# How sum assured is calculated?

**Asked by: Mr. Geovanny Stokes**| Last update: July 27, 2022

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**Multiply your family's annual expenses to that number and then add that to the net liabilities** t o get approximate sum assured. If you feel that the decided sum assured won't be sufficient then you can raise the sum assured. Though for that you must be ready pay the higher premium amounts.

## How is sum assured insurance calculated?

For calculating the minimum cover you need, you can go by the common thumb rule of having a sum assured that is **10 times your annual income**. So if your current annual income is ₹10 lakh, you should have a life cover worth at least ₹1 crore.

## What is sum assured in LIC with example?

Sum assured is **a pre-decided amount that the insurance company pays to the policyholder when the insured event takes place**. For example, when you buy life insurance policy, the insurer guarantees to pay a sum assured to the nominee in case of the insured person's demise.

## How much is sum assured?

As a general practice, calculation for Sum Assured in a Term Insurance policy is - **Minimum Sum Assured = Annual Income x 10 times + Loans/Liabilities**. If you can afford the premiums (which are pretty affodable for the kind of cover which you get), we recommend that you go in for 15 to 20 times your annual income.

## Why sum assured is less than total premium?

As per the above table, it is clear that premium for lesser term is more than that for higher term and total premium to be paid not to be confused with sum assured as **it is minimum amount to paid to nominee in case of death of policy holder even single premium has been paid**.

## How to Calculate CORRECT SUM INSURED for your Assets?

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### Is sum assured paid on maturity?

Paid-up Sum Assured on Maturity: The Paid-up Sum Assured on Maturity is **the amount paid at the maturity of the guaranteed savings plan after all the premiums have been paid**.

### Do we get sum assured after maturity?

Maturity amount is the value or sum paid by your insurance provider after your policy matures or when its term ends. While **sum assured is the guaranteed amount paid to the policyholder without including any bonus amount**, maturity amount includes additional bonuses as well.

### What is the maximum sum assured?

The sum assured depends upon the income of the person and typically a maximum of **up to 10 times the annual income** is allowed as the sum assured.

### What is the minimum sum assured?

The sum assured is **a minimum guaranteed amount that your unit-linked investment plan gives your nominee in case of your death**. However, when it's a death case, the insurer will have to pay the policyholder or the nominee the highest value of the following: The minimum sum assured, or. The fund value as on that day, or.

### How much LIC will I get after maturity?

Maturity Benefit: In case of Life Assured surviving the stipulated date of maturity, **40% of the Basic Sum Assured along with vested Simple Reversionary Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus, if any, shall be payable**.

### How is LIC paid up calculated?

Paid-up Value- This is calculated by **multiplying the sum assured with the ratio of the number of premiums paid to the number of premiums payable**.

### How the bonus is calculated in LIC?

For instance, **if your insurer has declared a bonus of Rs 45 per Rs 1000 on your endowment plan with an annual premium of Rs 25000 and a Sum Assured that is 20 times of Annual Premium**, your bonus will amount to Rs 22500 (Rs 500,000 x 45/1000).

### How is maturity amount calculated in insurance?

The basic format is **Sum Assured + Bonuses + Final Additional Bonus (if declared)**. An example for calculation demonstration: Mr Z buys a policy of Sum Assured 15 Lakh with a term of 20 years. The insurance company includes Bonuses and Final Additional Bonus in the maturity value as per their company policy.

### Does term insurance depend on salary?

Generally, the insurance experts suggest following the rule of thumb, i.e., **your term insurance coverage must be at least 15 to 20 times your current annual income**. So, if your current annual income is Rs. 10 lakhs per annum, it would be prudent to purchase a term plan with a sum assured of Rs. 2 crores.

### What is the difference between sum insured and sum assured?

**Sum insured is the value applied to Non-life insurance.** **Sum assured is the value applied to Life insurance policies**. It basically is based on the principle of indemnity, that provides a reimbursement/ compensation to damage/loss. It is that fixed amount that the insurer pays the policyholder in case of an eventuality.

### What happens to term insurance after maturity?

Maturity benefits are the sum assured along with bonuses that your life insurance provider pays to you when you survive the policy tenure. Thus, maturity benefits turn regular life insurance products into saving instruments. However, **term insurance offers pure protection without any maturity benefits**.

### Is LIC bonus guaranteed?

With time, these investments generate profits for the insurer. These profits are distributed to eligible policyholders as bonuses at the end of each financial year. Bonuses are typically paid out on participating life insurance plans, and **they are not 'guaranteed**.

### Is LIC return guaranteed?

LIC's Jeevan Vriddhi is a single premium plan wherein the risk cover is a multiple of premium chosen by you. **On maturity this plan offers a Guaranteed Maturity Sum Assured and Loyalty Addition, if any**. Death benefit: On death, Basic Sum Assured shall be payable.

### Can I withdraw LIC bonus?

This means that **you have to have held the policy for a minimum timeframe of three years before you can surrender it**. Once you have surrendered your LIC policy, the insurer will provide you with a portion of money known as 'accumulated bonus' along with the premiums that you have paid for that period of time.

### What is basic sum assured in LIC?

The basic sum assured under LIC policies is **the guaranteed cover amount payable to the assigned beneficiary on the death of the life assured**. The amount is pre-defined by the policyholder at the time of policy issuance as per his/her assessment of the future needs of their families.

### What happens if I stop paying LIC premium after 3 years?

For single premium policies, the surrender value gets acquired after the first year itself. In case you haven't paid even 2 or 3 years' premium (as per the case above) and want to discontinue, **the insurer will not pay you back anything and will not convert it into a paid-up policy** either. The money is all but lost.

### Can I surrender my LIC policy after 3 years?

**Under the guaranteed surrender value, the policyholder can surrender their policy only after the completion of 3 years**. This means that the premium has to be paid for a minimum period of 3 years. If you surrender after 3 years, the surrender value will be around 30% of the premiums paid till date.

### Which LIC plan gives maximum returns?

LIC Plans with Highest Return. LIC offers a wide range of life insurance policies designed to provide higher returns. The following plans by LIC provide you with the maximum benefits - **Jeevan Amar, New Children's Money Back Plan, New Endowment Plan, New Money Back Plan- 20 years, and New Jeevan Anand Plan**.