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Importance of Term Insurance For Parents

If you are a parent, it is extremely important for you to get a term insurance policy as you have the responsibility of providing for your child. Term covers provide coverage for financial securities arising out of the death of the primary earner.
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The birth of a child, though a very joyous occasion, ushers a new set of duties and responsibilities for the new parents. Besides their moral responsibility towards proper upbringing, parents are also vested with the financial responsibility of providing for their child. When it comes to children, raising them can be an expensive affair, especially given the cost of tuition fees in schools, their lifestyle expenses, wedding expenses, etc. Regardless of whether one or both parents are income earners, having a term insurance plan is an absolute must to ensure the best future for the child, especially if one or both parents happen to suddenly pass away.

Speaking of term insurance, it is undoubtedly the most popular type of life insurance available in the market. Its popularity rests on a number of reasons, such as easy affordability, and the high degree of cover it provides. A term plan typically provides cover for a fixed amount of sum assured for a fixed time period, at nominal premiums. In case of the death of the policyholder, the nominee gets the sum assured benefit amount, which can help them take care of future needs, which includes children’s upbringing expenses.

Benefits of Term Insurance

  • Tax benefits – Investing in a term plan is also accompanied by attractive tax benefits. Policyholders can avail tax benefits on the premiums they pay towards the policy up to a limit of Rs.1,50,000. Nominees can also avail tax benefits on the sum assured which they receive under the policy as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • Affordable premiums - It is a commonly known fact that term plans are one of the cheapest forms of insurance. Also, if purchased at a young age, they can be even cheaper. This is simply because, the earlier you buy the plan, the cheaper you can get it for, considering the lower risk that is associated with young age.
  • Get it online – Purchasing your term insurance plan online will afford you many benefits. You can get the same plan at lower premiums, manage your policy easily, pay your premiums online, renew your policy online, and access to the policy document anytime.
  • Flexible premium payment – When it comes to premium payment, policyholders usually have multiple options that they can choose from, depending on their financial capability, and convenience. Insurers usually allow premium payment in a variety of modes such as single-time payment, or in regular instalments (monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly.
  • High amount of cover – Term plans are popular for providing a high amount of cover to your loved ones, at very reasonable premiums.

Guide To Purchasing Term Insurance

  • Evaluate your family’s requirement and your financial situation before deciding on the policy coverage amount.
  • When deciding coverage, the most recommended rule is to have a sum insured that is 15x to 20x of your yearly income.
  • Before you purchase a plan, go online and compare different plan to decide which one offers the best all-round deal.
  • Consider purchasing a plan which also offers add-on riders that you can buy to enhance the plan’s coverage.
  • Most importantly, make sure your nominee knows that you have purchased a term plan.
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Importance of Term Insurance For Parents Reviews

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  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have used for 12 years, i have used the MONEY BACK i have received the amount for 4 years once. The maturity period is for 12 years and it gives the policy coverage is for self. The sum assured given with the policy was good. The customer support is good.
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
  • LIC
    LIC Life Insurance
    "Life secure policy"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    Since its long time term policy. If anything happens the policy covers for life and family will get secured. Last 6 years before, I took this policy. LIC is a government company and they are trustable hence I have purchased the policy with them. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 26026 for every six months. Iâ??m satisfied with the sum assured amount.
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Good for family protection"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have term plan with HDFC life, I have chosen the sum assured of Rs. 75 lakhs it has the duration of 50 years, life cover is upto 75 years. I make the premium around Rs. 800 per month, it has tax cover, critical illness, waiver on premium at disability. Cancer and Heart attack cover is also there.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    The reason for getting the policy is because it has provided with the good service. I am using the plan from last more than 20 years. The maturity period is for 30 years and the coverage is for self. The premium paying for yearly once as 12K with the policy.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
  • DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance
    "AVERAGE"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have got the policy along with the home loan taken the DHFL. The maturity period is for 15 years where 10 years i have to pay for yearly once of 25K. It is a TERM PLAN, the documentation process was done and i have received the hard copy too of the policy.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I am holding the JEEVAN ANAND plan with LIC where i am using from last 11 years, the reason for taking the policy is it is good. The maturity period of the policy is for 25 years, the premium paying for monthly once. The coverage is for self with the policy.
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 10 years before. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium in the quarterly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details and provided hard copy documents on time. I use to do payment by providing a cheque to an agent.
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Need to improive their service"
    0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
    I have taken a term insurance in SBI LIFE on 3 years before.The policy is money back for 10 years. I am paying premium in the yearly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details and delay to provide the documents. At an initial they have told to pay only for 3 times but later it for 7 years.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC before 4 years ago. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium in the yearly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details and provided hard copy documents on time. I use to pay the amount to an agent.
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    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Better"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have multiple policy with LIC and am just paying the policy, not availed the benefits. I pay online and never contacted the customer support. I am paying yearly 1.5L and the payment mode is easy. I took this policies for future savings and tax benefits.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 2 years before. The policy is for 15 years.I am paying premium in the quarterly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details and received a hard copy documents on time. Use to do payments by visiting directly to office.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Trust Worthy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I pay Rs. 50,000 per annum for multiple policies and it has different tenure period and all has tax saving coverage. Even the sum assured is get vary according to the payment which we pay. The agents are professional, I would like to recommended these policies to all.
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    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    At the time of my invest, LIC was a best company. I have chosen the policy 10 years back. I am paying the premium amount of Rs. 10,718 for the term period of 20 years. I select the annual payment mode. I will get a sum assured amount of Rs. 2 lakhs.
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    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Life Insurance Corporation of India have given me a good amount money when it is paid back. I have invested a money of Rs. 1 lakhs and i have received Rs. 1.73 lakhs after 16 years with a maturity. I make the premium through my account as a Standing instructions.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I am using the accidental policy where using from last 8months with HDFC LIFE. The premium paying was monthly once with the insurance policy. The benefits with the policy is good but i have not received the hard copy, coverage is for 20L.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I am using the JEEVAN ANAND plan since from last 12 years with LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA the maturity period is for 20 years with the insurance policy. The premium paying was yearly once, it gives the policy coverage for self.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a Pradan Mantri Plan from SBI Life when it was launched. I am paying 300 rupees annually for myself and my wife. I think, if accidental death is happened then the benefits can be claimed. I have enabled auto debit option for the payment.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I took a money back policy with Bajaj Allianz and the policy period is 16 years. It was recommended by one of my colleague. I have received the insurance copy and the payment mode is easy. It was taken for future savings because I am blessed with 2 daughters.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken 3policies with LIC, all are endowment policies. LIC is a trusted company and they are reliable in India so have interested to take a policy. I am happy with the benefits. I need to pay the premium for 21 years. Previously I made cash payment and now its convenient to pay online.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Okay Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    No reason for choosing my insurance policy from HDFC. For income tax returns i bought the policy. I'm paying the premium upto 7 years and after 10 years i will get the returns to my account. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 12148 which is a annual payment. The premium is auto deducted from my account
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , thane
    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019
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