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Term Life Insurance For Smokers

Know the best term life insurance products offered by top insurers in the country for those categorised as smokers. Listed below are the preferable plans, plus the penalty for giving incorrect information to the insurer - whether one is a smoker or not.
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Individuals who have an addiction to smoking can avail of term insurance policies specially designed for smokers. Smokers looking to avail of term insurance are required to provide the insurance company with all relevant information regarding their smoking habits.

Categories of Smokers

In general, most insurance companies have differentiated smokers by placing them into three separate categories:

  • A typical smoker
  • A preferred smoker
  • A table rated smoker

Of these categories, typical smokers are considered to be ones with small health issues while preferred smokers are generally considered to be fit. However, table rated smokers are considered to be ones with notable physical issues. Premium given out to smokers are typically higher than regular insurance premiums due to the higher level of risk involved.

General Features of Term Insurance Plans for Smokers

While term insurance for smokers differs from company to company, these are some of the general features of these policies:

  • The minimum age of entry is usually 18 years of age
  • The maximum age that up to which the policy covers the client is 75 years of age
  • The minimum policy term can vary from 5 - 10 years
  • The maximum policy term can vary from 30 - 40 years
  • The minimum Sum Assured can vary from Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 50 lakhs
  • The maximum Sum Assured can rise to any amount without limit
  • Premiums are usually paid on an annual basis
  • In order to avail of this type of insurance policy the person should be a resident of India residing in India
  • In the event of death of the policy holder during the term of the policy, the Sum Assured shall be paid to the nominee
  • Should the policy holder survive to the end of the policy term, no maturity benefits can be availed. However this depends on the company’s policy.

Popular Term Insurance Plans for Smokers

The following are some of popular and affordable term insurance plans for smokers:

  • iTerm Plan from Aegon Religare - One of the most affordable term insurance plans for smokers in the market. It is available for clients up to 75 years of age and come with 3 riders.

  • HFDC Life Click 2 Protect Plus Plan - This term insurance plan can be bought online and offers payment in the form of a lump sum to the nominee in case the insured passes away during the term of the contract.

  • Aviva i Life- This is a pure protection plan which can be purchased online. This plan provides only death benefits, with no maturity benefits available. Women can avail of an additional rebate of 5% on the premium offered to men.

  • Bharti AXA Life eProtect Plan - This term insurance plan offers minimum sum assured of Rs 25 lakhs and comes with a Family Care Benefit option

  • LIC Amulya Jeevan - This term insurance plan is a low cost risk plan which offers a rebate on large sum assured with high tenure of 35 years available to clients as well.

Effects of not Providing Correct Information

Clients withholding information regarding their smoking habits as well as state of health could face the charges below:

  • Any individual withholding relevant information from the insurance company could be held liable for insurance scam
  • Withholding of information could also lead to the client’s contract or policy to be cancelled and declared invalid by the company
  • Any individual withholding information will be denied any benefits that the policy might offer

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Customer Reviews

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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"
    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
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA on one year before. I am paying premium in the quarterly package for the amount of 2065 rupees.While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers my mother only.
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    , pondicherry
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent Service"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    I have taken Life Insurance policy through LIC agent.This is a Money back policy and this tenure is for 25 years,I am paying the premium on monthly basis.I am paying Rs.2168 and paying the premium through online only .I have got the policy documents on time .I am really satisfied with the service so far.
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    , tirupur
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
    "Average"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in ICICI PRUDENTIAL on 6 months before. The policy is for 15 years. Now I am paying premium for 25 thousands rupees. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details, however there are some charges applicable.
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    , saharsa
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIC on 1 year before. The policy is for 20 years. I am paying premium on monthly package. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers myself. The amount will get auto debit from my account. It is jeevan anadha policy.
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    , saharsa
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Good insurer"
    0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
    I have taken a life insurance in LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA on 8 years before. The policy is for 20 years. It is a jeevan anadha policy. I am paying premium in the yearly package paying for 12 thousands. While getting a policy my agent has given an information about the policy details. It covers up to myself.
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    , erode
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • SBI Life Life Insurance
    "Fine Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    My friend has suggested me a money back from SBI LIFE. I got the policy 2 years before. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 7000 for every six months. I make the premium through ECS. Just for the savings purpose, i bought this policy.
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    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Life Insurance
    "Fine Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    One of my asked me to join in a Bajaj allianz life insurance policy. This is also money back policy. I pay the premium amount of Rs. 5000 and i have chosen the quarterly payment mode. I bought the policy 8 years back. Once the amount got credited to my account.
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    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
  • LIC Life Insurance
    "Excellent Policy"
    0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
    There is no reason for choosing the life insurance policy from LIC. I hold a money back policy because every 5 years, i get the full money back to my account. I have been paying the premium amount of Rs. 1500 every month. I have no idea about the sum assured amount and the policy has a term of 15 years.
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    , dindigul
    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019
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