LIC offers several insurance plans to its growing customer base. Its current product offerings include whole-life plans, term assurance plans, pension schemes, ULIPs, endowment-based policies, money-backs, etc. Apart from these, LIC has introduced several riders that can be added to the base policies for enhanced protection at nominal extra costs. DAB or Double Accident Benefit is one such rider that can be attached to your insurance policies.Read more
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DAB in LIC stands for Double Accident Benefit and can be attached to the base policy as a rider. This additional benefit can be purchased to avail of extra financial cover on the death of the policyholder as a result of an accident. In exchange for this cover, the life assured is charged an additional premium amount at a rate of Re.1 per 1000 sum assured.
Double accident benefit, as the name suggests, offers the beneficiaries of the policy an amount equal to double the sum assured under the base policy. This amount can be claimed only if the life assured dies in an accident as per the terms defined under the policy and within the rider term. Key aspects of the double accident benefit rider or DAB in LIC are:
On the death of the life assured due to an accident, nominees can claim twice the amount of the sum assured.
The additional premium charged is equal to Re.1 per Rs.1000 sum assured.
Death of the life assured should have occurred within 90-180 days from the date of the accident to be eligible to receive the double accident benefit.
No benefit shall be payable if death occurs as a result of natural causes, pre-existing medical conditions, etc.
Benefits are not applicable if the death of the life assured occurs as a result of an accident after the end of the policy term.
|Entry Age||18 years||65 years|
|Maturity Age||NA||70 years|
|Policy Term||Earlier of
|Premium Payment Mode||Same as the base plan|
|Sum Assured||Rs.2,00,000||Rs.100 Lakhs|
*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply
LIC has to be intimated about the death of the life assured within 120 days of death.
Proof of death and other required documents are to be submitted after being duly attested by a competent court.
Documents are verified and the claim is approved following clearance by the SDM.
Upon approval, the benefit amount is transferred to the beneficiary’s account.
To claim the benefits under the Double Accident Benefit, the claimant will have to produce evidence satisfying that the accident has occurred as per the conditions defined under the policy. In addition to the usual requirements to file a death claim, you shall be asked to submit the following:
Police investigation report
Double accident benefit shall not be payable if death occurs under the following conditions:
Attempted suicide, self-injury, insanity
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs/narcotics
Participating in riots, war, civil commotion, etc.
Engaging in adventurous sports, mountaineering, steeplechasing, etc.
Criminal activity or breach of law
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