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    The world we live in is rather unpredictable and is constantly being ravaged by several natural and manmade disasters. When living under such threats, individuals relying only on their salaries and small savings isn’t beneficial for them at all. This is where a life insurance policy like the Bima Diamond comes into play.

    Coming from LIfe Insurance Corporation of India, one of the country’s most oldest and most prestigious insurance companies in India, this Bima Diamond Life Insurance Plan is a non-linked plan which offers the combined benefit of savings as well as protection, while also providing financial coverage to the life insured’s beneficiaries in case the he/she sees an untimely death.

    Eligibility Conditions for LIC Bima Diamond Life Insurance Plan:

    Below is the eligibility criteria one needs to meet to apply for LIC Bima Diamond Insurance plan:

    Minimum Entry Age 14 years
    Maximum Entry Age 50 years for a 16-year policy term 45 years for a 20-year policy term 41 years for a 24-year policy term
    Maximum Maturity Age 66 years for a 16-year policy term 65 years for 20 and 24-year policy terms

    Policy Terms and Sum Assured under LIC Bima Diamond Plan:

    Policy Term 16, 20, and 24 years
    Premium Payment Term 10 years for a 16-year policy term 12 years for a 20-year policy term 15 years for a 24-year policy term
    Premium Payment Frequency Monthly, Quarterly, Half-yearly, and Yearly (Payments can only be made on ECS and SSS modes only)

    Note: The Life Insurance Corporation Bima Diamond Plan also offers extended cover periods for its policyholders. The maximum extension available is exactly half of the actual policy term as chosen by the policyholder. The extension periods are 8, 10, and 12 years respectively for 16, 20, and 24 year policy terms. The extension period comes into effect after the elapsing of the initial policy term.

    Key features of Life Insurance Corporation Bima Diamond Insurance Plan:

    The Bima Diamond plan by Life Insurance Corporation comes with plenty of key features and benefits for the policyholder’s perusal. Here are some of them listed out for you:

    Minimum Sum Assured Rs.1,00,000
    Maximum Sum Assured Rs.5,00,000
    Tax Benefit Available based on Section 80C and 80CCC of the Income Tax Act, 1961
    Death Benefit Available
    Survival Benefit Available
    Maturity Benefit Available
    Riders Available
    Loan Facility Available after premium payment for the first 3 years
    Grace Period 15 days for monthly payment frequency and 1 month for quarterly, half-yearly, and yearly frequencies
    Free Look Period 15 days from the date of receipt of the policy
    Policy Revival Available. Should be done within 2 years from the date of first unpaid premium
    Nomination Available
    Assignment Available
    Auto-cover period 6 months from the date of First Unpaid Premium (FUP) if premiums are paid for three full years 2 years from the date of First Unpaid Premium (FUP) if premiums are paid for five full years

    Benefits available under Life Insurance Corporation Bima Diamond Plan:

    The Bima Diamond life insurance plan comes with plenty of benefits. Here’s all the benefits explained for you.

    • Death Benefit:

    Death benefit is the benefit paid to the beneficiaries in case the policyholder dies during the policy tenure.

    • If death occurs within the first five policy years the actual Sum Assured on Death will be paid to the nominee.
    • If death occurs before maturity date but after five policy years, Sum Assured on Death along with any applicable Loyalty Addition will be paid to the nominee. In this case, the payable death benefit will not exceed more than 105% of all the premiums paid as of the death date of the person assured. Also, the premium, as specified above, will not include any additional amount charged during the underwriting process, rider premiums, or the applicable taxes.
    • If death occurs during extended period of the policy, a total amount equal to about 50% of the Basic Sum Assured will be paid.
    • Maturity Benefit:

    The Bima Diamond policy offers a maturity benefit if the person assured survives till the maturity date of the policy. Upon maturity, the person assured will receive the Sum Assured on Maturity along with any applicable Loyalty Additions.

    In this policy’s case, the Sum Assured on Maturity is 55% of the Basic Sum Assured in the policy for a 16-year policy term, and 40% of the Basic Sum Assured for 20 and 24-year policy terms.

    • Survival Benefit:

    The Bima Diamond also offers a survival benefit if the person assured survives for certain duration as specified in the policy document. In such a case, a fixed percentage of the Basic Sum Assured will be paid. Below is a table that lists out the survival benefit payment schedule for different timelines.

