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1. For queries or complaints related to ICICI Lombard, you may contact ICICI Lombard on 18002098888 (Toll-Free) or write to customersupport@icicilombard.com. For more details, you may visit the ICICI Lombard website, www.icicilombard.com .

2. For queries or complaints related to ICICI Prulife, you may contact ICICI Prulife on 1800222020 (Toll-Free) or write to lifeline@iciciprulife.com.
For more details, you may visit the ICICI Prulife website, www.iciciprulife.com .

Does ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company only provide services in times of car breakdown or does it pay for the other expenses too?

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company only provides assistance. Additional costs incurred for purchase of car parts, fuel, taxi fare etc. are to be borne by the customer

What are the documents required to cancel the Car Insurance policy?

The documents required to cancel the policy by the customers are as follows
• Customer Request Letter
• Alternate policy proof (TP / Comprehensive)
• Original Policy Copy
• Sale proof of the vehicle or Sale Deed/Form 29&30 along with RTO acknowledgement. (in case of vehicle sold)
• NOC from financer if the vehicle is seized by the financerer.

What is Cashless Claim and Non-cashless/ Reimbursement Claim in Car Insurance Policy?

Cashless Claim: In cashless claim facility, the repair charges of the vehicle are directly paid to the garage by us, provided the vehicle is repaired in our garage network. Non-cashless/ Reimbursement Claim: If the vehicle is repaired in a garage outside the purview of our network, then you will be liable to pay the repair charges of the garage. You can get your claim amount reimbursed by submitting the original bills and payment receipts to our office.

What is No Claim Bonus in Car Insurance Policy?

No Claim Bonus (NCB) is a discount on premium of the Own Damage (OD) portion of your vehicle when you renew your policy, provided you have not made any claim during the last policy period. The NCB can be accumulated up to a maximum limit of 50% on OD premium. You can transfer the full benefits of NCB, even when you shift your motor insurance to ICICI Lombard from any other Insurance company.

Will I get a Personal Accident cover if the vehicle is registered under someone else's name, but is driven by me and the premium is also paid by me?

The policy essentially contains a Personal accident cover for the owner-driver, as per tariff. In case of un-named driver, the personal accident cover has to be purchased separately by paying an additional premium.

What is the claim procedure adopted by the company for settlements in Car Insurance Policy?

ICICI Lombard adopts the following process for settlement of claim:

For Cashless Claim settlement -
• The Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) / Surveyor attends the claim within 24 hours of registering the claim
• Insured must fill the claim form, (click here to download it or collect it from the CRM/ Surveyor/ Dealer) and submit all the required documents to the CRM/ Surveyor/ Dealer
• Our CRM will get the estimate for the repairs of insured vehicle and give spot approval after assessment
• After the completion of repairs at our preferred garage, we will make the payment of our share of the loss directly to the garage. Any amount over and above the admissible amount will have to be directly paid by the Insured
• The amount of Depreciation as per the rate prescribed under the Indian Motor Tariff and Compulsory Deductions under the policy need to be borne by the Insured

For Non-cashless/ Reimbursement Claim settlement -
• The Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) / Surveyor attends the claim within 24 hours of registering the claim
• Insured must fill the claim form (click here to download it or collect it from CRM/ Surveyor/ Dealer) and submit all the required documents to the CRM/ Surveyor/ Dealer
• The CRM/ Surveyor assess the loss, estimates the repair amount and then informs the Insured on the same day of assessment. The CRM/ Surveyor will also take photographs of the damaged vehicle
• Insured can then get the vehicle repaired at preferred workshop/ garage. The CRM later carries out a re-inspection of the vehicle. The Insured then pays the workshop/ garage as per the CRM/ Surveyor’s assessed estimation, who thereafter releases a ‘Proof of Release’ document. (The proof of release is an authenticated document signed by the insured to release his vehicle from the garage after it is checked and repaired)
• Insured needs to submit the original bill, proof of release and cash receipt (derived from the garage) to the CRM/ Surveyor
• The CRM/ Surveyor then submits all required documents to ICICI Lombard for settlement of the claim
• Upon acceptance of the claim, the company issues the cheque to the Insured within seven working days from the date of receipt of all documents
• The amount of Depreciation as per the rate prescribed under the Indian Motor Tariff and Compulsory Deductions under the policy need to be borne by the Insured

Is Road Side Assistance service available 24X7 in Car Insurance Policy?

