LIFE INSURERS IN INDIA UNDER PRESSURE FROM REINSURERS TO RAISE TERM LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS.

The covid-19 pandemic is impacting insurance premiums across the globe. Life insurers in India are under pressure to increase term life insurance premiums by their reinsurers as a result of increase in mortality rate in the face of the pandemic.

This could see term life insurance premium increase by about 40% in 2021.

Ideally, reinsurers have a well-spread portfolio across geographic which enables them to cushion the impact of any calamity or incidents causing death.

Covid-19 pandemic is a unique situation because its global. This has impacted the mortality assumptions made by the reinsurers causing them to now reassess their risk portfolio and modify their assumptions.

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