1. WHAT IS ANNUITY?

An annuity is a contract, where an income is paid at regular intervals, in return for a lump sum paid up-front. Upon paying the lump sum to the insurance provider, the annuity payouts may commence as early as the next month. The income amount is generally guaranteed for life and is can be availed in various combinations and options. Just like Life Insurance insures against the risk of pre-mature death, Annuity insures against the risk of living too long.

2. WHAT IS SBI LIFE – ANNUITY PLUS?

SBI Life – Annuity Plus is an individual, non-linked, non-participating immediate annuity product.

Under this product, the proposer has to pay a single premium for an immediate annuity for single life or for two lives. After purchasing the annuity, the first annuity installment is paid one year, six months, three months or one month after the date of the purchase of the annuity depending on the mode of annuity payment selected which is yearly, half-yearly, quarterly or monthly respectively.

3. WHO CAN AVAIL THIS PLAN?

The product offers immediate annuities to the individual/s, who wish to purchase the annuities being vested on their pension products in consideration of the accumulated funds/ corpus/ pension amount (known as compulsory purchase annuity) or who wish to get regular income throughout their lifetime.

The product can also be purchased by the banks/ financial institutions, who wish to purchase the immediate annuities in respect of the annuity payments for their commitments to home-owners under the reverse mortgage schemes.

4. HOW DOES SBI LIFE – ANNUITY PLUS WORK?

  • Step 1:
    The proposer chooses the one-time lump sum he/ she wishes to pay
    OR
    The proposer chooses the annuity installment he/ she wishes to receive

  • Step 2:
    The proposer thereafter chooses the benefit from the range of annuity options available

  • Step 3:
    He/ She chooses the annuity payout frequency – monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or yearly

  • Step 4:
    Annuity payout would be directly credited to the policyholder’s designated Bank Account on the pre-chosen interval

Once in a year the annuitant shall be required to submit an existence certificate to continue receiving annuity payouts.

5. WHY SHOULD SOMEONE BUY THIS PRODUCT?

SBI Life – Annuity Plus offers the below benefits:

  • Regular income through annuity payout at guaranteed rate for lifetime.
  • Option to have lifetime annuity for self and your partner (spouse, children, parents, parents in law or siblings)
  • Flexibility to choose annuity payouts – monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly.
  • Option to advance annuity payouts.

6. WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?

Age** at Entry
Min.: 40 years Max.: 80 years
The Maximum difference between the ages of both annuitants cannot exceed 30 years.
Policy Term
Lifetime
Premium Frequency
Single Premium
Minimum Premium
Such that the annuitant can be paid minimum annuity as per the annuity payment mode. The minimum annuity payment under various modes is as under:
Annuity Payment Mode
Minimum Annuity (Rs.)
Monthly
1,000
Quarterly
3,000
Half-Yearly
6,000
Yearly
12,000
 

**All the references to age are age as on last birthday.

7. IS THERE AN INSURANCE COVER AVAILABLE UNDER THIS PLAN?

The base plan is a pure income/ payout plan but the annuitant can avail of insurance cover by opting for the ADB (Accidental Death Benefit) Rider.

In the event of accidental death of the annuitant, a lump sum benefit (Rider Sum Assured) would be payable to the nominee/ legal heir. This Rider Sum Assured would be 12 times the annualised annuity or purchase price, whichever is the lower multiple of Rs. 1000.

8. WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS ANNUITY OPTIONS UNDER THIS PLAN? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS UNDER THESE ANNUITY OPTIONS?

There are 14 annuity options (10 options under Single Life annuity and 4 options under Joint Life annuity) under this plan. These are as below:

A. Single Life Annuity

i. Life time Income– Annuity is payable at a constant rate throughout the life of the annuitant. On death of the annuitant, all future annuity payments cease immediately and the contract terminates.

ii. Life time Income with Capital Refund

  • Life time Income with Capital Refund – annuity is payable at a constant rate throughout the life of the annuitant. On death of the annuitant, 100% of the premium will be refunded to the nominee and the contract will terminate.
  • Life time Income with Capital Refund in parts – annuity is payable at a constant rate throughout the life of the annuitant. The premium would be returned in parts as follows:
    Case 1: if the annuitant dies during the first 7 years, 100% of the premium will be refunded to the nominee and the contract will terminate
    Case 2: on survival of the annuitant at the end of 7 years, 30% of the premium will be refunded to the annuitant. On death, balance 70% of the premium will be refunded to the nominee and the contract will terminate.
  • Life time Income with Balance Capital Refund – annuity is payable at a constant rate throughout the life of the annuitant. On death of the annuitant, balance premium equal to the premium less sum total of annuities paid, will be refunded to the nominee. If this balance is not positive, then no death benefit is payable and the contract will terminate.

iii. Life time Income with annual increase

  • Life time Income with annual increase of 3% – an increasing annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant which is increased by a simple rate of 3.00% p.a. for each completed year.
  • Life time Income with annual increase of 5% – an increasing annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant which is increased by a simple rate of 5.00% p.a. for each completed year.

iv. Life time Income with certain period

  • Life time Income with certain period of 5 years – annuity is payable at a constant rate for a fixed period of 5 years and thereafter annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant.
  • Life time Income with certain period of 10 years – annuity is payable at a constant rate for a fixed period of 10 years and thereafter annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant.
  • Life time Income with certain period of 15 years – annuity is payable at a constant rate for a fixed period of 15 years and thereafter annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant.
  • Life time Income with certain period of 20 years – annuity is payable at a constant rate for a fixed period of 20 years and thereafter annuity is payable throughout the life of the annuitant.

