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Bima Sugam Platform

Bima Sugam Platform:

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has formed a steering committee, which will act as the apex decision-making body for the creation of its ambitious Bima Sugam platform.

  • Bima Sugam platformwill enable individuals to buy life, health, motor or property insurance policies online.
  • The platform will enable easy access under a single roof for insurance companies, agents, brokers, banks and even aggregators.
  • The platform will act as a centralised database which will assist consumers with all insurance-related
  • It will also pave the way for a speedy acceptance of new or sandbox products.
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has been appointed as the legal counsel for the project.
  • The responsibilities of CAM will include incorporation of Section 8 not-for-profit company, which will be the company owning the Bima Sugam platform.
  • The platform will support all personal and commercial/business insurance requirements and support in identifying and comparing optimal products to meet user requirements within stipulated timelines.
  • The entire spectrum of insurance offerings through the platform will include life insurance and all its variants — term plans, savings (Par and Non-Par), annuities, pension plans, etc.
  • The platform will have to demonstrate an end-to-end digital onboarding journey for all insurance products without any manual interventions.