Of late I have been attending a lot of spiritual programs. The core emphasis of these discourses is that this life is temporary and at anytime we may have to leave this abode. So while we are living we must prepare and channelize are actions to deserve a glorious death. Most of these discourses encourage a habit to simplify life and plan ahead. These teachings inculcate in us the habit of being more responsible person. After attending these seminars I feel that life is a celebration and should be lived that way. Pure celebration comes with discipline and sense control. One can celebrate life by eliminating or churning out worries from our lives. Worries can be eliminated by acceptance of the inevitable and counteracting the avoidable stressful situations of life.
Insurance is such a tool devised to thwart the financial impact of any such contingencies or stressful situations in life. People who are winners in life are always understood to be as good planners. They foresee the future and formulate action plans accordingly. Since I am attending these programs I am trying to bring lots of positive changes in my life. I am trying to take as much control of my life as possible. In these discourses I also learnt that our own attitude towards the problem defines the magnitude of that problem.
Now I would like to be less preachy here. Among the many things that I am trying to change in my life in recent times is calculating what all and how much insurance policies I must have to ensure maximum protection of me and family, of course keeping in mind my budget. In my search I found that the top two essential insurance policies that a family holder must have is term insurance and family health insurance.
Here in this article I would emphasis more on term plan as unlike health insurance plans many people have ambiguity about it. A term insurance policy basically aims at replacing the income of the earning person of the family. In the event of death of the breadwinner of the family the impact is double edged. Apart from the fact that the family is emotionally shattered a huge financial burden also befalls their shoulders. In most cases the family members have to lessen their standard of living. The adolescents may have to start work earlier and may have to sacrifice on higher studies. But if the person had taken term insurance plan and he/she dies in that stipulated term the nominees of the policyholder get a pre agreed amount called the sum assured at the time of death. This sum assured is generally twenty times the current annual income of the policy proposer (the bracket may change according to age and health condition). With attractive tax benefits under section 80 C and 10(10)D of the Income Tax Act,1961 these term plans also come with various useful features depending upon insurer companies.
Thus, I would advise you all to compare first before just buying. It is always favorable to get more and more number of quotes from different companies to get the best deal. Don’t just go for the companies you hear of from friends or whose advertisement you see most on TV. To get a fair and unbiased comparison you may take help of various specialized insurance comparison portals available online. According to studies, people have saved significantly when they have purchased insurance plans after comparing on these portals or service provider websites.