What Causes Of Demise Are Not Covered Under a Term Plan

Life insurance provides coverage against different kinds of deaths. However, not all deaths are covered by life insurance policies. When you are buying a new life insurance policy, you must be aware of these exclusions that are not covered.
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One of the purest forms of life insurance is a term insurance plan. These plans have been around for a long time, and are among one of the most popular choice for millions of individuals looking to get life insurance to protect their loved ones. Term insurance plans are characterized by certain features which are almost uniformly seen in most term plans. These include offering a high amount of sum assured cover, affordable premiums, fixed policy period ranging from 5 to 30 years, and provision of a death benefit which is provided when the policyholder passes away before the end of the policy term.

When it comes to insurance, many people still view it as an investment, which may not be the correct way of approaching the product. A term insurance plan is not an investment, but a tool to ensure your family’s financial stability, if you happen to pass away suddenly. It is only an investment towards your own peace of mind that you get knowing that your loved ones will be provided for if something were to happen to you.

Speaking on the topic of coverage that is provided by a term insurance plan, there are certain causes of demise which are covered, and some which aren’t covered. Listed below are some of the causes of death which may not be covered under a term insurance policy, and for which, a claim may not be approved by the insurer. This is not an exhaustive list, and may differ from insurer to insurer, as well as the terms and conditions of your policy.

  • If you have not fully disclosed all facts pertaining to what has been asked on your insurance proposal.
  • If death has been caused due to a disability or a critical illness that is not covered under the policy.
  • If the beneficiary is under 18 years of age or a minor. In this case, the sum insured benefit is usually paid out to the minor’s guardian or a trustee appointed by the insured.
  • In case there is a difference in nominee details in your insurance policy, and your will. The sum insured will be paid out to the beneficiary named in the policy.
  • If you survive your policy term, no payout will be made.
  • If the insured policyholder commits suicide. Usually, in case of death due to suicide, there is a contestability period that is applicable. If the suicide has taken place after this period, the policy may honour the claim. However, this is subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.
  • If the policyholder has been killed while they were in a country that is out of the scope of the policy’s coverage.
  • If the policyholder is killed during any war or war-like activity.
  • Most policies will not provide cover for high-risk or extreme sports activities like sky-diving, bungee jumping, etc. Death due to participation in a restricted activity will result in a loss of claim.
  • The policy will definitely not provide cover if it has lapsed due to non-payment of premiums, even beyond the revival period.

Life insurance is an agreement between the insurer and the insured, on the principle of utmost good faith. When taking a life insurance policy, it is important for the insured to find out every last detail pertaining to the exclusions under the policy they are looking to purchase, so as to avoid having a claim rejected. It is also the duty of the insurer to inform the buyer about the same, so as to help them understand the exact coverage they will be getting under the plan they are looking to purchase.

