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Royal Sundaram General Insurance

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Type  Public Limited
Key people  Mr MS Sreedhar, MD
Founded  2001, India
Industry  Insurance
Headquarters  Chennai
Parent organization  Sundaram Finance Ltd.
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Products  General insurance, Car insurance, Health Insurance, Two Wheeler Insurance, Travel Insurance, Accident Insurance
Website  Royal Sundaram General Insurance

Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Ltd. (formerly known as Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Limited), a subsidiary of Sundaram Finance, is the first private sector general insurance company in India to be licensed in October 2000 by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.


The company was initially promoted as a joint venture between Sundaram Finance, one of the most respected non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs) in India and Royal & SunAlliance Insurance plc, UK, one of the oldest general insurer in the UK. In July 2015, Sundaram Finance acquired the 26% equity holding from Royal & SunAlliance Insurance plc. Consequently, the entire 100% equity holding is now held by Sundaram Finance (75.90%) and other Indian Shareholders (24.10%).

Car Insurance

Car insurance reimburses the financial losses incurred during accidents or natural calamities such as earthquake, storm, typhoon, man-made calamities, fire, and explosion. The insured get reimbursement of up to the Insured’s Declared Value (IDV) of the vehicle. Apart from personal accident cover, third-party property damage and free road-side assistance (RSA) is also provided.

Health Insurance

Royal Sundaram provides assorted health insurance plans to fulfil the different healthcare needs of various individuals. Both individual and family floater plans are provided to cater to the complete medical care needs of different individuals.

1> Family Good Health Insurance It is a complete plan to offer protection to both individual and his family against unexpected incidents of illnesses, accidents, and the consequent hospitalization required.

2> Master Product - Total Health Plus It is a comprehensive plan that extends complete medical care to individual, his family, dependent parents, and other relatives.

3> Hospital Cash Insurance A simple plan that covers medical expenses incurred during and after hospitalization.

Travel Insurance

It is an all-inclusive insurance policy that offers coverage against medical emergencies and travel hazards such as loss of luggage and travel documents, delay in flights, and cancellation. Any infant of more than three months of age and any adult up to 70 years of age can be insured for trips taken outside India. Two plans are available:

1> Single Trip Travel Insurance Offers cover from the time of departure to the day of arrival in India. Cover for a period of 180 days is available.

2> Multi Trip Travel Insurance Offers cover for multiple international trips.

Home Insurance

Royal Sundaram Home Insurance offers protection against natural and man-made calamities and threats such as burglary. The company has designed two different polices:

1> Home Shield Insurance Offers complete cover for home, residential building, and even the compound walls. It also covers reconstruction cost of home after damage.

2> Home Content Insurance Offer reimbursement of up to Rs. 11.5 lacs for home appliances, furniture, jewellery, and other valuable items placed at home.

Two Wheeler Insurance

The two wheeler insurance policy provides complete protection to two wheelers and can be purchased online. It safeguards against any kind of damage incurred due to accidents or natural calamities. The policy cover is extended to any two-wheeler, its accessories, damages caused to third-party, and any injury to life.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 Celent recognition for developing an intelligent claims management system to improve the productivity of the staff and increase customer satisfaction
  • 2013 Celent recognition for having a Model Insurer Asia component in the area of Distribution/New Business
  • 2011 Celent recognition for implementing a work flow enabled policy administration system with externalised engines
  • Won the Information week Edge Award for several e-application implementation projects
  • References

    Royal Sundaram General Insurance Wikipedia