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    A traditional participating endowment assurance plan which focuses on turning long term savings into funds that aid in financial security and fulfilling future needs. The plan provides a life cover that ensures any exigencies are dealt with in a better manner. This plan comes with regular or limited premium payment terms and is meant for people who wish their savings to return greater profits and get a lump sum value through regular savings over a longer period.

    Eligibility Conditions for Kotak Premier Endowment Plan

    The plan could be of a tenure as low as 10 years and as high as 30 years and as per those, the eligibility conditions for availing this policy can be depicted in the table mentioned below -




    Policy Term (Years)



    Entry Age

    18 years

    60 years

    Maturity Age

    28 years

    70 years

    Key Features of Kotak Premier Endowment

    This plan meant for financial security planning has the following salient features -



    Plan Type

    Traditional participating non-linked endowment assurance plan


    Individual policy

    Policy Term

    10 years to 30 years

    Policy Validity

    Depends on the chosen policy term and payment term

    Basic Sum Assured

    Depends on premium chosen, in case of regular premium payment, the minimum possible amount would INR 63,755

    Discount on Sum Assured

    In case the sum assured amount is more than INR 5,00,000, a discount of Rs. 2 will be provided per 1000 of Sum Assured


    Simple Reversionary Bonus, Interim Bonus, Terminal Bonus (if any), Accrued Guaranteed Additions


    Maturity Benefit = Sum Assured + Accrued Guaranteed Additions + Simple Reversionary Bonuses + Interim Bonus + Terminal Bonus (subject to availability)


    Settlement Option - As per this option, the policyholder can avail 50% of the Maturity Benefit as a lump sum and the rest can be paid out in installments over a period of 5 or 10 years at a minimum frequency of monthly payouts and maximum frequency of yearly payouts. This option is also available to the nominee in case of Death Benefit


    Death Benefit = Higher of (Sum Assured, 11 times or 7 times annualised premium and 105% of all premiums paid) + Accrued Guaranteed Additions + Simple Reversionary Bonuses + Interim Bonus + Terminal Bonus (subject to availability)


    Surrender Benefit = Guaranteed Surrender Value or Special Surrender Value (subject to payment of premiums of 2 or 3 years)

    Free look Period

    30 days in case of online purchase. 15 days otherwise

    Grace Period

    15 days for monthly payment, 30 days for all other premium payment frequencies

    Nomination and Assignment

    Nomination and assignment facility available but only one can be chosen at a time

    Reinstatement or revival

    Policy, if not surrendered, can be revived within two years from the date of last unpaid premium for premium payment terms of less than or more than 10 years

    Rider Options

    There are six optional riders that can be used to make the risk cover offered by this plan more comprehensive

    Benefits and Advantages of Premier Endowment Policy

    This plan from Kotak Life Insurance is aimed towards furthering long term savings and helps in building a corpus for a secure financial future. Life insurance provided by this policy throughout the policy term is an added benefit. The advantages of this plan can be outlined as the following -

    1. Life cover is present throughout the policy term
    2. Flexible long term policy tenures that aid in a better financial planning
    3. Regular additions and bonuses allow for a btter return on savings done through premiums
    4. Limited premium payment options help in case of financial constraints
    5. Applicable tax benefits can be availed as per Sections 80C, 80D and 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act

