Ease Your Tax Burden - Invest Now


An small investor (and tax payer) is one who manages his finances in such a way that the TDS is just equal to the tax he is supposed to pay for a particular year. You need to balance your needs based on need for liquidity in hand, investment returns and tax savings.

Every individual get more tensed in the month of February /March every year as in this month when they feels like they are being subject to extortion in form of Tax Deduction at Source or Advance Tax. And advised if not want to pay tax then go to invest in tax saving investments.
There could be moments when you feel that you have paid too much of taxes or too much of tax has been deducted from your salary. So to avoid such situation one should start planning their taxes from the beginning of the year itself so that you don’t end your year by paying more taxes.
When the employer deducts tax at source, more particularly, during last two months, as he would like to avoid defaults on his part, to save on interest and penalties, he shall consider all your investments which give you tax deductions or savings. While deducting tax at source, he shall consider investments such as in
Insurance premium,
Provident fund contributions,
National saving certificates,
Investment in pension plans,
ULIPs, Mediclaim etc.
Not only this, he shall also consider certain amounts spent by you on specified items and on your health such as 
Tuition fee of children (80C), 
Repayment of principal amount of home loan (80C),
Medical expenses (80D, 80DD), 
Expenses on specified illnesses (80DDB) (upto Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 60,000 for senior citizens (Rs 1,00,000 wef A.y 2019-20) and for super senior citizen Rs 80,000 from A.y 2016-17 to 2018-19 ( Rs 1,00,000 from A.y 2019-20)
Any amount of interest paid on educational loan (80E) etc.
Donations made to specified eligible funds etc are also eligible for allowance (100% or 50% depending upon type of donation.
Employer is also supposed to consider your house rent receipts but may ask for landlord’s PAN number also.
You can plan you taxes including TDS by integrating your tax planning and investment planning. The investments you make should also have a tax saving objective. If choosing between two options with similar returns and safety features, tax saving would play an important role. In such situations, investments like housing, provident funds, insurance, equity linked saving options etc. can give you some relax feeling.

However, if tax has been deducted in absence of investment or forget to inform the Deductor in time (like bank etc), and your tax liability does not arise as per your income details or tax deduction becomes more than actual tax liability, you should not worry much as it is now mandatory for tax payers to quote then bank account number and details in the return itself which makes refunds faster, safer and hassle free.

Why We Need Health Insurance ?

Why-health-insurance-is-very-important-for-everyone?Mostly people asks when a insurance agent offer health insurance policy to a person that why they need health insurance policy for him or their family members.

Here I shall discuss, Why health insurance is very important for everyone even if they are financially strong?

Answer are very simple, every one knows it though they like to ignore, like if we close our eyes, problem can not find us. 

Few points are here : 
  • People are saving money for their Future Goals, 

  • Savings do not happen in a day or in a month, It takes YEARS, 

  • Life is very UNCERTAIN and DISEASES are a part of that uncertainty.


When DISEASE comes, it spoils all FUTURE PLANNING because it COSTS HIGH especially Critical illnesses like,  
  •  Cancer: 5 Lakh and more 

  •  Heart Ailments : 3 Lakh to 8 Lakh or more, 

  • Kidney Issues: 5 Lakh to 15 Lakh or more, 

  • Liver Failure: 5 Lakh to 15 Lakh or more,


These diseases are DANGEROUSLY increasing in India now a days due air pollution, living habits, diet we take are infected. 

Remember every People are not that much FINANCIALLY STRONG to spend 5 Lakh to 15 Lakhs easily at a go...

Mostly during illness people might have to sell their PROPERTY, GOLD and OTHER VALUABLES or dig deep into their savings to meet these medical needs.

People also end up BORROWING money from others, sometime at higher Rate of Interest.

But HEALTH INSURANCE helps to SAVE hard earned money by just paying some REASONABLE PREMIUM,

BUY  HEALTH INSURANCE STAY CONFIDENT and PROTECT YOUR WEALTH.

Because There's nothing more important than a good health. That's our principal Capital Asset.


Doctor Saves Life...... And We (health insurance providers) ....... Saves your Lifestyle.

Understand, Why we need health insurance, then call me @ 9958781151

How to Avoid Insurance Claim Rejection ?

