One claim-free year||20%|
|Two consecutive claim-free years||25%|
|Three consecutive claim-free years||35%|
|Four consecutive claim-free years||45%|
|Five consecutive claim-free years||50%|
This discount is offered if you decide to pay the minimum amount of money at the time of claim. If you don’t make any claims you still get discount and neither the minimum amount you agreed to pay at time of claim.
New India Assurance Car Insurance offers other discounts in case if you:
Have a Automobile Association membership
Install Anti-theft device in your insured car
Claims for car insurance from New India Assurance are applicable on all types of commercial vehicles and two wheelers. Damage or loss to the insured car and/or its accessories caused due to any of these natural and manmade disasters can be claimed against car insurance from New India Assurance:
Toll-Free Number: 1800-209-1415
Required steps and supporting documents:
a) In case of Accident
b) In case of Theft
c) In case of Third Party Claims
Step-wise guide to claim:
The first things to make a claim is to call on New India Assurance Car Insurance’s Toll-Free Helpline number - 1800-209-1415
Take appointment with the surveyor and take your vehicle to any of New India Assurance Car Insurance authorized network garages for repair, for cashless service. Submit the require documents to the surveyor
Company confirms liability
If possible, opt for cashless facility, the company will settle the repair bills directly with the garage up to the amount payable
But in case you do not opt for cashless facility, you have to pay for the repair charges and then submit the bills with claim form to the surveyor/company for settlement
The complete package for car insurance from New India Assurance offers add-on that offers financial security to the policyholder. Being a Government-owned establishment, the surety of claims settlement and the ensuing peace of mind is unmatched. What's more, the company boasts of a strong network of cashless garages and competent after-sales service. If you prefer a car insurance policy that is backed by the government, New India assurance is your sure-shot choice.
What are the documents I have to show during claim settlement against car insurance from New India Assurance?
Does New India Assurance pay the claims directly to the repairer?
If you have got your insured car repaired at a garage that is approved by New India Assurance, the insurance company will pay the claims directly. However, in case you have got the repairs done from some other garage, the claims will be paid to you and they can be subsequently reimbursed.
Will there be any expenses that I have to bear on claim settlement against car insurance from New India Assurance?
You may have to bear the expenses for the following during the claim settlement process against your car insurance from New India Assurance: