Birla Sun Life Pension Plans

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Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (BSLI) is a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group and Sun Life Financial Inc., one of the leading international financial services company from Canada. Birla Sun Life Insurance has contributed to the growth and development of the life insurance industry and is currently one of the leading life insurance companies in the country.  Their customer base comprises of over two million policy holders. The Company offers a complete range of plans comprising protection solutions, children's future solutions, wealth with protection solutions, health and wellness solutions, retirement solutions and savings with protection solutions. Its distribution network is in over 500 cities, 560 branches, around 85,000 empaneled advisors and over 140 partnerships with corporate agents, brokers and banks.It’s been a decade that the company has contributed significantly to the growth and development of the life insurance industry of our country. They have also pioneered in the launch of Unit Linked Life Insurance plans. Their vision is to be a leader and role model in integrated financial services. They value Integrity, commitment, Passion, Seamlessness and Speed.

Birla Sun Life Pension Plans

Birla Sun Life Company offers three types of pension plan to its customers. The plans help the individuals to provide for their retirement and also come with added features. Let us take a look at the different types of plans offered by the company in details.

Birla Sun Life Insurance Empower Pension Plan

A unit linked pension plan which promises market linked returns for a better corpus at the end of the tenure. The features are as follows:

  • The premium under the plan is supposed to be paid for the entire duration
  • The customer has to choose between three risk appetites of aggressive, moderate and conservative at the time of buying the plan. After that, the premium net of charges is invested in two available funds namely Maximizer Guaranteed and Income Advantage Guaranteed in a pre-determined proportion under the Smart Option of investment. The feature manages the investment as per the risk profile chosen and as the plan approaches maturity, a greater proportion of fund value is transferred to the fund which suits the risk profile chosen by the customer.
  • Guaranteed Additions calculated as percentage of average fund value over the past year are added from the 6th policy year. The rate of additions is 0.25% from the 6th to the 10th year and 0.35% from 11th year onwards till the vesting date.
  • Moreover, from the 11th year, 102.5% of premium paid is allocated to the fund.
  • On vesting, higher of the fund value or Guaranteed Vesting Benefit is paid subject to a minimum of 101% of aggregate premiums paid till vesting date
  • The Guaranteed Vesting Benefit ranges from 101% - 140% of total premiums paid depending in the vesting age and the risk profile chosen.
  • The vesting benefit can be utilized by the policyholder in multiple ways. He can withdraw 1/3rdof the accumulated fund in cashand receive annuity from 2/3rd, receive pension from the total fund, buy a Single Premium Deferred Annuity or delay the vesting age if his age is below 55 years
  • On death, the fund value or 105% of premiums paid or total premiums compounded at 0.5% - 3% depending on the risk profile chosen, whichever is the highest, is paid to the nominee entirely in cash or in annuity payouts

Eligibility Details

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age

25 years

70 years

Vesting Age

-

80 years

Policy Term

5 years

30 years

Annual Premium amount

Rs.18, 000

No limit

Premium Payment Term

Equal to the policy term

Premium Paying Frequency

Yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly

 

Birla Sun Life Insurance Empower Pension Plan SP

A similar version of the earlier plan where premium is paid only once at then inception of the plan under the Single Premium payment option. The other features of the plan are as follows:

  • The customer has to choose between three risk appetites of aggressive, moderate and conservative at the time of buying the plan. After that, the premium net of charges is invested in two available funds namely Maximizer Guaranteed and Income Advantage Guaranteed in a pre-determined proportion under the Smart Option of investment. The feature manages the investment as per the risk profile chosen and as the plan approaches maturity, a greater proportion of the fund value is transferred to the fund which suits the risk profile chosen by the customer.
  • Guaranteed Additions calculated as a percentage of the average fund value over the past year are added from the 6th policy year. The rate of additions is 0.25% from the 6th to the 10th year and 0.35% from the 11th year onwards till the vesting date.
  • On vesting, higher of the available fund value or Guaranteed Vesting Benefit is paid subject to a minimum of 101% of all premiums paid till the date of vesting.
  • The Guaranteed Vesting Benefit ranges from 103% - 160% of total premiums paid depending in the vesting age and the risk profile chosen.
  • The vesting benefit can be utilized by the policyholder in multiple ways. He can commute 1/3rd part of the corpus and avail annuity from the remaining part, avail a pension from the entire corpus, use the proceeds to buy a Single Premium Deferred Annuity plan from the company or can even defer the vesting age if he is aged below 55 years.
  • On death of the insured, higher of the fund value or 105% of all premiums paid or total premiums compounded at 0.5% - 3% depending on the risk profile chosen, is payable to the nominee who can withdraw the entire amount or use the amount to avail annuity from the company
  • Income tax benefit on the premium paid as per Section 80CCC and on the commuted part as per Section 10(10A) of the Income Tax Act. Death benefit is exempt under Section 10(10D).

