• LIC Jeevan Pragati Plan

    Life Insurance
    • Premiums as low as Rs.17/day for sum assured of Rs.1 crore*
    • Claim up to Rs. 1,50,000 deduction under section 80C**
    • Choose between annual and monthly premium payment options

    The Jeevan Pragati Plan from LIC of India is a ‘with profits’, non-linked, saving cum protection, life insurance plan. This plan offers policyholders several benefits including an automatic increase in the level of coverage, every five years. In addition, the policy also pays a considerable death benefit with the inclusion of bonuses, should the policyholder meet with an untimely death benefit.

    The maturity benefit payable at maturity of the policy will also enable the policyholder to plan for future milestones. Premiums payable will vary as per the policy tenure, sum assured, policy buyer’s age at entry, etc. In addition, the life assured can choose to avail LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider by paying an additional premium. Tax benefits, as per prevailing tax laws, will be applicable to this policy.

    Eligibility - Who is the Jeevan Pragati Plan for?

    Insurance providers usually set an eligibility criteria that prospective policy buyers need to meet in order to purchase the insurance policy.

    Parameters Criteria for eligibility
    Minimum age at entry 12 years
    Maximum age at entry 45 years
    Maximum age at maturity 65 years

    Sum Assured and Premium Range - What you get and what it costs?

    Sum Assured

    The sum assured is a basic amount of money that will be paid to you or your nominee, in case of certain eventualities, before the addition of any bonuses that you may be entitled to receive as a policyholder. You will need to choose the sum assured while buying your policy. You premium amount is tied to the sum assured. Thus, if you opt for a high sum assured, you will need to pay a higher premium, and vice versa.

    Minimum Sum Assured Rs.1.5 lakh
    Maximum Sum Assured No limit


    The premium is what you will have to pay, as per the premium payment mode chosen by you, in order to maintain the coverage accorded by the policy. Listed below are certain particulars related to your policy term and the premium mode.

    Minimum term of the policy 12 years
    Maximum term of the policy 20 years
    Premium Payment Mode Premiums can be paid on an annual, bi-annual, quarterly, or monthly basis.

    * Premiums vary based on age, location, plan term, GST, and other factors.

    Plan Coverage - What the Jeevan Pragati Plan covers?

    Death Benefit If the policyholder succumbs to an untimely death, the insurer will pay the nominee the Death Sum Assured, Final Additional Bonus, and the Simple Reversionary Bonus. The Death Sum Assured payable will be the highest of the following:
    • 10 x Annualised Premium,
    • 105% of the total premiums paid, or
    • Absolute guaranteed amount that is payable on death, which will be:
    • 100% of the Sum Assured, if the death occurs within the first 5 policy years,
    • 125% of the Sum Assured, if the death occurs between the 6th and 10th policy year,
    • 150% of the Sum Assured, if the death occurs between the 11th and 15th policy year,
    • 200% of the Sum Assured, if the death occurs any time after the 15th policy year
    Maturity Benefit On maturity of the policy, the insurer will pay the Maturity Sum Assured, the Final Additional Bonus, and the vested Simple Reversionary Bonus, as declared by the insurer.

    Riders Plans – Additional coverage under the Jeevan Pragati Plan

    The policyholder can also opt for LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider to enhance the coverage of the base policy. If the life assured meets with an accidental death, the insurer will pay the nominee the Accident Benefit Sum Assured amount. And if the life assured were to meet with an accident that causes severe and permanent disability, he/she will be liable to claim the Accident Benefit Sum Assured over a period of 10 years as monthly instalments. This can serve as an income replacement and will safeguard the life assured and his/her family financially.

    Exclusions - What the Jeevan Pragati Plan doesn’t cover?

    This policy comes with a suicide exclusion. If the policyholder happens to commit suicide within 1 year of the policy’s inception date, no benefit will be paid. However, 80% of the total premiums paid will be returned to the nominee. If the policyholder commits suicide within 1 year or reviving/reinstating the policy, the nominee will be paid either 80% of the premium amount or the surrender value, based on whichever is the higher of the two.

