Guidelines on Standard Individual Immediate Annuity Product, ” Saral Pension” Yojana
Guidelines on Standard Individual Immediate Annuity Product, “Saral Pension”
|Name of the Product||“Saral Pension,” pre-fixed by the Insurer’s Name.|
|Type of the Product||Individual Immediate Annuity.|
|Brief description of the product||This is a Single Premium, Non-Linked Non-Participating Immediate Annuity Plan.|
|Target Market||Indian Population who wants to purchase Annuity.
All types of lives shall be covered including Male, Female and transgender.
|Premium Payment Option||Single Premium, being the purchase price for the annuity.|
|Type of Annuity Options||Life Annuity with Return of 100% of Purchase price (ROP)Under this option, Annuity is paid for life of the annuitant. In addition, 100% Purchase Price will be returned to the nominee / legal heirs on death of the annuitant. Joint Life Last Survivor Annuity with Return of 100% of Purchase Price (ROP) on death of the last survivor. In this case, the annuity is first paid to the annuitant for life. After death of the annuitant, if the spouse is surviving, the spouse continues to receive same amount of annuity for life till his/her death. Subsequently, on death of the spouse, Purchase Price shall be payable to nominee / legal heirs. However, if the spouse has pre-deceased the annuitant, then on the death of the annuitant, the Purchase price shall be payable to the nominee / legal heirs.|
|Mode of Annuity payment||Monthly, Quarterly, Half-Yearly and Yearly. Payments shall be in arrears only, which means that the first annuity payment will start after the modal duration; for example after three months in case of quarterly mode. Modal factors to be derived with an interest rate consistent with pricing rate of interest.|
|Benefits payable on: Death
Surrender on diagnosis of critical illness of the annuitant(s)
|In case of single life annuity, 100% of Purchase price.
In case of joint life annuity, after death of the annuitant:
– If the spouse is surviving, the spouse continues to receive same amount of annuity for life till his/her death. Subsequently, on death of the spouse, 100% Purchase Price shall be payable to nominee / legal heirs.
– However, if the spouse has pre-deceased the annuitant, then on the death of the annuitant, the Purchase price shall be payable to the nominee /legal heirs.
Annuity is payable during the survival of the annuitant.
There is no Maturity Benefit under the product.
The policy can be surrendered any time after six months from the date of commencement, if the annuitant or the spouse or any of the children of the annuitant is diagnosed as suffering from any of the critical illnesses specified in the Policy Document, based on the documents produced to the satisfaction of the medical examiner of the Insurer. The list of critical illnesses may be revised from time to time by the Authority as needed. On approval of surrender, 95% of the Purchase Price shall be paid to the annuitant, subject to deduction of outstanding loan amount and loan interest, if any. On payment of surrender value, the policy stands terminated.
|Loan||Loan can be availed any time after six months from the date of commencement of the policy. Maximum amount of loan that can be granted under the policy shall be such that the effective annual interest amount payable on loan does not exceed 50% of the annual annuity amount payable under the policy. Under joint life option, the loan can be availed by the primary annuitant and on death of the primary annuitant, it can be availed by the secondary annuitant.
The interest on loan shall be at 10-year G-Sec rate per annum as at 1st April, of the relevant financial year, as published by M/s. FBIL, plus not more than 200 bps and shall be applicable for all loans granted during the period of twelve months, beginning 1st May of the relevant financial year.
The loan interest will be recovered from the annuity amount payable under the policy. The loan interest will accrue as per the frequency of annuity payment under the policy and it will be due on the date of annuity. The loan outstanding shall be recovered from the claim proceeds under the policy. However, the annuitant has the flexibility to repay the loan principal at any time during the currency of the annuity payments.
Note: Whenever the purchase price is paid through cheque, the Insurer shall ensure that before commencing payment of annuity or allowing loan or surrender payment, the cheque is realized.
|Minimum Annuity||Rs. 1000 per Month, Rs. 3000 per Quarter, Rs. 6000 Per half year and Rs. 12000 per annum.|
|Maximum Annuity||No Limit|
|Minimum & Maximum Purchase Price||This depends on Annuity Amount.|
|40 Years last birthday
80 Years last birthday
|Policy Term||This is a whole Life Product|
|Restrictions||No restrictions; including no restriction on travel or future occupation.|
|Commission||As per the current norms|
|Distribution Channel||All types of distribution Channel. This is left to the insurers.|
|Free Look cancellation||As per Current Norms|
|Pricing of the Product||Pricing is left to the insurers. However, annuity rates should be derived based on actuarial principles and ensure that such annuity rates are fair and reasonable to customers. Band wise Annuity rates shall be derived in respect of the following bands:|
|Band||Purchase Price range|
|Band -1||Less than Rs. 200,000|
|Band – 2||Rs. 200,000 to less than 5,00,000|
|Band – 3||Rs. 5,00,000 to less than 10,00,000|
|Band – 4||Rs. 10,00,000o less than 2,500,000|
|Band – 5||Rs. 2,500,000 and above|