BRCM COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
LIBRARY ASSIGNMENT 2013-14
SERVICE MANAGEMENT-I
TYBBA- SEM-V
DIVISION-II [MARKETIN...
Question: 1Core service product, supplementary services and delivery process
Core service product of Bajaj Allianz
Core pr...
Comparison of LIC and Bajaj Allianz on core service products
From the above portfolio of service product of LIC and Bajaj ...
customer as they educating customers and working more for the benefit of
society so for that they have hired many insuranc...
b. Rate fences also accrue when a person is purchasing a policy from LIC whether it is
single premium policy or regular pr...
insurer in its own way. Customers know the company by the agents with whom they
interact with.
 Subrat Mohanty, Head – Ag...
 Just like other private insurance company LIC has also went for online purchasing
facility for customers.
 Here one can...
So in online policy purchase all work is done by customer only but in through agent
channel a customer has just to show hi...
 Arrangement of policies and their links are also not proper.
Question 5: Evaluate to what extent promotion and communica...
 Their objective is to create an identity for themselves as an insurer who is not
product focused, but offers comprehensi...
Communication channel outside the organization of LIC
1. Advertisement
 LIC does the advertisement for their product. Mos...
3. Communicating with our customers
 Employees are educated on how to communicate with people that have various
types of ...
1. Employee’s dress/uniform: Bajaj Allianz follows the strict dress code observation
of its agents wearing Blue shirt and ...
airy area. and airy area.
4. Air conditioned area.
5. Proper colouring and
furnitures.
Sound/music No Soft music during So...
3. Then a customer gets an ID on Email and phone number.
4. That id customer has to insert in second step and further deta...
1. It reduces the complications and headache involved in purchasing policy
traditionally and hence faster purchase of qual...
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  1. 1. BRCM COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY ASSIGNMENT 2013-14 SERVICE MANAGEMENT-I TYBBA- SEM-V DIVISION-II [MARKETING] TOPIC NAME- SERVICE DIFFERNTIATING OF LIC AND BAJAJ ALLIANZ NAME OF ORGANISATIONS: A. LIC INDIA B. BAJAJ ALLIANZ BY, 115- GANDHI SANI B. 117- GANDHI LAY 149- SANGHVI HARSH SUBMITTED ON -17TH OCTOMBER, 2013 SUBMITTED TO – DR. JAYESH N. DESAI
  2. 2. Question: 1Core service product, supplementary services and delivery process Core service product of Bajaj Allianz Core products of Bajaj Alianz a. Life insurance i. Term insurance ii. Investment insurance iii. Retirement insurance iv. Child insurance b. Motor insurance i. Two wheeler insurance ii. Car insurance iii. Liability only motor insurance c. Health insurance i. Individual health insurance ii. Family health insurance iii. Health insurance for senior citizens d. Travel insurance i. Individual travel insurance ii. Family travel insurance iii. Student travel insurance iv. Health insurance for senior citizens e. Home insurance Core service product of LIC Life insurance and health insurance plans of LIC a. Pension plan b. Insurance plans i. Jivan akshay policy i. Bima account plus ii. New jivan nidhi ii. Endovement plus c. Unit plans iii. Life insurance plans for handicapped dependants i. Endovement plus iv. Life insurance plans for childrens ii. Flexi plus v. Life insurance Plans for high worth individuals d. Special plans vi. Life insurance plans for whole life i. Golden jubilee plans vii. Money back plan ii. Micro insurance plans viii. Special money back plan for women iii. Special plans ix. Term assurance plans e. Group schemes x. Joint life plan i. Group scheme f. Health plans ii. Social security scheme i. Health protection plus g. Withdrawal plans ii. Jiven arogya plan
  3. 3. Comparison of LIC and Bajaj Allianz on core service products From the above portfolio of service product of LIC and Bajaj Allianz we can find out following differences 1. Bajaj is in all possible insurance business falling under general and life insurance plans both while LIC is dealing with life insurance and health insurance only. 2. Though Bajaj is in all possible categories but they offer very limited plans under each category but while LIC is in two category only but they have large number of plans for all possible segment in life insurance. Hence comparing both we can conclude that product portfolio and product line of Bajaj is big while depth in product category or product line is more in LIC. So breadth of service product is more in Bajaj Allianz while depth is more in LIC. Supplementary services provided by Bajaj Allianz i. Online Renewal of General and life insurance through credit cards or direct debit facility. ii. Claim status information through SMS services. iii. Cashless settlement in over 1500 preferred workshops. iv. Hassle free claim settlement. v. Quick and easy online purchase process. vi. 24x7 claims support . Supplementary services provided by LIC i. Educating customers about each policy through calls, website and agents. ii. Providing policy status on time. iii. Providing insurance advisor who shall help you in deciding which plan is suitable according to your age, occupation, income and insurance needs. How much insurance you need and term of your insurance. iv. Claim status information through SMS services. Comparison of LIC and Bajaj Allianz on supplementary services service From the above supplementary services provided by LIC and Bajaj Allianz we can find out following differences…  Here in supplementary services bajaj is focusing more to speedy and easy purchase and renewal of policies and their main focus is to provide barrier free and fast return to customers when ever claim is matured that is even on continues basis while on the other LIC is focusing more for the benefits of
