Policy continuance benefits ensure that survival and maturity benefits continue to be paid, as and when due in case of death of the Life Insured without any need of premium payment. The death benefit under this plan varies with the choice of policy continuance benefit.
Max Life Insurance Company has launched ‘Max Life Smart Wealth Income Plan’, a comprehensive Non-Linked Participating Individual Life Insurance Savings Plan.
The insurance company claims that the new product will provide policyholders with a complete solution to fulfil the financial needs of their family and loved ones. Offering additional income options, the plan will also allow the customers to achieve a financially-protected future through various life cover and income options.
Prashant Tripathy, CEO and Managing Director, Max Life says, “Life is about fulfilling your dreams, as well as those of your loved ones. The ‘Max Life Smart Wealth Income Plan’ is a comprehensive product that gives you lifelong financial protection through an additional income stream during the years when you need it the most. Combining the power of protection, assurance, and reliability into a simple solution, this product enables fulfilment of all aspirations while also staying assured and protected in the longer run.”
Some of the key features of the Max Life Smart Wealth Income Plan;
Depending on whether one wants an early income or a few years down the line, the plan offers customers the flexibility to choose a plan that matches their requirements.
- Three plan options to build a secondary income stream
The plan gives policyholders the option to choose between ‘Early Income’, ‘Early income with Guaranteed Money Back’, or ‘Deferred Income’. All these options come with inbuilt guarantees in form of guaranteed income/ guaranteed money-back, under all variants. Note that the policy continuance benefit is available with all the 3 Plan Options with a maturity age of 85 years or 75 years. It is not available with a maturity age of 100 years.
Guarantees are payable in the form of guaranteed income in case of ‘Early Income’ and ‘Deferred Income’ variants for 25 years or till the end of the policy term, whichever is lower; and in case of ‘Early Income with Guaranteed Money Back’ variant, it will be paid in the form of 3 ‘Guaranteed Money Back’ at defined intervals.
- Option to accrue survival benefits and take them as per need
The accrual of survival benefits (‘Cash Bonus’ and ‘Guaranteed Income’) can opt for any time during the policy term as per the need. The policyholder can also withdraw the accrued ‘Cash Bonuses/Guaranteed Income’ partially/fully at any point during the policy term.
If the unpaid survival benefits are not availed of by the policyholder during the policy tenure, the same will be payable along with the plan benefits at the time of closure of the policy due to death, maturity or surrender. The accrued survival benefits will be accumulated at an interest rate equal to the RBI reverse repo rate published by RBI on its website and this rate will be reviewed annually.
- Choice of income period including whole life income option starting from 2nd year
The plan offers one the flexibility to receive income and avail of life cover till 100 years, 85 years, or 75 years of attained age.
- Enhanced protection through optional riders and policy continuance benefit
One can also customize their protection cover by opting for riders by paying a small amount of extra premium. Policy continuance benefits ensure that survival and maturity benefits continue to be paid, as and when due in case of death of the Life Insured without any need of premium payment. The death benefit under this plan varies with the choice of policy continuance benefit.
- 3 types of discounts/rebates available under the plan
Discounts for existing Max Life customers (first year), female lives (all payable premiums) and high sum assured on maturity rebates are further applicable under the plan.
Riders such as Max Life Waiver of Premium Plus Rider, Max Life Accidental Death and Dismemberment Rider, Max Life Term Plus Rider and Max Life Critical Illness and Disability Rider can be added to the base policy under the ‘Max Life Smart Wealth Income Plan’.