Kotak e-Term Plan
Kotak e-Term Plan provides a high level of protection to your loved ones in your absence.
Kotak E-Invest Plan
Kotak e-Invest plan is a complete Unit-Linked Insurance Plan that can be customized as per your goals and needs.
Kotak Guaranteed Savings Plan
Kotak Guaranteed Savings Plan is a savings and protection plan that helps you achieve long-term financial goals and provides an insurance cover against any eventuality.
Kotak Lifetime Income Plan
Kotak Lifetime Income Plan gives you the security of your income continuing thru your life and in your absence throughout your spouse's lifetime!
Kotak Health Shield
Kotak Health Shield Plan helps secure your finances in sudden medical expenses such as Cardiac, Liver, Neuro, and Cancer (all early and significant illness stages/conditions of cancer), along with offering protection for personal accidents - in case of accidental death or disability.
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Since the start of 2020, the world has been facing one of the biggest and most serious public health challenges of the century, i.e., COVID-19 infection. The viral disease was declared a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organisation), and since its onset, it has claimed several lives worldwide, and the death count continues to rise every day.
Even as the world went into a lockdown and people found themselves restricted to their homes, the risk of falling sick and having no financial aid left many worried. This is where term insurance plays a critical role. Having a term plan allows you to secure your family’s financial future in the event of an unfortunate demise.
A term plan provides financial aid to the family by providing a death benefit to the policyholder’s family if the policyholder passes away during the policy period. While term insurance is one of the most uncomplicated life insurance policies in the market, many people have a misconception about it, particularly whether a term plan covers death due to COVID-19.
Yes, if you have purchased a term plan, your existing policy will cover death due to COVID-19. Since the deadly infection has claimed many lives, the IRDA has directed all the general and health insurance companies in India to include death due to COVID-19 under the existing policy coverage scope.
Consequently, all insurance companies consider death due to COVID-19 as general death, and if you have a term plan, you can be assured that the family members will receive the sum assured. However, you must know that the family will receive the benefits only if you have paid all the premiums. Also, the insurance company may ask the nominee to submit relevant medical proof to support their claim.
If you don’t have a health insurance policy or any insurance coverage to protect your family, you can buy a term plan to protect your family from the financial distress caused by the virus. Since everyone is at risk of catching the infection, it is better to stay protected against the financial hassles it brings by having adequate insurance protection.
A term plan is the most cost-effective way to give your family the financial security they need in the event of your demise due to COVID-19. Additionally, since the deadly infection has a severe impact on people of all age groups in different ways, you can consider buying a term plan with additional riders like a critical illness cover to get more comprehensive coverage.
Many people suffer from comorbidities like heart disease, live ailments, kidney issues, etc., due to COVID-19. If you are diagnosed with any such conditions, the insurer will immediately pay the sum assured to cover the treatment cost, which can often run into several lakhs. Funding the treatment cost without insurance can significantly impact your finances; it could mean depleting all your savings.
Suppose the critical illness leads to your demise. In that case, the family will get the death benefit, which will help them meet their necessary expenses and carry on with their regular lifestyle even in your absence.
Term insurance policy is a must-have for all. It allows you to secure your family’s financial future against death due to COVID-19. The policy will financially compensate your family for the loss of income due to your demise.
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