SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd - SBI Life

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Claim Settlement Ratio - 91.06%*
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Founded in the year 2001, as a joint venture between State Bank of India & BNP Paribas Cardif , two highly distinguished service provider in financial domain. SBI holds 74% of the total capital and BNP Paribas Cardif holds 26% of the total capital.

Since then SBI Life Insurance has transpired the insurance sphere in India and is one of the key player in insurance domain as on date.

The products offered as not only as versatile it could be to cater the need of every Indian, but are also loaded with dexterity of State Bank of India.

SBI Life Insurance plans are offered in three categories as per the customer need and their base

  1. Individual Plans
  2. Group Plans
  3. Online Plans

Individual Plans

The SBI Life Insurance individual plans are designed to cater the needs of individual customer in every walk of life. The variants of Individual Plans are

  1. Unit Linked Plans
  2. Child Plans
  3. Pension Plans
  4. Protection Plans
  5. Savings Plans.

i. Unit Linked Plans

These are market linked insurance plans with a exclusive amalgamation of both earning and protection cover. The plan in offered in multiple schemes as per the risk appetite of the customer.  Various kind of Unit Linked plans offered are

SBI Life - eWealth Insurance

The key features of this plan are

  • Available in two options growth and balance.
  • Automatic asset allocation for tranquil investment experience.
  • Nil Premium Allocation Charges
  • Available Online in quick and simple process
  • Easy on pocket premium structure, starting with Rs. 1000/- as monthly or Rs. 10,000/- as yearly premium.
  • Available for customers aged  between 18 years till 50 years and subsequent maturity of policy @ 60 years.
  • Partial withdrawal allowed post 6 years of continuity of policy.
  • Double benefit  of Maturity & Death Benefit 

SBI Life - Smart Wealth Assure              

  • A single premium plan with flexibility to choose funds as per risk appetite .
  • Return can be availed either as – Bond Fund & Equity Fund
  • Can be modified to avail accidental death benefit under the plan .
  • Available for customer between the age group of 8 years till 65 years and the Maturity is at the age of 75 years.
  • Minimum premium amount for enrollment is Rs. 50,000/- with no cap on maximum amount.
  • Three fold benefit of maturity, Death and accidental death benefit. 

SBI Life - Smart Scholar

  • A market link plan intended to provide a safe and sound financial coverage in future to our children.
  • Flexibility to choose premium frequency as monthly, quarterly , half yearly or yearly.
  • Manifold protection coverage and benefit such as Sum assured payment , waiver on premium and Accidental benefit  in case of Death or  Total and Permanent Disability.
  • Loyalty addition for steadfast customer who have continued policy as per the term.
  • 7 varied funds available to be opted for as per risk appetite of customer.
  • Partial withdrawal allowed.
  • Available only for minors till the age of 17 years. Whereas on Maturity, the age of child should be between 18 to 25 years. 

SBI Life - Smart Power Insurance 

  • A unit linked insurance plan dyed in the wool for those who wants to secure their future and achieve a predetermined financial objective in long term.
  • Available as fixed sum assured  option or floating cover option wherein the sum assured shall increase in proportion of 10%  for every 5 years after the successful commencement of policy for more than 6 years.
  • Twin fund option as Trigger Fund Option which enable to earn maximum  as per the market conditions and Smart Funds Option , which provides the option to blend the investment with 7 different variance of schemes.
  • Suppleness to switch twice in a policy years.

SBI Life - Smart Wealth Builder

  • Assured addition up to 125% of one annual regular premium basis proper continuity of the plan till the time of maturity.
  • Enhanced fund value basis  Zero policy administration fee for  first 5 years Regular and Limited Premium Paying Term (LPPT) plans.
  • Nil premium allocation charges from 11th years onwards.
  • 7 fund variants to choose from.
  • Propionate Sum assured based on age and flexibility to vary the sum assured from 6th year onwards.
  • Three premium payment options to choose from Regular Premium / Limited Premium / Single Premium
  • Triple benefit of Maturity, death & tax saving under one umbrella.

SBI Life - Saral Maha Anand

  • As the name suggest, the plan is intended to bring the joy of earning with the call for protection under one roof.
  •  Simple and hassle free joining fee with no medical examination required.
  • Assured addition of up to 30% of one annual premium, for a 20 year policy term.
  • Nil premium allocation charges and three funds options available.
  • Partial withdrawal allowed to offer greater liquidity.
  • Option to append SBI Life - Accidental Death Benefit Linked Rider under same plan option.
  • Available for customer aged 18 years till 55 years subject to age at the time of maturity being 65 years.
  • Three policy term to choose from 10 years, 15 years and 20 years.
  • Four fold benefit as Maturity benefit , death benefit m Rider benefit and tax saving benefit. 