    The key benefits under this policy can be explained as below -

    1. Maturity Benefit - After the policy tenure is over or it reaches the maturity age, this amount can be paid to the policyholder or nominee. The maturity benefit includes the Sum Assured along with the accrued Guaranteed Additions and if applicable, accrued Reversionary Bonuses, Interim Bonus and Terminal Bonus
    2. Death Benefit - In case of the death of the insured life, the Minimum Death Benefit will be payable to the nominee. Accrued Guaranteed Additions, Reversionary Bonuses, Interim Bonus and Terminal Bonus if any, will also be payable. The Minimum Death Benefit (MDB) is calculated as per two different options -
      1. If Entry Age is less than 45 years, the MDB will be the higher of sum assured, 11 times annualised premium or 105% of the total premiums paid till the date of demise
      2. If Entry Age is more than or equal to 45 years, the MDB will be the higher of sum assured, 7 times annualised premium or 105% of the total premiums paid till the date of demise
    3. Policy Loan - Once the policy has attained a surrender value, post premium payment of 2 years or 3 years (as the case may be), a loan of up to 80% of the surrender value can be availed
    4. Surrender Benefit - In case 2 or 3 years’ premiums have been paid in full, the policy would acquire a Guaranteed Surrender Value and the same will be paid to the policyholder. If a Special Surrender Value decided by the insurer is higher than the GSV, the policyholder would be entitled to the same
    5. Tax Benefit - The contributions made towards the premiums of this policy can be tax deductible as per Sections 80C, 80D and the received benefits can fall under Section 10(10D). These benefits are dependent on the prevailing tax laws

    Kotak Life Premier Endowment Policy in Action

    Ankit, aged 35 years, decides to go for a 15 years term of Premier Endowment Policy. He opts for a regular premium payment term and thus needs to pay the premium for a period of 15 years regularly for a Basic Sum Assured of INR 5,00,000. The following table illustrates the various benefits that would be payable for the policy under the given terms and conditions -

    Age of Ankit (in years)

    Policy Years Progression

    Cumulative Annualised Premium

    Accrued Guaranteed Additions

    Total Maturity Benefit


    Guaranteed Death Benefit


    At 4%

    At 8%




    Rs. 40,460

    Rs. 25,000



    Rs. 5,25,000



    Rs. 2,02,300

    Rs. 1,25,000



    Rs. 6,25,000



    Rs. 4,04,600

    Rs. 1,25,000



    Rs. 6,25,000



    Rs. 6,06,900

    Rs. 1,25,000

    Rs. 6,97,063

    Rs. 9,12,500

    Rs. 7,62,245

    As can be seen from the table above, for a sum assured of Rs. 5,00,000, Ankit will need to pay an annual premium of Rs. 40,460. All the figures mentioned in this example are exclusive of taxes and charges that might be added by the insurer.

    Optional Riders under Kotak Life Premier Endowment Plan

    The following riders can be availed optionally under the Premier Endowment Policy so as to get a more comprehensive coverage.

    Rider Name


    Kotak Term/Preferred Term Benefit

    An additional cover that is a protection over and above the Minimum Death Benefit

    Kotak Accidental Death Benefit

    Adds an Accidental Death Benefit to the policy by providing a lump sum amount

    Kotak Permanent Disability Benefit

    Provides installment payment on acceptance of claim of disability due to accident

    Kotak Critical Illness Benefit

    Allows payment of a maximum of 50% of basic sum assured on diagnosis of critical illness as defined by the insurer

    Kotak Life Guardian Benefit

    Pays the pending premiums on behalf of the policyholder in case of his/her death

    Kotak Accidental Disability Guardian Benefit

    Pays the pending premiums on behalf of the policyholder in case of his/her accidental disability

    Premium Payment for Kotak Life Premier Endowment Plan

    The details of premium payment for this plan can be summarised in the table below -

    Premium Parameter



    Minimum of Rs. 8,000 per annum for regular pay modes, Rs. 15,000 per annum for all limited pay modes and no maximum limit

    Premium Paying Term (PPT)

    Regular and limited premium payment term are available. Limited pay is available for tenures of 5 years, 7 years, 10 years and 15 years

    Premium Paying Frequency

    Premiums can be paid in monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly frequencies

    Premium Modal Factor

    With frequencies shorter than a year, modal factor is multiplied to indicate the applicable premium for the payment frequency. Modal factors for this policy are - Half-yearly - 51%, Quarterly - 26%, Monthly - 8.8%

    Premium Paying Modes

    ECS, debit cards, credit cards, cheques and other acceptable modes

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