  4. 4. customer as they educating customers and working more for the benefit of society so for that they have hired many insurance advisors. So from above we can conclude that Bajaj Allianz is more superior with supplementary services compared to LIC India. Delivery process of LIC and Bajaj Allianz  Bajaj Allianz and LIC both have same delivery process which is detailed explained in question 4 and 10.  But there is one major difference that is LIC uses tie up with banks also for taking purchasing of policy which is not there with Bajaj while bajaj uses the customer care unit also for these purpose which is not followed by LIC and hence marketing intermediaries makes the difference in service delivery of both the organizations. Question: 2 identification of the pricing Dimensions  In insurance price will be customized and is based on policy  Pricing dimesions are based Mode Installment premium.  In LIC, Mode Installment premium is yearly, half yearly, quarterly and monthly. According to which Mode of Installment one is seeking will determine the pricing. Pricing dimensions are based on size and age distribution of the age group for group schemes. At LIC allocations of charges also differs from single premium policy charge to regular premium policy.  Bajaj Allianz Secure Insurance Plan provides separate sets of premium rates for sum assured less than Rs.2,000,000 and for sum assured of Rs.2,000,000 and above. Question:3 identification if revenue management is used by these companies and what different rate fences are used by them.  Revenue management is used by both the companies and mainly LIC uses more then Bajaj. Rate fences used by LIC are as following. a. Group Insurance Scheme  Group Insurance Scheme is life insurance protection to groups of people. This scheme iqs ideal for employers, associations, societies etc. and allows you to enjoy group benefits at really low costs.  Group (Term) Insurance Scheme is at present offered under One Year Renewable Group term assurance plan (OYRGTA). Every year on Annual Renewal date LIC charges the premium depending upon the changes in size and age distribution of the age group.
  5. 5. b. Rate fences also accrue when a person is purchasing a policy from LIC whether it is single premium policy or regular premium policy. c. Rate fences are done on the basis of age also which includes following. 1. For senior citizen different plans are there. 2. For child different prices are charged for different plans 3. For adults, employee and young persons have different price charging according to plans. d. Rate fences are also charged on the basis of whether you are purchasing a new policy or you are renewing the old one and premium rate and discount rates may be different according to plans. Rate fences used by Bajaj are as following. a. For life insurance policy rates are differentiated on the basis of whether policy holder is smoker or non smoker. b. Group Discounts  The following discounts can be given in the premium if you opt for more sections 1. 5/6 sections - 15% on all sections except Section 1 2. 7 or more - 20% on all sections except Section 1 c. Rate fences are done on the basis of age also which includes following. 1. For senior citizen different plans are there. 2. For child different prices are charged for different plans 3. For adults, employee and young persons have different price charging according to plans. d. Rate fences are also charged on the basis of whether you are purchasing a new policy or you are renewing the old one and premium rate and discount rates may be different according to plans. Question:4 identification of the marketing channels used and the expected roles to be played by customers .evaluation of self service technologies. Marketing channels used by Bajaj Allianz a. Agents - an entrepreneurial professional  An insurance agent or advisor, the new moniker that they like to flaunt, is the oldest and the most inevitable means of distribution channel in the insurance industry. Being the human face of the insurer, an agent gives a personal touch and is often the man Friday for most of their customers. Agents are brand ambassadors of the
