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Postal insurance schemes are good or not?

Postal Life insurance is similar to any other life insurance policy; the difference is it’s available for only government employees working in any field. Initially when this policy was introduced in 1884, only employees working in postal and telegraph services were eligible to avail this policy, because of the popularity of these schemes government took a decision to open the schemes for all government employees. If a government employee is seeking a suited scheme then he/she can go for this policy. It’s plain, simple and way more convenient for the eligible citizens.

There employees working in central or state government, nationalized banks, public sector departments, government educational institutions, municipalities, semi- government organizations etc. briefly any government funded organization’s employees are free to apply for this policy within any category they wish to.

There are seven plans available in Postal insurance policy:

  • Whole Life Insurance  “SURAKSHA”
  • Convertible Whole Life Insurance “SUVIDHA”
  • Endowment Insurance “SANTOSH”
  • Anticipated Endowment Assurance “SUMANGAL”
  • Joint Life Insurance “YUGAL SURAKSHA”
  • Scheme for differently abled persons
  • Child Policy

Advantages of the policy:

  • The regular premium to be paid is lower as compared to policies offered by other organizations.
  • The returns are much higher.
  • If an employee leaves his/her government funded organization, he or she can still continue with the policy and there will be no interruptions.
  • If an employee is being transferred to a different city, the policy is also transferrable anywhere in India.
  • If a month’s premium is missed by the customer, it can be paid in the subsequent month adding up to the mentioned fine.

The minimum age limit to avail for this policy is 19 years and maximum is 55 years and the maximum assured amount sums up to Rs. 20 lakhs.

This policy is providing high quality services due to which it has been screening tremendous growth. 

Following statistic present its victorious performance.

Year From 2001-2002 2009-2010
No. of policies 20,08,575 42,83,302
Sum assured 1187.30 (in crores) 51209.9 (in crores)
Total of Funds 5090.16 (in crores) 16656.02 (in crores)

 

Their top performances have been in following places:

APS
Tamil Nadu
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Karnataka

 

These statistics depict customer’s penchant towards this particular brand of insurance policy.

PLI has created a noticeable market position and hopefully will continue to do so. Government has taken effective steps towards providing their employees with a sense of security and improving the quality of life. It has not only managed to introduce schemes which cover risk of life but also given opportunity to make a good quality investment.

Conclusion: PLI serves the customers fairly and an excellent option to consider for government employees.

 

LIC New Money Back Plan – 25 Years | Eligibility | Benefits | 2014

LIC’s New Money Back Plan-25 years is a participating non-linked plan which offers an attractive combination of protection against death throughout the term of the plan along with the periodic payment on survival at specified durations during the term. This unique combination provides financial support for the family of the deceased policyholder any time before maturity and lump sum amount at the time of maturity for the surviving policyholders. This plan also takes care of liquidity needs through its loan facility.

      1. Benefits:

Death benefit: On death during the policy term provided the policy is in full force, death benefit, defined as sum of “Sum Assured on Death” and vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus, if any, shall be payable. Where, “Sum Assured on Death” is defined as higher of 125% of the Basic Sum Assured or 10 times of annualized premium. This death benefit shall not be less than 105% of the total premiums paid as on date of death.

The premiums mentioned above exclude tax, extra premium and rider premium, if any.

Survival Benefits: In case of Life Assured surviving to the end of the specified durations 15% of the Basic Sum Assured at the end of each of 5th, 10th, 15th & 20th policy year.

Maturity Benefit: In case of Life assured surviving the stipulated date of maturity, 40% of the Basic Sum Assured along with vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional bonus, if any, shall be payable.

      Participation in Profits: The policy shall participate in profits of the Corporation and shall be entitled to receive Simple Reversionary Bonuses declared as per the experience of the Corporation, provided the policy is in full force.
Final Additional Bonus may also be declared under the policy in the year when the policy results into a claim either by death or maturity provided the policy has run for certain minimum term.

      1. Optional Benefit:

LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider:  LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider can be opted for under an inforce policy at any time within the premium paying term by payment of additional premium and the cover will be available throughout the policy term provided the Policy is inforce for the full Sum Assured as on date of accident. In case of accidental death, the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be payable as lumpsum along with the death benefit under the basic plan.  In case of accidental permanent disability arising due to accident (within 180 days from the date of accident), an amount equal to the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be paid in equal monthly instalments spread over 10 years and future premiums for Accident Benefit Sum Assured as well as premiums for the portion of Basic Sum Assured which is equal to Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the policy, shall be waived.

