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LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Details, Review and Calculators

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LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – All Details with Premium and Benefit and Maturity Calculators. LIC’s Bima Shree is an innovative Money back plan specially designed for ‘High End Customers’. This plan can also be called as ‘Mini Shiromani plan’ as it is designed on the basic frame work of LIC’s Jeevan Shiromani Plan. Unlike Shiromani, which is having a minimum Sum Assured of one Crore, Bima Shree is having a minimum Sum Assured of 10 lakh.

LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848), which can be defined as a non-linked, with-profits, limited premium payment, money back plan can boast of Guaranteed Additions also, which is a great feature in the current scenario of dwindling interest rates. Even though the plan is of money back type, option to defer the survival benefits offers it the flexibility of an endowment plan.  Let us have a detailed look at the plan.

LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Key features.
  • Minimum Basic Sum Assured of the plan shall be Rs. 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh).
  • Guaranteed Additions at the rate of Rs. 50 per thousand Sum Assured for the first five years and Rs. 55 per thousand Sum Assured for the remaining years of premium paying term, shall be accrued to the policy.
  • The policy shall participate in the profit of the corporation in the form of loyalty additions. Loyalty Additions shall be available at the time of exit from the policy, either due to death claim or maturity and is available after premium payment and completion of 5 full years.
  • Critical Illness Benefit coverage for fifteen specified critical illnesses available as optional rider.
  • Policy term can be opted from 14, 16, 18 and 20 years.
  • Premium paying term will be four years lesser than the term of the plan opted.
  • Survival benefits available under the plan can also be deferred, as per the wish of the policy holder, which adds to the flexibility of the plan.
  • Settlement option for 5, 10 or 15 years shall be available for maturity as well as death benefits under the plan.


LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848)
Benefits Payable
Policy Term10th Year12th Year14th Year16th Year18th Year20th Year
14 Years30 %30 %40 % + GA + LA
16 Years35 %35 %30 % + GA + LA
18 Years40 %40 %20 % + GA + LA
20 Years45 %45 %10 % + GA + LA
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Death benefits

In this plan risk will commence immediately from the date of issuance of the policy. The death benefit under the plan varies depending on the period completed.

  1. Death occur during the first 5 years of the plan – 125% of the Basic Sum Assured + Accrued guaranteed additions shall be paid.
  2. If the death occur after completion of 5 years – 125 % of Basic Sum Assured + Accrued guaranteed additions + Loyalty additions shall become payable.
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848)- Innovative Features.
Option to defer the Survival Benefits

The policy holder shall have an option to defer the ‘Survival Benefits’ and take ‘Increased Survival Benefits’ (Survival Benefits along with interest) at any time on or after the due date, during the term of the plan. Interest paid on the survival benefit shall be at annual compounded rate, applicable at the due date of the survival benefit.

Settlement Option for Maturity Benefit

Settlement option is an option to receive the Maturity benefit in instalments over a chosen period of 5, 10 or 15 years instead of the lump sum amount. The interest rates applicable for settlement option shall be fixed by the corporation from time to time.

Option to take death benefits in instalments

This option allows the nominee to receive the death claim payments also in instalments over a chosen period of 5 or 10 or 15 years as in the case of settlement option.

LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Eligibility Conditions and Restrictions.
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848)
Eligibility conditions and restrictions
Age at entry8 Years (Completed)55 Years for 14 Year term
51 Years for 16 year term
48 Years for 18 year term
45 years for 20 year term
Critical Illness (Additional Rider)1,00,00025,00,000 (Including existing policies)
Term Assurance Rider1,00,00025,00,000 (Including existing policies)
Other Important Features
Modes AvailableYearly, Half Yearly, Quarterly and Monthly(NACH and Salary deduction)
Income Tax Rebates80 C for premium paid and section 10(10D) for maturity, SB and Death Benefits.
LoanLoan available if at least two full years of premium has been paid.
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848)- Premium and Benefit Calculators

The online premium and benefit calculator for LIC’s Bima Shree (plan 848) can give you a clear idea on the premium, income tax benefits, insurance coverage, survival benefits and maturity benefits of the plan as per the parameters supplied by you. You can enter parameters as required and get complete details of the scheme in a compact chart form.

