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LIC’s New Jeevan Nidhi Plan

Published by Philip George on January 30th, 2013 - in LIC Policy, Life Insurance

LIC’s New Jeevan Nidhi Plan is a

conventional with profits pension plan

which provides for death cover during the deferment period and offers annuity on
survival to the date of vesting.

 



1.    Eligibility
Conditions and Other Restrictions

 (For Basic Plan):

a)           
Minimum Basic Sum Assured           :  Rs.1,00,000 under Regular Premium
policies

         Rs.1,
50,000 under Single Premium policies

b)           
Maximum Basic Sum Assured    :  No Limit

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

c)           
Minimum Entry Age                           :  20 years (nearest
Birthday)

d)           
Maximum Entry Age                         :  60 years (nearest birthday)

e)           
Policy Term                                       :  5 to 35 years

f)            
Minimum Vesting Age                       :  55 years (nearest birthday)

g)           
Maximum Vesting Age          :  65 years (nearest Birthday)

 



2.    Payment of
Premiums:


Premiums can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly
(through ECS only) or through SSS mode over the term of policy. Alternatively, a
single premium can be paid.

A
grace period of one calendar month but not less than 30 days will be allowed for
payment of yearly or half-yearly or quarterly premiums and 15 days for monthly
premiums.

 



3.   


Sample Premium Rates:


Following are some of the sample premium rates (exclusive of service tax) per
Rs. 1000/- S.A.:

 

Single Premiums

Age at entry

Policy term


 


10


20


30


25

-

-


435.80


35

-


612.00


456.15


45


852.55


632.80

-

 

Annual Premiums

Age at entry

Policy term


 


10


20


30


25

-

-

32.75


35

-

53.60

34.80


45


115.25

57.15

-



 



4.   


Mode and High S.A. Rebates:


Mode Rebate:


Yearly             -        2% of tabular premium

Half-Yearly      -       1% of tabular premium

Quarterly         -        Nil



 

Sum
Assured Rebate:


For Regular Premium policies:


Sum Assured
                               
    Rebate


1, 00,000 to 2, 95,000                           Nil


3, 00,000 and above                         2%o S.A.

 


For Single Premium Policies:


Sum Assured
                               
    Rebate


1, 50,000 to 2, 95,000                           Nil


3, 00,000 and above                         5%o S.A.

 



5.   


Revival:

If premiums are
not paid within the grace period then the policy will lapse. A lapsed policy can
be revived from the date of first unpaid premium and before the date of vesting
by paying all the arrears of premium together with interest within a period of
five years, 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 life assured. Accident Benefit Rider, if opted
for, shall be revived along with the basic plan and not in isolation.


 
 



6.      Policy Loan:

 No loan facility will be available under this plan.

 



7.      Service
Tax: 


Service tax, if any, shall be as per the Service Tax laws and the rate of
service tax as applicable from time to time.

The
amount of service tax as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the
policyholder on premium(s) as and when the premiums are paid.

 



8.      Cooling-off
period:

If
the Life Assured is not satisfied with the ‘Terms and Conditions’ of the policy,
he/she may return the policy to the Corporation within 15 days from the date of
receipt of the policy stating the reason of objections. On receipt of the same
the Corporation shall cancel the policy and return the amount of premium
deposited after deducting the risk premium, expenses incurred on medical
examination and stamp duty.

 



9.      Exclusion:



Suicide:

This policy shall be void if the Life Assured commits suicide (whether sane or
insane at that time) at any time within one year from the date of commencement
of risk and the Corporation will not entertain any other claim by virtue of this
policy except to the extent of a maximum of 90% of single premium paid excluding
any extra premium (in case of single premium policies).

LIC’s Flexi Plus

Published by Philip George on January 30th, 2013 - in Life Insurance

“IN THIS POLICY, THE INVESTMENT RISK IN INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO IS BORNE BY THE POLICYHOLDER”

LIC’s Flexi Plus is a unit linked assurance plan, which not only provides a lump sum benefit on death but also the maturity benefit irrespective of the survival of the Policyholder. This plan is specially designed for you to provide a very good combination of protection and long term savings and also provides you greater flexibility to build a better life and realise your dreams.

Key benefits under this plan are:

  • Flexibility to choose the policy term
  • Flexibility to choose the premium paying mode as per your convenience
  • Flexibility to choose from 2 fund types to suit your investment needs
  • Flexibility of partial withdrawals to meet your emergency needs
  • Payment of Premiums: You may pay premiums regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly (through ECS mode only) intervals over the term of the policy.