  6. 6. insurer in its own way. Customers know the company by the agents with whom they interact with.  Subrat Mohanty, Head – Agency Admin, Bajaj Allianz Life insurance said… “We believe that a knowledgeable agent can serve the customers better and also suggest the right product to suit his customers' needs. To achieve this we stress on continuous training and have a concept of club membership at various levels” “What sets our training department apart is that instead of sticking to a fixed training module, the team is able to adapt to the training needs of the offices in general and advisors in particular. Our training department is totally in sync with the channel's goal and supports us in all possible ways to grow the channel profitably. We have several cases where a person with a non-insurance background who started his career as an advisor from a scratch and has made it big. They owe their success to a very great extent to the training interventions provided by our training team” b. Online purchase  The insurance industry has caught on to the trend of online shopping. A convenient and cost effective medium, websales is slowly gaining traction with net savvy customers.  In order to enhance customer service, Bajaj Allianz Websales team monitors and analyses the drop-out point on our website and assists the customer through call- back or co-browsing, to ensure that the customer gets all relevant information and completes the desired transaction.”  To purchase online policy one can go at www.bajajallianzdirect.com c. Customer Care Unit  Customer Care Unit acts as the face of the insurance company by serving as the interface for all customer queries and complaints.  The Customer Care Unit (CCU) was setup at Bajaj Allianz to streamline servicing customers. The 270-member multi-lingual call center team functions as a single touch point for customers for requests on policy servicing, claims intimation, product information or to make a complaint.  To ensure that the team responds to these queries and complaints in a benchmarked turn-around-time (TAT), CCU has put in place a number of initiatives that have helped to reduce the time taken to respond, as well as qualitatively enhance the information given to them. Marketing channels used by LIC a. Online policy purchase
  7. 7.  Just like other private insurance company LIC has also went for online purchasing facility for customers.  Here one can go at” www. Licindia.in “ and can purchase online policy.  Detailed purchasing guidelines with pictures are shown by LIC for the convenience of customers. b. Through agents  LIC is also selling their policies through agents and the benefit of LIC agent is that LIC has a huge and wide spread network of agents across the country which a private firm will never be in position to create. c. Revamping distribution  In early 2002, India's state owned insurer, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), announced tie-ups with Corporation Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bank of Punjab and Nedungadi Bank for sale of its products through their branches. The aim of the tie-ups was to diversify LIC's distribution channels and increase product penetration.  Industry observers were not surprised by this move. They felt that LIC had no option but to explore new channels of distribution to maintain its position as the market leader. The liberalization of the Indian insurance industry in 2000 led to the entry of private insurance companies with MNC as their partners. Expected roles to be played by employees in the delivery of insurance policy As such while taking insurance no such huge process is done with human body or mind, customers role in delivery of services are very less. Following are the roles that customers have to play during service delivery. a. While purchasing a policy all the process of delivery is done by the customer only, means he has to follow the following procedures…. I. In which, customer first visits the website and selects online purchase option or the highlighted link provided by the company. II. Then a customer fills all the details in a virtual online form in which name, address, date of birth, mobile no, email id etc he fills in first step. III. Then a customer gets an ID on Email and phone number. IV. That id customer has to insert in second step and further details are filled. V. Then customer selects a plan for him or for other entity and then he selects the payment period means if he wants to pay every month or every 3 month or once in a year. VI. Then payment information is taken where credit card/debit card/ ATM card etc name, full number and password is taken and in such way he gets or purchases an insurance policy.
  8. 8. So in online policy purchase all work is done by customer only but in through agent channel a customer has just to show his documents’ copy and to put signature where needed. Evaluation of roles of self service points that is websites. A. Roles played by website of LIC are as following I. Provides information about company and all policy, contact details etc. II. Facilitates online purchase of policies. III. Payment of premiums of policies through net banking. Evaluation of LIC’s website: I. Advantages :  High quality of content and information.  Easy to use.  Memorable domain name that is LICINDIA  No advertisements of other brands.  Less number of clicks. II. Disadvantages:  Slow to download and surf.  Upadatation is not fully done.  Not attractive in look. B. Roles played by website of Bajaj Allianz which are as following I. Provides information about company and all policy, contact details etc. II. Facilitates online purchase of policies. III. Payment of premiums of policies through net banking. Evaluation of Bajaj Allianz’s website: I. Advantages :  High quality of content and information.  Memorable domain name that is Bajajallianz  No advertisements of other brands.  Less number of clicks.  Fast to download and surf.  Quick downloading of firms.  Timely updated. II. Disadvantages:  Not easy to use.
