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Savings, Investments and Insurance – Three Different Animals

Does the title surprise you? Then it’s mainly because you have been using these three terms interchangeably, without knowing the actual difference between them. Hopefully, at the end of this article, you’ll realise how different these three animals are from each other. To start with, let’s look at the following scenarios. Scenario 1: Nitesh is […]

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Should you top up your health insurance?

Medical costs are skyrocketing by the day. To combat these costs, most individuals opt for either a personal insurance policy, or a group insurance policy that is provided by their organizations. However, the average corporate or individual insurance cover falls in the range of 1 lakh -3 lakh. With the complexity of diseases and the […]

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Identifying your insurance needs

Securing your family’s well-being is one of the most important goals in life. One way to ensure this is by planning for their protection against uncertain events through insurance. An untimely death can cause a major setback to your family – both emotionally as well as financially, especially if you are their sole breadwinner. What […]

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Seven Secrets to Choose the Best Health Insurance Plan

Medical costs and the complexity of diseases keep increasing by the day. A minor surgery can cost you anywhere between Rs 30,000 and Rs 60,000, while a cardiac treatment can cost you Rs 5 lakh, depending on the city and hospital you choose. One way to handle this rising cost is by taking a medical […]

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Kotak Assured Income Plan: What’s In It For You

Kotak Assured Income Plan (AIP) is a flagship product from Kotak Life Insurance Company. It aims to provide guaranteed income to the policy holder, along with a life insurance cover, for a period of 30 years. How the plan works In this plan, the premium needs to be paid for a fixed tenure of 10 […]

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Online Vs Offline Term Insurance – A Comparison

In the market, insurance companies are increasingly introducing online term plans for lesser premiums to customers. This, in one way, is exciting news as it means more savings. However, price shouldn’t be the main criteria for choosing something as important as term insurance. Here are a few pointers that will help you make the right […]

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A Glance on Health Insurance for Senior Citizens

Why a health insurance policy for senior citizens In general, health insurance can be availed as a floater plan. For example, in a family floater policy, a policyholder, his wife, his children and his parents are covered. However, the premium charges are higher if his parents are above 60 years of age. Due to this […]

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New Insurance Regulations and You

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has enforced new regulations on life and general insurance companies to make policies more customer-friendly. As a result, all insurance companies have refiled their products in accordance with the new regulations. These changes have been in effect since January 2014, with over 500 new policies that are in […]

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Is Children’s ULIP Suitable for You?

As a parent, you must have paid a sizeable sum of money as donation for your kid’s admission in school. Besides this, you also have to regularly pay a certain sum of money for your child’s fees, and additionally, you have to save for his/her higher education too. However, with rising costs of education, it […]

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