 

A grace period of 30 days will be allowed for payment of yearly or half-yearly or quarterly premiums and 15 days for monthly (ECS) premiums.

 

  • Eligibility Conditions And Other Restrictions:

(a) Minimum Age at entry    -           18 years (last birthday)
(b) Maximum Age at entry    -           50 years (nearest birthday)
(c) Maximum Maturity Age  -           60 years (nearest birthday)
(e) Policy Term                          -        10 to 20 years

 

 

(f) Premium Amount              -

Mode

Minimum (Rs.)

Maximum (Rs.)

Yearly

15,000

100,000

Half-Yearly  

10,000

50,000

Quarterly

5,000

25,000

Monthly (ECS)

2,000

8,000

 

 

 

 (h) Sum Assured under the Plan -  
(10 * annualized premium) or (105% of the total premiums paid including any premiums which have fallen due but not paid), whichever is higher

  • Investment of Funds:

Unit Fund: The premiums allocated to purchase units will be strictly invested according to the investment pattern committed in various fund types.  Various types of fund and their investment pattern will be as under:

Fund Type

Investment in Government / Government Guaranteed Securities / Corporate Debt

Short-term investments such as money market instruments

Investment in Listed Equity Shares

Details and objective of the fund for risk /return

SFIN No.

Debt Fund

 

Mixed Fund

Not less than 60%

 

Not less than 45%

Not more than 40%

 

Not more than 40%

Nil

 

Not less than 15% &
Not more than 25%

Low risk

 

Steady Income –Lower to Medium risk

ULIF00118 0912LICFLX+DBT512

ULIF00218 0912LICFLX+MIX512

The Policyholder has the option to choose any ONE of the above 2 funds.

  • Method of Calculation of Unit price: Units will be allotted based on the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the respective fund as on the date of allotment.  There is no Bid-Offer spread (the Bid price and Offer price of units will both be equal to the NAV).  The NAV will be computed on daily basis and will be based on investment performance and Fund Management Charge of each type of fund and shall be computed as:

Market Value of investment held by the fund + Value of Current Assets Value of Current Liabilities & Provisions, if any
___________________________________________________________________________________
Number of Units existing on Valuation Date (before creation / redemption of Units)

 

 

Applicability of Net Asset Value (NAV):
The premiums received up to a particular time (presently 3 p.m.) by the servicing branch of the Corporation through ECS or by way of a local cheque or a demand draft payable at par at the place where the premium is received, the closing NAV of the day on which premium is received shall be applicable. The premiums received after such time by the servicing branch of the Corporation through ECS or by way of a local cheque or a demand draft payable at par at the place where the premium is received, the closing NAV of the next business day shall be applicable.

Similarly, in respect of the valid applications received for surrender, partial withdrawal, death claim, revival after discontinuance, switches and in case of complete withdrawal etc up to such time by the servicing branch of the Corporation closing NAV of that day shall be applicable. For the valid applications received in respect of surrender, partial withdrawal, death claim, revival after discontinuance, switches and in case of complete withdrawal etc after such time by the servicing branch of the Corporation the closing NAV of the next business day shall be applicable.

In case of discontinuance, as specified in Para 8 below,  wherein the policyholder does not exercise the option within the period of 30 days of receipt of notice then the NAV as on the date of expiry of notice period shall be applicable.

In respect of maturity claim, NAV of the date of maturity shall be applicable.

The timing (presently 3 p.m.) is as per the existing guidelines and changes in this regard shall be as per the instructions from IRDA.

  • Charges under the Plan:
  • Premium Allocation Charge: This is the percentage of the premium deducted towards charges from the premium received. The balance constitutes that part of the premium which is utilized to purchase (Investment) units for the policy. The allocation charges are as below:

 

Premium

Allocation Charge

1st  Year

7.50%

2nd  to 5th  Year

5.00%

Thereafter

3.00%

B) Mortality Charge:
This is the cost of life cover, which includes payment of Sum Assured and all future premiums payable under the plan. This charge shall depend upon the Sum at Risk i.e. sum of Sum Assured and total amount of all future premiums payable under the policy as on the date of deduction of mortality charge.

Mortality charge, which is age specific, will be taken every month by canceling appropriate number of units out of the Policyholder’s Fund value. This charge will be deducted till the Life Assured is alive.

