POSTED BY April 6, 2014 2:22 pm COMMENTS (4)ON
I have been doing some research in past few weeks to get the best term plan and have decided to for online term plan offered from Aviva i Life for 1 Crore. My age is 29 and not married/working professional. Appx the annual premium from Aviva is coming out to be 7800 yearly. Though I wanted to go for a brand name which I think can survive over the time period of 35 years. LIC does not offer the online term plan yet so the another one which I had in my mind was SBI. But SBI has more premium , appx 11000 yearly with almost same features.
When inquired about this thing, I have been told by the Policy Bazzar customer representative that since SBI main business is banking and insurance is its secondary. And its not been very long for SBI in Insurance so their Premium is more than the insurance companies. Same is applicable to HDFC and ICICI also. I was convinced with the point/ or the reason behind more premium for these banking players now into Insurance also.
This point I have not seen in any of the online discussion forums and not many (I would say 95%) people thinking from this point. Even I was part of category until I asked explicitly about this from the Polic Bazar CR.So if we are going for insurance and specially term plan its always good to go to the Big Insurance players as they are totally into insurance and their business has not divergent. So for same features you will get cheaper than the banking sector. I was convinced with the point but not sure if that is the main reason for SBI having more premium for the online term plan as compared to the companies totally into insurance.Wanted to know your views on this point unanswered in most of the forums , at least I have gone through.