Insurance companies in India offer an extensive range of life insurance policies customized as per the needs and requirements of their customers. Different additional coverage benefits are offered under different term insurance plans.
A term insurance rider is an attachment, amendment, or endorsement made in a term insurance policy that gives the policyholder supplementary coverage. Riders strengthen a term insurance policy by providing multiple additional benefits, apart from the core offering of a death benefit.
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In this article, you will know about features of accidental benefits under various Term insurance plans and features of term insurance plans in general.
Term insurance is the purest form of insurance that you can buy for yourself and secure the future of your family after your untimely demise. It is a life insurance policy that provides financial coverage to the nominee in the policy if the life insured dies untimely.
Among all the life insurance policies, Term insurance offers the highest coverage with minimal premiums. Some companies also cover the partial or permanent disability of the insured. Term insurance is the only plan that comes under pure risk.
Type of Plan
Term insurance is a sole risk coverage plan. It protects the financial future of your family and loved ones in case of your untimely demise.
Covers uncertainties of life
An absolute must financial tool for everyone
Term insurance is the most affordable life insurance product available in the market.
No maturity benefit is associated with term insurance
Coverage can be enhanced of your term insurance plan with rider benefits such as critical illness cover, accidental death benefits, the return of premium benefit, etc.
Available u/s 80C and 10D
Only the death benefit is offered by term insurance
Sum assured as the death benefit is mostly 15-20 times the annual income of the policyholder
Term insurance does not offer any liquidity.
Riders strengthen the term insurance policy by providing multiple additional benefits. There are mainly six types of riders under a general term insurance plan
Let us know more about accidental death benefit rider
Under accidental death benefit rider, if the insured passes away due to an accident, it pays an additional sum assured. Additional sum assured is calculated based on the original sum assured and varies from one insurance company to another.
The premium for this rider remains fixed for the entire policy term.
It is a misconception that a policyholder can avail accidental death benefit only if an accident is the cause of death. It is not true. The accidental death benefit is paid in addition to the standard benefit payable under a term insurance plan if the insured dies of natural cause.
Look at an example for better understanding:
INR 60 lakhs term insurance policy is taken and the accidental death benefit rider assures an additional INR 20 lakhs on accidental death. INR 60 lakhs will still be paid in case of death not caused by accident, and INR 80 lakhs (60+20) will be paid in case of accidental death.
An accidental death benefit plan is included as a part of a group life insurance contract
Offered to members of a group as a separate, elective benefit. Employees are covered for accidents that take place while on the job.
Accident protection to workers while they are traveling for business purposes.
Here are some key features of term insurance that will help you get a better understanding of the plan and help you choose it wisely.
Buying a term plan is comparatively easy than any other plan. The framework of the term plan is comparatively very easy. There are no deep clauses or terms and conditions when term insurance is involved. It is an easy, hassle-free, and simple plan as there are no investments or saving clauses involved. One needs to pay the premiums on time and the insurance provides cover and benefits during that duration.
As easy as to start, it can be canceled as well. As there are no investment or premium benefits involved in the plan, it is easy to stop anytime you want.
A term plan is much cheaper than your one-time fancy restaurant bill. Believe it or not but it is true. As there are no high investment components involved, term insurance is available at very affordable premium rates as per your annual income and age.
Imagine putting 5% effort into your work and getting promoted by your boss. Sounds fascinating right? Term insurance is a kind of plan where at a very minimal premium you can get high coverages. If you choose the correct insurance plan, your loved one will surely benefit from it when you are not there.
It is big-time financial security for your loved ones once you are not around to look after them anymore. It provides financial protection to the family and takes care of the liabilities in your absence. Don’t hesitate to buy it for your family’s better future when you are not around.
The policy period, coverage, payment options (whether monthly, annually, lump-sum) depends on you. You can customize it as per your suitability.
We know that the treatment of expenses incurred during a critical illness can be exhausting physically, mentally, and most important financially. As the critical illness in life is not predictable, a term insurance plan works wonders during this testing time. It is highly recommended to avail of critical illness coverage benefit in your term plan, as you never know what lies in the future.
All the premiums you pay are tax-exempted under Section 80C. With critical illness cover, you can also avail additional tax benefits*.
* Tax benefit is subject to changes in tax laws
Additional riders offer great coverage to the policyholder and are definitely beneficial in the long run. Term insurance rider benefits help both you and your family to plan a better life.
Indeed, accidents cannot be planned but one can very well prepare for them beforehand.
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