You cannot switch from traditional term plan to e-term plan

Nov 27 2012, 12:54 IST
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SummaryI bought the Preferred Term Plan from Kotak four years ago. Now, we have better e-term plans in market.

of the demise of the life assured. It is advisable to separate insurance and investment. You can take a term policy with waiver of premium rider and invest in mutual funds to maximise benefit and return. The sum assured will depend on the future cost of need of the child— education, marriage, etc.

How do deductibles work in health insurance policy?

Swapna Choudhary

In an insurance policy, the deductible is the amount of expenses that must be paid out of one’s pocket. The balance is paid by the insurer in case of a claim. The policy becomes cheaper if deductibles are opted for. A company can also reduce the claim burden. For example, if the sum assured is R5 lakh with a deductible amount of R50,000 and the claim is R2 lakh, the company will pay a claim of R1.50 lakh only. Top-up policies are cheaper and are becoming popular due to deductibles.

The author is chief financial planner with Max Secure Financial Planners. Send your queries at

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