POSTED BY September 10, 2013 12:34 pm COMMENTS (4)ON
I have few LIC policies running & after doing a detailed analysis, I have to conclusion that some of the funds are better to surrender immidiately as I don’t see any long term gain from there, where as if I surrender now, I can invest that money from henceforth in other areas.
Now, when I am calculating my surrender value, obviously there is a loss & most of these policies have been started since last 3-4 years with a maturity period of 20/25 years (i.e. still 16/20 years from now).One of them is Jeevan Saaral. My questions are
1. I have understood if the policy is near to maturity, then it is better to do paid-up than surrender. is this right understanding?
2. I have also read in some other posts, where Manish had suggested someone to stop the LIC premium, make it a paid-up & start investing the same amount in better return instruments. Now, my questions what is the benefit of making a policy paid up. If i have term over, then making that policy paid up will only keep my money engaged without any return, no return benefit, no loyalty additon nothing. Only the same money will be returned to me if I survive after maturity. Whereas if i surrender now, even if i incur losses(for my own policy, I paid premium 1.5L till now & my surrender return value is ~80-90K, i.e. present loss=60K), but that 80-90K invested even in FD, post tax will give me return in next 15 years which will cover my losses.
So, i think surrender is always a better option that paid-up. Can someone please share their thoughts here.