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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
05-January-2018 03:40IST
Life Insurance Products

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has informed that in order to give an added fillip in providing easy access to Life Insurance Products to people at large and to enhance insurance penetration and density, Guidelines on Point of Sales (POS) were issued on 9th November 2016. As per the said Guidelines, ‘Point of Sales (POS) Product’ means simple plain vanilla type of product wherein each and every benefit is predefined and disclosed upfront clearly at the time of sale itself and is very simple to understand. The four categories of products offered under POS – Life Insurance are as given under:

  1. Pure Term Insurance Product with or without return of premium
  2. Non-linked Non-Participating Endowment Product (Money back feature also allowed)
  3. Immediate Annuity Product
  4. Any other product/product category, if permitted by the Authority.

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.