"Only LIC is growing and can sustain its current cost structure,” said an actuary of a private life insurance company
After a tough quarter, insurance companies are going through a second round of cost rationalisation. A number of private sector insurers are planning to cut costs, as much as 20 per cent, in the next few months.
The first move being planned is closure of branches in not-so-productive areas. Life insurance officials said many companies were looking at reducing the number of branches by 5-10 per cent because of high maintenance costs. “In the current