  9. 9.  Arrangement of policies and their links are also not proper. Question 5: Evaluate to what extent promotion and communication programme of these companies are able to communicate their positioning. Discuss how advertising is prepared to achieve its communication objectives.  Communicate their positioning. Discuss how advertising is prepared to achieve its communication objectives.  Positioning means placing the image of the company in the mind of customer.  LIC and Bajaj both are using various promotion and communication tools through which they have placed their positioning in the minds of the customers. which are as following….. LIC In order to communicate their positioning, various promotional strategies are undertaken:  Here LIC has taken help of advertising agencies to promote the Brand LIC.  They used creative slogans which affects the customer’s mindset and able to attract their attention.  Those slogans helped LIC to make the customer emotionally attached to services provided by them.  They spend huge amount of money in advertising and sales promotions to build their brand equity and identity  To avoid the interference in communication to customer, they reduced the number of ad agencies and worked with limited number of those agencies so that the message reached to customer, doesn’t lose the main objective. The various advertisements they give following slogans: 1. LIC – “ZINDAGI KE SAATH BHI, ZINDAGI KE BAAD BHI”. 2. LIC – “A GOOD INVESTMENT IS ALL ABOUT PROTECTION, SECURITY AND GROWTH” BAJAJ ALLIANZ In order to communicate their positioning, various promotional strategies are undertaken:  One of bajaj allianz's key strength lies in presence in Tier 2 and 3 markets and its ability to offer low cost insurance solutions in the vast uninsured population in these areas.
  10. 10.  Their objective is to create an identity for themselves as an insurer who is not product focused, but offers comprehensive solutions in terms of a balanced portfolio of products ,risk exposure as well as is transparent in knowledge sharing with existing and potential customers.  The various advertisements they give following slogans: 1. "WE CAN'T SHOW U THE FUTURE... BUT WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE FUTURE. Question 6: Also discuss uses of different communication channel by the company emerging from or within the organization or originating outside the organization? Communication channel within the organization of Bajaj 1. Help centre:  In Bajaj uses the companies help centre has been established to help the customers in case of any query. 2. Websites  The website of Bajaj Allianz provide the wide view of various schemes and policies of bajaj allianz. Its web address is www.bajajallianz.com. Communication channel outside the organization of Bajaj 1. Advertisement  Bjaj does the advertisement for their product. Mostly both have same advertisement channel but now Bajaj is much more ahead than LIC, has used many advertising media like it do advertisement on TV and radio and social sites. 2. Social networking  Like facebook , whatsapp etc. Communication channel within the organization of LIC 1. Websites  The website of LIC provide the wide view of various schemes and policies of LIC. Its web address is www.licindia.com
  11. 11. Communication channel outside the organization of LIC 1. Advertisement  LIC does the advertisement for their product. Mostly both have same advertisement channel.but now Bajaj is much more ahead than LIC, has used many advertising media like it do advertisement on TV and radio and social sites. So we can see that communication channels of Bajaj is much better then LIC. Question 7:Compare role of employees in service delivery of both the companies? Employees of LIC 1. Customer Service  LIC Insurance is committed to making sure people with disabilities have access to all services in a timely manner.  It aligns with LIC's vision to deliver uniquely comfortable customer experiences. 1. Communicating with our customers  Employees are educated on how to communicate with people that have various types of queries and difficulties on various issues. 2. Feedback process  Employees welcome feedback on how they are doing in the delivery of their services from all of their customers, including those with other issues and problems. Employees of BAJAJ ALLIANZ 1. Low cost insurance solutions:  Employees of the bajaj allianz forms the positioning of firm as up to date services at reasonable or low cost insurance solutions. 2. service culture:  A culture where an appreciation for good service exists, and where giving good service to internal as well as ultimate,external customers in a natural way. 3. Boundary spanning roles:  Demonstrating the challenges inherent in boundary spanning roles.
