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Basic legal frameworks to be familiarize before doing an insurance audit

1) The Insurance Act, 1938 as amended by the Insurance laws (amendment act) ,2015 including insurance Rules, 1939
2) The Insurance Regulatory and Development authority of India Act, 1999 as Amended by the Insurance Laws (Amendment ) Act, 2015
3) Regulations Framed under IRDA act 1999
4) The Companies Act 2013
5) IRDA Investment Regulations as amended from time to time

Points for a Glance

a) CARO 2016 is Not applicable
b) As 3 Cash flow Statement should be in Direct Method
c) As 13 Not applicable

Before Starting the Trail Balance Audit we have to Grab Some documents which are helpful for Audit.

If Internal Audit is Done then Take the Internal Audit report and Observe the comments what they are made.

Make Sure That all Trail Balances are up to date of all operating offices, i.e. X Branches & Y Micro offices, under its Jurisdiction.

Audit Through IT Environment

Have some Minimum Knowledge of software the Insurance company is Using
Here they are using Genesis & Core
Go through the trial balance and open each code of ledger in computer for Ledger confirmations

Vouching & Verification to be done for following Things

i) Premium Collection Register/Module

a) Verify Advance Premium received
b) Sec 64VB is Complied or not
c) Premium More than Rs 50000 towards premium from any one insured

ii) Claims Paid during the year Register/Module (Claim Cost include legal & Professional Charges)

a) Intimation Register
b) Paid Register
c) Claim Dockets (contains)


Claim Form

Particulars of policy

Survey Report

Photo of Damage/Death

Repair Bill

Letter of subrogation

Police report

Fire service report

Salvage report


d) Disbursement Register/ Disbursement Voucher
e) Ageing of claims
f) Outstanding claims statement

iii) Cash Book , Cheques & Cash Collection Counter foils
iv) Fixed assets Register along with Depreciation Schedule
v) Commission Paid register
vi) T.D.S paid Challans, Quarterly filling returns and defaults (192 salary, 194 J Professional fees, 194 IB Rent, Commission 194 H, Contactors 194C)
vii) In case of interest on compensation awarded by Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, tax is to be deducted at the time of payment (TDS applies only if interest exceeds Rs. 50,000).Sec 194 A
viii) Investments Made for e.g. (term deposits , fixed deposits)
ix) Bank Balances along with reconciliation Statements & Closing balance Confirmations as on 31st March of 2018
x) Payroll/Muster roll
xi) Co insurance Balance confirmation Certificate
xii) Rental Agreements of operating offices Premises and account for the escalation clause
xiii) UMEX Expenses
xiv) Interest Received or Paid (Accrued interest on investments have to be accounted)
xv) Applicable G.S.T Collected or not to be verified by Premium collection reports
xvi) Verify the cheques Dishonored Register and link with sec 64 VB
xvii) Drought advance , festival advances, Flood Advances are properly recovering through salary are not and issued for eligible persons are not have to be checked
xviii) Stale Cheques Register have to be verified
xix) Recovery of Laptop Loans ,travelling Advances ,Incentives
xx) Ear Tag Expense, Electricity Expenses ,Petty Cash Expenses
xxi) Physical Cash Verification to be Done along imprest cash verification (Surprise Check)
xxii) Claims Paid/Policy made dockets of Fire ,Marine ,Hull ,Misc ( Motor, crop, burglary ,cattle.. etc.) have to be checked for optimum level
xxiii) T.D.S Register of every operating office in monthly wise where ever it is applicable
xxiv) Statutory Documents like P.T Returns ,E.P.F ,ESI .., Etc
xxv) Medical Expenses, Travel Expenses , Petrol Expenses

Things before Finalization

Provision for Audit fees
Provision for Expenses
Bank closing Balance


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