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About Life Insurance Corporation of India

LIC is one of the oldest life insurance companies in India. The company was founded in 1956 to secure millions of lives through life insurance. The company caters to almost all life insurance needs of customers. It has plans for different stages of life starting from child insurance, savings plans, and LIC pension plans among others. Currently, it has 2048 fully computerized branch offices, 113 divisional offices, 8 zonal offices, 1381 satellite offices, and the Corporate office. The best thing about the company is trust among people and the best claim settlement ratio in the market.

  • Claim Ratio: The company offers a good claim ratio of 98.04 percent in the market which is considered as the best one.
  • Branches: 2048 + branches at this moment in almost every corner of India to reach people on a wider scale.
  • Customer Assistance: To assist customers with all their requirements, the company has expert agents and you can connect with them 24*7.
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Fast Facts (2017)

Business LineLife Insurance
Claim Ratio98.04%

**Last Updated on 23-12-2020

LIC Retirement Plans

To secure your old age life and to offer stable and enjoyable post-retirement years, LIC has come out with multiple pension plans which will assist you with all your requirements.

1. LIC Pension Plan: Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

This LIC pension plan designed for senior citizens that offer assured a return of 8% per annum payable monthly (equivalent to 8.3% per annum) for 10 years. This plan allows opting monthly/quarterly/ half-yearly or yearly payment of the pension. Recently, the government has increased the limit under Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana to Rs. 15 lakhs per senior citizen.

Key Features of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

  • Pension Payment: In case of survival of the pensioner during the policy tenure of 10 years, you will get the pension in arrears.
  • Death Benefits: In case of death of the pensioner, during the policy tenure of 10 years, the purchase price will be refunded.
  • Maturity Benefit: On survival of the pensioner during policy tenure of 10 years, Purchase price along with final pension installment will be payable.

Eligibility of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana

Entry Age60 years (completed) - No limit
Policy Term10 years
Minimum PensionRs. 1,000/- per month
Maximum PensionRs. 1,20,000/- per year

**Last Updated on 23-12-2020

2. LIC Pension Plan: New Jeevan Nidhi

LIC's New Jeevan Nidhi Plan is a conventional with-profits pension plan. It is a combination of protection and saving features. This plan offers death cover during the deferment period and annuity on survival to the date of vesting.

Key Features of LIC's New Jeevan Nidhi

  • Vesting Benefit: At the time of vesting, an amount that will be equal to the Basic Sum Assured along with accrued Guaranteed Additions, vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses, and Final Additional bonus shall be payable.
  • Death Benefits: In case of death during the policy tenure, the basic sum assured along with accrued Guaranteed Addition will be paid as a lump sum or in the form of an annuity or partly in a lump sum and balance in the form of an annuity to the nominee.
  • Guaranteed Additions: The policy offers Guaranteed Additions @ Rs.50/- per thousand Basic Sum Assured for each completed year, for the first five years.

Eligibility of LIC's New Jeevan Nidhi

Eligibility20 years - 60 years
Vesting age55-65 years
Minimum Sum AssuredRs. 1,00,000
Maximum Sum assuredNo limit

**Last Updated on 23-12-2020

3. LIC Pension Plan: Jeevan Shanti

This LIC pension plan is a single premium pension plan under which the insured has the option to choose an Immediate or Deferred annuity. In this plan, the annuity rates guaranteed at the inception of the policy for both Immediate and Deferred Annuity and annuities are payable for the lifetime. It can be purchased offline as well as online.

Key Features of LIC Jeevan Shanti

  • Lifetime Income: This plan will offer Guaranteed life long income in return for a one-time investment.
  • Multiple Annuity Options: Under this plan, you will get 9 different annuity options to choose from to go well with different needs of customers.
  • Option To Select: This plan allows you to choose either Immediate Annuity or postpone it to a future date as Deferred Annuity.
  • Guaranteed Additions: This plan will provide guaranteed additions during the deferment period.

Eligibility of LIC Jeevan Shanti

Minimum Entry Age30 years
Deferred Period1 - 20 years
Vesting Age31 - 80 years
Mode of annuityyearly, half-yearly, quarterly, and monthly

**Last Updated on 23-12-2020

Why LIC Pension Plans?

The pension plan has become the need of today's world. It gives complete freedom to have a stable and enjoyable retirement. Pension plans are effective for senior citizens to secure their future easily. With an effective pension plan, they do not have to compromise with future needs during post-retirement life. By taking pension plans, you can enjoy your life even after your retirement with your family. By taking the LIC pension plan, the invested amount in the pension will help you in old age while to cater to the changing and evolving needs of its customers. Currently, it has pension plans to offer economic stability during the post-retirement life with various financial benefits.

Benefits of Choosing LIC Pension Plans

  • The plan offers Death benefit which is payable to the beneficiary when the insured or annuitant passes away. Alternatively, a death benefit may be a large lump-sum payment from a life insurance policy.
  • Charges paid to the insurer for any of the LIC pension plans are exempted from tax.
  • The insured can construct a good retirement portfolio by choosing a policy term that can offer great returns.
  • Loyalty additions can be used to enhance the insured's retirement portfolio. Greater lump sums may be added as top to grow the insured's retirement fund.
  • The insured also can select to increase his retirement age if required. Moreover, the insured will acquire a steady income depending on the annuity he chooses. Tax-free withdrawals of 1/3rd of the accrued price range upon retirement give the insured the liberty to fulfill wishes.
  • It protects the insured's family by giving the minimum assured amount based on a number of premiums paid in case of the demise of the insured.
  • Moreover, tax benefits may be availed on investment in addition to returns according to the income tax policies.


Yes. A person can invest in multiple pension plans with the help of private banks and other commercial pension plan sellers. However, the scenario is different when it comes to the National Pension Scheme or any other pension schemes by the Government of India, a person can invest in more than one.

The NPS is a brand new defined Contributory Pension Scheme brought you by the government of India for recruits to the primary government service (except army, navy and Air force) becoming a member of on or after 1.1.2004. Under the brand new Pension plan, each such critical authority employee will open a personal retirement account on becoming a member of the service. Each month, and until the employee retires or leaves government service, 10 percentage of the employee's earnings will be transferred into this account with a matching contribution from the govt. While the person retires, he could be capable of using these financial savings to take care of the needs of his family throughout old age.

If you want to surrender the plan before the maturity date, then in such cases the entire surrendered value is added to your annual income and you might have to pay tax for the same as per your income slab. Moreover, you might have to pay back any tax exemptions that you got for the paid premiums of the past.

A participating plan allows the insured to share profits of the insurer in the form of bonuses or dividends. In a non-participating plan, the profits are not shared and no dividends will be paid to the insurer. Both plans offer guaranteed life cover.

Yes, it is possible. Even the Government employees used to do the same from a treasury or a post office.

Last updated on 23-12-2020