Life insurance is not just a tax saving tool, it is a serious financial product which if used correctly can be a bless for your family and dependents. We people take life insurance to safe our future from any mishappen.      
How-to-Avoid-Insurance-Claim-Rejection ?
But it will be only if it get paid to our nominee on time without hassle. There are so many clauses, conditions and exceptions in insurance policies. Failure to meet any of these conditions would result in no insurance benefit being pay out. Most often, insurers rely on legal loopholes and clauses in their policy documents to avoid making payments of sums assured, but surprisingly a large number of times, the fault and blame belongs to the customers themselves.
Here are some points to ensure yourself as a customer that you always get paid.
1. Don't Conceal Information:- While taking a life insurance policy any information pertaining to your health/habits which can put an impact should disclose. Any pre-existing disease or condition or smoking/drinking habits or anything that can be linked as being as cause to your hospitalization or death will be investigated and if you have not disclosed to the company about it then sum assured & other benefits will not be given to you or your dependents/nominee. Remember your premiums are decided on this information. If there is nothing that can be held against you then the insurer will have to honor the insurance claim.
2. Accept Medical Examination: After certain age, life insurer ask for sponsored medical examination and test to get better understanding of your medical condition. These test may also help you detect diseases early, and treat them accordingly. These test will decide acceptance/rejection of policy or clear your doubts about any future rejection of claims due to concealing health information. 
3. Pay Insurance Premium On-Time: Remember Insurance company only settle claims on Active Insurance Policies. But there are number of people who do not understand that delaying premium payments result in lapsed policies. Once your policy get lapse, you are no longer covered and all your premiums paid that far will be rendered useless. Your nominee may lost their legal validity to get sum assured on death from the company. In some cases delaying your insurance premium payments lead to Late Payment Surcharge for re-reinstatement of the policy.
4. Nominee Information: Nominee is the person who will receive any and all benefits that come out of your insurance policy in your absence. Nominee should be generally that person whose livelihoods are directly depends on you being alive and well. So nominate some one is more important. If you are single than nominate your parents, if married then spouse or children. Whatever your present relationship status is, always keep nominee name update so that some benefits will to some dependents of yours. If there is no nominee then death benefits may be freeze/rejected.
5. Scrutinize the Policy Documents: Merely telling the insurance agent everything about your medical history will not qualify him to understand and explain all on the form about your medical history. Insurers decide your premium payment amount, overall coverage, and even some exclusions based on whats' filled out in your forms. No one knows better that you, and you need to make sure the insurance provider knows too. You need to take the time out of your busy schedule and check the form that all details are filled in order and truthfully. Check Clauses such as the exception list that indemnifies the insurer from any kind of liability towards you exist all over your policy documents. 

Keep  yourself informed about all developments with your insurer. Keep yourself informed about the details in your policy documents. Stay well informed about the conditions under which you will be eligible for a claim. 

Tax Benefits For Senior Citizens

In this blog we will discuss Income Tax Benefits to Senior Citizen available as per Income Tax Act. A person becomes senior citizen once he attains 60 years of age. Income Tax Department categories Senior citizen into two part. First Senior Citizen is with age bracket of 60 years to 79 years old and Second Senior Citizen is with age bracket of 80 years and above. 
Income-Tax-Exemption-Available-for-Senior-Citizen
There are some tax exemption available for senior citizen. From F. Y. 2011-12 qualifying age limit for senior citizen has been reduced from 65 years to 60 years and from F Y 2015-16 exemption limit for senior citizen has been enhance from 2,50,000/- to 3,00,000/-. 

A new category of Very Senior Citizen has been introduced in F Y. 2011-2012 (A Y 2012-13) with qualifying age 80 years and above with enhance exemption limit of Rs.5,00,000/-.

Senior Citizens and very senior citizen are granted a higher exemption limit as compared to normal tax payers.

EXEMPTION LIMITS
The Exemption Limit of a Senior Citizen for the financial year 2016-17 available to a Resident Senior Citizen is Rs.3,00,000/-. An Additional benefit of Rs.50,000/- in form of higher exemption limit available to Resident Senior Citizen in comparison to non-senior citizen.
The Exemption Limit of a Very Senior Citizen for the financial year 2016-17 available to a Resident Senior Citizen is Rs.5,00,000/-. An Additional benefit of Rs.250,000/- in form of higher exemption limit available to Resident Very Senior Citizen in comparison to non-senior citizen and Rs.2,00,000/- higher than Resident Senior Citizen.