      However, on surrender of an inforce basic policy (which has acquired Surrender Value) to which this rider is attached, a proportion of additional premium charged in respect of cover after premium paying term shall be refunded.
      1. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions:

For Basic plan

      1. Minimum Basic Sum Assured                     :   Rs. 100,000
      2. Maximum Basic  Sum Assured                    :   No Limit

(The Basic Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)

      1. Minimum Age at entry for Life Assured       :  13 years (completed)
      2. Maximum Age at entry for Life Assured      :  45 years (nearest birthday)
      3. Maximum Maturity Age for Life Assured  :  70 years (nearest birthday)
      4. Term                                                               :  25 years
      5. Premium paying term                                                :  20 years

For LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider

      1. Minimum Accident Benefit Sum Assured  :   Rs. 100,000
      2. Maximum Accident Benefit Sum Assured  :   An amount equal to the Sum Assured under the Basic Plan subject to the maximum of Rs.50 lakh Accident Benefit Sum Assured taking all existing policies of the Life Assured under individual as well as group schemes including policies with in-built accident benefit taken with Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the new proposal into consideration.

(The Accident Benefit Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)

      1. Minimum Age at entry for Life Assured   :  18 years (completed)
      2. Maximum Age at entry for Life Assured :  The cover can be opted for at any policy anniversary during the premium paying term.
      3. Maximum cover ceasing age                      :  70 years (nearest birthday)

2. Payment of Premiums:

Premiums can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly mode (through ECS only) or through salary deductions over the term of policy.
However, a grace period of one month but not less than 30 days will be allowed for yearly, half-yearly, quarterly modes and 15 days for monthly mode of premium payment.

3. Sample Premium Rates:

Following are some of the sample tabular annual premium rates (exclusive of service tax) per Rs. 1000/- Basic Sum Assured:

Age(in years)

Premium (Rs.)

20

60.00

30

61.45

40

65.95

45

70.15

4. Mode and High S.A. Rebates:

Mode Rebate:
Yearly mode                                     -       2% of Tabular Premium
Half-yearly mode                                         -       1% of Tabular premium
Quarterly & Salary deduction          –     NIL

High Sum Assured Rebate:
       Basic Sum Assured (B.S.A)                     Rebate (Rs.)
1, 00,000 to 1, 95,000             -           Nil
2, 00,000 to 4, 95,000             -           2.00 %o B.S.A.
5, 00,000 and above               -           3.00%o B.S.A.

5. Revival:

If premiums are not paid within the grace period then the policy will lapse. A lapsed policy can be revived within a period of 2 consecutive years from the date of first unpaid premium but before the date of maturity by paying all the arrears of premium together with interest (compounding half-yearly) at such rate as fixed by the Corporation from time to time subject to submission of satisfactory evidence of continued insurability.

The Corporation reserves the right to accept at original terms, accept at revised terms or decline the revival of a discontinued policy. The revival of discontinued policy shall take effect only after the same is approved by the Corporation and is specifically communicated to the Policyholder

Revival of rider(s), if opted for, will be considered along with revival of the Basic Policy and not in isolation.

6. Paid-up Value

If at least three full years’ premiums have been paid and any subsequent premiums be not duly paid, this policy shall not be wholly void, but shall continue as a paid-up policy. The Basic Sum Assured under the policy shall be reduced to such a sum, called Paid-up Sum Assured and shall be equal to [(Number of premiums paid / Total Number of premiums payable) x Basic Sum Assured] less Total amount of survival benefits already paid under the policy.

The policy so reduced shall thereafter be free from all liabilities for payment of the premiums, but shall not be entitled to participate in future profits. However, the vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses shall remain attached to the reduced paid-up policy.

Notwithstanding the benefits available under a fully inforce policy, in the case of a reduced paid up policy, no survival benefits shall be payable and the paid-up value along with the vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses, if any, shall be payable only in lump-sum on the expiry of policy term or death of life assured, if earlier.

Rider(s) shall not acquire any paid-up value and the rider benefits cease to apply, if policy is in lapsed condition.