B. Joint Life Annuity

i. Life and Last Survivor

  • Life and Last Survivor with 50% income – annuity is payable at a constant rate till the first annuitant is alive. On death of the first annuitant, 50% of the annuity payment will continue throughout the life of the surviving second annuitant. On death of last survivor, annuity payments will cease immediately and the contract will terminate. If the second annuitant pre – deceases the first annuitant, annuity payments will cease on death of the first annuitant.
  • Life and Last Survivor with 100% income – annuity is payable at a constant rate till the first annuitant is alive. On death of the first annuitant, the same annuity will continue throughout the life of the surviving second annuitant. On death of second annuitant, annuity payments will cease immediately and the contract will terminate. If the second annuitant pre – deceases the first annuitant, annuity payments will cease on death of the first annuitant.

ii. Life and Last Survivor with Capital Refund

  • Life and Last Survivor with 50% income with Capital Refund – annuity is payable at a constant rate till first annuitant is alive. On death of the first annuitant, 50% of the annuity payment will continue throughout the life of the surviving second annuitant. On death of the second annuitant, premium will be refunded to the nominee, annuity payments will cease and the contract will terminate. If the second annuitant pre-deceases the first annuitant, annuity payments will cease on death of the first annuitant.
  • Life and Last Survivor with 100% income with Capital Refund – annuity is payable at a constant rate till first annuitant is alive. On death of the first annuitant, the same annuity will continue throughout the life of the surviving second annuitant. On death of the second annuitant, premium will be refunded to the nominee, annuity payments will cease and the contract will terminate. If the second annuitant pre-deceases the first annuitant, annuity payments will cease on death of the first annuitant.

9. FOR CUSTOMERS PURCHASING ANNUITY OUT OF VESTING CORPUS, WHAT ARE THE ANNUITY OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

Such customers can choose any of the 14 annuity options.

10. CAN THE ANNUITY PAYOUT DATE BE ADVANCED?

Yes, at inception the annuitant may choose to advance the annuity payout. However, the advancement will be subject to the below conditions:

  • Advancement is available only where the annuity payout mode chosen is yearly or half-yearly.
  • The desired date of first annuity is at least 90 days from the date of purchase of the annuity.
  • An additional interest will be charged for the notional delay in receiving the premium.

11. IS THERE ANY HIGH PURCHASE PRICE INCENTIVE?

Large purchase price incentives are available as additional annualised annuity per Rs. 1,000 premium as per the below grid:

Premium
Incentive on annualised annuity
Less than Rs. 150,000
Nil
Rs. 150,000 to Rs. 299,999
Rs. 2.50
Rs. 300,000 to Rs. 499,999
Rs. 3.50
Rs. 500,000 and above
Rs. 4.25

12. CAN THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDER BE AVAILED AT ANY TIME DURING THE POLICY TERM?

No, the rider can be availed at the time of entry only by paying an additional premium for the rider.

13. WHAT IS SBI LIFE - ACCIDENTAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDER?

SBI Life-Accidental Death Benefit Rider is an individual rider which has been attached to this product. This rider covers the life assured against the risk of death due to accident.

In the event of death due to an accident, a lump sum benefit, i.e., the Rider Sum Assured would be payable to the nominee/ legal heir.

An accident is a sudden, unforeseen and involuntary event caused by external, visible and violent means.

The death should occur within 120 days of the date of accident solely and directly due to injuries caused by the accident and should be independent of all other causes.

14. WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS UNDER SBI LIFE – ACCIDENTAL DEATH BENEFIT RIDER?

Death due to the consequences of or occurring during the events as specified below are not covered:

  • Infection: Death caused or contributed to by any infection, except infection caused by an external visible wound accidentally sustained
  • Drug Abuse: Life assured under the influence of Alcohol or solvent abuse or use of drugs except under the direction of a registered medical practitioner
  • Self-inflicted Injury: Intentional self- Inflicted injury including the injuries arising out of attempted suicide.
  • Criminal acts: Life assured involvement in Criminal and/or unlawful acts with unlawful or criminal intent.
  • War and Civil Commotion: War, invasion, hostilities, (whether war is declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution or taking part in a riot or civil commotion.
  • Nuclear Contamination: The radioactive, explosive or hazardous nature of nuclear fuel materials or property contaminated by nuclear fuel materials or accident arising from such nature.
  • Aviation: Life assured participation in any flying activity, other than as a passenger in a commercially licensed aircraft.
  • Hazardous sports and pastimes: Taking part or practicing for any hazardous hobby, pursuit or any race not previously declared and accepted by the Company.

15. CAN THIS POLICY BE SURRENDERED?

No. Surrender facility is not available under this plan.

16. IS LOAN AGAINST POLICY AVAILABLE UNDER THIS PLAN?

Loan facility is not available under this plan.

17. CAN THIS POLICY BE ASSIGNED TO SOMEONE ELSE?

No. This policy cannot be assigned to any other person.

18. WHAT IS FREE LOOK CANCELLATION?

There is a 15 day free-look period for policies sourced through any channel mode other than distance marketing and 30 days for policies sourced through distance marketing. In unlikely event when the policyholder is not satisfied with the terms and conditions of the policy, and wishes to cancel the policy, he/she can do so by returning the policy to the company along with the letter requesting for cancellations within 15 days for policies sourced through any channel mode other than distance marketing and 30 days for policies sourced through distance marketing of receipt of policy. Premiums paid will be refunded after deducting stamp duty cost incurred and any annuities paid.

For product conversion cases, free look cancellation is not allowed; however the policyholder can change the annuity option during the free look cancellation period and continue the policy.

For purchase price received from other insurers or entity on behalf of the annuitant, free look cancellation option is applicable. However, the purchase price will be returned to that insurer or entity from where the same was received.