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People often purchase LIC policies without understanding the terms and conditions wholly. This, in turn, results in surrender of the LIC policy before maturity, thereby substantially reducing the amount that one receives, known as surrender value.

Policyholders often surrender their policies, primarily because they are not satisfied with the features and benefits. However, there are certain rules surrounding this concept. A policyholder will only be able to surrender his/her policy after having paid the premiums diligently for 3 years. Upon surrendering the policy, LIC provides a certain portion of money to the policyholder. This amount of money is known as surrender value. Surrender of a policy is not considered to be a suitable option as the surrender value is always proportionately low.

What are the Implications of LIC Policy Surrender?

Following are some of the ways in which a policyholder gets affected if he/she decided to surrender his/her LIC policy:

  • Since the contract between the insurer and the insured is revoked, the life cover component will not exist after the policyholder has surrendered his/her policy. Therefore, any benefits that were previously accessible will cease to be valid.
  • There are multiple tax benefits that one can leverage for a life insurance policy under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. These benefits, too, will be revoked as surrender means a closure of the existing contract. Tax benefits for traditional life insurance policies are revoked if the policy ceases to exist/is surrendered within two years of the commencement date whereas for ULIPs, this period of time is extended to five years.

Types of Surrenders in LIC Policy:

Typically, there are two types of surrenders available in this scenario:

  • Special Surrender Value:

If the policyholder has paid his/her premiums regularly for more than 3 years, but less than 4 years, 80% of the total maturity sum assured amount is provided by LIC to the policyholder. If the policyholder has paid his/her premiums regularly for more than 4 years, but less than 5 years, 90% of the total maturity sum assured amount is provided by LIC. The policyholder receives 100% of the maturity sum assured if he/she has diligently paid premiums for more than 5 years.

  • Guaranteed Surrender Value:

A policyholder can surrender his/her policy only after the completion of 3 years, i.e. the policy has to have been in force for a period of 3 years, at least. The surrender value provided by LIC is essentially 30% of the premiums that have been paid so far. However, this will exclude premiums that were paid during the first year of the policy, and premiums paid towards accident benefit/term rider.

LIC’s Take on Surrender of Policies:

The Corporation typically pays the special surrender value to any policyholder who wishes to surrender his/her policy after a period of 3 years. The special surrender value, however, is wholly dependent on the time span for which the premiums have been paid and the duration of the policy on the surrender date.

Mandatory Documents for Policy Surrender:

Policyholder will be required to carry the following documents during the time of surrender of policy:

  • Policy bond - the original copy
  • Printout of LIC policy surrender form No.5074
  • A cancelled cheque from the policyholder’s bank
  • Policyholder will be required to utilise the LIC NEFT form, if above-mentioned form No.5074 is not being used
  • Proof of identification like Aadhaar card needs to be carried along

LIC usually reviews the terms and conditions surrounding surrender value based on factors such as experience, economic environment, and so on.

