What are group insurance plans?
Group insurance plans offer insurance cover to members of a group. They can either be members of a specific society, employees of a company, or a group of loan borrowers. Tata AIA Life Insurance group insurance plans extend a myriad of benefits to employer-employee groups, and non employer-employee groups. Members of these groups can get pure term, superannuation, gratuity, and loan cover among others.
For instance, lending institutions can protect the money they lend to borrowers by purchasing credit life insurance plans, which removes the burden of outstanding debts from the shoulders of the borrowers’ families, in the event of their untimely demise. Similarly, employers can ensure the financial well-being of the families of their employees by purchasing group term insurance plans. It also helps employers retain their workforce, while meeting the statutory obligations via group insurance plans.
What are the benefits of group insurance plans?
Group insurance solutions benefit a variety of groups like employer-employee groups, non-employer-employee groups, and groups of loan borrowers from a common lender.
Benefits for employer-employee groups:
By purchasing group insurance, employers can ensure the financial security and well-being of their employees’ families. This is generally seen as a good practice, which motivates the employees, and increases employee satisfaction. Employers can also meet their statutory obligations by purchasing group insurance, while the premium paid by them can be treated as a business expense. This enables the employer to claim tax deductions.
The employees can also avail tax benefits on the premiums paid, while the funds they invest in are managed by experts.
Benefits for non employer-employee groups:
By purchasing group insurance, members of such groups can avail life cover, while credit life insurance plans provide cover against outstanding debts to the borrowers.
How do these group insurance plans work?
Group insurance policies can be purchased by either employer-employee groups, or non employer-employee groups, in order to ensure the financial well-being of the members’ families.
The non employer-employee groups can include members of a specific society, or can include borrowers from a common lender. Hence, such groups need to have a purpose of existence. Group insurance plans will also have a Master Policyholder, who will serve as the central administrator, and will act on behalf of the members of the group.
Can individuals purchase group insurance plans?
Individuals cannot purchase group insurance plans. In order to avail the benefits of a group insurance policy, one has to be a part of a specific group