    Policy Term 4th year 8th year 12th year 16th year 20th year
    16-year term 15% 15% 15%    
    20-year term 15% 15% 15% 15%  
    24-year term 12% 12% 12% 12% 12%
    • Riders available for Bima Diamond policy:

    The Bima Diamond policy by Life Insurance Corporation of India comes with two rider options for the policyholder. They are:

    1. LIC Accidental Death and Disability Benefit Rider: If a policyholder opts for this rider, they will be paid an additional amount that is equal to the Accidental Benefit Sum Assured to the nominees when the person assured dies due to an accident. If the person assured suffers an accidental permanent disability within 180 days from the occurrence of the accident, an amount equal to Accidental Benefit Sum Assured will be payable in regular monthly installments over a period of 10 years. Also, if an accident occurs any payable future premiums will be waived the accidental benefit rider while premiums for the basic sum assured will also be waived. This rider can either be taken during the inception of the policy or before the premium payment term is over.
    2. LIC New Term Assurance Rider: If a policyholder opts for this rider, the nominees will be paid an additional amount about the same as the Term Assurance Rider Sum Assured when the person assured succumbs to death. The sum assured is only payable if it is functional at the time of the person assured’s death. This policy, again, can be included to the main policy at the time of inception.
    • Free Look Period:

    The LIC Bima Diamond plan comes with a free look period of 15 days, which a policyholder can use to figure out if they are satisfied with the terms and conditions they have been offered. In case, they don’t like the plan, they can cancel the policy by stating the reason for cancellation. Once the company receives the request, it will cancel the plan and return any premium paid.

    Before returning the premium, however, the company will deduct a proportionate risk premium for the duration of the cover along with costs for stamp duty, medical examination, and the like.

    • Policy Surrender:

    This policy can be surrendered by the policyholder at given point of time. The only prerequisite to this is that premiums must be paid for at least three consecutive years. Once the policy is surrendered, the company will pay an amount that is equal to the guaranteed surrender value or the special surrender value, whichever is higher.

    • Policy Loan:

    Bima Diamond policyholders are also offered a policy loan facility wherein they can avail a loan by using the sum assured as collateral. The loan is only available if premiums are paid off the first three years of the policy term. Also, the maximum loan available will not exceed the surrender value mentioned under the policy. For inforce policies, the maximum loan available is up to 90% of the surrender value, while the loan amount for paid-up policies can go up to 80% of the surrender value.

    • Auto-cover Period:

    The Bima Diamond policy also offers cover for a certain duration even if premiums aren’t paid. Here are the coverage details:

      • An auto-cover period of 6 months is provided from the date of First Unpaid Premium (FUP), provided that full premiums have been paid for a minimum of three consecutive years and less than five years.
      • An auto-cover period of 2 years is provided from the date of First Unpaid Premium (FUP), provided that full premiums have been paid for a minimum period of five consecutive years.
    • Grace Period:

    A grace period of one month (30 days) is provided for payment of premiums pertaining to quarterly, half-yearly, and yearly modes, while the same remains at 15 for monthly payment mode. The policy lapses in case no premium is paid within the expiry of the grace period.

    • Revival Policy:

    If the policy lapses due to non-payment of the premium within the grace period, the policy can still be revived under one condition. The condition is a revival request should be sent to the insurance company within 2 consecutive years of first unpaid premium. Also, the company reserves the right to reinstate the original terms, modify the conditions, or outright reject the application for revival.

    • Exclusions under LIC Bima Diamond Insurance Policy:

    The policy will void in the following two cases:

      • If the person assured, irrespective of whether he/she is sane or insane, commits suicide within the first 12 months of the inception of the policy, no claim from the nominees will be entertained. In such a case, the company is only liable to pay a maximum of 80% of the premiums paid. This is exclusive of any extra amount charged due to underwriting charges or rider premiums.
      • If the person assured, irrespective of whether he/she sane or insane, commits suicide within 12 months of policy revival, an amount that is higher of 80% of the premiums paid or the surrender value is payable. This again doesn’t take into account any extra amount charged by the underwriter for any reasons.
    • Rebates in LIC Bima Diamond Insurance Policy:

    The Bima Diamond policy offers rebates for those who opt for higher mode and high-risk cover policy.

    Rebate on mode:

    Mode Rebate Percentage
    Monthly and quarterly mode Nil
    Half-yearly mode 1% tabular premium
    Yearly mode 2% tabular premium

    Rebate on higher sum assured:

    Basic Sum Assured Rebate per Rs.1000 Basic S
    Rs.1,00,000 to Rs.1,80,000 Nil
    Rs.2,00,000 to Rs.4,80,000 2.50
    Rs.5,00,000 3.00

    How to apply for a claim under LIC Bima Diamond Plan?

