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Canara HSBC OBC Smart Future Plan

What is the Plan all About?

Smart Future Plan is Non-Participating Unit Linked Plan that takes care of your family’s immediate and future financial needs, even in case of your death or total & permanent disability. This plan helps build wealth by investing in 5 available fund options.

You can choose premium funding benefit at inception for:

  • Option I: Death only
  • Option II: Death or Total & Permanent Disability (TPD)

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What are the Key Features?

  • Life Cover based on your protection needs
  • Total & Permanent Disability Benefit
  • Option to alter the sum assured
  • Receive fund value as maturity benefit
  • Flexible policy terms
  • Invest in 5 fund options
  • Auto Funds Rebalancing
  • Safety Switch Option
  • Access cash through partial withdrawals
  • Avail tax benefits

What are the Fund Investment Options?

This policy offers following 5 investment funds and you have the option to invest in any one or combination of fund options.

  • Equity II Fund
  • Growth Plus Fund
  • Balanced Plus Fund
  • Debt Plus Fund
  • Liquid Fund

What are the Plan Benefits?

Death Benefit

    In the event of death of the life assured during the policy term, the higher of Sum Assured or 105% of total premiums paid Plus all future premiums are funded by the Company and Fund Value is paid on maturity.

    If the policy is in discontinuance state, the Death Benefit is equivalent to the Proceeds of Discontinued Policy Fund.

Total & Permanent Disability Benefit

    In the unfortunate event of Total & Permanent Disability (if opted), All future premiums are funded by the Company and Fund Value is paid on maturity.

    The death cover shall continue after the acceptance of the Total & Permanent Disability claim.

Maturity Benefit

    On survival of the life insured till the end of the policy term, the Fund Value is payable.

Settlement Option

    On maturity, you can opt to receive your money in installments over a maximum period of 5 years. This option can be exercised 3 months prior to the policy maturity. No life cover is applicable during this settlement period.

Auto Funds Rebalancing

    Auto Funds Rebalancing helps maintain allocation of your investment in a specific proportion across funds, irrespective of market movements. Upon choosing this option, after every 3 months, it automatically rebalances the allocation of your investments across funds in proportion as chosen by you.

Safety Switch Option

    Safety Switch Option helps you to move funds systematically to a relatively low risk Liquid Fund in the last 4 policy years.

Alter the Sum Assured

    Increase or Decrease in Sum Assured is allowed from 6th policy year onwards. This option is available once in a policy year, up to a maximum of three times during the entire policy term. Increase/Decrease in sum assured does not result in any change in your premium amount. Request for any change in sum assured should be given at least 60 days before the policy anniversary.

Switching

    You can switch among 5 available fund options to suit your changing investment needs. The minimum switch amount allowed is Rs 10,000.

Premium Re-direction

    Premium Re-direction facility is available to alter future premium allocation. Option to alter the allocation proportion of your premiums can be exercised from 2nd policy year onwards.

Partial Withdrawal

    Partial Withdrawal is allowed from 6th policy years onwards. The partial withdrawal facility takes care of any unforeseen financial need. The minimum partial withdrawal amount allowed is Rs 10,000. The minimum fund value required after such withdrawal should be at least equal to 120% of the annualized premium.

Bonus

    The plan is not eligible for the bonuses, as it is a non-participating insurance plan.

Loan Benefit

    No loan benefit can be availed under this plan.

Surrender Value

    Upon surrendering the policy with-in the lock-in period of 5 years, the fund value less applicable discontinuance charges is credited to the ‘Discontinued Policy Fund’ and it is refunded upon completion of the lock-in period. The proceeds after addition of interest subject to a minimum guaranteed interest rate of 4% per annum or as stipulated by IRDAI is payable after the end of the lock-in period.

    Upon surrendering the policy after the lock-in period of 5 years, the Fund Value as on the date of surrender is payable immediately.

Who can Buy the Plan?