SBI Life - Smart Elite

  • A unit linked insurance plan tailor made for the privileged customer who wants to pay premium for a limited tenor and stay with the investment in market for longer term.
  • Premium payment term is fixed as 5, 8 or 10 years or a Single Payment.
  • Nil premium allocation charges from 6th year onwards.
  • Available in two insurance option as gold and Platinum.
  • Continuous monitoring of policy with Switch and redirection facility.
  • Flexibility to vary sum assured from 6th years onwards.
  • Add on benefit of Accidental Death and Accidental Total and Permanent Disability benefit.

ii. Child Plans

SBI Life - Smart Champ Insurance

  • An paramount insurance plan designed expressly to ascertain the financial protection of children’s future and leaves no stone unturned to compromise on dreams and ambitions of the child
  • To cover the educational needs, smart benefits is paid between 18th years till 21st year of the child in four equal installments.
  • Option to enroll into the plan as one time premium or limited period premium .
  • Cover against unfortunate event to ensure safe and sound future of the child.
  • In the event of any misfortune, waiver on all forthcoming premiums , without discontinuation of any accrued bonuses.
  • Terminal bonus to cover child’s higher education
  • Tax benefits available under section 80(c) as per IT regulations .
  • A smart non participating Unit Linked Insurance Plan , designed to cater the need of those responsible parents who plan well ahead of their child’s future .
  • A market link plan intended to provide a safe and sound financial coverage in future to our children.
  • Flexibility to choose premium frequency as monthly, quarterly , half yearly or yearly.
  • Manifold protection coverage and benefit such as Sum assured payment , waiver on premium and Accidental benefit  in case of Death or  Total and Permanent Disability.
  • Loyalty addition for steadfast customer who have continued policy as per the term.
  • 7 varied funds available to be opted for as per risk appetite of customer.
  • Partial withdrawal allowed.
  • Available only for minors till the age of 17 years. Whereas on Maturity, the age of child should be between 18 to 25 years.

SBI Life - Smart Scholar

iii. Pension plans

SBI Life - Saral Pension

  • A traditional pension plan tailor-made for senior citizen to enjoy every moment of life post retirement from work.
  • Guaranteed simple reversionary Bonuses for first 5 years; @ 2.50% for first three years and @2.75% for the next two years, of the Sum Assured.
  • Triple benefit provision i.e. Maturity benefit , Death Benefit and life cover.
  • Flexibility to defer vesting date up to the  age of 70 years or  extend the accumulation period.
  • Tax Benefits available as per Income Tax Act, 1961. 

SBI Life - Retire Smart

  • A unit linked pension plan to allow individual plan ahead of their financial needs post retirement and being independent for any surplus requirement in situation of financial exigency.
  • Guaranteed additions of up-to 210%* of Annual Premium to offer enhanced fund value.
  • Assured addition of 10% of annual premium, paid annually post successful continuity of policy more than 15 years till the time of maturity.
  • Terminal Additions of 1.5% of Fund Value, at maturity/vesting or on earlier death.
  • impeccable management of portfolio through Advantage Plan option which offers minimum of 101% of all premiums paid at maturity/vesting..
  • Flexibility to choose premium payment terms.
  • Option to postpone vesting age as per requirement.

SBI Life - Annuity Plus

  • A traditional non-participating annuity plan to cater the need of those who desire to maintain the same life style even post retirement
  • Numerous variant of annuity option available to be opted.
  • Regular income post the age of 40.
  • Option to include family members for lifetime annuity payout .
  • suppleness to choose frequency of annuity payout from Monthly, Quarterly, Half-yearly or Yearly.
  • Provision to integrate SBI Life - Accidental Death Benefit Rider
  • Proportionate higher rate for annuity on higher premium amounts.

iv. Protection plans

SBI Life - Smart Shield 

  • A term plan to meet the fincial objective of those who wants insurance cover within their means.
  • High Sum Assured rebates.
  • Manifold variants to offer peace of mind from all the liabilities .
  • Option to include higher coverage benefit  vide Accidental Death Benefit Rider, SBI Life - Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Benefit Rider and Accelerated Critical Illness cover option.
  • Tax benefits* as per prevailing norms under the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Accelerated Critical Illness benefit to widespread the span of critical illness cover. 

