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Budget 2012 & Insurance Sector          ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Contents    Impact of Increased Service Tax    Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of Income tax act    Modificatio...
Impact of Increased Service Tax
Increased Service Tax     Revised Service tax – Increased to 12% from 10% previous financial year.                       ...
Impact of Increased Service Tax   Service Tax loading for different Insurance Plans:       For Endowment and Whole life p...
Impact of Increased Service Tax     For Unit Linked Plans         Service tax is applicable on following other cost head...
Operation challenges: What if   Proposal with less money is collected before 31st March 2012 and issued in April:   •     ...
Operation challenges: What if  Backdated policy issued after 31st March :  •      Old service tax will be applied as per I...
Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of              Income tax act
Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of Income tax                      ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd.   10
Modification in section 80D of Income tax act
Modification in section 80D of Income tax Act –   Deduction of amount spent for Preventive medical test from taxable incom...
Extension in Rashtriya Shashthya Bima Yojona (RSBY)
Extension in Rashtriya Shashthya Bima Yojona (RSBY)   RSBY Coverage extended to non-BPL(below poverty line) workers from ...
Role of Value added IT service provider
The role of Value added IT service provider   Value added IT service provider can help insurers implement       Change i...
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Budget 2012 and insurance sector

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This ppt highlights the impact of this budget in Insurance Industry i.e. how the policy owner, Insurer, value added service provider etc. will be impacted by the new budgetary policies.

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Budget 2012 and insurance sector

  1. 1. Budget 2012 & Insurance Sector ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. Contents Impact of Increased Service Tax Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of Income tax act Modification in section 80D of Income tax act Extension in Rashtriya Shashthya Bima Yojona (RSBY) The role of value added IT service provider ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2
  3. 3. Impact of Increased Service Tax
  4. 4. Increased Service Tax  Revised Service tax – Increased to 12% from 10% previous financial year. ST Cess Total ST Current 10% 0.30% 10.30% Revised 12% 0.36% 12.36%  Policy holders to bear the additional service tax load  New service tax effective from 1st April,2012  What does it mean for Policyholders:  Impact on premium on different types of insurance plans.  Is owning an insurance policy costlier?  What does it mean for Insurance companies: Any Operational challenges ?  Proposal with less money collected before 31st of March,2012  Backdated polices issued after 31st of March,2012
  5. 5. Impact of Increased Service Tax Service Tax loading for different Insurance Plans:  For Endowment and Whole life plans  Composite rate of service tax applied is increased from 1.545% to 3.09% (including cess).  Applicable only in the first year –  Policy owner will pay 50% extra service tax for the same sum assured in the first year.  Subsequent years (Premium Paying term), the rate of service tax is 1.5%.  For Term plans  Service tax of 12.36% will be applicable on the entire premium.  For Unit Linked Plans ( below example on Premium amount allocation)  Application of Service tax on the front end load component of a premium installment Premium FEL Rate FEL ST Amount allocated Current 1000 15% 150 15.45( i.e. 834.55( i.e.1000 150*0.1030) - (150+15.45) After Budget 1000 15% 150 18.54 ( i.e. 831.46( i.e. 1000 150*0.1236) - (150+18.54)
  6. 6. Impact of Increased Service Tax  For Unit Linked Plans  Service tax is applicable on following other cost heads  Mortality charge  Fund management charge  Policy Admin charge.  Lesser amounts available for allocation.  Overall increase in cost of ULIPs policyholders.  For Non-life plans  Service tax of 12.36% will be applicable on entire premium.  Overall increase in cost for policyholders.
  7. 7. Operation challenges: What if Proposal with less money is collected before 31st March 2012 and issued in April: • As per the IRDA guide lines, Service tax rate on premium amount should be applied as on the due date . • In this scenario the new rate will be applied and amount that has collected is not sufficient to issue the policy (assumption diff. in amount is greater than the tolerance limit provided by the Insurer) • Insurer has to communicate with the policy holder to get that extra amount due to the increase in service tax amount. • If policy data is already entered in the system ( having old rate set up) then need to perform data fixation on the data related to financial transaction in future, for these policies. IRDA :Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
  8. 8. Operation challenges: What if Backdated policy issued after 31st March : • Old service tax will be applied as per IRDA guide rule, because policy issue date is before 31st of March,2012 . • Policy will be issued and • Data fixation is not required on these policies.
  9. 9. Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of Income tax act
  10. 10. Tax exemption under section 80C and 10D of Income tax ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 10
  11. 11. Modification in section 80D of Income tax act
  12. 12. Modification in section 80D of Income tax Act – Deduction of amount spent for Preventive medical test from taxable income:  Only Health insurance premium amount is deducted from taxable income.  As per the budget 2012, amount spends up to Rs. 5,000/- for preventive medical checkup will also be tax exempted under section 80D. – Lowered the age above which to be considered as a senior citizen:  One can avail additional tax exemption up to Rs. 15,000/- under section 80D on premium payments made towards parents health insurance premium.  Senior citizen – Age revised to 60 years from 65years.  Senior Citizen health insurance premium of Rs. 20,000/- remains unchanged. ©Ibexi Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 12
  13. 13. Extension in Rashtriya Shashthya Bima Yojona (RSBY)
  14. 14. Extension in Rashtriya Shashthya Bima Yojona (RSBY)  RSBY Coverage extended to non-BPL(below poverty line) workers from the un- organised sector.  Exclusions - workers and their families, if covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme, Central Government Health Scheme etc., are not covered under the expanded RSBY.
  15. 15. Role of Value added IT service provider
  16. 16. The role of Value added IT service provider  Value added IT service provider can help insurers implement  Change in the service tax rate,  Set the new rate  Build new functionality  Migration where needed.  Change in the minimum Sum assured limit  Insurer to develop new insurance products.  implement necessary changes the same in Policy administration systems.
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