The rate of mortality charge per annum per Rs. 1000/- Sum at Risk for some of the ages in respect of a healthy life are as under:

Age

25

35

45

50

Rs.

1.36

1.66

3.73

6.29

C) Other Charges: The following charges shall be deducted during the term of the policy:

  • Policy Administration charge – This charge shall be deducted on monthly basis by cancelling appropriate number of units out of the Policyholder’s Fund Value.

The Policy Administration Charge per month shall be as follows:
            Policy Year                            Policy Admin Charge (per month)
              1st Year                                Rs. 50
              2nd Year                              Rs. 41.20
             3rd Year                                Rs. 42.44
             4th Year                                Rs. 43.71
              5th Year                               Rs. 45.02
             6th Year & Thereafter           Rs. 34.78 in 6th year escalating at 3% p.a. thereafter

  • Fund Management Charge – This is a charge levied as a percentage of the value of assets at following rates:

         0.50% p.a. of Unit Fund for “Debt” Fund
         0.60% p.a. of Unit Fund for “Mixed” Fund
            Fund Management Charge shall be appropriated while computing NAV.

No Fund Management Charge shall be deducted on Discontinued Policy Fund.

  • Switching Charge – This is a charge levied on switching of monies from one fund to another. Within a given policy year 4 switches will be allowed free of charge. Subsequent switches in that year shall be subject to a switching charge of Rs. 100 per switch. This charge will be recovered by canceling appropriate number of units out of the Policyholder’s Fund Value.

 

  • Bid/Offer Spread – Nil.
  • Discontinuance Charge –  The discontinuance charge for regular premium policies is as under:

Where the policy is discontinued during the policy year

Discontinuance charges for the policies having annualized premium up to Rs. 25,000/-

Discontinuance charges for the policies having annualized premium above Rs. 25,000/-

1

Lower of 15% * (AP or FV) subject to a maximum of Rs. 2500/-

Lower of 6% * (AP or FV) subject to maximum of Rs. 6000/-

2

Lower of 7.5% * (AP or FV) subject to a maximum of Rs. 1750/-

Lower of 4% * (AP or FV) subject to maximum of Rs. 4000/-

3

Lower of 5% * (AP or FV) subject to a maximum of Rs. 1250/-

Lower of 3% * (AP or FV) subject to maximum of Rs. 3000/-

4

Lower of 3% * (AP or FV) subject to a maximum of Rs. 750/-

Lower of 2% * (AP or FV) subject to maximum of Rs. 2000/-

5 and onwards

NIL

NIL

AP – Annualised Premium
FV – Policyholder’s Fund Value on the date of discontinuance

  • Service Tax Charge – A service tax charge, if any, will be as per the service tax laws and rate of service tax as applicable from time to time.

 

  • Miscellaneous Charge – This is a charge levied for an alteration within the contract, such as change in premium mode to higher frequency, and shall be a flat amount of Rs. 50/- which will be deducted by canceling appropriate number of units out of the Policyholder’s Fund and the deduction shall be made on the date of alteration in the policy.

     
D)  Right to revise charges: The Corporation reserves the right to revise all or any of the above charges except the Premium Allocation charge and Mortality charge. The modification in charges will be done with prospective effect with the prior approval of IRDA.

Although the charges are reviewable, they will be subject to the following maximum limit:

  • Policy Administration Charge

      The maximum Policy Administration Charge per month shall be as under:
                                   Year                       Policy Admin Charge (per month)
                                1st Year                                Rs. 100
                                2nd Year                              Rs. 82
                                3rd Year                               Rs. 85
                                4th Year                               Rs. 87
                                5th Year                               Rs. 90
                                6th Year & Thereafter          Rs. 70 in 6th year escalating at 3% p.a. thereafter
     

  • Fund Management Charge: The Maximum for each Fund will be as follows:
  • Debt Fund:           1.00% p.a. of Unit Fund
  • Mixed Fund:         1.10% p.a. of Unit Fund

The Maximum Fund Management Charge on Discontinued Policy Fund shall be 0.5% p.a. of Discontinued Policy Fund.

-     Switching Charge shall not exceed Rs. 200/- per switch.
 

  • Miscellaneous Charge shall not exceed Rs. 100/- each time when an alteration is requested.

In case the policyholder does not agree with the revision of charges the policyholder shall have the option to withdraw the Policyholder’s Fund Value.

