SBI Life Insurance launches SMART ULIP with NAV Guarantee
2 nd March 2009
SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd announced the launch of an innovative Unit Linked product SMART ULIP available for a limited period only. The product provides NAV guarantee of the highest of 168 fortnightly NAVs during first seven years or NAV at maturity, whichever is higher. In case of the unfortunate event of the death of the life insured during the policy term, the nominee receives the higher of Fund Value or Sum Assured.
The plan also offers the convenience of a shorter premium paying term allowing customers to pay premium for limited period of either 3 or 5 years and avail Tax Benefits u/s 80 C and 10(10 D) of the Income Tax Act.
Mr. U. S. Roy, MD & CEO, said: "The security of a guaranteed NAV with a relatively short (3/5 year) term of premium payment will help the customer once again to invest with confidence. The introduction of SMART ULIP is a demonstration of SBI Life's commitment to a customer-centric approach, by offering life insurance solutions appropriate to the times"
SBI Life's SMART ULIP works with Flexi Protect Fund and Money Market Fund. Flexi Protect Fund provides capital protection and optimum returns based on systematic asset allocation that dynamically invests in a well diversified equity portfolio which generates capital appreciation over a medium term, while the debt and money market instruments in this fund lock in the capital appreciation.
The SMART ULIP plan can be availed by an investor who is atleast 8 years or at most 60 years of age. The maturity age is upto 70 years. One can pay premium a yearly, half yearly, quarterly or monthly premium depending on his/her convenience. Smart ULIP has a minimum yearly premium of Rs 50,000 and fixed Sum Assured which is 5 times the annual premium.