Health insurance for senior citizens
Insurance
Bipin Ramachandran

Health insurance for senior citizens

Health insurance for senior citizens is a hard puzzle to solve. As we age, the probability of hospitalisation and associated expenses increases. So, from a consumer’s perspective, it makes sense to get medical insurance with good coverage. But for insurers, seniors policies are not as lucrative because most policyholders will more likely make a claim. On top of it, unlike life insurance, every health insurance policy is renewable for life. Insurers cannot stop servicing high risk customers once they’ve been given a policy.

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younger policyholders, A policy designed for younger policyholders
Insurance
Bipin Ramachandran

Insurance review – A policy designed for younger policyholders

We’re starting our insurance review series with Star Health Young Star Insurance Policy. This is a policy designed for younger policyholders who are either single, or just married or in the early stages of their career.

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XIRR, Understanding portfolio returns using XIRR
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Bipin Ramachandran

Demystifying portfolio returns using XIRR

This article delves into the ‘XIRR’ or extended internal rate of return and how it can be the best way to arrive at the returns on your portfolio that is unique to you, because two people can invest in the same fund but have very different returns.

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top-up and super top-up
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Bipin Ramachandran

How to use top-up and super top-up health plans

Top-up and super top-up covers help to add on to your basic hospitalisation cover in a cost-effective manner. Here we detail their advantages, differences and which you should prefer for a comprehensive health cover.

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cost inflation index
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Bipin Ramachandran

How cost inflation index helps reduce your debt fund taxation

Back on June 15th, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) notified the Cost Inflation Index (CII) of the financial year FY 2021-22 as 317, against 301 for the previous year FY2020-21. This 5.32% spike marks a change from the lower revisions in earlier years.

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LIC New Jeevan Anand, LIC New Jeevan Anand Policy
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Bipin Ramachandran

What’s your return from LIC New Jeevan Anand policy?

The most popular of such endowment policies is a policy called the “LIC New Jeevan Anand”. It makes a simple, attractive proposition to its policyholders – pay a premium for ‘n’ number of years and get a fixed sum assured PLUS bonus at the end of this period. AND, when the policyholder dies post this period, the family will get the sum assured again. You benefit when you live and your family benefits when, eventually, you die!

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which date is the best for SIPs
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Bipin Ramachandran

Which date of month is best for SIPs?

We received an overwhelming response to the SIP analysis we released last week (If you haven’t read it, please check out Daily, weekly, or monthly

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daily vs weekly vs monthly sips
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bipin Ramachandran

Daily, weekly, or monthly SIPs – which is the best?

Could upping the frequency with which you run your SIPs net you better returns? The primary aspect you look at in SIPs is that it helps invest across different market levels and therefore averages your investment cost down. If that’s the case, it follows that making very frequent investments will help capture more market volatility than just once-in-a-month investing.

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