7 Reasons to purchase insurance online
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7 Reasons to purchase insurance online

  • Highlights

  • Buying insurance online gets you a more affordable premium

  • It is easier to compare various policies online

  • Online application processes involve minimal paperwork

  • Online reviews provide information on service quality

Most of us are aware about the role of insurance in our lives. But often, even if you want to purchase an insurance policy, you don't have the time to visit the office of the insurance company or meet an agent, due to your hectic work schedule. In the digital age, when everything is sold and purchased online, insurance is no exception. In fact, a survey conducted by a leading insurer in association with Nielsen India in 2014 found life insurance to be one of the most searched-for financial products online.

Here are 7 reasons for you to purchase insurance online:

1. Lower Premiums

When purchased online, insurers save on distribution channel costs, infrastructure and other overheads. There is no need for manual feeding of data as the information gets directly uploaded to the insurer’s system. This results in savings for insurance companies, the benefits of which are passed to you.

2. Saves Time

When you buy insurance online, you save time at each stage of transaction. Be it filling up the proposal form, uploading the relevant documents or making payment, everything is done with a few clicks. You can conduct the entire exercise as per your convenience. There’s no need for a physical visit to the insurer’s office.

3. Easy Comparison

Being a long-term commitment, it’s essential for you to compare various insurance policies. Purchasing insurance online gives you ample time to research and compare policies. You can browse various plans, know their features and other crucial parameters, and make an informed choice.

4. Minimum Paperwork

Websites of most insurers are engaging and intuitive. After you’ve zeroed in on a policy, you can need to fill up the proposal form, upload the relevant documents and submit. There’s no need to make multiple photocopies of the documents or send them through couriers. The entire process is fast and hassle-free.

5. Read Reviews

Another reason to purchase insurance online is that you can read reviews and seek suggestions. You get unbiased opinion(s) about a policy and its features. These reviews can help you know the essential features of a policy and the insurance company you are willing to buy it from.

6. Get Complete Policy Details

Prior to purchasing any type of insurance- life, home, health, motor- it’s essential to get the complete policy details. These details outline the essential clauses of a policy that you need to follow, to avoid claim rejection. When you buy a policy online, you can download all the details within a few clicks. With all the details, you can make an informed and intelligent choice.

7. Ease of Servicing

A policy purchased online doesn’t need you to depend on an individual or agency. You can pay premiums online and update information with a few clicks. You can solve all your queries online via chat or email.

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