As poverty and social exclusion remain major problems in the world, even as we are in the third millennium, the quest for solutions continues. The ILO’s Stategies and Tools against Social Exclusion and Poverty Programme (STEP) explores innovative methods that contribute to these solutions. One of them is micro insurance. There are only a scarce amount of documented micro insurance initiatives and concerning India, this is a first attempt to identify the various micro insurance schemes that are established. This inventory provides information on 51 micro insurance schemes, which allow interested parties to obtain an initial overview. Though every effort has been made to reach out as many initiatives as possible, at no point one can claim that every on-going initiative has been identified.