Prime review: LIC’s New Jeevan Shanti

With the Budget plugging the tax break on guaranteed income plans from insurers, annuity plans are back in the picture as the go-to option for investors seeking guaranteed payouts after retirement. LIC has recently relaunched its popular deferred annuity plan as New Jeevan Shanti (Plan No. 858).

Let’s see how good the plan is and how it stands against competition in today’s Prime review.

LIC’s New Pension Plus – can it replace NPS?

In September 2022, LIC launched a new pension product. LIC’s New Pension Plus – LIC’s NPP(plan number: 867) with features similar to NPS. In the case of NPS, the default retirement age is 60. But in the case of LIC’s NPP, you can choose the policy maturity age and this can be as early as 35. So, does the LIC’s NPP score over NPS? Let’s find out!

IPO Review: LIC IPO – 3 factors to consider before subscribing

The Indian government, deciding to take its chances with market moods, has launched the long-awaited IPO of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). This is entirely an offer for sale by the government to offload 3.5% of its holdings (2.21 crore shares) to the public, at an offer price band of Rs 902-949.  LIC will not receive any proceeds from the sale. Retail bidders will get a Rs 45 discount while LIC’s policyholders will get a Rs 60 discount. 

LIC Arogya Rakshak – should you go for it?

The LIC Arogya Rakshak falls somewhere in between a hospital daily-cash policy and a critical illness cover. It is an individual health insurance plan from a life insurer that provides a definite benefit unlike indemnity health covers that only reimburse hospital expenses. It can be taken either on an individual or a family floater basis, with one member being the Principal Insured (PI).

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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