Review: LIC New Term Plans – Amulya Jeevan II & Anmol Jeevan II

In India we have looked insurance as a tax saving vehicle. That’s why most of our money goes into this instrument in the month of January, February and March. For the same reason, insurance companies and agents’ earnings rises manifold during these months. And for the same reason, our finances are really stretched during these months. Every year insurance companies launch new products in this period but I am not sure why LIC relaunched (may be because of new regulations & changes in mortality rates) Term Plans – Anmol Jeevan II & Amulya Jeevan II”.

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Why Term Plans?

We always believed insurance is to cover life risk and not for investment. To understand more about insurance read –  what is insurance? Because of this, we always recommend term plans, as their only purpose is to cover life risk. The benefits in the case of term plans are received only upon death of insured person. These are the least expensive policies & there is no comparison with investment based insurance plans.

Basic Features of Anmol Jeevan II and Amulya Jeevan II unraveled

LIC has recently launched two term plans – Anmol Jeevan II and Amulya Jeevan II. (discontinued the old ones).

  • Both Anmol and Amulya Jeevan II are protection plans giving only death benefits during the policy term.
  • No other benefits – survival benefit, loans or surrender values are applicable.
  • The sum assured for Anmol Jeevan II ranges from 6-24 lakhs (increments of one lakh)
  • Amulya Jeevan II comes into picture when sum assured exceeds or equals 25 lakhs
  • Important difference is the sum assured but premium paid per lakh for Anmol Jeevan is approximately double that of Amulya. It means an Aam Aadmi who insures less than 25 lakhs has to bear more burden than the high networth individual.
  • Income Tax Benefit – Available under Section 80 C for premiums paid and Section 10 (10D) for Death claims

Are LIC Anmol Jeevan II and Amulya Jeevan II old wines in new bottles?

Whenever LIC, the biggest and the oldest life insurer, comes up with new policies, there is a lot of buzz around them. Let us see whether these term plans have something new to offer. Here is the comparison table of new term policies with the old policies.

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At a first glance the basic features of LIC’s latest term policies look similar to the old ones. But the important points to note are :-

  • Premium is definitely lower in comparison to older policy.
  • The premium paid for term insurance greater than 25 lakhs is a lot lesser than the old plan.

How do these policies fare against their competition?

Even though the new LIC term policies seem to be faring better than the old ones in terms of premium payment, let us see how they compare to the other insurers ICICI prudential – iCare, HDFC Life –Click2Protect and SBI Life – Smart Shield.

Term Plan comparison lic 2014

  • For insurance of 15 Lakhs – LIC is charging close 60% more on annual premium than iCare and Click2Protect.
  • For insurance between 25 and 50 lakhs, LIC managed to reduce the premium this time.  Even then the private insurers are charging approximately 15% less on annual premium paid.
  • For insurance above 50 lakhs, term plans iCare and Click2Protect fare lot better than LIC.

Should I buy LIC Anmol Jeevan II or Amulya Jeevan II?

Private insurers especially HDFC life and ICICI prudential are faring far better by charging less for more insurance. But even with premium reduction on their annual term plans, LIC new term plans still have a long way to go, if they have to compete with its alternatives HDFC Click2Protect and ICICI Prudential iCare. If you are looking for offline term plans – premiums are competitive.

According to the recent IRDA statistics, the trends indicate HDFC life and ICICI prudential are catching up with LIC in terms of claim settlement. The quality difference between LIC and these private insurers seems to be only in our mindset.

We put forth all the positives and the negatives of LIC new term plans. It is up to you to decide whether you are willing to pay more for LIC brand.

Any queries in relation to existing or new insurance policies will be highly appreciated. We are looking forward to hearing from you in our comments section.

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  • Gopi February 11, 2014, 11:01 AM

    I took amulya jeevan policy last year october. Is it better for me to surrender that policy and take a new one since the premium will be lower?

    • ravi February 11, 2014, 11:24 PM

      Dear Gopi please do not surrender LIC policy as LIC is still Best insurer among other insurer compare to settle claims based on their records and claim settlement duration,capacity & willingness of the company to honor claim ,please do not go with what said in various blogs these days as they are biased with ONLY LIC and seems doubt they are agents of private insurance companies association,if you wish your family/depends get claim in case of occurrence of claim in the future there must be existence of the company in the market.Best regards,

      • sharad gupta February 19, 2014, 8:24 PM

        Dear ravi

        It is wrong that bloggers are agent of private insurance company. They only educated you regarding planning/insurance. they not pressurized you to buy private insurance. Tell me why term insurance plan more popular after coming private insurance in market. Term insurance is basic insurance why LIC not promote these type of policy previously.

        sharad gupta

    • Rajiv February 13, 2014, 11:39 PM

      Hi Gopi.

