SBI Life Shubh Nivesh

SBI Life Shubh Nivesh Plan is a participating traditional endowment policy which gives various benefits under a single plan for a secured and wealthy future. Being an endowment plan that provides whole life cover, let’s understand first these terms and then focus on the features and benefits of SBI Life Shubh Nivesh.

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SBI Life Shubh Nivesh Key Features

  • SBI Life Shubh Nivesh is a participating plan with regular or single premium payment option.
  • SBI Life Shubh Nivesh plan has 3 coverage options:   
    • Endowment Option: SBI Life Shubh Nivesh with endowment options is a traditional participating plan which gives simple reversionary bonuses. The sum assured and all the bonuses are paid either to the insured on his or her survival at the endowment term end or to the nominees of the insured in case of his or her death.
    • Endowment with Whole Life Option: SBI Life Shubh Nivesh also has the option of extending the insurance cover for whole life or up to 100 years of age, if one opts for a policy term of 15 years or more. This plan choice provides endowment + whole life option benefits in which the endowment benefits is equal basic assured sum in case the insured survives till 100 years of age or on demise before in the extension period.
    • Deferred Maturity Payment option: This cover option forms a part of the earlier two SBI Life Shubh Nivesh options

SBI Life Shubh Nivesh Benefits

  • Endowment option of SBI Life Shubh Nivesh, the sum assured additionally with the accrued bonus is paid on death or maturity
  • Endowment with Whole Life Option of SBI Life Shubh Nivesh, the plan can be extended as a Whole life plan where the assured sum is paid on maturity and again on death after maturity and before age 100 years. If the insured is alive at 100 years, the assured sum is paid.
  • Deferred Maturity Payment option of SBI Life Shubh Nivesh, regular payout can be received after maturity over a period of 5, 10, 15 or 20 years
  • In the case of death, the remaining payouts are compensated at a discounted value to the nominees.
  • Tax benefits are received on the on the premiums paid Under Section 80C and on the claims received Under Section 10(10D) of Income Tax Act. 

SBI Life Shubh Nivesh – Details About Annual Premium 


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SBI Life Shubh Nivesh - Policy Details 

Grace Period

SBI Life Shubh Nivesh allows a grace period of 15days for monthly premium payment and 30 days for other premium payment modes. In case of failure of the premium payment within even their grace period also, SBI Life Shubh Nivesh plan is subject to be void.

Surrender Benefit

SBI Life Shubh Nivesh provides a surrender value on terminating the SBI Life life insurance plan within the policy term. The higher of Guaranteed Surrender Value or Special Surrender Value is the Surrender Value of the plan.

Guaranteed Surrender Value (Regular) = Guaranteed Surrender Value Factor * Basic premiums

(excl. survival benefits already paid, incl.  GSV of accumulated bonuses)

Guaranteed Surrender Value (Single) = 70% of premium for first 3 years and 90% thereafter

SSV  =  SSV Factor * Paid-up Value on maturity

Free Look Period

In a case if the insured is not satisfied with his Shubh Nivesh, he is free to cancel his plan within 15 days after receiving his policy documents, given no claims are done.

Inclusions under SBI Life Shubh Nivesh

Loan benefits upto 90% of the SSV

Additional Benefits:

  • Under SBI Life Shubh Nivesh, rebates for Large Sum Assured ranges of 1.5 lakhs and above
  • Option of 3 riders for a comprehensive coverage under SBI Life Shubh Nivesh:
  • SBI Life – Accidental Death Benefit Rider
  • SBI Life – Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Benefit Rider
  • SBI Life – Preferred Term Rider 

Exclusions under SBI Life Shubh Nivesh

Death by Suicide: In a case if the insured person commits suicide within 12 months since the inception, higher of  acquired Surrender Value is paid or 80% of premiums paid to the nominee.

Documents Required for SBI Life Shubh Nivesh

  • Accurately filled SBI Life Shubh Nivesh registration form.
  • KYC documents
  • Accurate address proof
  • Medical Examination Proofs

Endowment Plans

An endowment plan is a combination of insurance and investment and it promises the investor twin benefits of protection and good returns. Critically, it differs from a term plans in terms of maturity benefits. Endowment plans pay sum assured along with bonuses (if any) at the time of death or maturity (survival). In case of the death, endowment plan pays the beneficiaries of the insured the entire assured sum amount. Also, in a case where the insured manages to survive the entire plan term then the complete assured coverage is paid to him. This is achieved by charging higher fees as compared to term plans and whole life policies, which is reflected in the premiums. Endowment plans generally invest in high-quality debt instruments and / or government securities. The profits are a subject to the premiums amount invested in asset markets – equities and debt.

The key benefits of an endowment policy include financial protection of loved ones, goal-based savings, tax benefits and the option to take a loan against the endowment policy. Endowment plans fulfill the dual need of life cover and savings through a single life insurance plan.

To sum up, an endowment policy is essentially a life insurance policy, which in addition to covering the life of the insured, also helps him or her save regularly over a specific period of time so that he or she receives a lump sum amount at maturity in the event of him / her surviving the policy term. The maturity amount helps take care of important financial objectives like paying for children’s education and marriage, buying a house, saving for retirement, etc.

There are basically two types of endowment plans – with profit and without profit.

  • Endowment Plans without Bonus Benefits: These are typically low-cost policies as they do not have any bonus benefits and provide only the assured sum amount to the nominees in the case of the insured’s death. On maturity, i.e. surviving the throughout the plan term, the insured receives the assured the sum amount or a calculated percentage of the assured sum based on company terms and conditions.
  • Endowment Plans with Bonus Benefits: Such endowment plans additionally have bonus benefits with the assured sum amount. In the case of insured person’s death, his nominees shall receive the assured sum with bonus benefits throughout the plan term. On survival throughout the plan term, what is also known as maturity, the insured is paid the assured sum along with the plan bonus. Such endowment plans are the most preferred policies whose maturity coincides with their retirement. Further, the maturity benefits can be used as income after retirement to meet the living expenses.

Endowment Plans – Benefits

  • Offer dual benefit of insurance and savings-investment
  • Endowment plans covers risk for a specific plan term
  • They are liquid in nature
  • In case the policyholder survives the policy term, accumulated bonus is paid additionally with the assured sum amount.
  • In case of the demise of the insured during the plan term, death benefit payable to the nominee includes vested bonus in addition to full sum assured
  • A free paid-up plan for lesser assured sum amount can be secured, if payment of premium ceases after a certain minimum number of years, terms and conditions applied.
  • Additional Rider Benefits.
  • Tax benefits on annual premium and death benefits Under Section 80C and 10(10D) of Income Tax Act.

Whole Life Insurance Plans

A whole life insurance policy covers a policyholder over his life, i.e. this kind of life insurance policy provides insurance until the demise of the insured. Since the validity plan is not defined, the insured enjoys life cover throughout his or her life. Such a policy only expires in case of an eventuality resulting in death. The policyholder pays regular premiums until death, after which the corpus is paid to the nominees or beneficiaries.

The premium for a whole life plan is paid for a longer duration of time since plan term. The insured however has the option of choose the premium paying term based on his needs. Also, the interest or bonus (cash value) earned on the premium is generally higher as compared to a with profit endowment policy.

A whole life policy normally does not offer survival benefit as the policy term is not defined. The nominee receives sum assured plus bonus (if any) upon death of the policyholder. The policyholder gets the benefit to make withdrawals or take loan against the cash value of the plan.

Whole life policies are suitable for people of all ages who wish to protect their families from a financial crisis due to premature death of the policyholder.

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