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    Among the many things we know about life, its unpredictability is decidedly one of the most important quality one must never forget. While one moment you may be the happiest you can every dream to be, the very next moment can bring unimaginable sadness as well. One can never know or predict what happens next. And this unpredictability is the very reason why life insurance has even been invented.

    While it may seem like a rather depressing thing to do, but seldom do people give a thought about when they may no longer be around. What happens to their family? Who will support the family’s expenses? Who will pay for the children’s education or upbringing? Who will take care of household expenses? This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to securing your family’s future, and especially important for individuals who are the sole income earners in their immediate household and support dependents like a spouse, children, or aged parents. In the unfortunate event of death of a family’s income earner, not only is there intense emotional grief to deal with, due to the loss of a loved one, but also impending financial turmoil, following the loss of income.

    While it may not drive away the emotional grief, but life insurance can, to a large extent, help the aggrieved family take care of their financial needs at such a testing time. With a life insurance policy, you can secure not only your family’s future, but also help safeguard your business during difficult times. Here are some reasons which highlight the importance of life insurance.

    Importance of Life Insurance

    To pay off debts

    Most people, during their early professional life, end up taking loans to fulfil various needs like purchasing a house, or a car. Some end up taking a personal loan to finance their child’s wedding, or even repay multiple debts. However, in case you happen to pass away suddenly, the burden of all these loans and debts falls directly on your dependent family members. Even if your spouse is employed, the financial burden of paying off these loans falls directly on them. With a life insurance policy, this is one worry less to be worried about as the sum assured from the life insurance policy can help the family take care of such liabilities, without compromising their needs.

    To take care of your family’s needs

    The primary purpose of life insurance is helping your loved ones take care of their needs, especially at a time when you may no longer be around to provide for them. A dependent spouse, children, or aged parents will continue to be dependent on your income, and leftover savings even after your demise. However, with the loss of regular income, it can be difficult to take care of all expenses, and families often have to compromise on their lifestyle to ensure that essential needs can be taken care of. That’s where life insurance steps in, to help the family take care of their needs like children’s education, as income replacement, to create further savings or investments, and to provide much needed financial stability to the family members.

    Insurance for your business

    The purpose of life insurance is not just to safeguard the financial future of your loved ones, but also your business concerns. There are life insurance policies specially designed for business owners where the surviving business partner to acquire their deceased partner’s share of the enterprise, while the benefit sum assured pay-out is provided to the deceased’s nominee.

    To take care of short & long-term future requirements

    Depending on the policy you have chosen, and the payout option, the right life insurance policy can be crucial in helping your loved ones take care of their short term, and long term needs. Short term needs may include immediate expenses such as loans, or liabilities, which need to be repaid quickly. Over the longer term, the family would require funds to take care of the children’s education, to invest, or save for the future, to take care of recurring household expenses, etc. Certain insurance policies also come with built-in investment components which allow for investments in a variety of funds, as chosen by the policyholder. Some policies also have combination payouts where a part of the sum assured is provided immediately after death, as lump sum. The remainder is provided over a specified future period in fixed instalments and acts as income replacement.

    For mental peace

    Having mental peace is very important to leading a worry free life. With life insurance, that is exactly what you get. You no longer have to worry about what happens to your family’s financial well-being if you are not around. Given that tragedy can strike at any time, having a life insurance policy will at least give you peace of mind that your loved ones are provided for.

    To save on tax

    Besides providing protection, the other major reason people buy insurance is to save on tax. As per the current provisions of Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961, policyholders can avail tax benefits of up to Rs.1.5 lakh on life insurance premiums. Also, the proceeds received under the death/maturity benefit are also tax free under Section 10 (D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

    These are just some of the many reasons that make life insurance an absolute necessity, especially for someone who is the sole earning member in their household. If your family’s future is dear to you, then you must not delay purchasing a life insurance policy, after due consideration of your needs.

    Some Crucial Reasons Why Life Insurance Is Important 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , 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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