      Before surrendering the policy, please compare the premium you need to pay for new Amulya jeewan policy at your current age. Possibly it should be with less premium. Ideally you should divide your term plans in 2-3 companies, based on their premium, company’s claim settlement ratio and no. of cases handled. Please compare all these then plan for the same. Believe there is no harm droping old policy and buying new one, if that is good. Continuing old one to maintain the relation seems of no use. HEMANT your input required here.. pls.

    • VINOD April 23, 2014, 10:23 PM

      very nice article for a person wishing to have term plan. the comparative study is really eye opener. we thanks for updates.

  • Pankaj February 11, 2014, 11:30 AM

    Hemant,

    Glad you informed about the new Term plans of LIC.

    In Dec 2013 I had subscribed to Amulya Jeevan (T. No. 190) for 50 lakhs. I have already paid two premiums of Rs. 20700/-. On Commencement of the policy in Dec 2013 my age was 31 Years.

    Now, can you please suggest whether it is advisable to continue with the old version or take a fresh policy of Amulya Jeevan (New)?

    Regards,
    Pankaj

    • B.G.Santosh February 11, 2014, 1:26 PM

      1. Buying a new policy means you have to pay Service Tax at the rate of 3.09% on premium every year, which makes it a costly affair.
      2. No Surrender Value is available on Term Insurance Plan.
      So, It doesn’t make sense in surrendering the policy. Let the present plan continue.

      • Kaushik February 11, 2014, 9:41 PM

        Dear Sir,
        As per my understanding. It is a Term policy. No surrender value or cashvalue is there in any case. Nothing has been accrued.
        So, if the effective premium per annum (including service tax) comes down with the new policy, then what’s the harm ?
        As per the comparison by Mr. Hemant, the premium should come down significantly.

        Please elaborate more why continuation of the old policy is suggested.

        Thanks,
        Kaushik

      • Gopi February 12, 2014, 11:39 AM

        3.09% tax should be ok.
        Difference in premium is around 56% less in case of new one.
        Just one year passed. So no issues with the surrender value as weel.
        What do you think?

  • Sunny Arora February 11, 2014, 11:36 AM

    Thanks for such an article. Surely have answered many of my questions.
    Good Job. Keep going. Really appreciate your time devoted for the article.

    • K. Sathiyamoorthy February 23, 2015, 10:13 PM

      Thank you so much for posting a detailed article on all confusing LIC Term Plans. I get educated and understood the term plans clearly now. The comparison with other companies is wonderful. Keep doing the excellent job.

  • Mr. Dinesh February 11, 2014, 12:22 PM

    I am 55 years old person.
    I don’t have term insurance plan.
    I have various LIC plan insurance plan.
    Can you suggest me term insurance plans suitable to my age @ 55 yrs ?
    Awaiting your reply.
    Regards,
    Dinesh

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 10:33 AM

      Mr. Dinesh,

      You can consider buying online term plans since they are cheaper and at your age the premiums are generally high. Most of the older companies such as ICICI, HDFC, Kotak have these plans which you can consider. But first you should evaluate your insurance need so that you know how much life insurance coverage you have to buy.

  • VIVEK KASHYAP February 11, 2014, 12:32 PM

    Hi Hemant,

    Very good article and an eye opener as our family always prefer LIC , may be we feel secure with this brand.
    As you suggested HDFC and ICICI also doing well in claim settlement ratio.I’ll take one of these.
    Thanks

    • ravi February 11, 2014, 11:29 PM

      Dear Vivek ,please note that still LIC is the best and its not true what you said,”eye opener”! If any private player is honoring claim more than the past not meant private insurer will continue record of claim settlement in the future too when policyholder will file claim with them.please have your attention also on IRDA’s penalties imposed on these private insurer for delay of claims in FY 2012-13,13-14 for dealth claims.

