Child Plans In India – Detailed Overview

If you want to financially secure the future of your child and also finance any major event in his/her life then you must certainly purchase a child insurance plan. It provides both protection and takes care of his/her future needs.
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Parents in India want to secure their child’s future and hence they take a life insurance plans that come along with investment plan. This will serve two purposes. One you can financially secure your child’s future and secondly finance for the major events in your child’s life. It could be for further studies, marriage etc.

Benefits of Child Insurance Plans:

If you take Life Insurance for Kids, you can benefit from the following:

  • Life cover for the child.
  • Build a fund for child’s future needs.
  • You can add riders to the plan.
  • Death benefit and maturity benefits are paid.
  • You can decide the premium amount based on the sum assured and the maturity amount than you choose.
  • Policy term can be taken depending on how old your child is. The policy term can be planned around the time you think that you require extra cash flow.
  • Waiver of premium rider can also be opted.
  • Partial withdrawals are allowed as and when you need to meet your child’s educational requirements or for meeting other related expenses.

Who can take Child Life Insurance?

The policy can be taken by a person who wishes to secure their child’s future. Policy can be even taken if you want to plan for the child’s major events like higher education, marriage etc. In the event you die, you can know that your child’s future is not compromised and that your child will receive the best of the education and a grand wedding that you always dreamed of.

Popular Child Plans by Insurers

Life Insurance for Kids plans offered by various companies are as follows:

  1. LIC Child Career Plan

    Features and Benefits:

    • This plan is designed to meet educational and other needs of your child.
    • Risk cover is provided on the life of your child during the policy term, this can be extended for another 7 years.
    • Survival benefits is paid if the life assured survives the term.
    • You can choose the sum assured, maturity age, policy term, mode of premium payment and the premium waiver benefit.
    • Premiums can be paid yearly, half-yearly, quarterly, or through salary deductions.
    • Premiums can be paid for up to 6 or 5 years.
  2. LIC Jeevan Ankur

    Features and Benefits:

    • Death benefits are paid on death of the assured during the policy term, on death of child when the assured is alive, on death of child or nominee after life assured’s death.
    • Maturity benefit is paid along with loyalty additions irrespective of the survival of the life assured.
    • Loyalty additions are payable on the date of maturity irrespective of the survival of the life assured.
    • You can choose accident benefit rider and critical illness rider.
    • Premiums can be paid on a yearly, half yearly, quarterly or on a monthly basis. The monthly payments are to be made through ECS only.
    • The policy can be revived within 5 years from the date of the first unpaid premium.
    • You can surrender the policy and a guaranteed surrender value is payable on single premium and regular premium policies. Single premium policies will get up to 90% of the premium paid. Regular policies will get up to 30% of the premiums paid.
  3. HDFC Life YoungStar Udaan- Child Plan

    Features and Benefits:

    • Provision to meet academic expenses of your child.
    • Provision for miscellaneous and extracurricular expenses that occur during college or school.
    • Lump sum amount is paid on maturity.
    • Moneyback benefit can be availed.
    • There are two death options that you can choose from. Classic option is when the death benefit is paid and after which the policy will terminate. Classic Waiver option is when the death benefit is paid but the policy will continue and the future premiums are waived.
    • The policy premium payment term is 7, 10 years or policy term minus 5 years.
    • You can choose the policy term as per your child’s future needs.
    • Guaranteed additions are paid during first 5 years of the policy years.
    • Accrued bonuses are payable at maturity.
    • Tax benefits are available under Section 80C and Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

    Read More about HDFC Life Child Plans

  4. Reliance Child Plan

    Features and Benefits:

    • Protect your child’s future.
    • Fund your child’s education.
    • Support your child to set up his own business.
    • Helps you focus on your child’s development.
    • Guaranteed periodic benefits are available.
    • Maturity benefits includes 25% of the sum assured, bonus and non-negative capital guarantee.
    • Life cover is offered for the entire policy term.
    • Tax benefits are available as per the prevailing Tax Laws in India.
  5. Max Life Shiksha Plus Super

    Features and Benefits:

    • The coverage includes Family Income benefit and Funding for future premiums in the event the life insured dies.
    • You can choose the policy term, premium payment term keeping in mind your milestone.
    • You get a choice of 5 funds with different levels of risk.
    • You can make partial withdrawals to meet expenses that are not planned.
    • You have systematic transfer plan and dynamic fund allocation to protect your investment against market fluctuations.
    • In the event the life insured dies, you get a lump sum pay-out, family income benefit and funding of premium benefit.
    • On maturity you will receive a settlement equal to the fund value.
    • Guaranteed loyalty additions are payable.
    • Tax benefits are available as per the prevailing Tax Laws in India.

