This is now followed by a notfication dated 12 July titled “IRDA (Treatment of Discontinued Linked Insurance Policies) Regulations ”. A summary of the . IRDA (Treatment of discontinued Unit Linked Policies) Regulations The lock-in period for ULIPs (and any rider issued with a ULIP) has been increased. In order to ensure fair treatment to the policyholder, IRDA has taken several single premium for the purpose of insurance cover Charges on ULIPs should be .

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Further, keeping in view the need for efficient functioning of the insurance sector for protecting the interests of policyholders, it is necessary to have reliable, timely and accurate data relating to insurance.

Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. Charges on ULIPs are mandated to be evenly distributed during the lock in period, to ensure that high front ending of guideilnes is eliminated. Also, no guideines withdrawal shall be allowed during the accumulations period.

Also there were a host of charges under different names which were being applied to your policy and only a fraction of your money was actually being invested. Link 22010 IIB’s website.

Further, there are restrictions on the business activities of the referral company to ensure that there is no misuse of the system. In short, it is to encourage use of ULIPs as a long term investment rather than as a short term investment tool.

Minimum Sum assured for age at entry of 45 years and above. They are as follows: Profiles of Top Management.

Minimum Sum assured for age at entry of below 45 years. There have been quite a few favourable changes that have been introduced in the selling of Unit Linked Insurance Plans. Distribution channel related changes: This is a great improvement to have in the ULIP category and makes it a better hybrid product with a good component guideelines insurance to go along with the investment component.

It is proposed to make the institution of the Insurance Ombudsman handle all types of complaints including those relating to policy sale and servicing rather than just restricting it to claims.


Critics had been shouting foul that ULIPs hardly offer any insurance cover for the amount of guirelines that was being invested, hence making them more of a investment tool rather than a hybrid product which offers a healthy mix of both insurance and investment.

The handling of charges was the most controversial of all things related to ULIPs. Annual reports of the Authority.

Any additional payments shall be treated as single premium for the purpose of insurance cover. In particular, IRDA has been conscious of how these changes have been impacting the policyholder and has taken several steps to bring in changes in the regulatory framework to address various concerns of the policyholder. Upon discontinuance of a policy, a policyholder shall be entitled to exercise an option of either reviving the policy or completely withdrawing from the policy without any risk cover.

Those having surplus cash usually add that to their existing policy to avail the policy benefits. The Regulations stipulate that an insurer shall recover only the incurred acquisition costs in the event of discontinuance of policy and that these charges are not excessive.

Corporate Agents Login Request. The following regulatory initiatives have been approved by the Authority during the Board meeting on But insurance companies might find this a tough pill to swallow and would be very careful before launching ULIP pension products because of this clause. The new minimum conditions are as follows:. The entire top-up amount used to go into the investment component and would not result in any increase in the amount of mortality cover that would be provided to the insured.

Responses received by the Authority are under examination and the initiative will be taken forward further. So all new ULIPs will now have a minimum term of 5 years.

The Consumer Affairs department goes beyond facilitation and works towards taking grievances to their logical end by calling for explanations where required, carrying out enquiries and inspections etc.

Unit Linked Products

Those wanting to invest for shorter periods should use mutual funds, direct equity or other ava ilable tools under the guidance of a trusted financial advisor. As a result, if one exited early, or even after 5 to 7 years, they would rarely get back even the amount which they guidelinse invested. For Regular Premium policies — Sum assured should at least 10 times the annual premium. Guaranteeing returns are not something most financial institutions are fond of doing!


So, as the names suggests, your money is locked in. My Policies Log Out. All ULIPs now have an increased death cover mortality or health cover depending on the type of policy. IRDA has increased the lock-in period for all Unit Linked Products from three years to five years, including top-up premiums, thereby making them long term financial instruments which basically provide risk protection.

Company Information About Us. The discontinuance charges have been capped both as percentage of fund value and premium and also idda absolute value. Quarterly Supplements to Journal. For Regular Premium policies — Sum assured should at least 5 times the annual premium or Rs. This rate may be changed by IRDA though from time to time.

IRDA – Unit Linked Products

View other posts from author. This will not only reduce the overall charges on these products, but also smoothen the charge structure for the policyholder.

In case of whole ieda contracts, term T shall be taken as 70 minus age at entry. For Regular Premium policies — Sum assured should at least 7 times the annual premium.

New ULIP Guidelines – Change in ULIP norms for all life insurance companies

IGMS will not only help monitor the redress systems of insurers but guuidelines create a gateway for policyholders to register complaints with insurance companies first and if need be escalate them to the IRDA Grievance Cells. List of Insurance Repositories.

Even if the market performs poorly, he would be guaranteed a fixed rate of return. Further, 201 unit linked products, other than pension and annuity products shall provide a mortality cover or a health cover thereby increasing the risk cover component in such products.

Even Distribution of Charges: Programmes to advance understanding of RTI.