Difference Between Term Insurance And Money Back Plan
Updated On Aug 25, 2021
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Money-back plans are life insurance cum investment plans under which the life assured gets a part of the whole sum at every regular interval and not a lump sum amount at the end of the term. These types of plans are best suited for those who want to save their money through insurance and at the same time want to maintain liquidity throughout.
Term plans, on the other hand, are pure protection plans which provide life assured and his family with financial coverage in case the life assured meets an unfortunate event. On purchasing a term insurance plan the life assured gets the life coverage or the sum assured in case the life assured dies while the policy is still active.
The benefits of both money-back plans and term insurance plans are discussed shortly.
Benefits Of Buying Money Back Plan
Here are some benefits listed that one gets on buying a money-back plan:
Provides Survival Benefits
A money-back plan gives the life assured a part of the sum assured at regular intervals. These payouts are known as survival benefits. Along with that regular sum, these plans also provide the life assured with maturity benefits as well as bonus (if any) at the time of plan maturity.
Provides An Insurance Cover
Although seen as an effective investment product, a money-back plan is also an insurance instrument. You can choose a suitable cover that can be used to meet the monetary requirements of your loved ones in your absence. Such plans bring in reliability and let your family members live a dignified life even when you are not around them.
Money-back plans are ideal for those who do not want any form of risk in their return policy. As there is no risk involved in these plans one can freely opt for money back plans.
Provides Tax Benefits
The premiums paid under this plan are deductible under Section 80C of the Income Act 1961. However, the premium must be less than 10% of the sum assured of the policy. The sum assured receivable under the plan is tax-free under Section 10 (10D) of the Income Tax Act 1961.
Benefits Of Buying A Term Insurance Plan
The benefits of purchasing a term insurance plan are listed below:
In case of an unfortunate demise of the life assured the family gets a lump sum amount as the death benefit to stay financially sound. The family can opt to choose what form they want the payout, either lump sum amount all at once or an income annually or monthly.
One can get a high valued life coverage from term plans by paying a very low premium. Premiums can be paid yearly or mid yearly or monthly, depending on the policyholder. The earlier one buys a term plan the lower he or she has to pay the premium.
Critical Illness Coverage
In case of serious illness coverage included in the buy one buys, he or she is assured to get a lump sum amount during the treatment of a critical illness under most of the term plans either by default or by way of a rider option. This makes it more advantageous for the purchase to purchase it.
You can get tax benefits on premiums paid under Section 80C along with premiums paid towards critical illness benefits under Section 80D of the IT Act. The lump-sum amount received by nominees as the sum assured/death benefit is also exempted from taxes under Section 10 (10D).
A term insurance plan gives death benefits, maturity benefits, optional death and disability benefits on purchasing. A money-back plan helps one to meet the requirement of a regular flow of money over a period of time. Both are beneficial in their own ways. This article clearly has stated all the benefits one gets on purchasing either a term insurance plan or a money-back plan.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.