Insurance Web Aggregator License

The web aggregator is the Insurance Intermediary keeping up a site which gives interface to the Insurance possibilities for value correlation and data of products of various insurers and other related issues. The Insurance Web Aggregator License is issued by the IRDAI.

The functions of the Web Aggregators are administered by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Insurance Web Aggregators) Regulations, 2017.

Important Terminology

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    Authorized Verifier

    The individual working under the web aggregator or insurance or a Tele-advertiser with the end goal of insurance sales and acquisition through Telemarketing and Distance Marketing mode and who has experienced preparing and breezed through the examination as determined by the IRDAI;

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    Distance Marketing

    It alludes to the procedure of the offer of insurance items without the physical presence of the client, and the procedure is cultivated through phone or Short Messaging Service (SMS) or email or other Internet or web administrations;

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    Key Management Personnel

    Under these guidelines, the KMP implies Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer(COO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Head - Technical, Head – IT;

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    It talks about the data identifying with an individual who has accessed the site of an Insurance Web Aggregator and has presented certain contact data at getting data on costs or features or benefits of different insurance items;

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    Lead Management System

    In this process, the registered insurance web aggregator implements the software for activities like recording, filtering, validating, grading, distribution, follow up and and conclusion of leads from the enquiries got on the site of the Insurance Web Aggregator;

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    Principal Officer

    He/She is the individual liable for the general working of the web aggregator and might be a Director/Shareholder/Promoter and so on.

Eligibility Criteria for Certificate of Registration of the Insurance Web Aggregator License

  • The primary thing to consider is, the candidate will fall under the criteria of individual, which implies the candidate will either be a Company registered under Companies Act, 2013 or a LLP framed under LLP Act, 2008;
  • The article provision contained in the Memorandum of Association of the proposed web aggregator organization will contain business of web aggregation of Insurance Products just as its fundamental item;
  • Non-inclusion in some other business other than the matter of protection web aggregator;
  • The candidate will not be a corporate specialist, insurance operator, small scale insurance operator, assessor, or misfortune assessor, insurance advertiser or some other Insurance middle person enlisted with the IRDAI;
  • There ought to be no common of any referral agreement between the insurer and the candidate;
  • There ought to be an assigned site available with the candidate to conduct the activities of insurance web aggregator;
  • There ought to be designated Principal Officer who needs to have minimum prescribed qualification and will have experienced vital training and have qualified the prescribed online test;
  • No application for web aggregator as applied by the candidate will have been dismissed by the Authority in the preceding fiscal year

Conditions on which License is Issued

  • The Insurance Web Aggregator License company is indulged in the request of the insurance products as provided in the law;
  • All the elements that are registered as web insurance aggregator must adhere to all the rules and regulations, notifications and information gave by the authority;
  • Any huge change in the material data gave to the authority will be timely reported;
  • A mechanism for proper redressal of clients’ complaints is present. The grievances are heard within 14 days of receiving the complaint.
  • A satisfactory system is available for properly maintaining of the records of the insurance policies solicited;
  • A legitimate consistence set of principles will be given by the web aggregators to their Directors, Promoters, Shareholders and so forth.

Capital Requirements

  • Any candidate looking for enlistment under IRDA (Web Aggregator) Regulations, 2017 will entertain the net worth total assets/settled up capital of INR twenty-five lakhs.
  • If the proposed Insurance Web Aggregator is an organization enrolled under Companies Act, 2013, the capital will be given and bought in as Equity Shares.
  • If there should arise an occurrence of LLP, the commitment of partners will be in the form of money;
  • The shares will not be swore in any form or way to make sure about credit or some other office and will be unhampered at all the occasions.

Net Worth Requirements

  • Once the certificate of registration is issued, the total assets of an Insurance Web Aggregator will at no time fall beneath 100 % of the minimum capital prerequisites;
  • The status of its total assets will be looked into by each Insurance Web Aggregator each half year as at 30th September, and 31st March each year.
  • A net worth certificate properly confirmed by a Chartered Accountant will be submitted to the Authority every year after conclusion of books of records.

Application for the grant of registration as Web Aggregator

  • The application looking for enlistment, complete in all regards, will be made in Form An of Schedule-I of IRDA (Web Aggregator) Regulations, 2017;
  • The application will be made alongside the Non-refundable expenses of INR 10,000/ - paid either by the method for Demand Draft or by the electronic exchange of funds in the kindness of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India.

Process for Grant of Registration

  • On being contended with fulfilment of the necessities referenced in these guidelines and the covering of the interest of the policyholders, the certificate of registration will be allowed by the Authority according to Form E (Certificate of Registration) of Schedule I of these Regulations.
  • In the event that the authentication of registration is dropped/given up or reestablishment dismissed by the Authority for any of the reasons, the candidate will make the new application simply after pass of one year from the successful date of such retraction/give up or dismissal of renewal of registration.

Renewal of the Registration

  • The application for reestablishment will be made at any rate 30 days before the expiry of the term for which the permit is being given by the Authority;
  • The application for reestablishment will be joined by the charges for INR 25,000 and will be finished in all regards and should be recorded alongside all the essential archives;
  • No Insurance Web Aggregator is permitted to complete the elements of the Insurance Web Aggregator, without a substantial endorsement of enlistment gave by the Authority

Scope of Activities of an Insurance Web Aggregator

The protection web aggregator, holding a substantial certificate of registration, will convey at least one of the accompanying exercises:

  • Show of item correlations on the site;
  • Transmission of prompts the back up plans ;
  • Offer of the protection on the web;
  • Offer of the protection by telemarketing mode or some other computerized advertising mode.

Remuneration Earned by Insurance Web Aggregator

  • No expenses will be chargeable for transmission of leads from protection web aggregator to safety net provider;
  • A level charge of not surpassing Fifty thousand every year towards every item showed by the Insurance Web Aggregator in the examination outlines of its web is payable to him.
  • Some other charges as represented by the Authority

Rejection of Application for Registration

The application looking for the grant of registration as Insurance web aggregators will be dismissed by the Authority on the accompanying grounds:

  • Fragmented or unauthentic data;
  • Inability to furnish the data asked by the Authority within 30 days of the receipt of the data. In such case, the application will be considered as non-accommodation as it were.