7. Surrender Value:

The policy can be surrendered for cash provided atleast three full years’ premiums have been paid. The Guaranteed Surrender value shall be percentage of total premiums paid (net of service tax) excluding extra premiums and premiums for riders, if opted for less any survival benefits already paid. This percentage will depend on the policy year in which the policy is surrendered and specified as below:

Policy Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

% applicable to total premiums paid

0.00

0.00

30.00

50.00

50.00

50.00

50.00

51.76

53.53

55.29

Policy Year

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

% applicable to total premiums paid

57.06

58.82

60.59

62.35

64.12

65.88

67.65

69.41

71.18

72.94

Policy Year

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

% applicable to total premiums paid

74.71

76.47

78.24

80.00

80.00

 

In addition, the surrender value of any vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses, if any, shall also be payable, which is equal to accrued bonuses multiplied by the surrender value factor applicable to accrued bonuses. These factors will depend on the policy year in which the policy is surrendered and specified as below:

Policy Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

% applicable to vested bonuses

0.00

0.00

15.28

15.42

15.55

15.72

15.93

16.22

16.58

17.03

Policy Year

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

% applicable to vested bonuses

18.58

17.58

17.66

17.85

18.16

18.60

19.18

19.93

20.85

21.99

Policy Year

21

22

23

24

25

 

 

 

 

 

% applicable to vested bonuses

23.38

25.05

27.06

30.00

35.00

Corporation may, however, pay Special Surrender value, if it is more favorable to the Policyholder.

8. Policy Loan:

Loan can be availed under the policy provided the policy has acquired a surrender value and subject to the terms and conditions as the Corporation may specify from time to time.

9. Taxes:

Taxes including Service Tax, if any, shall be as per the Tax laws and the rate of tax shall be as applicable from time to time.
The amount of tax as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the Policyholder on premiums including extra premiums, if any. The amount of tax paid shall not be considered for the calculation of benefits payable under the plan.

10. Cooling-off period:

If the Policyholder is not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions”, policy may be returned to us within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy bond stating the reasons of objections. On receipt of the same the Corporation shall cancel the policy and return the amount of premium deposited after deducting proportionate risk premium (for basic plan and rider(s) if any)  for the period on cover, expenses incurred on medical examination, special reports, if any and stamp duty charges.

11. Exclusion:

Suicide: – This policy shall be void

      • If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide at any time within 12 months from the date of commencement of risk and the Corporation will not entertain any claim under this policy except to the extent of 80% of the premiums paid excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any, provided the policy is inforce.
      • If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide within 12 months from date of revival, an amount which is higher of 80% of the premiums paid till the date of death (excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any,) or the surrender value, provided the policy is inforce, shall be payable. The Corporation will not entertain any other claim under this policy.

LIC New Money Back Plan 20 YEARS 2014 (UIN:512N280V01) | Benefits

LIC’s New Money Back Plan-20 years is a participating non-linked plan which offers an attractive combination of protection against death throughout the term of the plan along with the periodic payment on survival at specified durations during the term. This unique combination provides financial support for the family of the deceased policyholder any time before maturity and lump sum amount at the time of maturity for the surviving policyholders. This plan also takes care of liquidity needs through its loan facility.

Benefits:

Death benefit: On death during the policy term provided the policy is in full force, death benefit, defined as sum of “Sum Assured on Death” and vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus, if any, shall be payable. Where, “Sum Assured on Death” is defined as higher of 125% of the Basic Sum Assured or 10 times of annualized premium. This death benefit shall not be less than 105% of the total premiums paid as on date of death.

The premiums mentioned above exclude tax, extra premium and rider premium, if any.

Survival Benefits: In case of Life Assured surviving to the end of the specified durations 20% of the Basic Sum Assured at the end of each of 5th, 10th & 15th policy year.

Maturity Benefit: In case of Life Assured surviving the stipulated date of maturity, 40% of the Basic Sum Assured along with vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus, if any, shall be payable.

Participation in Profits: The policy shall participate in profits of the Corporation and shall be entitled to receive Simple Reversionary Bonuses declared as per the experience of the Corporation, provided the policy is in full force.
Final Additional Bonus may also be declared under the policy in the year when the policy results  into a claim either by death or maturity, provided the policy has run for certain minimum term.

      1. Optional Benefit:

LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider: LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider can be opted for under an inforce policy at any time within the premium paying term by payment of additional premium and the cover will be available throughout the policy term provided the Policy is inforce for the full Sum Assured as on date of accident. In case of accidental death, the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be payable as lumpsum along with the death benefit under the basic plan.  In case of accidental permanent disability arising due to accident (within 180 days from the date of accident), an amount equal to the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be paid in equal monthly instalments spread over 10 years and future premiums for Accident Benefit Sum Assured as well as premiums for the portion of Basic Sum Assured which is equal to Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the policy, shall be waived.

    However, on surrender of an inforce basic policy (which has acquired Surrender Value) to which this rider is attached, a proportion of additional premium charged in respect of cover after premium paying term shall be refunded.

