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How can an insurance coverage coverage be revived after it lapses?

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I purchased a 10-year conventional insurance coverage coverage in 2015. I paid the premium for the primary 5 years however was not capable of pay for the final two years. Can I begin paying the premium now? Has the coverage lapsed? What occurs if I don’t pay premiums on time sooner or later?

—Name withheld on request


Insurance corporations present a grace interval of as much as 30 days from the coverage renewal date to pay the excellent premium. Beyond this, if the premium is unpaid, the coverage is taken into account to have lapsed. 

However, lapsed insurance policies might be revived. A coverage might be revived by paying the previous premiums, and extra expenses as levied by the insurer. 

Often, insurers provide you with particular schemes or campaigns to revive lapsed insurance policies. In such schemes, they’d sometimes waive any penalties or further expenses.

If you don’t want to pay premiums sooner or later, you can too give up the coverage. By now, your coverage would have acquired a give up worth.


I’m 35 years outdated and have lately purchased a time period insurance coverage coverage. I learn an article lately that mentioned  banks can lay declare to your property if there are unpaid loans—be it automobile, house, or private loans—regardless of the time period insurance coverage.  I wish to know if there may be any means to make sure that banks can not declare any quantity obtained by my nominee within the occasion of my premature dying?

—Name withheld on request


Banks or lenders might be made a beneficiary of a time period plan, provided that you assign the life insurance coverage plan to them. The means of transferring your rights to a different particular person or entity is termed an “project”. 

The project is frequent for big mortgage quantities, the place you, as a policyholder, assign your life insurance coverage coverage to the financial institution(s). However, within the absence of an project, the financial institution can declare its proper on the proceeds solely by means of the courts by attaching your property to get better the mortgage.

As for a married lady, the quantity might be secured from monetary collectors by shopping for the coverage below the Married Women Protection Act. Proceeds arising from such insurance policies would then belong solely to the spouse.


Abhishek Bondia is principal officer and managing director,

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