TAX BENEFIT OF MEDICAL INSURANCE
From Financial Year 2015-17 (A Y 2016-17) a Resident Senior Citizen can claim higher deduction of Rs.30,000/- under section 80D on insurance premium paid for Medical Insurance. Earlier it was Rs.20,000/-

HIGHER DEDUCTION U/S 80DDB
Section 80DDB provides deduction to an assessee in case of expense on medical treatment of specified ailments. Deduction Limits is Rs.40,000/- for normal patient while deduction limit Rs.60,000/- for a senior citizen patient.
From A Y 2016-17 higher limit of deduction of upto Rs.80,000/- is allowable for the expenditure incurred in respect of the medical treatment of a Very Senior Citizen.

TDS EXEMPTION ON BANK DEPOSITS
Senior Citizen can claim exemption on the Tax Deducted At Source (TDS) on interest income earned on bank deposits. It can be done by submitting Form 15H  under Section  197 of the IT Act.

HIGHER INTEREST RATES
Senior Citizen receives higher interest rates on 5 Year Fixed Deposit which is eligible for deduction from total income under Section 80C.

Effect of GST on Insurance Premium

With  a hike in GST rates to 18% from the current 15%, the insurance sector are poised to get more expensive after July 1, 2017. The immediate effect will be the increase in premiums especially for families that own Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Car Insurance.

The existing and new insurance buyers would have to bear the updated prices. The Policy holders stand a chance to be benefited if the insurance providers get a green signal on the input tax credit benefit. Unfortunately, as of yet, it is still unclear since he Center/State GST  structure is very complex. It might create confusions and conformity for the insurance buyers and increase the administrative expenses for the insurance providers. If the insurance buyers remain confused about the GST updates, then irrespective of the increase or decrease in the prices the financial strength will adversely affected. The general insurance sector will be equally impacted. The overall outgo for health, car, and various non-life plans would be increased by 3 percent.

The Insurance policies premium represents two components - Savings and Risk Coverage. The service tax is levied specified only on the premium component. 

What GST (Goods And Service Tax) Rules says, the value of service on which the GST is levied regarding the life insurance sector shall be accordingly;
(i) The gross premium would be reduced by the amount allocated for or savings or investment on policyholders behalf.
(ii) When it comes to the single premium annual policies, ten percent of the single premium would be charged from the policy holder.
(iii) In other cases, 25 percent of the premium for the first year and 12.5% of the premium in the upcoming years will be charged.
(iv) In case the total premium paid by the policy holder is towards the life insurance's risk cover, oly the 18% GST would be levied on the total premium.

There are three types of life insurance;
* Term Insurance Plans - Basic life insurance policy
** ULIP Plans - Insurance and investment under a single integrated plan
*** Endowments Plans (including money back plan) - Life insurance policies that pay a lump sum on maturity/death or a fixed sum every month (like pension)

List of new revised rates on all insurance plans are as follows :
GST RATES : NEW RATES UNDER GST FOR
INSURANCE POLICIES
INSURANCE PRODUCTS
BEFORE GST
AFTER GST
APPLICABILITY
Endowment Plans – 1st Year
3.75%
4.50%
On 25% of Premium
Endowment Plans – Renewal Premium
1.88%
2.25%
On 12.5% of Premium
Health Insurance Premium
15%
18%
On Entire Premium
Rider Premium
15%
18%
On Entire Premium
Annuity: Single Premium
1.50%
1.80%
On 10% of Premium
Term Insurance Premium
15%
18%
On Entire Premium
ULIP (On Charges)
15%
18%
On Premium minus
Investment Amount
Vehicle Insurance
15%
18%
On Entire Premium
Travel Insurance
15%
18%
On Entire Premium

Life and health insurers will not have input tax credit as it is not available for life and health insurances ( as they are for personal purposes). Even corporate policyholders with group life and health insurance for their employees will not enjoy any input tax credit.