  • Surrender:  The surrender value, if any, is payable as under:

 

If the policy is surrendered within 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy:
If you apply for surrender of the policy within 5 years from the date of commencement of policy, then the Policyholder’s Fund Value after deducting the Discontinuance Charge, if any, shall be converted into monetary terms as per Para 8 below. This monetary amount shall be credited to the Discontinued Policy Fund and no charges shall be deducted thereafter. The Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy, as per Para 8 below, shall be payable on completion of 5 years from the date of commencement of policy.

In case of death of Life Assured after the date of surrender but before the completion of 5 years from the date of commencement of policy the Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy shall be payable to the nominee/ legal heir immediately.

If the policy is surrendered after 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy:
If you apply for surrender of the policy after 5 years from the date of commencement of policy, then the Policyholder’s Fund Value, as at the date of surrender, shall be payable. There will be no Discontinuance Charge.

  •  Discontinuance of Premiums:

If you fail to pay premiums under the policy within the days of grace, a notice shall be sent to you within a period of fifteen days from the date of expiry of grace period to exercise one of the following options within a period of thirty days of receipt of such notice:

  • Revival of the policy, or
  • Complete withdrawal  from the policy

 

Upto the expiry of 30 days of receipt of notice, the policy shall be treated as inforce and the charges for Mortality shall be taken in addition to other charges, by cancelling an appropriate number of units out of the Policyholder’s Fund Value. The cover shall continue till the date of discontinuance of the policy (i.e. till the date on which the intimation is received from the policyholder for complete withdrawal of the policy or till the expiry of the notice period).
 
If you do not exercise any option within the stipulated period of 30 days, you shall be deemed to have exercised the option of complete withdrawal from the policy.

The benefits payable under the policy during the notice period shall be same as that under an inforce policy, except Partial Withdrawal, which shall not be allowed if all due premiums have not been paid.

The benefits payable when you exercise the option for complete withdrawal or you do not exercise any option during the notice period shall be as under:

If the policy is discontinued within 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy: If you exercise the option for complete withdrawal from the policy, or you do not exercise the option within the period of 30 days of receipt of notice, then the policy shall be compulsorily terminated. The Policyholder’s Fund Value as on the date of discontinuance of policy after deducting the Discontinuance Charge shall be converted into monetary terms as specified below and shall be transferred to the Discontinued Policy Fund.

However, you shall have the right to revive such policy within two years from the date of discontinuance but not later than the expiry of 5 years from the date of commencement of policy. On revival of policy, all benefits, as per the terms and conditions of the policy, shall continue from the date of revival.

In case the policy is not revived, then the Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy as specified below shall be paid after completion of 5 years from the date of commencement of policy.

In case of death of the Life Assured before the completion of 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy, the Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy shall be paid to the nominee / legal heir immediately.

If the policy is discontinued after 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy: If you exercises the option for complete withdrawal from the policy, or you do not exercise the option within the period of 30 days of receipt of notice, then the policy shall be compulsorily terminated and Policyholder’s Fund value shall be payable.

Method of calculation of Monetary Amount and Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy:

The conversion to monetary amount shall be as under:
The NAV on the date of application for surrender or as on the date of discontinuance of the policy (in case of complete withdrawal of the policy), as the case may be, multiplied by the number of units (after deduction of discontinuance of charge) in the Policyholder’s Fund Value as on that date will be the monetary amount.

The Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy shall be calculated as under:
The monetary amount calculated as above shall be transferred to the Discontinued Policy Fund. This Fund will earn a minimum guarantee of the interest rate, as applicable to saving bank account of State Bank of India from the date of discontinuance of the policy to the date of completion of 5 years from the commencement of the policy or upto the date of revival, if applicable. In case of death of the life assured, the interest shall accrue from the date of discontinuance of the policy to the date of booking of liability. The Proceeds of the discontinued policy shall be the monetary amount plus the interest accrued on the Discontinued Policy Fund.

  • Other Features:
  • Guarantee of interest rate on Discontinued Policy Fund:A guaranteed minimum interest rate, as applicable to saving bank account of State Bank of India shall be credited to the Discontinued Policy Fund constituted by the fund value of all discontinued policies.

 

  • Partial Withdrawals: Youmay encash the units partially after the fifth policy anniversary and provided all due premiums have been paid subject to the following:
  • Partial withdrawals may be in the form of fixed amount or in the form of fixed number of units.
  • Partial withdrawal shall be allowed subject to a minimum balance of two annualized premiums in the Policyholder’s Fund.

