Whole life insurance is a type of permanent life insurance that provides coverage for the entire lifetime of the insured individual. Unlike term life insurance, which covers a specific period (such as 10, 20, or 30 years), whole life insurance remains in force as long as the premiums are paid. It offers both a death benefit and a savings or investment component.
The death benefit is the amount of money that is paid to the beneficiaries upon the death of the insured. This benefit is typically tax-free and can be used to provide financial security to the loved ones left behind. The death benefit remains constant throughout the life of the policy, unless adjustments are made by the policyholder.
In addition to the death benefit, whole life insurance also accumulates a cash value over time. Part of the premium paid by the policyholder goes towards building this cash value. The cash value grows at a fixed rate of interest, which is determined by the insurance company. The growth is typically tax-deferred, meaning that policyholders do not have to pay taxes on the earnings as long as they keep the funds within the policy.
The cash value component of whole life insurance offers several benefits. It can be used as a source of emergency funds or a means of borrowing against the policy through policy loans. These loans are typically offered at a lower interest rate compared to other borrowing options. However, it's important to note that any outstanding loans, plus interest, will be deducted from the death benefit if they are not repaid before the insured's death.
Whole life insurance provides individuals with lifelong coverage, a guaranteed death benefit, and the potential for cash value growth. It is often considered as a long-term financial planning tool, providing both protection for loved ones and a savings or investment element.
What is it?
It is the simple insurance policy that will pay the nominee a fixed amount after the death of the policyholder.
Why should you buy?
- Simple and easy to understand
- Standardized wordings
- Choosing becomes easy as all life insurance companies offer same product
For Policy holders aged
16 - 65 Years
Policy Coverage For
18 - 50 Years
Minimum Sum assured
Maximum Sum assured
yearly, half-yearly, quarterly, monthly
Policy against loan
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