In order to build a better life and realize our dreams, we always need to plan ahead. For this, we will need a savings plan that helps us attain our goals with our changing life stage and can be customized to match our needs while giving us peace of mind.
“Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Wealth Secure Plan” helps us combine long term savings and whole life coverage specially designed for you to focus on your goals and maximize savings for our future.
a) Systematic Transfer Option –
b) Self Managed Option –
c) Life Cycle Option –
a) Guaranteed Additions –
The company will add the following Guaranteed Additions to your Policy Fund Value while the policy is still in effect –
b) Death Benefit –
Your Policy Schedule shows the Basic Sum Assured applicable to your policy. Your Sum Assured is the total of Basic Sum Assured and Top-up Sum Assured, if any. If the Life Insured dies while the policy is in effect, the company shall pay to the nominee/legal heir the greater of the following –
In addition, the nominee/legal heir shall also receive the greater of the following –
Basic Sum Assured shall be reduced to the extent of partial withdrawals made during the two-year period immediately preceding the death of the life assured from the basic fund value. However, the Death benefit after partial withdrawals shall never be less than Annualized Premium multiplied by 10.
If the policy has not been discontinued,Death Benefit shall never be less than 105% of total basic premiums and top-ups premium paid up to the date of death reduced to the extent of partial withdrawals made both from the basic fund and top-up fund values, during two years immediately preceding the death of the life assured. Provided that where the death of the Life Insured takes place prior to the Risk Commencement Date, only the Basic Premium paid shall be payable as the Death Benefit.
Further any charges other than Fund Management Charges(FMC) recovered subsequent to the date of death shall be added back to the policy fund value as available on the date of intimation of death. If the life insured and the policyholder is different, the death benefit shall be paid to the policyholder. The Death Benefit shall always be determined as of the date we receive intimation of death of the Life Insured.
c) Top-Up Premium –
You may wish to invest additional amounts as top-up premiums anytime during the policy term as long as all due basic premiums have been paid. The minimum top-up premium is Rs. 5,000 and at any point the total top-up premiums paid cannot exceed the total basic premiums paid to date. Top-up premiums cannot be withdrawn for five years unless in case of complete surrender of the policy. Top-up Sum Assured will be 125% of the top-up premium being paid
d) Rider Benefit –
For added protection, ABSLI Wealth Secure Plan can be enhanced by the following riders for a nominal extra cost –
i) ABSLI Accidental Death Benefit Rider Plus –
In the unfortunate event of the death of the life insured due to an accident within 180 days of the occurrence of the accident, we will pay 100% of the rider sum assured to the nominee. Also, we will refund the premiums collected after the date of Accident till the date of death, with interest as declared by us from time to time, along with death benefit payable.
ii) ABSLI Waiver of Premium Rider –
In case of the following conditions –
We will waive off all the due future premiums and all the other benefits will remain unaffected. This benefit is applicable only once during the entire premium paying term.
i) Premium Allocation Charge –
A premium allocation charge is levied on the basic and top-up premiums when received as follows –
ii) Fund Management Charge –
The daily unit price of the segregated fund is adjusted to reflect the fund management charge.
iii) Policy Administration Charge –
The policy administration charge is Rs. 20 per month for the first five policy years. It shall increase to Rs. 25 per month in the sixth year and inflate at 5% p.a. thereafter, subject to a maximum of Rs. 6,000 p.a. This charge is deducted at the start of every month by canceling units proportionately from each segregated fund you have at that time.
iv) Miscellaneous Charges –
Rs. 50 per request is charged for a change in investment option, premium re-direction, fund switch partial withdrawal or any additional servicing request. We do however reserve the right to charge up to Rs. 500 per request in the future.
v) Discontinuance Charge –
The discontinuance charge is guaranteed to never increase and is levied against the Policy Fund Value upon discontinuance. The charge on discontinuance or surrender of the policy is as follows –
Am I allowed to do partial withdrawals in the policy?