         
         Partial withdrawal shall not be allowed to nominee/ legal heir after death of life assured.

  • Switching: You can switch between the two fund types for the entire Fund Value during the policy term subject to switching charges, if any.

 

Switching shall not be allowed if due premiums have not been paid.

  • Increase / Decrease of risk covers:No increase / decrease of benefits will be allowed under the plan.

 

  • Revival: If due premium is not paid within the days of grace, a notice shall be sent to you within a period of fifteen days from the date of expiry of grace period to exercise the option for revival within a period of thirty days of receipt of such notice. However, in case of discontinuance within 5 years from the date of commencement of policy, if you exercise the option for complete withdrawal or do not exercise any option, you have the right to revive such policy within two years from the date of discontinuance but not later than the expiry of 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy.

 If you exercise the option to revive such policy, then:

  • The revival shall be made on submission of proof of continued insurability to the satisfaction of the Corporation and the payment of all the arrears of premium without interest.
  • The discontinuance charge deducted from the fund, if any, shall be added back to the Fund along with the Proceeds of the discontinued policy.
  • All outstanding applicable policy administration charges, premium allocation charges and service tax charges due since the date of discontinuance shall be deducted from the policy fund.
  • Units of the segregated fund chosen by the Policyholder shall be allotted at the NAV as on the date of revival.

The Corporation reserves the right to accept the revival at its own terms or decline the revival of a policy. The revival of a lapsed policy shall take effect only after the same is approved by the Corporation and is specifically communicated in writing to you.

Irrespective of what is stated above, if the Policyholder’s Fund Value is not sufficient to recover the charges during the notice period, the policy shall terminate and thereafter revival will not be allowed.

  • Reinstatement:

A policy once surrendered cannot be reinstated.

  • Risks borne by the Policyholder:
  • LIC’s Flexi Plus is a Unit Linked Life Insurance product, which is different from the traditional insurance products.
  • The premium paid in Unit Linked Life Insurance policies are subject to investment risks associated with capital markets and the NAVs of the units may go up or down based on the performance of fund and factors influencing the capital market and the insured is responsible for his/her decisions.
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India is only the name of the Insurance Company and LIC’s Flexi Plus is only the name of the unit linked life insurance contract and does not in any way indicate the quality of the contract, its future prospects or returns.
  • Please know the associated risks and the applicable charges, from your Insurance agent or the Intermediary or policy document of the insurer.
  • The various funds offered under this contract are the names of the funds and do not in any way indicate the quality of these plans, their future prospects and returns.
  • All benefits under the policy are also subject to the Tax Laws and other financial enactments as they exist from time to time.

 

  • Cooling off period:

If you are not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions” of the policy, you may return the policy to us within 15 days. The amount to be refunded in case the policy is returned within the cooling-off period shall be determined as under:
Value of units in the Policyholder’s Fund
            Plus           Unallocated premium
            Plus           PolicyAdministration charge deducted
            Plus           Service tax deducted
Less            Charges @ Rs.0.20per thousand Sum Assured (where Sum Assured is 105% * term* annualized Premium)
            Less            Actual cost of medical examination and special reports, if any.

  • Loan:

No loan shall be allowed under this plan.

  • Assignment:

  Assignment shall not be allowed under this plan.

  • Exclusions:

In case the Life Assured commits suicide at any time within one year, the Corporation will not entertain any claim by virtue of the policy except to the extent of the Policyholder’s Fund Value on death.

 

എടത്വാ പള്ളി പെരുന്നാള്‍ !!! Live Telecast from Edathua !!!

Published by Philip George on May 6th, 2012 - in Life Insurance

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Live Webcast St.George Forane Church Edathua On 6th & 7th May 2012

Published by Philip George on May 4th, 2012 - in Life Insurance

Dear Friends,

എടത്വാ പള്ളി പെരുന്നാളിന്റെ ലൈവ് ടെലികാസ്റ്റ് എന്റെ സൈറ്റില്‍ ആറാം തീയതിയും ഏഴാം തീയതിയും ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നതാണ്‌

കാര്യപരിപാടികള്‍

Live Webcast St.George Forane Church Edathua On 6th & 7th May 2012

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Lic Help Desk Programme at NeST Technopark Trivandrum

Published by Philip George on February 8th, 2012 - in Life Insurance

The Programme was conducted in the premises of “NeST Group”, NeST Tower, Techno Park, Trivandrum-81 on 7th February 2012. I was assisted by my team for this programme. The employees of NeST Group were enlightened on various topics like Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning,and other new products of LIC, In addition they were also provided with proper services.