SBI Life - Saral Shield

  •  A simplified term insurance plan to cover every step of life.
  • Option to choose plan from multiple variants from Level Term Assurance , Decreasing Term Assurance (Loan Protection) or  Decreasing Term Assurance (Family Income Protection)
  • Higher sum assured rebates and special discounts on premium for women customers.
  • Provision to induct rider plans for enhanced protection cover SBI Life- Accidental Death Benefit Rider and SBI Life- Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Rider.
  • Option to choose on premium payment terms as single premium, monthly, quarterly , half yearly or annually.
  • Tax benefits as per prevailing norms under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

SBI Life - eShield

  • Traditional terms plan offering best in class insurance cover at reasonable cost .
  • Quick and hassle online enrollment option .
  • Rewards on maintaining healthy life style.
  • Add on accidental death benefit under the same plan.
  • Copious plan option to choose as per the level of cover required .
  • The Accidental Death Benefit to the quantum of Rs. 50 Lakhs  or Basic sum assured  whichever is lower

SBI Life - Grameen Bima

  • A customized micro-insurance plan for the underprivileged and economically susceptible segments of the society.
  • Alternative to choose premium amount as per capacity and insurance cover required.
  • Simple and hassle free documentation
  • No medical examination, only a self deceleration of good health is required.
  • Surrender is allowed from 2nd year onwards.
  • Income Tax benefits as per prevailing It rules.

v. Savings Plans

SBI Life insurance through its specially crafted Savings Plans caters the need of both protection and saving under one umbrella. Savings plans allow customer to plan well ahead for any untoward event in future and have a source of regular income as well.

Various types of Insurance saving plans in SBI Life insurance are 

SBI Life - Smart Swadhan Plus

  • This is an Individual Non-linked Non-participating Term Insurance plan with guaranteed return on premium paid.
  • Life insurance coverage term between 10 to 30 years for any unseemly  event.
  • Can be opted as a single premium plan or limited period premium plan.
  • Higher proportionate discount as per  sum assured.
  • Tax benefit under section 80Cand  Section 10(10D)  of income tax rules on premiums paid.

SBI Life - Smart Humsafar

  •  An endowment plan with the benefit of  life insurance cum savings for both self and spouse .
  • Assured minimum bonus of 2.5% of basic sum assured for the first 3 years.
  • Complete financial shield in the case of death of either or both the insured.
  • Waiver on premium to be paid in the event of death of any one life insured.
  • Add on benefit available on reasonable cost.
  • Maximum age difference between life assured should be of 20 years.
  • Premium frequency can be opted  as Yearly / Half-yearly / Quarterly / Monthly.
  • Tax benefits## as per prevailing norms under the Income Tax Act, 1961
  • A profit endowment assurance plan with assured return to generate regular income.
  • Features of savings plan with growth period to accomplish all forthcoming financial requirements  
  • Life cover available throughout the Premium Payment Period, Growth Period & Benefit Payment Period i.e. throughout the Policy Term
  • Option to enroll as either single premium or limited premium  payment plans .
  • Rebates offered for Large Sum Assured.
  • Four different plans variants to choose as per requirement and future planning.
  • Multiple benefits under single policy as Survival Benefits, Survival Benefits, Maturity Benefit & Tax Benefits

 SBI Life - Smart Money Planner  

SBI Life - CSC Saral Sanchay

  • A simplified, variable insurance cum savings plan.
  • Hassle free enrollment process
  • Regular payment of minimum Floor rate @ 1.00% p.a.
  • Provision of partial withdrawal from 6th year onwards to meet any urgent financial requirement.
  • Two fixed policy terms of 10 years & 15 years.
  • Triple benefit of death ,maturity and tax rebate.