Eligibility & Conditions:

      1. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions:

For Basic plan

      1. Minimum Basic Sum Assured                     :   Rs. 100,000
      2. Maximum Basic  Sum Assured                    :   No Limit

(The Basic Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)

      1. Minimum Age at entry for Life Assured       :  13 years (completed)
      2. Maximum Age at entry for Life Assured      :  50 years (nearest birthday)
      3. Maximum Maturity Age for Life Assured  :  70 years (nearest birthday)
      4. Term                                                               :  20 years
      5. Premium paying term            (PPT)                          :  15 years

For LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider

      1. Minimum Accident Benefit Sum Assured  :   Rs. 100,000
      2. Maximum Accident Benefit Sum Assured  :  An amount equal to the Sum Assured under the Basic Plan subject to the maximum of Rs.50 lakh Accident Benefit Sum Assured taking all existing policies of the Life Assured under individual as well as group schemes including policies with in-built accident benefit taken with Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the new proposal into consideration.

(The Accident Benefit Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)

      1. Minimum Age at entry for Life Assured    :  18 years (completed)
      2. Maximum Age at entry for Life Assured: The cover can be opted for at any policy anniversary during the premium paying term.
      3. Maximum cover ceasing age                        :  70 years (nearest birthday)

Payment of Premiums:

Premiums can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly mode (through ECS only) or through salary deductions over the term of policy.
However, a grace period of one month but not less than 30 days will be allowed for yearly, half-yearly, quarterly modes and 15 days for monthly mode of premium payment.

Sample Premium Rates:

Following are some of the sample tabular premium rates (exclusive of service tax) per Rs. 1000/- Basic Sum Assured:

    Age
(in years)

Premium 
(Rs.)

20

78.00

30

79.10

40

82.95

50

92.05

Mode and High S.A. Rebates:

Mode Rebate:
Yearly mode                                    -       2% of Tabular Premium
Half-yearly mode                           -       1% of Tabular premium
Quarterly & Salary deduction         –     NIL

High Sum Assured Rebate:
       Basic Sum Assured (B.S.A)                     Rebate (Rs.)
1, 00,000 to 1, 95,000             -           Nil
2, 00,000 to 4, 95,000             -           2.00 %o B.S.A.
5, 00,000 and above               -           3.00%o B.S.A.

      1. Revival:

If premiums are not paid within the grace period then the policy will lapse. A lapsed policy can be revived within a period of 2 consecutive years from the date of first unpaid premium but before the date of maturity by paying all the arrears of premium together with interest (compounding half-yearly) at such rate as fixed by the Corporation from time to time subject to submission of satisfactory evidence of continued insurability.

The Corporation reserves the right to accept at original terms, accept at revised terms or decline the revival of a discontinued policy. The revival of discontinued policy shall take effect only after the same is approved by the Corporation and is specifically communicated to the Policyholder.

Revival of rider(s), if opted for, will be considered along with revival of the Basic Policy and not in isolation.

      1. Paid-up Value:

If at least three full years’ premiums have been paid and any subsequent premiums be not duly paid, this policy shall not be wholly void, but shall continue as a paid-up policy. The Basic Sum Assured under the policy shall be reduced to such a sum, called Paid-up Sum Assured and shall be equal to [(Number of premiums paid / Total Number of premiums payable) x Basic Sum Assured] less Total amount of survival benefits already paid under the policy.

The policy so reduced shall thereafter be free from all liabilities for payment of the premiums, but shall not be entitled to participate in future profits. However, the vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses shall remain attached to the reduced paid-up policy.

Notwithstanding the benefits available under a fully inforce policy, in the case of a reduced paid up policy, no survival benefits shall be payable and the paid-up value along with the vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses, if any, shall be payable only in lump-sum on the expiry of policy term or death of life assured, if earlier.

Rider(s) shall not acquire any paid-up value and the rider benefits cease to apply, if policy is in lapsed condition.

      1. Surrender Value:

The policy can surrendered for cash provided atleast three full years’ premiums have been paid. The Guaranteed Surrender value shall be percentage of total premiums paid (net of service tax) excluding extra premiums and premiums for riders, if opted for less any survival benefits already paid. This percentage will depend on the policy year in which the policy is surrendered and specified as below:

Policy Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

% applicable to total premiums paid

0.00

0.00

30.00

50.00

50.00

50.00

50.00

52.50

55.00

57.50

Policy Year

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

% applicable to total premiums paid

60.00

62.50

65.00

67.50

70.00

72.50

75.00

77.50

80.00

80.00

In addition, the surrender value of any vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses, if any, shall also be payable, which is equal to vested bonuses multiplied by the surrender value factor applicable to vested bonuses. These factors will depend on the policy year in which the policy is surrendered and specified as below:

Policy Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

% applicable to vested bonuses

0.00

0.00

16.22

16.58

17.03

17.58

17.58

17.66

17.85

18.16

Policy Year

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

% applicable to vested bonuses

18.60

19.18

19.93

20.85

21.99

23.38

25.05

27.06

30.00

35.00

Corporation may, however, pay Special Surrender value, if it is more favorable to the Policyholder.

