HDFC Life Child Plans

3 / 5 based on 20 User Reviews

What do you mean by a child insurance plan?

Almost every insurance company in the market today offers a child insurance plan which is a unique plan designed specifically for the child’s benefit. This plan aims to create a stable future of the child in terms of finance which will remain unaffected by the presence of the parent. These plans have some common features and promise some unique benefits which are highlighted in the following points: 

  • The plan can be bought only by a parent who has a minor child for whom he would like to plan. Other individuals cannot buy the plan. HDFC offers two HDFC child plans 
  • These plans cover the life of the parent and he is also the person responsible for paying the premiums. Some plans, however, also cover the life of the child while the parent is supposed to pay the premiums and is called the policyholder. 
  • Child insurance plans can be offered as a traditional plan where the benefits payable on death or maturity is fixed or a unit linked insurance plan where the benefits payable will depend on the growth experienced in the capital market. This is because the premiums are invested in funds representing the capital market and so the growth is market related. One of the HDFC child plan is an ULIP while the other HDFC child plan is a traditional product 
  • Unlike other plans of insurance, a child plan will have an inbuilt benefit of the waiver of premium rider. This rider ensures the continuation of premium even after the policyholder who is responsible for premium payments dies. So, the child, who might be the life insured or the beneficiary will not have to worry about paying premiums if the parent dies because the company will take care of the same. 
  • Normal maturity benefits are payable if the policyholder survives till maturity. However, on death two things happen. One, an immediate death benefit is paid to the nominee. Two, the plan still continues and the premiums are paid by the insurance company on every due date. When the plan matures, the maturity benefit is paid again to the nominee and then the plan is completed. HDFC child plan helps the policyholder to get maximum maturity benefits and also take advantage of various payout options under these HDFC child plans. 
  • If the child’s life is insured, the insurance company does not take the risk immediately since inception. There is a few years’ wait which is called the deferment period during which the Sum Assured cover is not provided on the child’s life. If the child dies only the total premiums paid till the child’s death are returned to the policyholder, i.e. the parent. 
  • Another feature in case where the child is covered is the vesting of the policy. Vesting means transfer of ownership of the policy. Since, the child being a minor cannot have the title to the policy, the parent acts as the policyholder. But, after the child attains 18 years of age, he is legally matured and then the policy ownership transfers in his name automatically making him the policyholder. 

Why do you require a child plan?

The plan comes with various features which ensure the financial stability of the child and as such becomes very important. For instance, the premium waiver benefit which is inbuilt takes care of the crisis faced in the absence of the parent. Though in other plans of insurance, one can opt for this rider additionally, it would involve extra payment of premium which is not applicable in a child plan. By paying benefits twice in the case of death of the parent, the plan also provides the needed funds both for the immediate use and also for the future use. These features make the plan a compulsory requirement. 

Tips to Buy a Child Plan

Becoming a parent is one of the high points in the life of any individual. Every parent wants to ensure that the transformation of their child from an infant into a confident young adult is smooth, without any breaks and roadblocks. They want to provide the best education to their child and offer the best facilities so that their child can become whatever he or she desires to be in life. 

A child plan helps in providing much required funds at key milestones in a child’s life. This insurance-cum-investment product even works in the unpleasant scenario of the parent not being around to personally take care of the child. It takes care of the child’s needs when he or she grows up. 

HDFC child plan serves the dual purpose of insurance and investment. The following tips help in short listing and buying an appropriate child insurance plan, including HDFC child plans: 

Start Early

The importance of saving and investing early cannot be stressed enough. The earlier one starts, greater are the chances of having a bigger corpus for the child’s needs. One will be able to reap higher returns due to power of compounding and greater returns in the capital market over a long period of time. HDFC child plans start early; for instance the HDFC child plan, HDFC Life Young Star Udaan Plan, allows entry from the age of 30 days for the child 

Choose a Suitable Sum Assured Amount

The sum assured amount of the HDFC child plan should be adequate, such that it can provide for the child’s future needs and accommodate inflation and other factors. Proper thought should be given while deciding on the sum assured amount. 

