India: IRDAI rejects general insurers' call for easing of solvency margins
Source: Asia Insurance Review | May 2020
The IRDAI has rejected a request from general insurance companies for a blanket relaxation of solvency margins in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it said specific cases would be considered on merit.
Last month, the General Insurance Council, in a letter to the IRDAI, sought several regulatory relaxations such as those related to the solvency ratio according to a report from local publication Business Standard.
The council asked for relaxation in calculating available solvency margins on account of delays in tenders related to government schemes and delays in receiving subsidies. However, the IRDAI had said it does not see the need for general relaxation. A