Eligibility Details

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age

25 years

70 years

Vesting Age

-

80 years

Policy Term

5 years

30 years

Annual Premium amount

Rs.1lakh

No limit

Premium Payment Term

Single Pay

Birla Sun Life Insurance Immediate Annuity Plan

The features of the plan include:

  • Being an immediate annuity plan type, annuity payments start instantly
  • The customer has 5 options of annuity payouts to choose from:
    • Life annuity at uniform rate
    • Lifetime Annuity and Return of 100% of Purchase Price
    • Annuity guaranteed for 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 years and after that payable for the entire life
    • Life Annuity which increases at a simple rate of 3% p.a.
    • Joint Life Last Survivor with annuity paid to the first annuitant and after his death, to his spouse.

Eligibility Details

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age

30 years

90 years

Annual Annuity amount

Rs.12, 000

No limit

Purchase Price

Depends on the policyholder’s age and the annuity amount chosen

 

Applying for a Pension 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 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

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

Applying For Pension Plans through PolicyBazaar

  1. On the PolicyBazaar homepage, click on Retirement under the Personal tab.
  2. Click New Quotes to compare and choose from top insurance providers.
  3. Fill your date of birth (DOB), whether you are a smoker/non-smoker, and the payout amount. On the basis of your payout amount, you will get an estimate of your premium. Next click Continue.
  4. Fill in your name, email address, city, country code, and mobile number. Click Continue.
  5. You will be taken to the Life Insurance quotes page where you will see life insurance quotes of more than 10 insurers. Next, choose the plan as per payment schedule – One Time Payout and Monthly Payout Plans.
  6. After reviewing and comparing each life insurance quote, click the premium amount to buy the desired plan.
  7. You will see a pop-up on the screen which will give you an overview of the chosen plan like premium, plan features, exclusions, additional riders, etc. Click Proceed.
  8. This will take you to the insurer’s website. You will have to fill in the necessary details to buy the plan.

What are the different types of annuity plans?

There are mainly two kinds of annuity – immediate annuity or deferred annuity. In an immediate annuity plan, the annuity phase begins as soon as the purchase price is paid. In the deferred annuity plans (this is the more common type), the payment begins after many years, when the policyholder is retired and left without a regular income from his employer.

What are the sub categories of annuity plans?

The annuity plans have some sub-categories as well. They are:

  • Life annuity – Here, the annuitant receives the payments till the last day of his life.
  • Guaranteed period annuity – Here, the annuitant receives the annuity for a fixed number of years, say 10, 15 or 20 years. If he dies within this term, the beneficiary continues to receive the payments.
  • Joint life/survivor annuity – In such cases, two people, like a husband and a wife are the joint annuitants. So even if one person dies, the other person continues to receive the annuity till the time he or she survives. At times, the rate of the payments may be reduced after the death of one annuitant, but this depends on the terms and conditions of the policy.
  • Life annuity with return of purchase price – In such a plan, the purchase price is returned to the nominee if the annuitant dies within the policy period.
  • Increasing annuity – In this kind of a plan, the terms may be similar to any of the above mentioned variants, but the payment would increase at a pre-decided rate, keeping in mind the rates of inflation.

Does an annuity plan provide life cover?

No, an annuity plan doesn’t provide life cover, though these products are sold by life insurance companies in India. The only way a nominee may benefit is if the annuitant dies without getting the purchase price back, the nominee will get the amount back, either as a lump sum or over a period of time.

When should an Annuity Plan be taken?

An annuity plan should be taken as early as possible. The person should not wait for his retirement to start and then be left without any financial backing. To prevent this, an annuity plan should be taken well in advance so that by the time the retirement takes place and the regular salary stops, the annuity will kick in and provide the policyholder with a substitute salary to pay for his expenses. Since an annuity plan helps you build up your own retirement fund, it would be helpful to you build the fund over a number of years. This will ensure that your yearly premiums won't be too high and you won't be stressed financially. You also have the option of paying a single premium. So if at any time, you receive a lump sum amount of money, you can invest it in your annuity plan immediately.

  • I have 20 years left for my retirement. Should I take an annuity plan now?

If you have about 20 years left till the time you retire, it would be a good time to plan for the future. At this point in your career, you must be financially well settled and so paying the premiums for an annuity plan would not be very taxing. And since you would be able to pay for 20 years, you will have a very healthy and substantial fund by the time you retire. This fund will not only substitute your income, it will also ensure you stay financially independent throughout your life.

  • I am 55 years old and recently opted for a VRS. Should I take an annuity plan now?

If you received a cash bonus at the time of opting for the VRS, it would be an intelligent idea to invest a part of that money in an immediate annuity plan. Opt for a limited premium plan where you can pay the premium, also called the purchase price, at one go. Then, opt for the annuity to begin immediately as after your VRS, your monthly income must have stopped. This will help you maintain your lifestyle and you also won't have to depend on your children for your expenses.

