LIC New Endowment Plan

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One can choose from the array of plans like protection plan, child plan, retirement plan, ULIP plan, endowment plan, saving plan, group plan, retirement plan, etc.

Further in this article, we are particularly going to talk about LIC New Endowment Plan but, before that let’s give some insight on various endowment policies offered by the Life Insurance Corporation of India.

LIC Endowment Plans

Endowment plans offered by LIC are: -

  1. Single-Premium Endowment plan

    This plan is a single premium payment plan that provides no limit on the maximum sum assured amount. Moreover, the policy also offers guaranteed surrender value along with the death benefit and maturity benefit.

  2. LIC New Jeevan Anand

    This plan is a saving cum protection plan that provides you an opportunity to save an ample amount so that you can fulfill your future financial goals. Moreover, it also provides life protection to the family of the insured.

  3. LIC Jeevan Rakshak

    This plan does not offer any limit on the maximum sum assured amount. At the time of maturity, the plan offers a revisionary bonus and a final addition bonus to the policyholder. Moreover, the policy also provides concession on the premium paid.

  4. LIC Jeevan Lakshya

    This is a participating endowment plan that is specifically designed to fulfill the requirements of the children. Under this plan the beneficiary i.e. (the child) receives the total sum assured amount in case of demise of their parent. Thus, the plan ensures proper financial support to the child so that he/she can accomplish the major milestones of life.

  5. Limited Premium Endowment Plan

    This plan offers the minimum sum assured amount of Rs3 lakh whereas there is no limit on the maximum sum assured amount. The policy can be availed in 3 tenures i.e. 12 years, 16 years, and 21 years.

    So, apart from the LIC New Endowment plan, this was a brief description of the LIC Endowment Plans. In addition to this further, we will discuss elaborately the features and benefits offered by LIC New Endowment Plan.

LIC New Endowment Plan

The endowment plan offered by LIC is a participating endowment plan that offers the dual benefit of protection cum saving plan. As a simple vanilla policy LIC endowment plan comes with both death and maturity benefit. Unlike pure term insurance plans LIC endowment plan is beneficial for those who want to have a disciplined saving long with life coverage.

The combination of saving cum protection provides a financial cushion to the family of the deceased insurance holder during the tenure of the policy. Moreover, if the insurance buyer survives the entire tenure of the policy then they receive the lump-sum amount as maturity benefit at the time of policy maturity. Moreover, by providing a loan facility, LIC Endowment Plan also takes care of the liquidity needs.

Key Features of LIC New Endowment Plan

  • This is a Participating Traditional Endowment Plan
  • Under this plan the policyholder requires to pay a premium for the entire tenure of the policy.
  • LIC Endowment plan also offers surrender benefit and loan facility to fulfill the liquidity needs.
  • On survival till the end of the policy tenure, the maturity benefit is paid to the policyholder and the policy terminates
  • If the life insured dies within the policy tenure, the death benefit is paid to the nominee and the policy terminates
  • LIC Endowment plan offers additional coverage as optional accidental death and disability benefit rider which can be opted for additional premium along with the basic coverage offered by the policy.
  • The entry age of the plan ranges from a minimum of 8 years to a maximum of 55 years.
  • The maximum maturity age of the policy is 75 years.
  • The premium of the policy can be paid in annual, half-yearly, quarterly, and monthly modes.
  • The minimum sum assured of the policy is Rs. 1,00,000 whereas it has no upper limit on the maximum sum assured.
  • The premium paying tenure of the policy is equal to the tenure of the policy.

Benefits of New Endowment Plan

  1. Participation in Profit:

    LIC Endowment Plan participates in the profits of the company and the policy accumulates Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus which is declared based on the experience of the company.  A simple reversionary bonus is offered to the insured in case of the death benefit or maturity benefit provided the policy has completed the certain minimum years.     

  2. Maturity Benefit:

    If the policyholder survives the entire tenure of the policy, then at the time of maturity of policy he/she will receive the basic sum assured amount along with accrued bonuses as maturity benefit and the tenure of the policy will lapse.

  3. Death Benefit:

    In case of demise of the insured person during the tenure of the policy, the beneficiary of the policy receives death benefit as the total sum assured on death along with the simple reversionary bonus or accrued bonus and the tenure of the policy lapses. 

    Sum Assured on Death is defined as higher of:

    • Basic Sum Assured as chosen at the beginning of the policy
    • 7 times of annualized premium
    • Subject to a minimum of 105% of the total premiums paid as on date of death
  4. Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider:

    LIC Endowment Plan offers additional benefits as a rider under which the policy provides add-on benefit along with the basic coverage to the beneficiary of the policy in case of accidental demise of the insured person. Under this rider benefit, an extra sum assured amount is paid to the beneficiary of the policy along with the basic sum assured amount.

    • There is mode saving for yearly and half-yearly premium payments and for higher sum assured chosen by the policyholder.
    • The insured can save bundles on taxes as the premium paid and the maturity proceeds are eligible for tax deduction under sections 80C and 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

Product Specification:

 

Minimum

Maximum

Entry Age (Last Birthday)

8 years

55 years

Maturity Age (Last Birthday)

-

75 years

Policy Term (PT) in years

12 years

35 years

Premium Paying Term (PPT) in years

Equal to the Policy term

 

Premium Paying Frequency

Annual, half-yearly, quarterly and monthly

 

Sum Assured

Rs 1, 00,000

No Limit

Details About Premium

Here is a sample illustration of annual premiums for the Basic Sum Assured of Rs. 1,00,000 /- (Tax not included)

Age / Policy Term

Amount

15

25

35

20

6,978/-

3,930/-

2,754/-

30

7,007/-

3,994/-

2,881/-

40

7,139/-

4,239/-

3,249/-

Rebates

Mode

Rebate

Yearly mode

2% of Tabular Premium

Half-yearly mode

1% of Tabular premium

Quarterly, Monthly mode & Salary Deduction

NIL

High Sum Assured Rebate: Basic Sum Assured (B.S.A)

Rebate

1, 00,000 to 1, 95,000

Nil

2, 00,000 to 4, 95,000

2%o B.S.A.

5, 00,000 and 9, 95,000

3%o B.S.A.

Policy Details

  1. Grace Period

    In case, the insurance holder fails to pay the premium on time then a grace period of 30 days is offered under the policy under which the insured can pay the due premium within the 30 days. If the policyholder fails to make payment within the grace period, then the policy lapses. However, there is a period of 2 years from the due date of the first unpaid premium for the policy to be revived.

  2. Free Look Period

    If you would not be pleased with the coverage and terms and conditions of the policy, you have the option of canceling the policy within 15 days of receipt of the policy documents, provided there has been no claim.

  3. Policy Termination or Surrender Benefit

    The LIC New Endowment Plan also comes with a surrender value under which a particular percentage of the premium amount is paid back to the insured in case the policyholder decides to surrender the policy after the completion of 3 policy years and can also avail Loan.

  4. Exclusions

    In case of suicide committed within 12 months of policy inception only 80% of premiums paid are returned to the nominee. In case of suicide within 12 months of revival, higher than 80% of premiums paid or acquired Surrender Value is paid

Documents Required

The policyholder has to fill up an ‘Application form/ proposal form’ with accurate medical history along with the address proof and other KYC documents. A medical examination may be required in some cases, based on the sum assured and the age of the person

Conclusion

By reading the above-mentioned features and benefits offered by the plan it is clear that the plan is best suited for those individuals who want to have a disciplined saving option along with the advantage of life cover. With the help of the LIC New Endowment plan, you can set your long-term financial goals and start saving for them in a more planned manner.

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