The Life Insurance Corporation of India
) () is the largest state-owned life insurance
company in India
, and also the country's largest investor. It is fully owned by the Government of India
. It also funds close to 24.6% of the Indian Government's expenses. It has assets estimated of .
Headquartered in Mumbai
, financial and commercial capital of India, the Life Insurance Corporation of India currently has 8 zonal Offices and 113 divisional offices located in different parts of India, around 3500 servicing offices including 2048 branches, 54 Customer Zones, 25 Metro Area Service Hubs and a number of Satellite Offices located in different cities and towns of India and has a network of 13,37,064 individual agents, 242 Corporate Agents, 79 Referral Agents, 98 Brokers and 42 Banks (as on 31.3.2011) for soliciting life insurance business from the public.
The slogan of LIC is "Zindagi ke saath bhi,Zindagi ke baad bhi" () which means "during life and after life".
The Oriental Life Insurance Company, the first corporate entity in India offering life insurance coverage, was established in Calcutta
in 1818 by Bipin Bernard Dasgupta and others. Europeans in India were its primary target market, and it charged Indians heftier premiums. The Bombay Mutual Life Assurance Society, formed in 1870, was... Read More