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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 .

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

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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.

I want to make changes in my Car Insurance policy

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Following changes are allowed in the policy

1. Name rectification:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request
• You can also visit our nearest branch with the documents

Registration number/ Engine/ Chassis number rectification:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details and a scanned copy of your RC book at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request and upload a scanned copy of your RC book
• You can also visit our nearest branch with these documents

Address Rectification:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details and the correct address details at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request and upload a scanned copy of your address proof
• You can also visit our nearest branch with a request letter for address rectification

Address change:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details and the correct address details at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to put in a request and upload a scanned copy of your address proof
• You can also visit our nearest branch with a request letter for address change

Change in model/Vehicle:
• Please visit our nearest branch with a copy of your RC book, request letter and policy documents. These changes might affect the premium charged, so please carry a cheque along.

Name transfer (Transfer of ownership):
• If you transfer your vehicle on some other person’s name, the insurance also needs to be transferred on the new owner’s name.
• To get the insurance transferred in the new owner’s name, please visit our nearest branch with:
1. Endorsed copy of Registration Certificate/ Form 29 and Form 30 along with seller request letter for transfer of ownership
2. Proposal form filled and signed by the new owner of the vehicle
3. Vehicle inspection report if the difference between the date of transfer and request for endorsement is greater than 14 days
4. These changes might affect the premium charged, so please carry a cheque along

Addition of LPG/ CNG kit/ Electrical/ Non-electrical accessories

Please visit our nearest branch with the following documents:
• Invoice copy of the CNG kit/ Electrical/ Non-electrical accessories and endorsed RC (with LPG/ CNG) or letter with the declaration value
• Request letter
• Cheque for paying the required premium

Addition of Anti-theft device:

Please visit our nearest branch with the following documents:
• Invoice copy of fitted device (ARAI approved) or letter with the declaration value
• Request letter

Change in RTO/ Registration:
• Please visit our nearest branch with the following documents:
1. Copy of your updated endorsed Registration Certificate (RC)
2. These changes might affect the premium charged, so please carry a cheque along

NCB Recovery/ Change:

Please visit our nearest branch with the following documents:
• Request letter from Insured
• Original NCB reserving letter from Previous Insurer
• Proof of sale of old vehicle

Addition of Hypothecation:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details, a scanned copy of your request letter, your sanction letter from the financial institution and the endorsed copy of your Registration Certificate (RC) on customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request and upload the scanned copy of request letter, your sanction letter from the financial institution and the endorsed copy of Registration Certificate (RC)
• You can also visit our nearest branch with these documents

Change of Hypothecation:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details, a scanned copy of Request Letter, your sanction letter from the new financial institution, NOC from the previous financial institution and the endorsed copy of Registration Certificate (RC) at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request and upload the scanned copy of Request letter, your sanction letter from the new financial institution, NOC from the previous financial institution and the endorsed copy of RC
• You can also visit our nearest branch with these documents

Cancellation of hypothecation:
• Please send an e-mail with the policy details and a scanned copy of Request letter, your NOC letter from the financial institution documents and the endorsed copy of Registration Certificate (RC) at customersupport@icicilombard.com. You would be provided with a request number and the changes would be done
• You can click here to place a request and upload the scanned copy of Request letter, your NOC letter from the financial institution documents and the endorsed copy of RC
• You can also visit our nearest branch with these documents

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

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

What is a premium bearing endorsement in Car Insurance Policy?

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A premium bearing endorsement is the endorsement for which additional premium is charged. For example, Transfer of ownership, Addition of LPG/ CNG kit, Change of RTO location, etc.

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?

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

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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.

What are the types of events or losses not covered under car insurance policy?

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The following events or losses are not covered in this policy:
• Mechanical/ Electrical breakdown
• Wear and tear, ageing of vehicle
• Consequential loss*
• Depreciation
• Deliberate accidental loss
• Intoxicated driving
• Any contractual liability
• Damage to/ by a person driving any vehicles or cars without a valid license

* Consequential loss is an indirect loss, which is not directly resulting out of a loss event, but arising as a consequence of loss event. For example, Mr. Singh was on his way to office for an important meeting with client. Unfortunately, his vehicle met with a road accident resulting in damages to vehicle and it consumed lot of his time. Due to this, he could not attend the meeting resulting in loss of approx ₹15 lakh. Damages to vehicle due to the accident are covered however, but the loss of ₹15 lakh is consequential and hence not covered.

For details, kindly refer to the Two-wheeler Policy Wordings.

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

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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.

What is Car Insurance Online Claim?

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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

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


Step 2:

List out names and contact details of witnesses.


