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Chat away your queries

Chat away your queries
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First Published: Wed, Jul 23 2008. 10 44 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jul 23 2008. 10 44 PM IST
The last insurance policy you bought has your name spelt wrong. Your address needs to be changed. You want to know if your funds have been switched to the fund option of your choice. But then, you usually reach home late at night and work doesn’t let you attend to such worries.
ICICI Prudential Life has recently introduced, for the first time in the industry, a 24x7 Web chat service for policyholders to resolve their queries. The policyholder needs to log on to the insurer’s website with the policy details and start using the service.
Some of the usual queries could be a change in address and contact details, information on net asset value, fund allocation, premium payment options, request for unit statements or premium paid certificates for tax purposes. One may also lodge a complaint and get a complaint number.
The insurer already has many other services such as premium payment through mobile (mCheck), online switching of funds, receiving premium receipts, notices, statements routed through mobile and Internet.
For those who need an alternative to phone banking by which they can start fielding queries or complaints without verification being done, Web chat is here. And yes, it does not stop you from doing anything else while discussing your query, as you might be working on various other things on your computer.
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First Published: Wed, Jul 23 2008. 10 44 PM IST