Exide Life Insurance Q4 net profit up 89%; gross premium at Rs 3,220 cr

Gross written premium during the year rose 12 percent to Rs 3,220 crore.
Exide Life Insurance has registered a 88.7 per cent jump in net profit at Rs 28.3 crore for fiscal year ended March 2020.
The private sector insurer had registered a net profit of Rs 15 crore in fiscal year 2018-19.

This is the eighth consecutive year in which the company has reported profit, Exide Life Insurance said in a statement.

Gross written premium during the year rose 12 percent to Rs 3,220 crore.

The company, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Exide Industries, has continued its emphasis on protection products, resulting in protection business mix increasing from 9 per cent of Annualized Premium Equivalent (APE) in FY19 to 11 per cent in FY20, the statement said.

Exide Life Insurance said it achieved its highest ever claims settlement ratio at 98.15 per cent, and has a healthy solvency ratio of 210 per cent versus the regulatory requirement of 150 per cent.

Continuing with a very strong track record of declaring bonus pay outs to participating policyholders every year since inception, the company has announced policyholder bonus distribution of Rs 324 crore in FY20, a growth of 13.1 per cent from a year ago, it said.

Commenting on the results, Exide Life Insurance MD & CEO Kshitij Jain said, "Our primary focus remains value creation for customers and shareholders. Our long term strategy is to grow new business faster than the industry while continuing to improve on the quality of business." PTI KPM RVK

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