SBI Life - Smart Income Protect 

  • A participating traditional savings plan with guaranteed payout after 15 years.
  • Dual benefit of Insurance Cover and Regular Income.
  • Regular premiums payment terms over a period of 7, 12 or 15 years.
  • At the time of maturity , the benefit of Vested Reversionary bonuses plus Terminal bonus.
  • Post maturity , a regular annual  payout of 11% of Basic Sum Assured/Paid up Sum Assured.
  • Four different rider option for life coverage
  • SBI Life - Accidental Death Benefit Rider
  • SBI Life - Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Benefit Rider
  • SBI Life - Criti Care 13 Non Linked Rider
  • SBI Life - Preferred Term Rider

SBI Life - Smart Guaranteed Savings Plan           

  • Individual insurance cum Savings Plan to endorse the habit of savings and thus earning on the same through guaranteed returns.
  • Assured additions as per the premium amount opted.
  • Guaranteed Additions are applied to the cumulative basic premiums paid and payable on simple rate @ 5.5% or 6%.
  • Premium payment term as 7 years with benefit for the policy term of 15 years.
  • Proportionate Life Insurance coverage as per the premium chosen.
  • Annual Premium payment frequency.
  • Minimum premium amount of Rs. 15,000/- thereafter in multiples of 1000 to maximum Rs. 75,000/-.
  • A Participating traditional money back insurance plan customized to meet all financial obligations at particular interval.
  • Survival Benefit of 110% of Sum Assured paid till maturity.
  • Discounts on Large Sum Assured
  • Wide assortment of add on protection plans such as SBI Life -Accidental Death Benefit Rider ,SBI Life - Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Benefit Rider  , SBI Life - Preferred Term Rider  and SBI Life - Criti Care 13 Non-Linked Rider.
  • Multiple plan term to choose along with 4 different options.

SBI Life - Smart Money Back Gold

SBI Life - Shubh Nivesh 

  • A lifelong coverage plan with the blend of profit Endowment.
  • Available with two options (a) Endowment Option & (b) Endowment with Whole Life Option
  • Manifold benefit including Wealth Creation, Insurance cover and Regular flow of income to meet all financial commitments.
  • Add no benefit plans available at reasonable cost.
  • Payment of basic sum assured on fixed intervals of 5/10/15/20 years.
  • Extensive risk coverage through 3 Riders plans
  • Deferred Maturity Payment Option available to earn income at regular intervals.

SBI Life - Saral Swadhan+ 

  • A simplified term assurance product with return of premium.
  • Dual benefit of fixed life covers throughout the policy term and guaranteed maturity benefit.
  • Affordable premium  starting from minimum Rs. 1,500  till Max: Rs. 5,000
  • Available for two policy terms of 10 years and 15 years and fixed premium payment term of 10 years for both the plans.
  • Annual premium frequency.
  • Paid up value payment for lapsed policy post continuity of plan for at least 3 years.

SBI Life - Flexi Smart Plus 

  • An Individual Variable Insurance Product with the provision to vary the premium on later stage.
  • Guaranteed minimum bonus @ 1% for entire policy term.
  • Available in two protection option as gold plan and Platinum Option.
  • Flexibility to increase policy term on later stage.
  • Interim bonus interest  rate are announced at the beginning of each financial year and Regular Bonus interest rate will be declared at the end of every financial year
  • Partial withdrawal allowed offering liquidity post 6 years on plan commencement.
  • Triple benefit coverage for death benefit, survival benefit at the time of maturity and tax benefit as per applicable tax rules.

2. Group Plans

  1. Corporate Solutions
  2. Group Loan Protection Products
  3. Group Micro Insurance Plans

i. Corporate Solutions

SBI life brings a host of corporate solutions, customized to meet the requirement of corporate bodies to strengthen the employer -employee relationship. Various products offered to corporate are based on both statutory requirements as well as voluntary requirements.

Retirement Solutions
SBI life retirement plans are perfectly designed for corporate to bid adieu to its employee with the joy and peace of mind for any financial obligations pots retirement.

The variants of retirement plans are

  • SBI Life - Kalyan ULIP Plus
  • SBI Life - CapAssure Gold
  • SBI Life - Gaurav Jeevan
  • SBI life - Swarna Jeevan

SBI Life - Kalyan ULIP Plus 

  • A unit linked fund based group life insurance product offered to employer-employee groups only.
  • Pervasive benefit to master policy holder and other group members.
  • Flexibility to pay premium any time annually based on fund valuation report.
  • Proportionate loyalty benefit as per the fund size .
  • Available Group Members of 10  people and above between the age of 18 years and 79 years.
  • Systematic Transfer Option offering maximum return on the capital with minimum risk .
  • Insurance benefit including gratuity and leave encashment schemes.
  • Dedicated service team  for hassle free operation and claim settlement.
  • A variable group insurance product offered only to employer – employees groups to deal with employees’ gratuity, leave encashment and superannuation benefit schemes
  • Can be availed as Defined Benefit (DB) or Defined Contribution (DC) or Hybrid schemes.
  • Mandatory insurance cover for Gratuity and Leave Encashment schemes.
  • Free look Period for 30 days to review policy terms and conditions.
  • Income Tax exemptions available as per the applicable income tax laws.

