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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
      "Satisfactory"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have taken another policy with LIC. It is a Jeevan Saral policy. The premium is normal. The sum assured and the policy benefits are good. I would get the benefits of this policy after the retirement. It has been a very good experience till date.
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      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good in benefits"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have also taken a endowment policy from LIC. The policy benefits are good. The sum assured is also good. The benefits was also provided to me immediately. It has been a good experience and it is secure to get the policies from this company. Good overall.
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      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Sep 18, 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.
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      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018
    • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
      "Not paying back maturity amount"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      My policy (0002439625) has matured on July 2018, now three months over Bajaj Allianz has not paid my maturity amount back. Each time I contact them getting silly reason to avoid to pay back my maturity amount. The first reason was they despatch a cheque aready. After one moth they changed ask me my bank account details, I have submitted 5 times but the same is not updated their system. Now they are telling the clarity of the document is not clear. Any of the above cases Bajaj Allianz has not contacted me to inform this. Each time I have called them and ask about my maturity amount.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
    • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
      "Worst Policy Provider. Dont Trust them"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      one of the unethical and non trusted brand. don't go with icici policy there are lots of hidden clause which these guys hide from you. please avoid going for icici pru policy. I have avail policy in month of January they have hide lots of bad things about policy.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
    • Future Generali Life Life Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a life insurance policy with the Future Genrali. I am paying a premium of 12000 per year. Their hasn't been any issues with the policy. The policy is a normal life insurance with out any commendable benefits. They need to improve their customer support services.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • Kotak Life Life Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a life insurance policy with the Kotak, I am paying a premium of 11000 , they need to work on their promises while purchasing the policy. I am just paying the premium with out any benefits or a proper support. When it comes to serving customers they're all hesitant.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • Max Life Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a life insurance policy with the Max Life. I am paying a premium of 35K per year, they all provide massive offerings in order to convince the customers but once the customer has taken the policy; the service part becomes pathetic. They need to be more helpful and beneficial form the customer point of view.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • Birla Sun Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance policy with Birla Sun Life from last 10-12 years and it is a long term policy. I pay a premium of Rs 6000 once in 6 months and i am convenient with the payment options. The tenure period for this insurance policy is 20 years.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My life is insured with LIC from last 12 years and it is s long term policy. The name of the policy is Jeevan anand and the tenure period for this policy. I pay my premium once in 3 months through net banking and the maturity period for this policy is 16 years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • Aviva Life Insurance
      "Best policy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a life insurance policy with AVIVA life from last 6 years, i am happy with the coverage value of this policy. It covers critical illness as well as it has a cashless treatment. A premium of Rs 4500 has to be paid for this policy and i pay it through net banking.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 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
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 1 year and it is a long term policy. I am happy with the returns and benefits of this policy. I pay my premium once in 3 months through net banking and i am convenient with the payment options. The maturity period for this policy is 15 years
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Policy"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 4 years and it is a long term policy. I am satisfied with the coverage and returns of this insurance policy. I pay my premium on yearly basis and the payment mode is Auto debit. The tenure period for this policy is 15 years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've two life insurance policies with the LIC, I'm paying a premium of 40000 for the two policies. I am making the premium payments online. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've two life insurance policies with the LIC, I'm paying a premium of 40000 for the two policies. I am making the premium payments online. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • SBI Life Life Insurance
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a life insurance policy with the SBI Life. I am applying a low premium, So far it has been a hassle free experience with the policy. I am just paying the premium. The premium is comparatively low.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , udaipur
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've a life insurance policy with the ICICI Prudential Insurance for a while. Their services are good. I am paying the premium regularly. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services so far.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018
    • Max Life Insurance
      "Good services overall"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Max Life Insurance was pretty quick in the response for the term plan. The plan riders come up with good set of critical illness. The insurance procedure was quiet well described and executed. Just wish to add one point for the medical test center guys, please try to maintain cleanliness of the instruments because it will help in creating a hygienic impression of the process.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018
    • LIC Life Insurance
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've a life insurance policy with the LIC. I am paying a premium of 3100 quarterly, I am making payments online. The offers flexibility of loans and their services are friendly.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018
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