      • sharad gupta February 19, 2014, 8:29 PM

        Dear ravi,

        Kindly compare individual death claim ratio LIC paid average only 9 Lacs per claim and private insurance company paid 22 lacs per claim. and also see pending death claim of private insurance and public insurance company.

        sharad gupta

        • Ravi March 6, 2014, 12:07 AM

          Dear Sharad ,

          From where you learnt all claim data regarding private insurance companies??how you can claim private life insurer are honoring claims more than LIC?? I guess you must verify trusted data of claims settlement than rely on any weird website or person self claim.Please once have look on recent advertisements where LIC paid claims 99.45% as on date and working on settlement 0.55% claims which are in process for claim payments.
          So who more trusty about paying claims?? Private insurer or LIC?Which company death claims pending ?LIC or Private insurers??

          • Anjan April 6, 2014, 6:41 PM

            Unless and until we have data to compare Claim Settlement Ratio with regards to Term Insurance alone for LIC and private players, there is no way to tell who is better.

            It is a well known fact that 99% of what LIC sells is traditional investment policies in which case the Sum Assured is very low and easy to pay out. But honoring claims of term insurance with 50L to 1 crore sum assured (which are quite common) is quite a different ball game.

            Considering how LIC agents are officials are desperate to mis-sell crap policies to innocent investors who don’t know any better, I am not at all convinced that LIC cares about our interests.

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 10:35 AM

      Thans Vivek.

      Good to see that you are taking an action.

  • chintaan February 11, 2014, 1:08 PM

    Hello, I want to take Anamoil Jivan -II, for 5 years as term plan and also for Tax benefit , I do not want to invest for long term and high amount. How this will be benefit after 5 year.

    • B.G.Santosh February 11, 2014, 1:32 PM

      Nothing shall be payable on survival to the end of the policy term in Term Assurance Plan. Go for Single Premium endowment Plan or Tax saving FD or ELSS to get the benefit of Tax Exemption.

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 10:46 AM

      Chintaan,

      A term plan is for the financial security of loved ones in case of any mishappening to the earning member. There is no maturity value. The benefit is paid only on death of life insured and that’s the reason the premiums are too low. Tax Benefit is an additional advantage with such life insurance plans.

      Read More Here –

      http://www.tflguide.com/2010/04/what-is-insurance-investment-or-expense.html

  • sushil kavi February 11, 2014, 3:04 PM

    Hi Hemant,
    I have two term plan from Aviva i Life with a monthly premium of 2380 half yearly ( Life cover of 50 Lakh )

    I have another one Aviva I-shield which is term plan with return of premium on survival 2200 Rs per month this is a return of premium plan on survival ( Life cover of 50 Lakh )

    Can you please confirm the settlement ration for Aviva, since you have not even mentioned Aviva in your comparison table I am bit worried if I have chosen the right insurance provide.

    Regards,
    Sushil

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 11:11 AM

      Hi Sushil,

      You can get the information on Claim settlement of life insurance companies from IRDA annual report.Visit their website.
      Aviva might have higher rejection of death claims but you need to understand that the reason for this can be various. It can also be due to high frauds in certain areas, as has been stated by the company.So you need to check in detail. In my view if you have disclosed all the information to the company, your family should not face a problem in getting claim.

  • Manas Behera February 11, 2014, 3:46 PM

    Very good article. I am always a fan of your website. It’s always informative. Keep up the good work.

  • PP February 11, 2014, 6:22 PM

    Hi Hemant,

    Very good article and an important comparison for aam aadmi.

    Although unwilling to pay higher premium, I recently choose LIC over click2protect. The only reason for that was I asked the HDFC agent that I travel overseas frequently and might even become a NRI in the future. How would your policy handle that? His answer was that every time you go abroad you have to intimate the company, failing to do so might result in denial of claim, whereas the LIC agent straight away answered that it doesn’t matter.

    But the international coverage of term plans and if and how it deals with your change of status/citizenship remains a less understood and a gray area, which would be a good topic to explore.

    Thanks!

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 12:09 PM

      PP,

      You need to inform the company when your status changes to NRI. The reason is that there are certain countries where term insurance is not issued to NRIs and there are other rules which apply. Your policy status in such case will be changed to NRI.

      However, in case of travelling frequently abroad, for some companies you may have to inform when your trip is for a longer period say 2-3 months. However, this may vary within companies. But as you said such rules are gray area which need to be explore more.

  • Himanshu February 11, 2014, 8:03 PM

    Dear Sir,

    I am going to migrate to Australia with 4-5 months. I want to know, if I take Term plan today, will it give any benefit to me or my family?

