Kotak SmartLife Insurance
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Kotak SmartLife Insurance

Kotak SmartLife is a non-linked, participating life insurance plan. It provides an option to get cash bonus payouts from the end of the 1st policy year to look after immediate financial needs. Policyholders can use such bonuses to create a decent corpus to take care of bigger future goals and their families in their absence.

Key Features of Kotak SmartLife Insurance

  1. Comprehensive Protection

    The plan offers insurance coverage up to the age of 75 years.

  2. Flexibility

    The plan offers the flexibility to customize your bonus options. The two options available are: cash payout and paid-up addition.

  3. Availability of Riders

    The plan allows the policyholder to avail of extra protection by adding several riders by paying extra premiums.

  4. Grace period

    In case you are unable to make the premium payment on time, then the policy provides a grace period of 15 days (for monthly mode) and 30 days (for other payment modes).

What are the benefits available under Kotak SmartLife Insurance?

  1. Death Benefit

    In case of the unfortunate death of the policyholder, the death benefit will be paid provided all the due premiums have been paid. The Death Benefit paid will be:

    • Under the Cash Bonus Payment Option

      Sum assured on death + Interim Bonus (if any) + Terminal Bonus (if any) + Present Value of Outstanding Cash Bonus Payout for the remaining months of the year of death of the policyholder.

    • Under Paid-up Addition Option

      Sum assured on death + Accrued Paid-up additions (if any) + Interim Bonus (if any) + Terminal Bonus (if any).

  2. Survival Benefit

    The company will pay the survival benefits on the basis of the bonus option chosen by the policyholder at the beginning of the policy.

    • Cash Payout Option: Declared cash bonus is paid till the end of the policy term or surrender/death, whichever is earlier. This is applicable at the end of each policy period, beginning from the end of the 1st policy year.

      One can also choose Cash Payout on a monthly basis, which will be calculated as:

      (102.25% * Yearly Cash Bonus Payout) / 12

    • Paid-up additions: Declared cash bonus is utilized to buy paid-up additions (additional sum assured). This is applicable at the end of each policy period, beginning from the end of the 1st policy year.
  3. Maturity benefit

    Under this plan, if the policyholder survived till the end of the policy term, then the maturity benefit is provided as follows:

    • Cash payout: Basic Sum Assured + Cash Bonus + Terminal Bonus (if any).
    • Paid-up additions: Basic Sum Assured + Cash Bonus + Accrued Paid-up Addition (if any) + Terminal Bonus (if any).
  4. Surrender

    Once the policy has acquired a guaranteed surrender value after full payment of premiums for two continuous years, an insured can surrender the policy.

  5. Tax benefit

    You can grab tax benefits for the premium paid against this policy under Section 80C and Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Additional Riders

There are 6 riders available under this plan. Let's take a look at them.

  1. Kotak Permanent Disability Benefit Rider

    If the life insured is permanently disabled due to an accident, the benefit is paid in instalments.

  2. Kotak Life Guardian Benefit Rider

    In case of the death of the policyholder, the premiums will be waived off and the plan will continue without any effect.

  3. Kotak Critical Illness Plus Benefit Rider

    If the policyholder is the victim of any of the 37 critical illnesses (subject to terms and conditions), the rider sum assured will be paid.

  4. Kotak Accidental Death Benefit Rider

    On the death of the insured, lump-sum benefit is paid along with death benefit under the base plan.

  5. Kotak Accidental Disability Guardian Benefit

    If the insured is disabled due to an accident, all future premiums will be waived off and the base plan will continue the same way.

  6. Kotak Term Rider

    In the case of the unfortunate death of the policyholder, this rider gives an additional death cover along with the basic death benefit of the base policy.

Eligibility Criteria Of Kotak SmartLife Insurance

Minimum Entry Age 3 years
Maximum Entry Age 50 years (6 & 15 pay)
55 years (8 & 10 pay)
54 years (12 pay)
Maturity age 75 years
Policy term 75 years less entry age of life insured
Basic sum assured Minimum- Rs. 2,50,000
Maximum- No limit
Premium level Minimum-
6 Pay- Rs. 40,120
8 pay- Rs. 30,955
10 Pay-Rs. 26,175
12 Pay- Rs. 22,778
15 Pay- Rs. 19,505
Maximum- No limits
Premium payment term 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15 years
Premium payment mode Yearly, Half-yearly, Quarterly, Monthly

**Last Updated on July, 2021

Sample Premium Illustration

For a better understanding of how much premium one needs to pay under Kotak SmartLife Insurance, take a look at the below example:

Mr Puneet, a 30 years old individual decided to invest in Kotak SmartLife Plan for the next 45 years. He chooses the Cash Payout bonus option with a sum assured of Rs. 10 Lakhs. Take a look at the premium payable by Mr Puneet under different premium payment term:

Policy Term 45
Premium Payment Frequency Yearly
Option for Bonus Cash Payout
Sum Assured 10 Lakhs

**Last Updated on July, 2021

Graph Illustration Of Kotak SmartLife Insurance Plan

Sample premium illustration of Kotak SmartLife Plan

Exclusions Of Kotak SmartLife Insurance

Suicide Exclusion

If in case the policyholder commits suicide within 12 months starting from the date of policy inception, His/her nominee will be entitled to 80% of all premiums paid.

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Find Out What the Customers Are Saying

(Showing latest 5 reviews only)

- 4.3/5 (10 Total Rating)

July 8, 2021

Nishant Boro


Invested in a term plan from this company. The good part was that I could do a whole lot of customizations. I believe I have made the right choice and I want to thank the team for being so thorough and patient

July 8, 2021

Neer Goswami


Kudos to the team at Kotak Life for being so helpful with the claims process. The entire process was hassle free and super convenient

December 28, 2020

Bishal chhetri


I would like to appreciate Nikita harijan for helping me, she is the best agent I spoke to, she resolved my query, Your company should be proud to have agent like Nikita she is asset to your company, God Bless her,

December 19, 2020

Dheeraj k l


Good staff good communication good service good suggestions very helpful very polite thank you policyx team..

July 8, 2021

Kenny Kapoor


It was my first time investing in an insurance policy. I wasn t aware much. But grateful for the guidance I received. Thanks, Kotak!

Last updated on July, 2021

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