  • I am a retired school teacher with a pension. Should I buy an annuity plan?

If you are already retired and only depend on a pension amount, you need to evaluate your expenses and see whether you can afford an annuity plan or not. An annuity plan should ideally be taken much before you retire. You can even opt for a single premium immediate annuity if you have enough money to afford it, after your retirement. But here, since you are already retired and depend on your pension to pay your bills and expenses, you may not be able to buy an annuity plan at such a time.

Birla Sun Life Pension Plans - FAQs

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

You can pay your Birla Sun Life Insurance premium through ANY these following methods:

No Cash Payment is Accepted

  • Online Payment- Debit/credit or NEFT
  • Cheque Payment
  • ECS SYSTEM

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

Step 2: Select your payment method- debit/ credit card or NEFT to pay the premium

Step 3: Authenticate and confirm your payment details and print online payment receipt

2. How can I check policy status for Birla Sun Life pension plans?

For all Birla Sun Life Insurance policyholders, online checking of policy status is available.

To check the policy status online, log into the e-portal with your Client ID and password.

 

3. What is the policy renewal process for Birla Sun Life pension plans?

The process of Online Policy Renewal facility is as follows;

Step 1: Log into the e-Portal with your valid credentials

Step 2: Use the mode of payment to renew your policy

Step 3: Print the payment receipt

4. What is the company’s process to settle claim for Birla Sun Life pension plans?

The claims must be lodged after 30 days of the expiry of a medical diagnosis or treatment. This process involves a written intimation by the beneficiaries to the claims department, duly signed by the Municipal Authority/Magistrate.

Upon receiving the application, Claims Department sends the claimant a required set of documents including claim forms to be duly filled and sent back for processing the same.

 

5. What is the policy cancellation process for Birla Sun Life pension plans?

The Birala Sun Life Insurance policyholders must attach all the relevant policy documents along with a duly filled surrender form at any of the branch locations in their city. The surrender value will be calculated as per the prevailing market rates if the form is submitted before 3:00 PM, else the next day’s value is applicable.

Birla Sun Life Pension Plans Reviews

TOTAL REVIEWS (25)
Vijay
Mohali
September 27, 2016

Future Savings Plan

I have purchased birla sun life pension insurance plan. Service is fabulous from all the other insurers. Premium is less and payed thrice annually. Claims are the best part which are cleared by the staff and executives. Renewal and updates are easy to get through websites of the company.

Rijul
Gautam_buddha_nagar
August 19, 2016

Retirement policy

Birla sun retirement insurance plan i have bought which come's in low investment. Service is fast and on time. The full coverage provided by the company in this plan. Claims are good which cleared simple process. Updates are mailed regularly on my mail id.

Mankaran
Junagadh
July 18, 2016

Trustable Policy

My pension plan is very good policy which i buy from birla sun life. Policy coverage is approx. 91% and the premiums are less. Claiming system is nice which facilitate the claiming amount very fast. The future is secure with the policy and the tension is released.

Birju
Budharaja
July 05, 2016

Pension Policy

Pension plan i buy in low premiums and it has great service provided by company. Hassle free paperwork and the online portal service is simple and easy to use. Policy coverage is high ~89% and the claims are good. Claiming is easy to cleared by the help of staff members and there good service.

Hitesh
Ahmedabad
June 28, 2016

Good Plan

The future of mine and my lady is secure because we have pension plans. The investment is low and the payback returns are high. Service facilitate is very good and quick. Behaviour of the staff of the company is very calm and nice. Internet service is also fine, easy to access. Good pension plan.

Shahid
Chittoor
March 31, 2016

Full Satisfactory

I have birla sun life insurance pension policy plan which has low premiums and payed thrice time per year. Policy coverage is 89% and claims are high and the payback amount is around Rs.37 K per month. Service is very good and fast. The policy is nice investment for future and it is good tax saver too. Nice plan, I like it.

Lakshay
Bengaluru
March 31, 2016

Nice Pension Plan

Birla sun life insurance pension policy plan is introduce by an agent of policybazaar and i took the policy plan. Policy coverage is good 79% as i expected. Service is fast and always on time. Claims are also easily sanction. Good future investment and tax saver too.

Rishabh
Udyapur
March 31, 2016

Wonderful

My pension policy plan is with birla sun life insurance. The policy has good coverage approx. 94% with low premium. Claims are also high and the returns is Rs.29 K per month after policy end. Service is fantastic and the executives do best work. Good investment for future and taxes are also reduced.

Ali
Delhi
March 31, 2016

Bad Policy

I buy pension plan from birla sun life insurance but the policy is not that good as i expected. Service is very slow and claim are take long time to sanctioned. Even policy coverage is less ~44 %. Bad experience. The web services are also slow.