Pay Attention to Fine Print

Due attention should be paid to the terms and conditions mentioned in fine print of the HDFC child plan. Each HDFC child plan has unique features and serves different needs of people. The policy document of these HDFC child plans helps in understanding the features and benefits in detail so that there is no confusion and disappointment later on. This also helps in choosing an appropriate plan, best suited for one’s child’s needs. 

Insist On Premium Waiver Option

Most child plans have an inbuilt premium waiver feature or self-funding of premium which allows the policy to continue even after the death of the applicant / policyholder (parent), where the insurance company waives future premiums, allowing the child to receive complete maturity benefit. The policy does not lapse with the death of the parent and the family, especially the child, is not burdened for payment of remaining premiums. If a policy does not come built with this option, it can be taken as an add-on. 

The HDFC child plans provide premium waiver of future premiums on the death of the parent. 

Look for Provision of Partial Withdrawals

A child plan which offers the provision to partially withdraw money is useful as emergencies and unplanned expenses can be take care of easily without disturbing regular income. 

Choice of Funds

Child plans invest part of the premium in debt and equity instruments linked to capital markets to earn higher returns. Insurance companies provide a choice of funds with varying levels of exposure to debt and equity to suit different risk appetites. Funds options can range from 100% debt to 100% equity. The HDFC child plan, HDFC SL Young Star Super Premium, is a ULIP plan that helps maximise growth potential. 

Both HDFC child plans provide a choice of funds to suit a policyholder’s risk appetite. 

Facilities like Systematic Transfer Plan and Dynamic Fund Allocation help in safeguarding investments against market volatility. 

HDFC Child Plans

HDFC Life Insurance Company currently offers two types of Child Plans to its customers. Details of both HDFC child plans are discussed below with their respective features and benefits in both summary and detailed format. 

HDFC Child Plan – Summary

HDFC Child Plan Features Eligibility Details
HDFC Child Plan – HDFC SL Young Star Super Premium

 

  • This HDFC child plan provides two types of cover: Life and Life & Health
  • Life Options provides only the death benefit while Life & Health Option provides both death benefit and critical illness benefit
  • Two modes of payment of death benefit under this HDFC child plan: Save Benefit and Save-n-Gain Benefit
  • If the policyholder is alive on maturity, the available fund value is paid to him
  • Insured has the option to keep the fund value invested with the company for another 5 years; the insured can avail the funds in instalments over the 5 years.
  • Option to choose from 4 available funds.
  • Partial withdrawals can be made after 5 years with a minimum value of Rs.10, 000
  • The HDFC child plan Life & Health Option covers 6 critical illnesses

 

  • Entry Age: From 18 years to 65 years in Life Option and to 55 years in Life & Health Option
  • Maturity Age:   Life Option – 75 years; Life & Health Option – 65 years
  • Policy Term: 10 to 20 years
  • Sum Assured:    From 10/7 times the annual premium depending on age to 40 times the annual premium
  • Annual Premium: From Rs. 15,000 onwards

 

HDFC Child Plan – HDFC Life Young Star Udaan Plan

 

  • This HDFC child plan is a traditional participating life insurance plan.
  • Combines the benefits of an Endowment Plan and a Money Back Plan.
  • The HDFC child plan offers definite additions in the first five years at a rate of 3% and 5% of Sum Assured every year if policy tenure is less or more, respectively, than 20 years.
  • Options to choose three maturity benefits: Aspiration, Academia and Career.
  • Policyholder may avail of the monthly money back benefits that are paid @8.5% of the annual payout amount every month for 12 months under this HDFC child plan.
  • Two options for availing death benefit: Classic Death Benefit Option and Classic Waiver Death Benefit Option.
  • Rebates are allowed in premiums for Sum Assured of Rs.4 lakhs and above.

