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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Grace Period in Life Insurance?

It is the duration that is provided to the insured to pay his premium before his policy lapse. In any mode you decide to pay your premiums, there is a due date set. If you do not pay your premiums even after the due date, then you are notified by the company. After this, the grace period sets in. If you do not pay even in the grace period, your life insurance policy will lapse and no benefits will be payable to you.

How Long is the Grace Period?

Duration of the grace period depends on the insurance company. It can range from 7 to 30 days. Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company provides a grace period of 30 days. In case of monthly policies, it is restricted to 15 days.

Your policy stays active in the grace period as well. So, if anything happens to you during the grace period, the insurance company will still be liable to pay the sum assured to your family.

What to Do After the Grace Period Ends?

If you fail to pay your premiums even after the due date, then your policy is void. You now have to revive the policy by paying penalty charges. You can revive your policy within 2-5 years of lapse of the policy.