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How to change LIC BRANCH of your LIC POLICY?
Posted by:blog-admin, December - 26 - 2011

LIC OF INDIA is the biggest life insurance company in India operating since 1956 with more than 2000 branches and offices. To change a LIC BRANCH for your LIC POLICY is very easy. Simply write the mail or give a written request to your home LIC BRANCH mentioning the name of the new LIC BRANCH and your LIC POLICY will be shifted from your old LIC BRANCH to new LIC BRANCH which you demanded.

Note:

1) . In LIC OF INDIA each branch has a name either simply numeric like 122 or 91 or 113 or any number something like that. Sometimes you will find the name of the LIC BRANCH will be the combination of numberic letters followed by English alphabets like 11A or 91P or 11P etc.

2). LIC BRANCH is usually written on your FIRST PREMIUM RECEIPT and also on the LIC POLICY bond.

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How to choose life insurance?
Posted by:blog-admin, November - 09 - 2011

There are various life insurance companies operating in India, every day a new company is planning to set up its operations in India. India is the 2nd largest country in the world population wise (1,210,193,422 as on March 31, 2011) and only 30% of the population is insured.

There are 23 life insurance companies operation in India as on March 31, 2011, including LIC OF INDIA . All 22 pvt. life insurance companies started their operation after year 2000. IRDA is the insurance regulator came into existence in the year 2000.

There is always confusion among new life insurance customers about their plans as mentioned above there are 23 insurance companies operating in India with more than 200 life insurance products.

In the busy life, people have very less time to do research and analysis about these life insurance products and they buy life insurance policies blindly as suggested by the company representatives or life insurance advisors near them.

There are various points to be considered while buying life insurance products, some of them are listed below:

  • What is the claim ratio of the life insurance company?¬† You are buying life insurance policy to cover your family for unforeseen unfavorable¬† future financial circumstances, but what if after buying life insurance policy your goal does not meet. LIC OF INDIA is settling maximum claims 99% , average of rest 22 life insurance companies are settling only less 72%.
  • What is the bonus rates declared by the company in last financial year? Life insurance companies declare their bonus every year, before buying the product please do consider the bonus how much maturity will come to you and ask your advisor to calculate it as per bonus declared by the company in last year. LIC OF INDIA has maximum bonus rates in entire life insurance industry.
  • What is the profit of the life insurance company? Life insurance Companies are going and coming, this process continues but you and your family has to stay. What is the guarantee that at the time of maturity the company will stay . Please do consider its profit and its balance sheet for better security to your family and its future. LIC OF INDIA has declared total profit of Rs 17,000 crores last year, whereas hardly any pvt. insurer company exits which have declared profit even 1000 crores.¬†

for more details you can visit http://www.lichelpline.com and for the facts and figures mentioned above, please consult IRDA report 2008-2009.

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LIC joins online play with pure term policy
Posted by:blog-admin, September - 05 - 2011
MUMBAI: Life Insurance Corporationwill sell its policy through the internet for the first time soon with the launch of a pure term plans”We are in the process of designing a pure term product which would be sold through both online and through agents,” LIC’s ED- marketing S Roy Chowdhury. “The rates will be lower than what is charged at the moment,” he added.LIC
currently charges higher premium for its term plans than private competitors. For example, a 30-year-old non-smoker has to pay an annual premium of 7,300 for a 25-lakh policy under LIC’s term plan Amulya Jeevan, while she can buy online policies such as ICICI Prudential’s iProtect for 3,350 and Kotak Life’s e-term plan for 2,750.LIC plans to reduce this gap with the launch of its online term policy, where it can save on agent commission. Its move is expected to make private insurers reduce their rates further. The state-owned insurer is also betting big on Bancassurance, or selling policies through bank branches.
LIC’s ED Vipin Anand said the insurer has set a target to double its income from Bancassurance this financial year to 5% of its total new business income. The insurer is targeting new business income of 54,000 crore this year. At present, 20 banks, including United Bank,
UCO Bank, Central Bank, Corporation Bank, BoM and PNB, sell LIC policies.LIC has announced a bonus of 21,580 crore for its policyholders for 2010-11, which is 95% of its net surplus of 22,716 crore. The rest 5% has gone to the government.
It has announced a higher bonus rate under seven with-profit plans, namely Jeevan Anand, Jeevan Tarang, Jeevan Madhur, Child Future Plan, Jeevan Shree I, Jeevan Bharti I and Jeevan Pramukh. It also announced loyalty additions for the first time in other seven plans.
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