Edelweiss Tokio Life My Life+ is an online term insurance plan which provides a substantial amount of coverage at very affordable premium rates. The death benefit option under the plan is flexible and can be taken in lump sum, as monthly instalments or in a combination of both. Thus, the plan not only provides affordable coverage, it can be customized as per the policyholder’s needs.
Step 1 – the policyholder chooses the Sum Assured.
Step 2 – then the policyholder chooses whether he wants the death benefit in one lump sum, as monthly incomes or partly in lump sum and partly in monthly incomes. To choose this the policyholder has to divide the Sum Assured in respective proportions when buying the plan.
Step 3 – the next step is to choose the policy term.
Step 4 – the policyholder can also choose to add one or more of the three additional available riders
Step 5- in case of death within the term of the plan, the death benefit is paid. The benefit would depend on the option chosen by the policyholder when the plan was bought. If lump sum option is selected, the Sum Assured would be paid entirely in lump sum. If monthly income option is selected, 1% of the Sum Assured is paid every month for 130 months after death of the insured. If a combination is chosen, the chosen percentage is paid in lump sum and the remaining Sum Assured is paid in monthly instalments for 130 months.
Step 6 – If the plan matures, no benefit is payable to the policyholder as this is a pure term plan.
Mr. A buys My Life+ Plan for a coverage amount of Rs.50 lakhs. He is aged 35 years and he chooses the tenure of 35 years for coverage. The premiums he pays work out to be Rs.6837.
Option 1 – A chooses to receive the entire Sum Assured as lump sum in case of death. The plan would pay Rs.50 lakhs if A dies during the term of the plan.
Option 2 – A selects the monthly income benefit in case of death. If he dies within the term of the plan, Rs.50, 000 would be paid to his nominee every month for 130 months. Thus, the total death benefit payable would be Rs.65 lakhs.
Option 3 – A chooses to receive 40% of the Sum Assured in lump sum and the remaining in monthly incomes. On death within the plan term, his nominee gets Rs.20 lakhs as lump sum benefit. The remaining Rs.30 lakhs is then paid in monthly instalments for 130 months.
Option 4 – if the plan matures and A is alive on maturity, no benefit is payable
|Age at entry (in completed years)||18 years||60 years|
|Age at maturity (in completed years)||NA||80 years|
|Term of the plan||10,15,20,25,30,35,40 years and (80 years – age at entry)|
|Premium paying options||Regular pay|
|Premium Paying term||Equal to the plan tenure|
|Sum Assured||Rs.25 lakhs||No limit|
What is not covered by the plan?
If the life insured dies due to suicide within one year of plan commencement or within one year of revival of a lapsed policy, 80% of the premiums paid are refunded. The policy would be null and void and no other death benefit would be payable.
Below are the sample rates of premium payable by a non-smoking male at different ages for different combinations of Sum Assured and plan term.
There are three riders which the plan offers. These riders are Edelweiss Tokio Life Accidental Total and Permanent Disability Rider, Edelweiss Tokio Life Accidental Death Benefit Rider, Edelweiss Tokio Life Waiver of Premium Rider.
Yes, the plan allows premium discounts for choosing a high level of Sum Assured. Moreover, female lives and non-smokers are charged lower premiums than male lives and smokers.
No, the plan does not provide any surrender benefits.
Only annual premiums are payable under the plan. The grace period for such annual premiums is 30 days.
The premiums which are paid under the plan, up to a limit of Rs.1.5 lakhs, are exempted from the policyholder’s taxable income. In case of death benefit received, whether in lump sum or in monthly instalments, the benefit is completely free from tax. Moreover there is no limit to the exemption of death benefits. The relevant tax sections which allow this exemption are Section 80C for premium payments and Section 10(10D) for benefits received.