IN THIS POLICY, THE INVESTMENT RISK IN INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO IS BORNE BY THE POLICYHOLDER
LIC’s Pension Plus is a unit linked deferred pension plan, which provides you a minimum guarantee on the gross premiums paid. The plan is without any life cover.
You have a choice of investing your premiums in one of the two types of investment funds available. Premiums paid after deduction of allocation charge will purchase units of the Fund type chosen. The Unit Fund is subject to various charges and value of units may increase or decrease, depending on the Net Asset Value (NAV).
1. Payment of Premiums: You may pay premiums regularly at yearly, half-yearly or quarterly or monthly (through ECS mode only) intervals over the term of the policy. Alternatively, a Single premium can be paid.
A grace period of 30 days will be allowed for payment of yearly or half-yearly or quarterly premiums and 15 days for monthly (through ECS) premiums.
2 . Eligibility Conditions And Other Restrictions:
Annualized Premiums shall be payable in multiple of Rs. 1,000 for other than ECS monthly. For monthly (ECS), the premium shall be in multiples of Rs. 250/-.
3. Charges under the Plan:
For Single premium policies: 3.3%
Allocation charge for Top-up: 1.25%
B) Other Charges: The following charges shall be deducted during the term of the policy:
C) Right to revise charges: The Corporation reserves the right to revise all or any of the above charges except the premium allocation charge, with the prior approval of IRDA.
– Policy Administration Charge
Rs. 60/- per month during the first policy year and Rs. 60/- per month escalating at 3% p.a. thereafter, throughout the term of the policy
– Fund Management Charge: The Maximum for each Fund will be as follows:
– Switching Charge shall not exceed Rs. 200/- per switch.
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 which shall be utilised to provide an annuity.
4. 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:
During the notice period of 30 days, the policy shall be treated as in force 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) and the charges shall be taken, as usual.
There shall be no change in payments of benefits during the notice period.
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 after 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 and Policyholder’s Fund value will compulsorily be utilized to provide an annuity.
5. Method of calculation of Monetary amount and Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy:
The conversion to monetary amount shall be as under:
The Proceeds of the Discontinued Policy shall be calculated as under:
6. Other Features:
The minimum guaranteed rate of 4.5% p.a. is applicable to all premiums received up to 31st March, 2011, including any Top-up premiums paid.
ii )Guarantee of interest rate on Discontinued Policy Fund: A guaranteed minimum interest rate of 3.5% p.a. shall be credited to the Discontinued Policy Fund constituted by the fund value of all discontinued policies.
iii ) Top-up (Additional Premium) : You can pay additional premium in multiples of Rs.1,000 without any limit at anytime during the term of policy. Top-up shall not be allowed during the last 5 years of the contract. In case of yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly (ECS) mode of premium payment such Top-up can be paid only if all premiums have been paid under the policy.
iv) Switching: You can switch between the two fund types during the policy term subject to switching charges, if any.
v) Partial Withdrawal: No partial withdrawal of units will be allowed under this plan.
vi) 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. If you exercise the option to revive the policy, then the arrears of premium without interest shall be required to be paid.
The Corporation reserves the right to accept the revival at its own terms or decline the revival of a policy.
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.
vii) Conversion to annuity: The benefit amount, payable in case of surrender or on discontinuance of premium or on vesting, shall compulsorily be utilized to provide an annuity subject to the following conditions:
1. You will have an option to commute upto a maximum of one third of the
a) Higher of Policyholder’s Fund Value and Guaranteed Maturity Proceeds, in the event of vesting, or
The commutation will be allowed provided the balance amount is sufficient to purchase a minimum amount of annuity as per the provisions of section 4 of Insurance Act, 1938 as applicable on the date of payment of annuity.
2. The minimum amount of annuity payable shall be subject to the provisions of section 4 of Insurance Act, 1938 as applicable on the date of payment of annuity. In case the applicable amount as mentioned in (a) to (c) of Para 10.vii) above is insufficient to purchase the minimum amount of annuity, then the said amount shall be refunded as a lump sum to you.
3. You shall have an option to purchase immediate annuity from any other life insurance company “registered with IRDA” subject to Regulatory provisions. In such cases, LIC will transfer your fund amount directly to the chosen Insurer.
If you opt to purchase immediate annuity from any other life insurance Company, you would be required to inform your such intention to the Corporation six months prior to the vesting date.
A policy once surrendered cannot be reinstated.
8. Risks borne by the Policyholder:
9. 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:
Assignment shall not be allowed under this plan.
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