Woman represents various qualities such as courage, compassion, wisdom, patience, endurance and many more. In this 21st century every woman wants to financially independent. No woman wants to be financially dependent on any one.
In order to let every woman dream big even if they are a homemaker and be financially independent, HDFC has come up with a life insurance policy, HDFC Life Smart Woman Plan exclusively for women of India. The plan ensures that the savings will grow leaving the policyholder free to pursue their career and continue making a difference to those around them. It also provided options which cater to specific life events of women with respect to their health, career and marriage.
HDFC Life Smart Woman Plan is a unit linked plan. Premiums paid in this plan are subject to investment risks associated with the capital markets. The unit prices of the funds may go up or down, reflecting changes in the capital markets.
So, to balance one’s level of risk and return, making the right investment choice is very important. This policy has 4 Funds that give the policyholder the potential for the following –
Let us have a closer look at these 4 Funds –
To avail the benefits from the policy, the policyholder can choose any one benefit option from below. The policyholder cannot change the benefit option subsequent during the policy term –
i) 3 Benefit Option:
A) Classic Benefit –
B) Premier Benefit –
C) Elite Benefit –
ii) Death Benefit –
If the policyholder passes away suddenly then the nominee of the policy will get greater of the following. Once the benefits are paid, the policy will terminate and no more benefits will be payable –
iii) Special Benefits –
iv) Partial Withdrawal –
Anyone can have financial emergencies in near future. To meet the future expenses, the policyholder can withdraw the money from their funds. The company will waive partial withdrawal charges for up to 12 partial withdrawals, within one year from date of child birth.
The policyholder can make lump sum partial withdrawal from there funds after 5 yrs of policy provided –
Like other HDFC Policies, this policy also has some eligibility conditions. Let’s have a look at these –
Yes, there are charges applicable under this policy. The charges under this policy are deducted to provide cost benefit and administration provided by the company. Let us see these charges –
Some more additional charges in the policy –
a) Miscellaneous charges – This charge will attract a charge of Rs 250 per request for any policy alteration request initiated by the policyholder.
b) Partial withdrawal charge (if applicable) – If the policyholder gives a request for partial withdrawal, then the company will charge Rs 250 per request. However, if the request is executed through the Company’s web portal then the policyholder will be charged Rs 25 per request.
c) Switching charge (if applicable) – If the policyholder gives a request for a fund switch, then the company will charge Rs 250 per request. However, if the request is executed through the Company’s web portal then the policyholder will be charged Rs 25 per request.
d) Premium Redirection – On premium redirection request, the policyholder will be charged Rs 250 per request. However, if the request is executed through the Company’s web portal then the policyholder will be charged Rs 25
e) Discontinuance Charge – This charge depends on year of discontinuance and ones annualized premium. There is no charge after 5th policy year. Below table shows the discontinuance charges applicable. Let us have a look at them –
Can I cancel the policy if I didn’t like it’s terms and conditions?
Yes, the policyholder can cancel the policy if the policyholder doesn’t like it’s terms and conditions. The policyholder can return the policy stating the reason of return within 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy. This period is called Free Look Period.
If the policy is purchased through distance marketing (a mode where policies are not sold face to face) then the free look period will be 30 days from the date of receipt of the policy.
Can a lapsed policy be revived?
Yes, lapsed policy can be revived within two consecutive years from the date of discontinuance of the policy, subject to the companies underwriting policy. Revival is possible only if all due premiums with interest has been paid.
Can I take loan against this policy?
No, loan against this policy is not allowed under any circumstances.
Can I surrender the policy?
Yes, one can surrender the policy. Let us see the details of the surrender value.
Will I get any tax benefit, if I purchase this policy?
Yes, women who buy this policy are entitled to get tax benefit. Tax benefit for premiums paid u/s 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Benefits received under a life insurance policy may be exempted u/s 10 (10D) of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
As you all know by now that this is a women-oriented policy. If you all feel that this policy is the best policy for the women in your life then you can choose this policy. Do let me know if I have missed any important point in the comment section. Please feel free to ask any doubts regarding this policy.
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