Life insurance provided under Government Schemes are exempted from GST;
1) Janashree Bima Yojna (JBY)
2) Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna (AABY)
3) Life Micro-Insurance product (as approved by the IRDA having maximum amount of cover of fifty thousand rupees)
4) Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna (VPBY)
5) Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY)
6) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna
7) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojna 
8) Any other insurance schemes of the State Government as may be notified by Government of India on the the recommendation of GST Centre.

Procedure to Get Duplicate LIC Bonds

LIC Bond is the written contract form between insurer and insured, it is the most important documents from LIC point of view. And it is the main evidence for the policy holder that they are insured from LIC of India. So, keep it safe.

If it is misplaced due to some reason due to Shifting or theft or fire or any other reason you are not able to locate/find it then you can apply for duplicate LIC Insurance Policy bond.      

There are some documents and procedures to arrange and follow to get it from your your LIC Branch.

1. Go to your LIC Home Branch and ask the procedure.
2. Get Form No.3762 get type this details on Non-Judiciary Bond Papers of Rs.100/- as self                      declaration and get it notarize from the notary.

Along with above documents with One Photo ID and Address Proof  Submit these documents to your home branch. LIC may charge you some Stamp Charge require to be pay by applicant. The Stamp Charges may differ from Plan to Plan and value to Sum Assured (Sum Assured is the amount that an insurer agrees to pay on the occurrence of an event). Don't forget to take receipts for the same.

These procedure may take normally 5 to 7 working days. If facing any problem and want to know more about all these kindly contact me.

How To Make Claim in Insurance ?

What is Claim in Insurance?
Let’s talk about claim. Claim is the demand that the insurer (i.e. LIC of India) should redeem the promise made in the contract. Then the insurer settle the claim after satisfying himself that all the conditions and requirements for settlement of claim have been complied with.
Types of claims:-
An insured person can make claim according to condition complied to contract between Insurer & Policyholder. Claim can be made against Maturity; Death or by Surrendering a policy.
In Money Back Policy, LIC or other Insurance company also pays Survival Benefit Payment before the date of maturity.
How to Make Claims and what are the documents required for?
(A)Maturity Claims:-
When Life Insurance Policy is maturing, the insurance company will usually send intimation prior to due date at least two to three months in advance of the date of maturity with maturity amount payable details.
Policy holder should contact his servicing branch to know about claim procedures & sets of documents required. The Insurance Company asks for following documents:
(          1)Maturity Claim Form No. 3825
(          2)Original Policy Bond
(          3)Discharge Voucher with witness sign
(          4)NEFT Details with cancelled Cheques
(B)Death Claims :-
When a person with life insurance policy dies, claim intimation should be sent to the insurance company as early as possible. The Assignee or the Nominee under the policy can do this with the help of his agent or relative.
The claim intimation should contain information like Date, Place and Cause of Death. The Insurance Agent should help the Insured Person Family or Assignee to deal with the Insurance Company. The Insurance company will respond and ask for the following document :
(       1)Maturity Claim Form No. 3825
(       2)Certificate of Death
(       3)Original Policy Bond
(       4)Discharge Voucher with witness signature
(       5)NEFT Details with cancelled Cheques
*If the policy has been assigned in favour of any other person or entity like any Loan provider company – the claim amount will be paid to the assignee who will give discharge.

(C) Surrender of Policy : - Please visit post How to Surrender LIC Policy?


Insurance And Tax Savings

Insurance-And-Tax-Savings-Tips
Earlier we says for Insurance nowadays we also add Insurance with Tax Savings. Mostly people invest for tax saving purpose. And before taking any insurance plan peoples ask how much tax benefit they may get!

Here highlighting some LIC Plans with tax benefit as per Income Tax Act.

1) Deductions Under Section 80C  
   
    (i) Life insurance premium paid in order to effect or to keep in force an insurance policy on the life of the assessee or on the life of the spouse or any child of assesee and in the case of HUF, Premium paid on the life of any member thereof under an insurance policy, (Other than a contact for a deferred annuity) issued on or before the 31st day of March 2012 shall be eligible for "deduction only to the extent of 20% of the actual capital sum assured or actual  premium paid whichever is less." 
   And issued on or after the 1st day of April 2012 shall be eligible for "deduction only to the extent of 10% of the actual capital Sum Assured or Actual Premium paid  whichever is less".
     Where the policy, issued on or after the 1st day of April 2013, is for insurance on life of any person, who is - 
     (a)a person with disability or a person with sever disability (Section 80U)
     (b) Suffering from disease or ailment as specified in the rules under section              80DDB.

