ULIP Charges & Fees Explained

ULIP Charges and Fees


ULIP Charges and Fees

In a ULIP, the full amount of premium paid is not allocated to purchase units. Insurers allot units on the portion of the premium remaining after providing for various charges, fees and deductions.

However the quantum of premium used to purchase units varies from product to product.

The total monetary value of the units allocated is invariably less than the amount of premium paid because the charges are first deducted from the premium collected and the remaining amount is used for allocating units.

ULIPs offered by different insurers have different charge structures.

Unlike conventional traditional products charges are segregated in ULIP & thus made known to the customer.

On each business day and for each investment fund, the insurance company determines the unit price by dividing the net asset value (NAV) of the investment fund at the valuation time by the number of units in existence for the investment fund in question. The NAV is determined based on whether they are purchasing (appropriation price) or selling (expropriation price) assets in order to meet the daily transactions of unit allocation or redemption associated with the investment fund.

ULIPs offered by different insurers have varying charge structures. Broadly, the different types of fees and charges are given below. However it may be noted that insurers have the right to revise fees and charges over a period of time.

  • Premium Allocation Charge
    This is a percentage of the premium appropriated towards charges before allocating the units under the policy. This charge normally includes initial and renewal expenses
  • Mortality Charges
    These are charges to provide for the cost of insurance coverage under the plan. Mortality charges depend on number of factors such as age, amount of coverage, health status etc.
  • Fund Management Fees
    These are fees charged for management of the fund(s) and are deducted before arriving at the Net Asset Value (NAV).
  • Policy/ Administration Charges
    These are the fees for administration of the plan and levied by cancellation of units. This could be flat throughout the policy term or vary at a pre-determined rate.
  • Surrender Charges
    A surrender charge may be charged if in case premature partial or full encashment of units is opted for (wherever applicable), as mentioned in the policy conditions.
  • Fund Switching Charge
    Generally a limited number of fund switches may be allowed each year without charge, with subsequent switches, subject to a charge.
  • Service Tax Deductions
    Before allotment of the units the applicable service tax is deducted from the risk portion of the premium.

Please Note: Portion of the premium after deducting for all charges and premium for risk cover is utilized for purchasing units!!!

Before you take a Unit Linked Insurance Plan, you should learn about the charges applicatble. You can know the charges applicable on your ULIP through following -

  • Sales benefit illustration : A sales benefit illustration illustrates various charges, year by year, for the term of the plan so that you know exactly how much money is deducted as charges & what is invested.
  • Brochure : A brochures informs you about the various charges & their purpose applicable on your policy.
  • Advisor : You should enquire your advisor about all the charge applicable on your policy.

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