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Gram Sumangal Rural Postal Life Insurance Scheme

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The Gram Sumangal Rural Postal Life Insurance Scheme, also referred to as the Anticipated Endowment Assurance is a money-back scheme. The policy is ideal for individuals who have periodic requirements of cash for their short-term financial liabilities. This scheme is targeted to provide insurance cover to the people belonging to rural areas. There are two types of plan under this scheme – 15 years term and 20 years term.

Eligibility Conditions for Gram Sumangal

Minimum entry age 19 years
Maximum entry age 45 years – 15 year term 40 years – 20 year term
Eligible employees Employees of:
  • State Government
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Central Government
  • Local Bodies
  • Defence Services
  • Public Sector Undertakings
  • Para Military Forces
  • Government-aided Educational institutions
  • All scheduled Commercial banks
  • Autonomous bodies
  • Financial institutions
  • Nationalized banks
  • Extra departmental agents in Department of Posts

Key Features of Gram Sumangal

The important features of the Anticipated Endowment Assurance or the Gram Sumangal scheme are given in the table below:

Plan type Anticipated Endowment Plan
Plan basis Individual
Premium paying terms Monthly
Mode of payment Through the premium receipt book or cheque.
Policy term
  • 15 year term policy
  • 20 year term policy
Funded By 100% centrally funded
Medicals Sum assured exceeding Rs.25,000 requires applicants to undergo medical examination by an authority prescribed.
Loan facility Not available. Loan may be granted against the security of the policy, provided the policy has completed 3 years.
Assignment facility Assignment facility is available. Policy can be assigned to any financial institution for the purpose of loan.
Alterations
  • No alteration is allowed on the Anticipated Endowment Assurance plan.
  • May convert to other Endowment Assurance plan.
Policy revival
  • If the policy is in full force for 3 years and the premium has not been paid for six months or if the policy has been in full force for more than 3 years and the premiums have not been paid for 12 months, the policy gets lapsed.
  • Lapsed policy can be revived at any time within a year of maturity.
  • It is not allowed more than once in the policy term.
Nomination Nominations are accepted in this policy.
Minimum sum assured Rs.10,000
Maximum sum assured Rs.5,00,000
Grace period In case of missed premiums, an individual will have to a minimum of Rs.1 per 100 of sum assured amount as fine. The individual can make the payment in the succeeding month.
Surrender value No surrender value granted under this scheme.

Benefits of Gram Sumangal

The following are the benefits and advantages of the Gram Sumangal rural postal life insurance scheme:

  • Survival Benefit: The survival benefit under the Gram Sumangal scheme is cleared in periodic payments. The following table indicates the survival benefit payable under the policy scheme:
15 year term Gram Sumangal 20 year term Gram Sumangal Survival benefit
6 years completion 8 years completion 20% of sum assured
9 years completion 12 years completion 20% of sum assured
12 years completion 16 years completion 20% of sum assured
15 years completion 20 years completion 40% of sum assured
  • Death Benefit: In case of the death of the assured individual during the term under the Gram Sumangal, the total sum assured and the accumulated bonus is payable to the nominee without any adjustments from the already made periodical payments towards survival benefit.
  • Maturity Benefit: On maturity of the policy term, the insured receives the sum assured along with the earned bonuses, if any.
  • The assured is covered from the day the insurance scheme proposal is accepted.

How Gram Sumangal Works

The Gram Sumangal or the Anticipated Endowment Assurance works in two kinds of plans:

Plan 1: 15 year term policy

Plan 2: 20 year term policy

The sum assured under these plans are paid in four installments throughout the term. In case the assured meets with death, the nominee receives the sum assured with the accumulated bonus amount, if any. The payment does not involve any adjustment from the previously made survival benefits payments. In case the premium is ceased prior to its maturity date, the reduced sum assured is granted, only if there has been no missed premiums for at least three years, only at the end of the policy’s term date.

Riders

No riders available under this policy scheme.

