Uncovering the Layers of Insurance Fraud in India: A Study of the Legal Landscape

  • Piyush Jha
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  • Piyush Jha

    Student at SASTRA Deemed to be University, India

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Insurance can be described as a contractual agreement in which a company commits to offering financial protection in the form of compensation for specific losses, damages, illnesses, or deaths to a person called the “insured”. This assurance is provided in exchange for the payment of a predetermined premium. Insurance fraud takes place when an individual intentionally engages in activities with the aim of deceitfully obtaining an undeserved benefit or advantage, or knowingly denies a rightful benefit that someone is entitled to. India is a significant market for global insurance companies, however it’s worth pointing out that conducting insurance operations in the country comes with its fair share of risks. This is due to the disproportionately high number of fraudulent cases faced by insurance companies in the country. Fraudulent claims are a prevalent issue across all types of insurance policies, with life insurance policies being six times more susceptible to false claims compared to other policy types. Insurance fraud is a growing problem in India, with fraudulent claims costing the industry billions of rupees each year. To combat this issue, it is essential to understand the legal landscape surrounding insurance fraud in the country. This article aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the layers of insurance fraud in India and the laws and regulations in place to tackle it. By examining the different types of frauds and the preventive measures, this study sheds light on the challenges faced by insurers and the legal system in detecting and preventing fraud, as well as the need for greater awareness and education on this issue.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1551 - 1558

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114978

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