    Other Key Features – Free-Look Period, Surrender Value, Grace Period, etc.

    Free-look period The insurer provides policy buyers a 15-day free-look period, during which time the life assured can review the policy terms and return the policy if he/she is not satisfied with it.
    Grace Period If you have opted for an annual, bi-annual, or quarterly mode of premium payment, you will be provided a 30-day grace period. If you have opted for the monthly mode of premium payment, you will be provided a 15-day grace period.
    Policy Revival Any lapsed policy can be revived within 2 years, provided the policy has not yet attained maturity, by paying the unpaid premiums along with the interest amount.
    High Sum Assured and Mode Rebate
    • If the life assured opts for a sum assured over Rs.3 lakh, he/she will receive a high sum assured premium rebate.
    • On opting for the yearly or half-yearly mode of payment, the life assured will receive a 2% or 1% rebate on the tabular premium.
    Participation in Profits Since this is a “with profits” policy, the life assured will also receive the vested Simple Reversionary Bonus and the Final Additional Bonus, as declared by the company on the basis of its experience.
    Paid-Up Value If the policyholder has paid full premiums for at least 3 policy years and has missed the following premium payment, the policy will continue as a paid-up policy. The Death Sum Assured and Maturity Sum Assured will also reduce, accordingly.
    Surrender Value You can surrender your policy if at least 3 years’ premiums have been paid. Post surrendering your policy, you will be paid the Guaranteed Surrender Value.
    Policy Loan Once your policy has acquired a Surrender Value, you can avail a loan against this policy.
    Nomination Assignment is permitted as per Section 38 of the Insurance Act, 1938.
    Assignment Nomination is allowed under Section 39 of the Insurance Act, 1938.

    Tax Benefits – How you can save with the Jeevan Pragati Plan

    Policyholders can claim tax benefits as per prevailing income tax laws under Section 80C (for premiums paid) and Section 10(10D) (for maturity/death benefit received). Tax laws might change from time to time, without notice. Hence, you must consult with a tax advisor for more information on the same.

    Other Benefits of LIC

    Apart from the regular policy benefits that you are entitled to, you can also avail a host of other benefits by being a customer of LIC. A few other benefits offered to policy buyers and members are:

    • Customer Service: Based on your city of residence, you can view the contact number, email ID, and address of an LIC branch in your city. You can choose to either call or email the branch, or even walk into the office, if you have any queries.
    • View Fund NAV: You can also view the NAV for various funds on LIC’s official website. This can help you re-direct your premiums or choose a fund based on its performance.
    • Premium Payment Channels: You can pay your premiums through both online and offline channels. On LIC’s website, you can pay your premium through net banking, credit card, or debit card. You can also pay your premium through authorised banks (Axis Bank and Corporation Bank), Franchisees, or Merchants. If you would rather pay your premium through offline channels, you can pay it at the cash counter of the nearest LIC branch, via cash, DD, or cheque.
    • View Policy Status: Registered users can also view important information about the policy, such as status of the policy, premium due date, loan, policy/maturity calendar, etc. through LIC’s official website.

    Why you should buy the Jeevan Pragati Plan from LIC?

    Securing the lives of our dependents financially and planning for shared milestones are an easy task when one is hale and hearty. But in case of an unfortunate eventuality, the family often has to face a lot of uncertainty and financial distress, along with the emotional distress brought about by the situation. While nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one, having a comprehensive life insurance policy can at the very least take care of one’s family financially, no matter what happens in the future.

    The Jeevan Pragati Plan provides a considerable death benefit with bonuses, in case the policyholder passes away during the policy tenure. And if the life assured survives till maturity of the policy, he/she is able to claim a substantial maturity benefit, which will also help one meet financial goals in the future.

    Coming to the insurer, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is without doubt a leader in the life insurance sector. LIC has a wide range of individual and group insurance products on offer, due to which one is guaranteed to find a policy that perfectly matches their needs. LIC has also reported an extremely high claim settlement ratio of 98.33% for FY15-16. The insurer has also received several awards over the past years.

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