About VITAS

VITAS - Technical Resource Cell :-

In October 2009, the National Insurance VimoSEWA Cooperative Limited established VimoSEWA's Insurance Technical Assistance Services (VITAS)in order to provide technical support and partnership in the field of microinsurance.
Over the past twenty years, VimoSEWA has developed knowledge in programme design, operations and research on microinsurance. It has technical expertise grounded in hands-on implementation experience, having worked with a wide range of partners, ranging from grass root organizations to international agencies.
VimoSEWA now offers these skills to others through VITAS which is dedicated to technical support and partnerships to enhance the microinsurance movement in India and abroad.

VITAS offers technical support in the following areas :-

Micro Insurance Programme Design
(For example: Needs assessment through customized Community Risk Assessment)
Micro Insurance Operations
(For example: Product Design and Negotiations with Insurance Companies)
Monitoring and Evaluation
(For example: Designing monitoring systems)
Capacity Building
(For example: Training workshops on micro insurance, marketing and insurance domain)

Other areas of expertise of VITAS :-

Technical assistance provider to the ILO Micro insurance Innovation Facility. In addition it has provided technical assistance to the ILO, NGOs in Assam and Sa-Dhan (a federation of microfinance organizations in India) among others.VITAS has also undertaken international assignments in Bangladesh and Namibia.
Research capacity especially on feasibility of insurance and implementation mechanisms; experience in action research in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health and the Indian Academy for Self-Employed Women.
Policy action on micro insurance; have served on advisory committees of the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) of India, International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Team members serve as faculty to the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague and visiting lecturers in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Ahmedabad, and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Gandhinagar.

The Team :-

A wide range of professionals with extensive experience in insurance operations, public health, research, information technology and marketing constitute our team.

Key Members :-
NameDesignationDetails
Mirai ChatterjeeDirectorSEWA Social Security and Chairperson, National Insurance VimoSEWA Cooperative.
Neelam ChristianCo-OrdinatorHuman Resources and Capacity Building, VimoSEWA
Arman OzaC.E.O.Chief Executive Officer {CEO}, VimoSEWA
Shreekant KumarC.M.O.Chief Marketing Officer {CMO}, VimoSEWA
Mittal ShahCo-OrdinatorSEWA Social Security
Tripti SethiC.O.O.Chief Operating Officer, {COO} VimoSEWA