Life Insurance

Life Insurance Provides financial protection to your family after life.
Among various insurance products, LIFE INSURANCE has been the most popular. It is an important part of financial planning. Life insurance provides financial protection to the family in case of the death of the breadwinner of the family. It enables the family to lead the same standard of life even after the demise of the head of the family.

[Type of Life Insurance Policies]

Endowment Policy

In this policy the sum assured is paid in both the situations i.e. death or survival. The amount is paid either on maturity or death of the policyholder.

Money Back Policy

In this policy the policyholder receives a certain percentage of sum assured at regular intervals say 5,10,15,20 years. In case of survival remaining amount along with bonus is paid on maturity. In case of death sum assured is paid.

Pension Plan

In this plan annuity is paid to the policyholder against the accumulated fund at the end of the term of the plan. Policyholders can also obtain the accumulated amount in a lump sum in place of the annuity.

Whole Life Policy

This policy provides coverage throughout the life of the policyholder. The premium is paid for certain number of years only say for 20 years.

Unit Linked Insurance Plan

In this plan the amount of premium is invested in the Equities and debt instruments. Here, return is not guaranteed and is market-driven but offers to build a good sum at the end of the plan.

Life Insurance Benefits


This is the first and foremost benefit of life insurance. It provides financial protection to the family in case of death of the policyholder.


It offers an opportunity for investment through the Unit linked plans. There is a possibility of accumulating a huge sum at the end of the term of the policy.

Income Tax Benefits

The premium paid for the insurance policies are eligible for the income tax deductions under Section 10,80C and 80 CCC of the Act.

[Important Points to be checked before buying a life insurance policy.]

Buying Decision Basics

Track Record of the company

Before buying a policy track record of the company is to be checked about its promoters, claim settlement ratio, customer service, etc.

Terms and Conditions of the policy

Terms and Conditions of the policy are to be read carefully – whether any exclusions are there or not.

Free Look Period

Some companies offer a free look period from 15- 30 days. The policyholder has an option to return the policy if not satisfied within the free look period.

Premium Payment Options

Company offers to pay a premium in Monthly, Quarterly, Half yearly, and yearly instalments. The company also offers a discount on Yearly payment of premium. Payment option to be chosen based on income.

Claim Settlement Ratio

Claim settlement ratio is an indicator of companies’ promptness of settlement of claims. The higher the ratio, the better is the company. This can be checked on the web site of the companies.

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