Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Thursday welcomed the State government move to introduce Health Insurance Scheme for Life Saving Treatments for the poor and low-income groups.

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The government will launch an insurance scheme for the poor and low- income groups to get the best medical treatment in government and private hospitals, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala said on Wednesday. It would benefit about one crore families. The insurance cover would be up to Rs.1 lakh.

JAIPUR: Over 15 lakh farmers in Rajasthan who have obtained cooperative loans were given the benefit of life insurance on payment of a nominal premium through a new scheme sponsored by the Life Insurance Corporation of India here on Monday.

The most powerful earthquake in China since 1950 shows the nation's insurance industry is decades behind those of the world's biggest economies. Just 5 per cent of the more than $20 billion of damages from the quake in Sichuan province is covered by insurance, according to estimates from an official at the China Insurance Regulatory Commission, who declined to be identified.

The BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will push up the price of insurance on offshore drilling, said Lloyd