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Two wheeler comprehensive insurance

Comprehensive two wheeler insurance combines third-party bike insurance and own damage insurance into a single policy. It provides financial protection from any losses arising from a traffic collision, and also indemnifies the insured against any financial claims from third parties involved in an accident relating your bike. It also provides coverage against theft of your bike/scooter and any damage resulting from causes other than a road accident such as earthquake, floods, riots etc. You can also opt for a personal accident cover that compensates in case of disability or death of the insured in a road accident.

Reasons to choose two wheeler comprehensive insurance

While a third-party two wheeler insurance cover is mandatory by law, you should consider getting a two wheeler comprehensive insurance policy as:

  • It provides financial assistance of case your bike needs any repairs after an accident (big or small) or any other calamity
  • It covers you against losing your two wheeler because of theft
  • Maintaining your bike can be a significant expenditure. A good insurance policy ensures that this does not burn a hole in your pocket
  • Based on the kind of cover you choose, paint touch up and dent repair may also be covered by the policy
  • Access to cashless garages, ensuring that you do not have to pay anything out of your pocket when getting your bike repaired
  • You would also get all the benefits of a third-party bike insurance cover
  • Peace of mind from the knowledge that someone has your back in case things go wrong on the road.

IDV & NCB for comprehensive two wheeler insurance

Two terms related to comprehensive two wheeler insurance that leave many new bike owners confused are IDV and NCB. Let us look at each of them in detail.

Insured Declared Value, or IDV for short, is the maximum amount that the insurer would pay in case of a claim. This amount is payable only in the case of a total loss or an unrecoverable theft. Simply put, Insured Declared Value is the current market value of your bike.

The value of your two wheeler starts depreciating from the moment you buy it. For example, if the price at which your bike was listed at the time of purchase was ₹1 lakh, the IDV based on the current schedule from the IRDAI would be 5% less at any point in time in the first 6 months. That is to say, if your bike is in an accident that results in a total loss on the very first day the coverage started, the amount that you can claim would be ₹95,000 only and not ₹1 lakh for which you purchased it.

For purpose of depreciation, the life of a two wheeler is assumed to be five years. Therefore, the total price of the bike is depreciated over 5 years. Typically, the depreciation is lowest when the bike is new and increases with every passing year.

No Claim Bonus or NCB is a way for the insurer to reward your good driving behaviour. It is a discount that you can avail on your comprehensive two wheeler insurance policy premium if you have filed no claims in the preceding policy period. This discount is available only on comprehensive two-wheeler policies and not on third-party bike insurance policies.

You can avail this discount only if there is no break in the policy at the time of renewal. If you choose to switch insurers at the time of renewal, the new insurer will have to honour the NCB accumulated with the previous insurer as well.

The discount offered as NCB rises with each claim-free year. It is at 20% after the first year, 25% after the second, 35%, 45% and 50% for the next 3 years, respectively. The NCB is capped at 50% of the applicable two wheeler insurance premium.

Further, if you buy a new bike after three years of claim-free insurance coverage for your existing bike, you would be eligible for the accumulated NCB on the coverage for the new bike as well. If you sell your bike to someone else, the NCB would stay with you as it is not accrued to your vehicle. This also means that NCB cannot be transferred to another person.

Frequently asked questions on comprehensive two wheeler insurance

How to buy a comprehensive two wheeler insurance policy?

What documents are required to buy a comprehensive two wheeler insurance?

The following documents are to be presented when purchasing a two wheeler insurance policy:
  • A proof of identity, which could be one among:
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • Aadhar
    • PAN card
    • Government issued photo ID
    • A proof of address, which could be one among:
      • Passport
      • Driving license
      • Bank or post office passbook
      • Government issued address proof
    • A recent passport size photograph
    • Driving license
    • Registration certificate of the vehicle

What will be the validity for a comprehensive two wheeler insurance policy?

You could purchase a comprehensive two wheeler insurance policy with a policy period of one, two or three years as per your convenience. If you opt for a longer policy period, the insurer may offer you an additional discount on the premium charged.

What are deductibles in the comprehensive two wheeler insurance policy?

Deductible is the amount the policyholder agrees to pay out of her pocket in case of a claim filed against the two wheeler insurance policy. It is not a fixed amount, but a percentage of total claim made. Higher the deductible chosen, lower would be the premium but higher would be the out-of-pocket cost in case of a loss event.

How to claim under comprehensive two wheeler insurance?

Step 1: If a third-party is involved, note down their contact details and vehicle registration number – if they were riding as well.

Step 2: Note down the contact details of any witnesses around

Step 3: Inform your insurance company about the incident and get information about the nearest cashless garage on their network

Step 4: File an FIR at the nearest police station and get a copy of the report

Step 5: Provide all the requisite documents to the insurer. A representative would contact you to collect the same.

Step 6: A surveyor from the insurer would inspect the damage and make an approximation of expenses involved. Once the approval is made, the garage would start working on the repairs.

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