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General Insurance Industry Growth in FY24: A Comprehensive Overview

In FY24, the non-life insurance industry experienced a notable growth of 12.78% in gross direct premium, reaching Rs 2.89 trillion. However, this growth fell short of the Rs 3 trillion mark due to a slowdown in health, motor, and crop insurance segments. General insurers recorded a 14.24% year-on-year growth, with public sector insurers at 8.99% and private sector counterparts at 17.53%.

Key Industry Players and Performance

Leading companies such as The New India Assurance Company, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance showcased significant premium growth. For instance, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance saw a remarkable 33.49% increase in premium.

Market Share Dynamics

Market share in the general insurance industry shifted, with public sector insurers witnessing a slight decrease to 31.18%, while private insurers increased to 53.52%.

Standalone Health Insurers (SAHIs) and Specialized Insurers

SAHIs, including Star Health & Allied Insurance Company, experienced substantial premium growth, reflecting the industry’s focus on health insurance. However, specialised insurers faced challenges, with Agriculture Insurance Company of India witnessing a decline in premium.

Regulatory Environment and Future Outlook

latory environment, stable loss ratios, and cost containment measures. However, competition is expected to intensify as new players enter the market. The industry anticipates positive momentum towards achieving greater financial inclusion and expanding its reach by 2047.

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