Term Insurance – An Exclusive Guide

  • 20th Dec, 2012

Insurance as the name suggests provide assurance of payment of fixed sum of money in the event of unexpected loss against payment of some predictable sum of money called as premium. It is tool to hedge against the risk of contingency. Thus it transfers all the risk from the insured to the insurer or the insurance company for a certain fee. Hence, insurance policy allows individuals, businesses and other entities to protect themselves against potential losses and financial adversity in exchange of a reasonable premium.

Insurance is something that everyone will need at some point of their lives. This includes life insurance, motor insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, home insurance, etc. Here in this article, we highlight one of the simplest and cheapest forms of life insurance, known as Term Insurance.

Term insurance is the purest form of insurance. The policy will be in force for a particular term (say 30 years or up to the age of 75) and then comes to an end. During the time policy is in force, the insured pays a fixed premium to the insurance company at regular intervals. This is called premium, and if during this time if the insured dies, the insurance company pays a guaranteed amount of money, known as sum assured, to the family of the insured. In case the insured survives the period of insurance, the policy terminates and nothing is payable to the insured. All the premiums paid till date go to the insurance company. Hence term insurance products offer only risk cover without any returns or any maturity value. These policies are relatively much cheaper when compared to traditional insurance products and cater to the specific needs of an individual, i.e., to cover the risk of death. Term insurance is provided by almost all life insurers.

Why Term Insurance: When an individual starts earning, he is expected to earn till the time he retires and his family is dependent on his income. With his recurring income and his savings, he fulfills his various financial goals. However, life is uncertain and an unfortunate event such as death or permanent disability can cease his capacity to earn. Hence every individual is required to protect his family against any unfortunate attached to his life so that his family continues to enjoy the same standard of living even if he is not alive.

Term insurance allows individual to take huge sum assured with small premium. For example: a 30-year-old man who wants to get his life insured for Rs.1 crore has to shell out only Rs.7,000 to Rs.8,000 every year to protect himself for next 30 years.

Ways to Buy Insurance: Nowadays, you can buy insurance in two ways – Online and Offline

Online: In this agreement, the insured ties up directly with the insurance company and no agent is involved in the process. The individual uploads all his data online and submits the same to the insurance company. The insurance company does the necessary medical check-ups, accepts/rejects the proposal and informs the insured through mail. The premium is usually cheaper when buying insurance online as the company saves on commission + other operating costs involved in issuing a policy offline. The only disadvantage is that this is a DIY (Do It Yourself) service and hence there is no assistance from an advisor.

Offline: Here, the individual interacts with a representative of the insurance company, which is usually an agent or advisor, and arrives at the right sum assured based on the agent’s advice. The advisor helps him fill the form and arrive at the correct premium amount as well. The client is also expected to get the after sales services like premium payment reminders, assistance in claim settlement, etc.

Conclusion: Term insurance provides a large death benefit for less premium. As a thumb rule, an individual should be insured for about 10 times his or her annual salary. One should buy term insurance at an early age (as and when one starts working) in order to get a higher sum assured at a lesser premium. The more you delay, the costlier will be the premium.


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  • GANESHKUMAR M N 22nd Jul, 2013

    whether the term plan is appilcable for NRI’s. Pl. clarify me if not, what are the plans available for NRI’s.

    Looking for your reply.

    • Admin 22nd Jul, 2013

      Dear Ganeshkumar,

      Thank you for your interest. We do indeed have a term plan for NRI customers. The details for it can be found at the following link: http://www.bajajallianz.com/Corp/term-insurance/isecure-insurance-plan.jsp

      If you are interested in purchasing this plan, please revert to us with your phone number and we shall arrange for a callback.

  • Sandeep Tiwari 19th May, 2013

    I am 29 years old and willing to buy term plan online, please guide me or provide me the link to buy. please guide me how to proceed and call me if required, at my cell phone 9969******.

    • Admin 23rd May, 2013

      Dear Sandeep,
      We would be glad to assist you with your requirement. Our representative will give you a call soon.
      Have a great day!

  • AJAY 2nd May, 2013

    I want a term insurance plan.. as I am occasionally smoker & alcoholic . But not frequent may be smoking 1-2 times in 1 month & alcoholic once in 2 months. So pls suggest…

    • Admin 3rd May, 2013

      Dear Ajay,

      Thank you your interest in our product. We shall have the required details sent over to your email id. In the meantime, if you could also provide us with your phone number, it would help us to get in touch with you.

  • Atul kumar sharma 27th Apr, 2013

    Dear Sir,

    I am looking for a Term insurance of Rs. 50 lacs, I m in the category of non smoker and non alcoholic.
    My dob is 1-7-1987. And newely married. Kindly send me the premium details of Single as well as couple Term insurance plans

    Thanks & Regards


    • Admin 29th Apr, 2013

      Dear Atul,

      Thank you your interest in our product. We shall have the required details sent over to your email id. In the meantime, if you could also provide us with your phone number, it would help us to get in touch with you.

  • Gaurav 7th Mar, 2013

    my age 20
    mai turm insorance karana chahte hai
    please send details me.

    • Admin 7th Mar, 2013

      Dear Gaurav,

      Thank you for your interest in our products. Our executive shall get in touch with you via e-mail soon. In the meantime, if you could also leave us your phone number and let us know which kind of insurance you are looking for, we shall arrange for a callback as well.

  • Venkatachalam 17th Feb, 2013

    my dob is 05-01-1957, a non smoker, non alchoholic…I want to take this insurance for the SA 25 lakhs….howmuch is the annual or single premium for a 10-15yr period…is there any raiders like hospital and accidental?…. explain

    • Admin 19th Feb, 2013

      Dear Venkatachalam,

      Thank you for your interest in our products. Our executive shall get in touch with you via e-mail soon with the requested details. In the meantime, if you could also leave us your phone number, we shall arrange for a callback as well.

  • Mohit Rajani 18th Jan, 2013

    I want a term insurance Plan of Rs. 7500000-00 with Accidental befit.
    My date of birth is 17-7-1977 and non-alcoholic and non-tobaco.
    My want a insurance for 30 or 35 years. Pleas infomr me the annual premium. so that I can complete all formalities and send the amount by cheque to Kanpur head office.
    Thanking you and awaiting your immediate reply.
    Yours truly,
    Mohit Rajani,

    • Admin 24th Jan, 2013

      Dear Mr. Rajani,

      Thank you for the interest you have shown in our company. We shall arrange for a call back with our executive, who will guide you further.

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