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 12:14 PM

      Himanshu,

      If you are migrating to another country, then you will have to inform the company. As your resident status changes to NRI, your policy status will also change to NRI.

  • R. K. Midha February 11, 2014, 8:15 PM

    Thankful for the comparison of different term plans. An important and popular player in this field is Aegon Religare. It offers some important rider benefits with and without additional costs. The basic premium is also very competitive. Insurance term is also higher. Please provide your opinion for a 39 year old non smoker male individual with risk cover of about 50 lakhs. Is it also advisable to spread the risk over say two policies taken from different insurers?

    Also, some day tell us about pension plans.

    Thanks
    Dr. R.k midha

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 12:44 PM

      Dear Mr. Midha,

      Aegon Religare is one of the initial player in online term plans. You can compare it with other players on basis of parameters as only claim settlement may not be appropriate and then take a decision.
      For Rs 50 lakh splitting into two companies may not be a viable option. You can look at this option when your insurance need increases in future and you have to buy additional term insurance.

      We welcome your suggestion and try to cover pension schemes in future.

  • rahul maharishi February 11, 2014, 9:10 PM

    Thank u Hemant ji,
    As you said ki apka investment diversify hona chiye. Vese hi mein ye bhi manta hon ki apja ins bhi atleast 02 alag comp mein hona chaiye. Isme yedi ek lic ho yo sabse best hein. Koi nahi chahega ki uska claim rejectin ke 5 percent case me ajaye or wo ese grd per reject ho jo condition apke bus mrin nahi thi.
    Is liye mein prefer karonga ki lic ka minimum 25 to 30 lakh ka ins sabhi youth professional ka ho jo 30 to 40 age ke hein depend apni future liabolity ko dekh te hue.

  • Ajay February 12, 2014, 10:55 AM

    Hi,

    Very good info. I have a question here.

    In Dec’13 i took Amulya Jeevan 25lakhs and paid 12k as premium. Now charges or increased or decreased ? It will effect to my present plan also.

    I wants to take another 50lakhs from hdfc bank or any other one. Can you suggest e better one?

    Thanks,
    Ajay

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 12:59 PM

      Ajay,

      You can choose an online term plan where premium rates are lower. This will make your effective payout low. You can companies which are doing good as mentioned in the article or work on certain parameters to select.

  • Indrajeet Singh February 12, 2014, 11:23 AM

    very informative article. truely said that difference is only in our mindset.
    waiting for your new article.
    with regards
    Indrajeet singh

  • Mohan February 12, 2014, 11:41 AM

    Hi Hemant,

    Thanks for such an article.

    In Dec 2008 I had subscribed to Amulya Jeevan (T. No. 190) for 32 lakhs. I have already paid six premiums of Rs. 24832/-. My date of birth is 04.07.1965.

    Now, can you please suggest whether it is advisable to continue with the old one or take a fresh policy of Amulya Jeevan (New) or any other one?

    Regards,
    Mohan

    • Vikas February 19, 2014, 2:56 PM

      Hi Mohan,

      As your age is higher you will have to go for medical test and any issues there can impact your policy issuance. If you wish to discontinue for savings of premium its wiser that you apply for the fresh policy first and then take any action on old policy.

  • Amod February 12, 2014, 11:52 AM

    Hi Hemant,
    I have recently started reading your articles and found them very informative. Regarding your current article I have few points
    1) You have compared LIC term plan (Offline) with other plans which are online in nature. I think the difference in the premium is due to the online vs offline nature of the insurance plans. If we compare all offline term plans then only we can get clear picture. As per present table Birla term plan, which I suppose is offline plan has premium 1.5 times than LIC.
    2) For the reasons based on which insurance companies have introduced online plans, why don’t LIC introduce online plan. Is there any reason holding LIC from introducing online term plan. If not then I think LIC’s online term plan will be very competitive in the online segment.
    3) If LIC is considering its agents system as hurdle, even other insurance companies must have faced the same while introducing online products in the era of agent based offline products.
    Hemant, your opinion please.
    Regards,
    Amod

  • Rajesh Motwani February 12, 2014, 4:08 PM

    I am 41 yrs old and i took 50lac cover from SBI LIFE smart shield . Please Advice whether to continue with same or buy Amulya Jeevan 2

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 4:01 PM

      Hi Rajesh,

      There is no benefit in changing your insurance company unless you are not satisfied with it or there is significant difference between the premiums.

