Citizens of India can now insure their life by paying the least premium. Modi government has launched a accidental insurance scheme titled Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and life insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMJJBY). You just have to pay premium of 12 Rs per anumm for the accidental insurance and 330 Rs for the life insurance. The silent feature of the scheme are
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana PMSBY
Eligibility: Available to people in age group 18 to 70 years with bank account.
Premium: Rs 12 per annum.
Payment Mode: The premium will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the subscribers account. This is the only mode available.
Risk Coverage: For accidental death and full disability – Rs 2 Lakh and for partial disability – Rs 1 Lakh.
Eligibility: Any person having a bank account and Aadhaar number linked to the bank account can give a simple form to the bank every year before 1st of June in order to join the scheme.
Terms of Risk Coverage: A person has to opt for the scheme every year. He can also prefer to give a long-term option of continuing in which case his account will be auto-debited every year by the bank.
Who will implement this Scheme? The scheme will be offered by all Public Sector General Insurance Companies and all other insurers who are willing to join the scheme and tie-up with banks for this purpose.
The premium paid will be tax-free under section 80C and also the proceeds amount will get tax-exemption u/s 10(10D).But if the proceeds from insurance policy exceed Rs.1 lakh , TDS at the rate of 2% from the total proceeds if no Form 15G or Form 15H is submitted to the insurer.
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
Highlights of The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY – SCHEME 2 – FOR LIFE INSURANCE COVER)
Eligibility: Available to people in the age group of 18 to 50 and having a bank account. People who join the scheme before completing 50 years can, however, continue to have the risk of life cover up to the age of 55 years subject to payment of premium.
Premium: Rs 330 per annum. It will be auto-debited in one installment.
Payment Mode: The payment of premium will be directly auto-debited by the bank from the subscribers account.
Risk Coverage: Rs. 2 Lakh in case of death for any reason.
Terms of Risk Coverage: A person has to opt for the scheme every year. He can also prefer to give a long-term option of continuing, in which case his account will be auto-debited every year by the bank.
Who will implement this Scheme?: The scheme will be offered by Life Insurance Corporation and all other life insurers who are willing to join the scheme and tie-up with banks for this purpose.
How to apply online
Application form can be filled online through Jana Suraksha and Financial Services website and also through the websites of banks. After downloading you can fill the form and submit it to your nearest bank. Online application can also be made.
SBI Netbanking users can netbanking to make the application. Go the the My accounts tab and select the select the social security scheme from the left side. Select the desired scheme and proceed.
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