SBI Life - CapAssure Gold 

SBI life - Swarna Jeevan

  • A Group Immediate Annuity Plan for Employer-Employee groups.
  • Available as either single annuity plan or joint annuity plan.
  • Annuity payment post 12 months of commencement of plan subject to periodicity opted.
  • Customized annuity plan and enhanced rate of  Annuity considering group effect.
  • Available for group member and their spouse  between 35 years to 85 years and 18 years to 85 years respectively.
  • Annuity amount of  Rs. 1,200/- per person per annum.

SBI Life - Gaurav Jeevan 

  • An annuity based plan for Central Government / State Governments/ Government Enterprises and their agencies.
  • In-house investment counseling apposite to the risk appetite of members.
  • Provision for transfer of annuity liability
  •  Flexible annuity term & enhanced rate of annuity.
  • Supple  options with Income Protection on Death.
  • Available for a group of 50 individuals aged between 18 years to 85 years.
  • Wide range of annuity term between 5 years to 35 years.
  • Annuity amount between minimum Rs. 100/- with no cap on maximum limit

b). Group Protection Plans

SBI life insurance offers its group based customer with manifold protection plans to be all geared up for any unpredicted and untoward event.

SBI Life - Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

  • A very recent inclusion in insurance sphere, this is one year renewable group term insurance product.
  • Low cost premium for maximum inclusion in insurance domain.
  • Easy enrollment and simplified processing and no medical checkup is required.
  • Fixed premium amount as Rs. 330/- with sum assured of Rs. Two lakhs.
  • No maturity or surrender benefit.
  • Income tax exemptions available as per It rules .
  • A yearly renewable group term insurance plan offering first-rate protection at reasonably priced rates.
  • Available to any form of group.
  • Flexible options such as Spouse cover benefit, switch & Terminal illness benefit
  • Multiple Options to choose sum assured based on group requirement.
  • Life Cover in lieu of Employee Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) scheme 
  • Manifold range of rider plans available for all inclusive protection cover.

SBI Life - Sampoorn Suraksha

SBI Life - Suraksha Plus 

  • A Group Term Assurance product focused to provide life cover to group members for a fixed term.
  • Flexibility to choose sum assured as either Uniform cover or based on grade/designation.
  • Multiple premium frequency can be opted out of yearly, half yearly, quarterly or monthly.
  • Surrender facility available for Single Premium mode .
  • Available for a minimum group size of 50 members.

c). Group Loan protection plans

  • SBI Life - RiNn Raksha 

SBI Life - RiNn Raksha, a group credit life insurance plan meant for protection from liability obligation towards loans availed.

  • Provides protection towards most of loan types such as Housing Loans, Car Loans, Agricultural Loans, Educational Loans and Personal loans. 
  • Option to choose loan cover term as per the loan term availed.
  • Flexible Premium Paying Terms as single premium (SP) or as level premiums (LP) payable for 5 or 10 years.
  • Provision to induct 2 co-borrowers apart from the primary borrower.
  • Add on cover plan available in two variants (a) Gold Plan (b) Platinum plan.
  • In the event of death, loan outstanding balance at the time of death shall be considered as death cover amount.

d). Group Micro Insurance Plans.

SBI insurance Group Micro Insurance Plans are specially crafted for the inclusion of financially weaker segment of society into insurance sphere.

SBI Life - Grameen Shakti 

  • A group micro insurance plan designed to address the insurance need for those who are funded by Micro Financial Institutions or NGO’s or have availed loan from Bank/ Financial Institutions through Self Help Group.
  • Option to choose sum assured amount as per the requirement of group members.
  • Maturity benefit as refund of 50% of the premiums paid .
  • Fixed policy term of 5 years.
  • Affordable premium @ minimum of Rs. 85/- and maximum of Rs. 925/- per month.
  • Annual premium payment frequency.
  • Surrender benefit available on request either through master policy holder or individual members subject to premium payment of two years.

