IRDAI notifies Insurance cover for Newborns or Infants under Health Insurance Policies

This circular has now clarified that the prohibition of restrictive conditions in health insurance contracts for newborns/ infants shall be applicable to all products including the “Arogya Sanjeevani Policy”. Hence the guidelines on “Standard Individual Health Insurance Product” have been modified to delete ‘internal congenital anomalies from the list of diseases provided under “specific waiting period” in the guidelines.

IRDAI issues Exposure Draft on Long-Term Motor Products covering both Motor Third Party Insurance and Own Damage Insurance

The draft proposes that all General Insurers be permitted to offer long-term motor insurance policies. There will be a ‘Board-approved policy’ set up by the Insurer. This policy must contain acts relating to operational matters, accounting, and disclosures for addressing the issue of policy cancellation including claw-back of commission. All stakeholders can forward their comments on the exposure draft on the specified email id by 22nd December, 2022 in the prescribed format.

NPCI circular on RuPay Credit Cards linked to UPI

To enable the linking of credit cards on UPI, the ecosystem will have to enhance its tech platforms. While the issuers will enable the linking of credit card accounts at the customer’s end, the acquirers will enable the acceptance of linked credit cards at the merchant’s end.