   (ii) Contribution to deferred annuity plans in order to effect or to keep in force a contract for deferred annuity, on his own life or the life of his spouse or any child of such individual, provided such contract does not contain a provision to exercise an option by the insured to receive a cash payment in lieu of the payment of annuity is eligible for deduction.

  (iii) Contribution to Annuity Plans like - New Jeevan Dhara, New Jeevan Dhara -I and Jeevan Akshaya -VI.


Under Section 80CCC
 New Jeevan Nidhi Plan & New Jeevan Suraksha - I Plan :- A deduction to an individual for any amount paid or deposited by him from his taxable income in the above annuity plans for receiving pension is allowed.

*The aggregate amount of deductions under U/S 80C, 80CCC & 80CCD (1) shall not in any case exceed Rs.1,50,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Fifty Thousand)*

2) Deductions Under Section 80D

a)    Deduction allowable upto Rs.25,000/- if an amount is paid to keep in force an insurance on health of assessee or his family (i.e Spouse & Dependent children) or any contribution made to the central Government Health Scheme or such other scheme as may be notified by the Central Government in this behalf or on account of Preventive health check-up of the assessee or his family.
b)    Additional deduction upto Rs.25,000/- if an amount is paid to deep in force an insurance on health of parents or on account of Preventive health checkup of the parent of the assessee, whether dependent or not.
(c) In case of HUF, deduction allowable upto Rs.25,000/- if an amount is paid to deep in force an insurance on health of any member of that HUF.
(d) If the sum specified in (a) or (b) or (c) is paid to effect or keep in force an insurance on the  any person specified therein who is a senior citizen, then the deduction available will be up to Rs.30,000/-. Here senior citizen means the person who is of sixty year or more during the previous year.
(e) In case the amount are paid in (a) or (b) or (c) on account of preventive health check up, the deduction for such amounts shall be allowed to the extent it does not exceed in aggregate Rs.5,000/-
(f) For the purpose of deduction, the payment shall be made by  - any mode, including cash, In respect of any sum paid on account of preventive health check up and Any mode other than cash in all other cases.
(g) the insurance as mentioned above shall be in accordance with the scheme framed by (i) the GIC of India or any other insurer approved by IRDA.


3) Deductions Under Section 80DD
Jeevan Aadhar Plan - Deduction from total income upto Rs.75,000/- allowable on amount deposited with LIC under Jeevan Aadhar Plan, Jeevan Vishwas for maintenance of an handicapped dependent (Rs.1,25,000/- where handicapped dependent is suffering from severe disability)

4) Exemption in respect of commutation of Pension under Jeevan Suraksha & Jeevan Nidhi Plans : 
Under Section  10(10A)(iii) of the Income Tax Act, any payment received by way of commutation of pension out of the Jeevan Suraksha & Jeevan Nidhi Annuity Plans is exempt from Tax.

5) Income Tax Exemption on Maturity / Death Claims proceeds under section 10(10D) :
As per Section 10(10D) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, any sum received under a Life Insurance Policy, Including the sum allocated by way of Bonus on such policy is exempt from tax where the sum s received as a death benefit. However, to get exemption under above section for sum received other than death benefit.
* Policy shall not be issued under Section 80DD(3)  Or
* Policy shall not be issued as Keyman Insurance Policy  Or
* Policy which has been issued on or after April 1, 2003 and the premium paid      in any of the years during the term of the policy not exceeding 20% of the          Actual Capital Sum Assured.
* Policy which has been issued on or after April 1, 2012 and the premium paid      in any of the years during the term of the policy not exceeding 10% of the          Actual Capital Sum Assured.

Where the policy issued on or after the 1st day of April 2013 is for insurance on life of any person, who is - 
(i) a person with disability or a person with severe disability as referred to in section 80U, or 
(ii) Suffering from disease or ailment as specified in the rules made under section 80DDB,


*Exemption under this section shall be available only if the premium payable in any of the years is not more than 15% of the actual Capital Sum Assured.*


Star Family Health Optima (Family- Floater)

One of the best family floater plans available in cashless health insurance (Mediclaim) sector : -

Star Health Family Health Optima

Some Points to Know before buying this policy :-

Single policy, wider coverage for whole family at an affordable premium.

