Guaranteed Return Plans And Their Benefits

We are well aware of the hardships of making money and thus try to continuously keep saving every bit of it to fulfil the needs of our loved ones. This is why investors and other job holders keep looking for options where there are either no or very low market risks.

The people who are risk-averse and want their capital to be in safe hands should consider investing in Guaranteed Return plans. These plans keep your money free from the ups and downs of the market, give you guaranteed returns including bonus amounts and keep your mind at peace.

If you wish to invest your hard-earned money in a risk-free and safe product, go through the following benefits of guaranteed returns insurance plans. It would help you in making an informed decision.

Benefits of Guaranteed Return Insurance Plans:

Guaranteed Returns

The investments made through the guaranteed returns insurance plans are free from market risks which is why you would not put your money at risk. You would be liable to get guaranteed returns in the form of the death benefit or maturity benefit. Apart from this you would also be eligible to earn additions and bonuses, that would further enhance the payout amount.

Life Cover

Guaranteed returns insurance plans offer you life coverage protection under which, your bereaved family would be liable to receive the death benefit in case you, the policyholder, lose your life. The death benefit payable to your family can help them to sustain their financial needs and continue to fulfil their dreams even when you are not with them.

Build a Corpus

The guaranteed returns insurance policies can be used in a planned way of investment to build a corpus and fulfill your long-term goals like buying a house, car, or starting a new business. When you reach the maturity phase of your plan, you are paid a guaranteed maturity benefit by the company that can be used to fund your dreams.

Avail of Tax benefits

Take a look at the tax benefits that you can avail of when saving in guaranteed returns insurance plans:

Sections Particulars Total Tax Benefits
80C The premiums payable under guaranteed returns insurance plans are eligible for tax deductions. Up to INR 1.5 lakhs
80D On opting for a health rider under a tax saving plan, the premiums payable are eligible for a tax deduction. INR 25,000

INR 50,000 (for senior citizens)

10(10D) The maturity benefit amount along with the bonuses shall be considered tax-free if the premiums paid were not more than 10% of the sum assured. _
Death Benefit The death benefit paid to the beneficiary is always considered a tax-free amount. _

Rider benefits

Rides are additional coverage offers that you can add to your base plan to make it more efficient. There are a variety of riders available under the guaranteed returns insurance plans to enhance the scope of your policy.

Some of the most popular options are:

  • Accidental death and disablement benefit rider
  • Critical illness rider
  • Term rider
  • Surgical benefit rider
  • Terminal illness rider
  • Surgical benefit rider
  • Hospital cash rider
  • Family income rider
  • Premium waiver rider

Loan against the policy

In case of a personal or business emergency, you can take a loan against the policy. This loan is issued upon the surrender value and the company allows you to withdraw an amount up to 90% of the surrender value. This feature of the guaranteed returns insurance plans can save you when you need financial help at any point in time.

Aids in Retirement planning

Investing in the guaranteed returns insurance plans will keep your money safe, offer wealth enhancements and pay guaranteed returns at the maturity period which will act as your retirement benefit. These plans give you higher returns on your savings which is why they are recommended as the best retirement and savings plans among all.

Flexible premium options

There are a lot of options available for you to choose as to how you would like to pay your premiums. You can either pay the entire amount at once, or for a limited period, or for the whole policy term. Premiums can be paid monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, or annually as per your convenience.

Easy to buy

A range of guaranteed returns insurance plans is available online, wherein you can compare them and choose your plan in just a few minutes. Also, there are no pre-medical tests that are required while purchasing these plans, making the purchase process quick and hassle-free.


It is necessary that you align your financial goals before investing in one of these plans so that you move accordingly to fulfil that goal in the end. Estimate the funds required for the plan and choose the sum assured, the policy tenure and the mode of payment from the available options. Do try to add some riders to enhance the value of your base plan. Apart from all these points, a comparison of plans and insurance companies is a must so that you get the best-suited plan for yourself.

Sep 07, 2021
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Gayatri Prabhu, Head-Digital Business at Mahindra Insurance Brokers Limited (MIBL) is one those few digital leaders who has the width and depth that is required to execute an ROI driven holistic digital strategy. She cuts through the noise, identifies the critical levers and leads her team to successful execution of the defined strategy. Her core mantra to win new and retain existing customers is: understand the consumer behavior and craft experiences around it.

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