ICICI Pru Life Stage Wealth II Insurance Plan is a unit linked insurance plan that lets you choose from a bouquet of investment options depending on your appetite for risk. And, of course, offers multiple choices to decide how a policyholder’s savings would be invested based on his risk appetite.
So what are the investment options it offers:
|Age of Policyholder (in years)||Multi Cap Growth Fund (Equity based)||Income Fund (Debt based)|
Now let us have a look at some of the other benefits ICICI Prudential Life Stage Wealth II Insurance Plan has to offer
Ø Top up: You have the flexibility to invest surplus money over and above your regular premiums but you must add at least Rs. 2,000 to the kitty.
Ø Loyalty Additions: Paid at the end of every policy year, starting from the 10th policy year, on payment of all due premiums.
Ø Tax Benefits: The premiums paid are tax deductible from your annual income up to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh (across all investments). The maturity benefits—the profit you make over time—to is tax free.
Ø Flexible premium payment options: The policyholder can either pay premium throughout the policy term or for a limited period.
Having gone through the key benefits of this plan, let’s now examine its various aspects in detail.
|ICICI Pru LifeStage Wealth II at a glance|
|Maximum Premium||Rs. 100,000 per annum for all premium payment
|Modes of Premium Payment||Yearly / Half yearly / Monthly|
|Premium Payment Term (PPT)||
|Policy Term||10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years|
|Minimum Sum Assured for
Age at entry below 45 years
|Higher of (10 × annual premium) and
(0.5 × Policy Term × annual premium)
|Minimum Sum Assured for
Age at entry 45 years & above
|Higher of (7 × annual premium) and
(0.25 × Policy Term × annual premium)
|Maximum Sum Assured||As per maximum Sum Assured multiples|
|Min/Max Age at Entry||7 / 65 years|
|Min/Max Age At Maturity||18 / 75 years|
|Tax Benefits||Premium and any benefit amount received under this policy will be eligible for the tax benefit as per the prevailing Income Tax laws.|
Investment Options (Funds)
This unit-linked insurance policy gives you the following array of 8 investment options (funds), each having a varied proportion of equity and debt, for you to choose from (based on your risk appetite and expectations of returns) –
|Fund name||Asset classes invested in (as a % of overall fund portfolio)|
|Bank Deposits & Money Market Instruments||Equities||Government Securitiess, Bonds, Fixed Deposits|
|Opportunities Fund ( This fund aims to generate superior long-term returns from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments of companies operating in four important types of industries viz., Resources, Investment-related, Consumption-related and Human Capital leveraged industries.)||0-20%||80-100%||0-20%|
|Multi Cap Growth Fund (This fund aims to generate superior long-term returns from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments of large, mid and small cap companies.)||0-20%||80-100%||0-20%|
|Bluechip Fund(This fund aims to provide long-term capital appreciation from equity portfolio predominantly invested in NIFTY scrips.)||0-20%||80-100%||0-20%|
|Multi Cap Balanced Fund (This fund aims to achieve a balance between capital appreciation and stable returns by investing in a mix of equity and equity related instruments of large, mid and small cap companies and debt and debt related instruments.)||40-100%||0-60%||40-100%|
|Income Fund (This fund aims to provide accumulation of income through investment in various fixed income securities. The fund seeks to provide capital appreciation while maintaining a suitable balance between return, safety and liquidity.)||0-100%||0-100%|
|Money Market Fund (This fund aims to provide suitable returns through low risk investments in debt
and money market instruments while attempting to protect the capital deployed in the fund.)
|Return Guarantee Fund (This fund aims to provide guaranteed returns through investment in a diversified portfolio of high quality fixed income instruments.)||0-100%||0-100%|
|Fund Name & Its Objective||P / E Range||Allocation in Equity and
Equity related securities
|Dynamic P/E Fund (This fund aims to provide long term capital appreciation through dynamic asset allocation between equity and debt. The allocation in equity and equity related securities is determined by reference to the P/E multiple on the NIFTY 50 ; the remainder is to be invested in debt instruments, money market and cash.)||<14||90% to 100%||High|
|14 – 16||80% to 100%|
|16 – 18||60% to 100%|
|18 – 20||40% to 80%|
|>20||0% to 40%|
Surrenders are not allowed during the first five policy years. On surrender after completion of the fifth policy year, the policy shall terminate and Fund Value, including Top up Fund value, if any, will be paid to the policyholder.
Tax benefits under the policy will be as per the prevailing Income Tax laws.
If the Life Assured, whether sane or insane, commits suicide within one year from the date of issue of this policy, only the fund value, including Top up Fund Value, if any, would be payable. If the Life Assured, whether sane or insane, commits suicide within one year from the effective date of increase in Sum Assured, then the amount of increase shall not be considered in the calculation of the death benefit.