SBI Term Insurance Plan

SBI Life Insurance Company offers a variety of Term Plans to individuals and each plan differs in terms of both features and availability. While some SBI term insurance plans can be bought online at a lower premium, other SBI term insurance plans are available offline and can be easily availed from other marketing channels like agents, brokers, bancassurance channel, etc. Let us take a look at the different SBI life term insurance plans and the features of each SBI term insurance plan.

What is SBI Term Insurance?

SBI life Insurance Company offers a variety of comprehensive term insurance plan to meet the requirements of the insurance buyers. The term insurance protection plans offered by SBI Life Insurance are customized to provide financial protection and security to the family of the insured in case of an eventuality. 

Along with the benefit of death coverage the term plans offered by SBI Life Insurance also offers riders benefit to enhance the coverage of the policy. With an affordable premium rate, SBI term plans for individuals who wants create a financial cushion for their family and their loved ones.

Types of SBI Term Insurance Plan

Plans Entry Age Maturity Age Policy Term Sum Assured
SBI Life eShield Minimum- 18 years   Maximum-65 years 70 years Minimum- 5 years Maximum-30 years Minimum-Rs.20,00,000 Maximum- no upper limit
SBI Life Smart Shield Minimum- 18 years Maximum- 60 years 65 years Minimum- 5 years Maximum-30 years Minimum-Rs.25,00,000 Maximum- No limit
SBI Life Saral Shield Minimum- 18 years   Maximum-60 years 65 years Minimum- 5 years Maximum-30 years Minimum-Rs.7,00,000 Maximum- Rs.24,00,000
SBi Life Grameen Bima Minimum- 18 years   Maximum-50 years --- 5 years Minimum-Rs. 10,000 Maximum- Rs.50,000

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SBI Life eShield Plan

An online term plan, SBI Life eShield provides four coverage options to choose from. The features of online SBI eShield plan are as follows:

*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply

Plan Options of SBI eShield:

This plan comes with two plan options -

  • Level Cover Benefit &
  • Increasing Cover Benefit

Both of the plan options offer in-built Accelerated Terminal Illness benefit with them. 

Benefits of SBI eShield Plan:

This plan comes with two plan options -

  • Second Medical Opinion:
    Second medical opinion enables the policyholders to receive a second opinion on their medical diagnosis and treatment plans by another medical practitioner.
    This benefit is available under both of the plan options i.e. Level Cover Benefit & Increasing Cover Benefit if the policy is in an active state.

  • Maturity Benefit:
    SBI shield doesn’t offer any maturity benefit.

  • Rider Benefit:
    SBI Life - Accidental Death Benefit Rider (UIN: 111B015V02)

The sum assured for this rider is paid in case the death of the policyholder occurs within 120 days of an accident during the tenure of the rider term. Here, it’s important to understand that the reason behind the death of the policyholder should be injuries due to the accident and her/his policy should be in active state. 

SBI Life - Accidental Total & Permanent Disability Benefit Rider (UIN: 111B016V02)

The sum assured for this rider is paid in case the policyholder suffers from accidental total and permanent disability during the tenure of the rider term. Here, it’s important to understand that the reason behind the death or the permanent disability of the policyholder should be injuries due to the accident and her/his policy should be in active state.

SBI Life Term Insurance eShield Eligibility Details

  Minimum Maximum
Entry Age 18 years 65 years
Maturity Age - 70 years
Policy Term 5 years 30 years
Sum Assured Rs.20 lakhs No limit
Premium Amount Rs.3,500 Based on the coverage
Premium Payment Term Equal to the policy term
Premium Payment Frequency Yearly
 

Sample Rates SBI Term Insurance of Premium

The following table illustrates the different rates of premium under online SBI eShield at different ages, payable by male and female lives. There is also a differentiation between smokers and non-smokers under online SBI eShield. 

