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Postal Life Insurance for Central Government Employees

Postal Life Insurance is one of the oldest insurers in India and provides various welfare schemes to people working as public servants for the Central Government. There are various types of schemes which one can avail based on his/her requirements.
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The Postal Life Insurance provided today dates back to 1884 when it was first established. This life insurance scheme is tailored for employees of the government and helps secure their family’s future financially in case of their unfortunate demise or pays a lump sum upon reaching maturity. The eligible policyholders are central government employees, defence personnel, employees of RBI, employees of State Government and local bodies including cooperative societies, nationalized banks and deemed universities.

The postal Life insurance is one of the many benefits of being a government or semi-government employee. These insurance policies are guaranteed by the government of India and offer low premiums with high bonuses. Even employees who have resigned or retired from their post can continue enjoying the benefits and cover of the policy by continuing to make timely premium payments at the nearest post office.

The postal life insurance also offers great convenience when it comes to paying premiums. Premiums can be paid via a deposit at the post office, through cheque or even through automatic salary deduction. The life insurance policies also offer each policyholder the option of covering up to 2 children. Though the premiums are slightly higher on the children’s policies, it covers both parents and children.

The postal life insurance policy allows for 2 revivals before becoming void. Policies that are in effect for 3 years or lesser have a 6 month revival period and policies that have been in effect for over 3 years have a 12 month revival period. If the policyholder is unable to make a monthly premium payment, they can do so in the subsequent month but will be fined RS 1 for every RS 100 assured.

Postal life insurance policies available for employees of the central government or any other semi-governmental body:

  1. Whole Life Assurance: The Whole Life Assurance policy has a minimum entry age of 18 years with a maximum entry age of 55 years and pays out assured sum with accrued bonuses to the policyholder on maturity or the nominee or legal heir upon death of the policyholder. The minimum sum assured is RS 20,000 with the maximum being RS 50 Lakhs. If the policy has been in effect for over a year and if the policyholder has not attained the age of 57 years yet, the policy can be converted into an endowment policy. The policy allows for loans to be taken out however, if a loan is taken out before completion of 5 years, the policy is not eligible for any bonuses.
  2. Endowment Assurance: Similar to the whole life assurance, in this policy, the policyholder is given an assurance that they will be paid a benefit of the Sum Assured and accrued bonus upon the policy attaining the maturity period. A death benefit equal to the sum assured plus any accrued bonuses are paid to the nominee and the policy allows for loans after completion of 3 years but any loans taken before 5 years will void any bonus to be accrued. This policy also has a minimum entry age of 18 years and maximum entry age of 55 years.
  3. Convertible Whole Life Assurance: This policy, upon the completion of 5 policy years, can be converted into an Endowment plan provided that the age of the policyholder at the time of conversion does not exceed 55 years of age. If the policy remains unconverted after the completion of 6 policy years, it is treated as a Whole Life Assurance Plan. The policy attains a surrender value along with the provision of acquiring a loan after the completion of 3 policy years
  4. Anticipated Endowment Assurance: This policy is a money back policy designed for those policyholders looking for periodic returns. The policy offers 2 terms, 15 years and 20 years. If the 15 year policy term is chosen, the benefits are paid out in the following format; 20% of the benefits paid in 6 years, 20% paid in 9 years, 20% paid in 12 years and the remaining 40% along with accrued bonuses are paid at the end of 15 years. If the 20 year policy term is chosen, the benefits are paid out in the following format; 20% pad out in 8 years, 20% paid out in 12 years, 20% paid out in 16 years and the remaining 40% with accrued bonuses are paid out at the end of the 20th In the event of death of the policyholder, the nominee will not receive periodic payments but receive the sum assured with accrued bonuses as a lump sum
  5. Joint Life Assurance: If one of the spouses are eligible for a Postal Life Insurance policy, then the joint life assurance policy can be taken out by the eligible spouse which covers both the spouses with sum assured and accrued bonuses with only one premium having to be paid.