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  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on five years before. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium in the quarterly package the amount which is nominal for me. While getting a policy the agent has given an information about the policy details.
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    , ranchi
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  • LIC
    LIC Life Insurance
    "Good "
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    On 10 years before, I took life insurance policy for my spouse in LIC with tenure period of 15 years. Since its money back policy, 5 years once I got amount of 5K which I have received for twice . I use to pay premium on quarterly basis of the amount of 3087 rupees which is nominal. The agent has given an information about the policy details and provided hard copy of documents on time.
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    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 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. Tenure period of 15 years. I am paying premium on half yearly package the amount of 6490 rupees which is nominal. The agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers myself and the policy name is Jeevan Anand.
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    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Moderate service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy directly through LIC agent .This was a maturity benefit policy for the tenure of 21 years.I am paying the premium on monthly basis .I am paying the premium through online .This policy is still alive and all the details about the policy was clearly explained by the agent.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Worst Life Insurance Company Ever"
    0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
    HDFC Life is one of the worst companies you would want to take your life insurance from. I am writing this review with my personal experience + experiences of some other users who purchased the policy. They are running a scam where about 1 yr after issuing your policy, they automatically cancel it, citing "non disclosure of pre-existing illness" as the reason. The same thing happend with me and many others. I have no such reported illness of any kind. And even if I had, why was the policy issued in the first place? Upon my request to provide an explanation or more detail about this 'illness', no respone was given to me, neither by HDFCLife nor by Policybazaar, through which I had purchased this policy. I was cheated of my one-year premium amount and my policy was lapsed. If you are at all serious about preserving your mental and financial well-being, do not go anywhere near any of these two companies. They are the biggest fraud in the life insurance market.
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    , jaipur
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy directly through LIC agent .This was a maturity benefit policy for the tenure of 15 years .This policy is still alive and got all the relevant details about the policy through the agent .The policy documents was shared on time .I am comfortable with the service.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy which was taken through LIC agent.This was an endowement policy and paying the premium on yearly basis .The policy tenure is for 15 years and paying the premium through the agent .This policy is still active and i am comfortable with the service .
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
    "budget Plans"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Bajaj Allianz life insurance is very flexible. I have taken a policy. The Premium was given as per my budget. Plans and benefits are great, If anyone wants to go a life insurance my first suggestion will be Bajaj Allianz life insurance. Thanks
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I took my life insurance policy from LIC around 5 years back and this policy is going to matured in the year of 2026. It was for the safety and protection for the family. I have selected the payment option as very half year and i pay the premium amount of Rs. 2000. I will give the cash to my agent and he will pay in the LIC office.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Safe and secure policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    LIC policy is safe and if you have a long term policy, it will be useful. If i go to their office, the response is fine. They have a good portal to know about the payment premium amount and existing policy details. I make the premium through online. I took the money back policy and it got matured already.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good security policy"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    In LIC website, they are updating the policy details on a timely basis. I took my retirement plan in life insurance corporation of India. For the safety purpose, i have selected this company. I am investing the money of Rs. 10K every month. I get the returns after my age of 56. This is a tax benefitable policy.
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    , haridwar
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Service should be improved"
    0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
    I have taken money back policy from LIC its because of the safety reason. I have been investing the money of Rs. 10K every month. I purchased the policy 4 years ago. They are providing the sum assured amount of Rs. 1.2 lakhs. This is a tax beneficial policy. I make the premium amount through online.
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    , haridwar
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I didn't use the customer care service till now in LIC where i have taken my life insurance policy. I'm not sure about the plan name but i pay the premium every year once. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 17699 and total term period of the plan is 16 years. For the savings purpose, i have chosen LIC.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best service "
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy directly through LIC agent .This policy tenure is 10 years .I am paying the premium through Half yearly basis and paying the premium through Online .The agent gave a clear picture about the policy and not yet faced any difficulties .I am satisfied with the service so far .
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    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC since 1990. This policy term is 20 years. I am paying premium on monthly package and the amount which is nominal. I am paying premium in a cheque mode. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details and this is a money back policy.
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    , kolkata
    Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Service"
    0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy taken through LIC agent.This was a Maturiy benefit policy and each and every details was shared by the agent .This policy is still active and there was no difficulties faced as well. Overall am happy with it.
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    , surat
    Reviewed on Dec 09, 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. Tenure period of policy is 20 years. I am paying premium on quarterly package the amount of 3K which is nominal. Agent is my neighborhood so he has given an information about this policy. It covers my whole family.
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 3 years before. The policy is for 16 years. I am paying premium on monthly package the amount of Rs. 17k which is nominal. I am paying premium manually. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers myself. It is a jeevan anadha policy
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Investment plan"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    LIC plan is a savings cum income plan and i get the good returns in future. Its covers for life. I took the policy through agent who is my relative recommended me about this policy. My father is taking care of the premium part hence I'm not sure about the coverage value.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken a life insurance policy from LIC more than 5 years.The agent is very supportive and providing proper guidance and this is a JEEVAN ANAND policy. Policy is valid for life long and the tenure is 20 years after some years. I am paying annual premium is Rs.24k, this is a death benefit plan after that my wife will be getting some returns.
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    , chennai
    Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019
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