    Applying for a BIMA Diamond plan claim is rather simple. To begin with, the claimant needs to submit the following documents to the insurance company. These documents include:

    • Original policy document
    • Claim forms
    • NEFT details for quick money transfer to the bank account
    • Proof of death of the person insured/proof of title
    • Medical documents for any treatment taken by the person assured before death

    In the case of accidental death, following documents need to be submitted by the claimant:

    • Certified FIR copy
    • Certified police report
    • Postmortem report which lists the cause of death
    • Newspaper cuttings, if the accident is reported
    • Copy of the person insured’s driving license if he/she was driving at the time of accident
    • Sub-divisional magistrate’s final verdict on the cause of death
    • If no police report is filed, statements of eyewitnesses or hospital reports
    • Hospital treatment report

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    GST of 18% is applicable on life insurance effective from the 1st of July, 2017

    LIC Bima Diamond Insurance Plan Reviews

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    • LIC Life Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have purchased the life insurance policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA and i am using it from past 2006 where the tenuity period is for 20 years policy. I have taken the MONEY BACK policy and i got money back for two times. The premium is 560 rupees for 3 months once.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bhubaneshwar
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a term plan policy with LIC. It was taken in the year of 2009. The tenure period is 10 years and almost 9 nine years completed. Every 4 years, I got some maturity amount. It is a money back policy. The policy coverage and benefits are good. For one year, the premium is Rs.2800.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 5 years and it is a money back policy. I get money back after every 4 years in this policy. I pay my premium once in 3 months through online and i am convenient with the payment options. The tenure period for this loan is 20 years.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Benefits should be improved"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Every people trust on LIC, I have money back policy with them. Per month I am paying Rs. 4500 for total tenure of 25 years. As compared to other policy they are not providing proper benefits but still we trust the insurance company because of the reputation. Still need to work on the benefits.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken my money back policy 1 year back. My friend who is working as a LIC agent has referred this policy. I have chosen the payment of Rs. 4460 which is a quarterly payment. They have offered me a sum assured amount of Rs. 3 lakhs and i have to pay the premium for 12 years. I used to make the payment through cash.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have taken the MONEY BACK policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA, the premium i pay on monthly basis for this policy where i have pay my premium for ling term. The maturity period is for 20 years for this life insurance policy.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a person whom i contact, he is employee of LIC. If i have any doubts, i will clarify with him. I purchased the money back policy in 2000. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 21000 annually. I have chosen the annual payment mode. Total tenure period of the policy 20 years and 5 years is a lockin period. This is tax benefitable policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Nov 01, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Best Policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took this Life insurance Money back policy from Lic insurance company mainly , Its been always safer side as this insurance company belongs to govt . I make the payment through online banking where the amounts get auto debited . I have chosen the tenure period of 18 years .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Nov 01, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken the MONEY BACK policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA. I am using it from many years where they have give the money back for 4 years once. It is a good policy to use added on that it gives the self coverage from this policy.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Oct 27, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have purchased the MONEY BACK POLICY with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA from last 14 years. The maturity period is for 20 years it gives the coverage for self. The service is good and also i am getting money back for 5 years once.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , dindigul
      Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have purchased the policy of life insurance with LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA before 3 years because of the brand value. I am holding the money back policy where the premium i am paying for monthly one as 15k. This gives the coverage for me and my spouse.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 15 years and it is a money back policy. I get money back after every 5 years. I pay my premium once in 6 months through direct payment and i am convenient with the payment options. The tenure period for this policy is 20 years.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 13 years and it is a money back policy. The maturity period for this policy is 16 years. I pay my premium once in 3 months through online payments and i am convenient with the payment options. I get money back after every 3 years.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Best Policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took this Life insurance Money back policy from Lic insurance company mainly , Its been always safer side as this insurance company belongs to govt . I make the payment through online banking where the amounts get auto debited . I have chosen good tenure period .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , thane
      Reviewed on Oct 09, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Average policy"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I took this Life insurance Money back policy from Lic insurance company mainly , Its been always safer side as this insurance company belongs to govt . I make the payment through online banking where the amounts get auto debited . I have taken this policy 1992 and i have to pay till 2020 .
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Experience is good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I also have a money back policy with LIC. In this policy I would get a bonus every few years and I would also get my benefit after the maturity term. The premium is paid on a half yearly basis. The payment options are very convenient and I can pay it online.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 22, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good. Can do better"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I also have a life insurance with LIC. The tenure is for twelve years. I have taken a money back policy and every three years I would get my bonus which is a feature in this policy. The premium is normal too. Though there are things which can be done online. I still need to visit the office.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Beneficial policy"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      My father has taken a life insurance from LIC for me. It is a money back policy and the benefits are good and the sum assured is good. I got the benefits by default without having to go behind LIC.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I hold a Money back policy with LIC from last 6-8 years, i get a money back after every 4 years. I pay my premium once in a year by cheque and i am convenient with the payment options. I am happy with the returns and benefits of this policy. The tenure period for this loan is 25 years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 10 years and it is a money back policy. I am happy with the returns and benefits of this policy. I pay my premium once in a year through auto pay. The tenure period for this policy is 20 years.
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      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Sep 06, 2018
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