You are allowed to make unlimited partial withdrawals any time after the following –
The partial withdrawals shall first be adjusted from Top-up Fund Value (except any top up premiums paid in the previous five years immediately preceding the date of withdrawal); if any. Once the Top-up Fund Value is exhausted, partial withdrawals would be adjusted from Basic Fund Value. The top-up sum assured will remain unchanged after any withdrawal from the top-up fund value.
The minimum amount of partial withdrawal is Rs. 5,000. You are required to maintain a minimum Basic Fund Value of three times the basic premiums payable in a year plus any top-up premiums paid in the previous five years immediately preceding the date of withdrawal. The total amount of partial withdrawal during a policy year shall not exceed 25% of the total Policy fund value at the beginning of the policy year
Can I surrender the policy?
In case of emergencies, the policy can be surrendered anytime during the policy term. If the policy is surrendered after completion of five policy years, Fund Value will be paid immediately. If it is surrendered before lock In period, the proceeds of the discontinued policy shall be payable at the end of the lock-in period.
Can I take a loan against this policy?
There is no loan facility available for the policyholder against this policy under any circumstances.
Can I switch funds to this policy?
You also have full flexibility to switch money from one segregated fund to another at any time provided the switched amount is for at least Rs. 5,000. .
What is the premium redirection in the policy?
To meet your ever-changing investment needs, you have full flexibility to redirect future premiums by changing your premium allocation percentages at any time
What reduction of premium payment term in the policy?
You shall have an option to reduce the premium payment term provided the policy is in force for full sum assured and provided that such reduction is subject to boundary conditions of the product. This option shall be available only after the basic premiums have been paid in full for the first five policy years.
Can I cancel my policy if I didn’t like its terms and conditions?
You will have the right to return your policy to us within 15 days (30 days in case the policy issued under Distance Marketing) from the date of receipt of the policy, in case you are not satisfied with the terms & conditions of your policy. This period is known as the Free Look Period.
The company will pay the Policy fund value plus non allocated premiums plus charges levied by cancellation of units once they receive a written notice of cancellation (along with reasons thereof) together with the original policy documents.
The company may further reduce the amount of the refund by the proportionate risk premium and the expenses incurred by the company on medical examination of the proposer and stamp duty charges
When can I revive my policy?
You can revive your policy within a revival period of three years from the discontinuance date. To revive the policy, you must pay all due and unpaid basic premiums till date and provide us with evidence of insurability satisfactory to us with respect to the Life Insured.
The effective date of the revival is when these requirements are met and approved by us. On the effective date of the revival, the company shall follow the approach as mentioned in the Policy Discontinuance Section.
What is Policy Paid-Up?
Under the paid-up status, the policy will continue until the end of the revival period with the following modifications –
When can my policy terminate?
Your policy will terminate at the earliest of the following –
Is there any grace period in the policy?
If you are unable to pay the installment premium by the due date, you will be given a grace period of 30 days (15 days in case the premium is paid monthly) to make the payment of due installment premium without incurring any penalty, during which time all the benefits will continue inclusive of the risk cover and deduction of charges.
Suicide Exclusion –
In case of death of insured due to suicide within 12 months from the date of commencement of the policy or from the date of revival of the policy, as applicable, the nominee or the beneficiary of the policyholder shall be entitled to the Policy fund value, as available on the date of intimation of death.
So, by now you know each and every important detail about this policy. Do let me know if I have missed any important points in the comment section. Please feel free to ask any doubts regarding this policy.
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4 replies on this article “Aditya Birla Sun life Insurance Wealth Secure Plan – Review, Features and Benefits”
I am taking welth secure plan of premium 20.000 per annum. From initial days I am talking the representative to convert it into monthly emi basis, she also promise to me it can be converted into emi, first pay total amount, so I paid complete premium, but after one year she said your gross period completed so I again need to pay complete amount one time, which is not possible, so I can not affordable this policy to continue because of only wrong information, negligence to provide right information, poor service, finally I take decision to can not continue such policy.
Ok. If its not working for you, better discontinue!
Absli person says Paid premiums are not refundable to five years
Yes, there is lockin for 5 yrs .. didnt you knew that? Its a sec 80C Product!