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


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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 Car Insurance policy due to Double Insurance with other Insurance Company?

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The documents required to cancel the double policy by the customer are as follows
• Customer Request Letter (should contain the details of the policies from both the insurance companies)
• Original Policy Copy
• Policy copy of the other insurance company

What is ARAI in Car Insurance Policy?

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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.

How do I register my claim in Car Insurance Policy?

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Contact our toll-free helpline 1800 2666 to register your claim and get a claim number/ reference number. You can also directly register your claim online*, with our Lodge A Motor Claim service. * Please note that as of now, only accidental damage claims can be processed through the 'Lodge A Motor Claim' interface

What is the Accident Cover for un-named passengers in Car Insurance Policy?

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Passengers other than the insured, including a paid driver and cleaner of the vehicle can be insured under this cover by paying an additional premium. This covers them against death or disability caused due an unfortunate accident.

Is there any discount available in Car Insurance Policy if I install an Anti-theft alarm and Locking system?

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If your vehicle is fitted with anti theft devices, which are approved by the Automobile Research Association of India (ARAI), a discount on Own Damage (OD) premium is allowed.

What is Garage Cash Plan in Car Insurance Policy?

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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.

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

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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.

What is No Claim Bonus in Car Insurance Policy?

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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.

What is Road Side Assistance in Car Insurance Policy?

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Road Side Assistance (RSA) is a service that provides you with the necessary help in case you are stranded on the road when your car breaks down. For example, breakdown cover may include jump starting an automobile, towing a vehicle, helping to change a flat tyre, providing a small amount of fuel when a vehicle runs out of it or helping people who are locked out of their cars, etc

What is a voluntary deductible in Car Insurance Policy?

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A voluntary deductible is the higher amount you opt for as a deductible over and above the compulsive deductible in the event of a claim. (The Final Claim amount will be decided after deduction of depreciation on parts, VD and compulsory deductible as per IMT).

In Car Insurance Policy does the insured have to pay the difference if the actual expenses are more than the cover?

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Yes. For example, if the insured has a cover of ₹10,000 for maternity and incurs an expense of ₹15,000 then the insured will have to pay ₹5,000.

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

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

What are the exclusions under Road Side Assistance cover in Car Insurance Policy?

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Services for Road Side Assistance (RSA) will not be provided in the below mentioned scenarios:
• Under conditions of earthquake, war, invasion, rebellion, revolt, riot, civil commotion, civil war, exceptional adverse weather conditions, acts of terrorism, nuclear fission, strike, act(s) of government(s)/ government agencies/ judicial/ quasi-judicial authorities
• Any claims where your vehicle is being used for the purpose of racing, rallying, motor-sports or is not being used/driven in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
• Any claim where your vehicle can safely be transferred on its own to the nearest garage/ workshop
• Any claims triggered by theft; any kind of consequential losses
• Any loss which is covered under any other insurance policy or manufacturer’s warranty or recall campaign or under any other such packages at the same time
• Any expenses for supply or replacement of parts/consumables
• Any loss/damage caused to your vehicle when it is being used/driven against the recommendations of the owner’s/manufacturer’s manual
• Any claims where services have been availed of without the prior consent of the Company

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

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

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

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

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

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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 are the services provided by ICICI Lombard under Road Side Assistance (RSA) feature o f Car Insurance Policy? *

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• Breakdown support over phone
• Minor repairs
• Flat tyre assistaance
• Battery jump start
• Arrangement of keys
• Towing on breakdown/accident
• Arrangement of rental vehicle
• Arrangement/ supply of fuel
• Arrangement of accommodation
• Message relay

Note: For details, please refer the Policy wordings on our website for private car package policy.
*For list of services applicable in a policy, please refer policy schedule

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

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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

What is an endorsement in Car Insurance Policy?

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An endorsement is a written evidence of an agreed change in the policy. It is a document that incorporates changes in the terms of the policy. Additional premium will charged as applicable.

What are the different modes of payment on icicilombard.com for Car Insurance Policy?

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You can choose between 6 payment options to pay your premium online:

• Credit Card – Make secure premium payment with your VISA, Mastercard and AMEX card.

• Net Banking - Transfer the premium amount online through ICICI Bank and 13 other selected Banks

• Debit Card – Just enter your ICICI Bank, Citibank, HDFC Bank or any of the other 7 approved bank’s Debit Card details to pay your insurance premium directly

• Cash Card - Use your Done or ITZ Card to make the payment online

• Cheque/ Demand Draft: You can send a Cheque/ Demand Draft by courier to our office address