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Sahara Kavach

Objective

This is a pure risk cover that aims to provide financial support to family members in case of death of the insured.


What does it do?

This policy pays sum assured to the nominee in case of unfortunate demise of the life insured. The policy has no surrender or maturity value. The policy offers additional rebate on annual and semi-annual mode of premium payment.


Pros

The plan offers a rebate of 3 per cent and 1.5 per cent for annual and semi-annual mode of premium payment respectively.
Minimum sum assured is low at Rs 5 lakh.
Premiums qualify for taxation benefits.


Cons

The choice of policy term is limited to 15 and 20 years, which may not suit everyone.
The plan doesn’t offer any riders for additional protection.


Suited for

A simple term cover is recommended for everyone looking after dependents.


Our View

This is a simple term insurance policy that can be taken by anyone looking for a plain term insurance for shorter tenure. Make sure you have sufficient health and accident cover as there are no riders for enhanced protection.

Eligibility
Entry Age (years) 
Minimum18
Maximum50
Maximum Maturity Age (years)65
Policy Term (years) 
Minimum15
Maximum20
Sum Assured (Rs) 
Minimum500000; in multiples of 50000 thereafter
MaximumNo limit
Premium Payment FrequencyYearly, Half-yearly, Quarterly, Monthly (via ECS only)
Premium Payment TermEqual to policy tenure
Policy CoverCover remains fixed for the tenure of the policy
Other Features 
Free Look CancellationIn case, you are not satisfied, you may choose to cancel the policy within 15 days of receiving the policy documents. Upon such cancellation, you will be paid back the premiums, minus the cost of stamp duty, medical reports and proportionate premium for the period for which the risk was covered.
Grace PeriodYou are allowed to pay premiums within 30 days for annual, semi-annual and quarterly premium and 15 days for monthly mode from the due date. If a due premium is not received within the grace period, your policy will lapse and the life insurance cover will be terminated.
Lapsed Policy ReinstatementYou can reinstate your lapsed policy any time (within 5 years from the due date of the first unpaid premium) by paying all the due premiums with interest and undergoing underwriting requirements, if any.
Tax BenefitsSection 80C and Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 would apply.
ExclusionsIn case of death by suicide during the first policy year, or within one year from the date of reinstatement, no death benefit is payable. Further, if the Life Assured under the policy, whether medically sane or insane, commits suicide, within one year of exercising the option to increase the Sum Assured, then the amount of increased Sum Assured will not be considered in the calculation of the Death Benefit
Customer Service 
AddressSahara India Life Insurance Company Limited Corporate Office: Sahara India Centre, 2, Kapoorthala Complex, Luckhnow-226024
Mail To[email protected]
Call On1800 180 9000 from 10 AM to 5 PM
SMSSERVICE' to 58888
Annual Premium
Policy term (in years)Age (in years)
253035404550
15601665968536122221843228324
206208718097001396821340NA
Figures indicate premiums (after dicount) on a Rs 20 lakh policy for an age over different policy tenures exclusive of service tax