Insurance Policy Plus Services (P) Ltd. v. Life Insurance Corporation of India: Can Life Insurance Policies Be Traded?
Debosmita Nandy & Avisha Gupta*
Volume 1 Issue 4 (2008)
Beginning with an analysis of the 2007 Mumbai High Court ruling in Insure Policy Plus Services (P) Ltd. v. Life Insurance Corporation of India, this paper goes on to discuss its implications in the Indian scenario. The authors also elucidate on the economic benefits and legality of assigning life insurance policies to third parties without an insurable interest in the life of the policyholder. The paper also goes on to examine life insurance policy trading in the secondary market, as prevalent in the West, where it is a flourishing business and tries to ascertain whether India will be receptive to the same.