All the above schemes have a minimum sum assured of RS 20,000 and a maximum sum assured of RS 50 Lakhs and require compulsory medical examinations. For those policies that do not require a medical examination, the maximum sum assured is RS 1 Lakh

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  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My friend has recommended me about the life insurance policy from SBI LIFE. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 13,500 in a every quarter. I don't remember aboutsum assured value. The amount is automatically deducted through ECS. Its a money back policy.
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    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
  • LIC
    LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in on 8 years before. The policy is for 30 years. I am paying premium in the yearly package the amount of 36 thousands which is nominal. The total coverage is 15 lakhs. Policy name as Jeevan anadha policy. Charges are applicable and it is nominal.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good and believable company to take the policy"
    0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
    LIC is a good and very old company so that we believe on the policy holders and all my family members are using LIC so i have taken the life insurance policy with them. Terms and conditions are good in money back policy so i purchased it. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 13000 per year. I make my premium by cheque through the agent.
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    , asansol
    Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken one life insurance policy with Life insurance corporation of India on 6 months before, the agent had clearly explain me about the plan benefits and policy is jeevan santhi, the premium amount i use to pay on monthly basis, so i use to pay the premium amount through an online.
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    , coimbatore
    Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Below Average"
    0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
    I have taken a 4life insurance with LIC and doing the premium of around 12,000rupees per annum through online and ECS. Their customer service needs an improvement. They are not good in the benefits. The tenure is 10 and 15years. It was taken for tax and future benefits.
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have started life policy in HDFC LIFE 2years ago, am paying premium of 43K per year and the tenure is 15years. I did not remember the policy name. Am getting the statements within 5mins through my email address when I make the payment through online.
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    , kochi
    Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Security based policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My life has been insured with Life Insurance Corporation of India. For the security purpose, i have chosen them. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 14000 on a half yearly basis. I'm satisfied with the sum assured amount provided by them. I make the payment through online.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Endowment won't give cash benefits."
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Earlier i have done the policy from LIC without any reason. I have a endowment plan. I'm paying the premium amount of Rs, 60000 per annum. I'm satisfied with the sum assured amount. Total term period of the policy is 18 years. Its a tax benefits policy.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have 3policies with LIC because its convenient and one of my friend referred me to LIC so have purchased these policies. I never contacted the customer service and the policies not matured yet. They have well explained the terms and conditions, maturity amount before taking the policy.
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    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have Life Insurance policy which was taken through LIC agent.This was a Money Back policy and it was taken on the year of 2005 ,I am paying the premium on quarterly basis,I am paying the premium through branch ,I have got all the required details about the policy very clearly and there was no difficulties faced so far ,I have got the policy documents on time .
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I am having 4policies with LIC which is Money back and endowment policy. I am doing periodic payment, the total sum assured is 30L. The premium is deducted from my salary, around 9K. The maturity benefits are very good. The tenure is around from 20 to 23 years. It was taken for both future savings and tax benefits.
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    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have too many of policies with LIC and its good. The benefits are good and well explained by the agent. The payment mode is ECS and am getting the statements and notification through SMS. Even the agent is doing good support and the plan was taken for future savings purpose.
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance on HDFC LIFE on 5 months before only. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium on monthly package the amount which is nominal. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. My father has taken an insurance for me. Use to do payment through an online. It covers up to myself only.
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    , amritsar
    Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy direclty through LIC agent .I have got all the information abotu the policy very clearly through the agent.This policy is fo the tenure of 25 years and need t pay the premium once in 3 months .I am paying the premium through cheque it will be given to the agent .
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    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have availed Life Insurance policy through LIC agent only.This was a Jeevan Saral Policy and the tenure is for 15 years.This was a Money Back policy and the premium is paid on ome time only and it was less .I have got my policy documents on time and got all the relevant details about the policy very clearly through the agent .
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    , jalandhar
    Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken Life Insurace policy trough LIC agent direclty .Ths was a Money Back policy for the tenure of 20 years .I am paying the premium through online .Premium is very nominal and got all the relevant details about the policy very clearly through the agent I am paying the premium on yearly basis.
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    , mainpuri
    Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019
  • 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 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.
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    , 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
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