      You can continue with your existing insurance.

  • S Gopalan February 13, 2014, 6:24 PM

    Is it correct to really compare the claim settlement ratios in our country where most of them are basically money back type, especially in the case of LIC? What really matters is the claim settlement ratio for the events happening..i.e on death of the life insured. Are there any reliable statistics available on this?

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 4:49 PM

      S.Gopalan,

      The claim settlement of insurance is on death of policyholder so the ratio gives a fair picture. However, there are many issue such as cases of fraud claims which impact this ratio. A higher ratio means the company has been able to settle most of the cases along with taking care in frauds while a low ratio means there can be issues involved.

  • Varun February 14, 2014, 11:37 AM

    Hi Hemant,
    I have heard that LIC covers almost everything(360degree coverage) except suicide where as other players in same fields have some exclusions included in the term plan.
    Thanks
    Varun

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 4:56 PM

      Varun,

      The conditions in term insurance are generally the same across the companies including LIC. However, there may be few additional disclosures or processes in some cases which companies may impose on the basis of their experience.

  • HG Sharma February 14, 2014, 11:49 AM

    Comparison table shows Kotak to be charging least on all levels. You have not talked of it , is it because their poor settlement ratio or otherwise poor track record.

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 5:04 PM

      HG Sharma,

      The premium rates are fixed by the companies based on their experience. Competition is one of the factors which have an impact. But a poor track record cannot necessarily convert into lower premiums. Kotak was one of the initial companies who brought term plans with lower rates. So one need to compare both to drive any conclusion.

  • Deepak February 14, 2014, 5:40 PM

    Hello All,

    This is really good article and I am thanking Hemant for this.

    Guys, please understand we are taking term policy for long period and we are not sure how about the future of the private banking sector after 10 or 15 years ( we really not sure what is their positions after 20 years ), and if I remumber correctly there was one insurance company called ” Max Newyork Life ” and I dont think this company exist now, now the company has become Maxpupa or something….. ( i am not sure ).
    So, if we see the above premium table, we can understand there is a difference of close to 800 to 1000 rs PER YEAR between the LIC and other private companies.
    Now, I do not want to tell you any thing more, do u look for approx 2000 rupees difference per year or will u go for private companies promises ?
    summary is :- LIC which is Govt will never be equivalent to privates.
    Private companies can say number of reasons if they dont want you ( i.e to ur family) to give the claim.
    Thanks,
    Deepak

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 5:14 PM

      Deeoak,

      Maxbhupa and Max New York Life insurance are two seperate entities. Also LIC can be termed as a government organization only for their solvency and not anything else. No insurance company public or private can reject any claim if the information you gave was correct and the claim settlement ratio difference is a good indicator of the performance. And most importantly all of them are governed by the same act i.e. Indian Contract Act.

  • B February 15, 2014, 2:53 PM

    My calculation says that the premiums have been decreased by 0.77 times in amuly ajeevan.. (including ST)….

  • Babuli February 17, 2014, 12:51 AM

    Is Amulya Jeevan II available online ?

    • Vikas February 21, 2014, 5:17 PM

      Babuli,

      LIC has not yet launched online term plan.

  • sushil kavi February 17, 2014, 11:32 AM

    Hemant has not replied to my question

  • Juhi February 20, 2014, 6:58 PM

    Hi,
    I am new to insurance policies.
    I had invested in anand jeevan table 129 last year to which my friend suggest to stop it as there is no benefit and i also researched on the same proved as right.
    The new scheme under term growth plan of LIC as amulya jeevan plan 2 seems attractive as the returns are high.
    i am confused to its maturity plans as it says no benefit shall be payable to the survival on end of policy term.
    what does this means
    I want to know the sum assured here is fixed or is dependent on market growth on any condition bcoz the returns are around 20% wen compounded annually & the ROR increases as the LIC annexure as we decrease the age of insurer.
    Please help to solve the confusion.

    • Vikas March 3, 2014, 10:33 PM

      Juhi,

      20% is way beyond anyones dream. Nope. Amulya Jeevan is a term insurance which pays benefit only on the death. There is no maturity value here. That’s why the premiums are so low.
      Not sure how you reached to 20% conclusion:(

  • praveen mariner February 23, 2014, 11:01 PM

    Hi hemant
    i am a seafarer by profession and due to my profession i will be entitled to NRI status. I want a term insurance for around 2 crores. can u suggest any term insurance plans.

