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    Why Renewing Your Policy is as Important as Buying it?

    Last Updated On 01-07-2021

    Life is full of uncertainties, and so, one of the most important concerns is protecting your loved ones in your absence. No matter how much you plan or how many precautions you take, you can never be fully prepared for the future. However, life insurance plans do offer the much-needed assurance that your family will be financially secure in the case you cannot provide for them. When you buy term insurance, you are essentially preparing a financial shield for your family.

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    But only buying a term not enough. You have to ensure you pay all your premiums on time to keep the plan active. Non-payment of premiums can cause the term insurance policy to lapse. If your insurance policy lapses, it is important that you renew your term insurance policy in time to ensure that the financial security net for your family remains intact.

    Reasons why renewing your term insurance policy is as important as buying it:

    1. Ensure continuous financial security for the family: The main reason for getting term insurance is to financially protect your family when you are not around anymore. However, when you fail to renew your policy, the plan loses its purpose. Renewing your term insurance policy is important to protect your loved ones from facing a financial crisis in case of your unfortunate demise. Hence, you should pay equal importance to buy and renew your term insurance plan.

    2. Avail full policy benefits: Term insurance plans are life insurance plans with a pure risk cover and no savings component. Hence, when you fail to renew your term insurance plan, you fundamentally lose out on the benefits of all the premiums you have paid. If you keep your policy active and renew it timely, your family can get the term insurance policy benefits.

    3. Avoid higher premiums: When you buy term insurance, the insurance company considers your age, medical condition, lifestyle, gender, weight, etc., for determining the premiums. Your smoking habits also affect your term plan premiums; however, that does not mean you cannot have a policy. If you buy a term plan. at a young age and in sound health, your get lower premiums because of lower risk. In case you fail to renew your term plan, you lose out on the low premiums and also miss the benefits of the previous premiums paid. Further, if you buy term insurance at a later stage in life, you will get the same assured for a much higher premium due to increased risk.

    4. No medical tests: When you do not renew your term plan. and buy term insurance later, you have to start afresh. This means that you have to undergo medical examinations, which can be a hassle. Hence, it is better to opt for a timely renewal instead of purchasing a new plan.

    5. Avail full tax benefits: A significant benefit of buying an. term insurance policy is the tax benefit. The premiums you pay for your term plan. qualify for tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. You can get up to ₹1.5 lakh in exemption under this section. But when you fail to renew your term insurance policy, you will not able to claim tax benefits for the year in which you have not paid the due premium.

    Apart from these benefits, renewing a term plan. is an easy and quick process. PNB MetLife allows you to buy a term plan. and renew it smoothly and quickly. without any hassle or additional documentation.



    The aforesaid article presents the view of an independent writer who is an expert on financial and insurance matters. PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. doesn’t influence or support views of the writer of the article in any way. The article is informative in nature and PNB MetLife and/ or the writer of the article shall not be responsible for any direct/ indirect loss or liability or medical complications incurred by the reader for taking any decisions based on the contents and information given in article. Please consult your financial advisor/ insurance advisor/ health advisor before making any decision.

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    As your trusted life insurance partner, PNB MetLife is with you amidst the current COVID-19 outbreak. Our policies also cover COVID-19 Claims. In case of a Death Claim, kindly submit the signed Claim Intimation Letter mentioning the policy number, brief of the insured event and other claim documents on the email mentioned herewith. Please write-in to us at or You can also call us on 1800-425-6969 for death claims intimations and for any queries on Monday - Saturday between 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

    PNB MetLife Insurance, amongst the trusted Life Insurance companies in India, aims to provide a wide range of Life Insurance products that suits the needs of an individual at every stage of his life. Life Insurance Plans range from Term Life Insurance PlansTerm PlanProtection PlansLong Term Savings Plans , Retirement Plans & Child Education Plan.

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