New terminal illness-based term plan on the block

Published in Mint on Dec 14 2016.   Online term insurance policies are seeing a lot of innovation. Apart from breaking the sum assured into periodic payments for a beneficiary upon the death of the policyholder, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co. Ltd’s iSurance Flexi Term Insurance Plan also offers to pay a portion of the […]

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What is the meaning of Insurance?

What is the meaning of Insurance? The concept of insurance originates from the principle of sharing the risks by a large group to reduce the burden on the few. Insurance also refers to ‘Risk Transfer’ in the language of risk management techniques. Insurance is a legal contract involving two parties, where one party proposes to […]

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Term Life Insurance Rates

Footnotes: 1. Date of birth has been assumed to be April 1st in the respective year for each. age group 2. Rates are for a male, non-smoker, delhi-based. 3. DHFL Pramerica, Star Union Dai-chi Insurance Co Ltd. are offline plans. 4. Claim settlement = Claims settled/(claims settled + claims rejected+ claims repudiated). 5. Exide Life […]

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Old term insurance plans can be revived by paying unpaid premiums

Published in Mint on Aug 30 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia What is a life annuity cover? Is it a good option for a life insurance plan? —Rajbir Singh In a life annuity plan, annuity payments continue till the death of the person covered, irrespective of age. There are several forms of annuities available. In […]

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Joint term life policies offer limited advantages

Published in Mint on Aug 2 2016, Written by Abhishek Bondia I am getting married soon. My to-be wife plans to get a term plan after the marriage. Should I buy a combined cover then or an individual plan now? —Ravi Saxena You should buy an individual term life plan now and not wait to buy […]

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