എൽ.ഐ.സി യുടെ കഴിഞ്ഞ സാമ്പത്തിക വർഷത്തെ ലാഭം 22716 കോടി രുപ

Published by Philip George on January 26th, 2012 - in Financial News, Life Insurance

എൽ.ഐ.സി യുടെ കഴിഞ്ഞ സാമ്പത്തിക വർഷത്തെ  ലാഭം 22716 കോടി രുപയായി കണക്കാക്കപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു.  ഇതിന്റെ 5% ആയ 1136 കോടി രുപ കേന്ദ്രസർക്കാരിനുളളതാണ്. ബാക്കി തുക ബോണസ്സായി പോളിസിയുടമകൾക്ക് മാറ്റി വെയ്ക്കും.

എൽ. ഐ. സി യൂടെ വിവിധ പദ്ധതികൾക്കായി പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച ബോണസ്സു നിരക്കുകൾ ചുവടെ കൊടുത്തിരികുന്നു.

  2010-2011 2009-2010
1. ജീവൻ തരംഗ്    
10 വർഷം 46 40
15 വർഷം 46 44
2. ജീവൻ പ്രമുഖ്      
15 വർഷം 44 40
20 വർഷം 48 44
25 വർഷം 52 48
3. ജീവൻ ആനന്ദ്    
10 വർഷത്തിൽ കുറവ് 36 34
11-15 വർഷം 39 37
16-20 വർഷം 43 41
20 വർഷത്തിൽ കൂടുതൽ 47 45
4. ചൈൽഡ് ഫുച്ചർ പ്ലാൻ    
11-16 വർഷം 38 36
16-20 വർഷം 42 40
20 വർഷത്തിൽ കൂടുതൽ 44 42
5.ജീവൻ ശ്രീ    
10-15 വർഷം 42 40
16-20 വർഷം 46 44
20 വർഷത്തിൽ കൂടുതൽ 50 48
6. ജീവൻ ഭാരതി    
15 വർഷം 29 28
20 വർഷം 31 30
     

Jeevan Ankur ::: A Must have Children Policy

Published by Philip George on January 23rd, 2012 - in Insurance Plans, LIC Policy, Life Insurance

LIC’s JEEVAN ANKUR (UIN: 512N267V01)

LIC’s Jeevan Ankur is a conventional with profits plan, specially designed to meet the educational and other needs of your child. If you are the parent of a child aged upto 17 years, LIC’s Jeevan Ankur is the most suitable insurance plan for you which ensures that your responsibilities are met whether you survive or not and without depending on anyone else.

The risk cover under this plan will be on your life as a parent and the named child shall be the nominee under the plan. The policy term shall be based on the age at maturity of the child.

1. Benefits

i) Death benefit:

On death of the Life Assured during the policy term: Basic Sum Assured shall be payable to the nominee and an income benefit equal to 10% of Basic Sum Assured shall be payable on each policy anniversary, from the policy anniversary coinciding with or next following the date of death, till the end of the policy term.

On death of child, when Life Assured is alive: On death of the child, the Life Assured will have an option to nominate another child/person and the policy will continue with the same benefit payable to new nominee/legal heirs after the death of the Life Assured during the term of the policy.

On death of child/nominee after Life Assured’s death: The policy shall continue and the benefits shall be payable to the legal heir(s).

ii) Maturity Benefit: At the end of the policy term an assured maturity benefit equal to Basic Sum assured along with Loyalty Addition, if any, shall be payable irrespective of survival of the Life Assured.

iii) Loyalty Addition: Depending upon the Corporation’s experience the policy will be eligible for Loyalty addition on the stipulated date of maturity irrespective of survival of Life Assured.