* Get extra sum insured (auto recharge) at no extra cost, up to 30%  of sum insured.

* Health Checkup costs up to Rs.5,000/- for every block of 3 years of policy coverage.

* Donor expenses for organ transplantation.

* Domiciliary Hospitalization Expenses for treatment exceeding 3 days.

* Cover for over 400 day care procedures.

* Entry age 16 days to 65 years.

* Restoration benefits you can claim 100% of your sum insured
  E.g. if sum insured is 5 lac  is exhausted  we can provide you claim of 5 lac on different  
  disease..

* New born baby covered after 16 days without any extra premium..

* Pre hospitalization 60 days before

* Post hospitalization 90 Days after

* No claim bonus
  1st year 25%
  2nd year 10%

* Recharge Benefit
  On 3 lakh - 25%
        4 lac - 25%
        5 lac - 15%

* No Third Party (Direct claim settlement)

* Ambulance facility covered

* Health Checkup after 3 claim free year

* 7000 cashless hospital facility in all over India

* Tax Benefit - Under Section 80D

*  Document Require to Avail this plan :
   1Passport size photo of each family members
   1DOB Proof
   1Address proof




**  Payment mode by cheques / credit card/ cash

Read Brochure Here

If you are interest & living in Delhi then call/contact Pradip @ 9958781151.

Why Do You Need Health Insurance Policy !!!

Why Do You Need Health Insurance Policy !!!

Rising health care costs are punching a big hole in our pocket & savings. Just paying a small insurance premium are the best solution for the future (if any) financial losses. So, just avail health insurance policy to save from financial problem from worries of hospitalization.

BENEFIT OF HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY.
Do you believe that you never need health insurance policy because you are fit & fine ?
Do you believe that only benefit of health insurance policy is reimbursement of expenses in the event of hospitalization !!!
With health insurance policies you can avail benefit of CASHLESS HEALTH INSURANCE and also you can save tax U/s.80D under given limit.

With growing ages your health and income may come down and you can face problem with them. For every senior citizen health insurance policy with life time renewal facility is the best option. 

SOME OTHER BENEFIT:
Some health insurance plans offer a daily lumsum amount of compensation against your daily expenses for each of hospitalization apart from your medical bill i.e. DAILY CASH BENEFIT. No records or proof require for this. This amount amount is predefined with the policy term & condition.

The fixed pre-defined benefit type of medical insurance policies provides a fixed lump sum payment upon diagnosis and confirmation of certain critical illnesses like cancer, stroke, paralysis, kidney failure etc. Irrespective of the actual amount spent by the insured, he or she receives the lump sum amount which can be used to fund rehabilitation or on lifestyle adjustment, etc.


Health care system in India has evolved with preventive health check-ups and improved diagnostics. Certain progressive insurance companies offer benefits that are generally not associated with the health insurance policies. Some such benefits are :
**Free Consultation with the doctors
** Free health check-ups etc.

TAX BENEFIT FOR TAX PAYERS:
As per Budget 2015 tax benefit of Rs.25,000/- given U/s 80D for Medical Insurance Premium Paid.
An additional amount of Rs.30,000/- is available for premium paid for senior citizen.


Are You Looking for Best Insurance Adviser !!

Are You Looking for Best Insurance Adviser !!
Dear Friends !
Now a days there are lots of company who are dealing in insurance business. But who will fulfill their commitment we don't know.


Suppose we took a health plan ( medical insurance plan) but when we come to take benefit of this policy company reject our claims saying this is Pre-Existing Disease. So, they can't honour your claim.
So, before taking the health insurance we must take care of exclusions. Secondly also check the claim settlement ratio of that company.  
I am an authorize insurance adviser approved by IRDA and associated with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and Star Health And Allied Insurance Co. Ltd.

In case any help regarding Life Insurance, Health Insurance (Cashless Mediclaim), Best Child Plan, Best Plans of LIC, Tax Saving Plans (Tips), you can call me at # 9958781151.