Factor Minimum Maximum
Age (as on last birthday) 18 Years 51 Years (policy Term 10/15 Years), 49 Years (policy Term 20 Years), 45 Years (policy Term 25 Years)
Age at Maturity 28 Years 61 Years (policy Term 10 Years), 66 Years (policy Term 15 Years), 69 Years (policy Term 20 Years), 70 Years (policy Term 25 Years)
Policy Tenure 10/15/20 Years 25 Years
Premium Paying Term (PPT) 10 Years 20 Years, Subject To Lower Than Or Equal To Policy Term
Premium Paying Mode Annually & Monthly -
Premium Amount For Policy Term 10 Years- Rs 50,000 (annually), Rs 5,000 (monthly) For Policy Term 15/20/25 Years- Rs 25,000 (annually), Rs 3,000 (monthly) No Limit
Sum Assured < 45 Years: Higher Of (0.5 * Policy Term * Annualized Premium) Or 10 * Annualized Premium >= 45 Years: 7 Times The Annualized Premium Depending On Age And Chosen Policy Term (subject To Underwriting)
Freelook Period 15 Days/30 Days (for Distance Marketing Channel) From The Receipt Of The Policy -
Grace Period 30 Days (15 Days For Monthly Mode) -
Plan Type Offline -

Is any Rider Available with this Plan?

No rider is available under this plan.

What are the Plan Charges?

Premium Allocation Charges: The Premium Allocation Charge is 8.4%/6.4%/5.4% during the 1st policy year, 2nd & 3rd  policy year, 4th to 10th policy year, respectively when opted for annual mode. It is 7.25%/5% during 1st policy year/2nd to 10th policy year, respectively when opted for monthly mode.

Policy Administration Charge: Policy administration charge is 0.05% per month of the annualized premium during 1st to 5th policy years. This charge increases by 20% every five years, subject to a maximum of Rs 500 per month. This charge is deducted at the beginning of each policy month by cancelling units till the maturity of the policy.

Mortality Charges: Mortality charge is based on the age of the life insured, Life Cover, Premium Paying Term and Premium Funding Benefit option chosen. If you have opted for Premium Funding Benefit option II, an additional charge is levied on Sum at Risk. This charge is deducted every month by cancellation of units.

Fund Management Charges: Fund management charge levied is a percentage of the Fund Value. It is 1.35% p.a for Equity II Fund, Growth Plus Fund, Balanced Plus Fund & Debt Plus Fund, 0.80% p.a for Liquid Fund, 0.50% p.a for Discontinued Policy Fund. Fund management charge for Liquid Fund may be revised up to 1.35% p.a on prior approval from IRDAI.

Discontinuance Charge: This charge is levied, in case the policy is discontinued during the first 4 policy years. This charge is levied as applicable under the policy terms & conditions. For more details, please refer the policy brochure.

Switching Charge: You can avail 6 free switches during a policy year. A charge of Rs 250 is levied per switch when opted for subsequent switches in the same policy year. This charge can be revised to Rs 500, with prior approval from IRDAI.

Premium Re-direction: Premium re-direction once in a policy year is available.

Partial Withdrawal: 4 free partial withdrawals are allowed during a policy year. A charge of Rs 250 is levied when opted for subsequent withdrawal in the same policy year. This charge can be revised to Rs 500, with prior approval from IRDAI.

Miscellaneous Charges: Charge for Increase in Sum Assured or change in the premium payment mode after policy issuance, is levied up to Rs 250. This charge can be revised to a maximum of Rs 500, upon prior approval from IRDAI.

Taxes: The charges mentioned under this plan are subject to applicable tax and cess, as applicable.

Is the Plan, eligible for Tax Benefit?

Tax benefits can be availed under section 80C & 10(10D) under the Income Tax Act, subject to change in tax laws.

How the Plan Works?

Mr. Raman aged 35 years, is leading a happy life with his wife ananya and a daughter sanya. He wants to build a corpus amount, so his family can achieve their dreams such as sanya’s education, her marriage, etc. He also wants to ensure financial security of the family, in case of a mishap. He thus opts for Smart Future Plan (premium funding benefit option I) with the premium payment term of 15 years, annual premium amount of Rs 1,00,000, and sum assured of Rs 10,00,000.

Scenario A- Maturity Benefit: In case of his survival till maturity of the policy, the Fund Value is payable. On maturity, you can opt to receive your money in installments over a maximum period of 5 years.

Scenario B- Death Benefit: In the event of death of the life assured during the policy term, the higher of Sum Assured or 105% of total premiums paid Plus all future premiums are funded by the Company and Fund Value is paid on maturity. In the unfortunate event of Total & Permanent Disability (if opted), All future premiums are funded by the Company and Fund Value is paid on maturity.

Canara HSBC OBC Smart Future Plan Benefit Illustration