Age Male Lives Female Lives
Smokers Non-smokers Smokers Non-smokers
30 7770 4660 6275 3920
40 17145 9495 12260 6955
50 41615 22305 29020 15680

SBI Life Smart Shield Plan

A unique SBI term insurance plan, which has four coverage options to choose from. The features of the plan are as follows:

  • Level Term Assurance – the chosen Sum Assured remains the same throughout the tenure of the SBI term insurance plan and on death of the life insured during the term, the Sum Assured is paid to the nominee
    • Increasing Term Assurance – an option under which the Sum Assured chosen at the time of inception of the SBI term insurance policy increases every year @5% and on death of the insured during the SBI term insurance plan tenure, the Sum Assured as on the date of death is paid to the nominee
    • Decreasing Term Assurance (Loan Protection) – an option under which the Sum Assured decreases every year and on the death of the insured during the SBI term insurance plan tenure, the applicable Sum Assured as on the date of death is paid to the nominee
    • Decreasing Term Assurance (Family Income Protection) – an option under which the Sum Assured decreases every year and on the death of the insured during the SBI term insurance plan tenure, the applicable Sum Assured as on the date of death is paid to the nominee
  • There is an option of availing riders under the SBI term insurance plan to make the coverage more comprehensive. SBI Life Accidental Death Benefit Rider which pays additional amount in case of accidental Death, SBI Life Accidental Total & Permanent Disability Benefit Rider which is useful in case of suffering a disability which is total and permanent due to an accident and Accelerated Critical Illness Cover which pays an additional amount in case the insured is diagnosed with any of the covered critical illnesses are the riders available under the SBI term insurance plan.
  • Rebates on SBI life term insurance premium are allowed for choosing large Sum Assured levels and for people who are healthy
  • Premiums can be paid either in one lump sum under the Single Pay option and for the entire term under the Regular Pay option
  • Tax benefit subject to this SBI life term plan is available on the premium paid and the claim received. The premiums paid are exempt from taxation under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act and the claim received in exempt under Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

SBI Life Term Insurance Smart Shield  Eligibility Details

  Minimum Maximum
Entry Age 18 years 60 years
Maturity Age - 65 years
Policy Term 5 years 30 years
Sum Assured Rs.25 lakhs No limit
Premium Amount Regular Pay – Rs.5,000 Single Pay – Rs.15,000 Based on the coverage
Premium Payment Term Equal to the policy term or Single Pay
Premium Payment Frequency Yearly, Half-Yearly, Quarterly or Monthly or in Single Pay


Sample rates of SBI Life term Insurance Premium

The following table illustrates sample rates of premium payable by an individual at different ages assuming the Sum Assured to be Rs.50 lakhs and the policy tenure to be 25 years.

Age 30 35 40
Premium 9161 12675 18408
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SBI Life Saral Shield Plan

This SBI term insurance plan offers three death benefit options to choose from. The features of the SBI term insurance plan are as follows:

  • The customer can choose from the three SBI life term plan options, which are:
    • Level Term Assurance – the chosen Sum Assured remains the same throughout the tenure of the SBI term insurance plan and on death of the life insured during the term, the Sum Assured is paid to the nominee
    • Decreasing Term Assurance (Loan Protection) – an option under which the Sum Assured decreases every year and on the death of the insured during the SBI term insurance plan tenure, the applicable Sum Assured as on the date of death is paid to the nominee
    • Decreasing Term Assurance (Family Income Protection) – an option under which the Sum Assured decreases every year and on the death of the insured during the SBI term insurance plan tenure, the applicable Sum Assured as on the date of death is paid to the nominee
  • There is an option of availing riders under the SBI term insurance plan to make the coverage more comprehensive. SBI Life Accidental Death Benefit Rider which pays additional amount in case of accidental Death, SBI Life Accidental Total & Permanent Disability Benefit Rider which is useful in case of suffering a disability which is total and permanent due to an accident are the riders available under the SBI term insurance plan.
  • Rebates in premium are allowed for choosing large Sum Assured levels and for female lives
  • Premiums can be paid either in one lump sum under the Single Pay option and for the entire term under the Regular Pay option
  • Tax benefit subject to this SBI life term plan is available on the premium paid and the claim received under this SBI term insurance plan. The premiums paid are exempt from taxation under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act and the claim received in exempt under Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act.