Sandeep
Howrah
March 31, 2016

Damn Good

I have a pension policy plan from birla sun life insurance. The policy is great with high returns and low premiums. Policy coverage is also good and service is fast and always on time. Really good job guys, you provide best pension plans. Even the behaviour of the executives and staff members are very nice. I like the policy very much.

Gagan
Darjeeling
March 31, 2016

Best Plan

I invest my money with birla sun life insurance by taking pension policy plan. Plan is good and the premium is less. Policy coverage is 82% and claims are high. The payback returns are ~28 K per month after policy get mature. The services provided by the executives and staff members are really very good with nice behaviour.

Sachin
Fatehgarh
March 31, 2016

Okay Policy Plan

I buy birla sun life insurance pension plan. The policy coverage is 60%. Claims are fine according to premiums. Service is okay and main thing is that this is good investment for future which saves taxes too. Just improve your web services.

Rahul
Gandhinagar
March 31, 2016

Fast Services

I recently buy birla sun life insurance pension policy plan. Policy is really good with good policy coverage around 85%. Claims are high and after policy maturity the amount approx. Rs.22 K per month. Premium is for 15 years and policy mature after 32 years. Service is quick that's the best part of the policy.

Kushagra
Kurukshetra
March 31, 2016

I Like It

My pension policy plan is suggestion of the friend, So i took it from birla sun life insurance. Staff members and executives provide good and quick services. Policy coverage is good approx. 87% but the premiums are normal. Good terms in compare with other companies.

Chirag
Lonavla
March 31, 2016

Very Good

I have pension policy plan with birla sun life insurance. The plan is having low investment and the policy coverage is 83%. In fact the claim is high and the amount in return is 27 K per month after policy ends. Overall nice policy with good services provided by executives and staff members.

Devesh
Dwarka
March 31, 2016

Genuine Plan

I found pension policy plan and birla sun life insurance provide low premiums and high returns. Claims and policy coverage are good but the service is always up to the mark till last visit. The good treatment serve from executives and staff members are nice too. Happy with my policy plan.

Akshay
Brahmagiri
March 31, 2016

Poor Policy Plan

I have pension plan from birla sun life insurance. Policy doesn't work for me. Except policy coverage which is 71%, the rest of the things and stuff are not good. Service is bit slow. Claims take's ages to clear. Not satisfied.

Sidharth
Kota
March 31, 2016

Fair Policy

I purchase birla sun life insurance pension plan. Plan is good with nice services and always on time. Policy coverage is 93% and the claim are high, the amount after maturity of policy is of Rs.33 K per month. Investment is low and returns are high, what else customer needs. The behaviour of the executives and staff members are really nice.

Gautam
Jalandhar
March 31, 2016

Average Policy

I bought a pension policy plan with birla sun life insurance. Investment is low but the returns are high. Services are bit slow but the policy coverage is 70% and the amount of Rs.25 K per month is given after policy maturity. Good response from executives and staff members. The policy is good for future investment and tax savers also.

Omesh
Rai_bareilly
March 31, 2016

above average policy

I purchase birla sun life insurance pension plan policy for my father. Papa was happy with the policy and its benefits. Policy coverage is high ~87% and the premium amount is low. The amount of Rs.35 K is given per month after the policy mature and end of the policy. Nice services provided by the executives, good work i like it.

Saahir
Bhopal
March 31, 2016

Future Savings

I own the birla sun life insurance pension plans. The investment is low and the returns is huge. Policy coverage is 83% and claims are unpredictably good. The service is awesome and fast with very calm behaviour of executives and team members. Nice future investment which saves taxes too.

Yajan
Karnal
March 31, 2016

Good Plan

I have a policy for pensions in future time. The policy is great with high returns and in low premiums. Policy coverage is also nice appro. 93% and service is fast and on time. Really good job guys do, you provide best policy i.e., birla sun life insurance pension plans. I like it very much.

Pariniti
Meerut
March 31, 2016

Great Policy

I got a very good policy plan from birla sun Life Insurance. The policy is great for future investment nice pension policy plan. The coverage is good ~84%, service is great, even the claims are unimaginable. Great policy, very happy with it.

Sumeet
Ahmednagar
March 31, 2016

Good Policy Plan

Recently took pension policy plan with birla sun Life Insurance. Great future investment policy plan with low premiums and high policy coverage approx. 91%. The service providers are cooperative and doing there jobs very nicely. Claims easily sanctioned and time period is less. Nice policy plan, satisfied with it.

Akhil
Noida
February 29, 2016

Perfect.

Birla sun life insurance pension plan i buy in very low premiums. Policy coverage are 90% and the claims are ~29K per month. Service is fast and with nice behaviour by staff members. Good policy plan, i like it.
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