GST of 18% is applicable on life insurance effective from the 1st of July, 2017

Gram Sumangal Rural Postal Life Insurance Scheme Reviews

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  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    The life insurance policy has been taken from the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA where it gives the maturity is for long term policy also added on that the premium i pay for this policy which is satisfactory. The policy is very good.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 15, 2018
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "GOOD"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I am not satisfied with the service of the HDFC LIFE where i have purchased the life insurance policy with this HDFC LIFE. I have started using it from past few years where the policy is very good. They give the fake promises for this policy....
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 15, 2018
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
    "Safe plan for future"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have life insurance with Bajaj Allianz, I used to pay Rs. 12,000 for one year policy, it has the tenure of 40 years, Its a totally term plan for the value of 1 crore, they give lump sump amount to the nominees, the claim ratio is good and also terminal waiver on premium.
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    , pune
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Best ULIP Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have purchased a market based policy 2 years ago. I have chosen SBI LIFE because it was suggested by my friend. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 10000. I make the premium through online. The growth was pretty good and tenure period of the policy is 10 years.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best policy in LIC"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My money back policy was taken with LIFE INSURANCE OF INDIA. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 5000 in a month. I have selected LIC because of the returns. I make the premium through ECS. Total tenure period of the policy is 25 years. My friend has referred me about this policy
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good LIC policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I'm just paying the premium and i have never get the sum assured amount and i will get it after 25 years of tenure period. I'm making the premium through ECS. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 5000 every month. I will get a coverage value of Rs. 1.27 Cr.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • Bharti Axa Life Life Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken life insurance from the Bharti Axa life as it has good returns i make the payment through on-line banking annually . This policy covers accidental and critical illness benefits with the tenure period of 15 years . Overall am satisfied with my policy .
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    , faridabad
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Useful policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    In the month of February, i have purchased a money back policy from Life Insurance corporation of India. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 15000. Last time i have paid the payment through cheque and in future i make through online. One of sister who is working as a LIC agent has referred this policy.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Useful policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have purchased a term insurance policy 1.5 years back. There is no particular reason for choosing the LIC. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 26000 and i have chosen the annual payment mode. Sum assured amount was Rs. 70 lakhs. Total tenure period of the policy upto 70 years of my age.
    Was this review helpful? 1
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Average Policy"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have a life insurance policy with LIC from last 4 years and it is a long term policy. I pay my premium once in 6 months through direct payment and i am convenient with the payment options. Tenure period for this policy is 18-20 years. The returns and benefits are good in this policy.
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    , ghaziabad
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "GOOD SERVICE"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have purchased the life insurance policy with the LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA where the name of the policy is ENDOWMENT PLAN and i am using it from past 10 years. The maturity period of this policy is till 67 years of my age. This gives the policy coverage of 4 lakhs.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good Policy with Life Coverage"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have agent who coordinate with me for my life insurance, they are responding well, the customer support is good, they have different payment options. The policy name called Jeevan labh its for 15 years I get the benefits as lump sum amount with life cover.
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    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good service"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have been using my life insurance with Life insurance corporation of India,the agent had clearly explain me about the policy coverage, plan benefits etc, there premium amount they have charged me was nominal,they charged in quarterly basis,overall service is good.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • HDFC Life Life Insurance
    "Fine policy for emergency purpose"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Along with my personal loan they have provided me a life insurance policy from HDFC LIFE. I have to pay the premium amount of Rs. 6000 in a year. I used to pay the premium through online. Total tenure period of the policy is 4 years. I'm getting a sum assured amount of Rs. 3 lakhs.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , gurgaon
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I took this Life insurance from Sbi life mainly because of the good returns. The payment am doing through online every year through online payments . The best about the policy is it covers accidental coverage and critical illness There customer service and customer response is also good.
    Was this review helpful? 0
    , bangalore
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    Based on the benefits and returns i have chosen this life insurance corporation of India . I am satisfied with the amount which am making for the policy . Am making the payment yearly through online . This policy cover accidental benefits . Overall am happy with it.
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    , faridabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good policy"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have purchased a life insurance policy in my wife's name. 5 years back i have bought the Jeevan saral policy with Life Insurance Corporation of India. Since its a better company, i have selected the LIC. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 5400. Its a long term policy. I have selected the annual payment mode.
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    , mumbai
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Best Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I am using LIC using thee policies same policies life insurance coverage and two more different policies i am never contact customer Service for everything contact with agent only Responsiveness very good , Promised Interest Rate is less in LIC but trust worthy , Fees & Charges is use to pay by agent only. Hence i can give rating 5 for best service
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    , ahmedabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • IDBI Federal Life Insurance
    "Very Good"
    0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
    IDBI Life cover policy for my children there is more benefits in this policy i have to pay 30k every year after his age of 16 partially amount will received for his education after few years for marriage and in risk factor also amount will provide once terms will complete total Amount will be received in 3 terms for this policy.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Very good"
    0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
    I am using Life Insurance policy and need payment in six month once i am happy with LIC insurance policy . Since long time i am using Life cover policy so i am only trust to LIC for Life insurance payment is made in cheque and sometimes in cash which one collected by agent for service i can give rating 4.5 very good service.
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    , hyderabad
    Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018
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