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Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan

Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan is a unit-linked product that helps employers manage the gratuity program of their employees. This product follows the rules of the Trust Deed and Rules of the individual employer’s gratuity scheme and the quantum of benefits payable may vary for each individual employer.

The plan offers the members the flexibility to choose from different funds options and

Eligibility - Who is the Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan for?

Listed below are the various eligibility factors that you must meet to purchase Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan:

Minimum age at entry 18 years
Maximum age at entry 65 years
Minimum age at maturity Not Applicable
Maximum age at maturity 70 years
Minimum policy term 1 year
Maximum policy term Renewable every year till the master policyholder or Reliance decides to terminate policy.
Minimum Group Size 10 members
Maximum Group Size No Limit

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

The company will credit the Group Gratuity Plus account with gratuity contributions by trustees and gratuity benefits carried over from an earlier gratuity scheme.

The company will the debit the account of any benefits paid, other than death benefit, fund switching charges, taxes and fees as applicable, and insurance premium.

Gratuity Contribution: The contribution to be made for past service Gratuity Service liability is as follows:

Parameters Values
Minimum Annual past service gratuity liability contribution Rs.2 lakh
Maximum Annual past service gratuity liability contribution No limit

Premium Paid: The amount of premium depends on the age, gender, amount of Sum Assured on death and the class of occupation. The premium for insurance is recovered by the insurer by cancelling units in advance at the current unit price at the start of each policy month.

Plan coverage - What the Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan covers

Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan provides the following coverage to the life insured under this plan:

  • Employee Retirement: Broadly, this benefit is equal to 15 days’ salary at the time of retirement for each year of past service of the retiring employee, and may be subject to a maximum of Rs.10 lakh.
  • Employee Death/Disability while in service: Broadly, this benefit is equal to 15 days’ salary at the time of death for each year of past service of the employee up to the time of death /disability, and may be subject to a maximum of Rs.10 lakh. The death benefit, is subject to a minimum of Rs.1,000 for each member. An insurance risk premium will be charged for the death benefit. The death cover ceases immediately on a member leaving a scheme.
  • Resignation from Service/Early termination: Broadly, this benefit is equal to 15 days’ salary at the time of resignation of the employee for each year of past service up to the time of his resignation, and may be subject to a maximum of Rs.10 lakh provided the employee has completed at least five years of service.
  • Policy Surrender/Discontinuance: If the employer/trustees decide to surrender their policy or the policy becomes discontinued because of deficit in the fund, Reliance Life Insurance Company Ltd. will pay a surrender / discontinued benefit equal to the fund value minus the surrender/discontinuance charges, if any.
  • Fund Options: You are offered 4 fund options as listed below:
Fund name Investment objectives Asset Category Asset Allocation Range Target
Group Equity Fund 4 High real rate of return in long term and negative returns in short term. Risk appetite is high.
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments, bank deposits or money market instruments
  • Equities
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments, bank deposits or money market instruments: 0-10%
  • Equities: 0-100%
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments, bank deposits or money market instruments: 0%
  • Equities: 100%
Group Corporate Bond Fund 3 Returns exceed inflation rate while taking credit risk. Negative returns in short term. Risk appetite is low to moderate.
  • Money market instruments
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments
  • Money market instruments: 0-10%
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments: 0-100%
  • Money market instruments: 0%
  • Corporate bonds and other debt instruments: 100%
Group Money Market Fund 2 Maintain capital value of all contributions and interest additions at all times. Risk appetite is low. Money market instruments 100% 100%
Group Balanced Fund 4 Investment returns exceeding inflation rate in long term while expecting negative returns in short term. Risk appetite is low to moderate.
  • Money market instruments
  • Debt securities
  • Equities
  • Money market instruments: 0-10%
  • Debt securitie: 0-85%
  • Equities: 0-25%
  • Money market instruments: 0%
  • Debt securities: 80%
  • Equities: 20%

Exclusions

Suicide:

If a group member commits suicide for any reason within a year of commencement of the policy, whether in sound or unsound mental condition, the benefit will be limited to the past service gratuity benefit paid from the scheme’s unit-linked fund.

Other key features

Following are other key features of Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan:

Free Look Period After receiving the policy document, you have 15 days to review the terms and conditions of the policy. If you find the terms and conditions objectionable then you can return the policy and claim refund. The refund amount will be paid after some deductions. For policies purchased through distance marketing, you have 30 days to review the terms and conditions.
Surrender A surrender or discontinuance charge will be applicable as per IRDA guidelines. These charges are:
  • 1 to 3 years: 0.05% of Fund Value Minimum or Rs.5 lakh
  • Year 4 plus: Nil
Surrender charges are applicable only if employer decides to surrender the policy.
Claims Following documents must be submitted to the company for processing an insured death benefit claim:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Death Certificate
  • Investigation Report in the case of death claim (for unnatural death)
  • Post-mortem report
  • Claim Form (A) filled by nominee
  • Claim Form (B) filled by doctor
  • KYC documents of claimant (address and identity proofs)
  • Cancelled cheque leaf, ECS mandate form or self-attested passbook copy of claimant

Tax benefits

Under Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan, taxes will be applicable on the gratuity benefits as applicable under the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Other benefits

There are several other benefits of purchasing life insurance plans from Reliance Nippon Insurance such as:

Customer Service For all your insurance related queries, call toll-free number 1800 3000 8181 or place a request for call back from a customer care representative.
Online Application You can easily purchase an insurance policy online by filling up an application form on the company website.
Claims Your claim will be processed within 12 working days. For any clarifications regarding your claim, you can visit the nearest Reliance Nippon Life Insurance branch or talk to your insurance advisor.

Why should you buy Reliance Group Gratuity Plus Plan?

Following are the reasons why you should buy Group Gratuity Plus Plan from Reliance Nippon Insurance:

  • Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company is a leading private sector insurance provider in India.
  • The company serves over 10 million customers with 1 lakh insurance advisors spread over 800 branches across the country.
  • Reliance Nippon Life Insurance was voted as one of the 'Most Trusted Brands' in the Life Insurance Category in 2015.
  • The company won the ‘Best Website Award’ in 2014.
  • The Claim Settlement Ratio of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance was 95.01% in FY15-16.

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