Yes, Road Side Assistance service is available 24X7.

What is ARAI in Car Insurance Policy?

ARAI stands for Automotive Research Association of India. If you have installed an ARAI approved anti-theft device in your vehicle, whose installation is dully certified by the agency, you can get a discount of 2.5% on the Own Damage (OD) premium subject to maximum of ₹500.

What is Garage Cash Plan in Car Insurance Policy?

For Partial Loss- : If your vehicle is under repair after an accident, a fixed daily allowance will be paid for the number of days the vehicle will be in authorised garage for repair or number of days as mentioned in the schedule, whichever is lesser. In the event of Total Loss/Constructive Total Loss of your vehicle, a lump sum amount as mentioned in the schedule shall be paid.

How many times can I claim for Road Side Assistance service during Car Insurance policy period?

A maximum of 4 times related to any of the services opted by the insured would be allowed under this add-on. The insured would be able to claim only for the services opted for by him at the time of policy issuance.

What happens after registering the Claim in Car Insurance Policy?

The customer service manager from the insurance provider will get in touch with you. This happens within 24 hours of claim registration. Once the manager reaches the appointed place, you need to submit the copy of documents to him and get the originals verified. The manager will get the estimate for the repairs of your car. He will give spot approval after inspection. Once the repair process is completed at one of the network garages, the company will pay the bills directly to the garage (as per the terms stated in the policy).

What is Car Insurance Online Claim?

A claim can be defined as a legal statement made to gain the following:

• Money as per the terms of insurance
• Enforcement of a right against third party as stated in the policy


The legal document that carries ‘claim’ is often referred to as a ‘Statement of Claim’. It is often in the form of a communication expressed in the amount of cash which the party requires to pay or reimburse. Consumers may face many issues when filing the ‘statement of claim’. Although the process of filing a claim is straight forward, it is vital to carry it out in a proper manner. In the event of failure to do so, the claim may be declared null and void.


Check out the process for car insurance claims in India:


Step 1: Notify the Company

First, you should call your insurance company or representative at the earliest. Make sure you follow this step regardless of how far you are from home. It is crucial to inform the insurance company about the accident.

Step 2: Get Guidance

You should get adept guidance on how to proceed with the claims process from your insurance provider. Know about the forms and important documents required for the same. You can get this information on the car insurance online website.


Step 3: Documentation

You may require a "proof of loss" form in conjunction with the documents related to your claim such as bills for car repair, medical bills etc. Make sure you supply all of the necessary info to the insurer in order to process the claim.


Step 4: Expenses

Keep the records of all of your expenses incurred due to an accident.


Step 5: Keep Records

Make double sure you keep records of paperwork intact. The documentation may be required for reference later.

Process of Registering a Car Insurance Claim

Step 1:

Make sure you note the number of the other vehicle involved in the accident.


Step 2:

List out names and contact details of witnesses.


Step 3:

Get in touch with the insurance provider’s 24X7 call centre. Also keep the claim number/reference number handy.


Step 4:

Contact a call centre representative to get the details of documents needed for processing the claim. You should also provide the details of your preferred garage, where the facility for cashless repair is available.


Step 5:

File an FIR (First Information Report) at the nearest police station in the event of theft, damage to property, bodily injury, and other major damages.

What are the documents required for cancelling the Car Insurance policy due to Double Insurance with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co.?

The documents required to cancel the double policy by the customer are as follows:

• Customer Request Letter (should contain the details of both the ICICI Lombard policies)

• Original Policy Copy

Which documents are required to file a claim in Car Insurance Policy?

In case of accidental damages claim, you need to provide the following documents:
• Claim Form duly signed
• Valid RC copy of the vehicle
• Valid driving licence copy
• Policy copy
• FIR, if required (For Theft, Third Party Injury/Damage; Highway accidents - Major only)
• Original repair bill, proof of release and cash receipt
• Any other document as required to investigate the Claim or Company's obligation to make payment for it

What is the duration under Garage cash cover in Car Insurance Policy?

The duration for which the company will be liable for claim in respect of this add on will be considered from the day after the insured vehicle is delivered to the garage till the day immediately preceding the date of discharge or date of invoice for such repair as prepared by the garage, whichever is earlier.