    Read More about Max Life Child Plans

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Life Insurance for Children Reviews

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  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have Life Insurance policy which was taken direclty through LIC agent.This was a Jeevan Anand policy which is a Maturity benefit policy for the tenure of 20 years .The premium is paid on quarterly basis and there was no difficulties faced so far when availed this policy.I will be paying the premium through the agent.
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    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019
  • LIC
    LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 9 years before. The policy is for 15 years. I am paying premium in the quarterly package the amount of 6 thousands which is nominal. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers myself and children. It is a jeevan anadha policy.
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    , kanchipuram
    Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken my life insurance policy from LIC. It was a Jeevan Umang. Its almost 150 years old which covers for 95% and the people invested in LIC is higher when i compared to others. This policy has two benefits one its a life insurance policy and other is pension covered policy. After 60 of years of age, i will get the pension.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , vellore
    Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Medium"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    One month before I have taken a personal loan so they made to take life insurance with LIC company. On one payment need to do fully. In case if we missed to do payment or for some other reason unable to do from insurance they will claim full amount. Myself applicable for 10 lakhs but taken for 5.5 lakhs.
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    , pondicherry
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA on one year before. I am paying premium in the quarterly package for the amount of 2065 rupees.While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers my mother only.
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    , pondicherry
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy through LIC agent.This is a Money back policy and this tenure is for 25 years,I am paying the premium on monthly basis.I am paying Rs.2168 and paying the premium through online only .I have got the policy documents on time .I am really satisfied with the service so far.
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    , tirupur
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    "Average"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in ICICI PRUDENTIAL on 6 months before. The policy is for 15 years. Now I am paying premium for 25 thousands rupees. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details, however there are some charges applicable.
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    , saharsa
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 1 year before. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium on monthly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers myself. The amount will get auto debit from my account. It is jeevan anadha policy.
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    , saharsa
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA on 8 years before. The policy is for 20 years. It is a jeevan anadha policy. I am paying premium in the yearly package paying for 12 thousands. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers up to myself.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , erode
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Fine Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My friend has suggested me a money back from SBI LIFE. I got the policy 2 years before. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 7000 for every six months. I make the premium through ECS. Just for the savings purpose, i bought this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
    "Fine Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    One of my asked me to join in a Bajaj allianz life insurance policy. This is also money back policy. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 5000 and i have chosen the quarterly payment mode. I bought the policy 8 years back. Once the amount got credited to my account.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    There is no reason for choosing the life insurance policy from LIC. I hold a money back policy because every 5 years, i get the full money back to my account. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 1500 every month. I have no idea about the sum assured amount and the policy has a term of 15 years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • Exide Life Insurance
    "Good term policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have chosen the life insurance policy from Exide because its easy approved term policy which covers Rs. 30 lakhs for any type of death. Its covers for both life and accidental. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 10,200 and i have chosen the yearly payment mode. This policy covers upto 52 years of my age.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , gudivada
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have Life Insurance policy which was directly taken through LIC agent .This policy tenure is for 15 years and i am paying the premium within 6 months .I have got all the details about the insurance policy very clearly through the agent and paying the premium through agent.I am really satisfied with the service so far.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , erode
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I'm getting the complete benefits in LIC. I took the life insurance policy 15 years back. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs.7000 for every six months once. They have offered me a term period of 20 years. I make the premium in their branch by cash.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , sawai madhopur
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA on 5 months back. The policy is for 16 years and the policy name is Jeevan labh. I am paying premium in yearly package for nearly 30 thousands . While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers up to myself. I visit directly to office to do the payment.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , nellore
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Believable policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I bought the life insurance policy from LIC because we all believe in LIC and its undertaken by the Government. I bought the jeevan Anand policy. I am paying the premium amount of Rs. 1599 for every quarter. They are providing the sum assured amount of Rs. 2 lakhs. The policy term is 20 years.
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    , bikaner
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I had taken a life insurance in LIC on 21 years before. The policy is for 15 years. I was paying premium on monthly package for the amount of 800 rupees. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. I closed the policy and settled the amount on time.
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    , tirupur
    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019
  • Shriram Life Life Insurance
    "Need to decrease charges"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in SHRIRAM LIFE on 3 months before. The policy is for 10 years. I am paying premium in the yearly package of 15 thousands. There is some additional charges of 4.5% for GST. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers my whole family.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , dharmapuri
    Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 2 years before. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium in the quarterly package. While getting a policy my dad is an agent has given an information about the policy details. It is a jeevan anadha policy scheme. It covers up to myself.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , mangalore
    Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019
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