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Budget 2024: Big tax relief for middle-class in the offing? Section 80C, 80D deduction limits may be hiked to …

After the new government formation, the focus is now shifted to the Union Budget 2024-25. Taxpayers are hopeful that the Modi government will give them a tax relief in the upcoming budget. Experts too are of the view that FM Sitharaman would at least make some revision in deduction limits under Section 80C and 80D.

Income Tax Return: How to get maximum tax refunds on filing ITR | Check out these 5 ways!

Every taxpayer should make an effort to mitigate their tax liability by claiming all the available deductions and exemptions at the time of furnishing their tax returns. However, such deduction/ exemption amount should be correctly computed after considering the tax regime, residential status etc.

What happens to your property if you die without a will?

Under Section 30 of the Indian Succession Act, if someone dies intestate, the court may issue a notice to invite claims over the property left behind after the death certificate is issued.

LIC maintains lead in Indian insurance market, eyes rural expansion

With an eye on expansion, the management outlined plans to penetrate Tier-2, Tier-3, and rural areas, and to fortify its position against private competitors

LIC thinking of diving into health insurance pool, eyeing acquisitions

The government-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is looking to foray into the health insurance sector, reports said on May 28. The insurer is currently assessing potential acquisition prospects.

LIC Q4 net profit rises marginally to Rs 13,762 cr, asset quality healthy; announces Rs 6 interim dividend

LIC Q4: Its gross non-performing asset (GNPA) stood at 2.01 percent against 2.56 percent in the year-ago period The insurer announced an interim dividend of Rs 6 per share.

Retirement Planning: How insurance can contribute towards building a robust retirement fund

With a comprehensive financial retirement plan, it is easy to tide over apprehensions of exhausting the corpus that may have been built during the work years.

Benefits Of High Entry Age Limit For Health Insurance

There are two aspects that cause concern for individuals when it comes to health insurance. The first is the time period for which they will be covered and the other is the cost that they will pay for this coverage. Both are problem points for senior citizens as they often find themselves without a cover when they most need it.

No age restriction for health insurance now — what this means for premiums and waiting periods

In a landmark move, IRDAI has removed the age limit of 65 years for individuals buying health insurance policies. This marks a departure from the conventional constraints that limited individuals in securing comprehensive coverage. CNBC TV18 spoke to several experts for their take on the policy shift and its implications.

3 changes in health insurance claim rules to help consumers: Reduced waiting period for pre-existing diseases, moratorium

The insurance regulator has made it compulsory for health insurance companies to reduce the maximum waiting period to get complete health insurance coverage in case of pre-existing diseases (PED) from 4 years to 3 years. The regulator modified the definition of pre-existing disease in its IRDAI (Insurance Products) Regulations, 2024, notified on April 1, 2024.

How technology is easing the life of insurance customers

Insurance is one of the most effective ways to manage risks and secure assets; however, the insurance industry has been mainly susceptible to trust issues. Many people believe that insurers do not pay claims, but the data says otherwise; the industry has been paying claims and is bleeding.

LIC world's strongest insurance brand: Brand Finance Insurance Report

According to the report, Cathay Life Insurance is the second strongest brand, with a 9 per cent increase in brand value to $4.9 billion

IRDAI announces final rules on surrender value from April 1. A quick guide for policyholders

A quick guide for policyholders From April 1, 2024, the surrender value is expected to remain the same or even lower if policies are surrendered up to a period of within three years, as per IRDAI.

Exhausted Your Section 80C Limit? Check These 10 Tax-Saving Investment Options

As the current fiscal year is coming to an end, taxpayers are searching for different methods to reduce their taxes.

Bank of Japan ends negative rates, closing era of radical policy

The Bank of Japan ended eight years of negative interest rates and other remnants of its unorthodox policy on Tuesday, making a historic shift away from a focus of reflating growth with decades of massive monetary stimulus.

40% increase in women buying health insurance in FY24, shows Policybazaar data

The survey, based on responses from over 23,000 respondents, also shows a 43% increase in the number of women purchasing individual coverage

Waiting periods in health insurance policies: What the policyholder needs to know

The whole idea why waiting periods exist is that people should not abuse insurance.When there is a pre-existing disease declared in the proposal form, it will have usually a 24- 36 month waiting periodA lot of health insurance policies provide options to the customer to reduce the waiting period for pre existing diseases by paying an extra premium

International Women's Day: Only 26% women are decision-makers when it comes to buying health insurance, finds Future Generali study

International Women's Day: Compared to motor insurance, where over 50 percent women said they understood their policy benefits and clauses, only 32 percent were aware of their health insurance coverage details.