  12. 12. 3. Communicating with our customers  Employees are educated on how to communicate with people that have various types of queries and difficulties on various issues. 4. Feedback process  Employees welcome feedback on how they are doing in the delivery of their services from all of their customers, including those with other issues and problems. From above we can see that role of bajaj are playing more roles compared to employee of LIC. Question 8: Identify different tangible cues used by Bajaj Allianz and LIC & discuss how they are integrated in the company’s business.  The different tangible cues used by Indian airlines & their integration in the company’s business are as follows:- 1. Brochure: The LIC use to have their brochure having the pictorial view of different facilities provided by them. 2. Employee’s dress/uniform: LIC does not follow any particular company dress code as bajaj allianz 3. Web site: The website of LIC provide the wide view of the airlines. Its web address is www.licindia.com 4. Logo: The logo of LIC can viewed as follows. 5. Slogan: - The slogan of LIC is “ZINDAGI KE SAATH BHI,ZINDAGI KE BAAD BHI. The different tangible cues used by Bajaj Allianz & their integration in the company’s business are as follows:-
  13. 13. 1. Employee’s dress/uniform: Bajaj Allianz follows the strict dress code observation of its agents wearing Blue shirt and Black pant. 2. Web site: The website of Bajaj Allianz provide the wide view of various schemes and policies of bajaj allianz. Its web address is www.bajajallianz.com 3. Logo: - The logo of Bajaj Allianz can be viewed as follows: 4. Slogan: - The slogan of Indian airlines is “JIYO BEFIKAR” which is attracting the customers to purchase. Question: 9 Depict service environment (both physical and virtual) created by the firms and compare how well they are using it to create better customer experience.  Environment is the surrounding or ambience of the place at which the customer is served the service. Environment are of two types : PHYSICAL and VIRTUAL  Physical environment refers to the environment in which the service is assembled and in which the seller and customer interact, combined with tangible commodities that facilitate performance or communication of the service. The physical evidence of service includes all the tangible representations of service such as brochures, letterhead, business cards, reports, signage, internet presence and equipment.  Virtual Enviornment here stands for the online enviorment created by the company for providing service to customers i.e the Websites. Physical Service Environment LIC Bajaj Allianz Office interior design 1. Seating arrangements are made. 2. Proper waiting area. 3. Proper ventilation and 1. Seating arrangements are made. 2. Proper waiting area. 3. Proper ventilation
  14. 14. airy area. and airy area. 4. Air conditioned area. 5. Proper colouring and furnitures. Sound/music No Soft music during Soft music is runnimg. virtual Service Environment Web pages 1. Provides information about company and all policy, contact details etc. 2. Facilitates online purchase of policies. 3. Payment of premiums of policies through net banking. 1. Provides information about company and all policy, contact details etc. 2. Facilitates online purchase of policie 3. Payment of premiums of policies through net banking. 4. website of Bajaj Allianz is more user friendly, with lesser clicks and easily surf able across the website Employee’s review Through internet, news, & other medias, employee’s dissatisfied review, hunger strikes, are observed Through internet, news, & other medias, employee’s satisfied review is obtained and suggestions are taken. Question: 10 is there any standardized process of company and is it contributing to the quality of services?  In the case of both LIC and Bajaj Allianz both follows a standardized process in case of online purchase which is as following… 1. Here customer first visits the website and selects online purchase option or the highlighted link provided by the company. 2. Then a customer fills all the details in a virtual online form in which name, address, date of birth, mobile no, email id etc he fills in first step.
  15. 15. 3. Then a customer gets an ID on Email and phone number. 4. That id customer has to insert in second step and further details are filled. 5. Then customer selects a plan for him or for other entity and then he selects the payment period means if he wants to pay every month or every 3 month or once in a year. 6. Then payment information is taken where credit card/debit card/ ATM card etc name, full number and password is taken and in such way he gets or purchases an insurance policy. Both LIC and Bajaj Allianz has following process for file maturity claiming Step 1: Claim Intimation  Bajaj Allianz and LIC would send intimation letter to the customer 6 months before the maturity date along with maturity claim discharge form & annuity form (if pension policy). Step 2: Submission of Documents Visit the nearest branch /courier the below listed documents:  Maturity Discharge Form  Original policy document  Standard KYC documents (eg. Identity Proof and Address Proof)  Bank supporting documents  NEFT Form (sealed by bank)  Cancelled cheque containing IFSC code, Account No. Customer Name (should be printed on cheque) (OR) Latest six months bank account statement (sealed by bank)  Annuity Form (in case of Pension Policy) Step 3: Settlement of Claim  On compliance of all the above documents, the maturity claim amount shall be paid.  For Pension Policy , the amount directed by customer towards purchase of Annuity would be sanctioned in favor of the Annuity provider (the insurer from whom the Immediate Annuity would be bought) and remaining amount would be credited to the policyholder's account Note: here at Bajaj all the insurance products has its own standardized process is there. Contribution of online standardized online purchase process in the quality of insurance service.  Online purchase process of insurance contributes to quality in following way
  16. 16. 1. It reduces the complications and headache involved in purchasing policy traditionally and hence faster purchase of quality. 2. Online payment and renewals will enhance quality as timely renewal will be done and hence it will improve quality. 3. Both LIC and Bajaj Allianz is Providing online facility and hence it will maintain their customers as it will enhance consumer satisfaction because of faster and standardized process and payment. 4. And in online process, as it is standardized one can get help both from the other customers and online helping .

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