      1. Policy Loan:

Loan can be availed under the policy provided the policy has acquired a surrender value and subject to the terms and conditions as the Corporation may specify from time to time.

      1.  Taxes: 

Taxes including Service Tax, if any, shall be as per the Tax laws and the rate of tax shall be as applicable from time to time.
The amount of tax as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the Policyholder on premiums including extra premiums, if any. The amount of tax paid shall not be considered for the calculation of benefits payable under the plan.

      1. Cooling-off period:

If the Policyholder is not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions”, policy may be returned to us within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy bond stating the reasons of objections. On receipt of the same the Corporation shall cancel the policy and return the amount of premium deposited after deducting proportionate risk premium (for basic plan and rider(s), if any) for the period on cover, expenses incurred on medical examination, special reports, if any  and stamp duty charges.

      1. Exclusion:

Suicide: – This policy shall be void

      • If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide at any time within 12 months from the date of commencement of risk and the Corporation will not entertain any claim under this policy except to the extent of 80% of the premiums paid excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any, provided the policy is inforce.
      • If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide within 12 months from date of revival, an amount which is higher of 80% of the premiums paid till the date of death (excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any,) or the surrender value, provided the policy is inforce, shall be payable. The Corporation will not entertain any other claim under this policy.

Aajeevan Samriddhi – DLF Pramerica Life Insurance | Benefits | Features

whole Life Insurance cum savings plan – Aajeevan Samriddhi – that aims to help customers protect financial security of their families in their lifetime.

Overview of DLF Pramerica Aajeevan Samriddhi

Whole Life Cover- till you are 99 years of age, irrespective of your age at the time of policy inception

Increasing Financial Protection that grows year on year with the inclusion of Reversionary Bonuses

Wealth Accumulation:

               • Guaranteed Additions that accrue for the initial 5 years of the policy

               • Bonus accrued from the 6th year of the policy till age 65

Survival Benefit comprising Bonus and Guaranteed Additions paid at age 65

Maturity Benefit at age 99

Convenient Premium Payment Option of 15 or 20 years

Benefits:

Death Benefit: The benefit will be paid on the unfortunate demise of the life insured

  Demise within 5 policy year Demise after 5th policy year till age 65 Demise after age 65 till age 99
Basic Death Benefit YES YES YES
Accrued Guaranteed Additions YES YES  
Accrued Reversionary Bonuses   YES  
Final Bonus (If any)   YES YES

Survival Benefit: This benefit will be paid when the life insured is 65years old (As on last birthday)

• Accrued Reversionary bonuses
• Accrued Guaranteed Additions

Maturity Benefit: The benefit will be paid at the end of the policy term, when the life insured is 99 years old (As on last birthday)

• Basic Sum assured
• Final Bonus, if any

Bonuses

This policy has a compound reversionary bonus declared annually. This will accrue from the sixth policy year till the life insured is 65 years of age. In addition to this, Interim and Final Bonuses may also be declared. The bonuses are not guaranteed and depend upon return on the relevant participating fund.

Features & Eligibility

Age at entry##
Minimum:
Maximum:
8 years
PPT 15 Years: 50 years
PPT 20 Years: 45 years
Maturity Age##
99 years
Policy Term (99 – Entry Age) in complete years
Premium Paying Term 15 and 20 Years
Premium Paying Mode Yearly, Half-Yearly and Monthly
Minimum Premium Rs 5,500 (Yearly)
Maximum Premium Depends on the chosen basic sum assured, age at entry and premium payment term

 

Online Term Plans: Get 50 Lac Life Cover in Just Rs.10 Per Day

If you are looking for Best online term plans with 50 lac of life cover in just 10 rupee per day.

Advantages of Online Term Plans:

  • No Limit on Sum Assured
  • Rider options available
  • Tax benefit under Section 80C
  • No paperwork on online plans
  • Get longest coverage upto 75 years
  • Terminal Illness Benefit

Term life insurance is a low cost life insurance with high risk cover. The purpose of term insurance is to replace your income in case of an eventuality. If you have adequate term insurance and such a situation arises during the specified term, your life insurance amount will make it possible for your family to have sufficient funds to take care of your basic responsibilities and remain self-sustaining.