SBI Life - Grameen Super Suraksha 

  • A group based micro insurance scheme intended to provide insurance cover to economically susceptible sections of the society .
  • Affordable premium amount
  • Flexibility to choose sum assured amount for the group members.
  • Fixed policy term of 5 years.
  • Premium frequency could be either singly or annually.
  • Minimum Premium amount as either Rs. 102.50/- or Rs. 22.50/- for  Single Pay and Regular Pay options respectively.
  • No maturity benefit.
  • Free look period of 15 days to review terms and conditions of the plan.
  • Waiting period of  45 days from the date of commencement of risk or date of revival

3. Online Plans 

SBI life insurance offers a state of the art online platform to enroll into various life insurance plans. Plans which are available online are

  • SBI Life – eShield
  • SBI Life - eWealth Insurance
  • Life - Annuity Plus.

Other Online Facilities includes

  • Online Premium Calculator
  • Need Analysis Calculator
  • Retirement calculator
  • Child education planner
  • Tax calculator

Check NAV online.

SBI Life Insurance - FAQ

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

There are 10 modes to pay your SBI Life Insurance premium namely:

  • Direct Remittance At Sbi Life Branch By Post Or Courier
  • Electronic Clearing Service (ECS) – Mandate
  • Direct Debit
  • Standing Instruction On Your Credit Card
  • Online Payments
    • Through State Bank Group Atms
    • Payment Through Visa Bill Pay.Com
    • Online Payment Of Premium Through Sbi Life Website
  • Si-Eft For State Bank And Associate Banks’ Account Holders
  • Payment Through Point Of Sales (Pos) Terminals At Select Sbi Life Branches
  • Payment Through Easy Access Mobile Application
  • Pay Premium In Cash At Authorized Collection Centers
  • Nach (National Automated Clearing House)

NACH is a newly launched service that works on the same principle as that of ECS, which requires filling in a form and getting registered before availing this facility.

2. How can I check policy status?

For checking your policy status online, login to e-portal . You need to enter customer ID, date of Birth and policy number. The details of the policy along with the status is displayed on the next screen.

Alternatively avail the SMS facility if you are a registered user.

SMS POLVALUE <space>< policy number> and send it to 56161 or 9250001848.

3. What is the policy renewal process?

Renewal of policy can be done by the following modes:

  • Online
  • Through SMS
  • Through SBI Brach
  • By Cash

For renewal process, after login into your account, click on the ‘Renew Policy’ tab to proceed with premium payment.

If you want to get the renewal details by mobile,

SMS RENDET to 56161 or 9250001848.

Alternatively, you can renew the process by using the kiosk in the SBI ATM and select the option for renewal process.

4. What is the company’s process to settle claim?

The procedure for settling claim through SBI life Insurance requires intimating the nearest branch by submitting the list of documents as specified in the website. After the documents are verified, the claim is settled as soon as possible. In case one requires additional help or further clarifications, one can write to claims@sbilife[dot]co[dot]in

5. What is the policy cancellation process?

The policy cancellation process requires you to submit a duly filled surrender form along with relevant documents in the nearest SBI branch in your city. Upon receiving and verifying the documents, the policy is deemed cancelled as per bank accounts record. The premium refund is calculated on NAV value prevailing at the current market rate, if you submit the policy before 3:00 PM , else next day’s NAV value is applicable.

SBI Life Insurance - Latest News

SBI Life Insurance Company to compensate for mis-selling

The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum of Panchkula has bound SBI Life Insurance Company to pay Rs. 60,000 as compensa¬tion to the complainant’s family for failing to impart them of the terms and condi¬tions of their policy before completing the sale of policy. Kailash Kumar Shoree and his daughter Neha Shoree along with another relative Arun Shoree have filed the complaint.

As per the judgement given by District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum that as per some commonly made observation, it is impossible for a party to face the complete documentation process before making a signature. There are a several cases wherein the complaints made by the complainants have been upheld in each case. The people who have made the complaint had invested Rs. 3 lakh each in a pension plan named SBI Life Unit Plus in August 2010.

SBI Life launches women-specific life insurance policy

SBI Life Insurance Company has introduced a life insurance plan for women that provides benefits such as savings, life cover, and coverage against women-specific critical illness. The product was launched on the International Women’s Day.

The plan has been specially designed keeping the women-specific needs and issues in mind. The plan has been named as 'Smart Women Advantage' plan. This plan is basically a traditional endowment individual plan which has a health component built into it.

This insurance plan, along with providing live cover, also offers savings and health benefits for women.