2. Optional Benefits: You may choose  the following optional riders by payment of additional premium-

i) Accident Benefit Rider:  This benefit is available under regular premium policies only. An additional sum equal to Accident Benefit Rider Sum Assured is payable upon death due to accident. The Accident Benefit Rider Sum Assured may be opted for an amount upto the Basic Sum Assured subject to minimum of Rs. 25,000 and maximum of Rs. 50 lakh (including all policies with LIC of India and other insurers). This benefit will be available only till the age nearer birthday of the Life assured is 70 yrs.

  ii) Critical Illness Rider:  An amount equal to Critical Illness Rider Sum Assured will be payable in case of diagnosis of defined categories of Critical Illnesses. The Critical Illness Rider Sum Assured may be opted for an amount upto the Basic Sum Assured subject to a minimum of Rs. 50,000 and a maximum of Rs. 5 lakh (including all policies with LIC of India). This benefit will be available provided the policy matures on or before the Life Assured attains 60years of age.

Critical Illness Rider can be availed with or without Premium Waiver Benefit. If Critical Illness Rider is opted with Premium Waiver Benefit, then in the event of Life Assured diagnosed with any of the Critical Illnesses covered under the policy, the total future premium in respect of the policy will be waived. The Basic Sum Assured under such policies should be equal to the Critical Illness Rider Sum Assured.

3. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions (For Basic Plan):

a) Minimum Sum Assured                               :   Rs. 100,000

b) Maximum Sum Assured                              :   No Limit

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

c) Minimum Age at entry for Life Assured   : 18 years (completed)

d) Maximum Age at entry for Life Assured  : 50 years (nearest birthday)

e) Maximum Maturity Age for Life Assured : 75 years (nearest birthday)

f) Minimum Age at entry for child                : 0  years (last birthday)

g) Maximum Age at entry for child               : 17 years ( last birthday)

h) Minimum Term                                        : Higher of (18 – age of child, 8) years

i) Maximum Term                                       : (25 – age of child) years

4. Sample premium Rates:

Premiums can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly mode (through ECS only) or through SSS mode over the term of policy. Alternatively, a single premium can be paid.

A grace period of one calendar month but not less than 30 days will be allowed for payment of yearly or half-yearly or quarterly premiums and 15 days for monthly premiums.

5. Sample premium Rates:

 Following are some of the sample premium rates (exclusive of service tax) per Rs. 1000/- S.A.:

Single Premium

Age

Policy term

 

10

15

20

25

         20

615.45

494.95

405.95

348.00

30

618.80

503.35

422.10

375.30

40

638.75

541.60

483.60

463.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Regular Premium

Age

Policy term

 

10

15

20

25

       20

90.65

56.45

39.70

31.10

       30

91.20

57.50

41.35

33.50

      40

94.70

62.35

47.80

41.75

 

 

 

 

 

6. Mode and High S.A. Rebates:

Mode Rebate:

Yearly mode                            -    2% of Tabular Premium

Half-yearly mode                     –   1% of the Tabular premium

Quarterly & Salary deduction   –     NIL

Sum Assured Rebate:

Single Premium:

Sum Assured                         Rebate (Rs.)

1,00,000 to 1,95,000               Nil

2,00,000 to 4,95,000               4.00 %o S.A.

5,00,000 and above                6.00 %o S.A.

 

Regular Premium:

Sum Assured                         Rebate (Rs.)

1,00,000 to 1,95,000               Nil

2,00,000 to 4,95,000               2.00 %o S.A.

5,00,000 and above                3.00 %o S.A.

7. Revival:

If premiums are not paid within the grace period then the policy will lapse. A lapsed policy can be revived from the date of first unpaid premium and before the date of maturity by paying all the arrears of premium together with interest within a period of five years, 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 life assured. Riders shall be revived along with the basic plan and not in isolation.

8. Paid-up Value:

Under regular premium policies, if after atleast three full years’ premium 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 for a reduced paid-up sum assured. This Paid-Up Sum Assured shall be payable on the date of maturity or on Life Assured’s prior death.

Further, in case of death during the term of the policy, the paid up value shall be paid immediately on death. But, neither income benefit nor paid up value on maturity shall be payable.

Accident Benefit and Critical Illness riders do not acquire any paid-up value.

9. Surrender Value:

The Guaranteed Surrender Value will be as under:

  1. Single Premium Policies: The Guaranteed Surrender value will be available after completion of atleast one policy year and is equal to 90% of the premium paid excluding premium for optional rider and extras, if any.
  1.    Regular Premium Policies: The Guaranteed surrender value will be available after completion of three policy years and atleast three full years’ premiums have been paid and is equal to 30% of the premiums paid excluding the premium paid for the first year and all premiums in respect of optional rider and extras, if any.

