LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: LIC launches much awaited cheaper term plan
LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has launched its much awaited term insurance plan Jeevan Amar, which is much cheaper than its just-withdrawn Amulya Jeevan Term Plan. Not only the new term plan is cheaper, but it is more flexible and has much wider features.
As Jeevan Amar is a term plan, it is a without profit plan and is also a non-linked plan. Which means, the plan is not market-linked and there will be no maturity value and only death claim will be payable to the nominee in case of unfortunate demise of the life assured during the policy term, provided the policy is in force.
LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: Features and Eligibility
- The minimum policy term of Jeevan Amar Plan is 10 years and the maximum term is 40 years.
- The minimum entry age is 18 years (completed) and the maximum entry age is 65 years (last birth day), but the maximum cover ceasing age is 80 years.
- There will also be flexibility to Choose sum assured (SA) as either Level SA or Increasing SA.
- If Level SA is chosen, Death Benefit will remain at same level throughout the Policy Term.
- In case of Increasing SA, Death Benefit will remain at same level during the first 5 Policy Years, but will increase by 10 per cent of basic sum assured (BSA) every year for the next 15 years or end of policy term (whichever is earlier) and then will remain static at that level for the remaining Policy Term. However, the increased SA can’t be more than double the BSA.
- Flexibility will be there in choosing mode of receiving the amount of death claim, which may be opted at the time of proposal or during the policy term.
- Apart from receiving the death claim in lump sum, a policyholder may also opt to get full death benefit in installments or a part of it in lump sum and a part in installments over a chosen period of 5, 10 or 15 years.
LIC Jeevan Amar Plan: Premium
There will be three options to pay premium:
- Single Premium
- Regular Premium
- Limited Premium.
Under Limited Premium, the two options of Premium Paying Term (PPT) are – 5 years less than the Policy Term and 10 years less than the Policy Term. However, the maximum premium ceasing age will be 70 years.
- The premium amount will be different for male and female as well as for smokers and non-smokers. While premium for smokers will be more than that of non-smokers, male policyholders will also have to pay higher premium than female policyholders in the non-smoker category.
- The minimum installment premium will be Rs 3,000 under regular and limited premium options, while under single premium option, the minimum installment premium will be Rs 30,000.