IRDA slaps Rs76 lakh penalty on MetLife
MDT/PTI 09 October 2012

Among 42 charges against Metlife, one was related with floating contests for the referral partners and expenses incurred and there were five such instances

 
New Delhi: Insurance Regulatory And Development Authority (IRDA) has imposed a penalty of Rs76 lakh on Met Life India Insurance Company for violation of various regulations, including gaps in policy administration system, reports PTI.
 
"...I hereby direct the insurer (MetLife) to remit the penalty of Rs76 lakh, by debiting share holders' account ...," the order signed by IRDA chairman J Harinarayan said.
 
Among 42 charges against the insurer, one was related with floating contests for the referral partners and expenses incurred.
 
IRDA found that "there are 5 instances of such wrong payments" and imposed a penalty of Rs5 lakh for each instance amounting to Rs25 lakh.
 
One charge related with defects in the policy administration system resulting in wrong unitisation of premium in respect of Unit Linked Policies.
 
On this count, IRDA said: "...the serious gaps in the defective policy admin system are considered as a serious violation impacting the financial interests of policy holders and under powers vested in the provisions of Section 102 of the Act a penalty of Rs20 lakh is imposed for this violation".
 
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