SBI Life Term Insurance Saral Shield Eligibility Details

  Minimum Maximum
Entry Age 18 years 60 years
Maturity Age - 65 years
Policy Term 5 years 30 years
Sum Assured Rs.7.5 lakhs Rs.24 lakhs
Premium Amount Regular Pay – Rs.2,000 Single Pay – Rs.10,000 Based on the coverage
Premium Payment Term Equal to the policy term or Single Pay
Premium Payment Frequency Yearly, Half-Yearly, Quarterly or Monthly or in Single Pay


Sample rates of SBI Life Term Insurance Premium

The following table illustrates the rates of premium for two different coverage ranges and at different ages of the life insured. Even the term options are varied under the illustration mentioned below: 

Age Sum Assured = Rs.10 lakhs Sum Assured = Rs.20 lakhs
Tenure of the plan Tenure of the plan
10 years 15 years 20 years 25 years 10 years 15 years 20 years 25 years
25 years - -   2187 3120 3120 3366 3774
30 years - 2184 2457 2839 3382 3768 4314 5078
35 years 2518 2904 3422 4042 4436 5208 6244 7484
40 years 3378 4064 4850 5783 6156 7528 9100 10, 966
45 years 4914 5943 7131 - 9228 11, 286 13, 662 -

SBI Life Grameen Bima Plan

A micro insurance plan whose features are as follows:

  • A SBI term insurance plan designed for the backward sector for their welfare and insurance needs
  • The proposer would have to choose the amount of premium he or she can pay and based on the premium amount the coverage will be decided under the SBI term insurance plan
  • Medical examination is not required to apply for the SBI term insurance plan as the plan is issued based on a simple medical declaration and registration is done through a simple form
  • Premium is to be paid in one lump sum at the commencement of the SBI term insurance plan
  • In case of death of the life insured during the term of the SBI term insurance plan, the calculated Sum Assured will be paid to the nominee 

SBI Life Term Insurance Grameen Bima Eligibility Details

  Minimum Maximum
Entry Age 18 years 50 years
Policy Term 5 years
Sum Assured Rs.10,000 Rs.50,000
Premium Amount Rs.3,500 Based on the coverage
Premium Payment Term Single Pay
Premium Payment Frequency Single Pay

Applying for a SBI Term Insurance Plan

  • Online

    SBI Term Insurance Company offers specific plans namely online SBI eShield, which is available online only. The customer only needs to log onto the company’s website, choose online SBI eShield plan, choose the coverage and provide details. The premium will be determined automatically, based on the filled details. The customer then needs to pay the premium for online SBI eShield through a credit card, debit card, or Internet banking facility and the online SBI eShield policy will be issued right away.

  • Intermediaries

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

Benefits of SBI Term Insurance Plan

SBI term insurance plans are available in a variety and you can buy the plan of your choice by means of both online and offline. SBI life term insurance plans are available to individuals starting from the age of 18 years with features like death benefit, maturity benefit, including the surrender benefit in case of a single premium policy. The following are the features and benefits of SBI term insurance plans in detail:

  • The family of a diseased policyholder is provided with the assured financial security, in case the insured dies during the policy term and fails to pay off a debt like education loan or even home loan.
  • SBI term insurance plans are easily available on the Internet – both on SBI Life’s official website and Policybazaar.
  • You can choose from a range of SBI term insurance plans online at affordable price and choose to pay the premium at one go or annually.
  • SBI term insurance plans allow you to enhance your protection by opting for riders at additional premium payment. The personal accident coverage rider is highly recommended.
  • In addition to the assurance for financial protection to the family of a diseased policyholder, SBI life term insurance plans provide tax benefit under section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961, e. during the policy term.

SBI Term Insurance Plan Exclusions 

  • Suicide Exclusion

    In case, the policyholder commits suicide within the initial 1 year of policy from the date of initiation then the policy does not offer any death benefit to the nominee. If the insured commits suicide within the 1 year of policy then the beneficiary is entitled to receive only 80% of the premium paid, provided all the premiums of the policy are paid regularly and the policy is in force.  

  • Exclusion for Accidental Death Benefit

    Other events that are not covered under the policy are:

    • Drug Abuse
    • Infection
    • Criminal Acts
    • Self-inflicted injury
    • Aviation (other than as a passenger is not covered)
    • War or Civil Commotion
    • Dangerous sports and other activities

Claim Process of SBI Term Insurance Plan 

In order to file a claim, the policyholder is required to fill the claim form thoroughly and provide certain important documents such as:

  • Policy document of SBI term plan
  • Death certificate which states the cause of death
  • Along with these documents, the nominee will have to provide a mandate so that the SBI can transfer the claim amount to the account of the beneficiary through the NEFT process.

Once, the beneficiary of the policy submits the claim form along with the important documents, the insurance company verifies the claim form. After verifying the form thoroughly, the insurance company processes the claim and transfers the sum assured amount to the beneficiaries account.

Before zeroing in on the right term insurance plan it is very important to know the claim settlement process of the company so that an individual can easily process the claim in case of any eventuality.

