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  • SBI Life - eWealth Insurance 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

    It’s a unit linked non-participating online life insurance plan which offers you the combined benefits of savings and protection. SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan gives market linked returns through its Automatic Asset Allocation feature (AAA). The feature allows you a higher exposure to equity during the initial policy years and gradually increases it to low-risk investment options such as debt instrument and money market instruments.

    Eligibility - Who is the SBI Life eWealth Insurance for?

    You have to meet the following conditions to be eligible for SBI Life eWealth Insurance plan:

    Minimum age at entry 18 years (as on last birthday)
    Maximum age at entry 50 years (as on last birthday)
    Age at maturity 60 years(as on last birthday)

    Note that the age mentioned in the above table is the age as on the last birthday of the applicant.

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

    The policy allows you to choose between two plan options – Growth & Balance Plan and Debt & Money Market instruments. The details of the sum assured and modes of payment are given below:

    Basic sum assured 10 times the annualized premium
    Minimum policy term 10 years
    Maximum policy term 20 years
    Premium payment mode Yearly and monthly
    Premium payment term Same as policy term
    Premium amount (for yearly mode of payment)
    • Minimum Rs.10,000 per annum
    • Maximum Rs.1 lakh per annum
    Premium amount (for monthly mode of payment)
    • Minimum Rs.1,000 per month
    • Maximum Rs.10,000 per month

    If you opt for the monthly mode of payment, you will be required to pay three months premiums in advance.

    Plan Coverage - What the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan covers?

    The plan allows you to invest in an instrument chosen by you. It moves your assets between equity fund, bond fund, and money market fund based on the tenure of the plan. So as the plan moves closer to maturity period, your funds will be transferred from a high risk asset to low risk asset to protect your investment from market fluctuations. Given below are details of funds and coverage offered under the SBI Life eWealth Insurance plan:

    Equity fund The main purpose of equity fund is to provide higher exposure to equities targeting greater return on investments.
    Bond fund The fund offers a comparatively safer and less volatile option of investment than equities. Here the returns are accumulated from investments in debt instruments and fixed income securities.
    Money market fund The objective of money market fund is to engage funds in liquid and safe instruments to avoid market risks for a certain period.
    Discontinued policy fund The purpose of this fund is to provide a less volatile investment option. It is offered through debt instruments and liquid assets. This fund will attract a guaranteed interest rate of 4% per annum.
    Death benefit In the event of death of the policyholder, his nominees shall receive an amount higher of 105% of the total premiums paid till date of death. The sum assured will depend on partial withdrawals made by the policyholder in the last two years preceding his/her death.
    Maturity benefit On survival of policyholders till end of the policy term, they shall receive a lump sum amount equal to the fund value. Alternatively, they can also choose to avail the maturity benefits as periodic installments within 5 years from the date of maturity.

    Exclusions - What the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan doesn’t cover?

    If the policyholder commits suicide within one year from the date of inception or revival, then the policy shall be termed void. In such cases, the fund value as on the date of death intimation, shall be paid to the beneficiary and it will not include the benefits offered under the plan. Charges recovered after death of the life insured shall be returned to the nominee together with fund value.

    Other Key Features – Free-look Period, Surrender Values, Grace Period etc.

    Some additional features of the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan are described below:

    Free-look period If the policyholder disagrees with any of the terms and conditions mentioned in the policy contract, he/she can return the policy within 30 days from the date of policy inception.
    Surrender value You can surrender your policy anytime during the policy term. But once surrendered, the policy cannot be revived thereafter. If the policy is surrendered within 5 years, then the following conditions shall apply:
    • The lock-in terms will be taken into consideration
    • The fund value will be transferred to discontinued policy fund
    • The minimum interest rate of 4% per annum will be applicable
    However, if the policy is surrendered after 5 years of policy inception, then the fund value will be paid immediately to the policyholder.
    Revival If the policy gets lapsed, it can be revived within two years from the date of first unpaid premium. While reviving a policy, the policyholder will be required to clear the outstanding premiums and the handling charges.
    Grace period The plan offers a grace period of 30 days for annual mode of premium payment and 15 days for the monthly mode.

    Tax Benefits – How you can save with the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan?

    Policyholders can avail tax benefits under Section 10(10D) and Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The tax laws are subjected to change from time-to-time and therefore, customers are advised to consult a tax advisor before purchasing the plan.

    Other Benefits – How you can save with the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan?

    You can view the details of your SBI Life eWealth Plan online through the customer portal of SBI Life Insurance. You also have the option to renew your policy online. Payments can be made through the following channels:

    Debit Cards MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, and RuPay cards are accepted
    Credit Cards MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, American Express, and Diners Club cards are accepted
    Net Banking You can use the Net Banking facility to make premium payments online
    e-Wallets Premiums can be paid through e-Wallets as well

    Why you should buy the SBI Life eWealth Insurance Plan from SBI Life?

    SBI Life Insurance was started as a joint venture with BNP Paribas in 2001 and they operate primarily in the bancassurance segment. A part of State Bank Group, SBI Life has expanded its outreach within years after commencement of operations and has built a customer base of over 100 million customers in India. The insurance company has been a recipient of some of the prestigious awards offered in the life insurance category and it also maintains a high claims settlement ratio.