LIC Bima Shree plan 848 premium and benefit calculator

LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Accident Benefit Riders

Two types of accident benefit riders are available under this plan. Policy holder can choose only one rider out of these two riders.

  1. Accidental death and disability benefit rider : If this benefit is opted for an additional amount equal to the accident Benefit Sum Assured is payable on death due to accident. Further in case of accidental permanent disability within 180 days from the date of accident, an amount equal to Accident Benefit Sum Assured shall be paid in equal monthly instalments, spread over a period of 10 years and all future premium shall be waived. This rider is available for the complete term of the plan.
  2. Accident Benefit Rider : If this benefit is opted for and if the life assured is involved in an accident leading to death within 180 days from the date of accident, an amount equal to accident benefit sum assured is payable. This coverage is available only during the premium paying term.
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – LIC’s New Term Assurance  Rider

Term assurance rider is available as an optional rider and will provide additional coverage equal to the ‘Term Assurance Rider Sum Assured’ during the term of the plan. Maximum Term Assurance Rider Sum Assured shall be 25 lakhs including term assurance in all existing plans.

LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) – Critical Illness Benefit Rider

Unlike ‘Jeevan Shiromani’, no inbuilt critical illness benefit rider shall be available under Bima Shree. But optional critical illness benefit rider is available for the plan. On the first diagnosis of any one of the 15 specified critical illnesses, critical illness sum assured shall become payable.

List of the critical illnesses covered under this rider are given below.

  1. Cancer of Specified Severity Includes- leukemia, lymphoma and sarcoma. Excludes- tumors carcinoma in situ, benign, pre-malignant, non melanoma skin carcinoma, prostate tumors unless having gleson score > 6, thyroid cancers classified as T1N0M0, lymphotic leukaemia < RAI 3,Non invasive bladder papillary cancer classified as T1N0MO, all tumors in presence of HIV.
  2. Open Chest CABG – Excludes – Angioplasty and/or other intra arterial procedures.
  3. Myocardial Infraction(First heart attack of specific severity) – Excludes Other coronary syndrome,angina pectoris, rise in cardio biomarkers or Troponin T.
  4. Kidney failure with regular dialysis – Should be irreversible failure of both kidneys
  5. Major organ/Bone marrow Transplant recipient Includes – Heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas which has irreversible end stage failure, Human bone marrow using haematopoietic stem cells. Excludes – Other stem cell transplants.
  6. Stroke resulting in permanent symptom – Excludes – Transient ischemic attacks, traumatic injury of the brain, vascual disease affecting only the eye or optic nerve or vestibular functions.
  7. Permanent Paralysis of Limb – Loss of two limbs as a result of injury or disease or brain or spinal cord. Present for more than 3 months.
  8. Multiple sclerosis with permanent symptom – Excludes – SLE & HIV
  9. Aortic Surgery – Aorta means Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta. Excludes – Minimally invasive or intra arterial techniques.
  10. Primary(idiopathic)Pulmonary HypertensionExcludes – Pulmonary hypertension associated with lung disease, hypoventilation,thromboembolic disease, drugs and toxins diseases of left side of hear, congenital heart disease.
  11. Alzheimers Disease / Dementia – Excludes – Non organic disease such as Neurosis, psychiartic illness, alcohol related brain damage.
  12. Blindness – Loss of vision in both eyes due to accident or illness not correctable by aids or surgical procedure
  13. Third degree burns – 20 % of body scarring needed.
  14. Open Heart Replacement or repair of heart valve
  15. Benign Brain tumor – Excludes- Cysts, Granulomas, Malformation of arteris or veins of brain, Heamtomas, abscessess, pituitary tumors, tumors of skull bones, tumors of spinal cord.
LIC’s Jeevan Shiromani (Plan 847) – Example of benefits.
LIC Bima Shree plan 848 illustration of benefits
LIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848) Vs LIC’s Jeevan Shiromani (Plan 847)
FeatureLIC’s Bima Shree (Plan 848)LIC’s Jeevan Shiromani (Plan 847)
Minimum Basic Sum Assured10 LakhOne Crore
Inbuilt Critcal Illness CoverNot AvailableAvailable
Minimum period for loanafter payment of premium for 2 yearsAfter payment of one year premium and completion of one year term
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