Surrender LIC Policy Reviews

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  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    "Excellent service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have been using my term insurance with ICICI bank,the agent had clearly explain me about the policy and benefit coverage, and i use to pay premium amount on monthly basis.they have charged me premium nominal,they have charged me up to 712 on monthly.and my premium amount use to get auto debited from my account.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have been taken my Life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India, the agent had clearly explain me about the policy coverage and benefits,i have been holding two policy one is on monthly basis and one is for yearly basis,there premium amount they have charged me was nominal.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    Purchased my life insurance policy in the year of 2001. Since my brother in law working as a agent, i have selected the Life Insurance Corporation of India for my insurance policy. I paid the premium amount of Rs. 2500 for half yearly. I make the premium through online.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Not recommendable policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken the life insurance policy from Life insurance corporation of India. I'm making the premium through online. Most of the policy got matured and I'm not satisfied with the returns. I have purchased policy in 1995. I have selected the quarterly payment mode.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Very Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I had taken this Jeevan Anand insurance policy almost seven years back and i am paying the premium half yearly. The premium amount was around 8944 which was not too high. The payment method has been simple and has been done easily. It is a good policy and suggestible to others.
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    , new delhi
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My Life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India had got completed, for 15 years, i was been paying this premium amount, the premium amount was on half yearly basis, and now i am waiting for the money to get, there service was good, they have charged me nominal premium amount.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Excellent service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have applied my life insurance with HDFC LIFE, there agent was good, they have explained me clearly about the policy benefit, and there coverage, and the premium amount they have charged me was nominal, it was on yearly basis , and i use to pay premium through on line.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • Tata AIA Life Insurance
    "Go for term insurance for the family future safety"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken my term insurance policy from TATA AIG. This a a terms with returns policy. TATA AIG is providing a less premium with the sum assured amount of Rs. 1 Crore. I used to make the premium amount of Rs. 18000 per annum. I took the policy 1 month before. I have done the documentation process by online.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good to have"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    My endowment policy was taken from LIC because of the trust and secure. In 2000, i have purchased this policy. I used to make the payment through online. One of my friend has recommended me about this policy. I have visited the branch many times and they are providing average service to the customer.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , indore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good to have"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have purchased a endowment plan from LIC. Bought my endowment plan in 2003. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 4000 per annum. I will get a sum assured amount of Rs. 1 lakhs. Total tenure period of the policy is 15 years. This is a tax benefit policy.
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    , indore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good to have"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have invested a money back policy from Life insurance Corporation of India. I took this policy in the year of 2003. Total tenure period of the policy is 20 years. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 100000 per annum. Three times i have received a money back in my account. I have not faced any issue in this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , indore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    My life insurance policy was bought from ICICI Prudential. The plan name is money growth. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 250000 per annum. I have selected the annual mode. I used to make the premium through online. I will get a sum assured amount of Rs. 25 lakhs. Total tenure period the policy is 10 years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , indore
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My life insurance i have dealing with Life insurance corporation of India,the agent clearly explain about the policy , coverage ,they have send me hard copy, i pay premium on quarterly basis,they have charged me up to 2500-2400 approx, which was nominal, i pay off line via cheque.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019
  • Tata AIA Life Insurance
    "Excellent Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have purchased a term insurance policy from TATA AIA. I opened this policy before 4 months. The claim ratio was 97% hence i have selected them. The premium amount is very less. I've chosen the coverage value of Rs. 50 lakhs. I make the premium by cheque.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , vapi
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Bad return value in this policy"
    0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
    I hold a investment policy from HDFC LIFE. Friend has told me about this policy. They are not providing a good service to the customer. I took this policy in 2016. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 25000 per annum and the sum assured amount is Rs. 2.40 lakhs. This is a tax benefitable policy.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , vapi
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • Kotak Life Life Insurance
    "Good benefits"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I took my life insurance policy from Kotak Mahindra before 6years. It is a long term policy. I pay the premium through online, approx 20K per annum. I am happy with the benefits and their service. I got insurance paper. I need to pay for 15 years.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Satisfactory"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I am having a personal life insurance policy for the myself and my wife. All services are good and am fine mostly doing online payment. The tenure period is 15 years. I got an agent, he helps me out. It has good benefits. The premium was paid yearly through online.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have been using life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India,the agent had clearly explain the policy and the benefit coverage ,and the premium i pay is according to my convenient,like it is flexible option available,like whenever i want i can pay ,but i pay in monthly basis every time,the premium amount i use to pay up to 2000 in an monthly basis,it is nominal.
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    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Good for investment"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    HDFC Life is best as per my experience, their claim ratio is good. They are providing terminal premium for the critical illness, disability cover. I took the policy cover for Rs. 10 lakhs, I make the premium of Rs. 30,000 on quarterly basis it has term of 10 years. They do have life cover for certain demise.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have been using life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India, i have been holding three policy , the agent had clearly explain me account the policy benefit,and there coverage,the premium amount i use to pay on yearly basis,which they have charged me was nominal,and i use to get deducted from my account.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , thane
    Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
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