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    Life insurance policies are fairly simple when it comes to understanding their features. One of those features is ‘surrender of policy’.

    As simple as purchasing an LIC policy is, the process of surrendering the same is equally effortless. With respect to a term insurance policy, if you put your premium payment on hold, your policy will lapse. However, this is only with regards to the risk cover. There are no additional costs or pitfalls attached to this.

    In case of a traditional life insurance policy like a money back plan, if you choose to discontinue at an early stage, then the insurance company substantially reduces the primary maturity sum amount. As a result, the amount of money received in the form of in-hand returns is also reduced to a great extent.

    Eligibility Criterion to Surrender LIC Policy

    It is typically not recommendable to surrender LIC policy, however, if the need arises one has to bear in mind that the eligibility criterion in this regard is three years. This means that you have to have held the policy for a minimum timeframe of three years before you can surrender it. Once you have surrendered your LIC policy, the insurer will provide you with a portion of money known as ‘accumulated bonus’ along with the premiums that you have paid for that period of time.

    Demerits of Surrendering LIC Policy:

    • The primary reason for investing in a life insurance policy is to secure the financial future of an individual’s family. This reason is defeated when a policyholder surrenders his life insurance policy, as the life cover factor is not available anymore.
    • If a policyholder wants to invest in the same LIC policy a few years later, he/she will have to pay an increased premium amount. This is because the individual’s age has increased and subsequently, the risk too.
    • Depending on the terms and conditions of the LIC policy, the accumulated bonus will be given. Since surrendering a policy is considered equivalent to breaking a contract, the policyholder will receive only a limited portion of money that he/she has paid as premiums.
    • Surrender value is negated completely if the policyholder wishes to surrender his policy before completion of three years.

    Types of Surrenders in a Conventional LIC Policy:

    • Surrender Value: If you are terminating your LIC contract prematurely, you will still be eligible to a portion of money known as surrender value. This amount is usually bigger than guaranteed surrender value and special surrender value.
    • Guaranteed Surrender Value: As the name suggests, this is a portion of money that is payable to the policyholder if he/she volunteers to surrender the LIC policy. Guaranteed surrender value is essentially 30% of the overall premiums that you have paid so far. This, however, excludes the premiums that were paid during the first year of the policy, extra premiums, and the ones paid towards riders (accident rider).
    • Special Surrender Value: If you have paid premiums towards your LIC policy for more than three years, but less than four years, then you will receive 80% of the maturity sum assured as a special surrender value. Moreover, if you have paid your premiums for more than four years, but less than five years, then you will receive 90% of the total maturity sum assured as a special surrender value. A 100% special surrender value is given out if the policyholder has regularly paid the premiums for five years.

    Paid Up Value: What Does it Mean?

    Fundamentally, any policy that has lapsed within three years of purchasing it, and for which premiums have been paid diligently (for three years), is referred to as a paid up policy. The paid up value is essentially a reduced sum assured amount which was originally available when the policy was bought.

    Surrender Value Vs Paid Up Value

    Paid Up Policy Surrendered Policy
    Policyholder does not receive a lump sum amount of money immediately Lump sum amount is immediately available to the policyholder
    On the event of the policyholder’s death or maturity of the policy, the total paid up value is given On the event of maturity of the policy or the life assured’s death, no compensation will be given
    Not eligible for any extra future bonus Not eligible for any extra future bonus

    What are the Important Documents Required for Surrendering LIC Policy?

    The following are the documents that are mandatory for surrendering LIC policy:

    • The policy bond (original document)
    • Physical copy of LIC Policy Surrender Form No.5074
    • Bank account information of the policyholder will be required
    • Proof of identification such as voter’s ID, PAN, or driving license will be required when surrendering LIC policy.

    Approximately five to ten days after the required documents and form have been submitted, the fund will be transferred to the policyholder’s bank account.

