Kotak Ace Investment
Kotak Ace Investment is a unit-linked life insurance plan which has been designed with the objective of wealth creation in addition to providing a life insurance cover. The life cover ensures the well-being of the family at a time when the life insured is not alive to personally take care of them. The plan offers 7 investment fund options, each of which invests in equities, debt and money markets in different proportions to suit the risk appetite of different investors. This plan also offers a choice of 3 investment strategies along with convenient payment options ensuring efficient wealth creation.
Kotak Ace Investment – Key Features
7 Investment Funds:The plan offers a choice of 7 funds for investment purposes. These funds invest in equities, debt and money markets in different proportions and therefore have a unique risk-return profile – secure, conservative, moderate and aggressive.
Classic Opportunities Fund
Frontline Equity Fund
Dynamic Bond Fund
Dynamic Floating Rate Fund
Dynamic Gilt Fund
Money Market Fund
3 Investment Strategies:The plan gives a choice of 3 investment strategies to build a substantial corpus. These strategies help get the best returns by determining the investment horizon.
Self Managed Strategy: This strategy allows the policyholder to manage investments on his/ her own
Age Based Strategy: This strategy is suitable for those who do not have the time or the financial expertise to manage their investments. In this strategy, the investment allocation is skewed towards equities in early stages of life and subsequently shifts to debt in the later stages. The underlying principle is that risk appetite of a person is higher when he/ she is young and that it diminishes with age. Allocation is based on the risk appetite of the policyholder – aggressive, moderate and conservative, and funds are invested between Classic Opportunities Fund and Dynamic Bond Fund.
Systematic Switching Strategy (SSS): This strategy allows one to avail the benefit of investment in equities in a systematic manner. In this strategy, some or all the funds are invested in the Money Market Fund and a pre-defined amount is automatically transferred at the beginning of every month into Classic Opportunities Fund or Frontline Equity Fund based on the selection made.
Choice of Policy Term: The plan offers 5 term options to suit the needs of the policyholder – 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years
Convenient Premium Payment Options: Insurance premium can either be paid for the duration of the policy term under the Regular Pay option or for a short period under the Limited Pay option
Multiple Premium Payment Modes: Insurance premium can be paid in one of 4 available frequencies, namely, annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly. However, quarterly and monthly mode of premium payment is not available under the Systematic Switching Strategy.
Top-Up Premiums: The investment contribution can be increased by paying top-up premium when surplus money is available
Additional Protection:The protection under the base plan can be increased by opting for optional riders by paying nominal additional premiums.
Kotak Accidental Death Benefit Rider (Linked): In the event of the death of the life insured due to an accident, the rider pays the Rider Sum Assured in addition to the Death Benefit
Kotak Permanent Disability Benefit Rider (Linked): In the event of total and permanent disability of the life insured as a result of an accident, the rider pays the Rider Sum Assured and the base policy continues
Kotak Ace Investment – Product Specifications
Kotak Ace Investment – Policy Details
The insurance company provides a grace period from the due date for payment of unpaid insurance premiums. This period is 30 days for annual, semi-annual and quarterly modes and 15 days for the monthly mode.
If the insurance premium is not paid within the grace period, the insurance company sends a notice to the policyholder in the next 15 days to either revive the policy within 2 years, terminate the policy without any risk cover or convert the policy into paid-up with reduced paid-up Basic Sum Assured. The notice period ends 30 days after the receipt of notice by the policyholder.