Askari Bank in collaboration with EFU Life brings a high value Savings and Life Protection Plan that enables you to reach your financial goals in life with added benefit of comprehensive life insurance coverage. Whether it is for your children’s education or marriage, buying a house, ensuring regular income after retirement, a trip overseas, or any other vital need, the large accumulated funds would help you attain your goals. The plan can also be customized to meet specific needs of the individuals.
Unit Accumulation and Investment Fund
Every contribution paid towards the plan is invested in an internal investment fund of EFU Life selected by the customer. The contributions are utilized to buy units of the Fund at the prevailing offer price. The objective of the funds is to maximize capital growth by investing in a balanced portfolio spread across a wide range of investment experts who adjust the mix of the underlying investments in the light of economic conditions and investment opportunities.
Fund Selection Option
Under this option, the new policyholders of Askari Bank have an option to select a unit fund based on their risk appetite and investment objective at the inception of their policies. The policyholders will have an option (conditions apply) to select from the following three unit funds:
Fund Acceleration Premiums
The is a regular contribution plan but also gives the flexibility to top-up the savings for depositing surplus funds as lump sum contributions in the plan. These lump sum contributions can be made at any time during the policy term.
The minimum and maximum ages at entry are 18 and 60 years next birthday respectively.
The plan is whole of life and provides the benefits of life assurance protection and investment throughout life. This “open-ended” nature of the plan ensures that one has the flexibility of withdrawing funds at any point in time based on one’s needs and circumstances.
The minimum annual premium under the plan is Rs. 18,000/-.
For Fund Acceleration Premium payments, the minimum contribution is Rs. 18,000/- and the maximum contribution in a year is 5 times the current year’s annual regular contribution.
Built-In Accidental Death and Disability Benefit
The plan provides immediate fund in case the assured parent dies due to accidental cause or suffers a disability. The amount of payout is up to 10 times the basic annual premium with a maximum payout limited to Rs. 2.5 Million.
Built-In Waiver of Premium Benefit
In case an individual is unable to follow an occupation due to sickness or accident (permanent total disability), the contribution of the plan would be made by EFU Life.
Investment with a “Safety Net”
The moment one starts saving with the Saving Plan, he will enjoy a guaranteed level of life assurance protection. This cover means that in case of death the dependants will receive:
Access to Savings at all times
The plan provides complete access to the accumulated fun value at all times. After the contributions have been paid for two full years, the Fund can be withdrawn for its full or partial value.
To supplement the benefits of the plan, the following additional benefit riders may be added:
The proportion of Basic Plan regular contribution allocated to investment is as follows:
|Policy Year||Allocation %|
|4 and 10||100%|
|11 onwards||100% plus Loyalty Bonus allocation|
Loyalty Bonus Allocation
A Loyalty Bonus unit allocation applies every 5 years, starting from the 11th policy year. The bonus allocation is a percentage of the average Basic Plan contribution paid up to the policy year immediately prior to the year in which Loyalty onus is to be allocated.
The extra unit allocation, in addition to the Basic Plan contribution is as follows:
|Policy Year||Extra Unit Allocation|
|And so on in later years|
The following charges apply on the plan:
This is the guaranteed amount payable on death. The sum assured may be selected from a range depending on the age at entry. The sum assured is determined as the Basic Plan annual premium multiplied by the “Protection Multiple” which can be selected from the following table:
|Age||Protection Multiple Range|
|18 – 35||5 to 75|
|36 – 40||5 to 50|
|41 – 49||5 to 35|
|50 – 60||5 to (70 – age)|