India’s rapid rate of economic growth over the past decade has been one of the more significant developments in the global economy. This growth has its roots in the introduction of economic liberalization in the early 1990s, which has allowed India to exploit its economic potential and raise the population’s standard of living. Insurance has a very important role in this process. Health insurance and pension systems are fundamental to protecting individuals against the hazards of life and India, as the second most populous nation in the world, offers huge potential for that type of cover.
Furthermore, fire and liability insurance are essential for corporations to keep investment risks and infrastructure projects under control. Private insurance systems complement social security systems and add value by matching risk with price. Accurate risk pricing is one of the most powerful tools for setting the right incentives for the allocation of resources, a feature which is key for a fast developing country like India. By nature of its business, insurance is closely related to saving and investing. Life insurance, funded pension systems and (to a lesser extent) non-life insurance, will accumulate huge amounts of capital over time which can be invested productively in the economy.
In developed countries (re)insurers often own more than 25% of the capital markets. The mutual dependence of insurance and capital markets can play a powerful role in channeling funds and investment expertise to support the development of the Indian economy. The present study on Comparative Study of different ULIP Plans of HDFC report aims to promote a better understanding of ULIP Insurance products associated with HDFC in India today and covering a broad range of HDFC’s ULIP Plans.