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Planning For Your Children’s University Education With A Limited Pay Endowment Plan

If you are serious in planning for your children’s University Education with an Endowment Plan, do you know that beside the traditional or usual types of plans that ask you to:

  • Pay For ‘X’ number of years for the same ‘X’ years of coverage term
  • Pay For ‘X-5’ number of years for ‘X’ years of coverage term plus the option to withdraw a certain percentage of the  Sum Assured for the last three years (meant as a form of using it to service the child’s first year followed by second to third year of university education)…

There’s another type of Limited Pay Endowment Plan that allows you to service like 5 years only and the plan continues to the end of the coverage term (and most importantly… the maturity return can be like 40% – 60% potentially higher than those plans mentioned above)?

If you are unaware and you are interested to know more, do continue to read on…

What You Need To Know About This Type of Limited Pay Endowment Plan

As mentioned, the main attractive feature of this type of Limited Pay Endowment Plan is that you need to service like 5 years of Premium Term and the plan continues to enjoy the insurance company’s annual bonuses till the end of the coverage term (usually in the range of 15 years and beyond)

The next attractive feature is that the returns can be potentially higher than most of the usual endowment plans, including those termed as Education Funding Plans. And this is despite the fact that the total premiums paid for this versus others are mostly the same!

How Can This Type Of Limited Pay Endowment Plan Get You Potentially Higher Return?

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The Cons Of Having Many Of The Same Policy Types

This post is a response to one of the readers who has recently posted a comment on this post. Therefore I do hope that, with this post, I can help to bring out some pointers on the cons of having the many of the same insurance policy types…

When Are There Cons To Having Too Many Of The Same Policy Types?

The existence of cons depends on the terms and conditions stated by various insurance companies. So it is always better to check with the Financial Planners representing each of them. Things worth checking out:

#1 The Maximum Amount Of Insurance Coverage

Some insurance companies tie the maximum amount of insurance coverage against Death and/or Critical Illnesses against a factor of one’s annual income. For example, some insurance companies may set 16 – 20 times of annual income as the maximum sum assured for a whole life or term insurance. So if you are earning $100,000 per year, the maximum amount of insurance coverage that you can get may be set as $2,000,000. Any amount beyond that may mean that you are over-insured and insurance companies may just pay up to that limit.

If you are thinking that it’s unfair since you have the means to pay the premiums, but do think of people who may take advantage, e.g. a person deeply in debt and unemployed but has some savings to tide him over… he decides to get a $1 million dollars term insurance to cover himself and he decides to commit suicide after a year (of which the premium paid is just a few thousands). This will be unfair to the Insurance Company and to the pool of policyholders, do you agree?

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