Documents that should be kept handy while filing claim are:

  • Original Policy Document
  • Thoroughly  filled Claim Form
  • Original/ Attested Death Certificate by Government officer.
  • Address Proof  of Claimant’s
  • ID Proof of Claimant’s
  • Bank Pass Book of Claimant’s / Cancelled Cheque/ Bank Statement 

Required Documents to Buying SBI Term Insurance Plan 

 The important documents that should be kept handy while purchasing SBI term plans are:

  • Age proof- Aadhaar card, passport, rental agreement, etc.
  • Identity proof- Aadhaar card, PAN card, passport, license.
  • Age proof- Birth certificate, aadhaar card, Matriculation certificate
  • Latest medical report.
  • Income proof- Income Tax Return, salary slip.
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SBI Term Insurance Plans - FAQ

  • Q: How to pay premium for SBI term insurance plans? What are the modes of payment available?

    Ans: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 VisaBillPay.com
      • Online payment of premium through SBI Life website
    • SI-EFT for State Bank and associate bank’s account holders
    • Payment through Point of Sale (POS) terminals at select SBI Life branches
    • Payment through easy access mobile application
    • Payment of premium in cash at authorised collection centres
    • 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.

  • Q: How can I check policy status of SBI term insurance plan?

    Ans: For checking the SBI term insurance policy status online, login to the e-portal. You need to enter customer ID, date of birth and policy number. The details of the policy along with the status are displayed on the next screen.
  • Q: What is the policy renewal process for SBI Life term insurance plans?

    Ans: Renewal of policy can be done by the following modes:
    • Online
    • Through SMS
    • Through SBI Branch
    • By Cash

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

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

  • Q: What is the company’s process to settle claim for SBI Life term insurance plans?

    Ans: 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
  • Q: What is the policy cancellation process for SBI Life term insurance plans?

    Ans: 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.
Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 23 December 2020
Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.
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SBI Term Insurance Plan Reviews & Ratings