 

  • Entry Age: 30 days to 60 years
  • Maturity Age: 18 to 75 years
  • Policy Term: 15 years to 25 years
  • Sum Assured: As per age, term, premium, etc.
  • Annual Premium Amount: From Rs. 24,000 and upwards

 

HDFC Child Plan – Details 

HDFC Child Plan – HDFC SL Young Star Super Premium

This HDFC child plan is a unit linked child plan having the following features:

  • The HDFC child plan provides two types of coverage options of Life Option and Life & Health Option.
  • Life Options provides only the death benefit in case of death of the insured during the tenure of the plan while Life & Health Option provides for both death benefit and critical illness benefit if the insured dies or is diagnosed with a critical illness during the plan tenure.
  • There are two preferences of payment of death benefit under this HDFC child plan which are Save Benefit and Save-n-Gain Benefit and the death benefit will be paid as per the Benefit Payment Preference chosen by the policyholder at the time of buying the plan
  • If the policyholder chooses the Save Benefit under any of the plan option, then on death or critical illness, the Sum Assured is paid to the beneficiary who is the child, all future premiums are waived off and paid for by the company and the plan continues. On maturity, the available fund value is again paid to the beneficiary and the plan terminates.
  • If the chosen Benefit Payment Preference is Save-n-Gain under any of the plan option, in case of death or critical illness suffered by the insured during the tenure of the plan, the Sum Assured is paid to the beneficiary who is the child, all future premiums are waived off and 50% of the premiums are paid by the company towards the plan and 50% to the beneficiary on every premium due date and the plan continues. On maturity, the available fund value is again paid to the beneficiary and the plan terminates.
  • The death benefit under any case shall not be lower than 105% of all premiums paid till the date of death.
  • On maturity, if the policyholder is alive, the available fund value is paid to him and the policy terminates. The policyholder has the option to choose the Settlement Option on maturity under this HDFC child plan wherein the fund value can be kept invested with the company for a further 5 years and the policyholder will avail of the funds in instalments over those 5 years.
  • The policyholder has an option to choose from 4 available funds for investing the premium in this HDFC child plan. The funds available are Income Fund, Balanced Fund, Blue Chip Fund and Opportunities Fund
  • Partial withdrawals can be made after 5 years with a minimum value of Rs.10, 000
  • Premium redirection is allowed to redirect future premiums to a different fund than that currently chosen under this HDFC child plan
  • Switching is also allowed to switch between the available funds in this HDFC child plan
  • A total of 6 Critical Illnesses are covered under the Life & Health Option in this HDFC child plan which include cancer, CABG, heart attack, kidney failure, major organ transplant and stroke. 

HDFC Child Plan – HDFC SL Young Star Super Premium Eligibility Details

 

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age

18 years

Life Option - 65 years
Life & Health Option – 55 years

Maturity Age

-

Life Option - 75 years
Life & Health Option – 65 years

Policy Term

10 years

20 years

Sum Assured

10 / 7 times the annual premium depending on age

40 times the annual premium

Annual Premium Amount

Rs.15, 000

No limit

Premium Payment Term

Equal to the policy term

Premium Payment Frequency

Yearly

 

HDFC Child Plan – HDFC Life Young Star Udaan Plan

This HDFC child plan is a traditional life insurance plan with the following features and benefits:

  • The plan is a participating plan which earns bonuses and combines the benefits of an Endowment Plan and a Money Back Plan
  • Guaranteed Additions accrue in the first five years of this HDFC child plan at a rate of 3% of the Sum Assured every year if the policy tenure is lower than 20 years or 5% of the Sum Assured every year if the policy tenure is more than 20 years.
  • For receiving the maturity benefit, the policyholder has the option to choose from three different options of Aspiration, Academia and Career under this HDFC child plan.
  • Under the Aspiration Option, on maturity, the chosen Sum Assured is paid along with the Guaranteed Additions accrued in the first five years of the plan. Thus, 115% or 125% of the Sum Assured is paid in case of the Aspiration option.
  • The Academia Option is a money back option wherein money backs start from the last 5 years of the plan. The first money back is paid at 30% of the Sum Assured in the fifth last year of the plan. Thereafter, 15% of the Sum Assured is paid in every consecutive year. On maturity, 15% of the Sum Assured is paid along with the Guaranteed Additions accrued in the first five years of the plan which may be a total of 15% or 25% of the Sum Assured. Thus, a total of 120% or 130% of the Sum Assured is paid under the plan including the Guaranteed Additions
  • The Career Option also behaves like a money-back option wherein money backs start in the last 5 years of the plan. 15% of the Sum Assured is paid in every year in the last 5 years and on maturity, 40% of the Sum Assured is paid along with the Guaranteed Additions accrued in the first five years of the plan which may be a total of 15% or 25% of the Sum Assured. Thus, a total of 140% or 130% of the Sum Assured is paid under the plan including the Guaranteed Additions
  • The policyholder may avail of the money back benefits monthly which will be paid @8.5% of the annual payout amount every month for 12 months under this HDFC child plan
  • There are two options for availing the death benefit under this HDFC child plan which are Classic Death Benefit Option and Classic Waiver Death Benefit Option.
  • Under the Classic option, the death benefit will be higher of the Sum Assured on Maturity or 10 / 7 times the annual premium depending on the age of the policyholder or 105% of all premiums paid till the date of death.
  • Under the Classic Waiver option, the death benefit will be higher of the Sum Assured on Maturity or 10 / 7 times the annual premium depending on the age of the policyholder or 105% of all premiums paid till the date of death. Moreover, all future premiums are waived off and paid for by the company while the plan continues and earns bonuses.
  • Reversionary Bonus, Interim Bonus and Terminal Bonus are paid under the HDFC child plan.
  • Loans can be availed against this HDFC child plan which will be for a maximum of 80% of the Special Surrender Value applicable under the plan
  • Rebates are allowed in premiums for higher Sum Assured ranges of Rs.4 lakhs and above.

 

HDFC Child Plan – HDFC Life Young Star Udaan Plan Eligibility Details

 

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age

30 days

60 years

Maturity Age

18 years

75 years

Policy Term

15 years

25 years

Sum Assured

Depends on age, term , premium and premium paying term

Annual Premium Amount

Rs.24, 000

No limit

Premium Payment Term

Limited Pay for 7, 10 or Term minus 5 years

Premium Payment Frequency

Yearly, half-yearly, quarterly, monthly

 

Sample Rates of Premium

The following table shows sample rates of premium by individuals aged 30 years and under different maturity benefit options

 

Sum Assured

Aspiration

Academia

Career

Rs.1 lakh

Rs.16, 733

Rs.18, 825

Rs.19, 046

Rs.2.5 lakhs

Rs.41, 833

Rs.47, 063

Rs.47, 615

Rs.5 lakhs

Rs.83, 665

Rs.94, 125

Rs.95, 230

 

Applying for a Child Plan from the company:

 

Online

The company offers specific plans which are available online only. The customer only needs to log into the company’s website, choose the required HDFC child plan, choose the coverage and provide the details. The premium will be determined using the filled details. The customer then needs to pay the premium online through credit card, debit card or net banking facilities and the policy will be issued 

Intermediaries

HDFC child plans which are not available online can be purchased from agents, brokers, banks, etc. where the intermediaries help with the application process. 

HDFC Life Child Plans - FAQs 

1. How to pay premium? What are the modes of payment available?

You can pay premium for HDFC child plans through ANY the following methods:

  • ECS SYSTEM
  • Bill Pay – EBPP (Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment)
  • Drop box
  • YES /AXIS Bank debit card
  • Bill pay-EBPP(Electronic bill presentment and payment)
  • Cash/Cheque Payments
  • NEFT

 For paying premium online, please visit e-portal and select your choice of HDFC child plan. 