    • Vikas March 3, 2014, 10:43 PM

      Praveen,

      You can check with HDFC, Kotak, Birla and ICICI for Term Plans to NRIs. However, in insurance there are categories defined as per the risk at workplace. Based on it companies charge the premium or exclude some completely. Seafarer too are in higher risk category and so premiums form general may vary.The actual terms you will come to know from the insurance company.

  • DEEPAK BHATIA February 25, 2014, 6:50 PM

    dear sir,
    i am an NRI and having term plan from LIC india 5 yrs ago, for 25 yrs of term, i am paying 12000/-yr for 25 lake rs coverage, while online insurance purchase is quite cheap , should i cancel this one and go for other one
    pl. advice me
    deepak

    • Vikas March 12, 2014, 10:50 PM

      Deepak,

      The premiums are lower than LIC and with Rs 12000 you will be able to avail a higher coverage. But you should first enquire with companies as there are restrictions with some for NRIs availing an online term insurance.

  • DEEPAK BHATIA February 25, 2014, 6:56 PM

    dear sir,
    i s it possible to change the old policy with new one continoueing with less premiume

    • Vikas March 12, 2014, 10:54 PM

      Deepak,

      You cannot change it. You will have to buy a new policy and discontinue the old one.

  • girish February 28, 2014, 4:04 PM

    Dear Gopi,
    there is a provision in LIC now as per my knowledge (their internal OM)that within a stipulated time you can switch over to new amulya jeevan2 from old one.kindly contact your broker or LIC devp. officer immediately.

  • chandra March 22, 2014, 6:56 PM

    I already have a term policy with HDFC for 50L. I want to take with some other insurer for another 50L. Is LIC offering these term plans online? I dont want to buy insurance from agents as its my hard earned money and agents get huge commission on the premium payed.. If its not available online now, i will go with ICICI..

    • Vikas March 30, 2014, 11:33 AM

      Chandra,

      LIC do not offer online term plans. You can go ahead with your choice.

  • neetesh agrawal May 1, 2014, 12:32 AM

    i want to purchase a term plan but first i want to be sure about death claim conditions. no any article mentioned about ‘what should be the death conditions’ in above. accidental death also considered in any term plan?

    • Vikas July 27, 2014, 3:28 PM

      Neetesh,

      A term insurance will cover death- naturally, by any illness or accidental death. There are some specific situations like War where it excludes. You can get the exclusion details from any company.

  • Mohd Taoqeer Altaf July 2, 2014, 12:15 AM

    Hi,

    This is good to here that so many people are interested in taking Term Insurance policies; and LIC being the oldest insurer and most trusted for its claims ratio among the policy holders has come up with new plans which are competing with other private insurers.
    If you go by the claims you are comparing fruits of LIC’s with trees of other private companies. The ratio seems fine but if you dig little deeper in to the numbers, you will find that LIC has been taken by 1000 people compared to 10 people from private insurers. And if based on that ratio if you calculate LIC will be way ahead.

    Thanks,
    MT Altaf
    Hyderabad

    • Vikas July 27, 2014, 3:52 PM

      MT Altaf,

      Yes LIC being the oldest layer do have numbers. But in my view the product has to suit ones requirement and private layers are rising to the occassion by being more competitive.

  • ashvin July 11, 2014, 4:34 PM

    Hi im 40 yr old.i had quit smoking before 2 yrs.In what category i fall in for term plan?
    Considering current scene i am nonsmoker but would it affect at the time of claim?Will it be consider wrong info if i categorised my self as nonsmoker at the time of buying term plan?

    • Vikas July 27, 2014, 4:16 PM

      Ashvin,

      You can categorized yourself under non-smoker as you do not smoke today. But wherever asked you should mention the past information so that nothing is hided from the company. In my view insurance companies have a very specific criteria in their underwriting to decide a non-smoker.

  • Ravi July 26, 2014, 8:22 PM

    Hello Gentlemen,

    Could you please let me know what is the best insurance plan for NRI with all type of death coverage including Sui-sad; as per my understanding LIC Amulya Jeevan cover all/any type of death. I need 1 Crore sum assure. I prefer LIC due as its not a private organization.

    I’d appreciate your suggestion.