4.3 / 5 (Based on 29 Reviews)
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Rishi
Abohar, March 10, 2021
Financial stability for my family
I got the sbi general term insurance plan last year as I am concerned about my family. I searched various great plans and got to know into the website of policybazaar. Such great plans. Great work.
Sudhir
Baripada, March 09, 2021
Various good offers
I have recently bought a sbi term insurance plan from the website of the policybazaar. I am happy that policybazaar and team provided me with so many good offers at reasonable prices. Thanks.
Awedesh
Ambala, January 08, 2019
Less costly
This is the plan which I have bought from SBI. Here we have to make the lump sum payment of premium amount. And in case if the person dies then the amount which has been paid will be given to the family. The premium amount is less costly. I like the plan and would recommend everyone.
Vinay
Mubarakpur, October 10, 2016
SBI term insurance
SBI life eshield Term insurance policy which i buy from sbi life insurance ltd is perfect policy plan. Insurance gave me more security and more benefits. Service is fast which is given by the company members. Renewal of the plan can be done through online portal service.
Ojasvi
Sorada, August 24, 2016
Good
My my sbi life eshield insurance policy is the best. Policy gives maximum coverage and claims are good. The service is quick and behaviour is very nice from the whole members of the company. Good decision to take this term insurance plan.
Devesh
Kota, July 27, 2016
SBI term policy
Every one have insurances in this time, so i buy one for me and my family safety. Service given by the company members is fabulous and my plan is sbi term insurance which is a quality product. It gives full facilities to me and my parents.
Nirbhaya
Tezpur, July 27, 2016
Fantastic Insurance
Very fine terms and conditions of my sbi life eshield insurance plan. The coverage is maximum and claims are even better. Services provided by executives of the company is awesome and on time. 24X7 assistance by the staff members.
Pulkit
Katehri, July 27, 2016
High Coverage
SBI eshield insurance plan i have is fabulous, i took it from sbi policy insurers. Just the premiums are little bit high but the returns are huge with good number of benefits. The service is super fast and renewals can be done on web portal.
Lokendra
Madhuban, July 27, 2016
Term plan
The colleague of mine suggested me a online sbi saral plan. The policy is perfect and it coverage ratio is about 91%. Service by the members of the insurance company is quick and due to this the claiming become more easier than before. Sbi policy i have satisfies me completely.
Rahul
Rajkot, April 21, 2016
Great Policy
I buy sbi life term insurance plan. The policy coverage is 94% and the premiums are low ~28 K. The claims are easily sanctioned because the service is fast from the executives side and from online web page also. The policy premiums are 5% less for women. Great investment which saves taxes too.
Akash
Kanpur, April 21, 2016
Above Average
SBI life term insurance plan is one of the perfect insurance i took it. The policy is good in service and it can be buy online also. The web service is awesome and 5% less for women on premiums. Policy coverage and the claims are high. Due to online facility, it reduces the paper work and the waiting part is erased. It saves taxes also.
Hemant
Ooty, April 21, 2016
Satisfactory
My sbi life term insurance plan is good with nice benefits. The policy coverage is high ~89% and the claims are approx. Rs.36 L after policy get mature. Claims are easily sanctioned because of fast services provided by the executives. Fantastic policy plan which provides good terms and conditions.
Devesh
Navi_mumbai, April 21, 2016
Good Investment
I own sbi life term insurance plan and it really very good. The premiums are ~Rs.39.3 K per year. The claims are good and easily sanctioned. Service facilitate by executives and staff members are very nice and fast. The policy saves taxes and it is really very good investment for future.
Nirmal
Jajpur, April 21, 2016
Very Nice
Policy plan is nice with huge benefits like low premiums and the policy coverage is high 87%. Claims are are good and the payback amount is around Rs.33 L after the policy get mature. Internet services are great with easy interface and vast variety of policies are there with full descriptions. Good future investment which saves taxes.
Gautam
Agartala, April 21, 2016
Good Service
I purchase sbi life term insurance plan. They has good in facilitate the fast services. Policy coverage is 91% and the claims are good with easy claiming process. The investment is good and it saves taxes also. The behaviour of executives and staff members is good with great service provided anytime.
Duggandla
Hyderabad, March 02, 2016
"Good"
My term plan has all benefits which i bought from sbi life insurance. Policy coverage is 90% and claims are ~Rs.18 L. Service are good and claiming process get easy due to fast service. I really like the policy terms and conditions.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00301
Satish
Udaipur, March 02, 2016
superb plan.
My term policy plan is with sbi life insurance. Policy is nice with low premiums and even terms and conditions are also good. Policy coverage and claims are high. Service is the best and executives and staff behave well with any query or conversation.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00301
VIJAY
Delhi, March 01, 2016
Good Plan.
I purchase sbi life insurance term policy plan and i'm really happy with the terms and conditions of the policy. Coverage of the plan is high and the investment is low. Claims are also good ~Rs.13 L. The service is fast and always on time. Thanks for this great policy plan.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BEW00148
Ankita
Mumbai, February 25, 2016
Average Policy.
I bought sbi life insurance term plan. The policy coverage and the claims are not that much as i expected. Premiums are high and services are okay not the best and not even poor. Kaam chalau plan hai.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00301
Gaurav
Indore, February 24, 2016
Okay.
My policy plan is not that good as i expected. Even the premiums are high but the returns are not. SBI life insurance term plan provide good services but not much good in other fields. Claims are also fair.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00065
Prashant
Vadodara, February 24, 2016
Policy coverage is less.
I have sbi term insurance plan which has low policy coverage but the service provided is great. Premium is low but the returns are also not much higher. An average policy plan according to me.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BEW00148
ROHIT
Patna, February 19, 2016
Great Policy Plan.
I have sbi term insurance policy plan which has low premiums. But the investment is also little bit high. Policy coverage is 90% and the claims are easy to get without any waiting. Service is really good, i'm happy with my policy plan.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BEW00148
Gaurav
Indore, February 18, 2016
Average Policy.
I bought term policy plan and sbi life insurance has low premiums on policies. You guys provided the nice services but please improve on your websites. Claims and policy coverage are high. I must say an average policy with okay benefits.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00065
Neeraj
Delhi, February 18, 2016
Fine term plan
SBI life insurance term plan i have which provides me many benefits. Low premiums and high returns. Policy coverage is 80% and Policy claims are around eighteen lakhs. Services are pretty fast and on time time now. Great work.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BPW00301
SatheeshKumar
Bengaluru, February 12, 2016
Good Life Insurance Policy.
My life is secure with sbi insurance. The policy is good enough to give five stars with closed eyes. The policy coverage is 90% and the claim is ~Rs.25 lakh. The service is very fast and follow-ups is time to time with nice response.
Plan Name: eShield
Agent Code: BBE06282
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