LIC eyes sale of 2.5 cr individual policies

LIC eyes sale of 2.5 cr individual policies, Rs 55,000 cr in premium collection for FY'20

State-run life insurer LIC is hopeful of crossing its fiscal target of selling over 2.5 crore individual policies and a premium collection of more than Rs 55,000 crore before March 31, 2020.

This is 17 per cent growth in terms of number of individual policies sold compared to the number of policies sold in FY19.

"We have created a new record by selling 2,17,00,000 individual policies and a premium collection of Rs 50,500 crore as on March 21, 2020," the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) said.

The life insurer said it is confident of crossing its target of 2.5 crore individual policies well before March-end.

In the previous fiscal, the corporation had sold 2,14,03,905 individual policies.

Typically, March is considered an important month for insurance companies when they witness the maximum sale of policies.

In the group insurance policies, LIC has collected a premium of Rs 1.15 lakh crore, so far, against a target of Rs 60,000 crore it had set in the beginning of the year.

As of the end February 2020, the new business performance of LIC showed an impressive growth of 12.85 per cent in its first-year premium income and 21.84 per cent in a number of policies.