The Life Insurance Corporation of India offers a whole range of insurance products serving the wide-ranging needs of their customer base. These policies are primarily designed to financially secure the future of the policyholders’ families in their absence. LIC charges a premium payment against which the policyholder can assure a basic sum that is paid to the beneficiary on her/his death.Read more
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The basic sum assured under LIC policies is the guaranteed cover amount payable to the assigned beneficiary on the death of the life assured. The amount is pre-defined by the policyholder at the time of policy issuance as per his/her assessment of the future needs of their families. Based on the sum assured, LIC charges a premium amount that is payable by the life assured in full to ensure continuity of policy benefits.
The basic sum assured is paid on the death of the life assured or on the date of maturity of the policy. The amount payable on the death of the policyholder is called the sum assured on death or the death benefit. On the other hand, the amount payable to the policyholder on surviving till the end of the policy term is termed sum assured on maturity or maturity benefit. Note that the final death and maturity benefit amounts are inclusive of the basic sum assured plus additional returns as per the plan chosen. You can choose to receive these benefits in installments or as a lump sum amount. On the settlement of the basic sum assured and other benefits under a policy by the insurer, the policy stands terminated.
Every insurance offering by LIC comes with a cap on the minimum amount that can be assured. This is called the minimum basic sum assured. Although most plans do not have a limit on the maximum sum that can be assured, it is advisable to carefully consider your needs before coming to an amount. The minimum and maximum basic sum assured applicable across LIC policies are discussed below.
|LIC Policies||Type of Policy||Minimum Basic Sum Assured||Maximum Basic Sum Assured|
|LIC Jeevan Labh||Endowment Plan||Rs. 2 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC New Jeevan Anand||Endowment Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC Jeevan Umang||Whole-life||Rs. 2 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC Jeevan Amar||Term Plan||Rs. 25 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC Tech Term||Term Plan||Rs. 50 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC’s SIIP||ULIP||Age less than 55 years: 10 times of Annualized Premium Age equal / more than 55 years: 7 times of Annualized Premium||NA|
|LIC Nivesh Plus||ULIP||Option I: 1.25 times of the Single Premium Option II: 10 times of the Single Premium||NA|
|LIC’s New Endowment Plus||ULIP||10 times of Annualized Premium||NA|
|LIC’s New Children’s Money Back Plan||Child Money-Back Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s Jeevan Tarun Plan||Child Plan||Rs. 75,000||No Limit|
|LIC’s Dhan Rekha||Money-Back Plan||Rs. 2 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC’s Bima Shree||Money-Back Plan||Rs. 10 Lakhs||No Limit|
|LIC’s New Money Back Plan- 20 years||Money-Back Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s New Money Back Plan- 25 years||Money-Back Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s Jeevan Shiromani||Money-Back Plan||Rs. 1 Crore||No Limit|
|LIC’s Single Premium Endowment Plan||Endowment Plan||Rs. 50,000||No Limit|
|LIC’s New Endowment Plan||Endowment Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s New Bima Bachat||Endowment Plan||Rs. 35,000 - Rs. 70,000||No Limit|
|LIC’s Aadhaar Stambh||Endowment Plan||Rs. 75,000||Rs. 3 Lakhs|
|LIC’s Aadhaar Shila||Endowment Plan||Rs. 75,000||Rs. 3 Lakhs|
|LIC’s New Jeevan Lakshya||Endowment Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s Bima Jyoti Plan||Endowment Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s Bachat Plus||Endowment Plan||Rs. 1 Lakh||No Limit|
|LIC’s Saral Jeevan Bima||Endowment Plan||Rs. 5 Lakhs||Rs. 25 Lakhs|
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Selecting the basic sum assured is one of the most crucial aspects of life insurance. It is the cover that your family will receive and continue to live on after your death. The basic sum assured has to be sufficient to take care of your dependents at least till the time another person takes over their financial responsibility.
The HLV calculator helps you come to a decision on the basic sum assured. It is an online tool that lets you estimate your worth to decide on an ideal amount to fulfill your family’s needs. The Human Life Value calculator factors in the rate of inflation, your income, age, current and future expenses, number of dependents, etc. and offers an accurate idea of how much the basic sum assured should be for your family.
An important point to note here is that the basic sum assured determines the amount of premium you are going to be charged for LIC’s products. Be mindful that the premium charged does not burn a hole in your pockets. It should be sustainable with your current expenses.
The basic sum assured in a LIC policy is the amount that your beneficiary will use to fund their future needs. A decision such as this should be made after careful consideration. Note that LIC offers incentives to policyholders who choose a higher sum in the form of rebates on premiums. Use the HLV calculator to ensure that you have assured the most comprehensive insurance benefits for your family.
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