LIC’s The Whole Life Policy Plan is a assurance plan for the lifetime that offers financial protection to the policyholder’s family in the event of his/her unfortunate death. Under this policy, the cover is applicable throughout the lifetime of the policyholder. The policyholder can choose to pay the premium in a wide variety of premium payment modes. Additionally, the plan enables the policyholder to earn other types of bonuses throughout the policy term.
In order to be eligible for the LIC's The Whole Life Policy Plan, the customer will need to meet the following eligibility criteria outlined by Life Insurance Corporation:
|Minimum age at entry||15 years|
|Maximum age at entry||60 years|
|Minimum sum assured||Rs.50,000|
|Maximum sum assured||No Limit|
|Policy term||Lifetime cover|
|Premium||The premium depends on the sum assured chosen by the policyholder. The premium payment term and premium payment mode can also impact the premium amount.|
|Premium payment mode||Yearly, half-yearly, quarterly, monthly or through salary deductions.|
The age is based on the last birthday of the individual.
|Death benefit||If the life insured under this policy encounters unfortunate death during the policy term, the sum assured along with the accrued bonuses and the terminal bonuses (if any) are payable to the nominee/family of the policyholder. Once the benefits are paid, the policy will be terminated which cannot be revived and no further benefits will be payable.|
|Maturity benefit||LIC's The Whole Life Policy Plan doesn’t offer any maturity benefit since the cover is applicable throughout the policyholder’s lifetime. However, the policyholder has the option to take the sum assured along with the other bonuses (if any) once the policy completes 40 years. The sum assured and bonuses can also be withdrwan if the policyholder has attained at least 80 years of age.|
|Nomination||The policyholder can contact Life Insurance Corporation anytime during the policy term to change the detail of the nominee.|
LIC’s The Whole Life Policy Plan offers optional supplementary/extra benefits. When these benefits are added to the basic plan, it enhances protection and coverage, however, the policyholder is required to pay an additional premium to take advantage of these supplementary benefits. Customers can contact the insurer to obtain further details of the supplementary/extra benefits.
Suicide exclusion – If the policyholder commits suicide within one year from the commencement of the policy term, whether sane or insane, the policy will be considered as void and the nominee will be entitled to the total fund value accumulated till the date of death. Once the death benefit is paid, the policy will be terminated and no further benefits will be payable.
|Free-look period||Once the policy is bought, the policyholder has 15 days free-look period to review the policy document. If the policyholder doesn’t agree with any of the terms and conditions of the policy, he/she can return the original policy document along with a statement of objection to qualify for a refund. Life Insurance Corporation will refund the premiums paid by the customer after the deduction of proportionate risk cover for that period, stamp duty charges, and medical examination fee (if any).|
|Surrender values||The surrender value enables the policyholder to terminate the policy anytime during the policy term. LIC's The Whole Life Policy Plan acquires surrender value after the completion of the 3rd policy year. Under this policy, the policyholder is entitled to a guaranteed surrender value of 30% of the basic premiums paid excluding the premiums for the first policy year. If the policy is purchased with the single premium contract, the guaranteed surrender value will be 90% of the single premium paid excluding any additional premium paid by the policyholder.|
|Bonuses||The policy offers simple reversionary bonuses that are declared per thousand of sum assured annually at the end of each financial year. The simple reversionary bonuses form a part of the guaranteed benefits of the policy. Also, once the policy runs for a certain minimum period, a final (additional) bonus is added to the total fund value.|
|Policy loan||In the event of an emergency situation, the policyholder can take advantage of the policy loan option provided under this plan.|
The LIC's The Whole Life Policy Plan offers tax benefits to the policyholder under the Section 80C and Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act,1961. Considering the fact that tax rules and regulations are subject to change from time to time, customers are advised to consult a qualified tax advisor before buying this plan.
In addition to the features and benefits listed above, the policy also offers the following benefits to the customers:
The LIC's The Whole Life Policy Plan offers a comprehensive range of benefits and a great amount of flexibility to suit the policyholder’s requirements. From the essential life cover, bonuses, tax benefits to guaranteed surrender value, supplementary benefits and more, this policy is suitable for anyone who wishes to protect their family from financial uncertainties that may occur in the event of policyholder’s unfortunate death.
Life Insurance Corporation is the largest insurance provider in India who offers a wide variety of insurance products for different stages of life. With an excellent claim settlement track record, the Indian state-owned insurance group was formed after the merger of over 245 insurance companies and provident societies. The insurer offers the highest standard of customer services through a team of qualified and fully trained advisors. Awarded as one of the most trusted service brands, the company continues to excel with years of expertise and a large customer base.