When should I opt for the Road Side Assistance service in Car Insurance Policy?

You may choose to opt for the service at the time of policy issuance.

When can I opt for the Road Side Assistance service in Car Insurance Policy?

The Insured may choose to opt for any one or more of these at the time of policy issuance.

What are the factors affecting the premium amount in Car Insurance Policy?

The premium payable for your vehicle depends on the below factors:
• Cubic capacity of the engine
• Age of vehicle
• Geographical Zone
• Type of Model
• Insured Declared Value (IDV)

If I lodge a claim after the expiry of my Car Insurance Policy policy date for an event that occurred during the policy period, will it still be valid?

Yes, you will be eligible for the claim even after the expiry of the policy date. This is because the event took place during the policy period.

What is meant by Constructive Total Loss in Car Insurance Policy?

Constructive Total Loss refers to accidental loss/ damage to your vehicle where the aggregate cost of retrieval and/ or repairs amounts to be more than 75% of the Insured's Declared Value (IDV) on your policy.

What documents are required to file a claim in Car Insurance Policy?

In case of accidental damages claim, you need to provide the following documents:
• Claim Form duly signed
• Valid RC copy of the vehicle
• Valid driving license copy
• Policy copy
• FIR, if required (For Theft, Third Party Injury/ Damage; Highway accidents - Major only)
• Original repair bill, proof of release and cash receipt
• Any other document as required to investigate the Claim or Company's obligation to make payment for itr.

When should I report to the police in Car Insurance Policy?

Incidents such as ‘Third Party Property Damage’, ‘Bodily Injury To Self or Third Party’ or ‘Theft’ should be reported to the nearest police station as early as possible, under whose jurisdiction the incident has occurred.

If I have a LPG/ CNG kit fitted in the car that is not endorsed in the RC, can I take a policy?

Policy will only be issued if the LPG/ CNG kit is duly endorsed on the Registration Certificate (RC) by the concerned RTO.

What is Third Party Liability cover? Is it covered in Car Insurance Policy?

Third Party Liability insurance covers losses to a third person who is not a party to the insurance contract. The Motor Third Party insurance covers the following losses:

• Any permanent injury / death to a person caused by your insured vehicle
• Any damage caused to the property (excluding vehicle) of some other individual by your insured vehicle

Liability is covered for an unlimited amount in respect of death or injury. Any damage to third party property is covered up to ₹7.5 lakh in case of Private Car and ₹1 lakh in case of Two-wheeler.

What are the events covered in ICICI Lombard Motor Insurance policy?

The ICICI Lombard Motor Insurance policy is a comprehensive vehicle insurance cover, which offers you: • Any loss or damage to your vehicle • Third Party Liability • Any permanent injury / death to a person caused by your insured vehicle • Any damage caused to the property other than property belonging to the insured or held in trust or in custody or control of insured by your vehicle • A Personal Accident Cover for the owner-driver of the vehicle while he/she is driving In case of loss or damage to the vehicle or the accessories insured, the Company covers the insured if the accident occurs due to the following hazards: • Fire, explosion, self ignition or lightning • Burglary, housebreaking or theft • Riot and strike • Earthquake (fire and shock damage) • Flood, typhoon, hurricane, storm, tempest, inundation, cyclone, hailstorm, frost • Accident by external means • Malicious act • Terrorist activity • Whilst in transit by road, rail, inland-waterway, lift, elevator or air • Landslide and rockslide

Can I renew my motor policy online?

Yes, you can renew your policy online, starting 60 days before the expiry of your existing policy. In case your vehicle insurance policy has already expired, our authorised surveyor will inspect the vehicle, before policy issuance. The policy would only be issued subject to a satisfactory inspection and submission of required documents.

What are the various types of vehicle that I can insure online with Car Insurance Policy?

Currently only Private Cars and Two-wheelers can be insured online.

How can I avail Road Side Assistance in Car Insurance Policy?

To avail Road Side Assistance (RSA), you can call on the toll-free number 1800 2666 and follow the IVR instructions.

What is the meaning of insurance?

Insurance is a protection against the financial loss arising due to an unforeseen circumstance/ event. A person can avail this protection by paying a premium to an insurance company.