Step 1: Enter your policy details – policy number and policyholders date of birth

Step 2: Pay from your debit/ credit card or select your online bank account to make the payment

Step 3: Authenticate and confirm your payment details and receive online premium payment receipt for the selected HDFC child plan 

2. How can I check policy status for HDFC Life child plans?

You can check policy status online, if you are a registered user. Simply log into the e-portal with your Client ID and password to check the policy status of your HDFC child plan.

Alternatively, you can check the status via the SMS facility, provided you are a registered user.

SMS LIFE to 56161

SMS FACILITY to 5676727 

Alternatively, inquire at toll free 1800 266 9777 / 1800 227227 (Monday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM). 

3. What is the policy renewal process for HDFC Life child plans?

Renew your HDFC child plan policy online. Here are the steps; 

Step 1: Login with your HDFC child plan customer ID and password on

Step 2: Select the HDFC child plan policy due for renewal payment. Click Pay Renewal Premium Now

Step 3: Choose payment option- Credit/Debit Card or NEFT

Step 4: Authenticate and confirm your payment details and print the payment receipt for your HDFC child plan 

4. What is the company’s process to settle claim for HDFC Life child plans?

For policyholders of HDFC child plans, Cashless facility is permitted in case of hospitalization or surgery. For others the process is as follows;

 Step 1: Duly fill the claims form

Step 2: Attach the relevant documents- medical bills, reports, accident report- with your claims form

Step 3: Submit the documents at the Claims Office at any of your nearest HDFC branch in your city

 Alternatively, you can post it at their registered headquarter:

 HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd.Lodha Excelus, 13th Floor Apollo Mills Compound, N.M. Joshi Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai – 400011, Maharashtra, India.Telephone–(022)67516666

 Call toll-free for more information: 1860 267 9999 

5. What is the policy cancellation process for HDFC Life child plans?

HDFC child plan policyholders must attach all the relevant policy documents along with a duly filled surrender form at any of the branch locations in their city. Within 72 hours, the refund will be made into your bank account, post deducting cancellation charges, stamp duty (if any), and medical tests.

HDFC Child Plan

Reviews for HDFC Life Child Plans

TOTAL REVIEWS (20)
Karan
Navi_mumbai
April 15, 2016

Quality Investment

I buy a child policy plan for my child from hdfc standard life insurance. Policy coverage is high 91% but the premium is low. Claims are easy to get because of the fast service provided by the executives and staff members. Daily updates are also mailed to me time to time. Fine policy good work. Good future investment and it save tax also.

Uttam
Vasco_da_gama
April 15, 2016

Very Nice

I purchase child policy plan by hdfc standard life insurance. Policy coverage is 93% and the claims are high. Premium is low and the services are fast and with great response from executives and staff members of the company. Good future investment and it saves taxes too. I'm happy with my policy plan.

Rahul
Srinagar
April 15, 2016

Trustworthy

I found awesome child policy plan from hdfc standard life insurance. The claim is high and the policy coverage is 88%. Service you provided is fast and very quick. Daily updates are mail and texted to me. The policy is good for future investment and it saves taxes also.

Devesh
Nainital
April 15, 2016

Satisfactory

I had child policy plan for my child through hdfc standard life insurance child plan. The policy is nice, Good policy coverage ~94% and claiming amount is Rs.42 L after policy get mature. But the service is bit slow, please improve it. And the behaviour of the executives and staff members are nice. Good future investment with saving tax too.

Naveen
Kalyan
April 15, 2016

Great Policy

The best child policy plan i bought from hdfc standard life insurance and the policy plan is awesome. The policy coverage is 89% and the claims are 37 L after policy get mature. The investment is low and the returns are high. Good future plan with tax protection. Service you provided is very quick and on time till now.

Ishant
Agartala
April 15, 2016

Nice Pension Plan

I own hdfc life child insurance policy plan which is an average one. The service is fast and the policy coverage is approx. 82%. The claims are okay but the claiming process is bit lengthy. Executives and staff members are doing great work with good response. Okay policy and good for tax saving. Good for middle class person. I like the policy.

