Premiums in ULIPs

Premiums in ULIPs

Unit-linked insurance plan is a market-linked insurance plan which aggregates best insurance and investment. This type of plan is linked to the capital market and offers flexibility to invest in equity as per risk appetite. Premiums in a ULIP can be chosen and the sum assured gets calculated accordingly. This is different from any traditional life insurance plan, where the sum assured needs to be chosen and given your age, the premium is calculated accordingly.

The premium for ULIP is divided into multiple categories. The subcategories for the charges are Premium Allocation charges, Policy administrative charges, Fund management charges, etc.  Mortality is charged for the sum assured chosen and the rest of the amount is invested according to the option selected by the policyholder.

There are some other charges like surrender charges, switching charges, discontinuance charges, etc. which is applicable only if the option is executed and not otherwise.

Some ULIPs and their premiums

There are many good plans out there for ULIP with different premiums.

  • Aegon Life I maximize secure plan – The minimum entry age is 7 to 55 years and the minimum premium charged for this plan is from INR 24,000 to INR 36,000. The admin charges will be INR 100. The policyholder can switch 4 times in any year free of cost.
  • Bajaj Allianz Future gain – Minimum age of entry is 1 to 60 years. Minimum premium charges are INR 25,000. Policy admin charges are as low as INR 33.33. The policyholder will get to switch between policies as many times as they want.
  • PNB MetLife smart Platinum – Minimum premium payment for this policy is INR 30,000 to INR 60,000. Maximum admin fee you will be charged is only INR 40. Free switches are only 4 times a year.
  • Max Life Fast track growth Fund – The minimum premium paid for this policy is INR 25,000 to INR One Lakh. The maximum admin fee charged to the policyholders are INR 1,500 every year.
  • SBI Life Wealth Assure – The minimum premium payment is INR 50,000. You will be charged an administration fee of INR 45 every year.
  • ICICI Prudential wealth builder 2 – The premium payment varies from INR 24,000 through INR 48,000. For this policy, the policyholder will be charged INR 500 every month.

Tax Saving in ULIPs

Smart tax planning is the first step for sensible financial planning. Spending on ULIP products is considered one of the most reliable tax saving options in India. Along with the money creation benefits it offers in the long term, ULIP offers you to save some tax on your income every year.

Under the Government of India’s income tax act, under the section 80C, policyholders of ULIP can save up to 1.5 lakhs for the premium payment every year. Even the maturity benefit is tax free for all insurance plan U/S 10(10D). The only condition to keep in mind for the tax saving is that the premium payment should be only 10% of the sum assured …

How to select the best environmental monitoring tool

One of the significant task for any sensors is to monitor the usage, faults availability and the overall performance of a specific field. The environmental monitoring tool is based on either software or the hardware-software combination that checks and collects data on the performance metrics. With these tools, you can tract a behavior and understand the performance thresholds in the environment.

How it works

Generally, monitoring tools help in tracking, detecting and analyzing a data from a specific field. It helps in examining data in real-time enabling user to respond to them as well as keep track efficiently. With this, users can identify most issues and be able to explain the root cause. These capabilities can help in saving money by enabling people to avoid complex ways of solving and understanding problems in the environmental monitoring and response. When selecting the environmental monitoring tools, you must make sure that it will help you achieve your long-term goals easily. The following are some of the things you must put into consideration:

Scope

Before you even think of going with a tool, you must ask yourself these questions:

  • Will be the data gathered be from single or multiple sites?
  • Will the app need monitoring to be updated other things each time to get a more precise data?
  • Can the app help you with achieving as well?
  • Will the virtual environment like the storage files or custom files be needed to be monitored?

After answering those questions and you have made your decision, you can now proceed to other things. You should do your research to make sure you have the best choice at hand.

Connectivity and Scalability

The field of study will not remain the same. Every day there will be new changes, and for this reason, you should make sure that the tool you are going for can cope with the adjustment. You might also need to incorporate other instruments for better results; if that is the case, go for the tool that will help you achieve that. Alongside connectivity, topology mapping will help to identify and place the data input with respect to the data output. This mapping is essential not only to show the visual correlation of data but also assist you in maintaining your environmental data.

Ability to spot trends

A good environmental monitoring tool should be able to identify trends as well as what is normal. This is particularly important to the user who wants to give future predictions of the performances of the environment. Automatic alerting ensures that the user is notified if there are any drastic changes on the monitored data. This can signal an important update or something that is out of the ordinary -like a new trend- therefore giving you an opportunity to respond to the alert respectively. Generally, it is advisable to go for the tool that is comprehensive, and it not only meet your needs but also scalable for future events.…