LIC’s New Endowment Plan is a participating non-linked plan which offers an attractive combination of protection and saving features. This combination provides financial support for the family of the deceased policyholder any time before maturity and good lump sum amount at the time of maturity for the surviving policyholders. This plan also takes care of liquidity needs through its loan facility.
In case of death during the policy term provided all due premiums have been paid Death benefit, defined as sum of “Sum Assured
on Death” and vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional bonus, if any, shall be payable. Where, “Sum Assured on Death” is defined as higher of Basic Sum Assured or 10 times of annualised premium. This death benefit shall not be less than 105% of all the premiums paid as on date of death. Where premiums exclude service tax, extra premium and rider premiums, if any.
Basic Sum Assured, along with vested simple reversionary bonuses and Final Additional bonus, if any, shall be payable in lump sum on Survival to the end of the policy term provided all due premiums have been paid.
Participation in Profits:
The policy shall participate in profits of the Corporation and shall be entitled to receive Simple Reversionary Bonuses declared as per the experience of the Corporation, provided the policy is in full force.
Final (Additional) Bonus may also be declared under the policy in the year when the policy results into a claim either by death or maturity, provided the policy has run for certain minimum term.
LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider:
LICs Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider is available as an optional rider by payment of additional premium. In case of accidental death, the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be payable as lumpsum along with the death benefit under the basic plan. In case of accidental permanent disability arising due to accident (within 180 days from the date of accident), an amount equal to the Accident Benefit Sum Assured will be paid in equal monthly installments spread over 10 years and future premiums for Accident Benefit Sum Assured as well as premiums for the portion of Basic Sum Assured which is equal to Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the policy, shall be waived.
Eligibility Conditions and Other Restrictions:
For Basic plan
Minimum Basic Sum Assured : Rs. 100,000
Maximum Basic Sum Assured : No Limit
(The Basic Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)
Minimum Age at entry : 8 years (completed)
Maximum Age at entry : 55 years (nearest birthday)
Maximum Maturity Age : 75 years (nearest birthday)
Minimum Term : 12 years
Maximum Term : 35 years
For LIC’s Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider
Minimum Accident Benefit Sum Assured : Rs. 100,000
Maximum Accident Benefit Sum Assured :
An amount equal to the Sum Assured under the Basic Plan subject to the maximum of Rs.50 lakh Accident Benefit Sum Assured taking all existing policies of the Life Assured under individual as well as group schemes including policies with in-built accident benefit taken with Life Insurance Corporation of India and the Accident Benefit Sum Assured under the new proposal into consideration.
(The Accident Benefit Sum Assured shall be in multiples of Rs. 5000/-)
Minimum Age at entry : 18 years (completed)
Maximum Age at entry : The cover can be opted for at any policy anniversary during the policy term but before the policy anniversary on which the age nearer birthday of the Life Assured is 70 years.
Maximum cover ceasing age : 70 years (nearest birthday)
Payment of Premiums:
Premiums can be paid regularly at yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly mode (through ECS only) or through salary deductions over the term of policy.
However, a grace period of one month but not less than 30 days will be allowed for payment of yearly or half-yearly or quarterly premiums and 15 days for monthly premiums.
Sample Premium Rates:
Following are some of the sample tabular premium rates (exclusive of service tax) per Rs. 1000/- Basic Sum Assured:
Mode and High S.A. Rebates:
Yearly mode – 2% of Tabular Premium
Half-yearly mode – 1% of Tabular premium
Quarterly & Salary deduction – NIL
High Sum Assured Rebate:
Basic Sum Assured (B.S.A) Rebate (Rs.)
1, 00,000 to 1, 95,000 – Nil
2, 00,000 to 4, 95,000 – 2.00 %o B.S.A.
5, 00,000 and above – 3.00%o B.S.A.
If premiums are not paid within the grace period then the policy will lapse. A lapsed policy can be revive within a period of 2 consecutive years from the date of first unpaid premium and before the date of maturity, as the case may be by paying all the arrears of premium together with interest (compounding half-yearly) at such rate as fixed by the Corporation at the time of the payment, subject to submission of satisfactory evidence of continued insurability.
Revival of rider(s), if opted for, will be considered along with revival of the Basic Policy, and not in isolation.
If at least three full years’ premiums have been paid and any subsequent premiums be not duly paid, this policy shall not be wholly void, but shall continue as a paid-up policy. The Basic Sum Assured under the policy shall be reduced to such a sum, called Paid-up Sum Assured and shall bear the same ratio to the Basic Sum Assured as the premiums paid bears to the total number of premiums i.e. Basic Sum Assured *(no. of premiums paid / no. of premiums payable).
This Paid-Up Sum Assured along with vested simple reversionary bonuses, if any, is payable on the expiry of policy term or in case of prior death. The reversionary bonuses already accrued to the policy as on the date of paid-up will remain attached to the policy. A paid-up policy will not accrue any further bonuses.
Rider(s) do not acquire any paid-up value and the rider benefits cease to apply, if policy is in lapsed condition.
Loan can be availed under the policy provided the policy has acquired a surrender value and subject to the terms and conditions as the company may specify from time to time.
Taxes, if any, shall be as per the Tax laws and the rate of tax shall be as applicable from time to time.
The amount of tax as per the prevailing rates shall be payable by the Policyholder on premiums including extra premiums, if any. The amount of tax paid shall not be considered for the calculation of benefits payable under the plan.
If the Policyholder is not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions” of the policy may be returned to us within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy bond stating the reasons of objections. On receipt of the same the Corporation shall cancel the policy and return the amount of premium deposited after deducting the proportionate risk premium (for basic plan and rider(s), if any) for the period on cover, expenses incurred on medical examination, special reports if any and stamp duty.
Suicide: – This policy shall be void
If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide at any time within 12 months from the date of commencement of risk and the Corporation will not entertain any claim under this policy except to the extent of 80% of the premiums paid excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any, provided the policy is inforce.
If the Life Assured (whether sane or insane) commits suicide within 12 months from date of revival, an amount which is higher of 80% of the premiums paid till the date of death (excluding any taxes, extra premium and rider premiums, if any,) or the surrender value, provided the policy is inforce, shall be payable. The Corporation will not entertain any other claim under this policy.