Be Wise While Choosing Your Insurance Plan


Lately I have been talking about life insurance and mutual fund investments on my blog, my endeavour is to keep updating on the latest and most prominent information possible in the space of finance, investment and Insurance  to my knowledge of understanding, the purpose is to guide you accordingly to invest wisely or choose an Insurance plan.

Few days ago, I was discussing with my friends on life insurance rates and plans which are more than just conventional Life Insurance plan that could take care of investment as well with a decent return, while discussing one of my friend spoke about Edelweiss  Tokio  Insurance plans which are very beneficial when it comes to a combination of multifaceted Insurance cum Investment plan with added benefits.

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After knowing about the summary from my friend, I did a bit of research, here are the details of the Plan offered by –  Edelweiss Tokio Life, basically there are 3 Plans, which I shall be talking about :

  1. Wealth Ultima – ULIP (Unit Link Insurance Plan)
  2. GCAP (Guaranteed Return Plan)
  3. TotalSecure + (Comprehensive protection plan)

1 ) Wealth Ultima – ULIP (Unit Link Insurance Plan)

Firstly let’s talk about Wealth Ultima, This plan has 3 benefits a trio you can say, which are :

1.  SMP – Wealth accumulation

  • You can avail the option of paying your premium systematically on monthly basis, which allows you to safeguard from market fluctuations.
  • Tax Free Investment

2. STP – Wealth Preservation

In this there are few options available according to your appetite of risk:

  • Life Stage & duration based STP
  • Profit target based STP
  • Self Managed options are also available

3. Wealth Utilization :

  • Once the policy has completed 10 years , the policy holder can avail options to choose from like lumpsum amount or a set monthly installments -according to the years fixed, working as a pension plan after retirement.
  • Works as second income
  • The amount withdrawal would be Tax Free (so that’s again an added benefit)

A) Some other added benefits of this Wealth Ultima are:

  • Additions to the fund:
    • Loyalty Additions
    • Guaranteed Additions
    • Booster Additions
  • Little Champ Benefit:
    • In case of payer’s death, PV of future premiums will be funded by the Company.
    • Remaining benefits will continue as is
  • You can also change your preference of increasing or decreasing of PPT (Premium Paying Term)

2) GCAP (Guaranteed Return Plan)

The GCAP Plan insures that you get sure static return irrespective of the market behaviour, sounds tempting isn’t it.  This is a break though Plan by – Edelweiss Tokio, which is quite beneficial for people who want static return and do want to any risk involve in their investment.

Depending upon the no of years for which the plan are selected like 10, 20 or 30 years, the returns are subject to change accordingly marginally.

Listing few other rider  benefits which can be added with this plan:

  • Cover against accidents at small amounts of extra premium
  • Policy continues while eliminating the burden of premium payment in case of death, disease or disability
  • Provides income replacement to the family in your absence
  • Provides income replacement to family in incidence of critical illness

Optional with this GCAP Plan, which you can choose:

  • PWB (Payer waiver Benefit) which allows to help your child’s future, so even in your absence your child continues to enjoy the policy’s benefit without worrying about paying premium.

3) Total Secure+

TotalSecure+ is a comprehensive protection plan – Which means this is a Life Insurance with added features of choosing between Basic health cover (which covers 7 Critical Illness) and Comprehensive health cover (which covers 35 Critical Illness) so it works as a combo.

For instance if you take a life cover of 2 crores, you can choose – a Critical Illness plan of up to 1 Cr and avail the benefits.

The Premium amount will vary according to the Basic Health Cover and Comprehensive Health Cover plans.

TotalSecure+ gives you the facility to choose how to receive your benefits by providing 3 options:

LUMSUM: Takes care of immediate requirements

Monthly: Acts as income replacement by taking care of monthly expense

Combo: Takes care of immediate requirements as well as monthly

Under monthly mode, customer has option to receive monthly income for:
– 36 months – 60 months – 120 months – 180 months
Further, monthly income can be:
• Level (same monthly income for chosen period), or
• Increasing (@5% per annum compounding)

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Preparing for the Uncertain with a Term Plan


We live in a world where life is very uncertain; we cannot possibly predict accidents, natural calamities or a sudden deterioration in health leading to death. Therefore concerns about how our family will survive without us rise up.

To ensure that our loved ones do not face hardships in their life without us, we should have a backup plan to ensure that they are financially secure in the future and that they do not have to ask for any help or take out a loan.

We are aware of life insurance and how to get a guaranteed life coverage, but let us explore what an online term plan life insurance has to offer:

  • A better edge in understanding
  • The time to choose the right option
  • The convenience of staying at home
  • Involving family members to make the right decision, because at the end they should also know you care for them

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Recently, a friend, who works in a financial consultancy services told me about a term plan by  Max Life Insurance, now the benefits of Max Life  Online Term Plan are many, the ones mentioned by him are:

  1. You get complete sum of amount during the term of the plan
  2. You get extra protection with Max Life Comprehensive Accident Benefit Rider*
  3. Waiver of all future premium, in case of dismemberment or diagnosis of critical illness or death** of policy holder through Max life waiver of premium plus rider
  4. Quick, easy and user friendly online application process, cutting down on paperwork
  5. Some extra benefits if you have a healthy lifestyle, they have low premium rates for Non Smokers
  6. You can choose between three options based on your family’s situation in life, death benefits can be shared:
  7. As a Lump Sun
  8. A lump sum with monthly payments
  9. A lump sum with increasing monthly payments

*For more details on the rider and the various terms and conditions, please refer to the rider brochure.

** Death only in case when policy holder and life insured are different.

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Sample Illustration of scenario if chosen death benefit options:

Suppose Mr. Gupta, aged 28 years, opts for an 80 Lac for 25 years under Max Life Online Term plan with an annual premium of Rs. 6,500.

Though Mr. Gupta has term insurance of 25 years, by after paying 8 premiums, unfortunately Mr. Gupta dies.

So if Mr. Gupta has chosen the death benefit option, then his nominee will get Rs.80 Lacs upon death and the policy will terminate.

Though I wish that we all live our full and complete lives, but we should also be thoughtful and plan for the unexpected, dealing with uncertainty with an online term plan is always a smarter choice. #MaxLifeTermPlan