    Best Regards,

    Ravi

    • Vikas September 20, 2014, 9:42 AM

      Ravi,

      In general suicide in any term plan is not covered in the first year of policy. You can choose the company as per your selected parameters. Even some of the pvt.. organizations are doing good in claim settlement so you can consider them.

  • majibar rahman sheikh September 16, 2014, 3:07 PM

    Dear Sir,
    Since LIC is the market leader, TFL is writing so much against it. My motor cycle is insured for RS 52000 against premium of Rs 1178. Is the value of human life so less that you are paying Rs 25000 for life cover of 1 crore in Term plans. Nothing is written against non life insurers. This obviously means that TFL is working day and night to bring down a mammoth organisation called LIC. Of late, the IRDA report says that some pvt insurers are almost ‘there’ in terms of claim settlement with LIC records. The day is not far when Indian Public concerns will fade away and we will see the rise of Pvt concerns. That’s how East India Company had entered and ruled India- History repeats itself. Long live TFL…..

    • Hemant Beniwal September 16, 2014, 5:32 PM

      Hi Majibar,
      You mentioned “My motor cycle is insured for RS 52000 against premium of Rs 1178. Is the value of human life so less that you are paying Rs 25000 for life cover of 1 crore in Term plans.”
      As you are LIC agent – please enlighten us why one should not buy term plans??

  • DEEPAK BHATIA September 16, 2014, 3:24 PM

    dear sir,
    i am a NRI. i have purchased LIC term plan AMULYA JEEVAN for 25 lacs sum assured 5 yrs before, i am paying annual premium of rs 11500/-. but now i came to know that accidental death is not cover in this . pl. advice me what to do now,
    deepak

    • Vikas September 20, 2014, 7:11 AM

      Deepak,

      A term insurance specifically covers death and accident is not an exclusion. It is very well covered in this plan.

  • ketaki November 25, 2014, 10:01 PM

    as i am housewife of age 40 yrs i want to invest 10,00,000 at one time but iwant regular income from immediate next month i dont want to take post office plans so is there any lic policies for me ? every month income i want , please suggest

  • SOURAV June 23, 2015, 5:10 PM

    In April 2014 I took the Jeevan Anand policy with annual premium of Rs.34000/- and now I want to switch to Anmol Jeevan II. Please advise me the procedure of doing so.

  • akshay jagtap July 19, 2015, 12:03 PM

    HI, i have a query,
    if i buy LIC policy directly from LIC local office, than will it be cheaper, compared to buy from an LIC agent ?
    Thanks.

  • Atul November 28, 2015, 8:33 AM

    I have two LIC & 1 Aegon Religate term insurance, following are details
    1. LIC Covered amount : 2500000/- Premium : 9,125.00, coverage till : 2046
    2. LIC Covered amount : 500000/- Premium : 1,584.00, coverage till : 2033
    3. Aegon Covered amount : 3000000/- Premium : 4412 coverage till : 2057

    Total coverage : 60L, Total premium : 15121

    I have following options, what would be your recommendation.
    1. Surrend #1 & #2 policy, continue with #3 policy. Buy eTerm of 50L, premium 13089 per annum. With this total coverage of 80L premium 17501(=13089+4412)
    2. Surrend #1, #2 #3 policy & take a eTerm of 60 L, premium amount : 15707, Life cove till : 2050 years
    3. Do not buy e-Term, continue with offline policies, as premium is almost same as existing polilies, but please note that if we buy new e-tem policy it would cover me till 2050.

  • amit ranjan April 8, 2016, 4:53 PM

    I have Amulya Jeeva 2 for 50L with premium of 26K but I check new plan Eterm825 for 1Cr has premium of 30K.should I stop old one & buy new Etern825.Any pros & con of it

    Is LIC term plan cover accidentally disabilities or we can add it.

    Ranjan

  • Krishna Gopal September 12, 2016, 4:49 PM

    Below is copied plan intro from LIC website , please tell if this is better than LIC amulya jeevan 2 policy, if possible please provide a comparison for the same.
    Thanking you in anticipation.
    “LIC’s e-Term is a regular premium non-participating “Online Term Assurance Policy” which provides financial protection to the insured’s family in case of his/her unfortunate demise. This plan will be available through online application process only and no intermediaries will be involved.”

    • Hemant Beniwal September 13, 2016, 12:20 PM

      Hi Krishna,
      Both the products are vanilla life covers – Definitely, e-term better if we talk about premium – you can go ahead with this.

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