 

Corporation may, however, pay Special Surrender value, as the discounted value of the Paid-up Sum Assured as applicable on date of surrender, provided the same is higher than Guaranteed Surrender value.

10. Policy Loan:

No loan facility will be available under this plan.

11. Service Tax: 

Service tax, if any, shall be as per the Service Tax laws and the rate of service tax as applicable from time to time.

The amount of service tax as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the policyholder on premium(s) as and when the premiums are paid.

12. Cooling-off period:

If you are not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions” of the policy you may return the policy to us within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy bond.

13. Exclusion:

Suicide:- This policy shall be void if the Life Assured commits suicide (whether sane or insane at that time) at any time within one year from the date of commencement of risk and the Corporation will not entertain any other claim by virtue of this policy except to the extent of a maximum of 90% of single premium paid excluding any extra premium (in case of single premium policies).

 

Why LIC Investments are better than other investments?

Published by Philip George on November 18th, 2011 - in Investments, LIC Policy, Life Insurance

1) Government guaranteed.

2) Life Cover

  • No other savings provide insurance cover for their investors.

3) Money in proper hands.

  • Investor can choose for nomination, assignment and re-assignment. So maturity amount or claim amount will go to the right people.

4) Form of benefit can be pre-decided.

  • Benefit of the insurance can be pre-decided under Marriage         Women’s Property act (MWP Act).

5) Business successions.

  • Partnership insurance

(i)    Firm will be the policy holder or proposer.

(ii)  Life assured will be the partners.

6) Default risk covered

  • Key man insurance policy. : In Key-man insurance, company will be the policy holder and proposer but Life assured will be Key-man. On the death of the Key-man money will come to the company.

7) Encourage thrift.

  • LIC encourages saving habit of the people, because LIC savings are compulsory savings.

8 ) Creation of large estate by investing small amount.

  • SIP- Regular savings.

9) Raise money in emergency.

  • Loan available
  • Surrender available

10) Age group of 1 to 80 can invest.

11) Benefits with variety of options.

  • Mode of payment options
  • Settlement options.
  • Premium can be paid in advance.

12) Easy accessible

  • Like payment of premium, claim settlement etc. In LIC numbers of outlets are increasing but in other case, numbers of outlets are decreasing due to cost cutting.

13)  Steady returns

14)  Tax benefit

  • Deduction allowable from income for payment of life insurance premium (sec.80.c)
  • Deduction under section 80D. Health insurance premium up to 15000/p.a.
  • Deduction under section 80D.D. Jeevan Adhar premium up to 50000/p.a.
  • Exemption under section 10 (10) A
  • Exemption under section 10 (10) D.

Before taking an insurance policy, or invest in share market, or other financial investment, ask following questions to the Executive who approach you.

Published by Philip George on October 25th, 2011 - in Life Insurance
  • How long you are in this business?
  • How many companies (job) have you changed in your career?
  • How long is your company in this business?
  • How long would you and your company in that business?
  • What are the assets of your company?
  • What are the liabilities of your company?
  • What is the “life fund” or “Asset under management” of your company?
  • Can you show the profit & loss account of your company since  the year 2000?
  • How will I remit the premium?
  • How I will get the after-sales service?
  • What are the claim procedures of your company?
  • What are the terms and conditions of the death claim?

NB: I wrote this because, I have met several  frustrated IT Engineers who have invested their hard earned money without proper planning, with inept private insurance agents, hoping to avail the income tax benefits. If they had asked these questions to the executive, then they would have never worried about their investments.

Companies dial LIC for funds in the middle of uncertainty

Published by Philip George on October 25th, 2011 - in Financial News, Investments, Life Insurance

Source : Business Standard ::: Date 17-Oct-2011

By Niladri Bhattacharya & Parnika Sokhi

India Inc is dialling the Life Insurance Corporation of India to bail it out in an uncertain investment climate. The largest domestic institutional investor in the country is flooded with enquires from a number of companies for investing in their debt papers. Sources familiar with the developments say the requirement submitted to LIC is to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore.However, LIC’s hands are tied by regulations, which mandate 75 per cent of its debt investments should be in AAA-rated papers. “There are a lot of good companies which have AA+, AA, AA- and A+ rated issues. With the market appetite for these being low, they are looking up to LIC for bailing them out,” the sources say. Read More

© Philip George
Tuesday, 12 December 2017