The plan also has some riders or optional benefits for child birth related abnormalities, congenital anomalies, such as APC and CA, additional complications associated with pregnancy along with other women-specific diseases or ailments.

SBI Life Records Growth in New Biz Premium and Premium Renewals

SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the leading private life insurance provider, has recorded a 35% growth in new business premiums, along with a 20% growth in premium renewals. Till December 2015, SBI Life Insurance raked in new business premium of Rs. 5,270 crores while renewal premiums for the company stood at Rs. 5537 crores. Considering these figures, the company is projecting a profit after tax of Rs. 810 crore during the 2015 to 2016 financial year. A majority of the sales this year were recorded by the company were completed through the bancassurance, which is of course because State Bank of India and its associates are among the key providers for SBI Life products. This represents 60% of the company’s total sales this year, compared to last year, when the bancassurance channel represented 51% of the overall sales. The company also witnessed a preference among customers for debt instruments during the current year.

SBI Life expecting 30-35% growth in upcoming 3 years

As told by SBI Life Managing Director and CEO, Arijit Basu, SBI Life Insurance Company is predicting 40% growth in new business premium in financial year 2016-2017. The Company is eyeing at a general growth of 30-35% for the upcoming couple of years. This growth is expected on the back of bancassurance distribution segments and growing agency.

He further added that the company is expecting 30-35% growth in the following 2 to 3 years. The same will majorly happen by maintaining growth at a rate of 15 % in its agency model and rising growth anticipated in its bancassurance model. He also said that the company wants to keep up 20 to 25% growth in its agency model and more than 50% growth in its bancassurance model.

Basu also stated that the company has not exploited the bancassurance model completely as yet, but is aware about its immense potential. Basu also stated that 2015-16 has been a good year due to the growth of new business premium (NBP) by 48% during the third quarter.

SBI Life Ranked as 2nd Highest Valued Insurer in India

SBI Life Insurance has become the 2nd most valued insurer in India after Life Insurance Corporation after the evaluation of the joint venture between State Bank of India and BNP Paribas Cardif at Rs. 25,000 crore. SBI Life has a wide operational network of 17,000 insurance branches across India in association with its largest network of banks. The company was pretty interested in evaluation process considering it part of its stake sale to its foreign-based business partner and has already agreed to sell 10% of its stake to its present shareholder. At present, SBI Life has a valid capital of Rs. 2,000 crore, which is separate from its paid-up capital of current market value Rs. 1,000 crore. Nevertheless, the embedded value of the capital has not been declared yet, which is equivalent to the current value of its prospective profits. Not to forget, SBI Life has reported a 12.5% downfall in its net profit at the end of H1 of current financial year.

SBI Life Insurance is awarded by IOD for Corporate excellence

“Golden Peacock National Quality Award”, which is a prestigious award presented for achieving corporate excellence, has been received by SBI Life Insurance Company. SBI Life is one of the leading players in Indian Insurance market. SBI was presented with this award at the 26th World Congress on “leadership for business excellence and innovation” (2015) organized by the Institute of Directors, India. The award ceremony was held at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai (UAE).

“Golden Peacock National Quality Award” was introduced by the Institute of Directors, India in the year 1991. One of the main objectives of this award is to enhance an organization’s brand image as well as to improve the overall quality of major corporate areas. “Golden Peacock” winners are regarded as the business leaders in their respected industry. Hence, this award marks a great achievement for SBI Life Insurance.

The IPO of SBI Life Insurance to happen only after FY 2016-17

As revealed by a source, the IPO (initial public offering) by SBI Life Insurance Company, a JV between BNP Paribas Cardiff and State Bank of India, can happen only after financial year 2016-17 is over.It is being expected that BNP Paribas Cardiff will raise its shareholding in SBI Life Insurance by 10 to 36 % before the month of September this year. Arijit Basu, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SBI Life, quoted that the procedure of increasing stake will take place before the ending of September, and by the end of FY 2016-17 the declaration regarding the IPO can be made. He further added that the company’s valuation will be based on its performance in the FY 2015-16.

SBI Life Insurance Company informed a 5% growth in the net gains at Rs. 861 Crore for the financial year ending on 31st March, 2016. The company recorded a net profit equal to Rs. 820 Crore in the FY 2014-15.The premium generated from new individual businesses increased by 3 % to Rs. 4,978 Crore in the FY 2015-16 from the previous level of Rs. 3,757 Crore recorded in the previous fiscal.

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