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HDFC Life Sanchay Plan

HDFC Life Sanchay is a traditional Savings Plan which provides guaranteed returns on maturity or death. Limited premiums are payable under the plan thus liberating the policyholder from a long premium commitment. Guaranteed Additions are added to the plan which enhances the benefits payable.

Key features of the plan

  • Guaranteed additions are added to the plan if due premiums are paid.
  • The plan can be bought by filling up a Short Medical Questionnaire
  • How does the plan work?

    Step 1 – the policyholder chooses the Sum Assured, the plan term, the premium paying term and frequency. Based on the insured’s age and the above factors, the premiums are calculated.

    Step 2- in case of death, the death benefit would be paid which is the Sum Assured and accrued guaranteed additions.

    Step 4 – if the insured survives the plan tenure, the maturity benefit is paid which is the Sum Assured on Maturity and accrued guaranteed additions.

    Example

    Jignesh, aged 40 years, buys the plan for 15 years. The Sum Assured on Maturity he chooses is Rs.2.5 lakhs and he pays premiums for 10 years.

    Option 1 – if Jignesh dies during the plan term, higher of the Sum Assured or 10 times the annual premium is paid subject to a minimum of 105% of premiums paid.

    Option 2 – when the plan matures, Rs.2.5 lakhs and accrued guaranteed additions are paid. The accrued guaranteed additions would be Rs.3 Lakhs and the total maturity benefit would be Rs.5.5 lakhs.

    Plan benefits

    • Death benefit – if the life insured dies during the term of the plan, and all premiums have been paid, the death benefit is paid. The death benefit is higher of the Sum Assured or 10 times the annual premiums paid or 105% of all premiums paid till death. The accrued guaranteed additions are also paid along with the death benefit.
    • Maturity Benefit – when the chosen tenure of the plan comes to an end, and all premiums have been paid, the Sum Assured on Maturity along with accrued guaranteed additions are paid to the policyholder. The maturity benefit depends on the Sum Assured and is as follows:
    • Term Maturity benefit as a % of Sum Assured on Maturity
      15 years 220%
      16 years 228%
      17 years 236%
      18 years 244%
      19 years 252%
      20 years 280%
      21 years 289%
      22 years 298%
      23 years 307%
      24 years 316%
      25 years 325%
    • Guaranteed Additions– if due premiums are paid during the plan term, guaranteed additions are payable for each completed policy year. Guaranteed Additions are expressed as a percentage of the Sum Assured on Maturity. For a policy term of 15-19 years, the guaranteed addition rate is 8% of Sum Assured on Maturity and for a term of 20-25 years the rate if 9%.
    • Premium discounts – discounts are allowed in premium if the policyholder buys the policy online. The rate of discount is 3%.
    • Loan – up to 80% of the acquired Surrender Value can be availed as loan under the policy.

    Eligibility

      Minimum Maximum
    Age at entry (in completed years) 30 days 45 years
    Age at maturity (in completed years) 18 years 70 years
    Term of the plan 15 years 25 years
    Premium paying options Limited pay
    Premium Paying term 5,8,10 years
    Premium amount Yearly – Rs.30,000
    Half-yearly – Rs.15,000
    Quarterly – Rs.7500
    Monthly – Rs.2500
    No limit
    Sum Assured on Maturity Rs.105,673 No limit

    What is not covered in the policy?

    • In case of suicide committed within 12 months of inception, 80% of the premiums paid are refunded.
    • If suicide is committed within 12 months of revival, higher of 80% of the premiums paid or the surrender value under the plan is paid.

    Premium Illustration

    Below are the sample rates of premium payable by a non-tobacco user male for a combination of different ages, term and Sum Assured. The premiums are excluding taxes and are assumed to be paid annually for 5 years.

    HDFC-Life-Sanchay

    FAQs

    What are the premium paying frequencies?

    The premium paying frequencies are annual, half-yearly, quarterly and monthly.

    Are there any conditions for paying monthly premiums?

    Monthly premiums, if selected, should be paid for 3 years at once when the plan is bought. Moreover, monthly premiums are payable through ECS only.

    What is the grace period of the loan?

    The grace period is 15 days if monthly premium is paid otherwise the period is 30 days.

    When does the policy become paid-up?

    For premium paying terms of 8 or 10 years, the policy becomes paid-up if the first 2 years’ premiums have been paid. For premium paying term of 10 years, the paid-up benefit is available only if the first 3 years’ premiums have been paid.

    Can a lapsed policy be revived?

    Yes, a lapsed policy be revived within 2 years from the date of lapse by paying the outstanding premiums, applicable interest charges and revival fee of Rs.250.


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