Digit Insurance launches ‘pay as you drive’ add-on cover for motor insurance. Check details here

Go Digit General Insurance has announced that it has launched ‘Pay as you Drive’ (PAYD) add-on feature for motor insurance Own Damage (OD) policies. This makes Digit Insurance one of India’s first insurers to introduce the add-on for its customers. Notably, the announcement has arrived in less than two weeks of the regulatory body Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) permitting general insurance companies to introduce such tech-enabled concepts in motor OD policies.

“Customers who drive less will now pay less with this addon, ie, the discount will apply to anyone driving less than 10,000 kilometers per year on an average from the time it was bought by the current owner from the showroom. Digit will use odometer reading, telematics data and annual kilometer opted to give this discount, which can go up to as high as 25%,” it said.

The insurance company said that with the add-on cover, the customers will be able to complete the process within 5 minutes using tech-enabled video pre-inspection and finish the entire policy issuance process in less than 30 minutes. “This is especially beneficial to people who do not drive their car regularly but still pay the same premium as a driver with heavy usage,” the company noted. As this trend is now visible among many living in the metro and tier-1 cities where they use public conveyance or on-demand cabs over their own vehicle for daily commute. Additionally, those who own multiple vehicles and the retired individuals with less requirement of their car will benefit from this.

Kunal Jha, Head – Motor Products and Actuarial, Digit Insurance, said, “Digit is proud to be the flag bearer of ‘Pay as You Drive’ in the country. The company’s customer-first approach and tech agility has enabled us to launch the feature in record time. This usage-based add-on is launched initially with a 10,000 km-cap so that maximum people can avail insurance in a cost-effective manner.” Jha further added that “the cover will be available through our partner distribution network, which contributes to majority of our motor business throughout tier 2, 3 and 4 cities as well.”

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