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ULIP As An Investment For Your Child

ULIP as an Investment

Unit Linked Insurance Plans (ULIPs) are among the most preferred plans because of its dual benefits: not only do they provide favourable market-linked returns, but also provide financial security to your family by providing life insurance. To put it simply, ULIP is both an investment and a life insurance plan. But did you know that ULIPs can also help you secure the future of your child? A ULIP based child plan can help you to provide for the cost of your child’s education, and in the case of any unfortunate eventuality your child will receive either a lump sum or regular payments, as per the terms of the policy. What’s more, some ULIP based child plans also come with the option of waiver of premium, in the case of a policyholder's sudden demise. This means that children can receive regular payments to fund their education.

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ULIP can help you meet the cost of your child’s education: Every parent wants their child to receive the best education, be it at national educational institutions of repute, or prestigious foreign universities. But, funding for these reputed educational institutes cannot be just met by savings. You require a huge corpus of funds to meet the cost of education. For instance, if you want your child to go to the USA for higher education, you have to factor in a wide slew of costs. Apart from the tuition fees and cost of living expenses, you have to consider the education inflation and foreign exchange rate movement. Come to think of it, the costs might seem demotivating. But if you start an early investment in a Child based ULIP, it will help you to have sufficient funds for your child’s education.

ULIP as an Investment

ULIP can help you meet the child’s immediate and future financial requirements: A ULIP will also act as a life insurance plan, thereby ensuring that in the case of any unfortunate eventuality, your child’s financial requirements are met. If your child is in the midst of an educational course, there will be no shortage of funds. Even the child’s life stage goals, like marriage can be funded by the death/ disability benefit - in the form of sum assured - provided by the ULIP. Some ULIPs also provide for waiver of premium, in the case of your unfortunate demise/disability. This means that the policy continues with all benefits, and all future premiums are funded by the insurance company. In this case, the fund value will be paid on maturity.

Feature and benefits of child based ULIPs: Now you can start planning long-term for the future of your child by investing in a ULIP. This investment plan is equipped with the following features and benefits:

  • Investment in a diversified portfolio: ULIPs come with the unique advantage of investing your funds in a diversified portfolio comprising equity investments in small cap, mid cap and large cap companies. This will enable maximum capital appreciation to build a bright future for your child.
  • Fund switching option: What if your funds investment in a particular segment is not providing the desired returns? ULIPs allow the option of fund switching, where you can switch your funds from one investment to another, as per the policy rules.
  • Premium redirection and modification in the sum assured: In sync with the changing needs of your child’s future, you can modify the allocations of future premiums. Typically, this is allowed once in a policy year, and is applicable subsequently. If you want to increase or decrease the sum assured in the policy, this feature is also available, typically from the sixth policy year onwards, provided all your premiums are paid. The maximum number of times for modifying the sum assured, within a policy term, is capped.
  • Partial withdrawal of funds: What if you require sudden funds for your child? ULIPs also provide the option of partial withdrawal, where depending upon the policy terms, you are allowed to withdraw a minimum and maximum amount, usually from the sixth policy year onwards.
  • Auto fund rebalancing: Once you indicate your investment preference, the option of auto fund rebalancing ensures that your investments are unaffected by market movements.
  • Safety switch option: You can use this option to boost your returns. Here, you can move your investments from high-risk to low-risk funds, typically during the last four years of the policy, in a systematic manner.

Conclusion: Thus, you can invest in a ULIP to secure the financial future of your child. You must always select the best ULIPto get maximum benefits. You can zero in on the Canara HSBC Life Insurance Invest 4G plan, a protection and savings oriented ULIP. Along with favourable returns on your investment and life insurance, this plan allows you to save for your dreams and life goals. The loyalty additions and wealth boosters in this plan further multiply your savings.

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