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The eShield term plan acts as a protective shield or armor to your family members in your absence when you are miles away twinkling in the sky after death. SBI Life – eShield is fabricated for a responsible person who comprehends and identifies the need for financial protection in death crisis.
Why SBI Life eShield? Because it shifts the burden and tension of future contingencies of the policyholder and eliminates the stress for future expenditures. It has inbuilt coverage for a terminal illness where the whole sum assured is paid immediately to lessen the liabilities incurred in the past.
|Features||Level Cover||Increasing Cover|
|Minimum Age of entry||18 years||18 years|
|Maximum Age of entry||65 years||60 years|
|Maximum age of maturity||Level Cover - 80 years||75 years|
|Term of Policy||5 years to 80 years minus Entry Age||10 years to 75 years minus Entry Age|
|Sum Insured Amount||35 lakhs to no restrictions (as per underwriting policy)|
|Premium Payment Mode||Monthly/Quarterly/Half Yearly/Annually|
|Percentage of premium for all modes except yearly||Monthly: 8.50% of annual premiums
Half Yearly: 51%
|Premium Payment Term||Same as the tenure of policy chosen|
SBI LIfe constituted two coverage options or benefit structure under eShield plan that give flexibility to the policyholder.
1. Level Cover:
Include Terminal illness benefit without any payment of extra premium.
Sum insured amount remains fixed during the term of the policy.
Termination of policy by payment of “Effective Sum Insured”, if any terminal illness or death circumstances materializes.
Ankush, a 33-year-old man decides to purchase eShield plan to protect his newly formed family of three (himself, spouse, and one year child). The coverage taken is Rs 1 crore under Level Cover benefit for a tenure of 30 years.
However, after 20 years of the policy period, he was detected with a terminal illness (heart disease). Doctors have raised their hands as the disease has become incurable and told him that he will live up to 4 months maximum.
Ankush informed the insurance provider about the diagnosis results through submission of accurate documents on an immediate basis. The whole coverage amount was returned to the family or the nominee of the policy after the company has verified the claim. The family will get Rs 1 crore in whole.
2. Increasing Cover
Include Terminal illness benefit
Sum Assured amount will grow gradually after a time gap of 5-year at a fixed rate of interest (i.e. 10%) during the policy period.
There will no change in the rate of premiums with an increase in cover and will be stable.
Termination of policy if any terminal illness or death circumstances arise and the claim raised will be settled through the payment of “effective sum insured”.
Dr. Mishra (35 years) brought eShield plan for coverage of 1 crore under Increasing Cover benefit. The tenure of the policy bought is 25 years.
The regular base premium that Dr. Mishra have to pay is Rs 11,210 per year excluding taxes and riders. The increase would be given after every 5 years is shown in the table below-
|Years of the Policy (difference of 5 years)||Increase in Sum insured (every five years @ 10%)|
The death of Dr. Mishra occurs in 12 years. The beneficiaries after intimating about the incident to the SBI Life insurance company can claim the increased term coverage i.e. 1,20,00,0000 (1 crore + 2 increase given till the death).
1. Accidental Death Benefit Rider
By availing this Accidental Death rider, family of the life assured can claim the rider coverage amount as chosen at the purchase of the policy.
2. Accidental Total & Permanent Disability Benefit Rider
accidental permanent disability refers to any loss occurred to both arms or both legs or eyes due to an accident which is seen as irrecoverable by a recognized medical practitioner.
The graph presented below display the premiums* rates for Level Cover and Increasing Cover under different sum Assured values varying from 35 lakhs to 2 crores. The average age taken is 35 years where the person doesn’t consume tobacco or practise smoking.
Please Note: The premiums calculated in the above-illustrated example does not contain any additional taxes and premiums for rider benefits. As taxes keep on fluctuating year by year, policyholders are expected to check the rate of taxes applicable while purchasing the policy.
1. In what conditions, a medical second opinion can be taken?
The medical second opinion can be made under the following conditions-
2. Are deaths due to suicides are covered in eShield plan?
Yes, the coverage is provided to the family of the life assured, if he/she meets suicidal death within first year of the policy. The process will be-
3. Can we cancel the policy if we are not satisfied?
Yes, eShield does comes with the option to cancel the policy within a stipulated amount of time known as Free Look Period of 30 days. The policyholder has to review all the terms and conditions within 30 days and convey his decision to the insurance provider by demonstrating the genuine reason for cancellation.
4. Do we get refund of premiums paid during the free look period?
SBI Life will refund the premiums paid at the inception of the policy along with deduction of stamp duty and medical expenses fee occurred during the period.
5. What is the condition to claim terminal illness death benefit?
The terminal Illness death benefit will only be accepted and verified by SBI Life if the death will arrive within 180 days after the examination of terminal illness.
Also, the policy should remain active during the submission of claim information. Additionally, documentary proofs like medical reports should be laid down for smooth claim settlement.
6. Give me the list of documents required for making a claim?
7. How to intimate the company about a death claim?
The nominee or the beneficiaries can inform the insurance company through writing about the cause of death along with the declaration of policy number and date of death.
8. What is the time limit to inform about the claim?
The claim must get registered within 90 days time period after the death has happened with SBI Life insurance company.
9. How death benefit is calculated?
The death benefit paid on an event of death must be more than of-