    LIC Policy Surrender: What Needs to be Done Reviews

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    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken one life insurance policy with LIC. I am using this service for long time. My relative is agent of lic so he explain me all procedure and i have applied for life insurance from him only and i use to give premium in quarterly bases , i use to pay through on line around 3190 as premium amount they use to charge me.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • Max Life Insurance
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My experience with the MAX LIFE INSURANCE is very good and i am using it from past ten years the maturity period is for 15 years where the premium i pay on monthly basis through the offline. This gives the coverage is for self and i am satisfied with this policy.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have take my life insurance policy from Life insurance corporation of India. The policy cover with all benefits like illness coverage, i use to pay my premium through credit card or debit card, i am happy with the benefit they have provide me i use to pay premium in every 4 quarterly month , i have been holding various different pocily in LIC.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • Max Life Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been holding my Term insurance with Max life insurance, there service they are given me is good, i use to pay premium on yearly bases, and they have charged me up to 21,000 which was nominal for me and the agent had clearly explain about the policy coverage in this insurance, i use to pay premium through off line mode.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have purchased the life insurance policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA where the name of the policy is JEEVAN LAKHSYA and JEEVAN SARAL and i am holding it from past 10 years. The maturity period is for 20 years. The premium i pay on a monthly once where the Coverage is for family.
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      , new delhi
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    • HDFC Life Life Insurance
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been using the HDFC Life Insurance policy for a while. they charge nominal premium for this policy it also offers accidental benefits and I make payment at the branches. so in terms of features and their service it has been a good experience with them. HDFC Life is a recommendable insurance provider.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good pension plan"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      6 months before, i have purchased the pension plan. I pay the premium of Rs. 6000 per annum. Depends on the age eligibility criteria they have given the plan. I pay the premium through the agent for the first time and after that i pay through the online portal. I chosen LIC because of my mother has taken LIC policy. They have given good returns.
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      , vellore
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Okay to have a policy with LIC"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      For my family, i have taken the life insurance policy with LIC. Because of the available agents, i never interacted with customer care. The agent is providing very good information about the policy details. I have choosen the coverage value of Rs. 2 lakhs. 2 months back i have got this policy which is pension plan with a tenure period of 25 years. I have to pay the premium for 15 years. I have chosen the annual payment mode with the premium of Rs. 11000.
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      , vellore
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am holding my life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India, their service is too good, actually my father had applied the life insurance on my behalf the agent had explain him about the policy and the premium amount my father use to manage so it is nominal and my father use to pay premium through agent itself.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Future investment"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken a life insurance policy through an agent many years back. It is a long term policy for 20 years. The policy coverage and the plan benefits are satisfactory. I am paying yearly 8,000 rupees through cheque. The payment mode is convenient. After maturity, I will be getting good return.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have purchased the JEEVAN ANAND policy from the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA where i am holding it from past ten years the tenuity period is for 12 years. The policy is for self and the premium i pay through credit card for 3 months once.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken the life insurance policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA where i am using it from past ten years. The name of the policy is JEEVAN SARAL policy the maturity period is for 15 years and the premium i pay for 6 months once.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • Max Life Insurance
      "Necessary policy for any human being"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken my term insurance with Max Life Insurance. I have opened this life insurance policy 2 months before and chosen the monthly payment mode. I pay the premium of 1190. They are providing the coverage value of Rs. 75 lakhs. They are covering the accidental benefits of 10 lakhs and partial disability benefits. I can able to utilize the policy upto 75 years.
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      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "GOOD SERVICE"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The name of the policy from the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA is JEEVAN ANAND policy that i am using it from past ten years. The premium i pay on a monthly basis as a auto debit option from my account also the process is good. The maturity period is for 20 years where the coverage is for self.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took a life insurance policy with LIC recently before 2 months. It is a Jeevan Slab policy. It was taken for future and tax benefits. They provided a proper service. The policy period is 10 years and the maturity value is more than 6L. The payment mode is cheque and gonna change to ECS. Am paying Rs.6500 quarterly.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken a life insurance with LIC. It is a long term policy. The policy name is JEEVAN JOTHI and the tenure period is 20 years. The policy coverage is 45L and will get benefits as 40% of the premium. I am paying quarterly around Rs.12,500 through cash. The agent is very good and helpful.
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "BAD EXPERINCE"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I am not happy by holding the JEEVAN SARAL Policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA because the service is not good where the documentation changes are not on time. The premium i pay for one thousand rupees where i have taken it on 2001 also the tenuity is for 15 years.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "BAD EXPERINCE"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • Tata AIA Life Insurance
      "Bad service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
    • Future Generali Life Life Insurance
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance with Future Generali. It was taken by my Father and not sure about the policy benefits. It is a long term policy. I am paying between 12K to 13K yearly. I pay the premium by cheque. It was taken in 2016. I do get sms and emails for due date.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018
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