SUSMITA
Delhi
March 01, 2016

PATHETIC CUSTOMER SUPPORT RUDE STAFF

Disgusting rude behaviour by staff, no customer supprt by phone or mail. The person who sold us the policy (Mr Himanshu Delhi branch) cut my call when I tried to request help about a premium related issue, and did not call back.

Balbeer
Jaipur
February 27, 2016

Bad Policy.

Recently i buy hdfc standard child insurance plan. The is not good at all. Policy coverage, claims, service provided by staff is not that good as said by the company. Please improve it or return my money as soon as possible.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE03914

Abdul
Surat
February 26, 2016

Great Policy Plan.

I purchase hdfc standard child insurance policy plan. Policy covers around 22 lakhs in 19 years. Claims are easily get due to great services by executives of the company.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05217

Bhupendra
Delhi
February 26, 2016

Fine policy plan.

My Brother purchase hdfc standard life insurance after that i buy one too for my child. Nice future investment in low premiums. Services are fast and the claims are high and policy coverage is 80%. Nicely managed all things in one policy.
Plan Name: Young Star Super Premium
Agent Code: BBE04411

Ajay
Tezpur
February 24, 2016

Average...

I purchase hdfc standard life insurance child policy plan. The premium is low but the paybacks also low. It is an average policy which has policy coverage around 70% and the claims are around fifteen lakhs.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE04411

Kailash
Rudrapur
February 24, 2016

"Good"

From hdfc standard life insurance i bought three child plans for my children. Plan was good and returns are even better. Policy coverage and claims are high and investments are low. Services are real fast and on time.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE04411

Ramakrishnan
Chennai
February 24, 2016

above average.

My child policy plan is the best. HDFC standard child insurance plan i bought for my child. Premium is Rs.5000 and returns are Rs.20 lakhs. Policy coverage and claims are also high with quick services. Now I'm relaxed for my child future.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BPW01312

Manoj
Vapi
February 23, 2016

"Child Plan"

I have child policy plan which has great benefits with low investments. Policy coverage and claims are high and claiming process is easy because the service is fast and executive and staff do great work with polite behaviour.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE03914

Sagar
Pune
February 20, 2016

Nice Child Policy.

I invest my money for my child with hdfc life insurance child plan. Policy coverage and claims are high. Policy premium is low and the service is fast like super sonic fast. Investment is for 20 years and return amount is ~30 lakhs.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05217

Krishan
Sikar
February 20, 2016

"Fantastic Policy"

I own hdfc standard life insurance child policy plan. Policy have huge benefits like low premiums and high paybacks, Claims are ~Rs.20 lakh, Policy coverage is ~80-90%. The services are quick and very easy procedures to do things on web page.
Plan Name: Young Star Super Premium
Agent Code: BBE05217

Kartik
Gurgaon
February 19, 2016

"Child Policy"

My dad gifted me child policy plan of hdfc standard life insurance. The plan is really very good with low investments. After 20 years the payback amount i.e., Rs.30 lakhs. Service is super sonic fast and always on time. Thank youand I love you dad.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05131

AMIT
Mangalore
February 19, 2016

Great Service.

I buy hdfc standard child insurance plan. The policy is good and the premium is Rs.6000 for both of my child. Claim is high and returns is approx. 20 lakh after 15 years. Nice investment with fast services.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05131

PRAKASH
Keonjhar
February 18, 2016

Average.

I purchase hdfc life insurance child policy plan for my children. The investment is less ~Rs.5000 twice in a year for both of my child. The returns are high ~Rs.20 lakh after 13 years. Service is good and fast. Good job.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05217

Narasimha
Bengaluru
February 18, 2016

Good Child Plan.

I buy a child plan for my child from hdfc standard life insurance. Policy coverage is high but the premium is low. Claims are easy to get because of the fast service. Daily updates are also mailed. Fine policy, Happy with it.
Plan Name: Click2Invest
Agent Code: BBE05131