The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India issued an order that seeks to improve loss prevention and loss minimization practices in the general insurance industry.
The regulator said there is a need to synergize activities between various stakeholders and encourage research and education related to loss prevention and loss minimization to mitigate economic losses.
IRDAI formed a working group that will be in charge of suggesting segment-specific areas of improvement and evaluating existing industry practices for loss prevention and loss minimization.
The working group comprises IRDAI officials and executives from private and public insurers, including New India Assurance Co. Ltd., General Insurance Corp. of India, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Max Bupa Health Insurance Co. Ltd.
The working group is expected to submit a report with its recommendations for promoting research, education and services related to loss prevention and loss minimization within 12 weeks from Dec. 12.