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Latest Articles in life insurance

5 “Right” Investments For The “Wrong” Reasons

Here are five ways in we continue to repeat the same pattern. Watch out for them!

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Delhi HC Dismisses Appeal Against LIC Move To Acquire 51% Stake In IDBI

LIC to pay back its policy holders since it will have to invest an amount of Rs 13,000 crores to acquire the 51 per cent stake

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10 Things That You Are Not Told By Your Insurance Agent

Here are 10 things that your insurance agent won’t tell you

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Life Insurance

Here are five simple facts which most Life Insurance buyers still do not often know about their policies

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Three Reforms That The Indian Life Insurance Industry Desperately Needs

Needless to say, a thorough clean-up of the ecosystem is the need of the hour. Here are three steps that the new IRDAI Chairman may want to consider taking, in order to reform the industry

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5 Life Insurance Mis-selling Pitches Doing The Rounds These Days

Here are the top five questionable pitches doing the rounds these days. If you hear any of them, make sure you exercise caution before proceeding!

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5 Reasons To Not Use Traditional Life Insurance Plans To Save Taxes This Year

Don't go for traditional or non-linked Life Insurance plans to save taxes. Use term plans to build out a significant death benefit, and ELSS Mutual Funds to fill in your Section 80C gap. Within the Life Insurance space, ULIP's are a far better long term bet compared to traditional policies

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5 Common Insurance Myths Busted

If you must insure a life, it should be your own – with your child as the nominee. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense?

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Trends And Outlook For Life Insurance In 2018

2018 will be the witness of unique distribution models that includes India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) getting into selling insurance products

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Plan Ahead To Live And Leave Well

Financial needs are unique to your distinct life-stage and risk-appetite, and will acquaint you to your own levels of financial discipline

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Three Life Insurance Planning Mistakes To Avoid

Most Life Insurance plans, barring some low-cost ULIP's, make for lousy retirement planning solutions

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The Lifetime Security

Weigh the pros and cons before you sign your life savings over to a life insurance company. Once you buy an annuity plan, you permanently lose access to your hard-earned capital – PMVVY is an exception

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Three 'Compounding Killer' Investing Habits To Avoid

The next time you're about to fall for this pernicious little trap, take a pause and consider that doing so would almost fully negate any compounding benefits that could have accrued on this corpus

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5 Reasons To Not Consider Non-linked Life Insurance Plans

Non-Linked Plans have very poor exit options. They do not attain a surrender value until after you've paid the third premium, and post that, the amount you can recoup from the plan in any given year builds up gradually to 90% or so over several years

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3 Misleading Life Insurance Marketing Communications That Are Doing The Rounds

Here's a compilation of the top three most misleading insurance marketing communications that are doing the round these days. As they say in Life Insurance parlance - "Caveat Emptor" or "Let the Buyer Beware!"

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